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Old 03-23-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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to all of the slash desert rat owners:

have you had the back of the body start to rip apart?

mine ripped the first race i did. and i didnt even get in any bad wrecks. both sides did it so i used shoe goo and drywall tape to fix it.
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:51 PM   #2
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Man that sucks I really like that body, I hope it's an isolated incident
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
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actually my friends is doing it too

its only ripping where the side of the truck folds to the back of the truck.

its stronger now with the shoe goo, its actually stronger and more flexible than lexan
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Arctic Slash, I've seen you run and allthough you really haven't beat it too hard any body that has "hard lines" like 90 deg. corners and stuff are going to crack even from normal running. I've seen all the bodies made for the slash and IMO the stock one is the least likely to crack but it's also the ugliest one out there. The Parma body looks like it should hold up pretty good but you'll need to decide if you like the way it looks. The parma is the cheapest one out there too.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:34 PM   #6
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well i have both a pl hardcorr body and the parma, and they both crack after the first few races. my hardcorr body is like the carnege body, but homeade and the parma body dosnt crack very much but it drives like a boat. it makes the sterring slower and idk what it dose i dont like. it would be cool if the fenders had something behind them to see but other then ugly slash? all this is IMO
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well i have both a pl hardcorr body and the parma, and they both crack after the first few races. my hardcorr body is like the carnege body, but homeade and the parma body dosnt crack very much but it drives like a boat. it makes the sterring slower and idk what it dose i dont like. it would be cool if the fenders had something behind them to see but other then ugly slash? all this is IMO
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i had the same problem with that body but then i bashed it really hard on my hpi savage x.
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I've been racing mine for a few months now, and I haven't had any issues. Great looking body, and it seems to rub a lot less.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:22 PM   #10
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The JConcepts Truth body is holding up pretty well on my 10 year old's Slash. If it weren't durable believe me I'd know it.

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I've been racing mine for a few months now, and I haven't had any issues. Great looking body, and it seems to rub a lot less.

Same here. I think its how you cut the back. The rat has like a little extra flap on the very back. If you leave it on it doesnt fit. If you cut it off it weakens the body. I left mine on and cut grooves for the bumper to fit into. Keeps it strong.
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