- Fully assembled and Ready-To-Drive®
- Full-time 4WD
- TQ™ 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system
- 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
- Traxxas 3000mAh, 8.4V, 7-cell NiMH battery with iD™
- Sealed, silicone-filled differentials with steel gears
- Tough Torque-Control™ slipper clutch with large 32p gears
- Waterproof electronics for all-weather driving excitement
- Powerful Titan® 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan
- High-performance waterproof XL-5™ Electronic Speed Control
- Speed control and receiver are securely screwed to the chassis
- Equipped with patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors
- Easy motor access with single-screw motor plate attachment
- High-torque Waterproof Traxxas steering servo (#2056)
- Efficient telescoping heavy-duty U-joint driveshafts
- Bellcrank steering system with integrated servo saver
- Modular simplicity, fiber-composite monocoque chassis
- Easy access battery compartment
- 2.8" wheels with aggressice Talon™ EXT tires
- Fully adjustable Ultra Shocks™ with X-ring technology
- Precision high-quality hex hardware throughout
- Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
- White powder coated shock springs feature a responsive spring rate
- Durable solid camber links eliminate the need for adjustment
- Captured rod ends won't pop off for superior durability
- Clipless pre-painted ProGraphix® body
- Full line of genuine Traxxas accessories available
- Unparalleled Traxxas support and parts availability
Titan® 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
The Rustler 4X4 includes a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan - an industry first for this class of truck! The Titan's oversized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) features 12 turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities. The integrated cooling fan lowers running temperatures for more fun behind the wheel. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and provides consistent torque and high speeds run-after-run, without fading. Beyond the specs, the Titan 12T is made for dirt-roosting torque, lightning-quick acceleration, big-air jumps, and just about any other 4-wheel fun that demands real horsepower.
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
The XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC packs impressive features that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, three throttle profiles, low voltage detection, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7 cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control. The exclusive and patented Training Mode™ reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50%, making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power.
- Innovative watersealed design
- Three Drive Profiles
- Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
- Race Mode - Forward / Brake
- Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
- 12-Turn motor limit for 550 size motors
- Integrated on/off switch
- Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
- LiPo and NiMH compatible with two-stage low-voltage detection
- High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
The Rustler 4X4 never shies away from an adventure and, thanks to its fully waterproof electronics, neither will you. Experience 4X4 fun year-round no matter what the weather conditions. Water, mud, and snow don't slow down the Rustler; its electronic speed control, receiver box, and high-torque digital steering servo are all waterproof for no-worry fun. Drive the Rustler where you want, when you want—the only limit is your imagination.
Old designs made servicing of 4-wheel drive vehicles cumbersome and time-consuming. Traxxas has a better way. Modular design allows the entire front section to be removed with just 5 screws, and the rear assembly with just 4 screws. In less than a minute using a power screwdriver, you have full access for easy service and adjustment.
Precision 2.4GHz Control
Switch on the power and drive! That's all there is to it with the TQ™ 2.4GHz radio system. There are no frequencies to manage, so the focus is on having fun. Race multiple vehicles side by side without interference. The TQ's advanced programming provides long-range control with smooth, glitch-free performance. The TQ's ergonomic design is comfortable for all day driving with an internal antenna that is impervious to damage.
Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
Rustler 4X4 includes a 4-amp peak detecting charger for quick, convenient, hassle-free charging. The charger uses a 12-Volt DC power outlet for charging charging in the field. The brilliant LED provides charging status while the battery charges. The peak-detecting charger is optimized for charging Traxxas Power Cell NiMH battery packs. Just plug the included Power Cell battery in for a perfect charge, run after run.
Traxxas Power Cell NiMH Battery with iD™
Rustler includes a genuine iD-equipped 3000mAh, 8.4V, Power Cell NiMH battery to make sure you experience all the performance that’s been engineered into your Traxxas model. Accessory Traxxas iD chargers (sold separately) auto-detect Traxxas iD Power Cell batteries and automatically set and optimize charge settings for unmatched charging safety and simplicity. Power Cell packs are optimized for free-flowing power and maximum punch with premium quality, low-resistance cells; flexible, silicone-jacketed 12-gauge wire; heavy-duty welded tabs; and Traxxas’ high-output, gold plated, patented, High-Current Connectors. Precision assembly with attractive, individually wrapped cells and clear overwrap complete the Traxxas Power Cell package. For even greater speed and runtime, a full line of optional Traxxas iD Power Cell NiMH and LiPo batteries are available. Power Cell batteries are Traxxas certified to maximize the performance and speed engineered into every Traxxas vehicle.
