While these were teased at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in late January, Traxxas had been remarkably silent on these show-stoppers until yesterday, when Traxxas announced not only the part number and price, but that they were in fact shipping now! Here’s what Traxxas had to say in the press release:
New all-terrain Traxx™ provides the most significant traction upgrade you can make to the TRX-4. The TRX-4 already has a go-anywhere attitude and the gear to match, but installing a set of Traxx yields a machine that feels practically unstoppable on virtually any terrain. The enormous contact patch and grippy treads shrug off the deepest mud and float across deep sand. Traxx raises the portal axles even higher (over 16mm!) for increased ground clearance that lets you straddle huge obstacles on the trail.
Each Traxx drive unit is engineered for rugged, yet smooth performance. An adjustable tension wheel keeps the treads tight while suspended road wheels allow the tread to conform to surface irregularities for maximum traction. Oil-filled dampers on each drive unit control rotational movements to help keep the tread glued to the surface. The rear Traxx drive units are longer to allow climbing steeper grades with authority.
Unlike tires with foam inserts, Traxx won't absorb water no matter how wet they get. Hardened steel stub axles, rubber-sealed ball bearings for the main drive wheels, and self-lubricating metal bushings everywhere else provide carefree all-weather fun. Best of all, they come pre-assembled and mount to any TRX-4 in just minutes.
The Traxx are sold in a set of four and will sell for $199.99. Traxxas recommends TRX-4 owners upgrade to the 2255 steering servo and high-output BEC (2262) to get the most out of the Traxx, as well as installing the Long Arm Lift Kit to gain ground clearance and minimize body trimming. Additionally, Traxxas recommends using only low gear on TRX-4s equipped with the two-speed transmission and keeping the front and rear differentials locked in you have the remotely-lockable diffs.
Look for these to hit the shelf next week. If you want to guarantee your set, stop in and we’ll order some special just for you!