Welcome back to channel welcome back to the rc vlog guys. I know i kind of dropped the ball on the release of the arma vortex. I didn’t really get content out really quick. Dus vandaag, we’re going to unbox it but we’re not just going to unbox it we’re, going to compare it to the rustler 4×4 vxl vxl, because i actually had a plan to build out my ultimate wrestler 4×4 vxl vxl. So i got a brand new one box still so we’re gon na do a comparison side by side between the rustler vxl 4×4 and the vortex blx 3s. I think it’s for the color, Ik denk dat het. What it is it is. It is a 3s blx. The arma vortex so basically they’re, both four wheel, rijden stadion vrachtwagens, there’s another four wheel, drive stadium truck that’s made for the track, the techno one. I have to mention that one because that’s my favorite one for the track, but these two are like basher ones and they’re in the same class. So what i kind of see playing out when someone goes in the hobby shop and looking for one of these, is they do one of these things? Oh wow, that car looks cool. What is that uh, sir that’s? A four wheel, drive brushless stadium truck well there’s. Two of them, which one do i pick what’s the difference, really there’s, not much of a difference. One is arma and one is traxxas, so we’re gon na bust, these jokers open, set them up side by side and look at the differences.
We’Re not gon na drive them in this video we’ll drop them in the next video, but basically the vortex content is going to be mixed in with some wrestler content, because those are the two main competitors right now in this in this little area. OK, so you guys are getting two unboxings in this video, wat best cool is, so we’re going to open the rest of 4×4 up first, because nothing’s super glam about this i’ve already opened this one. The only thing cool about this one is, i did get the limited edition, traxxas exclusive blue. Can you see that yeah? You can see that which oh man looks so good. I don’t even know. If i want to run this body, i might get what i really wanted actually know what i’ll tell you what i wanted to do after you want to see what’s in the box. You get the remote and then some shock limiters like a battery foam and some small hand, tools again the hand tools are useful if you don’t have any tools, not so useful if you plan on doing a lot of wrenching, Oke, so now let’s open this beast. This is the vortex 4×4. 3S blx. I am so excited to drive this thing. Oh man, oh wow, dang, Oh, Oh, Oke! So this color, this cup, the color they sent me absolutely sick check this thing out: oh dang! It is the pink and purple. Oh! So what i wanted to do is i want to get the pink and purple rustler body.
Then we can do like side by side comparisons with the same color scheme, but i, the traxxas store didn’t have any. So i want to kind of save this body, because this is a limited edition body, but oh man looks so freaking good, let’s peel this plastic off you ready, oh so, clean, oh man. That looks good. Let me give you guys some close up shots. Heel snel, Muziek, Muziek, dus Muziek, OK, Laten we, see what’s in the box of the vortex. Is it it’s vortex right, yeah vortex, it sounds like i’m putting an x on the end. Weird, OK. You have the remote which wait. A second wait. A second. I think this is an upgrade. I think this is an upgrade guys. The reason why i think this is an upgrade, because i think this remote has the receiver that you can bind to the other spectrum, the other spectrum line, so i know the sentinel. You could not bind the scent up with the like a dx3c. This is a this. Is a game changer. This means that you can bind and drive this one with your other remote that you already have or another spectrum remote. You already have so long. You can handle multiple models, but this is the same remote that comes with the the at least, i think i’m pretty sure, but i think that you can do that, but this is the same remote that comes with the lmt, which i know i can do that With my lmt so and then in here it comes with some extra gears and some tools, like maybe a high speed gear and some tools and then some shock limiters, but yeah pretty standard both come with about the same things.
They don’t come with a battery or charger, but man they look so good all right, so here they are side by side. So the first thing i noticed when i saw the box it looks like actually let me show this side of the box. This side of the box, it’s kind of at the same angle, Oh, come on mark you got this, you got to believe you got to all right there, OK! So look so these are kind of the same angles. Rechts, it looks like the vortex is a little bit taller like higher off the ground than the russell 4×4. So that was the first thing i want to check by pulling them out of the box, so here they are side by side. Let’S get them like. I mean slightly the tires are slightly bigger, the body is slightly higher, so it does look like it’s a little bit higher um in regards to ground clearance. Um yeah, i guess the vortex has a little bit more ground clearance, but obviously you can just change that with the ride height, but the the actual wheelbase looks pretty freaking similar um let’s put them front to back, see which, if one’s wider or not, Nee, the Width looks same so the actual geometry of these cars are very, very similar in regards to the dimensions, het is, probably just body on why the the vortex looks a little bit higher again, you can adjust ride height let’s, take the bodies off Music, all right so me, And ethan just got done, the the the single clip body, the quick release body is actually pretty cool me and ethan were having trouble getting that rear body clip off, which is why that’s pretty cool, but here let’s take the bodies off um.
So before we dig into these cars, one of the questions and a deciding factor on getting one of these cars is price, so the rustler vxl 4×4 is about 50 more expensive than the vortex uh 3s blx. So i believe these are two 379 and these go for about 429. Nwo, with that said, i did a comparison with the, and i know these aren’t the same cards with the set in the slash 4×4. The slash 4×4 came with tsm, which made it a lot easier drive. I don’t believe this car comes with a oh actually. Eigenlijk, i think it does. It comes with abc, which is very similar to uh to tsm, so i we’re gon na find out how different they are. Oke, dus laten we, look at them up close here again looks very similar to the power systems. I keep saying again. It looks very similar to the power systems in the setting 4×4 and the granite 4×4 to 3s blx, which makes sense because it’s the same power system, it’s a 3lb lx again the standard bxl that you get in all the traxxas cars and the rustler 4×4. So side by side, it looks like there’s a little more plastic, a little more beep and there’s like these coverings on the side here, and this one looks a little bit lower, which might make it a little bit better and easier to drive easier drive just because Lower center of gravity well, nothing crazy, alarming, Ik heb., seen both these platforms before in other cars.