Traxxas High-Current Connector
The patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors are designed to handle high-current applications and funnel maximum power to your vehicle’s electronics. Traxxas High-Current Connectors let you get the quickest, safest charge for your battery so you can unleash the maximum power and runtime for your Traxxas vehicle.
Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire acts like a series of giant pipes, flowing energy in and out of the electronic speed control. The patented Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable is a better engineered solution for extracting all the power your battery has to give.
High-Torque Waterproof Steering Servo
An all-terrain truck needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers with the #2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when things get wet. Waterproof for all-weather action, the #2056 servo provides 80 oz-in of steering muscle. That's twice the power of typical "standard" servos.
Waterproof Receiver Box
The Rustler 4X4's innovative receiver box is fully waterproof, yet it's easy to access the receiver. The unique patented design holds a 3-channel micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range RC performance.
3-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
The TQ 2.4GHz micro receiver fits easily into almost any vehicle, and features dual channel-1 steering outputs. The integrated LINK button makes it fast and easy to bind the receiver, and the two-color LED indicates power-on and bind status for fool-proof control and convenience. In the event of signal loss due to an accidental transmitter switch-off or depleted batteries, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position. The Fail Safe programming is conveniently built-in and does not need to be set or activated.
New Low-CG Chassis
Rustler 4X4 rides on a new low-CG chassis that has been lengthened 20mm for extra stability. The low center of gravity and wide track width helps the Rustler 4X4 stay planted in the turns for thrilling high speed fun.
Heavy-Duty Composite Arms
All-new heavy-duty suspension arms are stronger than ever before. Molded from a tough new composite material, the arms stand up to even the most punishing drivers and resist breakage for non-stop fun behind the wheel.
High Angle Bumpers
Tough reinforced bumpers protect the chassis against impacts. The specially designed front bumper provides a high approach angle that allows the Rustler to climb up and over obstacles with ease. The rear bumper easily accepts a wheelie bar to keep the Rustler's explosive power under control.
2.8” Black Wheels with Talon EXT
The Rustler’s large 2.8” black wheels provide terrain-conquering ground clearance and a commanding presence. Aggressive Talon™ EXT tires dig into dirt and grass for outstanding 4X4 traction. The EXT’s tire compound provides extra durability on pavement with a unique design that resists “ballooning” at high speeds.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks
Rustler's oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide range of oils, springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and spring pre-load. They can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.
Heavy-Duty Driveshafts for Slash 4X4/Stampede
Rustler 4X4 uses the same telescoping universal-joint driveshafts as the high-performance Rustler 4X4 VXL. Designed for increased strength and articulation, Traxxas U-joint driveshafts allow for maximum suspension movement resulting in longer travel and tighter turning.
Sealed Steel-Gear Differentials
Rustler 4X4's differentials represent the state of the art in power handling and efficiency. Steel gears in the differentials are ready to handle brushless power without costly upgrades. Precision silicone gaskets and X-ring seals allow the diffs to be tuned for specific running conditions by varying the viscosity of the fluid inside them. Differential access for tuning is quick and easy. Just remove the front or rear cover and the entire differential slides right out.
Dual Bellcrank Steering
with Integrated Servo Saver
No part of the Rustler 4X4 was overlooked in the quest for durability, precision, and performance. The dual-bellcrank design pivots smoothly in the harshest conditions, and an integrated cam-type servo saver protects the servo gears from crash impacts without sacrificing steering precision.
Extreme brushless horsepower is never an afterthought at Traxxas. The Rustler 4X4 driveline is built to handle power for today and accommodate future power upgrades down the road. The spur gear features rugged 0.8 module/32-pitch teeth for total reliability no matter how much power you pour on.
4X4Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Another Traxxas exclusive, Rustler 4X4's patented slipper clutch design uses special semi-metallic friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide consistent traction control. The clutch is easily adjusted without disassembly or removal.
The Rustler’s innovative battery hold down accommodates traditional flat battery packs as well as “hump” packs. A beefed up latch provides solid locking action to keep batteries secure no matter how wild the action gets.
Functional Rear Wing
The functional rear wing reduces drag while still providing valuable downforce for high speed stability. The wing mounts directly to the internal body reinforcements for lasting durability.
Secure Body Latch
Rustler’s clipless ProGraphix® body mounts on specially 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 it’s securely fastened.
Clipless ProGraphix® Body
Rustler 4X4 uses a rugged all-new clipless body latching system for secure mounting and easy one-handed removal. The latching system incorporates an internal body cage that greatly strengthens the body for long life. The body comes pre-painted and cut with decals already applied.