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hey I made it - 03.14.2010, 04:34 PM

Im new here with tons of
questions . I did run nitro back
when Associated made onroad
1/8 onroad pancars (rc300 ) .
Wow have things changed !


Thinking of purchasing a
Slash 4X4 . Will be mostly
be run on parking lots , not
all parking lots are smooth
as glass in my area . That
is why I'm not going with a
touring car or pan car . Will
this be a good decision or is
there a better option ? I would
also like to keep battery cost from
going through roof , 3s with
and sometimes 4s .

Can 1/8 scale esc's run 540 sized
motors ?

Sorry to make this post soooooooo
long . Hope for some insight on
above questions .

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Critical - 03.14.2010, 06:07 PM

Some can be critical about spelling, but as long as we can understand what you write you are good to go. The Slash is popular as an RTR vehicle, but not many on here have them. If cost is your issue, then it should be just fine. What vehicle you choose is personal preference. Most in here have UE superMaxx trucks, but alot of guys have other toys as well. Going brushless is the way of the future. Good choice.


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03.14.2010, 07:51 PM

I love my slash 4x4. With stock gearing motor temp is a little high on 3s lipo though. Nothing a smaller pinion won't fix though. Its a pretty good handling truck in my opinion. If you want something that corners better, or more for speed runs, there are other 1/10 4wd buggies that might be better suited, assuming you want to stay with 4wd. And not everyone here is lucky enough to own Gorilla Maxx/UE supermaxx trucks, many of us here are mere mortals with more mundane vehicles.


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03.14.2010, 08:42 PM

welcome to RCM! A MMM, (Castle creations ) esc or Tekin RX-8 is the way to go as far as esc goes.

In a p-lot, w/a slash you will need a very stiff suspension to reduce roll. Make sure to keep x-tra diff parts on hand as well...

Mike, owner of RC-Monster, sells v/nice batteries here and they are v/good quality. If you are on a budget..look here...http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_index.asp# A 25-35C rated battery should do nicely.


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03.14.2010, 09:13 PM

Thanks for the replys . Hope to get
more of them . Trying to make sure I'm
making a decent purchase .
   
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03.14.2010, 09:45 PM

My only knock on traxxas is that the truck is not as strong as some others out of the box....however, parts availability is everywhere and there are a ton of hop ups available.


1. MBX-6 T8 1900KV, RX8 ON 4S
2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
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03.14.2010, 10:26 PM

Well if your gonna be doing parking lot runs I'm guessing your going to want to go fast. The slash in my opinion isn't going to be a good vehicle for any speeds over 35MPH. The body is a big kite, it catches a lot of air and therefor isn't a good choice for speed. Something such as a 1/8 scale buggy would be a better choice and if you where planning on running up to 4s in a slash I can only imagine you planned on replacing the electronics anyways so therefor a buggy wouldn't necessarily be much more to build. A CRT.5 handles speed pretty well too. For that matter if all you want is straight up speed a 1/10 scale 2wd stadium truck would be pretty good. A Rustler VXL is a rocket straight out of the box and handles the speed pretty well, just don't hit any curbs at 40+MPH cause it gets very expensive! Better than the Rustler at least in my opinion will be the new RC10T4.1 from Associated. They are due out any day and the price is far less than the rustler. Monster trucks also make pretty decent parking lot bashers. I like the more traditional MT design of something like a E-Maxx, MGT, or even the savage flux but the E-revo can't be overlooked when it comes to speed as they are more aerodynamic. However the MT class truck will cost significantly more money. The money you are willing to spend will dictate how fast you can go, a 2wd stadium truck will get you more speed for you money but be less versatile. A 4wd corr style truck will not handle high speeds as well but may be more versatile as it can climb over larger obstacles and has the added traction of 4wd. A MT will cost a lot more to go fast but can handle big jumps and rough terrain better when you get bored with flat parkinglots. A 4wd 1/8 scale buggy can be built for less than a MT but a little more than a 4wd corr truck and can handle some rougher terrain, more aerodynamic for speed, and a good class to get into racing with.

I gues soy need to give us a little more info. Will you ever venture from a parking lot? what kind of speed are you expecting? How much money do you want to spend? What do you have to start with, radio system, charger, battery, tools?


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03.16.2010, 08:53 PM

Hey all thanks again for replying . The answers
to some of the questions . The only equipment
I have is a charger ( yes it will do lipo ) . The
reason I'm leaning to Slash4x4 , it's rtr , also no
AM radio . I was concerned about cost of converting ,
running and maintaining a MT or buggy . Also ,
can a buggy/truggy be converted to non center
diff ? Or is it filled with very thick fluid to keep
front tires from ballooning . I know noob questions .
would this be perfect or what

indestructable drivetrain
active diffs ( think WRX STI )
tough as a Cat dozer
accelerates like a funnycar
hadles like 1/12 carpet pancar
   
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03.16.2010, 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by gearhead View Post
Hey all thanks again for replying . The answers
to some of the questions . The only equipment
I have is a charger ( yes it will do lipo ) . The
reason I'm leaning to Slash4x4 , it's rtr , also no
AM radio . I was concerned about cost of converting ,
running and maintaining a MT or buggy . Also ,
can a buggy/truggy be converted to non center
diff ? Or is it filled with very thick fluid to keep
front tires from ballooning . I know noob questions .
would this be perfect or what

indestructable drivetrain
active diffs ( think WRX STI )
tough as a Cat dozer
accelerates like a funnycar
hadles like 1/12 carpet pancar
Other bodys are readily availible for the 4x4 Slash that are not as prone to lift off at speeds.


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03.16.2010, 08:56 PM

I think a 1/8 buggy with some street tires is your ticket


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03.16.2010, 09:13 PM

I converted a 1/8 buggy to on road....most nitro 1/8 to electric conversions are pretty easy. 1/8 buggys/truggys are about the strongest as far as durability goes. The diff fluids you spoke of can be adjusted to keep ballooning down.

If you want a true speed demon, the 1/8 on road cars such as the Mugen mrx-4R are land missiles and can handle like they are on rails. However, they are much more work to convert to electric


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2. MBX-5T 1520, MMM ON 5S
3. MBX-5 ONROAD CONVERSION 1515, MMM ON 5S
4. MRX-3 ON ROAD CONVERSION 1512, MMM ON 6S
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