RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit with Defender D90 Body Set

RC4WD Gelande 2

For most of its history, RC4WD has been best known for its wide selection of rock crawling and scale accessories such as tires, wheels, transmissions and shocks, but the almost privateer-style company has also offered vehicles for a while. The still somewhat recently released Trail Finder 2 was definitely RC4WD’s breakout vehicle. Hoping to keep that success rolling, it is now is offering a Gelande II truck as a kit with a highly detailed scale body Defender D90 body.

Gelande 2 Gelande 2 defender d90

The Gelande II, or G2, features the new R3 single-speed transmission which sends power down to the also new Hammer transfer case and finally out to the all-new Yota II axles.

rc4wd gelande 2 Chassis

The G2 comes with 4-link rear and 3-link front with panhard bar.  The chassis mounted servo is tucked out of view for a more scale appearance.

From RC4WD:
  • Custom Designed for True to Scale Looks
  • Realistic Aluminum Ladder Frame Chassis
  • R3 Single Speed Transmission
  • Center Mounted Realistic 4×4 Transfer Case
  • Cast Metal Axles with Locked Differentials
  • 3 link front and 4 link rear suspension
  • 1.9 Stamped steel beadlocks w/lug nuts
  • Super grip dirt grabber tires
  • Chassis mounted steering servo
  • Plastic fuel cell receiver box
  • Dual spring oil filled shock absorbers


All New Hammer Transfer Case
Ratio – 1.47:1 Gears – Wide 32P steel gears Features – 8 bearings, cast casing, hardened gears

All New R3 Single Speed Transmission
Ratios: Pinion/spur 14/64 = 4.57:1 Internal  1.78:1
Gears – Wide steel 32P, Delrin spur, slipper clutch

All New Cast Yota II Axles
Ratio: 15/40 = 2.67:1

Width at hex 180.5mm

G2 Suspension
Double triangulated 4 Link rear suspension.
3 Link front suspension with panhard bar

Shock Absorbers
Dual Spring 80mm Shocks – Can be oil filled

Type: 1.9 5 lug Wagon Wheels
Hub: Pin type Width: 25mm
Back spacing: 11mm

Machined billet aluminum, lightweight

G2 Truck Dimensions
Wheels base: 275mm (10.8″)
Width: 220mm (8.7″)
Height: 254mm (10″)
Ground clearance: 55mm (2.2″)
Final Drive Ratio:  31.9:1

The or Gelande 2 should be available this summer for a price of $400.

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Matt Higgins About the Author:

Matt has over 25 years of experience in RC and has worked professionally in media for over a decade. Matt enjoys everything from racing to rock crawling to bashing, and he believes RC should be all about having fun. Matt is as at home covering a world championship in an exotic country as he is showing a new hobbyist how to set gear mesh. His desire to share the hobby with as many people as possible inspired him to create RC Truck Stop and RCTruckStop.com.

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