Found it a fun assembly and a good base to start adding all the optional upgraded HD parts. VERY easy to follow instructions and everything fit perfect and I had zero problems. Took around 5-6 hours total to assemble. It fits the Bronco body perfect and easy enough to modify to fit the Defender and Tactical bodies.
The real question would be, if I had it to do over would I do it again ? That would be a big yes.
I DID do my "homework" on this kit before I bought it. Watched a full build on U-Tube along with reading other reviews on the kit. The 24t output gear and the bearing DID fit on mine (although I purchase an extra gear just incase) and added it to my spare parts bin after not needing it. Also added the all metal gear upgrade kit to the transmission.
IF I was going to complain about anything, I would have liked Traxxas to have added an extra tube of HD grease for the gears. Didn't quite agree with just a dab on each gear. I used a compatible marine grease that was safe for plastic and has a wide temperature range from below zero to over 100 degree F.
Built it bashed it all stock for now but I must say it was fun to build except for one gear in the trans needed to be dremeled out for a bearing to fit in it other than that its a nice kit
Everything went together well directions are good
The shocks are great when built properly some of the smoothest ive ever had even over my prolines
I'm running a scx10.2 cherokee body and it fits perfectly
Id recommend this kit to intermediate builders as the directions can be confusing
Very well built kit, all plastic components very sturdy. Kit went together well. Only downside is that it is very specific on what traxxas body you can use without doing what I did and spend a bunch of extra money on buying more parts just to make the sport body work. Only uses bronco or blazer body...
I have the SCX10III,Cross Sg4c demon,and VS4-10 Ultra from amain. This kit is a great build and the fun factor is a 10 with me. I’m going to let my young nephews and niece use this while I use the other trucks. The traxxas will be my go to truck if I’m by myself. I did have to purchase a few extra parts,body,lights,winch,body mounts,front/rear bumpers,Lcg battery tray,wheels,tires,and fender inserts for a great looking kit. I love the two speed and diff lock option. The electrics included in this kit work fine for me. This kit was worth the time chasing down my finishing parts. I would buy again and recommend the traxxas kit to others.
Even though it is on back order I ordered it. Have not assembled a kit in months! First one I build and give away! Going to be pimped out and fun!
Been wanting one of these badly and after selling hotwheels on ebay i was finally able to pull the trigger, had such fun building it that im sad its over. I have put a few nimh charges through it and have since ordered a 3s lipo and charger! Couldn't have ordered from a better website, had my stuff out to me in no time flat! Cant recall a single gripe! Even talked my friend into getting the trx4 blazer from amain for her husband for christmas.
The TRX4 kit is one of the best kits I have ever bought instructions are so clear and even show option parts and numbers shipping was faster than expected
So happy with this purchase thanks Amain Hobbies
It was a fun build. I'm glad I got the kit instead of a preassembled one.
Great kit. Very disappointed in the amount of time it took to receive my order. Ended up buying the same item directly from traxxas. So now you have two.
I have been doing RC cars for over three years and own over 30 vehicles of all scales (1/10th all the way down to 1/28th), but this was my first ever build. I chose this kit because it comes with all of the electronics, motor, and transmitter. Most kits cost this much or more and then you still need to drop a couple hundred more dollars for the electronics. Couple that with the fact that I know Traxxas parts can be bought anywhere, and it was an easy decision to make.
The instructions were clear and contain detailed pictures to guide you. Inside the box, each step of assembly is its own bag, so you just open the bag, assemble that part and use all the pieces, then open a new bag. It is so user friendly! The final product is a quality and capable rock crawler. I definitely recommend for newbies.
Built this last year. No problems with assembly or parts. Great kit with included items and just upgraded body from tactical to defender.
purchased thru amain very happy with the purchase showed up at my door in just a few days, am very pleased with the product and the whole transaction process, the trx4 assembly kit is the best kit I have ever built. my next purchase will be the traxxas maxx and will be ordering thru amain again :)
The kit has good instructions and was easy to assemble. I’m only giving it a 4 star rating due to the kit missing one bearing and having an extra of another size.
Have had most Traxxas cars and trucks love them all this is first kit from TRAXXAS and the build was simple had a good time building and before build bought all upgrades now its time to play PS only thing I don't like are the Traxxas plugs first is the plugs are not simple someone who can't solder good will have problems where the Dean(T) connecter does not need assembly just solder wire to terminal and go ..anybody who can't build this toy should not give a bad review it just means your not a builder a should only buy ready to run and leave building to the mechanics
Somewhat of a complicated build for someone who has never built one before. Took me 14 hours to put together. Another three trying to get the hydraulic shocks close to right. Shipping was on time and package was in good condition upon arrival. The kit was missing a couple of screws and I received an extra bearing which worried me enough to disassemble and then reassemble both axles AND transmission just to make sure I didn’t miss a bearing somewhere, so that was an hour wasted. All in all, it was totally worth every cent and second spent!
Wow....awesome right off the bench after assembly. Put a chevy stepside body on it. Portal axles make these stand alone in my opinion. Changed 2 a slightly longer shock for an additional 12mm total twist per axle w no problems and added a little weight at battery tray and front most tray to keep nose down in the steep. Only complaint is steering servo quit after 4 runs..protek and external BEC added. These climb like goats
Excellent Kit !!!, my second TRX4 which I decided to build as a hobby and distraction option.
Great truck, fun to build, and my first crawler.. You need to really pay attention to each step for orientation of parts, etc. Several times I had to disassemble and reassemble due to me missing a detail in a step, which can be frustrating at times. I had no issues with missing parts or non-fitting parts. I wanted to use the sport body, but also have the locking diffs and two speed trans, so I also purchased the sport shock towers and body mounts - about $25-30 for the parts. Really pleased with the way it turned out.
This was my first Kit and it wen together well! The instructions are clear and great pictures to help you!
This is my second TRX-4 I use the Blazer body and it is amazing
Great features for a stock vehicle, but from a build standpoint it has been a complete disaster. I understand that it's meant to be built but some of the issues were enough to completely stop the build until parts could be ordered in. Will not be buying Traxxas again.
Front axle included wrong sized portal axle pins, missing 2 screws from chassis bag, battery tray holes are 1/8" off when the opposite side is installed, springs are supposed to be color coded based on front/rear and have no markings, servos are misaligned and specifically said "DO NOT ADJUST", missing one bearing but have extra of unneeded size, and shock oil container hole for spout too small and had to be bored out.