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New shell on the TRX-4 chassis

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Custom-Painted Chevrolet Blazer Body
Scale details: grill, chrome bumpers, side mirrors, door handles, and wipers
LED-ready headlights and tail lights
Tinted windows
Authentic decal sheet
Full Nylon composite wheel wells and floor pans

Trail-tuned XL-5 HV Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Fully waterproof design
Five drive profiles
Sport Mode — forward / brake / reverse
Race Mode — forward / brake / no reverse
Training Mode™ — 50% forward / 100% brake / 50% reverse (patented)
Trail Mode — forward / brake / reverse / with trail-tuned drag brake in neutral
Crawl Mode — forward / instant reverse - no neutral with 100% hill holding brake
Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
Large, efficient heat sink
Wide voltage latitude 6–7 cell NiMH (7.2–8.4V) and 2–3s LiPo (7.4–11.1V)
Two stage low voltage protection (LVD)

Motor
Powerful Titan™ 21T reverse rotation motor with internal cooling fan
Precision, preset gear mesh adjustments
Motor retention separate from gear mesh

Portal Axles
Increase ground clearance
Eliminate torque twist
Steel gears
Improve axle geometry and reduce strain on driveshafts

Rigid Steel Frame
1.5mm thick steel frame rails increase torsional rigidity
Innovative design allows four wheelbase positions (300mm, 312mm, 324mm, 336mm)
Adjustable rear shock tower positions for SWB and LWB configurations
Bumpers adjust fore and aft
Rugged rock rails adjust for width
Wire routing clips integrated into frame rails

Drivetrain
Full-time shaft driven 4-wheel drive
Tough 6mm stub axles
Steel front CV driveshafts
Hardened steel rear axle shafts
Remote locking steel gear differentials with cable-actuation
Steel gear transfer case

Innovative Battery Compartment
Hinged battery strap allows quick and easy battery access
No pins to lose
Accommodates different height batteries
Accepts full-size long battery packs
Integrated compartment accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)
Secondary front battery tray accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)

Transmission
Two speed high/low range with remote shifting
Dual horizontal shafts
Twin friction plate slipper clutch
Easily removed for servicing

Steering
Chassis mounted 2075X metal gear digital servo
Superior 45° steering angle
Direct steering (no servo saver)
Steering geometry corrected for bump steer

Suspension
Front — 3 link with panhard
Rear — Triangulated 4 link
Heavy-duty rod ends with steel hollow balls
5mm diameter steel link rods with 4mm threaded ends

Aluminium GTS Shocks
Oil-filled coilover GTS shocks exclusive to TRX-4 chassis
Silver-anodized aluminium bodies
Threaded bodies with collars easily adjust ride height
Silky smooth damping for the toughest trails
O-ring cap seal and dual X-ring shaft seals

Wheels and Tires
Replica chrome Rally wheels with hub inserts
Pre-mounted 1.9” Canyon Trail tires with trail-tuned foam inserts
Trail tuned S1 rubber compound
12mm steel hex

Transmitter
TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter
Traxxas Link enabled
Telemetry ready #6533 5-channel micro receiver with failsafe
Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link enabled models
Exclusive Cruise Control feature for extended trail driving
Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
Adjustable steering and throttle endpoints
High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control

Patented O-ring sealed watertight receiver box keeps the micro receiver dry
Sealed Ball Bearings
Hex hardware with rust-resistant black oxide coating

 

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Saw this out of the box in person at my LHS yesterday, and it's really nice.  The wheels and hubs are really scale looking.  I hate to admit it, but Traxxas is really killing it these days.

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1 hour ago, 78Triumph said:

Saw this out of the box in person at my LHS yesterday, and it's really nice.  The wheels and hubs are really scale looking.  I hate to admit it, but Traxxas is really killing it these days.

Agreed! The wheels and hubs are spot-on!

In fact, if you lower it a bit and put in on scale-sized road tires (as opposed to the 35+ scale inch swampers it's on out of the box) you'd be hard-pressed to tell this from the real thing when photographed correctly.

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There are a few minor nits to pick:

Wheel arches are too large (and rears are too far back)

Front hubs should have the locking switch in the middle instead of the "4x4" logo

No bolts in the front bumper

Windshield/A-pillars/front door windows look too flat and "lexan-y"

If you're going to go to this amount of trouble to detail it, figure out a way to mount the body besides traditional posts

...but overall, not bad. The grille and the roofline aren't distorted like the RC4WD one, at least.

