Traxxas Hoss 4X4 VXL 1/10 Scale Monster Truck W/ TQi Traxxas Link Enabled 2.4Ghz Radio System & TSM (Orange)
The all-new Hoss 4X4 VXL unleashes extreme monster truck fun with the speed and style only Traxxas can deliver. Grab a fistful of throttle and the Velineon 540XL motor delivers massive torque to wheelie on command and hold the front end high as long as you dare. Pitch the Hoss into a turn and slide through sideways in a cloud of dirt—all four tires dig in and drive hard no matter how rough the terrain, and the Traxxas Stability Management system keeps you in control. The rugged, reinforced pickup body covers proven performance tech, with Velineon brushless horsepower and heavy-duty shaft-driven 4WD. The Hoss delivers unmatched versatility as the aggressive Sledgehammer™ tires blast through dirt, sand, mud, and snow. Drive harder, go faster, hang tougher—legendary Traxxas durability is engineered into every component. Nothing stops the Hoss!
Features at a Glance:
VXL-3s™ Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
- Cooling fan with large heat sink
- Three Programmable Drive Profiles:
- Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
- Race Mode - Forward / Brake
- Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patented)
- Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
- Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo batteries
- NiMH battery packs: 4-9 cells (4.8 to 10.8 volts)
- LiPo battery packs: 2-3 cells (7.4 to 11.1 volts)
- Velineon® 540XL Brushless Motor
- Long-format brushless motor
- 4-pole 2400 kV
- 5mm output shaft
- Precision-balanced rotor
- Brilliant blue-anodized finish
- Up to 60+ mph with 3S LiPo battery
Traxxas Stability Management® (TSM)
- Improves straight line acceleration and braking on low-traction surfaces
- Maintains steering composure to allow throttle-on powerslides
- Never dulls throttle or slows the truck
- Adjusts from off to 100% assistance from the transmitter
- TQi™ 2.4GHz High Output Radio System
- TQi 2-channel transmitter
- Automatically stores and loads settings for up to 30 Traxxas Link-enabled models
- Programmable multi-function knob
- Adjustable steering and throttle percentage (dual rates)
- Adjustable steering and throttle sensitivity (exponential)
- Adjustable steering and throttle end points
- 5-channel micro receiver (#6533) with fail-safe security
- Patented waterproof receiver box with easy-access plug
- Clipless ProGraphix® Body
- Easy one-handed removal
- Reinforced inner cage
- Strong oversized latch
- Rugged roof rollover protector
- Tailgate protector
- Modular composite tub design
- Secure battery hold-down latch
- Reinforced integrated wheelie bar
- High-approach bumpers
- Integrated nerf bars for side impact resistance
- Adjustable 4mm steel toe and camber links
- New impact-resistant suspension arm composite
- Oil-filled Ultra Shocks
- Rugged front and rear shock towers
- White powder-coated springs
- Chassis-mounted #2075 servo
- Dual bellcrank design with integrated servo saver
- Full-time shaft-driven 4-wheel drive
- Torque-Biasing Center Drive™ absorbs shocks and distributes power evenly
- Extreme heavy-duty driveshafts
- Oil-filled steel gear front and rear differentials
- Large 32-pitch steel spur gear
- Anodized-aluminum center driveshaft
- Wheels and Tires
- Large 2.8” black chrome wheels
- Tall 5.3” Sledgehammer™ tires
- Sealed Ball Bearings
- Hex hardware with Rust-Resistant Black Oxide Coating
For those who believe “there’s no replacement for displacement,” Traxxas has built a monster truck for you. The new Hoss 4X4 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 utilizing large 6.5 mm connectors and an integrated cooling fan for fast, reliable fun.
Extreme Sledgehammer Grip
The Hoss VXL 4X4 relies on huge Sledgehammer tires 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 unrivaled traction on loose surfaces. Sledgehammer tires 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 aluminum center driveshaft and beefed-up extreme-duty axles. The resulting Hoss drivetrain is a model of both efficiency and brute strength.
Traxxas uses technology and innovation to deliver a fun and exciting RC experience with more power, speed, and convenience than you ever thought possible.
