Traxxas Bigfoot – Review

“The Original Monster Truck”. Traxxas BigFoot, This is the truck that started the monster truck phenomenon and brought car-crushing fun and excitement to fairgrounds and arenas everywhere. Traxxas fully captures the spirit and classic look of BIGFOOT in amazing detail with this fully licensed replica.

You can Relive the thrill of your first monster truck event with this classic powerhouse. Hammer the throttle for non-stop wheelies and crush the competition underneath its towering stance. Built Tough the Traxxas way for all-day fun, BIGFOOT comes fully assembled, waterproof, and Ready-To-Race.Traxxas BigFoot RC monster truck

Monster Truck – Legendary

With a truck as legendary as BIGFOOT, Traxxas went all-in to create a replica body worthy of the BIGFOOT name. BIGFOOT wouldn’t be the same without thousands of stadium lights gleaming off its miles of chrome. From the molded chrome bumpers to the KC lights on top of the chrome roll bar, BIGFOOT commands attention.

The highly detailed molded chrome grill stands ready to feed the massive big block engine with its impressive high rise dual-carb manifold. The brilliant blue metallic paint of the officially licensed F-100 Ford XLT Ranger body and authentic BIGFOOT No. 1 decals recapture the excitement of “The Original Monster Truck.” This is the BIGFOOT from Traxxas. One look and you know it means business!Traxxas BigFoot Monster Truck

BIGFOOT is not one to sit on the shelf. This monster truck is built and meant to fly through the air over giant jumps and rip extreme roosts with its massive tires. Traxxas Based this truck on the proven strength and reliable performance of the 2WD Stampede, BIGFOOT rides high and runs fast with 30+mph speed and ground-pounding durability.

The Titan 550 motor’s brute power makes this monster truck a winner and the waterproof electronics make the whole world your arena. Mud, rain, and snow won’t stop the show! BIGFOOT arrives fully assembled and Ready-to-Race right out of the box. All you need is, Just charge up the battery and prepare for extreme excitement! BIGFOOT No. 1 is monster truck royalty with the excitement and driving fun that could only come from Traxxas.

BigFoot – Power SystemTraxxas BigFoot Titan 550 Motor

Titan 550 Motor BIGFOOT comes equipped with a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor for some serious rock crushing torque, hardcore wheelies, and just about any other off-road 4-wheel fun demanding real horsepower. The Titan features an over-sized armature that is equipped with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities.

The integrated cooling fan lowers the running temperatures, Which provides extended run times. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and provides consistent torque and high speeds from one run to the next, without fading.

Transmission – The Magnum 272 BIGFOOT’s Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with all metal gear internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. This Combined with the smooth 48-pitch gears, The power is delivered quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint driveshafts.Traxxas BigFoot Magnum 272 Transmission

The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks. The molded motor plate now includes finned cooling channels where the motor mounts to the motor plate. The cooling channels work well with the internal Titan 12T motor fan to pull air through the motor for superior cooling.

XL-5 Electronic Speed Control BigFoot’s XL-5 ESC. Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units.

Traxxas XL-5 Electronic speed control The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design with low voltage detection for compatibility with 2-cell LiPo battery packs, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-7cell NiMH and 2-cell LiPo compatibility, and built-in BEC. This High-frequency operation combined with the ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully proportional speed control.

An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patented Training Mode. The Training mode profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to gain their control skills before unleashing the full power of this monster truck.

WaterProof Electronics – Traxxas Exclusive

High-Torque Steering ServoTraxxas 2056 high torque steering servo

Every monster truck needs a powerful steering servo for smooth and responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers that with the 2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going even when things get wet.

Receiver Box

BIGFOOT’s innovative receiver box is fully waterproof, yet it’s easy to access the receiver for maintenance. The exclusive patented design holds a 3-channel micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range R/C performance. So your transmitter can stay connected to your truck where ever you are.

3-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe SecurityTraxxas BigFoot XL-5 3-channel micro Receiver

The TQ 2.4GHz micro receiver fits easily into almost any vehicle and features dual channel-1 steering outputs. The integrated LINK button makes it fast and easy to bind the receiver, and the two-color LED indicates power-on and bind status for fool-proof control and convenience.

The receiver comes already connected to the vehicle. In the event of signal loss due to an accidental transmitter switch-off or depleted batteries, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position. The Fail Safe programming is conveniently built-in and does not need to be set or activated.

2.4GHz Radio System – Precision ControlTraxxas TQ 2.4GHz transmitter

With the TQ 2.4GHz radio system, There is no messing around. There are no frequencies to manage, so the focus is on having fun. Just turn the transmitter on and it is ready to go. Race multiple vehicles at the same time without the worry of interference. The TQ’s advanced programming provides long-range control with smooth, glitch-free performance. The ergonomic design of this transmitter is comfortable for all day driving with an internal antenna that is impervious to damage.

Traxxas BigFoot – Wheel And TiresTraxxas BigFoot wheels and tires

Rugged tires developed specifically for Traxxas monster trucks to emulate the “hand carved” look of the full-size treads, and are molded in a unique compound that hooks up for maximum acceleration and great grip on a wide variety of surfaces including dirt, grass, pavement, and rocks. These Terra groove tires and bead-lock style wheels offer Deep-dish detailing to complete the aggressive, authentic look of BigFoot.

Torque-Control – Slipper ClutchTraxxas BigFoot Slipper Clutch Assembly

Traxxas implemented the Revo technology that is utilized to manage the increased power from the Titan 12T motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to help dissipate heat and provide consistent traction control.

This semi-metallic friction material remains stable across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can count on, run after run. The Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering the slipper adjustment for more convenience and less slipper wear due to improper adjustments.

