Bandit VXL expands the Extreme Sports Buggy Legacy with even more power than you
ever thought possible. The new Velineon® Brushless Power System accelerates
Bandit VXL into the stratosphere with jet-like thrust and incredible 70+mph top
speed! The Bandit VXL is a low-slung, lightweight speed machine that’s rocket
fast on pavement and rips incredible roost off-road. Get a pair of Bandits
together and the race is on. Bandit VXL is a driver’s machine that will put your
skills to the test with its mind-blowing top speed and lightning quick handling
Out of the box, the Velineon Brushless Power System is optimized to put down the
tire-melting horsepower, neck-snapping speed, and precision throttle response
you expect from brushless. Most of all, it’s brushless done the Traxxas way:
wicked fast and easy to use. Just plug it in for an instant rush of power
The Velineon Brushless Power system takes the guesswork out of enjoying the
benefits of world-class brushless power. The system components work together as
an optimized package, engineered from the start to deliver the ultimate in
efficiency, speed, and run time. With the Bandit VXL, your battery selection
determines your speed and skill level. Velineon accepts the widest range of
battery types, including 3-cell Lithium Polymer packs (3S LiPo packs). These
packs pump out over 11 volts of power for intense, skill level 5 speeds beyond
70mph! Nothing else even comes close. Built-in low-voltage detection in
the VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control conveniently helps you maintain your LiPo
battery packs in top condition.
quest for ultimate speed began with the battery connector. As today’s batteries
store more and more energy inside their cells, traditional battery connectors
became a roadblock, unable to deliver all the energy the battery is capable of
outputting. The new Traxxas High-Current Connector and Maxx® Cable 12-gauge wire
opens the door for unrestricted current flow.
Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor is precision-matched for use in the 1/10th scale
Bandit, delivering the perfect balance of brutal horsepower and efficiency. The
sensorless design works with the sophisticated circuitry in the VXL-3s
Electronic Speed Control for smooth starts and precise control, without the need
for additional sensors and wiring. Since there are no brushes or commutator to
cause friction and wear, Velineon brushless power is always fast, run after run.
Velineon VXL-3s forward/reverse electronic speed control simplifies brushless
technology with easy operation that gives you all the control you need for
maximum fun. Quickly choose from 3 drive profiles in exactly the same manner as
other Traxxas electronic speed controls (such as the XL-5). Profiles include:
Sport, Race, and Training Mode (patent pending). Training Mode™ limits
full-throttle power to 50% allowing young or new drivers to safely develop their
control skills before unleashing the full-throttle capability of the Velineon
system. Bandit VXL’s performance can be tailored for drivers of any age and
experience. High-frequency transistors and advanced circuit design deliver
incredibly smooth and refined throttle control. With the VXL-3s you have the
flexibility to use conventional brushed motors, brushless motors, and sensored
brushless motors. The VXL-3s auto detects the motor type for you. High-current
capacity (320 amps peak) and two-stage thermal protection frees you from motor
Bandit VXL is equipped to handle serious horsepower with features such as the
advanced Revo®-Spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch. The patent-pending design
delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent traction control,
even when tortured with massive amounts of horsepower. New upgrades to the
Bandit VXL include high-grade hex hardware, precision metal turnbuckle links
with heavy-duty rod ends, and larger 5x11mm rubber-sealed ball bearings at the
wheels. The transmission is beefed-up as well with tough new steel gears. With
so much speed available, the Bandit VXL is equipped with an all-new digital
high-torque steering servo for lightning-quick steering response and
NEW ON BANDIT VXL
high-torque steering servo
steel turnbuckles with heavy-duty rod ends
suspension tie bar
sealed ball bearings at the wheels
The Bandit is 100% Ready-To-Race® right out of the box with the TQ™ 2-channel
radio system, and the Velineon Brushless Power System. Just take the Bandit VXL
out of the box, charge up a battery, and drive!
2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit VXL
into an ultimate street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads.
These sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved
surfaces. The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide
incredible grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to
install for instant on-road action.
High-Current Connector Bandit’s Velineon Brushless Power System features the new Traxxas
High-Current Connector. Designed to handle high-current applications, the
Traxxas Connector effortlessly funnels your battery’s total power to the
electronics to keep things running cool and at full power.
Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire acts like a
series of giant pipes, flowing energy in and out of the electronic speed
control. The Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable is a better engineered
solution for extracting all the power your battery has to give.
Pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware is used throughout for extra
strength, and easy maintenance and repair. The black-oxide rust-resistant finish
provides a high tech look and feel.
Precision 5x11mm rubber-sealed bearings offer the ultimate in super low-friction
performance and maximum protection in dirty environments. They are used in all
exposed locations on the truck and are virtually maintenance free.
Hub Carriers & Steering Blocks
Bandit VXL features all new ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub
carriers. They utilize large 5x11mm ball bearings for long-term precision
performance, smooth operation, and increased durability.
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. Bandit
VXL 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.
Tires and Wheels Bandit
VXL comes with stylish 2.2" Tracer™ black-chrome five-spoke wheels.
Performance-designed Alias™ 2.2" rear tires feature a step-pin design and come
pre-glued from the factory. Alias™ ribbed front tires offer superior directional
control. The tire combination provides sure-footed traction on a variety of
The industry standard 2.2" Tracer wheels allow for a wide array of accessory
tires to be installed, including the Traxxas Anaconda 2.2" street tires for
Bandit and other buggies. The look is unmistakeable.
2.2" Tires (sold separately)
If your favorite place to race is an asphalt jungle, transform your Bandit into
a menacing street machine with available Anaconda 2.2" street treads. These
sticky, high-traction tires are made for aggressive handling on paved surfaces.
The proven Anaconda design features large tread blocks that provide incredible
grip and long-wearing performance. Buy them pre-glued and ready to install for
instant on-road action. With Bandit VXL’s amazing 70+mph performance, you’ll
have the on-road touring crowd headed back to the workbench to try and figure
out how to catch you.
Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Revo technology is utilized to manage the increased power from the Velineon 3500
brushless motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic
friction material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat
and provide consistent yet adjustable traction control. The semi-metallic
friction material remains stable across a wide temperature range to provide
smooth, linear engagement you can count on, run after run. Spur gears can be
removed and replaced without altering the slipper adjustment.
Optional Pinion Gear
The Bandit VXL reaches a scorching 70+mph top speed using an optional
33-tooth pinion gear and a 3-cell 11.1V
Lithium-polymer battery pack (sold separately). Out of the
box, the installed 26-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, on or
off-road action. Installing the included optional 28-tooth pinion gear opens the
door to 60+mph speeds.
Magnum 272™ Transmission The
Bandit VXL’s Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with new all metal gear
internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined with the smooth
48-pitch gears, power is delivered quietly to the durable telescoping U-joint
driveshafts. The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt
Planetary Gear Differential The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential now features a steel ring
gear with 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.
Yokes with Telescopic Driveshafts
Bandit VXL features new drive yokes which are designed to provide maximum
durability to withstand the extreme power of the Velineon Brushless Power
System. The slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater
articulation for increased suspension travel.
Nylon Composite Parts
The durable monocoque chassis tub is made from highest quality nylon composites.
Many parts including the chassis, shock bodies, and transmission housing are
molded in gray for a fresh high-tech look.
Coated White Springs
White springs feature a race-tuned spring rate for more responsive handling and
the long-lasting, white powder coated finish sets Bandit VXL apart from the
The ESC and receiver are screwed to the chassis for ultimate mounting security.
There’s no servo tape to loosen over time with dirt, heat, and collisions.
ProGraphix® Bodies The
new low-profile, aggressive Bandit VXL’s body comes fully trimmed and
painted. The Bandit VXL ProGraphix body is available in red, blue, black, and
silver. Decals are also applied to save you time and get you driving just
minutes out of the box. Traxxas’ ProGraphix bodies are the hottest looking
bodies around and are only available on Traxxas Ready-to-Race® models.
High-Torque Steering Servo
A race buggy needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance. An
included Traxxas digital high-torque, ball bearing
steering servo comes standard for precision control, quick response, and
unmatched torque. It has over 50% more torque than the 2055 it is replacing and
it's 25% faster! That's 125 oz-in torque, 0.16-second speed!
Bandit VXL's 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 rebuild kits.
Steering High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase
The composite tie bar strengthens the front bulkhead and
suspension arms for increased durability.
For secure wing mounting a Z-bent wire mount keeps the wing held solidly in
place. The wing's new design makes it easy to remove and re-install for fast
The included TQ radio system includes a high-power transmitter with a specially
designed comfort grip, a precise high-torque steering servo, and a compact
receiver for up to a quarter-mile range. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter
features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and
has digital proportional control for precise steering
Note: This is a special order item which takes a little more time to coordinate and ship.