Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler w/STX2 2.4GHz Radio

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Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Price: $279.99
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The Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler is a ready-to-run, 1/10-scale version of the ’72 Chevrolet Suburban. At the core of its scale off-road performance is the Vaterra® Ascender™ chassis. This innovative platform takes scaler technology to new heights with features like stamped-steel ladder frames, an adjustable wheelbase, locked differentials, and one of the most capable off-road suspensions available.


  • Ascender™ Stamped-Steel Ladder-Frame Chassis
  • Licensed 1972 Chevy Suburban Body with Injection Molded Grille and Bumpers
  • Revised Rear Link Geometry
  • LED Headlights and Amber Running Lights
  • New Battery Tray That Accepts "Full Size" Bttery Packs
  • Dynamite Brushed 35T 540 Motor
  • 60 Amp LiPo Compatible Waterproof ESC
  • 9KG Waterproof Metal Gear Servo
  • Oil-Filled, Threaded Shocks
  • Spektrum™ STX2™ Radio System
Approximate Assembly Time:
No assembly required    
Ball Bearings: Complete Vehicle    
Batteries: Sold Separately    
Body: 1972 Chevy Suburban Polycarbonate Painted    
Charger: Sold Separately    
Chassis: Steel Ladder Frame    
Completion Level: Ready-To-Run    
Differential: Locked    
Drivetrain: 4WD    
Final Drive Ratio: 7.86:1    
Front Track: 8.66" (220mm)    
Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch    
Ground Clearance: 1.06" (37mm) at Differentials    
Height: 8.25" (210mm)    
Internal Gear Ratio: 4.05:1    
Length: 19.50" (495mm)    
Motor Size: 540    
Motor Type: Brushed    
Pinion: 14T    
Radio: Spektrum STX2 2-Channel 2.4Ghz    
Rear Track: 8.66" (220mm)    
Servos: 9KG Waterproof Metal Gear    
Shock Type: Oil Filled Threaded injection molded    
Size/Scale: 1/10    
Speed Control: 60 Amp Waterproof LiPo compatible    
Spur Gear: 86T    
Suspension: Multi-link Solid Axle    
Tire Compound: Blue    
Tire Diameter: 4.19" (106mm)    
Tire Tread: Race Claws    
Vehicle Type: Scale Crawler    
Water-Resistant: Yes    
Weight: 4 lbs    
Wheel Diameter: 1.9"    
Wheel Hex Size: 12mm Hex    
Wheel Type: 8 Spoke Black    
Wheel Width: 1.1" (27mm)    
Wheelbase: 12.36" (314mm) / 11.9" (302mm) / 11.4" (290mm) / 10.95" (278mm)    
Width: 8" (203mm)

  • (1) Vaterra 1/10 1972 Chevy Suburban Ascender 4WD RTR
  • (1) Spektrum 2.4 GHz 2-Channel STX2 Transmitter (AA batteries)
  • (1) Spektrum 2-Channel Waterproof Receiver
  • (1) Spektrum 9KG 23T Waterproof Servo
  • (1) Dynamite 60A Brushed Waterproof ESC
  • (1) Dynamite 540 Brushed Motor 35T
  • (1) Product Manual
Needed to Complete:
  • 2-Cell or 3-Cell LiPo Battery with EC3 Connector
  • Appropriate LiPo Charger

This product was added to our catalog on November 16, 2018

Saturday, Feb 9 2019 (about 3 years ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Very impressed with the Stock crawler, very good looking body aswell. Id buy it again!
Wednesday, Nov 25 2020 (about a year ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Poor quality- plastic transmission gears. Have to order 2 separate part numbers to rebuild one transmission bc the metal gear upgrade has a square shaft, not round like the stock transmission. RTR comes with WAAAAAAY over tightened screws like grub screws for driveshafts. The 35T brushed motor goes about 4mph down hill on a good day and has minimum torque. This is a 1/10 scale crawler and it has a 540 can motor.. really? Paid about $280.00 for it should’ve just been happy with my Traxxas TRX4 instead of giving Vaterra a chance. Poor designs, corners cut with plastic transmission gears for a “crawler” stock tires are so small, wires for headlights are poorly taped in body as well.

Verified Owner
Wednesday, May 20 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Finally got this opened today with the intention of playing with another vehicle but somehow after applying power to both vehicle and controller, there was no response. The vehicle lights were on but nothing f?nctioned, no forward, reverse, and steering. Power to the vehicle is a 7.4 2S shorty pack. I really like the frame so I'm thinking maybe I'll replace the components.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 3 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Love this Ascender and the service from Amain awesome.
Verified Owner
Friday, Dec 20 2019 (about 2 years ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
Graet buy the suburban was more than I expected thank you
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Feb 18 2020 (about 2 years ago)
Vaterra Ascender 1972 Chevy Suburban RTR Rock Crawler
My second Vaterra's chassis.
Very good trial and trophy RTR.
Main pros is very good and small axles and good adjustable frame.
Some minor issues can be upgraded easily.
Main cons is a body. Looks like don't should look ever )))