Sport vs. Standard TRX4: Traxxas TRX4 Sport 1/10 RC Trail Truck

Sport vs. Standard TRX4: Traxxas TRX4 Sport 1/10 RC Trail Truck

Today we are going to take a look at the brand
new TRX4 Sport from Traxxas, this is probably the most performance driven TRX4 to date. So in this video we are going to check out
some of the changes with what makes this truck unique. We will look at some of the similarities amongst
the line and then we are going to go outside and drive it. Alright here it is, this is the TRX4 Sport. Now it is a 312 millimeter wheel based truck
its about 10th scale is uses brushed electronics of course it is electric and it is fully ready-to-run
out of the box. It comes assembled, you will need to supply
your own battery pack, battery charger and then four AA batteries for the transmitter. So first things first the TRX4 Sport uses
an entirely new body this is a fully Lexan body. There are no wheel wells attached to the body
as well as no wheel wells attached to the chassis. This body is avaliable in blue or red and
it does have some scale stickers on here. We have some door handles and then some kind
of windshield wipers, on this side we have a gas cap, there’s some bent lighter in here
and also included in the box are black fenders that we can put over the fenders here on the
body to make that pop just a little bit more. In terms of scale details this body has been
kept pretty minimalistic to just keep it lightweight. Moving into the chassis this platform looks
very familiar if you are already aware of the TRX4 line we used the same battery tray
with the battery brace here that is adjustable to accommodate different thicknesses of LiPos. We have the same body mount system, the same
side skirts. We are using the same waterproof receiver
box, our ESC upfront is the 2075x the same used on all of the other models, as well as
the motor it’s the 550 21t brushed Traxxas Motor. Our ESC is the XL5 HV ESC this is of course
compatible with 2 or 3 cell LiPo batteries. Some other similarities with the TRX4 Sport
are our aluminum threaded body shocks. We have the same 1.9 Canyon Tires we are using
the same link configuration underneath which uses steel links this is a 4 link in the rear
with a 3 link panhard setup in the front. We are using the same portal axles, front
and rears we’ve seen on all TRX4 models that is probably one of the staples that defines
this truck. Some other similarities are going to be our
driveshafts, our skid plate, our transmission housing, our bumper mounts, the front link
assembly and the front link and panhard assembly. It is all going to be the same as the other
TRX4 models. So with so much of the truck being the same,
what are the differences? Well we mentioned that the transmission housing
is the same as the original and it is but instead of there being a two-speed transmission
now it is a single speed transmission. Internally it’s just been configured differently
to be at a gearing in between the first and second gear on the original transmission and
now since it is a single speed we no longer have that extra weight of that micro servo
in the chassis, we’ve reduced some weight and made it a little bit simpler by taking
out the adjustability, another huge difference with the sport is going to be in these portal
axles. On the other TRX4 trucks internally in the
axles was a fully complete differential with internal gears it’s a very good system when
you need working differential but it adds weight. Traxxas has removed those adjustable diffs
and added a very simple lightweight locker in each of the front and rear axles. So now with those front and rear axles now
being adjustable we no longer have the weight of two more micro servos being planted on
the chassis. As a side note if you are worried about the
two speed and the locking diffs being taken away Traxxas will provide optionally a two
speed kit to turn that back into a two speed and then of course with the differentials
they will offer optionally adjustable locking and opening differentials so you can outfit
this truck to make it more like the original. Some other little changes we’ve seen on the
sport truck are gonna include little aesthetic difference like these brand new black wheels. These are new for the TRX4 and they look pretty
dang good. Some other little bling bling features are
going to include the red toe hooks and our red diff locker here as well as the rear end
we have some hooks and that red locker. Another really big change in terms of performance
for the sport are going to be the new bumpers the’ve been redesigned to allow the truck
to have a steeper approach angle when trying to climb objects or coming down off of objects. So essentially it has to do with the contact
point at the tire and then the bumper. So if we are looking at something steep like
if this is a hill we are trying to climb up we have a better approach angle because of
these updated bumpers which provide an approach angle of 58.82 degrees. One last thing before we go outside and drive
this truck because of the differentials and the transmission are no longer adjustable
and this platform no longer uses those three micro servos we now have a different transmitter. It’s a two channel TQ transmitter with only
a set button up top and a steering trim so there is no longer the cruise control function
with the sport. Alright guys there you have it, that was the
TRX4 Sport out in the wild driving around and performance is much improved, the lightweight
body really helps out when you’re side hilling the truck stayed planted much better and it
rolled over a lot less. Climbing and descending was much improved
with our new approach angles really being able to kind of hit more steeper stuff right
off the back without much restrictions and then with climbing also the truck had little
to no tendency to want to fully roll backwards unless the terrain was really steep so the
performance was much better. If you guys have any questions on this TRX4
Sport please go ahead and leave that down below and if you want more info on this model
or any of the TRX4 models we will have links down below for you as well. My name is Brett with AMain Hobbies thanks
for watching.

