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Old 12-21-2010, 04:23 AM
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i know this is such a popular platform and i must say like 99% of other people , i am a fan
tough
waterproof
looks good..
but ofcourse when you hear someone start bagging it , your gone think
my mate said he keeps breaking arms , knuckles etc and he said he barely bashes?
ive seen these things cop a caining and come back for more... pretty solid truck
so can the people who have truly put them to the test give me thier opinion?
Cheers , sav.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:04 AM
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It depends, if you're constantly hitting the wall at 50 mph or jumping it over your house, things are going to break. If you take care of it and do the occasional flip, you'll just have to worry about standard parts wear. Things like tires and bearings. From my experience it's been a great basher and track truck. I go out to the local track once a week or so and will race against other guys out there practicing and it holds up well. I don't race on race nights, though. Not my thing. Just swap out the tires and it does great. The stock tires with their semi hard compound do better on the street.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:30 AM
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i've had mine for about 4 months. 90% of my runtime has either been at an outdoor track or an indoor, carpet track. the indoor track is very hard on RC's. it has big jumps, hard walls (this is set up in the back of business. home made job), and a pole that if you set up two jumps wrong, you can tattoo it. the outdoor track is a standard 1/10th scale. here is my broken parts list:

-2 6888x front drive hubs. i switched to STRC aluminum and it's held up.

-rear carrier. switched to TRX aluminum and haven't had any more issues.

-rear stub axle

-bent both of the front shock shafts (these were on the indoor track. big jumps with nose first landings on hard carpet is bad). i went with the gold colored TRX upgraded shafts and those seem to be holding up.

i think that's pretty good. i have a brand new pack of RPM a-arms that i haven't opened. i've seen many a-arms broken on the SC10's and B4's that i run with at the indoor track. i must say my 4x4 has seen some hellacious crashes and nothing has broken during most of them. i'd say it's a pretty durable truck.

on a side note, these guys have just about converted me. i just got a B4, and will be getting an SC10 very soon...
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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The slash 4x4 is a very tough rc. After a yr w/ mine the only part i've broken is the front plastic drive adapter after a big jump-metal ones are cheap but effective upgrade- i got one from strc. Still running my orig. spur and axles to.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:29 PM
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The front plastic drive adapter is the only thing i have broken in the last year of 90% track and 10% bash and I do not p*ssy-foot this truck. oh, and the rear bearing too, went with the kingheadz motor mount and bearing to fix the problem area.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:46 PM
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sweet
heres what is on the way to my house , ordered last nite shipped thismorning
1 x RPM Traxxas Slash & Slash 4x4 Nerf Bars (Blue) (RPM80625) = $7.29
1 x Traxxas Slash 4X4 "Platinum Edition" Brushless 1/10 Scale 4WD Short Course Truck (Limited) (TRA6804) = $369.99
2 x AKA Racing Cyclone Short Course Wheel (Black) (2) (Slash/Rear - Blitz Front/Rear) (AKA23001) = $14.58
1 x RPM Snap-Tite Body Savers (Black) (5) (RPM80332) = $2.69
1 x RPM Lower Spring Cups (Blue) (RPM73155) = $2.69
1 x RPM Rear Bumper Traxxas Slash 4x4 (Blue) (RPM80125) = $13.49
2 x RPM Traxxas Slash 4x4 Front or Rear A-arms (Blue) (RPM80705) = $21.98
1 x RPM Traxxas Slash 4x4 Front Bumper & Skid Plate (Blue) (RPM80025) = $14.49
2 x Pro-Line Sling Shot SC 2.2/3.0 Tires (2) (PRO1158-00) = $35.98
1 x Traxxas Aluminum Ultra Shock Cap (Blue) (4) (TRA3767A) = $12.75
1 x ST Racing Concepts Aluminum Heatsink Motor Plate (Blue) (Slash 4x4) (SPTST6890B) = $7.29
1 x Traxxas Aluminum Turnbuckle Camber Link Set (Blue) (4) (TRA3741A) = $19.99
1 x A Main Hobbies Black & White Stickers (AMN1003) = $0.60
1 x Muchmore Racing Instant Rubber Tire CA Glue (20g) (MMRCHCAR) = $4.99
1 x Traxxas Connector Set (Male/Female) (TRA3060) = $3.89
1 x Hot Bodies 4mm Wheel Nut (Blue) (5) (HBS61370) = $5.49
1 x A Main Hobbies Gray "Skull" T-Shirt (Large) (AMN1300-L) = $0.00
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:08 PM
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so you're on the way to being there and doing it AND you got the t-shirt.

NIce job
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:37 PM
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The truck is tough, basically like racing with an armored truck. Mines taken a beating and even been smashed on by a couple Escale buggies in open practice and come back for more. Ive had it 6 months, bent one shock shaft, chewed a spur gear, and broke a rear carrier. As far as the parts you ordered, smart going with RPM, itll be rare occurence that youll break those parts. Might wanna junk the traxxas connectors tho and spend the smae amount on Deans connectors, SO much better especially if youre running LiPo like mine
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Now that is how you place an order-good stuff-enjoy and have some fun.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:27 PM
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i used trx connectors on a e firestorm i had which had about 4.5 turn brushless on 3 lipo , never an issue.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:50 PM
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nice order, but i would have gotten the king headz motor mount and an STRC aluminum front drive hub. IMO, those two are mandatory...
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If you treat it like it's waterproof, it isn't.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:05 AM
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ofcourse water is gona get into stuff like transmission , bearings etc
i wont be submerging but i sure will be running it through water , i will spray it with wd 40 or something before and be sure to maintain bearings and stuff
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ORIGINAL: cerealkilla024

The truck is tough, basically like racing with an armored truck. Mines taken a beating and even been smashed on by a couple Escale buggies in open practice and come back for more. Ive had it 6 months, bent one shock shaft, chewed a spur gear, and broke a rear carrier. As far as the parts you ordered, smart going with RPM, itll be rare occurence that youll break those parts. Might wanna junk the traxxas connectors tho and spend the smae amount on Deans connectors, SO much better especially if youre running LiPo like mine

Gonna disagree with you. i've never had an issue with the traxxas connectors. and, if you google it, they flow just as good as the deans
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