+1 for the scte... at this point w/ the roller or RTR all you need to do is snag a set of carbon shock towers and run it. Eventially down the road swap out the diff outdrives with the HD outdrives when they wear down but that will take a while. Otherwise there is little to worry about, way less than the others at any rate.
No way the sloppy losi. A slash is much more durable and less maintenece. But I wouldnt race it. Losi would be faster.
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Thanks for your input. As being somewhat new to the RC world, I prefer something that is durable with least maintenance, out of the box in the RTR mode. I would rather not have to spend time doing maintenance or setup, or buying additional parts, when I could be bashing or doing whatever.
Also, from what I understand, the Slash has problems out of the box, such as poor tires, shocks etc... In addition I hear there are problems when the Slash encounters water, mud, sand etc.... because the engine is waterproof but the other mechanics of the vehicle is not that leads to constant daily cleaning etc..
The Losi is $100 more than the Slash 4X4 (not the ultimate version). Is the Losi the Bash equivalent of the Slash? If it is, does it justify the additional $100?
The Losi is very very high maintenance. I raced one for 3 months and it was bad enough to make me go back to 2wd for ever. If you have the time for maintenance then it's the best of the best.
My preference for 4x4 bashing is by far the Slash 4x4. The worst of it is the center carrier bearing. Just get a couple at the store and keep them with you.
Most new to the hobby also don't think of these scale trucks as what they really are. Keep in mind - the slash and others like it are scaled down models of the real thing. The real thing is an 800HP all out racing machine that loves to eat money and so is the scaled down version. So remember, you will burn up motors, break axles, snap body posts, go through tires and many other parts if your ruff with it. Just like a real truck - you go bash it - something's going to break.
Good luck, I hope you have as much fun as the rest of us.
@Ronin06 - I was just razzing you a bit, one thing i would like to mention is that the DESC410R is the easiest to work on 4x4 in my opinion simply because the diffs are so easy to remove. It is not cheap nor is it perfect out of the box but once dial...it is the best truck in the class and the easiest to work on.