Finally, Traxxas has made the new Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION. Show this to your grandfather and you’ll see him in tears!
If you’re looking at this RC truck in general, you may ask that this is just another TRX4 like the Traxxas Bronco 1979. Maybe they lifted it a little bit higher…
But, when you get closer, you’ll see a lot of secrets and features in this Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION.
So, what are these features? And how does the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION differ from the other Traxxas TRX4 RC trucks?
Let’s find the answer together in the next few lines…
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Body
What’s special in the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION body is the classic design that we didn’t see from Traxxas a long time ago.
But this TRX4 we’re reviewing today is different!
In fact, this is a licensed Chevrolet Cheyenne K10 that your grandfather had a long ago.
First of all, if you have a Traxxas Bronco 1979 or a Traxxas Bigfoot, you will see that they have similar designs except for the rear part where the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION comes as a pickup truck instead of an SUV.
The body comes clipless just like Traxxas Bronco, it has the same system where you can unlock each clip on each side right on top of the wheel.
On the other hand, when you want to put the body back, all you need to do is to push it against the chassis, and you’re ready to go.
The clipless body has made this RC car look exactly the same as the real one. With that great paint and smooth looking, the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION just looks amazing!
If you remove the body and see what’s inside, you’ll notice that there is an internal cage to support the body first, and also it contains the housing for the LED lights so that it becomes easier for you to put the kit there.
Starting with the front end of this TRX4 RC car, the first thing you’ll notice is the big front chrome grill connected to those big headlights.
The headlights of the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION are round and are ready to light, all you need is a light kit that you can buy in the aftermarket. Right below, you’ll find the turning signals.
As mentioned earlier, the headlights and the big silver grill are connected as a one-piece with the Chevrolet Logo shining in the middle.
Under the headlights, you’ll find the chrome bumper that is connected to the chassis as always.
This bumper comes with a simple design, no winch, no bars, just a single shiny chrome bumper with a plate in the middle. Simple and clean!
The hood on the other hand has a mirror surface, no body clips are interrupting it.
On the sides, you’ll find other turning signals, with a chrome line going all the way to the rear which was the usual design in most cars at that time.
The Middle and the Rear
The first thing that will grab your attention when looking at the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION is the chrome side mirrors, unfortunately, they’re not foldable like the Traxxas Bronco, but, their ancient design is worth it!
But here is the thing, chrome isn’t only on the side mirrors, you’ll find chrome on every part here!
On the door handles, around the windows, as well as chrome windshield wipers! This is incredible!
Also, unlike the Bronco, the windows are too dark, and you can’t see what’s inside.
When it comes to the rear, you can see those great red taillights, they are also ready to light with the light kit that you can buy after.
Between those taillights, the word “Chevrolet” is written with a small handle for the rear trunk, which is a great detail.
In addition to that, you’ll find the same front chrome bumper in the rear with a plate in the middle.
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Chassis
At first glance, you’ll notice that this RC car comes with almost the same chassis as the Traxxas Bronco 2021!
If it weren’t for that bumper, you won’t be able to distinguish between the chassis of the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION and the chassis of the Bronco.
Still, there are some changes that we should definitely mention!
The chassis of the TRX4 starts with the chrome bumper that we mentioned before in the body section.
This bumper isn’t connected directly to the rest of the chassis, it is actually held by two bars to add extra protection to the other parts like the shocks and the driveshafts.
After that, we have the chassis plate, on top of it, you will find the different electronics and below it, you’ll find all the suspension systems as well as the 4WD system made from the driveshafts.
Also, just like the Bronco, on top of each wheel, there is a fender well that stops the mud and water from going inside.
This fender well has also the one responsible for holding the body with the internal clips. You can clearly see the holes on top of each one.
But here is the thing, I’m pretty that you have noticed something about this RC car, it’s the height! Yes, this is one of the greatest features in the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION.
In fact, the name proves it, it’s called the high trail edition!
Well, this is the main change from the other TRX4 RC cars. How did they make that?
It’s easy, they got longer shocks, but the great thing is the fact that they managed to adapt the driveshafts to this change.
So, even if you have a higher RC truck, you can still control and use the driveshafts in a normal way as you were used to in the other TRX4 cars.
The Middle and the Rear
The middle of the chassis comes with the same design and parts structure as the latest TRX4 which is the Bronco.
The servo comes first installed in the front, the motor after that, then the battery.
On the sides, you’ll find the other internal parts like the double servos, the receiver, and the ESC. All these parts are waterproof since this is an off-road RC car.
This means that you’re free to go into the water with no problems at all.
Concerning the rear, it has almost the same design as the front, but there are no electronics. However, there is a difference, it’s in the fender wells!
In the front, the fender wells are smaller than the ones on the back, in fact, those on the back are longer which protects a bigger surface of the chassis.
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION wheels
If you think that the Traxxas Bronco has big 1.9 wheels, then come see the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION, they’re way bigger!
In fact, this RC car comes with 2.2 wheels and tires, the wheels are made of chrome and they don’t take up a big part of the whole tire. The tire takes the bigger part though.