Brushless Ready – BigFoot Set-up

Brushless Ready Differential

The composite planetary gear differential now features a steel ring gear with a nylon gear housing for long life. Traxxas 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 for some real excitement.

Telescoping DriveshaftsTraxxas BigFoot Telescoping Driveshafts

Slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.

High 4″ Ground Clearance

With 4-inches of center ground clearance, BIGFOOT goes places other trucks can’t! BIGFOOT easily tackles real-world obstacles such as tall grass, curbs, and rocks without getting snagged or hung up on obstacles.

Oil Filled X-ring shocks BIGFOOT’s oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal and super-smooth performance. They are fully tuneable with a wide range of oils, springs, and pistons. You can use a heavier oil for a stiffer suspension feel or a lighter oil for a much softer ride.Traxxas BigFoot Ultra Shocks

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 rebuild kits.

Traxxas BigFoot – Details and Features

Quick Replica Details:

  • Brilliant metallic blue paint gleams on the heavy-duty officially licensed F-100 Ford XLT Ranger body
  • The beefy chrome front bumper with replica winch and KC fog lights is built Traxxas-tough
  • The stunning chrome grill is authentic down to the smallest details with its light buckets and reflectors
  • The realistic high rise dual-carb manifold secures firmly to the hood
  • Chrome KC Lights straddle the massive chrome roll bar for that tough monster truck look
  • Authentic monster truck tires ride on beautiful chrome rims
  • The chrome rear bumper looks tough enough to tow a sled in a pulling competition
  • Chrome body accents and authentic decals replicate the Original BIGFOOT and its show-stopping looks.

See Traxxas BigFoot’s brute power.

   Quick Features:

  • Heavy-duty, extra-thick Lexan BIGFOOT No.1 Licensed Monster Truck Body
  • TQ 2.4GHz radio system
  • Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
  • Traxxas iD-Equipped 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery
  • Waterproof electronics all-weather, all-season R/C excitement
  • Watertight receiver box and 3 channel TQ receiver
  • Titan 12-Turn 550 modified motor
  • Powerful XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
  • Black composite parts
  • Included optional 19-tooth pinion gear
  • Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch
  • Authentic monster truck tires on chrome rims
  • Powder coated white springs

Traxxas BigFoot can be purchased at many online retailers at a price of $229.95

The Traxxas BigFoot is Also available in a red, white and blue edition.

See the Traxxas BigFoot in winter.

Top customer reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars: the finish and paint on the body are nice! Put it all together

August 16, 2018, Verified Purchase

Wow! I just received my Traxxas Bigfoot #1 the other day, took it out of the box and was impressed, the finish and paint on the body is nice! Put it all together, which was basically just charging the battery, locking it down and then installing body with all the supplied body washer and pins. Turned it on and wow, this thing is fast! Although I need to put the wheelie bar I order with it on, cause otherwise ya just scuffing up the nice chrome rear bumper. I am 43 years old and this is my first RC in over 25 years. I am amazed at how far these RC trucks have come since I was a kid. Traxxas makes this truck fun for even an adult kid like me, and it has hit a curb, plenty flips, and rolls and still just ask for more. Although I really am getting better at controlling it because the body is just too beautiful to scratch all up! Anyway, I would recommend this to anyone, for the money it is plenty of fun and entertainment.

Awesome looking BigFoot!

June 4, 2018, Verified Purchase

Awesome looking RC truck! It’s really fast too! Look forward to creating a fun RC Monster Truck show!

Awesome! I bought it for my 5-year-old…

May 28, 2018, Verified Purchase

Awesome! I bought it for my 5-year-old, and I play with it more than he does. If you are new to R/C like me, just expect things are going to break when you… I mean your kid is driving it. You will have to order parts at some point and get some YouTube lessons in repair. Easy stuff though, but it can add up. Just be aware of that.

Original Monster Truck – BigFoot Thoughts

The Traxxas BigFoot is a really impressive RC monster truck. This truck handles great off-road and does some pretty awesome wheelies too. “If” you’re running it on dirt, don’t stand too close. The BigFoot will throw some serious rooster tails, which is really cool to see.

This is a monster truck I would totally recommend to anyone looking for an off-road RC monster truck. The details Traxxas has put into the bodywork is truly amazing. Makes you almost want to put the body up and find a different body to run and beat up.

Check my previous post For more information on Monster Trucks!

What do you think of the Traxxas BigFoot Monster Truck? Would you own it? I think so. “I” would really like to hear your thoughts. So leave a comment and let me know. Thanks in advance.

10 thoughts on “Traxxas Bigfoot – Review

  1. WOW!!! wow!!! WOW!!! … I don’t know what to say. I can see myself having hours of fun with my grandson. I just love this Bigfoot. So much power and so detailed. Love the size, the power , the wheels and … the mud. Can’t wait to get one. Jim

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  2. Wow. I didn’t know there was a niche for this. Although I’m a girl, I grew up with 4 brothers, and I always loved their giant monster trucks! Great job on doing such a thorough review.

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    1. Hi Shalisha,
      There is a niche for just about anything. These monster trucks are truly amazing machines. I hope your brothers let you try there’s out? Anyway thank you for sharing.
      Hope you have a great day.

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  3. What wonderful information. All of my questions were answered while reading this and I can say I am impressed. I think the Bigfoot by Traxxas is a must have for all RC fans. Thank You. Maryann

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    1. Hi Dom,
      I try to be as thorough as possible, to give everyone all the information on the product that they would need.
      Thank you and have a great day.

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  4. Loved this post. This is a must see for all RC enthusiasts It’s jam packed with information. I’m looking forward to future posts thank you.
    David

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    1. Hi David,
      I try and gather as much information as possible, so that everyone can have all the information they need on the product. Thank you, hope you have a great day.

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