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Old 06-21-2017, 09:21 AM   #1
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What do you like the most about the Traxxas TRX-4 Land Rover?
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:41 PM   #2
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Cruise Control for trail driving. It blew me away first time I tried it. Not only can you match your walking speed in 2nd gear, but you can get ahead of it and film it and take pictures if you want easily.

Also you can make the TRX-4 behave like a real 1:1 truck with low range, in my experience most of them will crawl along (at least on somewhat level ground) without touching the throttle at all. I am not a rock crawler or anything Ive just owned a few vehicles with low range.

The fact that you can still give a quick burst of speed with the controller whenever you want is great and the multifunction knob for fine adjustments. It just works.
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Old 06-21-2017, 01:51 PM   #3
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The locking diffs are by far the best feature: flip a switch and cut a foot off your turning radius. What could be better than that?

I thought the diffs were going to be a lame gimmick but I was so wrong.
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Old 06-21-2017, 04:39 PM   #4
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The portal axle is the feature I wanted most when I first read about the truck. I have only ran mine in my shop for a couple mins but playing with the lockers was actually pretty cool. I initially intended to lock them all the time and pull out the servos at first and may do the front that way but I'll probably leave the locker functional for the rear axle since that is the one that really helps your turning radius if put in the unlocked position


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Old 06-21-2017, 09:22 PM   #5
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Selectable diffs is the icing on the cake for me. They make it so fun and versatile. I find myself trying to see how far I can get with them open, not to mention the vast improvement in turning radius, and when the going gets tough you get a fully locked up truck with the flick of a switch, gotta love it. I guess we will see how the diffs hold up to extended use and abuse, but if there are issues I bet the aftermarket will take care of us.
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Old 06-22-2017, 12:47 AM   #6
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The portals are definitely my favorite feature. The feature that surprised me most is the 2 speed. I didn't think I'd use it more than just messing around with testing it out but I kept an open mind and after a couple packs, I'm surprised at how much I use it. It's a very practical feature on this type of truck and I'm really starting to enjoy it more each time I run the TRX. I still feel like a good brushless system would completely negate the usefulness of a 2 speed but I may upgrade this truck to brushless in the future and test that theory for myself.
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Old 06-22-2017, 06:08 AM   #7
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My vote is for the remote locking diffs. The 2-speed is nice but not unique to the TRX-4 by any stretch (I have 2-speeds in multiple TF2s, Ascenders and Yetis, though the very wide ratio in the TRX-4 is a plus), and the portals solve a problem that's not really a problem with an off-centered front pumpkin and careful choice of lines. But the remote locking diffs are unique to the TRX-4, and they opened my eyes to how much terrain you can traverse with one or both diffs open.
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Old 06-23-2017, 06:38 PM   #8
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The portals made going through mud pretty awesome. And the gear reduction being on the axle, making the torque twist barely exist. And also I like that it has bump stops on the knuckles/portal to keep from turning too much. And I love how fast 2nd gear is. The jst plug makes installing a shv500 very easy no soldering necessary. So many awesome features in this rig. Can't wait for an over under gear set to come out for the axles.
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Old 06-23-2017, 11:19 PM   #9
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I like the locking diffs. They really opened my eyes up to more terrain I can get over.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:02 AM   #10
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I don't really see the point for od/ud gears for this.

On an scx they help with torque twist and turning. Both of which are really bad on an scx. On a TRX the torque twist is minimal and the open diffs help with the turning.
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Old 07-04-2017, 01:05 AM   #11
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Being able to lock the diffs and shift on the fly is just plain awesome
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:07 PM   #12
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From a "haven't yet bought this, but seriously considering" guy, I really like the design of the closed under-carriage and fender wells. For a scaler, this looks more realistic than the see-throughs of most competitors.

This is not just a "form" (looks) feature, but also a "function" feature reducing the potential of gunk in the innards.

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:41 PM   #13
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i think just being able to unlock the rear is the best... that alone has stopped me from looping out so many times. The front tires will just pull and pull and pull with no push from the rear. it'll drag you around a rock, hill, root mass or base of a tree. Love it!

cruise control being second.... i can take pictures of the kids as we walk the flatter part of the trails, while i steer with the steering trim knob... traxxas controllers steering wheels are too far away for my fingers to reach one-handed... haha
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:53 PM   #14
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I thought the diffs were going to be a lame gimmick but I was so wrong.
Wow, I like this phrase so much.
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