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Old 07-16-2013, 12:38 PM
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Default 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

Hello, I was wondering what short course is better for offroading and bashing and which is tougher and faster. The 2wd brushed traxxas slash or the 2wd brushed hpi blitz. I have a pond and would like to drive it in the mud/dirt.







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Old 07-16-2013, 03:58 PM
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

The Slash is the only one of the 2 that is waterproof. Go for the slash. And, if the Blits is too, still go with the slash. My slash is extremely durable; and its all stock.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:14 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I have had a traxxas stampede for about 5 years now and it has been great so I have no doubt that the slash would be a good truck as well. Does anyone have a blitz though and what do they think of it. By the way it is waterproof.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:17 PM
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The Blitz is waterproof. I've never seen one in real life. People critisize traxxas because they think they break easily; how wrong!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:23 PM
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Yeah I really dont get why people don't like traxxas. How does your slash go through mud?
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:31 PM
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

Pretty good. I use mine in about 5 inch mud and it piles through pretty good for a 2WD rc. The Blitz wouldn't be better; it is lower to the ground; means more mud cakes.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:40 AM
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

If u are planing on running on grass go with a slash... The highly criticised high centre of gravity chassis is a bashers dream, it makes for good speed, acceleration and keeps motor temps down when running in grass.

I've found from experience a brushless slash can nearly match the speed and acceleration of a hyper 7 (nitro 1/8 buggy) in thick grass
Sure on any other surface the hyper kills the slash....
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

Ok, Thanks for the input I'll probably go with the slash but i just don't want to make the wrong decision.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:20 AM
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

It's all about where u plan to drive.....

On grass, slash
Everything els, blitz

The blitz will out preform the slash on most surfaces....just not grass
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:29 AM
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

On grass, all 1/10 struggle. Honestly. So don't even use that as a basis of comparison.

Also, I call shenanigans on running a 2WD Slash (or any 2WD 1/10) in 5 inch mud. Seriously? 5 inches? Take a ruler, measure 5 inches tall - that's high. Compare it to how high your RC sits.

Make it sludgy mud (not dry dirt - but MUD). Try to run though it. You won't easily. Your rear diffs will spin out as one wheel gets stuck, and your shoes will get caked fishing it out.

C'mon guys - it's good to be proud of your RCs, but be realistic.
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On grass, all 1/10 struggle. Honestly. So don't even use that as a basis of comparison.

Also, I call shenanigans on running a 2WD Slash (or any 2WD 1/10) in 5 inch mud. Seriously? 5 inches? Take a ruler, measure 5 inches tall - that's high. Compare it to how high your RC sits.

Make it sludgy mud (not dry dirt - but MUD). Try to run though it. You won't easily. Your rear diffs will spin out as one wheel gets stuck, and your shoes will get caked fishing it out.

C'mon guys - it's good to be proud of your RCs, but be realistic.
Agree my savage with 5 inch tires couldn't even pull that without getting stuck. No way in hell a slash could.

I would take a Blitz any day over a slash(actually been looking for a blitz on and off).
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Default RE: 2wd Slash vs HPI Blitz

About 90% of it was just muck water, too.
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On grass, all 1/10 struggle. Honestly. So don't even use that as a basis of comparison.

Also, I call shenanigans on running a 2WD Slash (or any 2WD 1/10) in 5 inch mud. Seriously? 5 inches? Take a ruler, measure 5 inches tall - that's high. Compare it to how high your RC sits.

Make it sludgy mud (not dry dirt - but MUD). Try to run though it. You won't easily. Your rear diffs will spin out as one wheel gets stuck, and your shoes will get caked fishing it out.

C'mon guys - it's good to be proud of your RCs, but be realistic.
That's a very incorrect statement and I have to disagree. From all my years experience I've found not all 1/10 vehicles preform equally.

We need to be more realistic when comparing chassis styles. Just because the slash and blitz are both SCT it does not mean they will preform the same on grass.

Only some 1/10 vehicles struggle on grass, and by struggle I mean overheat with stock gearing or a dramatic reduction of preformance
Things like rally cars, buggies, stadium trucks and most 2wd SCT's really struggle in thick grass

But things like Monster trucks, truggie's, crawlers, 4x4 SCT and the 2wd slash are great on thick grass.

