We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]

We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]

Of all the mods you can make to an off-roader, replacing the wheels and tires with tank treads or “tracks” is easily the wildest. If you’ve been thinking about a set for your TRX-4, good news: you can skip figuring out which universal-fit aftermarket offering will work best and just get an official Traxxas solution with the new All-Terrain Traxx set. It’s a complete set of four track units all in one box designed just for the TRX-4 models: Ford Bronco, Chevy Blazer, Tactical Unit, Land Rover Defender, and Sport. I installed the setup on my own Sport, let’s take a look.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]

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RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
Find this box at the hobby store and be ready to plunk down $229 (maybe a little less) for the #8880 Traxx All-Terrain Track Set.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
The tracks are packed in a fitted styrofoam tray that’s meant to be reused for storing the tracks when not installed.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
The Tension wheels are fixed, and as the name implies, they set the tightness of the track belt. The spacing between the forward-most pairs of wheels can be adjusted to tighten the belt if they loosen with use. The Road wheels can pivot and are suspended on a spring-loaded arm.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
The track units are ruggedly built, with thick plastics and a heavy rubber tread. The front units weigh 13.2 oz. (374g) each, while the rears hit the scale at 13.7 oz.(387g) apiece. Subtract the weight of the TRX-4’s stock wheels and tires (1 lb., 4.8 oz., 462g), and the tracks represent a total weight increase of 2 lb., 5.4 oz. (1060g)

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
Here’s the backside of the track, revealing the socket in the stub axle for the drive hex. The stub axle spins on two sealed bearings, a huge 20x32mm bearing in the rear and a 17x26mm in front. The tension wheels and road wheels get 5×11 bronze bushings, but that’s not a skimp; Traxxas says ball bearings in this application proved susceptible to contamination in use, and required a lot of attention to keep rust at bay. The bushings are goof-proof.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
Each track unit has a rotation-limiting bracket that connects to the portal housing, with a plastic-body shock providing damping so the tracks don’t clunk back and forth in use.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
I colored the bracket in this installed view so you could see how it attaches to the portal housing. Without the extra color, you’d have a hard time telling the bracket wasn’t molded into the housing. Very factory.RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
In addition to all the benefits of basically turning your TRX-4 into a tank, the tracks also give the truck a significant chassis lift and ground-clearance boost.

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]
Whoops, I forgot to get a beauty shot while the truck and tracks were clean. “Oh well.” Here they are, a little dirty.

So, what do we think about the TRX-4 All-Terrain Traxx? Read the full review on BOOST!

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]

 

RC Car Action - RC Cars & Trucks | We Drive Traxxas’ TRX-4 All-Terrain TRAXX! [VIDEO]

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