Traxxas Revo 3 3 Review – Revo 3.3 4×4 Nitro Truck

Traxxas Revo 3.3

The Traxxas Revo 3.3 has more than just an impressive list of features to offer. These features are each specifically engineered and integrated into the model to provide capability and convenience that equates to fun and excitement! The Revo 3.3 defines what it means to have monster truck performance, the standard bearer for cutting-edge innovation and limitless capability that all others are measured against.

Revo Power – TRX 3.3 Race EngineTRX 3.3 Nitro Race Engine

The powerful TRX 3.3 Racing Engine is the heart of the Revo 3.3, delivering extremely superior race engine performance that’s unbeatable whether your on or off the track. The TRX 3.3 Racing Engine features a precision composite slide carburetor, PowerTune cooling head, dyno proven IPS crankshaft, multi-port rear exhaust, and the starting convenience of the exclusive Traxxas EZ-Start system.

Years of testing and proven performance deliver the easiest-to-tune, most dependable, most powerful Ready-To-Run engine available. It’s competition-proven power with convenience and reliability for all-day driving fun.


Push Button – EZ-Start

Traxxas EZ Start

Start your engines the EZ way, The Traxxas EZ-Start offers pure convenience with the true one-handed operation and complete push-button electric starting. The EZ-Start is the safest, quickest and most reliable way to start your engine. The Traxxas EZ-Start lights your glow plug and starts your engine quickly and smoothly at the push of a button.

Traxxas EZ Start System

Traxxas’ exclusive Smart Start technology monitors critical Revo 3.3 starting functions, automatically sensing and diagnosing potential problems for trouble-free engine starting every time! Once you’ve used EZ-Start you’ll wonder how you ever enjoyed a nitro engine without it. The Revo 3.3’s included EZ-Start battery and fast charger, everything you need to enjoy electric starting convenience is right in the box.


Heavy-Duty Reversing Transmission

Revo 3.3 Reversing Transmission

Traxxas Revo 3.3’s heavy-duty reversing transmission lets you easily back out of tight spots with just a flick of a switch, while the OptiDrive Electronic Transmission Control guarantees safe, smooth engagement every time. Revo engineering makes it the smoothest reversing system available on any nitro truck.

OptiDrive allows constant drive engagement, so shifts are fast and seamless. The electronic control also prevents accidental shifting while the truck is in moving above certain speeds. The shift module will only allow the transmission to shift when the Revo 3.3 has slowed down to a safe speed.

Revo optidrive electronic module

In addition to providing the absolute best performance, the OptiDrive system allows a lighter transmission with fewer moving parts for reduced internal mass and greater torque handling. That means more monster fun with no penalty for the convenience of having reverse.


Fuel and Batteries – TRX 3.3


Revo 3.3 fuel bottle
All you need to get this monster truck ready for some backyard fun is 4-AA batteries for the transmitter, and Traxxas Top Fuel to pour into the tank. This Revo 3.3 is fully assembled and ready to run, with pre-glued tires, mounted and trimmed ProGraphix body and pre-calibrated electronics.

Traxxas also made a high-quality 5-cell NiMH receiver pack, 6-cell EZ-Start battery and a 2amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger and a 500cc fuel bottle for fast fill-ups are also included.

Traxxas even throws in a spare glow plug and air filter element to keep you running strong. They also supplied a precision metric specialty toolset for easy servicing. Everything you need to experience nitro monster fun the Traxxas way is included n the box.


Factory-Equipped Real-Time Telemetry:

The Traxxas TQi 2.4GHz radio system features the exclusive Traxxas Link wireless Module, This is a revolutionary concept that harnesses the power of your Android smartphone, Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to create the ultimate pro-caliber radio system.

The TQi radio system keeps you in complete control with the latest 2.4GHz technology for reliability and convenience. There is nothing to it, Just switch on and drive. ­

Traxxas Revo 3.3 Traxxas Link Wireless Module

This radio system is the World’s Most Advanced Ready-To-Run Radio System, That Connects Wirelessly to the Traxxas Link App. The TQi connects wirelessly to the latest Traxxas Link app for the ultimate in ease-of-use and control. The TQi radio system can be equipped with the Traxxas Link Wireless Module to unlock exciting features such as instant Bluetooth connectivity.

Access to the full range of powerful TQi tuning and telemetry tools through an intuitive high-definition graphical interface. This allows you to monitor live data of how your vehicle is performing. You can view temperature, Battery volts, and speed.

This also provides the ability to have a friend remotely monitor real-time telemetry while you focus on mashing the throttle. Your co-driver can even make adjustments for you, remotely, while you drive. No other radio system can do that.


Geode Wheels and 6.3″ Maxx Tires:

Traxxas Geode chrome wheels with 17mm hex hubs wear massive 6.3″ Maxx sized tires for big ground clearance and total traction in all conditions. The Traxxas Revo’s wheels offer an extra 1/2 inch of offset, To provide a total of 1-inch extra width for greater vehicle stability.

Traxxas Revo 3.3 Maxx tires and wheels

the beefy six-spoke design is extra strong and uses Traxxas’ exclusive 17mm splined hex to withstand off-road abuse. The tires are designed for true multi-terrain versatility. A soft compound used for the Maxx tires maximize performance for superior traction no matter where nitro-powered monster fun takes you.

Wheel Hub and Hex Nut – Aluminum

Traxxas Revo 3.3 17mm hubs and wheel nuts provide true alignment and superior torque handling. The splined design interlocks with the Geode wheels for a solid fit that holds tight.

The ground-breaking design also accepts traditional aftermarket 17mm hex wheels for different wheel options, and an easy-to-use molded wheel wrench is included for easy wheel removal and installation.

