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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    yeah i put the black springs in with the stock oil...way to bouncey..going to go 60wt oil....Its a ok little truck,just too much power for it to handle.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    yeah, it's too tippy on pavement.... but it's still fun.. you just need to drive careful... I am picking up a revo now I think also.. I wanna have a good pavement basher.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    Dont we all...
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    It's tippy box stock.

    Make suspension and tire changes and I bet it won't tip as much.

    You also have to be realistic about it.. 90 degree turns at full wot are not realistic..

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    You dont say.....[:-]
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

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    You dont say.....[:-]

    I just think people are being too critical of it

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    As the owner of a speed demon slash, if anyone is interested in making it go as fast as possible, the answer is the bodyshell and overall aerodynamics of the truck.

    It seems the total aerodynamic wall for this type of truck shell (1/10th or 1/16th, don't matter) is around 45mph, anything more than that and the air gets underneath and lifts the truck off the floor.

    Get a replacement shell and cut the front long, removing the front bumper. Slam the truck as low as possible to the ground and limit the suspension travel so the truck won't allow any air underneath on rebound. I dropped the shell through the mounts as well, to get it properly low. I had my Slash geared 29/76 (stock is 18/86) with a VXL and 3s lipo and I could pin full throttle for as long as I liked and it wouldn't take off. Almost certainly one of the fastest full bodied Slashs around.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.


    ORIGINAL: klaze

    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974

    You dont say.....[:-]

    I just think people are being too critical of it
    Some people are....It is what it is,it handles like a real corr truck,
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    I agree with all of the above... I am totally used to my 18Rs which can slice up corners for breakfast... so this is a whole new experience... when it's on the dirt this truck is 5 kinds of awesome... and I with the new radio + stiffer and lower suspension controlling it on the pavement is getting better. it's the low speed flip over onto it's top because I slid on a more rough patch of pavement (grabbed traction) which was frustrating me.. but I just have to be mindful of where I choose to slide into and such... just like driving a real truck/car..
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    I took my mini slash to a baseball diamond today,It has been the most fun place to run it for me,it works great that loose dirt.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    well, this AE radio sucks also... I need to just pony up another $70 for an RS310 and run this car off my XS3pro... when the car is going full boar the radio would make the steering twitch and the car will spin out.. didn't really find that out until today when I used the radio a lot... finally broke a rear carrier link.. er, toe link.. what-have-you... I have to drive this truck on dirt more because it's taking a lot of abuse on pavement...
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    Went with 60wt all around and double black springs...handles better..I would like to get the adjustable pushrods next.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    I just got mine in today. I instantly changed out the oil to 55wt. My lipos are susposed to show up tommorrow. If they do I will be taking it to the track for some night racing.

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    so how does the slash compare to the revo in fun-ness (??)

    and congrats to the lucky who have one two or even three!

    thanks!

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    The all around I think I like the revo more.. the slash is best offroad in loose dirt.. like what you would find at a baseball field between the bases.. that kind of dirt.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.



    Hello all, I am new to the RC world and just received my mini slash. Love it. Burned up my first batt. pack the 2nd day though because I charged it with too many amps. Anyway, while I am waiting for the  new batteries to come in, I have been looking for mods, especially different tires and rims. Anyone know who has them and what size I can put on the mini slash? Any other links to sites with mods would be appreciated. Thanks


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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    If your mainly playing on asphalt 1/10 26mm onroad wheels fit really well. I've heard the hpi front vintage wheels and rally tires seem to be agood all around combo.

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    the mods I have found best for the slash are lowering it a little by using stiffer springs (black stripe) but having them set "loose" so it hangs a little lower.. the using like 50wt in the rear and 40wt in the front.. I put my 10th scale touring wheels on the slash and they are a good fit, but they made it even more tippy unless I lowered it down a LOT.. I just haven't really enjoyed the slash as a pavement basher much.. I like it in the dirt a LOT.. I use my revo on pavement now because it's big tires and wider stance is so much more forgiving on tarmac..
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    i have both and they are both fun for different things and different reasons. i find it hard to call one a favorite...
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    Where is everybody? Against my better judgement, I wound up buying the Rick Huseman edition on Saturday(and I only went in to buy tires for my 1/8th scale), and I haven't really had a chance to wring it out yet. First impressions - it's fast, too fast for the rough gravel I've run it on so far, and it's touchy - doesn't take much to spin out when given steering input. Looks like it will be pretty fun on the track though. I might have to pick up some different tires, nice that I can slap TC rims on for street running.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    i sold mine after a few weeks,it just wasnt for me.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    Based on my limited experience with this truck so far, I think traxxas missed the boat on the spring rates. The soft/progressive setup works well on the "big" slash, but the handling doesn't seem to scale down well. It's way too soft out of the box, making it bottom out and traction roll very easily. Hopefully switching to one of the heavier rate spring sets and heavier fluid will help.
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    it does help, but it the truck is still too tippy... I think it's narrow stance and light weight combined with a lot of power just make it unstable.. I have to drive it more like I would a real car.. slowing way down for corners and such... it gets much better if you slam it to the ground with pre-load, but then you loose some of the suspension's ability to cushion.. all things being equal, I like my revo a lot more.. I am planning on selling the slash here soon because I just don't have a perfect dirt spot to drive it in which is where it's most fun..
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    RE: OFFICIAL 1/16 VXL Slash thread.

    throw some revo arms/pushrods/toelinks/driveshafts on it and it shouldnt be as tippy anymore.
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