- VxL-3s waterproof ESC (Electronic Speed Control)
- Velineon 540xL brushless motor
- Up to 60+ mph with 3S LiPo battery
- Traxxas Stability Management (TSM)
- TQi 2.4GHz high output radio system
- Clipless ProGraphix body
- Modular composite tub chassis design
- Adjustable 4mm steel toe and camber links with new impact-resistant suspension arm composite
- Oil-filled Ultra shocks with rugged front and rear shock towers
- Chassis-mounted #2075 steering servo
- Full-time shaft-driven 4-wheel drive torque-Biasing Center Drive absorbs shocks and distributes power evenly
- Large 2.8in black chrome wheels with tall 5.3in Sledgehammer tyres
- Sealed ball bearings
- Hex hardware with rust-resistant black oxide coating
What’s in the Box
- 1x Hoss 4×4 VxL with Velineon VxL-3s and 540xL
- 1x Quick Start Guide
- 1x TQi 2.4GHz radio system
- 1x High quality maintenance tools
Needed to Complete
- 1x NiMH or LiPo battery
- 1x EZ-Peak Live charger (#2971) is recommended for easy and fast charging performance
- 4x AA alkaline batteries for the transmitter
The all-new Hoss 4×4 VxL unleashes extreme monster truck fun with the power and speed only Traxxas can deliver. Grab a fistful of throttle and the huge Velineon 540xL motor delivers a massive torque punch to wheelie on command, and then keeps pouring on the thrust for a 60+ MPH top speed. The Torque Biasing Center Drive and heavy-duty shaft-driven 4WD system transfers maximum power to the ultra-aggressive Sledgehammer tyres. It’s built to absolutely shred any terrain, from dirt and sand to mud and snow. Pitch Hoss hard and fast into a turn and Traxxas Stability Management goes to work behind the scenes to help keep you solidly on track while you’re blazing new trails. Non-stop fun and performance always come first, so Hoss stays true to the Traxxas heritage of rugged strength and durability which is engineered into every component. Drive harder, go faster, hang tougher–Nothing stops the Hoss!
The Hoss 4×4 VxL on Traxxas.com
For those who believe there’s no replacement for displacement, Traxxas has built a monster truck for you. The new Hoss 4×4 VxL packs the same Velineon 540xL brushless motor found in the Maxx extreme monster truck. It’s the largest motor we’ve ever offered in a truck this size. The Velineon VxL-3s speed control rolls out the power smoothly utilising large 6.5 mm connectors and an integrated cooling fan for fast, reliable fun.
ExTREME SLEDGEHAMMER GRIP
The Hoss 4×4 VxL relies on huge Sledgehammer tyres to put its massive torque to the ground. The 5.3-inch tall Sledgehammers lift the Hoss skyward for superior ground clearance and a menacing stance. The open-block tread design clears away mud and debris for unrivalled traction on loose surfaces. Sledgehammer tyres come pre-glued with performance foam inserts and they’re TSM-rated for speeds of 60mph and beyond!
A conventional 4-wheel drive system may work for your average RC truck, but average isn’t in the Traxxas vocabulary. We pored over every inch of the Hoss’ drivetrain, strengthening critical areas to handle the 540xL’s immense power. A Torque-Biasing Center Drive outfitted with a steel spur gear replaces a traditional slipper clutch along with a tough aluminium centre driveshaft and beefed-up extreme-duty axles. The resulting Hoss drivetrain is a model of both efficiency and brute strength.
RUSTLER 4×4 VxL VS HOSS 4×4 VxL
The new 540xL motor is 25% larger than the Velineon 3500 found in the Bandit, Slash, Stampede, and Rustler VxL models. The 540xL’s extra length makes room for a longer rotor with a more powerful magnetic field, and that means torque–lots of torque! The 2400kV powerhouse delivers rocket-boost acceleration and wheelies on demand, without compromising top speed. Install a 3-cell Traxxas Power Cell LiPo and optional speed gearing, and the Hoss 4×4 becomes a 60+mph machine!
3500 VS 540xL
The Velineon Brushless Power System is legendary for the extreme speed it delivers in Traxxas VxL models. For the new Hoss 4×4 VxL, Traxxas optimized the Velineon formula with the massive 540xL for big-tyre performance and hard-hitting torque. The result is maximum monster mayhem.
