- Skill Level 1 - No previous experience with radio controlled models is required. Models require a minimum of setup, maintenance, or support equipment.
- This vehicle is capable of exceeding 30mph
- Equipped with a Top Qualifier (TQ) Transmitter
- Includes one 8.4V Power Cell Battery
- Equipped with Titan 12T Modified Motor
- Equipped with XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control with Forward and Reverse
- Equipped with a Traxxas High-Current Connector
- This Model Is Waterproof
- Includes a Free A/C Charger
- Officially Licensed Advance Auto Parts Grinder body and graphics
- New Monster Jam tires with detailed tread design
- Authentic beadlock-style wheels
- Waterproof electronics for all-weather driving
excitement in water, mud and snow!
- Titan 12-Turn 550 Motor
- Powerful XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Traxxas, the Official Hobby Class Radio Control Truck of Monster Jam, now offers five officially licensed Monster Jam models, each fully assembled and Ready-To-Race. Choose from 30th Anniversary Grave Digger, Grave Digger, Captain's Curse, Monster Mutt, Maximum Destruction, and Advance Auto Parts Grinder; all feature pre-applied decals with officially licensed graphics to precisely duplicate the full-size monster machines. Grinder includes a custom body with authentic graphics to capture the earth-shaking look of Monster Jam's fan favorite. Tires developed specifically for the Monster Jam models emulate the "hand carved" look of the full-size treads, and new deep-dish wheels with bead-lock detailing complete the aggressive, authentic look.
Crushing cars, catching big air, and popping wheelies has never been this much fun, and Grinder makes the action more realistic than ever. When it comes to speed, the Titan 12-turn 550 modified motor and racing-style Magnum 272 transmission propel Grinder to speeds over 30mph*. The integrated cooling fan in the Titan 12T pulls air through the motor keeping it cool. Airflow is routed through cooling channels molded into the motor plate. A cooler running motor delivers faster speeds, longer runtime, and extended motor life.
Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving Fun
Traxxas shocked enthusiasts with the release of our exclusive watertight, sealed electronics that provide the freedom to drive where you want to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that wouldn't have been possible before. The Monster Jam models' XL-5 electronic speed control and the mini receiver are sealed against the elements giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible. It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun.
To harness the power of the 12-turn motor, Traxxas bolted in the high-performance, waterproof XL-5 electronic speed control. Ultra-smooth, high-frequency operation and high-power handing capability, are standard features. EZ-Set one-button setup makes it easy to adjust or change profiles. Traxxas' exclusive Training Mode profile cuts total power output in half and leaves the brakes at full strength. It's the first controller of its kind that has a 50% power profile. Training Mode is designed for young or first time drivers that want to learn the ropes before unleashing the full power of the mighty Titan 12T motor. This makes the Grinder perfect for almost any age driver or skill level.
The 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 opens the door for unrestricted current flow. Grinder arrives fully loaded with innovative performance options like a fiber-composite chassis designed for exceptional rigidity and enormous ground clearance. Battery removal is made easy by the quick-release battery hold down latch. In addition, the factory-installed planetary differential never needs adjusting! Just take the truck out of the box, charge up a battery, and go have fun! If you're looking for an all-terrain truck that is perfect for monster bashing or wheelie-popping thrills, look no further.
QUICK FEATURES ON GRINDER REPLICA (#3602)
- Includes: TQ AM 27mHz radio system, Power Cell 3000 mAh NiMH 8.4V battery pack, and charger
- Officially Licensed Advance Auto Parts Grinder graphics
- Realistic rubber tires on detailed beadlock-style wheels
- Powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan
- XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control with Low Voltage Detection
- Traxxas High-Current Connector
- High-torque waterproof steering servo
- 4 inches of ground clearance
- Brushless Ready Magnum 272 metal-gear transmission with efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
- Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch system
- Traxxas Tough durability
- Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts
- Top speed, 30+mph
Officially Licensed Grinder Body and Graphics
Traxxas' Monster Jam models fully capture the aggressive styling of their full-size counterparts, right down to Grinder's high-energy graphics. And since it's Ready-To-Race, the body is trimmed, mounted, and decaled for you.
New Monster Jam Tires and Beadlock-Style Wheels
New tires developed specifically for the Monster Jam models 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. New deep-dish wheels with bead-lock detailing complete the aggressive, authentic look.
Titan 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor
Monster Jam models come with a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling fan. The Titan's over-sized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized armatures) is equipped with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and increased power-handling capabilities. Lower running temperatures are achieved with the integrated cooling fan. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance and is designed for consistent torque and high speeds from run to run, without fading. Beyond the specs, the Titan 12T is made for rock crushing torque, hardcore wheelie launches, explosive jumping, and just about any other 4-wheel fun that demands real horsepower.
Traxxas Power Cell Battery Included!
Grinder includes a Power Cell Battery Pack to make sure you experience all the performance that's been engineered into your Traxxas model. Power Cell packs are optimized for free-flowing power and maximum punch with premium quality, low-resistance cells; flexible, silicone-jacketed 12-gauge wire; heavy-duty welded tabs; and Traxxas' high-output, gold plated, high-current connectors. Seven cells deliver 8.4 volts of motivation for maximum speed, and precision assembly with attractive, individually wrapped cells and clear overwrap complete the Traxxas Power Cell package.
XL-5 Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance speed control is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely waterproof design, LiPo-Ready Low-Voltage Detection, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8 cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with 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 patent pending Training Mode. This profile reduces the overall power output of the XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control skills before unleashing full-power operation. The XL-5 is manufactured by Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support. Low Voltage Detection is a new feature for the Grinder model.
