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Old 09-29-2008, 07:14 AM   #1
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hey all: With the traxxas slash class gaining popularity all the time because of it's scale looks and close spec racing do you see the same thing happing with the new traxxas slayer 4wd corr truck? Also since it's 1/10th scale would you run them on a smaller 10th scale track or on the larger 8th scale track since they're nitro? Thanks
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Don't let the size fool you -- they're about buggy-sized. My buddy picked up a Slayer a few weeks ago, and it is FUN to drive. Like I said in another thread, creating short course truck classes (spec, mod, pro, etc.) would be pretty awesome. They don't drive like anything else, and the Slayer certainly has some out-of-the-box speed and decent handling. Revo-based, so you know the option parts will be/are there.
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we had a couple of these running around our indoor track last week. imo they are a little overpowered for their size. throttle control will play a big part in sucessfully racing these. other than that they looked good
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we had a couple of these running around our indoor track last week. imo they are a little overpowered for their size. throttle control will play a big part in sucessfully racing these. other than that they looked good
I think the fact that they roll so easily will be the determining factor in how they are driven.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #5
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These are going to be really popular...! The only thing I can see that might need upgrading is the spring. I think the shock springs need to be heavier to help the chassis roll/slop issue. Other than that they are so much fun battling on the track... rubbin is racing.... LOL!

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The Slayer is the best kept secrete in the RC industry! Most people think seeing mine on a track that it is the Associated truck. but then when I pull the throttle full and the front wheels come off the ground in second, they are really interested.
I just changed my pinion to a 16 tooth, changed the pipe to a THS, MIP clutch and got stiffer springs. I had to change the clutch because of the power this engine makes, especially when you break it in like on a bench! Besides pulling wheelie's from a dead stop, the weak point on this truck is the clutch. My first one disintegrated after a half gallon! I love this truck!!
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changed shock oil, and put gtr springs from the revo on it.

doesnt flip as much, takes the triple easily now.

oh yeah.. having bowties on it definitely makes the truck better
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