This is the Traxxas LaTrax SST 1/18 4WD Ready to Run Short Course Truck. The LaTrax SST™ takes the fun of off-road Stadium Super Truck racing and packs it into a convenient, take-anywhere, 1/18 scale size. Equipped with a powerful motor, independent suspension, and 4-wheel drive, the SST is Ready-To-Race® right out of the box. A waterproof power system opens the door for all-weather driving excitement year round. Oil-filled shocks soak up the bumps and jumps, and provide smooth suspension movement over any terrain. Ball bearings combined with an efficient drivetrain and power system translate to smooth running and longer runtimes, while providing aggressive acceleration and exciting speed.
Like its full-size counterpart, SST is built to be fast and nimble while being extremely durable and able to withstand the rigors of all-terrain racing action. The all-weather electronics defeat the elements—driving through mud, snow, and water. The 2.4GHz radio system provides dependable, long-range control. SST is perfect for any age driver or skill level and comes fully assembled, painted, and Ready-To-Race with the included 6-cell 7.2V NiMH battery pack and 2amp DC charger. Everything you need is included in the package. The LaTrax SST is Powered By Traxxas, protected by world-class Traxxas support, 100% parts availability, and the LaTrax Lifetime Electronics Warranty.
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LaTrax 2-amp DC Peak Detecting: SST includes a 2amp peak detecting charger for quick, convenient, hassle-free charging. The charger uses a 12-Volt DC power outlet for charging on-the-go. 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 in the included high-capacity Power Cell battery (6-cell, 7.2-volt NiMH) for a perfect charge, run after run. Everything you need to power-up is in the box…even 4 AA alkaline batteries!
4-Wheel Drive Off-Terrain Versatility: SST stays true to the full-size race trucks that it's named after, with 4-wheel drive off-road performance that takes you places you might not expect and all-terrain versatility that takes the fun anywhere. The simple and efficient shaft drive sends power to all four tires and provides aggressive traction. True 4-wheel independent suspension keeps the tires planted over all different types of terrain, from smooth sidewalks to dirt lots. SST fits easily in a backpack and can be taken virtually anywhere. No matter where you go, SST is ready for the next racing adventure.
Waterproof, All-Weather Electronics for Total Driving Freedom: Waterproof, all-weather electronics means your fun doesn't stop just because of a little water. The waterproof servo and patent-pending weather-sealed receiver box let you keep going, even in wet conditions that send other trucks back to the workbench. Drive the SST where you want, when you want—the only limit is your imagination.
100% Fully Assembled and Ready-To-Race™: The 1/18 LaTrax SST is fully assembled with a 2.4GHz radio system, painted and decaled body, and easy instructions. A LaTrax 7.2V rechargeable NiMH battery pack, 2amp DC charger, and 4 Traxxas Power Cell AA alkaline batteries are also included. Everything you need for fun is in the box.
I bought two of these and love them! These are a fully ready to run out of the box, but after four days of driving it, I broke two shocks (the metal shaft at the lower "cup") from hitting rocks that fit between the front wheels, and three axles (at the "dog done" at the differential housing) while accelerating in a straight line! So plan on upgrading or replacing some of the parts. Luckily the Teton is almost exactly the same (except for tires (wheels & rims [same 12mm hex mounting], body [same mounting posts, not sure on location], etc.) so there are already lots of upgraded and discounted parts out there, including Aluminum axles and the Upgraded shock assemblies. You can also use the LaTrax Rally parts in a lot of places, including the spur and pinion to make it faster. These trucks are FAST, I would think upgrading them would make them on the verge of uncontrollable unless on a groomed track/surface. The only other things to note, I have to clean the spur and pinion gears with a razor blade every time I drive it on sand/dirt. Highly recommend, but warn that in pure stock form, it rips itself apart. LOVE IT!!!