The Venture FJ Cruiser is the ultimate adventure-ready scale RC trail truck. Developed from the ground up to be the most advanced and driver-friendly scaler truck available, the HPI Venture is ready for trail driving across mountains, streams and more. It''''s the perfect trail companion for anyone from weekend ramblers to globe-trotting adventure heroes!
The Venture combines a realistic front-motor position and formed steel chassis rails with a realistic suspension and drivetrain. The Venture chassis is finished with the fabulous look of the celebrated Toyota FJ Cruiser for a fantastic scale off-road experience only HPI can deliver! With a fully licensed replica body that includes front and rear bumpers, mirrors, functional roof rack and swing-away spare tire mount, the Venture brings total scale realism to crawler fans right out of the box. Underneath the body, the steel C-channel chassis rails support a front-mounted motor, transmission and servo, plus a central transfer case that sends power to telescoping driveshafts and solid axles with metal diff covers. Authentically scaled oil-filled shock absorbers and full-time locked differentials work with the realistically treaded tires for confident driving in all off-road situations.
The Toyota FJ Cruiser body included with the Venture RTR kit is completely outfitted with a range of fabulous scale items that would be extras on many other scaler trucks. In addition to the officially licensed replica FJ Cruiser body on its own, you''''ll find a pair of side mirrors, a functional roof rack ready for a range of scale accessories, a working swing-away spare tire mount on the back bumper, working D-ring shackles on the front and rear bumpers, tubular brush guard and mounts for LED lights on the front bumper, and adjustable-width rock rails that help the truck glide over tough obstacles.
The Venture FJ Cruiser features a formed steel C-channel chassis and cross braces as the foundation for a realistic truck chassis. To make sure the truck has a front weight bias that improves its climbing ability, the 35-turn crawler-spec motor and the transmission are mounted right up front - just like in a real truck! For additional weight up front, the steering servo is also mounted to the chassis next to the motor.
The Venture FJ Cruiser is packed with awesome scale details - and real metal diff covers are just one of them! Known as the "pumpkin" by most off-roaders, the differentials on each axle on the Venture feature aluminum covers for an instant custom look. You can also customize the diff covers yourself by polishing them or painting them your favorite color!
With a functional swing-away spare tire mount on the back bumper, the Venture adds a super cool feature that is unique among all stock scaler trucks! Fitted with a real, ready to use spare tire (the all-new Rockthorn off-road tire on a black CR-10 wheel!), the spare tire mount also helps hold the back of the replica Toyota FJ Cruiser body in place.
No trail run is complete without a full set of scale overland accessories like a rolled-up tent, sleeping bags and more, and the roof is the perfect place to store that while driving from campsite to campsite. Side and rear rails let you use bungees to hold down your gear for extra scaler points - or use a cargo net for ultimate scale realism!
The chassis layout of the Venture FJ Cruiser, with the forward-mounted motor and transmission, plus the chassis-mounted servo (CMS), puts most of the weight at the front end, giving the Venture ultra-realistic driving performance and an advantage over most other scale trucks when hitting the trail.