Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 (3.3) Nitro Short Course Truck Review

Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 Nitro Short Course Truck

Welcome to the Traxxas Slayer Review. Here you will find everything you need to know about the beast they call the Traxxas Slayer.  A great RC short course racing nitro truck similar to that of the Traxxas Slash 4×4.

The Traxxas Slayer has a wide array of hop ups, aftermarket parts, upgrades & more. Check out the videos and pictures in this review to get you stoked up on some short course racing OR good ‘ol bashing fun!

The Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 is a 1/10th scale nitro powered rc car capable of speeds over 50 MPH! Just think about that for a second…. 50 Mph. All you gotta do is take it out of the box, charge the battery, fill it with nitro fuel and away you go! That is one of the best things about Traxxas, they make everything easy for you.

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Yes that’s right the Traxxas Slayer is RTR (ready to run) and fully assembled right out of the box, so no monkeying around and more tearing it up on the course or the backyard!

Price Point

The price of the traxxas slayer nitro pro 4×4 truck varies… it all depends on where you buy it from, most online RC hobby shops will sell it anywhere from $375 to $450. For anyone new to the sport of Radio Controlled Cars this is a normal price range if you want good quality.

Are You Looking For The Traxxas Slayer Nitro Pro 4×4 Truck?

You might want to check HobbyTron.com (U.S.) and RC Planet (Global) for your RC car and truck needs, but it is recommended that you read ourTips For Selecting RC Cars and Trucks Online beforehand.

Read the comprehensive RC Hobby Shops reviews for more detailed information and to simplify your search.

The traxxas slayer pro 4×4 is the next step up from the old Slayer. It is obviously 4 wheel drive, it also has a new longer wheelbase and chassis for better stability while you’re bashing.

TRX 3.3 Engine

traxxas slayerThe Traxxas Slayer comes with the Traxxas TRX 3.3 engine which is crazy fast and provides ample torque to this short course nitro racing beast. If you know a bit about rc car engines here are some of the details on the TRX 3.3..

  • Precision composite slide carburetor
  • Powertune cooling head
  • Dyno-proven IPS crankshaft
  • Multi-port rear exhaust
  • Don’t forget about the Traxxas EZ-start system.

traxxas slayerPlus if anything ever happens to the Traxxas TRX 3.3 engine you have a full warranty, because Traxxas has the best customer service around.

EZ Start

The Traxxas EZ start system is a very convenient feature that allows you to have on board push-button electric starting. So with the push of a button your glow plug lights up and starts up your engine, cool hey?

Bigger, Longer, Faster, Stronger

The Traxxas slayer pro 4×4 is 30 mm longer then the original slayer which also gives it even more stability then it’s original counterpart. What does this mean for you? Well you won’t be flipping over as easily which gives you a lot more time to actually be racing/bashing the vehicle.

This thing has wicked suspension so you can take huge jumps without breaking all the little rc car parts. You can also thank the new hard-anodized aluminum GTR shocks for hard landings and rough riding. About the suspension… on the new pro 4×4 traxxas slayer they have made the suspension arms longer, this way you can corner way better while worrying less about wiping out on the corner.

Wheels/Tires

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When racing on a short course track, it’s important to have good gripping rc car tires, that’s why the Slayer comes with BFGoodrich or Kumbo tires. Also don’t forget this things gets over speeds of 50 MPH!

2.4 GHz Transmitter System

When you get the nitro Traxxas slayer it comes with a brand spankin new transmitter. NOT just any transmitter the all new 2.4 GHz one. This things is ripper… it will give you a very high output signal so you never lose track when you’re bashing/racing around. With the 2.4 GHz transmitter you can customize all of your settings such as throttle, steering and braking.

Fuel Tank, Air Filter, Resonator & More

What other details are we missing… oh yeah… on the the new Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 you get a very large fuel tank (150cc) which due to it’s design you get very good fuel flow no matter what type of terrain you’re on. If you’re not into the nitro rc cars, you can check out electric rc cars.

The as Slayer also comes with a great dual stage air filter. This will help trap any debris trying to get into your monster TRX 3.3 engine while maximizing air flow for supreme performance yo!

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What else…. right… the new mirror polish resonator – sounds cool don’t it? The resonator is your exhaust pipe, it’s super cool lookin color (silver/chrome). Your nitro rc slayer pro needs the exhaust for max power and efficiency.

It’s tuned so that when you’re coming off the race line you accelerate very quickly – don’t forget about that 50 + MPH. You can find more in our features section.

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Pro’s

  • This baby is great for bashing
  • Great for short course racing
  • super stable in the dirt, mud you name it
  • Very Durable – Can take a beating and keep on tickin
  • large fuel tank allows longer run times – more time for racing and less sitting around picking your nose!
  • Super Fast at 50 + Mph!
  • Exceptional body work – looks super cool man!
  • One Word folks – Nitro!

