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      10-26-2017, 12:13 AM   #45
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So I was looking at the Traxxas Slash. Seems to be getting good reviews. Does anyone have one?
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So I was looking at the Traxxas Slash. Seems to be getting good reviews. Does anyone have one?
Just saw this thread. I own a hobby store (franchise) and sell the whole Traxxas line. The slash is one of our best sellers. Get the 4X4 VXL (brushless) version if you can.
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Just saw this thread. I own a hobby store (franchise) and sell the whole Traxxas line. The slash is one of our best sellers. Get the 4X4 VXL (brushless) version if you can.
So I'm trying to keep cost down since it's just something for around the house, and maybe take to the park. My son is only 3-years old, so maybe in a few years, it can become his first one and then I'll upgrade.

So I took a look at the Slash and there's a few options. Again, since I'm trying to keep cost down, 2wd is probably fine for me.

Slash
Slash iD (what is iD?)
Ford Raptor iD (I assume this is a Slash but with a Raptor body?)
Slash OBA (I don't need this)
Slash VXL w/ TSM (I think this is brushless, which is what I probably should get)

So of the above, the last one probably is best, right? And what else do I need? Does it come with a remote, batteries and a charger?
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Just saw this thread. I own a hobby store (franchise) and sell the whole Traxxas line. The slash is one of our best sellers. Get the 4X4 VXL (brushless) version if you can.
I'm going to pick on you since you own the hobby store.

Right now, I'm leaning towards to the Traxxas Ford Raptor. I figure it's pretty good out of the box, and I'd just buy a lipo battery for it.

What's a good lipo battery and charger? And I assume I don't need to modify the Raptor when switching to lipo?

Also really love the way the below truck looks, so I could definitely do the base model Slash also and just make it looks like this:



And I want to keep it affordable. Right now, 2wd brushes is just fine.
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So I was looking at the Traxxas Slash. Seems to be getting good reviews. Does anyone have one?
Ya, mine can break 70mph and will do an immediate back-flip at request. Its terrifying.
has 4x more $ in it than the original sticker though.


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well, I say "mine". I got it for my son but hes lost interest. It was a fun build with him but I think it was more about the build. Now it just sits on the shelf.
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well, I say "mine". I got it for my son but hes lost interest. It was a fun build with him but I think it was more about the build. Now it just sits on the shelf.
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I'm going to pick on you since you own the hobby store.

Right now, I'm leaning towards to the Traxxas Ford Raptor. I figure it's pretty good out of the box, and I'd just buy a lipo battery for it.

What's a good lipo battery and charger? And I assume I don't need to modify the Raptor when switching to lipo?

Also really love the way the below truck looks, so I could definitely do the base model Slash also and just make it looks like this:



And I want to keep it affordable. Right now, 2wd brushes is just fine.
That is a good choice. The basic Slash comes in several body styles and colors. The newer Traxxas trucks including the Slash (Raptor is part of the Slash line) accept Lipo batteries (only 2 cell lipos for the brushed version)
You will need to get a Traxxas brand battery and charger (lipo and Nimh charger starts at $59.99) since Traxxas uses "smart plug" proprietary technology. Very easy to use.
Also do not forget that even the basic version of the Slash can be later upgraded to the VXL version (up to 60 mph) by swapping the ESC (electronic speed control) and motor.
Hope it helps
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What is the "Castle" stuff I keep seeing? Are those aftermarket engines? Is that the LCG chassis?
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So I was looking at the Traxxas Slash. Seems to be getting good reviews. Does anyone have one?
I built many slashes back in my day and it is a great platform to start off on.

I would suggest going with the 4WD. The extra traction alone is worth it on both pavement and dirt. Less likely you will get stuff in some deep stuff if you go backyard dirting and if you ever do upgrade the motor to brushless...you have a better chance of staying straight instead of flipping sideways.
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OK, bought the Traxxas Raptor, a good charger and a lipo battery!
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Just saw this thread. I own a hobby store (franchise) and sell the whole Traxxas line. The slash is one of our best sellers. Get the 4X4 VXL (brushless) version if you can.
does this mean we go to you for bimmerpost discount or is it still cheaper to go local or online ?
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does this mean we go to you for bimmerpost discount or is it still cheaper to go local or online ?
His prices are on par with any Hobby Town.
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