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Old 04-13-2010, 05:57 PM   #1
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Default Steve Slayden to Mugen?



Check out the Pro-Truggy results from the Texas RC Pro Series race:

http://www.neobuggy.net/modules/news...p?storyid=8002
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1. Jason Branham - Xray XT8, Alpha engine, Pro-Line, Avid, Byron, Ko Propo
2. Mike Battaile - Mugen, Werks, Pro-Line, Nitro Juice
3. Ryan Lopez - Xray XT8, Go engine, VP Pro, Byron
4. Steve Sladen - Mugen
5. Mark Morrow - Mugen, Novarossi, Nitro Juice


Anyone know if he's just racing Truggy for fun, or is done racing Monster Trucks, since the class is nearly dead? Either way, hope the best for him. Nice guy, and good driver!

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steve said " its nice to take a weekend off and race for fun."
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He's friends with Mike (the guy that got 2nd) and borrowed his back up Mugen/Werks truggy to run for the race.
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gotta really think that steve's still a traxxas employee.......was just having fun with a borred mugen truggy.....
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i think that steve could wheel just about anything and do fine..........
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i think that steve could wheel just about anything and do fine..........
Yeah... "TCWW" (Trash Can With Wheels.) Meaning he (and Mike Battaile too!) can go kick butt with anything.

I've watched him bring a Revo to the local track, run it in the Truggy class, and win. (That's not saying anything negative about either the Mugen OR the Revo... just that his skills are that stellar!)

I'm sure he was just out playing... and since Traxxas doesn't have a Truggy, well... he has to drive SOMETHING if he wants to play, right?
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Yes he still works for Traxxas. He was just driving for the fun of it.
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Is he the guy that had the slash 4x4 converted to a buggy? That thing was wicked and ridiculously light!
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Is he the guy that had the slash 4x4 converted to a buggy? That thing was wicked and ridiculously light!
Yea he has been playing with that for several months he didn't run it in E Buggy though.
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Until Traxxas puts out a competition buggy or truggy I wouldn't be surprised to see him run another brand. Maybe it was a prototype with a Mugen Shell...lol.


I know it would be interesting to see Traxxas put out a truggy with a laydown shock set-up. Also, buggy for that matter too, an instant game changer...lol.
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I know it would be interesting to see Traxxas put out a truggy with a laydown shock set-up. Also, buggy for that matter too, an instant game changer...lol.
I highly doubt it would happen. Our chassis are already cramped since most of the weight needs to be in the center. With lay down shocks you would need to rearrange most of the chassis components to work properly.
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Is he the guy that had the slash 4x4 converted to a buggy? That thing was wicked and ridiculously light!
Yeah he showed that to us at Indy a while back... He indicated it is basically just a Slash 4x4 with a wing mount added. It runs right with the "regular" 1/8 scales as far as lap times, etc.

Of course it is too light to be "legal." Too bad... it's pretty cool, and would allow an inexpensive entry point for electric 1/8 scale.

It ALSO shows just how capable the Slash 4x4 chassis is!
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I wouldnt say it's "capable" as so much as it has "potential" :-)
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Yeah... "TCWW" (Trash Can With Wheels.) Meaning he (and Mike Battaile too!) can go kick butt with anything.

I've watched him bring a Revo to the local track, run it in the Truggy class, and win. (That's not saying anything negative about either the Mugen OR the Revo... just that his skills are that stellar!)

I'm sure he was just out playing... and since Traxxas doesn't have a Truggy, well... he has to drive SOMETHING if he wants to play, right?
Win against who?? Other races on his level I hope, if not it really doesn't mean anything. I could be wrong but Mike B has been running mugen for sometime now, once again, I could b wrong.

Traxxas is scared to drop a 1/8 competition level RC.
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I heard he is running mugen, and yes still works for traxxas. Just because he works for Traxxas dont mean he cant run another product, especially one that do not compete with traxxas.
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