Traxxas Slayer Pro 4WD Short-Course Race Truck

  • Also available in Race Replica versions with officially licensed Fabtech® and AMSOIL® paint and graphics!
  • Real Pro 4WD Action in a Nitro Powered
    Short-Course Race Truck
  • 4-Wheel Drive
  • 50+mph*

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Short-Course Action With Incredible Power & Speed!

Only Slayer™ puts you behind the wheel of an authentic short-course racing truck with the award-winning power and performance of Traxxas' TRX® 3.3 Racing Engine. With a power-to-weight ratio that rivals the full-size 900+ horsepower Pro 4WD racing trucks that compete in TORC™ (THE Traxxas Off-Road Championship™) series events, Slayer brings the excitement of short-course racing to your backyard, local track or favorite R/C hot spot. Fully assembled and Ready-To-Race®, Slayer delivers the raw sound of nitro burning horsepower and the fierce intensity of wheel-to-wheel competition. It's the ultimate in realism in off-road racing.

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Get tips in the PIT PASS section
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Get your Slayer track-ready!
Traxxas Slayer Setup & Tuning Guide! It's in the Pit Pass section.
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Suspension & Chassis Innovation
From The Award-Winning Revo

Seven consecutive national championships has proven the superior design of the Revo-Spec rocker-actuated suspension system that mirrors the huge travel and plush damping of the full-size Pro 4WD short course race trucks. Full-time 4-Wheel-Drive delivers track-gripping traction for hard hitting acceleration through the turns and precise control that lets you thread the needle through the traffic. The patent-pending suspension has greater travel than typical nitro buggies and trucks, and can soak up big hits that would sideline other trucks. The suspension action is light and supple over small bumps, but when bigger jolts compress the suspension farther, the progressive rocker geometry instantly increases spring and damping rates to absorb the impact. And it's fully adjustable; ride height, progressive rate, and damping can all be fine tuned independently. This no-compromise setup is simply not possible with conventional suspension designs.

Slayer is built on the 3D semi-monocoque chassis originally developed for the Revo. Formed from 3mm 6061 aluminum, the chassis is titanium-anodized and T6 hardened for strength. The integrated battery box accepts 4 AA cells or a 5-cell rechargeable receiver pack (sold separately). The ultra compact throttle servo mount ties rigidly into the chassis and supports the air filter, and the low-profile receiver box protects our latest 2216 4-channel micro receiver. A blue-anodized crimp nut locks the antenna tube in place, so it stays put no matter how rough the racing gets, and an integrated roll hoop/carrying handle spares the TRX 3.3 engine from rollover abuse.

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Slayer Blasts Past 50mph With TRX 3.3 Power!

Pro 4WD racing demands maximum horsepower to turn up the heat on the race track. Slayer punches hard with massive TRX 3.3 power. With its huge, wide powerband, bury the throttle at anytime to send all four tires into a raging fury of roosting dirt. The championship-winning TRX 3.3 Racing Engine drives a low-mass 2-speed transmission for amazing acceleration and top speed. The transmission is forward-only, eliminating the extra components and weight of reverse for quick-revving performance—top speeds can exceed 45mph out of the box and 50+ with an optional clutch bell, with tire-shredding acceleration off the line. The 150cc fuel tank developed for the Revo® Platinum Edition delivers extra run time between fill ups for hours of driving fun, and a high-flow dual-stage air filter and Resonator™ mirror-polish aluminum tuned pipe keep the TRX 3.3 engine breathing clean and running its best. The TRX 3.3 engine is an investment in performance for years to come, fully protected by the exclusive Traxxas Lifetime Engine Replacement Plan.

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Authentic Pro 4WD Looks

With three full-size trucks in TORC competition, Traxxas knows how an R/C short-course racer should look and handle. Slayer's full-fendered bodywork captures the look of Mike Jenkins #47 Pro 4WD race machine, and the satin-finish wheels have a bead-lock look just like the real deal. For a track-ready look that performs, Traxxas' engineers developed a multi-terrain tread design and specially formulated rubber compound to give Slayer the perfect balance of forward traction and slip-angle in turns. R/C racing has never been so real.

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Download the SLAYER Box Panels

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QUICK FEATURES ON SLAYER (#5908) (2008)
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  • Available in Race Replica versions with officially licensed Fabtech® and AMSOIL® paint and graphics!
  • Realistic short-course body with tube-style bumpers and nerf bars
  • Satin-chrome wheels and multi-terrain, soft-compound tires
  • Auto-shifting 2-speed transmision
  • TRX® 3.3 engine with EZ-Start® electric starting
  • Polished Resonator dual-champer tuned pipe
  • GTR™ threaded aluminum shocks
  • 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
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Push-Button Electric Starting

Starting a nitro engine has never been easier! Traxxas' exclusive EZ-Start® system eliminates the need for starter cords, glow starters and other gear to keep up with. To bring Slayer to life, just 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. There's no faster, easier or better way to start a nitro engine.

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100% Fully Assembled and Ready-To-Race®

The Traxxas Slayer comes fully-assembled and Ready-To-Race® with the TQ radio system installed and adjusted, painted and decaled body, pre-glued tires, and detailed instructions. Traxxas backs Slayer and all of our products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or e-mail. Unmatched parts support allows Slayer to be serviced with parts and support from thousands of hobby dealers worldwide. Traxxas goes the extra mile to ensure that your R/C experience is easy and fun (and fast!). Follow the details tab above to go in depth on all the Slayer performance benefits and also be sure to check out the videos page to see the Slayer in action for yourself.

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MODEL 5908: Fully assembled, Ready-To-Race®, with TQ™ radio,
TRX® 3.3 Racing Engine and ProGraphix® painted body.