The Rustler 4X4 VXL is a hard-charging wheelie machine that captures the speed and classic style of the number-one-selling Rustler and injects it with brutal 4-wheel drive performance, increased durability, and even more fun! Bury the throttle and the Rustler 4X4 launches its front wheels skyward as it shreds the ground underneath.
Beneath the sleek clipless body, the heavy duty driveline delivers extreme Velineon brushless horsepower. The larger Talon EXT wheels and tires provide versatility and grip for any terrain, from backyard trails to concrete skate parks. Rustler 4X4 VXL destroys convention to become the new performance and fun standard for 4x4 stadium trucks!
Updated Chassis The low-CG chassis positions the weight low for aggressive handling. The wheelbase has been lengthened 20mm for the perfect balance of stability and quick response. Brushless Velineon power flows through a larger Revo®-Spec slipper clutch and new extreme heavy-duty driveshafts to ensure performance and strength.
The Rustler 4X4 VXL uses Traxxas’ patented Self-Righting feature to keep the fun going, even when you get carried away with the wheelies or land that big trick upside down. Simply press a button on the TQi transmitter and, in most circumstances, the Rustler 4X4 VXL will be back on its wheels in just seconds and ready for more action!
Clipless Body Mounting
Similar to the flagship E-Revo, the Rustler 4X4 VXL uses a clipless body latching system for secure mounting and fast, one-handed removal and installation. The sleek, aerodynamic body features a rugged internal structure and external rollover protection for long life and Traxxas-Tough™ durability.
Velineon 3500 Motor
Waterproof Receiver Box
5-Channel Receiver with Failsafe
Talon EXT 2.8" Tires & Black Chrome Wheels
Progressive Rate Springs
Single Screw Motor Access
Digital High-Torque Waterproof Steering Servo
Revo-Spec Oil-Filled Differentials
Updated Front & Rear Bumpers
Updated Heavy-Duty Composite Arms
Extruded Aluminum Driveshaft
Extreme Heavy-Duty Driveshafts
Optimum-Geometry Steering with Integrated Servo Saver
Heavy-Duty 32-Pitch Gears
Heavy-Duty 4mm Turnbuckles
Updated Prographix Body
Functional Rear Wing
Secure Body Latch
Improved Battery Hold-Down
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Length: 18.78 inches (477mm)
Width: 12.94 inches (329mm)
Ground Clearance: 1.1 inches (27mm)
Weight: 5.12lbs (2.32 kg)
Height: 6.35 inches (161mm)
Wheelbase: 11.62 inches (295mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XX-Long
Tires (pre-glued): 4.5” x 2.3” (114mm x 58mm) Talon™ EXT
Wheels: 2.8 inches (71mm) Black Chrome
Speed Control: VXL-3s™
Motor (electric): Velineon® 3500 Brushless
Transmission: Single speed
Overall Drive Ratio: 13.97:1
Differentials: Sealed, 2-gear
Chassis Structure / Material: Composite tub
Brake Type: Electronic
Drive System: Shaft driven 4WD
Steering: Bellcrank with integrated servo saver
Radio System: TQi™ 2.4GHz 2-ch transmitter with TRA6533 TSM receiver
Servo: Waterproof #2075 Top Speed (optional gearing): 65+ mph with 3-cell LiPo and 20/54 gearing
Skill Level: 1
Battery Compartment: 143mm x 50mm x 25mm *42mm with optional battery strap (included)
Needed To Complete:
2S or 3S LiPo Battery w/Traxxas Connector
Compatible Battery Charger
This product was added to our catalog on December 5, 2018
The 4X4 is sharp looking. Traxxas generally makes excellent products. We've been driving them for over a decade now. This Rustler version has three serious flaws. The body attachment system is brutal. The instructions for removal/replacement are poor. They sound OK, but the actual application of the instructions doesn't cut it. With all that hardware, two clips would have been much better, one front, one back. Second, where are the travel adjustments on this radio? There are NONE? So I'm full over on trim left steering and the servo buzzes out of the box when I go hard RIGHT? No way to decrease travel? I guess moving the servo arm or attachment point on the arm Might do it, but it's doubtful. Finally, where are the detailed instructions on the ESC? I went back to my Bandit Velineon manual and found them there. Not very helpful. What would a new guy do?
Yes, it's fast, it's rugged, and it has a personality. But it's the little things too.
UPDATE … Three weeks in, I'm loving this truck. I've gotten two parts orders, including some wheels and tires and other body parts. Traxxas is the best, no doubt. My buddy figured out the body attachment. Two washers drops the front body clip down just enough to make it easy to slide on the frame clip. Hold the body sides out from the frame when installing. Bingo. The radio works well as-is. There is too much throw in the steering, but with practice you won't hurt the steering servo. Hard turns aren't good anyway. The ESC is OK. If you run a lipo and set it to battery saver, you need to get out of that mode when you go back to NIMHs or the ESC will bling red and quit on you. Turn on, hold the button down for 10 seconds, then all will be good. It should be better explained in the manual, but isn't in mine. I'm up to 4.9 stars on the rating. Thanks for a great truck Traxxas.
Very fun car. Had it since early September 2019 and it's my first and favorite car. However, I fully upgraded the Rustler 4x4 VXL with all Traxxas upgrades for the car and all the telemetry that should have come free with the car. But the draw back was it was more susceptible to breaking. I recommend not upgrading anything from Traxxas on this vehicle except toe links, aluminum motor mount, caster block and knuckles and C hubs. Do not get the high velocity cv axles the break very easily and over priced. I have repaired 8 already and you will get tired of doing that everytime to run the car. Put the stock back on and it handles the power easily. Other than that have fun. Just converted mines to 6S.
First run on stock gearing in 36F degree weather it over heated in 5 minutes or less. Looked it over and the front diff is leaking and a screw is falling out of the bulkhead (the treads were ripped out from the factory). Shocks are super weak and without weight on them you could move the spring up and down a 1/4 inch. So I ordered a set of proline shocks and a fan for the motor and a fan for the esc plus temporally super glued the screw into the bulk head until my diff finally runs dry Because of the leak and I can just rebuild it and get a new bulkhead. All and all this was a bad purchase and I’m pretty much done with Traxxas after this disaster of a truck. Yea it’s quick but not as quick or fun or reliable as my 4s outcast that was $20 more and haven’t had to buy anything For it yet. Already over an extra $200 in the rustler just to have it like it should of cane from the factory. No wonder why Traxxas sued Arrma, they obviously seen they are making better trucks and had to try and put them out of business. Luckily that didn’t happen but we sure lost a great Arrma Nero because of it also way better than the Revo 2.0 still to this day. Sorry Traxxas I’ve owned your trucks for the last 15+ years and they just ain’t what they used to be.
Awesome truck, I ordered the truck and dual batteries with a charger and there was no information saying I was buying the wrong batteries..... I didn’t know they were to big so I had to modify my rustler to get them to fit..... maybe inform people of this before you actually send them a product that won’t fit in their RC car. Awesome product pretty terrible service