Con’s

  • likely to flip over easier on pavement
  • Not the easiest to tune due to the large amount of gizmos on the chassis.
  • As goes with any RC Car you can break small parts if you bash it extensively with no mercy 🙂

Traxxas Slayer Bodies

Do you want to pimp your traxxas slayer?  No worries there… Traxxas offers a bunch of rc car bodies to choose from such as…

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  • Greg Adler Edition
  • Mark Jenkins Edition
  • Mike Jenkins Edition
  • Douglas/Oberg Edition

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If you check out our rc hobby shop page you can browse around for other cool rc car slayer bodies.

Traxxas Slayer – Features

Here are the some of the new Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 features and old features on the first edition Traxxas Slayer

  • NEW! 30mm longer chassis from the 8-time National Champion Revo 3.3
  • NEW! Extended suspension arms increase width by 26mm
  • NEW! Hard-anodized, Teflon®-coated GTR shocks with titanium-nitride shafts
  • NEW! High-Torque, Waterproof steering and throttle servos
  • NEW! Officially licensed BFGoodrich and Kumho tires
  • NEW! Split-Spoke SCT wheels with chrome centers and colored beadlock trim
  • NEW! Aggressive, authentic Pro 4X4 body design
  • NEW! TQ 2.4GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link
  • TRX® 3.3 engine with EZ-Start® electric starting
  • Polished Resonator dual-champer tuned pipe
  • Auto-shifting 2-speed transmision
  • Compact receiver box with integrated personal transponder mount
  • High-flow dual-stage air filter
  • Large capacity 150cc fuel tank
  • Heavy-duty drivetrain with rubber-sealed ball bearings
  • Ready-To-Race® with ProGraphix® factory-finished and decaled body

courtesy of the traxxas website here.

What’s Included In The RTR?

So you might be wondering what the ready to run Traxxas slayer comes with? Well this baby comes fully assembled  and ready to rip up the track or local field. You get the 2.4 GHz radio transmitter system, already all installed and everything.

You get a sweet rc car body which is already painted and has decals n stuff. The rc car tires are obviously on there – you getta spare glow plug, air filter, tools and the EZ start battery w/ charger.

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Also don’t forget it will come with a nitro fuel bottle and detailed instructions on how to actually use the Traxxas Slayer. Something very important to note if you are a bit new or don’t like to read instructions. DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK… you could blow up your engine if you don’t read the instructions… so read em aight?

Don’t worry, if you still have problems you can always contact the Traxxas staff.. they  have unmatched customer service.

If you’re interested in buying the traxxas slash check out our online RC hobby shops we recommend.

Traxxas Slayer – Hop Ups, Parts, Upgrades & More.

You can rest assured there are plenty of aftermarket rc car parts, upgrades & hop ups for the Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4 and the original. Here are just a few of them…

  • Many many Slayer RC Car Bodies are available.
  • Integy MSR6 Silver Piggyback Shock
  • Tekno RC Brushless Motor Mount
  • MIP Spline Center CVD
  • GTR Shock Bodies
  • Lunsford Racing Titanium Pivot Balls
  • Hot Bodies Wheels w/Quake Tire
  • Slayer Decals
  • Roll Cage
  • Integy Alloy Machined Engine Mount
  • Sway bar kit – recommended for the Slayer.
  • And many more accessories and parts to choose from.

Are You Looking For The Traxxas Slayer Nitro Pro 4×4 Truck?

You might want to check HobbyTron.com (U.S.) and RC Planet (Global) for your RC car and truck needs, but it is recommended that you read ourTips For Selecting RC Cars and Trucks Online beforehand.

Read the comprehensive RC Hobby Shops reviews for more detailed information and to simplify your search.

Other Traxxas Products Of Interest

If Traxxas is not your first company of choice, I recommend HPI Racing to you.

  • Traxxas Slash – is a crazy electric short course rc racing truck that reaches very high speeds and can be bashed around to have fun.
  • Traxxas Summit – Check out the Traxxas Summit electric monster truck Review! This baby has a BIG engine that can tow small kids behind it – 3 Videos to prove it!
  • Traxxas Revo – is any persons dream RC monster truck. It outdoes any other RC truck, and with many parts and hop ups available and the TRX 3.3 engine, the Traxxas Revo is hard to beat.
  • Traxxas Rustler – The bright orange and black Traxxas Rustler is just a flash of color in action, reaching speeds of up to 50mph and available in both nitro and electric-powered versions.
  • Traxxas Stampede – is a force among RC Monster Trucks not to be reckoned with. The first among Traxxas’ monster trucks with superior handling and wide range of hop ups available, this RC vehicle leaves the sluggish, heavy rep of RC trucks in the dust.
  • Traxxas T Maxx – is the award winning, 4wd remote control monster truck featured in full flowing action in the Traxxas Tmaxx video.
  • rc car reviewsTraxxas Rally – The Traxxas Rally VXL is a 1/16th Electric RC Car. Great for RC Car drifting, sharp turns, fast maneuvers and good ol racing fun. It takes on the new type of racing called Gymkhana.. check it out!

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