Top 5 Nitro RC Cars From Traxxas
By Chelsey Lee

Traxxas has been making and distributing nitro rc cars for years now. They are known for the highest quality nitro rc cars on the market today and will be in the future to come. Seeing how popular Traxxas is I decided to make a top 5 list of nitro rc cars from Traxxas.

Here they are...

5. Traxxas Slayer

The traxxas slayer is the bigger bro to the slash and is one heck of a nitro rc car. The traxxas slayer is a short course racing truck and comes standard with the TRX 3.3 racing engine. I love the traxxas slayer because it can race on almost anything but is especially meant for the local track or backyard. The traxxas slayer comes ready to run (RTR) so you don't have to mess around with parts and can get to racing it right away. The traxxas slayer is the ultimate king in off road remote control car racing and will be for some time.

The traxxas slayer is a 4 wheel drive 1/10th scale remote control truggy. It can go up to 50 miles per hour with the TRX 3.3 racing engine, let's just think about that kind of speed for a second.

I give the traxxas slayer a 4.3 out of 5. I docked points because the slayer is a nitro remote control truck and it can cost money to run these things. Also the user will probably want to upgrade the tires eventually, not at all a bad rc truck!

4. Traxxas Stampede

The traxxas stampede is one of my favorite nitro rc cars in that it was ranked "truck of the year" by RC Car Action magazine which is the creme de la creme of rc car magazines. But that isn't all the reasons behind my decisions to make the traxxas stampede #4 on the countdown.

The nitro traxxas stampede is a monster and has some huge tires on it. The stampede has an older engine the TRX pro.15 nitro power. The traxxas stampede will drive over most terrain and does some wicked wheelies and some rock crawling. The traxxas stampede comes ready to run (RTR) so you can just start ripping up the dirt in moms backyard.

The talon tread pattern on the tires gives the traxxas stampede the ultimate traction control and makes handling corners and hills a breeze. The traxxas stampede is very stable because of the foam inserts that are provided.

I give the traxxas stampede a 4.4 out of 5 simply because it is a bit of an older model and can be pricey.

3. Traxxas 4 Tec

Coming in at #3 is the traxxas nitro 4 tec, a crazy ready to race nitro rc car. One of the main features of the traxxas 4 tec is the top speed. The traxxas 4 tec goes over 70 miles per hour, now that is what I call fast! How does it go so fast? Well, the traxxas nitro 4 tec comes with the new TRX 3.3 racing engine which permits insane amounts of horsepower and speed. Some may argue that it is one of the fastest nitro rc cars on the market today that is ready to run.

I've raced a lot of nitro rc cars before but none as powerful and as fast as the nitro 4 tec. The nitro 4 tec looks very aesthetically pleasing to the naked eye. Very nice body graphics reflect the style and speed of the very sleek looking chassis. The new mesh wheels look great and will definitely last a long time. Obviously the most appealing things about the nitro 4 tec is the giant TRX 3.3 engine and break neck speeds.

I give the Traxxas Nitro 4 Tec a 4.7 out of 5. The only reason the 4 tec does not get a 5 out of 5 is because it is for more advanced racers because of the speeds it can achieve right out of the box. This can cause your hard earned money to be burned in the first 5 minutes of playing with the 4 tec. Simply put the 4 tec is too fast for the beginner.

2. Traxxas T Maxx

The traxxas t maxx nitro rc truck ranks in at #2, most of the time people say "second is first for loser" but in this case it is not. The traxxas T Maxx is a 4x4 monster nitro truck that is ready to run (RTR) and one of traxxa's best selling nitro rc trucks on the market today. What sets the traxxas t maxx apart from the rest of the fleet? Adaptability! The traxxas T maxx can climb cliffs, do jumps, tear up asphalt, and go through mud bogs and still come out of all that in a wheelie.

Performance is what the traxxas t maxx is all about with the all new TRX 3.3 racing engine which offers incredible amounts of horsepower and torque. The traxxas t maxx is a very durable monster truck in that it can be bashed pretty hard and still function at %100, and it better for the price point.

I give the traxxas T maxx a 4.8 out 5. The traxxas t maxx was docked marks for price point and a few other things such as further upgrades and such. You will never be sorry driving a nitro monster truck like the traxxas T maxx.

1. Traxxas Revo

Drum roll please!

My #1 favorite nitro rc car from traxxas is the Revo. The traxxas revo has proven itself over and over again in that it is a very capable monster truck that can handle almost anything, except flying. The traxxas revo is a very durable and stable rc truck as I have personally tested it many times.

I've bashed the revo, taken jumps with the revo and it still works! The revo is pretty fast too, I've gotten speeds of over 45 miles per hour. The traxxas revo is a benchmark rc truck, which means it will be tested against for years to come. It is the all around best rc truck on the planet in my opinion (my opinion could be biased hehe).

I always love upgrading to a different radio when I buy a new revo, because I spend a lot of time at the track and want to hone in my skills on a good radio controller. All in all the traxxas revo is super capable of any surroundings or environment you introduce it to, and can bash like no other nitro rc truck.

I give the traxxas revo a 4.9 out of 5 possible marks. Why 4.9? Well my friends...nothing can be perfect, not even my revo.

Chelsey lee writes for an rc cars blog about nitro rc cars and the traxxas stampede. She is an industry resource on remote control cars & trucks.

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