New Traxxas BL-2S Brushless Power System

Sep 7, 2023 | R/C

Traxxas BL2s Brushless Power System Motor and Speed Control

Products mentioned in this post:

BL-2S Motor & ESC System
BL-2S Motor

Fast Facts:

  • Replaces the Titan 12T Brushed motor and XL5 ESC as standard equipment in the 4×2/4×4 Slash, Rustler, 4-TEC, Fiesta and Stampede.
  • Power level is between Brushed Titan 12 turn and the Velineon VXL-3S system
  • Limited to NiMH and 2S lipo batteries. Does not support 3S.
  • Motor has integrated cooling fan.
  • BL-2S models will come with the Traxxas Extreme HD system installed. (Extreme Duty control arms, bearings, bulkheads, knuckles and axles.
  • BL-2S models come with the same 32 pitch gearing as the Velineon VXL trucks.
  • BL-2S models come with the same Steel Ring/Pinion gears and Heavy Duty sealed differentials as the Velineon VXL models.

BL-2S is the replacement lower end power system replacing the XL-5 ESC and Titan 12T brushed motors in the Traxxas Slash, Rustler, Fiesta, 4-Tec and Stampede. It will be replacing all brushed Titan motor options in everything 1/10 scale except the TRX-4 at the time of this article.

It’s power level sits between the current Titan brushed motor line and the Velineon VXL brushless line. BL-2S Slash, Rustler and Stampede vehicles come factory pre-installed with the Traxxas extreme heavy duty kit, including heavy duty bulkheads, axles, and suspension components.

Traxxas BL-2S Brushless Power system with images of the new Traxxas Rustler 4x4 Traxxas Slash 4x4 and Traxxas Stampede 4x4
slash extreme hd system

BL-2S Equipped vehicles are now standard equipped with the Traxxas Extreme Heavy Duty axle and suspension system. Maxx Duty driveshafts with 6mm stub axles. Heavy-duty caster blocks, steering blocks, hub carriers, and shock towers. Made from their toughest cold-weather composite material, steel wheel hexes and oversized sealed bearings[/caption]

The innovative new BL-2s replaces the XL-5 and Titan 12T in popular 1/10 scale 4×4 and 4×2 models to meet customer demand for affordable brushless power. See the difference in the head-to-head comparison below.

The new BL-2s™ Brushless Power system delivers 60% more speed, faster acceleration, and virtually maintenance-free operation compared to a traditional Titan brushed motor vehicle.

        Top speed increased by 10mph
(60% faster than brushed 4X4 models)

·         Faster acceleration

·         Fan-cooled ball bearing motor

·         Unique motor connector

·         More efficient for long run times

·         No motor brushes to wear out

·         Consistent performance

·         Practically maintenance free running.


The BL-2s power system is available now in a new lineup of 4X4 models that includes the return of a powerful new Stampede 4X4. Factory installed upgrades are designed to reward your customers with exciting brushless speed, new levels of extreme toughness, and the unmatched convenience of clipless bodies.

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