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 4x4. 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.
TQi Radio System
The fully featured Traxxas Tqi 2.4GHz radio system delivers superior speed, precision, and control. It is Traxxas Link enabled so you can add the Traxxas Link Wireless Module (TRA6511, sold separately) and connect wirelessly to the Traxxas Link app using your smart phone. The Traxxas Link app allows you to adjust your settings and view real-time telemetry with optional accessories.
Torque- Biasing Center Drive
The Torque-Biasing Center Drive absorbs shocks to improve driveline durability. The center drive also distributes power to all four wheels for mind-bending four-wheel drive acceleration without the side effects of a typical center differential. Center differentials allow tires 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.
540XL Velineon Motor and VXL-3S
Hoss 4x4 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 6.5mm 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.
Traxxas Stability Management (TSM)
TSM works behind the scenes to help harness Hoss 4x4 VXL's extreme brushless power for maximum acceleration and ultra-precise control. Adjust the amount of assistance from off to 100% right from your transmitter.
Hoss rides tall on large 5.3" Sledgehammer tires for that classic monster truck profile. With nearly 3 inches of center ground clearance, Hoss goes places other trucks can't. The long 11.62" (295mm) 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.
Hoss 4x4 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,8 Hoss 4x4 VXL will be back on its wheels in just seconds and ready for more action!
*3S LiPo battery required.
The Hoss 4x4 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.
Traxxas engineers evaluated every detail on the Hoss 4x4 VXL in order to build a truck strong enough to withstand the most punishing drivers on the toughest terrain.
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 4x4 VXL from back-flipping under its explosive power.
New ProGraphix Body
Hoss 4x4's aggressive monster truck ProGraphix body comes trimmed and pre-[ainted 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 Tires and 2.8" Black Chrome Wheels
Large 5.3" Sledgehammer tires combine excellent ground clearance with true mud-slinging fun. The open-block tread design claws into gravel, dirt, and grass for sure-footed 4x4 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.
Secure Body Latch
Hoss' clipless ProGraphix body mounts on specifically designed shock towers. The easy-to-use latch unlocks instantly with the quick swipe of a thumb and locks again with a noticeable detent to let you know its securely fastened.
The Hoss 4x4'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
Molded 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 utilize 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 Traxas 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 4x4 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 tires 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 Velinenon 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!
Velinenon 540XL Motor
A sensorless Velineon 540XL 2400kV 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.
Length: 20.24 inches (514mm)
Width: 13.10 inches (333mm)
Ground Clearance: 2.75 inches (70mm)
Weight: 6.3lbs (2.9kgs) without batteries
Height: 8.34 inches (212mm)
Wheelbase: 11.62 inches (295mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XX-Long
Tires (pre-glued): 5.3 inches (133mm) Tall Sledgehammer™
Wheels: 2.8 inches (71mm) Black Chrome
Speed Control: VXL-3s™
Motor (electric): Velineon® 540XL Brushless
Transmission: Single speed with Torque-Biasing Center Drive
Overall Drive Ratio: 10.99:1
Differentials: Sealed, 2-gear
Chassis Structure / Material: Modular composite tub
Brake Type: Electronic
Drive System: Shaft driven 4WD
Steering: Dual bellcrank with integrated servo saver
Radio System: TQi™ 2.4GHz 2-ch transmitter with #6533 TSM receiver
Servo: Waterproof #2075
Top Speed (optional gearing): 60+ mph with 3-cell LiPo and 23/50 gearing
Skill Level: 1
Battery Compartment: 162mm x 50mm x 26mm *35mm with optional battery strap (included)
- (1) Hoss 4X4 VXL with Velineon® VXL-3s and 540XL
- Quick Start Guide
- TQi™ 2.4GHz radio system
- High quality maintenance tools
Needed to Complete:
- 2-3 cell LiPo battery or 4-9 cell NiMH battery
- Charger: Traxxas EZ-Peak Live charger (#2971) is recommended for easy and fast charging performance
- AA Alkaline Batteries: Four AA alkaline batteries for the transmitter