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Old 02-09-2009, 07:37 PM   #1
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Default Traxxas Slash or Team associated sc10

Trying to decide on which shortcourse truck to get to race
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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Can't really say, as the SC10 has yet to come out, the Slash is just a tad bigger, has a ton of interchangeability with other Traxxas models (Nitro Sport, Rustler), the SC10 is slightly smaller. Haven't had my Slash break yet, even in some intense crashes (saw two go head on, one at full speed, another turning around, both were fine), but the ones I see break it is always the front a-arm. Someone managed to snap a rear a-arm last friday, even though he went head on with a wall.
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I have owned both Associated and Traxxas products and they are both good. Buy what you like and what has the most support at the lhs. You wont go wrong with either truck.
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It depends on how much you want to spend. If you are going to use elecrtonics you already have, then get the SC10 since it comes as a kit and it'll ultimatly be cheaper, but if you want to get into it for as little as possible without using stuff you already own, buy the Slash.

The slash will set you back $200 RTR minus batteries and charger.

The SC10 kit will need to be put together, you need to add servo, ESC, motor, batteries, and receiver. For a good quality build for the kit, you're looking at ~$500.

Plus, what class would be running at your local track? If your Slash is a spec class, chances are that you won't be able to run your SC10 with them and will have to step up and run with Stock Buggy/Truck or mod cars, neither of which will be low enough in competition for you to enjoy, just because they will handle better than you.

Like I said, it all depends on your intentions. Personally, in the long run, I think the SC10 will be a better quality truck, but you can't beat the Slash RTR price point and Spec competition.
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I don't understand why everyone seems to think the sc10 and Slash won't be racing together. They're meant to be the same type of truck, simply from two manufacturers! That's like saying a 8t 2.0 shouldn't be in the same class as a rc8t rtr. Wrong! What's wrong with putting a 19t brushed motor in your sc10 to race it with the slashes with the stock-as packaged truck components? Unless you're racing for a huge cash payout and the rules are being strictly enforced by ifmar/roar or something, I think it's absolutely ridiculous to not run these two trucks together in the same class.
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Another Slash vs SC10 discussion...
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Another Slash vs SC10 discussion...
exactly

go here for all ur answers...
http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...5938-sc10.html
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Get the Ae Sc-10

It is design to be Slash proof !
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thanks for the help
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I don't understand why everyone seems to think the sc10 and Slash won't be racing together. They're meant to be the same type of truck, simply from two manufacturers! That's like saying a 8t 2.0 shouldn't be in the same class as a rc8t rtr. Wrong! What's wrong with putting a 19t brushed motor in your sc10 to race it with the slashes with the stock-as packaged truck components? Unless you're racing for a huge cash payout and the rules are being strictly enforced by ifmar/roar or something, I think it's absolutely ridiculous to not run these two trucks together in the same class.
You can't really mean to say a stock Slash will compete with sc-10 with a 19t! Stock Slash motor is a pooch!! Would never keep up with a 19t.
SC-10 vs. Slash....that's like a T4 vs. a Tamiya Blackfoot. Apples and Oranges
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You can't really mean to say a stock Slash will compete with sc-10 with a 19t! Stock Slash motor is a pooch!! Would never keep up with a 19t.
SC-10 vs. Slash....that's like a T4 vs. a Tamiya Blackfoot. Apples and Oranges
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I don't understand why everyone seems to think the sc10 and Slash won't be racing together. They're meant to be the same type of truck, simply from two manufacturers! That's like saying a 8t 2.0 shouldn't be in the same class as a rc8t rtr. Wrong! What's wrong with putting a 19t brushed motor in your sc10 to race it with the slashes with the stock-as packaged truck components? Unless you're racing for a huge cash payout and the rules are being strictly enforced by ifmar/roar or something, I think it's absolutely ridiculous to not run these two trucks together in the same class.
I'm pretty sure they will run together- in a mod or open Short Course truck class.

There is no way to make a low cost spec class that will contain both these vehicles.
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I'm pretty sure they will run together- in a mod or open Short Course truck class.

There is no way to make a low cost spec class that will contain both these vehicles.
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first thing I would decide is what do you want to do with the vehicle.

Next, if it is racing, then confirm with the track(s) you plan to attend if the SC10 can run in the slash class, and what limitations you need to adhere too.

After that, pick what you like.
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I was just looking at my latest rc car action magazine on the SC-10 and the article states that the SC-10 can accept the slash wheels and tires and all the bodies are interchangable according to rc car action. I think it looks cool and I can get another body for my slash. so it sounds like they built it to run with the slash. the down side is it comes in a kit and tower will sell it for 194.99 thats a kit. the good news is you can put whatever electronics in you want. Tower will stock it late March. Open class is the way to go with them running together.
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