Traxxas Goes Small-scale Monster Truckin’ with the TRX-4MT

Traxxas Goes Small-scale Monster Truckin’ with the TRX-4MT

It seems like it’s only a matter of time until an R/C manufacturer tries their hand at small-scale monster trucks. Carisma and FMS offer their own 1/24-scale big-wheelers and now Traxxas is joining the party with its TRX-4MT.

With massive 3.1″ Terra Groove tires, a lifted body, and a hood-mounted blower, the TRX-4M certainly looks the part of a monster truck. But this model is more than a lifted version of the TRX-4M.

Traxxas has given the TRX-4MT a flat-rail chassis design that lowers the motor and transmission for an improved center of gravity. In addition to this change, the TRX-4MT features eight oil-filled shocks for improved dampening performance and also sports a metal gear servo for improved turning performance.

Like its TRX-4M cousins, the TRX-4MT has an ABS plastic body with a sprinkling of chrome accents and details. The clipless body mounting system allows for easy access to the truck’s internals and makes swapping bodies a breeze.

Traxxas has made two body styles available: a Chevrolet K10 and a Ford F-150, each with its own specific bumper style.

Traxxas TRX-4MT Specs:

  • Length: 10.6 inches (276 mm)
  • Front Track: 6.5 inches (166 mm)
  • Rear Track: 6.5 inches (166 mm)
  • Center Ground Clearance: 2.16 inches (55 mm)
  • Weight (with battery): 1.27 pounds (577 g)
  • Height: 6.7 inches (170 mm)
  • Wheelbase: 6.45 inches (164 mm)
  • Approach Angle: 82°
  • Breakover Angle: 38°
  • Departure Angle: 67°
  • Shock Length (front and rear): 2.0 inches (51 mm)
  • Hex Size: 7 mm
  • Differential Type: Fully locked; 2:1 axle ratio
  • Wheels (front and rear): 1.45″ x 1.1″ inches (37 x 29 mm)
  • Tires (front and rear): 3.14″ x 1.65″ inches (80 x 42 mm)
  • Electronic Control Module: ECM-2.5™
    (combo ESC, receiver, lighting control*)
  • Motor (electric): Titan® 180 87T
  • Chassis Structure/Material: Steel ladder frame with Nylon composite crossmembers
  • Brake Type: Electronic “Hill Hold”
  • Drive System: Shaft-driven 4WD
  • Steering: Axle-mounted servo
  • Radio System: TQ™ 2.4 GHz 2-channel transmitter
  • Servo: 2065R metal-gear, heavy-duty waterproof
  • Skill Level: 1
  • Battery Tray: 51 mm L X 31 mm W

The TRX-4MT is priced at $199.95 and will be available through your local Traxxas dealers. Visit to learn more about this 1/18-scale R/C monster truck.

Image credit: Traxxas