The tires have a high grip which makes them able to climb anything you want them to!
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Performance
As you read in the chassis section, the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION comes with so many electronics, it is true that they are the same as the previous TRX4.
However, this doesn’t mean that it will have the same performance given the fact that it has a high trail now!
Actually, that lift added in the shocks will help this RC car get through all the rocks and water in the way. No problem with that!
the wheels also are adding a big value since they have a bigger size and a better grip even when they’re wet.
So, basically, that’s what makes this RC car different than the other Traxxas RC crawlers.
And by the way, if you’re looking for a Traxxas Crawler and don’t know which one to buy, the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION is the best. OR, the Bronco is also a great one if the high lifting isn’t a big deal for you.
Other than that, don’t buy the Defender over this one, it’s not worth it in front of this beast.
When it comes to the internal parts, the TRX4 has everything a great crawler should have. Here are all the parts:
How fast does the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION go?
Since this is an off-roading RC car and a crawler, speed isn’t a big deal for it. In fact, with the high range transmission, the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION can reach between 12 to 20mph.
How Does the 4WD system work?
Basically, the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION comes with the same electronics as well as the same 4WD system as the Traxxas Bronco.
It has different modes like locking the differentials where the wheels go at the same speed, each one is related to the other (The front wheels with the front wheel, and the rear wheel with the rear one).
The other mode is the differentials unlock, in this case, each wheel is free and can go at any speed, they’re independent.
Additionally, the transmission system comes with two modes which are the low range and the high range.
The low range limits the speed of your RC crawler to increase the grip. This will help you when you need to crawl something so high that the wheels are slipping.
On the other hand, the high range allows you to go at full speed, it can also be used in crawling in some situations.
After all, the great thing about off-road RC cars is the fact that they give you the chance to try different things and different modes while you enjoy seeing the result.
If the low range doesn’t work, try the high one, if it doesn’t work, lock the differentials, and so on, the more you try, the more you enjoy.
In the Traxxas Bronco review, we saw that this RC car has a high handling ability. The same thing goes for the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION.
With the high trail and the big 2.2 wheels, this RC car is unstoppable. You can crawl anything.
Of course, the shocks have a big role in this since they are so flexible and smooth. It’s called suspension articulation!
Another great feature that will make this RC car live longer is the driveshaft is higher than the center of the wheels which is something that we saw in the Traxxas Bronco.
This technique allows you to crawl even better without touching the parts at the bottom (Driveshafts) unlike most crawlers that have the driveshafts at the same level as the center of the wheels.
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Transmitter
Concerning the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION transmitter, it is not different than the previous generation. It is the TQi™ 2.4GHz 4-channel transmitter with all the features that we’re used to.
You can control everything from that transmitter including the differentials, and the transmission in addition to some great features like Traxxas Link.
This feature allows you to connect your smartphone with the 5-channel receiver using Bluetooth and the Traxxas app to know everything you need about your RC car.
You can check the speed, the temperature, the RPM as well as other parameters. Isn’t that cool?
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Upgrades
Since the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION has just come out, most of its aftermarket parts, upgrades, and accessories haven’t been released yet.
At least, you don’t have to worry about the electric parts because they are the same as the ones in the previous generations.
Other than that, with the current power and performance of the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION, you don’t really need any upgrades, it’s a great RC car to spend time with!
Things I Don’t Like About the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION
Actually, TRX4 RC cars have become better and better so you don’t have any complaints about them.
Everything is great from the systems, and the handling as well as the body design.
Maybe, we can add more power to the servo, it would be better.
Also, adding some small details to the body like the Bronco could have been better!
Otherwise, everything is perfect!
What about you? Do you have anything missing in this RC crawler?
I would love to see your comment down below…
Things I Like About the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION
Well, most of the features we saw today on the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION are the same as the previous TRX4.
However, the main feature that has been added took this RC car to another level.
Truly, Traxxas has made a great job adding this feature, it’s worth having!
Do you agree with me? Let me know in the comments below!
Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION Price
For the price, most TRX4 have competitive price points, and this RC car is no exception.
It’s not cheap though!
However, always remember that you get what you pay for. So, after seeing this review, do you think that the price is worth it?
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So, is it expensive or cheap in comparison to the features you saw? Let me know in the comments below!
So, Should You Buy It?
Well, by reading this review, you know that the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION comes with a lot of features that we can’t deny.
However, most of these features if not almost all of them are available in the previous RC Trucks, right?
For example, in comparison to the Traxxas Bronco, we can see that the Bronco comes with a lot of great details, this means that you won’t only enjoy the performance, but also see all these small things on the body and the chassis!
The only difference between the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION and the Bronco is the high trail which is the main feature of this RC car!
What if the high-trail feature doesn’t matter to you? Would you take it? I would consider the Traxxas TRX4 HIGH TRAIL EDITION and buy the Bronco since I’m a fan of small details!
What about you? Would you consider or buy this TRX4 high trail?
Let me know in the comments below…