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Old 02-21-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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Gave up on nitro and going electric, just picked up a slash and currently shopping for a Brushless system, I don't race I do a lot of bashing want something fast and durable. I am leaning toward mamba max or a sidewinder not really sure what the differance is. Just looking for some feedback .
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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Both systems are good, just depends on how much power you want!!?? The Mamba max pretty much doesn't have a limit, and now there is a 9000Kv motor!!!! The Sidewinder system is limited to the 5700Kv motor, which is still a pretty sick system, and what a good price. So if you want unlimited choice of motor, then the Mamba is a better choice, however more power=more spending, you will need better batteries, etc... Where if you stick with the Sidewinder with either motors you can keep your current batteries and it will work fine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:50 PM   #3
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I have a slash i just put the vxl system in and its pretty sweet. with a 3 cell its crazy but with a 2 cell its easier to control and still is awesome for bashing around the skate park.
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I have the Sidewinder with the 5700 and it is badass. I`ve got it tuned waaaay down. Maybe I can turn it back up when I get better at this driving thing.
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If it's for flat out bashing around the Traxxas Velenion system is hard to beat IMO. You can pick them up for $150 and they are durable and fast. I've had no problems with mine. Throw a 3 cell LiPo in there and it's ridiculous.
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The vxl system is more than you need with a 2 or 3 cell lipo. Traxxas built the slash with vxl system in mind so you wont have any problems with drivetrain.
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the great feedback, Think I will be getting a VXL or sidewinder. That way i will not have to upgrade batteries rught away.
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You should look into a Tekin RS.
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+1 for Castle Creations Mamba Max or Sidewinder. I run both. For a Slash I'd save my money and run a Sidewinder with a 4600 or 5700kv. If you're running on a track the 4600 would be more than enough, the 5700 will give you more top speed, but that can also be accomplished with gearing.
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honestly no reason to go past a 4600 castle for that truck. beyond being fast, ur tranny should be able to deal with it in most instances. bigger units have shown that its still a 200$ truck. ur mileage may vary

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We recently reduced the price of our R1 sensorless systems so they compete with the CC and the traxxas for applications like this. Another option to consider.
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tekin makes good stuff and has great customer support, like Castle. I remember having an old G10 prior to there coming back, it popped during a race, and they replaced it free of charge with one of there newer style G10s.
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