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    slash warnings

    so i fell in to the love of the slash. i am gonna order one this week. but just to prepare me,
    is there anything i should be warned about?
    anything that should be changed or modded at first to prevent problems? or just tips?
    i so far plan on making some shock covers and probably taking the chrome off the wheels.
    thanks

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    RE: slash warnings


    ORIGINAL: barefootdan

    so i fell in to the love of the slash. i am gonna order one this week. but just to prepare me,
    is there anything i should be warned about?
    anything that should be changed or modded at first to prevent problems? or just tips?
    i so far plan on making some shock covers and probably taking the chrome off the wheels.
    thanks
    You will love the Slash, it is so durable. But stuffs do break if you abuse it, but overall it is pretty nice!

    You do not need to change anything...when something breaks, just upgrade to the RPM's. I wouldn't bother going aluminum because those things bend!
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    RE: slash warnings

    Upgrade or replace as you need to or want to. It's capable and strong out of the box. My only warning is to not expect it to cure cancer and solve world hunger - it's a fine vehicle for it's price but it is a bit over hyped in my opinion.
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    RE: slash warnings

    i would have to agree with Sheograth. it is fun and a great truck, but a bit over hyped. i have problems with the slipper system and the tires came unglued the first run. but other than that it is a good truck.
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    RE: slash warnings

    watch out for its awesomeness... it can take you by surprise
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    RE: slash warnings

    be ready to replace the motor the xl5 is alright get a decent 19 turn and you would have a good truck i agree with when something breaks replace it with rpm parts but stock should last awhile if you don't drop it off a cliff they are fun trucks easy to work on
    if i could get paid to recycle my old broken parts id be a millionaire$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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    RE: slash warnings

    Put a brushless system on it and you will love it all the more!
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    RE: slash warnings


    ORIGINAL: sheograth

    Upgrade or replace as you need to or want to. It's capable and strong out of the box. My only warning is to not expect it to cure cancer and solve world hunger - it's a fine vehicle for it's price but it is a bit over hyped in my opinion.
    That made me laugh...thanks.
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    RE: slash warnings

    Anything traxxas I always seem to explode shocks, I don't know if it's their RTR oil or what. Just get some 30 weight silocone oil for when they do, or empty and refill the shocks as a preemptive measure.

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    RE: slash warnings

    I would put some type of stickers or tape on the inside of the body in the front fender wells to keep the tires from rubbing the paint off. Not that important but I wish I had done it when my slash was new.

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    RE: slash warnings

    Does the Slash come with ball bearings in the wheels? If not, do spend the ~$24 on that. It will help your runtime and is one place to help prevent steering slop.

    The Slash already comes with bumpers front & rear, so that's good.

    There's another thread here about the tires rubbing the body. The body wheel wells don't seem to be cut deeply enough. Scale body with non-scale suspension travel, hehehe.

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    RE: slash warnings

    Like said keep it stock until something breaks then get some rpm hopups
    One thing i heard too is the body rub on front wheels while turning etc apart from that and the vids on utube it seems built strong
    And with traxxas parts wise they seem to be everywhere so no problems there defo on the brushless they run insane on bl power
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    RE: slash warnings

    Slash is pretty strong. The only issues I ever had with my Traxxas cars out of the box were popping shock caps. Aluminum shock caps will fix this issue but they tend to leak a bit.

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    RE: slash warnings

    Beware of car tires, they come out of no where .
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    RE: slash warnings

    Are you planning on racing the slash or a mix ?
    I am going back and forth on the slash and sc10, but i really only plan on racing. Just curious as to why you chose the slash.
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    RE: slash warnings

    I would get the Slash for racing. The SC10 really cant race unless you get a bunch of people with SC10s. Every track has a Slash class.
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    RE: slash warnings

    when i started in this hobby, TRAXXAS was known as "the beginners" trucks. they looked cheap, they were inexpensive, and no one that i knew had/liked them. i have always raced tamiya, and hpi. BUT, when the SLASH came out, i had to have one. i feel stupid now for never giving traxxas a shot before. the slash is alot of fun to drive and race. they are very durable, easy to work on, have alot of hop ups, and every track seems to have a spec slash class. not to mention that if you are into fullsize 4wd, or CORR racing, you'll love it. great truck.

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    RE: slash warnings

    put serated lock washers on the motor mount screws. it will keep the motor from walking on a hard landings and help keep it from stripping the spur gear. also keep an eye on screws that will back out. other than that...awesome truck..race or bash

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    RE: slash warnings

    ORIGINAL: Chris_RC

    I would get the Slash for racing. The SC10 really cant race unless you get a bunch of people with SC10s. Every track has a Slash class.
    After running the Slash a few times I opted out for the SC10. My local track has a CORR truck open and CORR truck stock class which both the SC10 and Slash fit into.

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    RE: slash warnings


    ORIGINAL: Chris_RC

    I would get the Slash for racing. The SC10 really cant race unless you get a bunch of people with SC10s. Every track has a Slash class.
    all tracks race sc10 in the slash mod class/sc10 class. it's a way to get the edge...
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    RE: slash warnings

    a new motor is a necesity... the stock one dont last long
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