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Old 04-28-2009, 10:17 PM
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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.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:22 PM
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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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Old 04-28-2009, 10:47 PM
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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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Old 04-28-2009, 11:06 PM
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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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Old 04-28-2009, 11:08 PM
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watch out for its awesomeness... it can take you by surprise
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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
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:16 AM
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Put a brushless system on it and you will love it all the more!
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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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Old 04-29-2009, 01:36 AM
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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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Old 04-29-2009, 10:09 AM
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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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Old 04-29-2009, 11:07 AM
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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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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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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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Old 04-29-2009, 02:04 PM
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Beware of car tires, they come out of no where .
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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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Old 04-29-2009, 05:53 PM
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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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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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Old 05-15-2009, 12:43 AM
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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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Old 05-15-2009, 08:15 AM
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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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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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a new motor is a necesity... the stock one dont last long
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