Hoss 4×4 VxL uses Traxxas’ patented Self-Righting feature to keep the fun going, even when you get carried away with the wheelies or land upside down. Simply press a button on the TQi transmitter and, in most circumstances,* Hoss 4×4 VxL will be back on its wheels in just seconds and ready for more action! *3s LiPo battery required.
The Hoss 4×4 VxL’s rugged and innovative clipless body latching system delivers secure mounting and easy one-handed removal. Battery changes are fast and there are no body clips to keep up with. The internal body cage with integrated roof skid and tailgate protector strengthen the body for extra-long life.
A tough internal cage structure supports the body, and outer reinforcements enhance the aggressive look. Roof and tailgate skids protect against wear-through from skidding, while reinforcements at the mounts prevent tear-through.
Traxxas gives you the freedom to drive the Hoss on your terms, regardless of the weather. Thanks to Traxxas’ patented innovative waterproofing solutions, water, mud, and snow won’t slow down the Hoss 4×4. Drive where you want, when you want–the only limit is your imagination.
A wheelie bar is mandatory equipment to handle the Hoss’ wheel-standing torque. Ride practically never-ending wheelies on pavement and keep the wheels-up action under control under hard acceleration. The integrated wheelie bar has the perfect amount of flex to absorb impacts on less-than-perfect landings. It also features a convenient handle to transport your Hoss to the next adventure.
TORQUE-BIASING CENTER DRIVE
The Torque-Biasing Center Drive absorbs shocks to improve driveline durability. The centre drive also distributes power to all four wheels for mind-bending four-wheel drive acceleration without the side effects of a typical centre differential. Center differentials allow tyres in the air to balloon uncontrollably, while the Torque-Biasing Center Drive allows wheelies off the line with seamless power distributed to all four wheels.
VELINEON 540xL MOTOR AND VxL-3S ESC
Hoss 4×4 VxL’s massive Velineon 540xL brushless motor is 25% longer than the standard 3500kV Velineon brushless motor for nearly limitless wheel-standing torque at your command. The waterproof VxL-3s speed control delivers up to 11.1-volts of LiPo power through oversized 6.5 mm connectors. The ESC is fan-cooled and packed with innovative convenience and safety features, making the VxL-3s just as powerful as it is easy to use.
Hoss rides tall on large 5.3in Sledgehammer tyres for that classic monster truck profile. With nearly 3 inches of centre ground clearance, Hoss goes places other trucks can’t. The long 11.62in (295 mm) wheelbase increases high-speed stability. Short front and rear overhangs place bulk of Hoss’ weight between the wheels for sharp turn-in response and improved handling.
REINFORCED FRONT AND REAR BUMPERS
Tough reinforced bumpers protect the chassis against impacts. The specially designed front bumper provides a high approach angle that allows the Hoss to climb up and over obstacles with ease. The rear bumper mounts a perfectly positioned wheelie bar to help prevent the Hoss 4×4 VxL from back-flipping under its explosive power.
NEW PROGRAPHIx BODY
Hoss 4×4’s aggressive monster truck ProGraphix body comes trimmed and pre-painted with the decals already applied. Tough internal reinforcements maintain the body’s integrity while roof skids provide rollover protection to keep the body looking fresh.
SLEDGEHAMMER TYRES AND 2.8IN BLACK CHROME WHEELS
Large 5.3in Sledgehammer tyres combine excellent ground clearance with true mud-slinging fun. The open-block tread design claws into gravel, dirt, and grass for sure-footed 4×4 traction on nearly any surface. The heavy-duty rubber compound is specially formulated to resist tearing and bonds exceptionally well to the aggressive black chrome wheels.
The Hoss 4×4’s modular design creates a chassis that’s both strong and easy to maintain. The front and rear bulkheads remove easily with just a few screws. In less than a minute using a power screwdriver, you’ll have full access for easy service and adjustment
HEAVY-DUTY COMPOSITE ARMS
Moulded from our toughest composite material, Hoss’ heavy-duty suspension arms provide just the right amount of flex to resist breaking–even in cold weather! From skate parks to 10-foot ramps, these heavy-duty arms stand up to even the most punishing drivers for non-stop fun behind the wheel.
Oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilise dual x-ring technology for a perfect seal and silky-smooth performance. The large oil capacity and rugged design soaks up big jumps and off-road abuse for smooth driving performance. They are easy to tune with a wide range of available oils, springs, and pistons.
5-CHANNEL RECEIVER WITH FAILSAFE
The TQi 2.4GHz receiver stores up to thirty Traxxas Link enabled transmitters in memory. Integrated telemetry ports allow real-time data to transmit from your Traxxas model to the TQi transmitter. In the event of signal loss, the receiver automatically returns the throttle to neutral and holds the last steering position.
WATERPROOF RECEIVER BOx
The Hoss incorporates a waterproof receiver box in the nose of the chassis to save weight and provide a clean, high-tech appearance. The antenna and servo wires route neatly through a patented watertight seal to protect the receiver from water. No matter what the weather, Hoss 4×4 VxL is ready for action!
OPTIMUM-GEOMETRY STEERING WITH INTEGRATED SERVO SAVER
A dual-bellcrank design pivots on rubber-sealed ball bearings for smooth action in the harshest conditions. The integrated cam-type servo saver protects the servo gears from crash impacts without sacrificing steering precision.
DIGITAL HIGH-TORQUE WATERPROOF STEERING SERVO
The Hoss’ extreme speed and tall Sledgehammer tyres require a steering servo that’s both strong and durable. The waterproof 2075 digital high servo provides robust steering authority with ball bearings for precise control and quick reflexes.
VxL-3S ESC WITH FAN
The waterproof Velineon VxL-3s speed control is packed with technology to deliver maximum power. Large heat sink, integrated on/off switch, and three programmable drive profiles top the feature list. Two-stage low voltage detection allows full LiPo compatibility, including powerful 11.1-volt 3S packs!
INNOVATIVE BATTERY HOLD-DOWN
A rugged battery hold-down secures the battery safely in the chassis without flimsy straps or clips to lose. A beefed up latch provides solid locking action to keep batteries safe no matter how wild the action gets.
CHASSIS NERF BARS
Rugged side nerf bars protect the chassis from rocks and other impacts. Special channels in the nerf bars support the sides of the body for a tighter, more secure fit.
VELINEON 540xL MOTOR
A sensorless Velineon 540xL 2400 kV motor delivers extreme performance with nearly zero maintenance. Ultra high-temperature Neodymium magnets, high-speed bearings, and a precision, 4-pole balanced rotor deliver smooth running and long life.
HEAVY-DUTY 4MM TURNBUCKLES
Hoss 4×4 uses the same heavy-duty steel 4mm turnbuckles developed for the Slash 4×4. Broad flat sections make toe and camber adjustments easy with the included wrench. The fully captured rod ends take a beating and won’t pop apart during rigorous off-road pounding.
ExTREME HEAVY-DUTY DRIVESHAFTS
The Hoss’ extreme heavy-duty driveshafts are modelled after the legendary Slash 4×4, but are beefed up in critical areas for even more outrageous power handling. The larger diameter half shafts offer the same articulation and suspension travel, but are rated for even more tyre-shredding torque.
Heavy-duty front and rear oil-filled differentials utilise steel-gear internals for maximum durability. Silicone gaskets and x-ring seals allow you to tune the amount of locking action by varying the viscosity of the fluid inside the differentials.
ExTRUDED ALUMINUM DRIVESHAFT
A one-piece extruded aluminium driveshaft is both strong and lightweight. Internal splines fit directly onto the input shafts of the front and rear drive assemblies. Altogether, this shaft runs straight and true for ultra-smooth driveline operation.
HEAVY-DUTY STEEL SPUR GEAR
Designed from the start to handle big brushless horsepower, Hoss 4×4 VxL’s driveline uses a rugged steel spur gear with large 0.8 module/32-pitch teeth for reliability no matter how much power you pour on.
RUBBER-SEALED BALL BEARINGS
Maximising speed requires as little friction as possible. Hoss 4×4 rides on precision rubber-sealed bearings for super low-friction performance and maximum protection in dusty environments. They are used throughout the truck and are virtually maintenance free.
Brushless Car Technical Specifications
Weights & Dimensions
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