Dual, High-Torque, Waterproof, Steering Servo:

Revo 3.3’s dual-digital servo steering system delivers 250 oz.-in of torque for powerful, responsive handling, plus they’re waterproof for ultimate reliability. Revo 3.3 uses dual 2075 steering servos, each producing 125 oz.-in. Of torque.

Traxxas Revo 3.3 Steering Servo 2075

These dual servos are lighter and more compact than a single large servo, and together they deliver unmatched monster steering response and quick .16-second transit time. The Digital circuitry and ball-bearing output shafts give these servos incredibly precise centering, lightning-fast response, and superior power to keep the fun going.

Ready To Run Model

The Traxxas Revo 3.3 alone is the ultimate nitro monster truck. The Revo 3.3 1/10 scale 4×4 TQI nitro powered monster truck with TSM. The Revo 3.3 is a pure monster to its core with its massive presence, meaner gaze, and feature-rich capability. More importantly, The Revo’s advanced engineering equips it for fun, and the Revo 3.3 delivers even more of it!

Traxxas Revo 3.3 Monster Truck

The Revo 3.3 is 100% Ready-To-Run. Even a fuel dispensing bottle and rechargeable NiMH packs for the receiver and EZ-Start system are included with this truck, along with the chargers, extra oil filter, extra glow plug, precision tool set, and more!


All the race-engineered advantages that make the Revo a seven-time national champion on the track also make it the ultimate platform for all your monster truck fun. Traxxas Revo 3.3 durability is second to none, once the long travel rockers are installed, The Revo 3.3 has the most suspension travel of any monster truck out there.


Traxxas Stability Management

The TSM works during cornering, first making intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s straight line, this means you can hammer on the throttle earlier in the turns for much faster exit speeds. Braking is dramatically improved as TSM works to keep The truck arrow straight until they come to a complete stop.Revo 3.3 TQI TSM Reciever and transmitter

The TSM gives you all the benefits modern electronic stabilization has to offer without intruding on your 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.


Aluminum Pipe – Dual Chamber

Revo 3.3 Aluminum header pipe

The dual chamber Resonator aluminum pipe provides the broadest and linear power band from the TRX 3.3 Racing Engine. “It” is dyno tuned to deliver torque down low for hard launches off the line and big horsepower for the top end to out-rev all comers in the neighborhood drag race. The mirror-polish finish adds show-car style and stays clean longer.


Hard-anodized – GTR Shocks

Traxxas Revo 3.3 GTR Shocks

The ultimate shocks used for the Revo are Standard equipment on the Revo 3.3. Ultra-long lasting hard-anodized, PTFE-coated aluminum GTR shocks offer superior off-road performance, as well as offering really smooth damping and a serious factory-works look. Thanks to the extra tough hard-anodized finish, shock performance stays true and consistent for less maintenance and better handling, run after run.


3D Extended Chassis – Monocoque Design

Traxxas Revo 3.3 Chassis

Revo 3.3’s extended chassis design takes engineering artwork and functionality for incredible stability on rough terrain. This unique monocoque chassis is cut and formed from 3mm, 6061-T6 aluminum for a combination of rigidity and lightweight. No flat-plate designs can match. The engine cradle and deep channel design provide superior strength without adding unnecessary weight, and the flexing that is caused by engine torque is eliminated with the use of an integrated chassis brace.


Sealed Limited Slip – Differentials

Revo 3.3 Limited Slip Differential

The Revo 3.3 features sealed, bevel-gear differentials for superior performance. these differentials are filled with a silicone fluid to offer a broad range of tuning options. They are Precision-sealed with Traxxas X-ring silicone seals, the Revo 3.3 differentials are designed for long-lasting performance and the ability to tune for specific running conditions by varying the viscosity of the fluid inside them. Built to handle extreme torque and power, these differentials offer unmatched versatility and toughness.


Big Power – Big Brakes

Revo 3.3 Slipper Clutch and Brake Set

Traxxas Revo 3.3 uses large diameter disc brakes for extreme braking power. A large 42mm steel rotor spins between two unique semi-metallic brake pads which, when engaged, bind the drilled steel disc for powerful 4-wheel braking action. The proven design provides fast fade-free braking to bring Revo 3.3 to a stop almost as quickly as it accelerates.


Traxxas Revo 3.3 – Summary

“If” you are looking into getting a nitro monster truck, “I” would definitely recommend the Revo 3.3 Nitro Monster Truck. This Nitro truck brings the monster fun to a whole new level of excitement.

You’ll be having fun with this monster seconds after you bring it home. “It” comes with everything you need to get running, Including the EZ start starting system. The Revo 3.3 monster truck truly is like no other.

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6 thoughts on “Traxxas Revo 3 3 Review – Revo 3.3 4×4 Nitro Truck

  1. Dude, you make me fall in love with these monster cars. I can’t wait to drive one myself, cool stuff. Great recommendations on parts too by the way.


  2. What a cool site. my grandson will love it here and I am off to give him the link
    He loves this type of thing although it might cost me some $’s LOL
    Thank you for sharing some great information


  3. My grandson and a couple of my granddaughters, too, will absolutely love this website! They are so “into” RC cars, trucks and drones! Even one of my youngest granddaughters has a little Mini Mouse RC car and she loves it!
    I don’t know much about Nitro RCs, but they sound like a lot of fun! I’ll have to ask my grandson!


    1. Hi Karin,
      I am glad your grandkids enjoy these cars. They really can be lots of fun. My wife, two kids and I all run these cars and find it a great bonding time with the family.
      Thank you and hope you have a great rest of your day.


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