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Old 08-13-2019, 08:40 PM   #1
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Axial Traxxas or sendero? I've been researching all of these and can't decide. Need help based off opinions of people who have experience with each of these please

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Old 08-14-2019, 06:11 AM   #2
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TRX4 hands down is the best value and performance combination available for the money right now. With some careful consideration to certain details and the addition of just a few add on's you'll be amazed at what the truck can do as a trail truck or crawler! Parts are available just about everywhere and the truck is virtually bulletproof. It is clearly overbuilt compared to the competition. If you look at it closely you will see that it was carefully and thoughtfully designed by Traxxas. Go for it!
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:56 AM   #3
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Which version of the trx4 do you prefer I kinda like the Blazer

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Old 08-14-2019, 07:00 AM   #4
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Pick the one you like the looks of. Can't go qorng with any of them
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:03 AM   #5
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Agree. It's a good time to be alive.

Before you know it you will own all three.

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Pick the one you like the looks of. Can't go wrong with any of them
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:01 AM   #6
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Pick the one you like the looks of. Can't go qorng with any of them
As an owner of multiple SCXIIs, an Element, and a TRX4, this is absolutely the correct answer.

They all have their little faults and areas that could be improved but generally perform well out of the box and have lots of options for customization.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:21 PM   #7
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TRX-4 times 1,000.

The TRX-4 is the best out of the truck box at the moment, period.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:38 PM   #8
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TRX-4 times 1,000.

The TRX-4 is the best out of the truck box at the moment, period.
For an all around trail and fun rig it's top notch for sure. Not much for a comp rig but not everyone is into that.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:47 PM   #9
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For an all around trail and fun rig it's top notch for sure. Not much for a comp rig but not everyone is into that.
True. The TRX-4 is a tank, but that's also a good thing if you're not competing.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:51 PM   #10
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I'm gonna add a bit here.
I have the VS4
I have an SCX10ii

Both of those are my trucks. I've done a lot to both, and are very capable for trailing to comp. I think both are great rigs.

The TRX4 is a very popular truck, IF you want / like portals. Standard traxxas quality. Biggest gripe is High COG ( can be fixed)

Now after all that I bought my wife (noob) an Enduro kit, which I built simple for her. Comduro

2s, 1080 16t 5 pole Reedy........I did add some hard parts.

I ran it through my test area, and I was shocked at its abilities. Side ways and climbing, the 12%od shows its teeth, so easy to grab most lines!

I will say, talk to your buddies, try all 3 if you can.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:19 PM   #11
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I will say, talk to your buddies, BUY all 3 if you can.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:58 PM   #12
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Well if he tryís all three, he will buy all three!


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Old 08-14-2019, 10:22 PM   #13
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I work at a hobby store part times for funs. Crawl at least once a week. The truck you should buy is the one you like the looks of. After that buy the enduro. Its better out of the box than the outdated scx10.2. Trx4 sport is a great choice also. Ditch the bumpers on both.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:23 PM   #14
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Ultimately, if you aren't hard on your stuff, any platform will do just fine. Choose a body and some wheels/tires for the look you want, and enjoy the hobby. Knowing what your LHS has available for parts selection and availability should be a factor as well. It sucks if/when something breaks to have to order parts versus taking a drive and likely getting what you need to get back out there.

If you're into having the latest & greatest, and quality is important to you, I'd buy in this order:
1. Vanquish VS410 Pro
2. Traxxas TRX-4
3. Element Enduro (Kit version)
4. Axial SCX10-II (Kit version)
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:55 PM   #15
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For an all around trail and fun rig it's top notch for sure. Not much for a comp rig but not everyone is into that.


Probably because Iím not too bright, my best C2 comp rig is my kidís TRX4 and Iím building my wife a TRX4 comp rig....


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Probably because Iím not too bright, my best C2 comp rig is my kidís TRX4 and Iím building my wife a TRX4 comp rig....


If everyone around you that competes has trx4s then it makes sense. My class 2 hasn't found a trx4 that it didn't beat yet. It isn't that a trx4 is bad, I'm a big fan of them. It's due to my class 2 being that much more capable than any trx4 I've ran across.
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If everyone around you that competes has trx4s then it makes sense. My class 2 hasn't found a trx4 that it didn't beat yet. It isn't that a trx4 is bad, I'm a big fan of them. It's due to my class 2 being that much more capable than any trx4 I've ran across.
What is your class 2 truck? What do you drive?

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Old 08-15-2019, 11:22 PM   #18
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If everyone around you that competes has trx4s then it makes sense. My class 2 hasn't found a trx4 that it didn't beat yet. It isn't that a trx4 is bad, I'm a big fan of them. It's due to my class 2 being that much more capable than any trx4 I've ran across.

I run a 10.2 with similar mods to my kidís TRX4 in C2 and the best I ever placed was when my kid was elsewhere and I ran his TRX4 lol


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I run a 10.2 with similar mods to my kidís TRX4 in C2 and the best I ever placed was when my kid was elsewhere and I ran his TRX4 lol


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Old 08-16-2019, 08:12 AM   #20
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What is your class 2 truck? What do you drive?
10.2 based toyzuki V1 chassis.

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I run a 10.2 with similar mods to my kidís TRX4 in C2 and the best I ever placed was when my kid was elsewhere and I ran his TRX4 lol
Your 10.2 isn't set up well if a trx4 is beating it. I have 2 trx4 rigs, one is pretty stock and can be seen in the upper right and one full blown toyzuki V3 on the bottom right. They are good rigs and the V3 is very capable especially compared to the stockish rig above it.

My C2 is bottom center. Nothing crazy just a good collection of parts and some tuning. As much as I'd like the C3 to beat it things just don't work out that way.

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