I say that because the slash 4×4 is very similar to this, so is the haas and the setting four by four and the granite are very similar to this. So nothing crazy different. I don’t remember seeing all that metal back there. Hmm is that normal, maybe i just missed it on my sentence. Shocks looks like these shocks may be a little bit bigger bore than the rustler 4×4. Echter, the interesting thing about these shocks is the shaft and the shock. Bottoms are one piece i i will do a review on all this stuff and kind of give you my two cents after i actually, because i’ve never even broken down the arma shocks. Yet i’ve broken down the traxxas shocks. I’M super comfortable with them. So i know how that works: um not bad shocks, Hoewel, but i’m going to take those off by the way and put some gtrs, because i think gtr shocks are cool. So this one comes with the ic5 connector. It comes with the traxxas 3s connector. Both of them have that smart i’m not going to say smart, but that intelligent technology where it can basically plug in and then you can plug your battery in and charge at the right rate every time. So both have some type of safety in the lipo. Whenever you run a live battery on these things, you will definitely want to run lipo on these cars since they are brushless, but yeah man i’m excited to just go drive these things.
Laten we. Give you another close up of this thing, Man, you know what okay, so one thing i don’t i’m, not a huge fan of are these battery straps man, especially in the outcast 8s. I have a hard time getting to it. The good thing about them, Hoewel, is you – can run any type of battery. You don’t have to worry about battery sizes, so there is an advantage to battery straps, but for a guy like me, who runs the same like the battery that’s intended for the car yeah, you know it. Doesn’T really help much but again advantages but that’s more of a preference of mine. A lot of people don’t like the like the easy click battery strap on the traxxas cars, because you can’t run a whole bunch of different types of batteries. So there are advantages and disadvantages of both cars. Look like so much fun to drive in the next video we will be driving both of them and i’ll. Give you my impressions of both the cars uh. First first impressions on the driving a bill. The drivability of these cars, let me move these out of the way, so you can see these the the rears of the cars. The arma wheelie bar looks much more robust. A little bit beefier, the traxxas wheelie bar, looks a little bit smaller but i’m sure it does. A purpose it’s been so long since i’ve driven a wrestler 4 before we’ll find out what that’s all about drive.
Shafts look similar. Both of them have adjustable camber links and steering linkages the traxxas ones and the armored ones. Look i think arma went even bigger with their steering links, i mean those are pretty freaking beefy wow, dat is, dat is, impressive um, the center drive shafts, het is, metal or anodized aluminum. On the wrestler 4×4, the standard plastic on the vortex, however i’m sure that’s, pretty freaking sturdy let’s see what’s on there all up in there i’m. Pretty sure this is pretty rigid and won’t be a problem. Oh man, Ik ben, so excited to drive them tires wise tires. Look similar, but the armors look like they sit up a little bit higher um. These are a lot harder um. These are a lot softer in regards to like the foam inside now. This is where i feel like i at least on the scent i don’t know about this car, but on the setting the tires were down really fast on the arma um, so i don’t know we’ll see we’ll see if it does it on the same thing. On this one, OK, so here is the bottom of the chassis. They are both plastic. Both look similar different branding a little darker, a little lighter nothing crazy out of the norm. Here i will say i i forgot to mention servo wise. This does come with the plastic gear servo, that is the rustler 4×4. The arma does come with a metal gear servo. Now with that said that plastic gear servo holds up in the traxxas, because the servo saver is very loose.
It’S very uh, plush doesn’t, put that much stress on the servo and this one i you know they’re set up the same way, but it is nice to know that you have a metal gear servo in there. It comes with the spectrum. Kijk daar eens naar.. I can’t read that but that’s the spectrum servo the s651 that comes with the vortex. I have to go down and get my sentine because i’m really curious about these. These camber links – i think this stuff in the back here that red i don’t, think that’s on the sentinel, the new scene, and i don’t know if those camera links are that beefy on this end, so we’re gon na go, Gaan, get it and check it out. All right i picked up my set and yes, we still have a christmas tree up. Don’T be hating guys. I picked up my i got my scent from downstairs it does. It does have that red metal back there see right there and the turn buckles are that beefy, so they are very similar, wat logisch is. This does have like a little bearing in the middle for the drive shaft, so it doesn’t shake too much. But if it’s, if it’s anything like the testing between the slash 4×4 and the ascent 4×4, this one is going to have a ballistic amount of power. The only flaw i saw with the scent 4×4 was that it didn’t have some type of like vehicle stabilization, which now just comes sorry, Ik ben.
Breathing hard guys ran down the garage back upstairs real quick now this has abc this. One did not have abc. Man. I’M excited to drive it, we got ta go drive them well. I hope you liked this video guys if you did smash the like button, make sure you turn on the notification bell, because the very next video we’re gon na be driving these things doing a comparison. First impression on the drivability of these things, it’s gon na be a lot of fun. We’Ll do a whole bunch of cool things. With these i still got ta make that into the ultimate tracks. Wrestler i’ve been super excited about that build.