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8 hours ago, TWINSET said:

New shell on the TRX-4 chassis

82076-4-Blazer-intro.png

 

Custom-Painted Chevrolet Blazer Body
Scale details: grill, chrome bumpers, side mirrors, door handles, and wipers
LED-ready headlights and tail lights
Tinted windows
Authentic decal sheet
Full Nylon composite wheel wells and floor pans

Trail-tuned XL-5 HV Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Fully waterproof design
Five drive profiles
Sport Mode — forward / brake / reverse
Race Mode — forward / brake / no reverse
Training Mode™ — 50% forward / 100% brake / 50% reverse (patented)
Trail Mode — forward / brake / reverse / with trail-tuned drag brake in neutral
Crawl Mode — forward / instant reverse - no neutral with 100% hill holding brake
Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
Large, efficient heat sink
Wide voltage latitude 6–7 cell NiMH (7.2–8.4V) and 2–3s LiPo (7.4–11.1V)
Two stage low voltage protection (LVD)

Motor
Powerful Titan™ 21T reverse rotation motor with internal cooling fan
Precision, preset gear mesh adjustments
Motor retention separate from gear mesh

Portal Axles
Increase ground clearance
Eliminate torque twist
Steel gears
Improve axle geometry and reduce strain on driveshafts

Rigid Steel Frame
1.5mm thick steel frame rails increase torsional rigidity
Innovative design allows four wheelbase positions (300mm, 312mm, 324mm, 336mm)
Adjustable rear shock tower positions for SWB and LWB configurations
Bumpers adjust fore and aft
Rugged rock rails adjust for width
Wire routing clips integrated into frame rails

Drivetrain
Full-time shaft driven 4-wheel drive
Tough 6mm stub axles
Steel front CV driveshafts
Hardened steel rear axle shafts
Remote locking steel gear differentials with cable-actuation
Steel gear transfer case

Innovative Battery Compartment
Hinged battery strap allows quick and easy battery access
No pins to lose
Accommodates different height batteries
Accepts full-size long battery packs
Integrated compartment accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)
Secondary front battery tray accepts smaller 1/16 scale batteries (with optional strap)

Transmission
Two speed high/low range with remote shifting
Dual horizontal shafts
Twin friction plate slipper clutch
Easily removed for servicing

Steering
Chassis mounted 2075X metal gear digital servo
Superior 45° steering angle
Direct steering (no servo saver)
Steering geometry corrected for bump steer

Suspension
Front — 3 link with panhard
Rear — Triangulated 4 link
Heavy-duty rod ends with steel hollow balls
5mm diameter steel link rods with 4mm threaded ends

Aluminium GTS Shocks
Oil-filled coilover GTS shocks exclusive to TRX-4 chassis
Silver-anodized aluminium bodies
Threaded bodies with collars easily adjust ride height
Silky smooth damping for the toughest trails
O-ring cap seal and dual X-ring shaft seals

Wheels and Tires
Replica chrome Rally wheels with hub inserts
Pre-mounted 1.9” Canyon Trail tires with trail-tuned foam inserts
Trail tuned S1 rubber compound
12mm steel hex

Transmitter
TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter
Traxxas Link enabled
Telemetry ready #6533 5-channel micro receiver with failsafe
Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link enabled models
Exclusive Cruise Control feature for extended trail driving
Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
Adjustable steering and throttle endpoints
High 13ms frame rate and near-zero latency for responsive control

Patented O-ring sealed watertight receiver box keeps the micro receiver dry
Sealed Ball Bearings
Hex hardware with rust-resistant black oxide coating

Cool truck and that's a lot of stats!

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Well, its not a Blazing Blazer, but it sure is tempting. Between Traxxas kits possibly resurfacing and this frankly, pretty awesome, TRX-4, they sure are killin' it lately. I think its great that the company is finally branching back out from their previous hard-line status quo of faster Faster FASTER! and more extreme Extreme EXTREME! marketing tactics (not that its not cool to see something as incredible as the X-Maxx out rolling around).

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On 3/9/2019 at 3:43 AM, markbt73 said:

Wheel arches are too large (and rears are too far back)

In the side profile shots the rears dont look so bad, I think it is because of how proud they sit in the 3/4 shot giving the impression they are further back than they are

https://imgur.com/a/BnQer7g.jpg

 

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Yeah, that's not as far off as I thought, but...

k5-blazer-silverado-all-new-2.jpg

It's a good effort, especially from Traxxas, but it could be better. If you could take the front clip and door window shape from this one and graft it onto the RC4WD body, you'd be pretty much there.

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