- Built-in two-stage low voltage detection (LVD)
for Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery use
- Innovative watersealed design
- Three Drive Profiles
- Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
- Race Mode - Forward / Brake
- Training Mode - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
- 12-Turn motor limit for 550 size motors
- 15-Turn motor limit for 540 size motors
- Low-Voltage Detection
- Integrated on/off switch
- Traxxas EZ-Set one-button setup
- Large heat sink
- High-efficiency MOSFET transistors
High-Torque Waterproof Digital Steering Servo
A monster truck needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance, and Traxxas delivers with the 2056 high-torque servo. This waterproof steering servo uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when things get wet. Waterproof for all-weather action, the 2056 provides 80 oz-in of steering muscle. That's twice the power of typical "standard" servos.
Waterproof Receiver Box
Traxxas' innovative receiver box is fully waterproof, yet it's easy to access the receiver maintenance. The exclusive patent-pending design holds a 4-channel micro receiver that saves weight and provides reliable, long-range R/C performance.
Four Channel Micro Receiver
A four channel Traxxas micro receiver gives you additional room to grow! The 4-channel micro receiver features two steering servo ports, eliminating the need for a Y-harness.
Securely Mounted Electronics
The ESC and watertight receiver box are screwed to the chassis for ultimate mounting security. There's no servo tape to loosen over time with dirt, heat, and collisions.
Revo-Spec Torque-Control Slipper Clutch
Revo technology 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 dissipate heat and provide consistent 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.
Grinder features green springs for realistic looks. Tough powder-coated finishes make sure the good looks last, while carefully selected spring rates deliver peak multi-terrain performance.
Included Optional Pinion Gear
Grinder reaches their blistering 30+mph top speed on-road using the optional 23-tooth pinion gear (included) and supplied Power Cell 7-cell battery. Out of the box, the installed 19-tooth pinion gear is just right for all-around, wheelie-popping, off-road action.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks
Traxxas' proven 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.
Motor Mount with Cooling Channels
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 in conjunction with the internal Titan 12T motor fan to pull air through the motor for superior cooling.
Brushless Ready Magnum 272 Transmission
Monster Jam fun requires a monster-tough drivetrain. The Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with 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 and rocks.
Brushless Ready Planetary Gear Differential
The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential features a steel ring gear with a nylon gear 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.
Fiber Composite Arms
Solid, durable camber links take the guess work out of set-up and are captured to keep you on the trail even when the going gets rough. Captured rod ends and one-piece camber links provide unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.
Monster 4" Ground Clearance
With 4-inches of center ground clearance, Grinder goes places other trucks can't! Traxxas Monster Jam models easily tackle real world obstacles such as tall grass, curbs, and rocks.
Telescoping Universal-Joint Driveshafts
Slider driveshafts are extremely durable, and they allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel. Universal joints on both ends of the shafts deliver smooth, chatter-free power delivery.
TQ Radio System
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. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and it is digitally proportional for precise steering and throttle control.
GRINDER MONSTER JAM REPLICA (#3602) SPECS
- Length: 16.25" (413mm)
- Front Track: 12.75" (324mm)
- Rear Track: 12.75" (324mm)
- Weight: 65.3oz (1.85 kg)
- Max Height: 8.75" (222mm)
- Wheelbase: 10.63" (270mm)
- Front Shock Length: Long
- Rear Shock Length: XXLong
- Front Tires: 5.2" Monster Jam Tires
- Rear Tires (pre-glued): 5.2" Monster Jam Tires
- Front Wheels: 2.0" Monster Jam Wheels
- Rear Wheels: 2.0" Monster Jam Wheels
- Electronic Speed Control: XL-5 Electronic Speed Control
- Motor (electric): Titan 12T 550 (12-Turn)
- Steering Servo: #2056 High Torque Waterproof
- Receiver: #2216 4-Channel Micro
- Gear Ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 12.34)
- Differential Type: Planetary
- Gear Pitch: 48-Pitch
- Transmission: Magnum 272
- Steering: Single Point
- Chassis Type: Modified Tub
- Chassis Material: Composite Nylon
- Top Speed: 30+mph
- Skill Level: 1
- Battery Tray Dimensions: 138mm x 46mm x 26mm
- Included Batteries: Traxxas Power Cell
Battery (NiMH, 7-C Hump)
- Required Batteries: 8 "AA" (transmitter)
- Battery expansion kit available (#3725X).
- With included 7-cell battery and included optional 23-tooth pinion gear.
XL-5 (WATERPROOF) ESC SPECIFICATIONS
- Input voltage:
- 4-8 Cells NiMH (4.8 to 9.6 volts)
- 2-cells (2S) LiPo (7.4 volts)
- Case Size: 1.23"W x 2.18"D x 0.61" H
- Weight: 2.44 Ounce
- Motor Limit: 15-turns** (540 Size)
12-turns** (550 Size)
- On Resistance Forward: 0.007 Ohms
- On Resistance Reverse: 0.014 Ohms
- Peak Current - Forward: 100A
- Peak Current - Reverse: 60A
- Braking Current: 60A
- Continuous Current: 14A
- BEC Voltage: 6.0 VDC
- BEC Current: 1A
- Power Wire: 14 Gauge / 5"
- Input Harness Wire: 26 Gauge / 9"
- Transistor Type: MOSFET
- PWM Frequency: 1600 Hz
- Low Voltage Detection (LVD): 2-Stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
- Thermal Protection: Thermal shutdown
- Profile selection:
- Sport Mode:
100% FWD, 100% brakes, 100% REV
- Race Mode:
100% FWD, 100% brakes, no REV
- Training Mode:
50% FWD, 100% brakes, 50% REV
- Single-button setup: Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set
- Properly geared
MODEL 3602: Fully assembled, waterproof, Ready-To-Race Grinder, with TQ radio, XL-5 Electronic Speed Control and Officially Licensed Monster Jam replica body and graphics.