Is not magic, logically it makes perfect sense. It's very easy to work out and understand.
Key points to remember that effect performance and wear and tear when running on grass
Power train 4wd or 2wd
Tyre/wheel size
Chassis hight
Chassis drag

As u can see a Slash has a poor power train, fair wheel size, but the chassis hight and drag are the best in its class when running on grass no other SCT compares.

I can assure u guys I know what I'm talking about, I've owned and still own a handful of 1/10 vehicles and traxxas 1/10 vehicles. Ive even got bit of experance running 1/10 rally cars on grass...(I've seen people on this very forum say that it can be done) hell I've even toyed with a 1/24 SCT and 1/36 hummer on grass....
I've just converted my slash to a LCG chassis. There is a massive reduction in performance now.... I mean massively noticeable... it simple sucks in grass now. And I can only assume that massive difference in performance from HCG to LCG chassis would be like comparing the blitz to the slash.

Ok so u don't use running on grass a basis of comparison. Just remember some people do. Back in the day 99% of the time I was bashing was spent on grass in my back yard or at parks. I'm not the only guys that bashes on grass.....

Hey each to there own.

I just think its important to consider where u plan to run ur new RC. Or what is the terrain like.
If u disagree that's fine. Everyone is different

Me personally its the first thing I ask (where will u be running it)when someone is thinking about getting a new RC car to enter the hobby with
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:09 PM
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On grass, all 1/10 struggle. Honestly. So don't even use that as a basis of comparison.

Also, I call shenanigans on running a 2WD Slash (or any 2WD 1/10) in 5 inch mud. Seriously? 5 inches? Take a ruler, measure 5 inches tall - that's high. Compare it to how high your RC sits.

Make it sludgy mud (not dry dirt - but MUD). Try to run though it. You won't easily. Your rear diffs will spin out as one wheel gets stuck, and your shoes will get caked fishing it out.

C'mon guys - it's good to be proud of your RCs, but be realistic.
Agree my savage with 5 inch tires couldn't even pull that without getting stuck. No way in hell a slash could.

I would take a Blitz any day over a slash(actually been looking for a blitz on and off).
Have u guys ever driven a stock slash? I found the trick with mud is don't stop and don't go under 15km/h.... Remember the slash is no crawler

Can't remover how deep it was... But he'll it was fun


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I've driven a 2WD Slash offroad, didn't see what all the fuss was about. So I do have a little experience there (but not a ton).

As for grass - I guess it depends on where you live and what type of grass. In the USA, if it's grass near waterfront areas or lake communities, the grass tends to get a bit of sand in it, and it's quite scrubby and not all that lush - so that's easier to handle. In a place like my neighborhood, the grass is really thick, and it can be run through with a 1/10, but it's quite boring and the RC electronics get quite hot. Not sure what the grass is like in AUS where you're at - maybe it's easier to handle?

I've tried 1/10 buggies, 2WD and 4WD, STs, and even the Stampede 2WD with real grippy (not stock) Imex tires. The Pede did ok, but it still bogged down compared to dirt and got things hot.

A 2WD stock slash has less ground clearance than that, so in my lawn anyway, running it would be a boring waste of time with overheating electronics.
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I've driven a 2WD Slash offroad, didn't see what all the fuss was about. So I do have a little experience there (but not a ton).

As for grass - I guess it depends on where you live and what type of grass. In the USA, if it's grass near waterfront areas or lake communities, the grass tends to get a bit of sand in it, and it's quite scrubby and not all that lush - so that's easier to handle. In a place like my neighborhood, the grass is really thick, and it can be run through with a 1/10, but it's quite boring and the RC electronics get quite hot. Not sure what the grass is like in AUS where you're at - maybe it's easier to handle?

I've tried 1/10 buggies, 2WD and 4WD, STs, and even the Stampede 2WD with real grippy (not stock) Imex tires. The Pede did ok, but it still bogged down compared to dirt and got things hot.

A 2WD stock slash has less ground clearance than that, so in my lawn anyway, running it would be a boring waste of time with overheating electronics.
For one the slash only has a half inch less ground clearance than the stampede. Two I have a stampede and it handles the grass perfect your probably just use way too high of a pinion gear.
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Grass must be different in MI than over here....
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:54 PM
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Grass must be different in MI than over here....
It could be
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I have the original, non waterproof blitz. I love the thing
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