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Old 03-02-2009, 08:48 AM   #61
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I am going to hold off getting one now, my local track has a pretty lean slash program, but I don't think you can really call it a slash with the chassis upgrade. If they allow the sc10 to run with the slash thenI'll get one, but I don't want to get one and be called a cheater

I was on traxxas site last night, they do have a 2.4 radio, think it will find its way to the slash?
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I was on traxxas site last night, they do have a 2.4 radio, think it will find its way to the slash?

Traxxas needs to get off their butts ad spend the dime to add lipo cut to the ESC since so many people want to run lipo and the Novak cut off doesn't work with the Traxxas ESC.
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I am going to hold off getting one now, my local track has a pretty lean slash program, but I don't think you can really call it a slash with the chassis upgrade. If they allow the sc10 to run with the slash thenI'll get one, but I don't want to get one and be called a cheater

I was on traxxas site last night, they do have a 2.4 radio, think it will find its way to the slash?
Prob not as I'm sure the truck sells very well as is.

I can see a Basher Slash with the Brushless VXL and 2.4Ghz perhaps in the future....like 349$ or something.....
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Traxxas needs to get off their butts ad spend the dime to add lipo cut to the ESC since so many people want to run lipo and the Novak cut off doesn't work with the Traxxas ESC.
+1. I ran my TP5000 down to about 6.6V yesterday -- a little too close for comfort. Got huge runtime though.
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The reason some consider it pricey is because compared to other hop up chassis it is.

Look at this kit for the TA05 for $90
http://cgi.ebay.com/TAMIYA-TA-05-Gra...3A1|240%3A1318

You get a lot more for your money. Not trying to bash the company, but it's just a fact of business that your products and prices will be compared to what is already out on the market.
You can't really compare it to a made in china with the cheapest of materials available kit.
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My track runs a spec and modified slash class every week. I will really consider this chassis for my slash when I get fed up with the traxxas esc and brushed motor, and blown shocks, and roll overs, and want to finally clear the triple. HEHE

Looks better than the aluminum chassis to me.
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You can't really compare it to a made in china with the cheapest of materials available kit.
I don't consider Carbon Fiber and all that aluminum to be cheaper materials.
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I don't consider Carbon Fiber and all that aluminum to be cheaper materials.
whats cheaper? a Porsche or a mustang?

its about quality, not what its made of...
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whats cheaper? a Porsche or a mustang?

its about quality, not what its made of...
1969 Boss 429 Mustang, fully restored, $200,000.00
1983 Porche 944, blown tranny, $4,000.00

Depends on how the money is spent and the perceived value of the purchased product.

Considering most components of cars are made of the same stuff, general acceptance and availability are what help it sell.

I can imagine the Associated tub is the usual carbon reinforced plastic they've been using for years and is now stretched to fit the length of this 'new' truck. It will be a re-fabrication of an existing machine, the T4.

The Slash is high strength plastic and has shown to be durable. Even almost indestructible. Its based on its previous stablemate also. It has low operating expense on its side.

Slash Handling = oxymoron: These are not stadium trucks. The handling sucks. You're forced to learn how to drive it as it comes out of the box. This new kit will probably help. If the Slash is spec, the kit is not legal and neither will the Associated truck, period.

An open CORR 2 class with spec tires, motors and bodies would be a very cool alternative.
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whats cheaper? a Porsche or a mustang?

its about quality, not what its made of...
Point being? I've seen the 3 racing conversion for the TA05, not a low quality product in the least. Again, not slamming Thunder Tech, but for the same money, to me you get a lot more with the 3 Racing conversions
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Point being? I've seen the 3 racing conversion for the TA05, not a low quality product in the least. Again, not slamming Thunder Tech, but for the same money, to me you get a lot more with the 3 Racing conversions
then dont buy it, buy the 3racing low cog chass for the slash
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You can't really compare it to a made in china with the cheapest of materials available kit.
So you think carbon fiber is cheaper and inferior to fiberglass?
What a hoot!
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then dont buy it, buy the 3racing low cog chass for the slash
Are you 5 years old? Again what point are you trying to make.

People bitched about the price, people bitched about the that group.

All I did was point out that for the same price, other 'chassis conversion kits' were made from CF and had a ton of Alum parts, so one made of fiberglass seemed kind of pricey in comparison.
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