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Which would be more durable? Slash 4x4 vs. 1/8 OFNA Hyper 9e?

Which would be more durable? Slash 4x4 vs. 1/8 OFNA Hyper 9e?

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Old 11-01-2009, 08:14 AM
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Default Which would be more durable? Slash 4x4 vs. 1/8 OFNA Hyper 9e?

For an 11 year old kid (and sometimes me) to drive around a track and not-too-seriously club racing, which one could take more abuse/would be more durable? Usually on indoor tracks.

1/8 Hyper 9e with a fast motor setup vs. 1/10 Slash 4x4 with the OEM brushless.

1/8 looks beefier, 1/10 Slash durability is legendary.

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humm.....thats a hard one, buggys are none for durbility and dont break much at all. but for a kid i would get the slash. the slash doesnt break either but when it does it will be way easier to work on and i think a kid would have more fun with the slash. and if he were to race the buggy it would be harder cause well around here buggy races are really really serious. i just think the slash will be better. hoped this helps
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Dunno about the slash 4x4, it is not out yet and it will definitely be heavier than the slash RWD, so we will see. But on the other hand, I have yet to see ANY RC can take more abuse than a slash, be it 1/36 to 1/5
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if your going to get into racing why not just start off the right way and get him the 8th scale. honestly its the next big thing to happen in the "performance based car classes" just put a mild motor in his buggy like 1550 or 1700kv motor on 4s will do.
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yea but the slash class is huge and isnt gunna fade anytime soon. i just think he will have more fun in the slash class. and when he gets serious get the buggy.
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She. The 11 year old is a girl.

And my wife likes r/c more than I do. Though I'l probably always be faster than her.
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The Slash is tough, but it's also slow compared to a 1/8 electric buggy. If you had a Slash as fast as a E-1/8 buggy they would break a lot more than a buggy. So when it comes to pure strength the buggy will win easily.

So durability goes to the buggy, but I would not let an 11 year old drive a 4S powered buggy on an indoor track. They are much too powerful for a rookie to be driving, especially on a small indoor track. Seriously, my electric Buggy and Truggy are straight up dangerous with how fast they accelerate and their top speed. They are not toys.

So, I'd get the 4x4 Slash and run it on 2S (7.4 volts), which will be very fun, and if you son out grows it you can just get a 3S (11.1 volts) lipo and have even more fun.
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seany916 She. The 11 year old is a girl.

And my wife likes r/c more than I do. Though I'l probably always be faster than her.



sorry seany916. didnt no. i wish my little girl was interested in rc. i would go with the slash. i honestly think it will be more fun. i race both buggys and slash, and nothing i have found is more fun than the slash race, cant wait to see how the 4x4 slash class turns out.
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oops I didn't see the part where it was for a 11yr old. yeah a slash would be the way to go.
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Originally Posted by seany916 View Post
She. The 11 year old is a girl.

And my wife likes r/c more than I do. Though I'l probably always be faster than her.

great to see its a family sport! all of my former girlfriends didn't want anything to do with my toy cars.
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Not to be the "old man" around here, but aren't these cars a bit too much for an 11yr old considering the 4x4 Slash will be fast and a 1/8th buggy, even faster?

I would worry with the buggy being driven hard on the track and hitting a turn marshall with 8lbs+ of metal. But unless your girl is the next Jared Tebo, then throw my advice in the garbage.
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Originally Posted by seany916 View Post
For an 11 year old kid (and sometimes me) to drive around a track and not-too-seriously club racing, which one could take more abuse/would be more durable? Usually on indoor tracks.

1/8 Hyper 9e with a fast motor setup vs. 1/10 Slash 4x4 with the OEM brushless.

1/8 looks beefier, 1/10 Slash durability is legendary.

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The 1/8 buggy is going to be more durable. They are built like tanks. The thing with the 1/8 scale is that you are going to drop $1000 on these things, when all is said and done. No way around that. The Slash is very durable and will cost 1/3 the price. For what you want, I would get the Slash. 1/8 scale is mainly for racing and too much (power/$$) for an 11 year old.
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