The Traxxas 4-TEC 2.0 is Now Available without a Body (and with a Brushless Motor)

The Traxxas 4-TEC 2.0 is Now Available without a Body (and with a Brushless Motor)

Traxxas revived their 4-TEC platform earlier this year by rolling it out in style. Their Ford GT (1/10) Supercar is truly a thing of beauty and replicates the body lines and contours of the 1:1 Ford GT beautifully. While beautiful, both visually and technically, there was one area of the car which left me scratching my head.

The base motor for this vehicle was a brushless powerplant. With the amazing, art-like body which sat atop the chassis screaming “speed”, why not give it a heart which matches that pace? Well, fellow speed-freaks, your prayers have been answered. Somewhat.

Traxxas 4-TEC Brushless - Side

The Traxxas 4-TEC platform can now be purchases in a bodiless configuration with either a brushed or brushless motor option. Both chassis options come packed with features and are ready for most standard 200mm bodies.

Outside of the different powerplants, both chassis configurations share a number of features, such as a 2.4GHz radio system (Traxxas TQ), waterproof/water resistant electronics, full-time all-wheel-drive, and more. The brushless chassis also gains the Traxxas Stability Management system to keep this 70+mph (estimated) land-rocket headed in the right direction.

Traxxas 4-TEC Brushless Chassis

In addition to the power differences, the brushless 4-TEC 2.0 chassis is listed as being roughly 4 inches longer than the brushed version. After reviewing some of the photos, I’m guessing that this difference comes from some of the adjustable areas on both chassis.

Traxxas 4-TEC AWD Chassis (Brushed) Specs

  • Length: 14.94 Inches (379mm)
  • Front Track: 7.7 Inches (196mm)
  • Rear Track: 7.9 Inches (200mm)
  • Center Ground Clearance: 0.3 Inches (9mm)
  • Weight: 2.81lbs (1.28kg)
  • Height (overall): 2.43 Inches (62mm)
  • Wheelbase: 10.1 Inches (256mm)
  • Shock Length: Short (front and rear)
  • Tire Diameter: 2.6 Inches (66mm)
  • Tire Width (front): 1.0 Inches (26mm)
  • Tire Width (rear): 1.2 Inches (30mm)
  • Wheel Diameter: 2.1 Inches (53mm)
  • Speed Control Type: XL-5™ Electronic Speed Control
  • Motor (electric): Titan® 12T 550 (12-Turn)
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 9.49
  • Differential Type: Hardened Steel Bevel, Sealed, Limited Slip
  • Gear Pitch: 48
  • Chassis Structure/Material: Molded Tub / Nylon Composite
  • Drive System: Shaft-Driven, Direct Drive 4WD
  • Steering: Dual-Bellcrank
  • Radio System: TQ™ 2.4GHz Radio with #6519 3-Channel Micro Receiver
  • Top Speed: 30+mph*
  • Battery Tray: 158mm long / 46mm wide / 23 or 26mm high

Traxxas 4-TEC AWD Chassis (Brushless) Specs

  • Length: 18.1 Inches (460mm)
  • Front Track: 7.7 Inches (196mm)
  • Rear Track: 7.9 Inches (200mm)
  • Center Ground Clearance: 0.3 Inches (9mm)
  • Weight: 3.18lbs (1.44kg)
  • Height (overall): 5.07 Inches (129mm)
  • Wheelbase: 10.1 Inches (256mm)
  • Shock Length: Short (front and rear)
  • Tire Diameter: 2.6 Inches (66mm)
  • Tire Width (front): 1.0 Inches (26mm)
  • Tire Width (rear): 1.2 Inches (30mm)
  • Wheel Diameter: 2.1 Inches (53mm)
  • Speed Control Type: VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control
  • Motor (electric): Velineon® 3500 Brushless
  • Overall Drive Ratio: 6.87
  • Differential Type: Hardened Steel Bevel, Sealed, Limited Slip
  • Gear Pitch: 48
  • Chassis Structure/Material: Molded Tub / Nylon Composite
  • Drive System: Shaft-Driven, Direct Drive 4WD
  • Steering: Dual-Bellcrank
  • Radio System: TQi™ 2.4GHz Radio with TSM® receiver
  • Top Speed: 70+mph*
  • Battery Tray: 158mm long / 46mm wide / 23 or 26mm high

Both chassis configurations require you to supply your own NiMh or LiPo battery and charger (as well as a body). The brushed 4-TEC package is priced at $225.99 and the brushless version is priced at $375.99. Each model can be purchased online or at your local Traxxas dealer.

Learn more about these two new models at Traxxas.com.

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