63 thoughts on “Sport vs. Standard TRX4: Traxxas TRX4 Sport 1/10 RC Trail Truck”

  1. Would like to see the day where body mounts with clips completely went away in RC. Particularly for crawlers. Either do a Velcro system like the Redcat gen 7 pro did or shoot use a clip system like the Traxxas Xmaxx does. There are options.

  2. I don’t have any version TRX, for some reason I just can’t talk myself into trail/crawlers. Can’t do it. My UDR is about as close as I’ll ever get

  3. Thank you for turning your spoken audio up over that annoying background music.. nice review.. i was curious on the difference since i wanted to buy one.. but now im still debating … Hobao DC-1 or Trx-4…

  4. I pre-ordered mine almost a month ago. First thing that's gonna go is that cheap transmitter. It has much less adjustments than what other manufacturers give you with their RTRs.

  5. Overpriced…otherwise it's a decent truck. I'll stick with MST as much cheaper and plastics are better. Not the part support, but overall much better deal.

  6. Wicked review Brett! Informative & interesting, thanks for taking the time & doing a great job. Still really liking the Hoboa DC1 better but taking a hard look at this as well for the next store bought rig

  7. Sick video man that would be the best review I have seen on that truck. Also if you subscribe to my channel I will subscribe back thanks.

  8. It's been a long time. Keep up the great work A-Main. Great memories at the indoor track.

  9. 😊👍Cool! Great review and showcase, I have mine on order with you guy's and I will be featuring it on my channel when it gets here!

  10. As horizon hobbies was looking to buy tower hobbies and well,Axial Racing. I sold my favorite jeep 2000 xj rtr, and decided since Traxxas had started lowering some of the rtr price tags, that I was going to do a brand name swap. Back to Traxxas. I love the original AR44 Axles!! And have no use for the newer AR44 one piece Axles!!! I always look at the performance side of scale trail and rock crawling first! So I am thinking this new Sport could possibly replace my jeep 2000 xj rtr, out on the serious rock lines. Or at least I hope this can be made to hold its own against the Deuce rtr. I will find out!!! And thanks for sharing this with us!!! 😉

  11. the approach angle for the trx4 bronco is 63* this is only 58* correct me if i am wrong but the higher the number the better the approach angle?

  12. I absolutely love my sport and I abuse mine and haven't broken a single part, I even ran a 3930kv brushless in it for a while but I out the stick set up back in for the low speed crawling. I run 3s only and on crawler mode can pop wheelies in forward and reverse lol just go full speed and slam it in reverse and do a long reverse wheelie. Oh and before anyone complains I'm breaking it I know how to drive I have a granite on a 5200kv on 3s on stock plastic inputs and haven't stripped anything so i have trottle control. The thing with the trx4 is it's built like a tank it can handle abuse I let everyone drive it and abuse it and I took all my diffs and transmission apart today to check it and put new grease and they were perfect literally like I never drove it it's crazy what this drivetrain can handle the only plastic gear on the thing is the spur.

  13. Man you should stop talking about the weight reduction from the sub-micro servos and locking diffs like it was planned.. All of those is what made the Premium TRX4 more exciting and that minimum weight was beneficial. The EXCESSIVE weight came from the original Land Rover and Tactical unit bodies which were too heavy… The Bronco version its the best sweet spot while the Sport is a stripped down version to make it affordable, That was the main point… MONEY! not to be "Performance Oriented"… Replace the Land Rover body on the Premium TRX4 and it will walk all over the Sport Model.

  14. Beside printing out the TRXS4 Sport Assembly Manual located on the Traxxis website, also printing out the TRX4 Model 82016-4 Assembly Manual for the unassembled kit is a huge help when working on the drivetrain.  This second manual shows how all the different TRX4 vehicles are initially assembled from just parts.  It is a great guide for working on the more complex systems of our TRX4/TRX4 Sport kits.  And the available Exploded Views of the drivetrain help too.

  15. The suspension looks kind of stiff. I saw all these crawler videos with their trucks articulating like crazy.

  16. Lol great marketing angle cheaper body….less features I know call it lightweight! Other than the bumbers just looks like a cheaper trx4 to me the manual crank windows version

  17. I like Traxxas, but as for a crawler, that suspension is terribly stiff, and theres at least 2 trucks that are far better at cheaper. The scx10, and the cr12 neither ate traxxas of course, but $ for performance, and the face the $ is less with better performance, sadly I have to step away from traxxas.

    Love the video, fairly informative.

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