TRX® 3.3 Racing Engine
Where Power Meets Technology® No other engine combines power, reliability and convenience as well as the TRX 3.3 Racing Engine. This high-performance powerplant features a precision composite slide carburetor for easy tuning and crisp throttle response, PowerTune™ blue-anodized cooling head, dyno-proven IPS crankshaft and multi-port rear exhaust. The TRX 3.3 engine is also equipped with the exclusive Traxxas EZ-Start® electric starting system that makes starting the Nitro Slash as easy as pushing a button.
EZ-Start® Electric Starting
With EZ-Start, there’s no need for starter cords, glow starters or their hassles. Instead, all you have to do is insert the EZ-Start into the starter port and push the start button. It only takes one hand! The Traxxas EZ-Start lights the glow plug and starts the engine in seconds, and exclusive Smart Start™ technology monitors critical starting functions, automatically sensing and diagnosing potential problems for troublefree engine starting every time. LEDs provide realtime status, even alerting you when a glow plug has failed.
The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race® Radio System
Traxxas models deserve the world's most advanced Ready-To-Race radio system. The radio system after all is the sole connection between the driver and machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance. It's so advanced; it doesn't even need an external antenna. However, the most important feature may already be in your pocket. The TQi can be equipped with an optional Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511) that turns your Android, iPad®, iPad mini®, iPhone® or iPod touch® into a powerful tuning tool for your Traxxas model. The full-color display combines with the Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that unlocks the mysteries of optimizing your radio system for ultimate vehicle control.
Traxxas Stability Management®
Traxxas Stability Management TSM® makes it possible to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into Traxxas models by making it much easier to control the vehicle on common slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow. Punch it off the line and TSM goes to work sensing the vehicle’s direction and making steering corrections to provide straight-ahead fullthrottle acceleration without fishtailing, spinouts, and loss of control. TSM also works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. Braking is dramatically improved as TSM works to keep Traxxas trucks arrow straight until they come to a complete stop. Traxxas TSM gives all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on driving fun or introducing unexpected side effects that can be found on other systems such as drastically reduced turning radius, braking assistance that times out (quits), throttle restrictions, and an overall disconnected driving feel. Traxxas engineers developed superior tuning algorithms that run on high-speed, precision electronic components to create a system that works invisibly, in the background, without ever limiting throttle. TSM can be fine tuned (or turned off) for different surfaces by simply adjusting the multi-function knob on the TQi transmitter, or by adjusting the slider in the Traxxas Link app. The result is driving faster, with more ease, and having more fun. In fact, the driver may not even realize how much TSM is helping until it is turned off and their driving skills are tested without it!
Everything is Traxxas-tough as you’d expect. This is short course performance on a whole new level! (click here for more details about TSM)
2-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
Nitro Slash includes a 2-amp peak detecting charger for quick, convenient, hassle-free charging of the EZ-Start battery. The charger uses a 12-Volt DC power outlet for charging for 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.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™
Nitro Slash's advanced 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 shock rebuild kits.
Large High-Volume Dual-Stage Air Filter
The Nitro Slash’s high-output TRX 3.3 engine breathes clean air through a large air filter. The dual-stage design traps large particles in the outer element, while the inner element flows clean air to the engine. The larger diameter foam elements allow greater airflow, and more air means more horsepower.
150cc Fuel Tank
More fuel means more drive time between refills, and with 150cc on board, Nitro Slash stretches every run. A pull handle makes it easy to yank the tank open for fast filling, and the tank is specially designed to maintain consistent fuel flow no matter how rough the driving conditions. The tank’s lowered sump keeps the fuel pickup submerged, and baffles prevent fuel from sloshing out of the sump.
Enclosed Receiver and Battery Boxes
The compact battery box accepts 4 AA alkaline batteries or a 5-cell rechargeable receiver pack (#3037 sold separately) and it integrates the on/off switch for convenient access. The receiver is housed in an enclosed box to protect it from dirt, debris, and fuel splashes.
High-Torque Steering and Throttle Servos
A high-speed short course truck needs powerful servos for responsive performance. The included Traxxas high-torque steering servo comes standard for enhanced steering authority and reliability.
Magnum 281™ Transmission
The Nitro Magnum 281™ single speed transmission is built Nitro Tough™ with 32 pitch gears, metal top gear and idler gear, and smooth-running, long-lasting precision ball bearings. This proven, track-tested, three-gear design is built for performance driving applications.
Adjustable Slipper Clutch
The slipper clutch on the Nitro Slash is fully adjustable to control the power output to the rear wheels for increased traction control on a wide variety of surfaces. It also protects the transmission during high-impact jump landings.
Planetary Gear Differential
The Traxxas planetary gear differential features a nylon housing for long life. It uses hardened steel internal gears for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum tire-shredding torque to the wheels.
Nitro Slash's telescoping, universal-joint driveshafts may look familiar but they have evolved for increased strength and articulation. Traxxas U-joint driveshafts allow for maximum suspension movement resulting in longer travel and tighter turning. Extra material and design tweaks greatly increase torque handling. The shafts can even be used to upgrade Nitro Slash and other Traxxas models!
Call it a factory 'works' pipe. The pipe length and shape are dyno-tuned for the TRX 3.3 to bring out the most power over the broadest RPM range. All that means is you can nail the throttle hard at any speed and get some serious roost.
Race Replica Painted Bodies
Nitro Slash rolls out of the box ready for action with a factory-finished and mounted Race Replica body and decals already applied for you, so its Ready-to-Race®.
Realistic & Functional Front and Rear Bumpers
More than mere styling pieces, Nitro Slash’s tube-style front and rear bumpers provide crash protection while adding to the truck’s realistic looks. The bumpers are designed to flex and spring back from impacts to protect the chassis and body.
Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. The Nitro Slash is completely adjustable right out of the box to fine tune handling agility and high-speed performance. Captured rod ends provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Nitro Slash is built for extreme offroad use, so only the best rubber-sealed bearings will do. Traxxas’ precision ball-bearings resist dirt and dust to deliver lasting low-friction performance, run after run.
Over $50 in Included Accessories
8 AA batteries and Traxxas Top Fuel® Power Plus™ to pour into the tank; that's all you need to go from the box to the backyard with the Nitro Slash. The Nitro Slash is fully assembled, with pre-glued tires, a mounted and trimmed ProGraphix® body and dialed-in electronics. But we didn't stop there, a high-quality 6-cell EZ-Start battery is included with a 2-amp DC peak detecting fast charger. A 500cc fuel bottle is also included for fast fillups, and there's even a spare glow plug and air filter element to keep you running strong. A precision metric specialty tool set is also included for easy servicing. Everything you need to experience nitro fun the Traxxas way is in the box.
We offer the best support, period. Nobody works harder than Traxxas to be accessible to you. We have friendly toll-free phone support that’s available from 8:30am to 9pm central time weekdays. Just call 1-888-TRAXXAS. We also offer email support anytime at support@Traxxas.com. Parts and service are available from a network of almost 2,000 hobby dealers worldwide. Traxxas models are about experiencing total performance and satisfaction, not just in the products, but also with the company that stands behind them.
MODEL 44056-3: Fully assembled, Ready-To-Race®, with TQi™ 2.4GHz Radio System,
Traxxas Stability Management®, 2-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger and TRX 3.3® Racing Engine.