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Old 08-19-2014, 01:52 PM
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Hello new to the hobbie (about 6 months). I haven't graduated to racing yet. I have a traxxas slash 4x4 Ultimate that I love. Anyway, I picked up a Losi Strike SCT really cheap for $60. Dude didn't want it. It's all stock, brushed, nice shape. I've heard these aren't very good racing trucks. Might just tinker with it, bash, etc...OR is it worth investing a little to eventually race? Any thoughts on upgrades especially an inexpensive brushless kit (motor/esc) that will fit. Any other tips or tricks would be great. Thanks!
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:18 PM
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They are decent for bashing, that's about all. Don't invest any money into it.

Your Slash 4x4 is a much better racer.
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Bash/play with it for awhile and you'll quickly see that it's not worth investing much if any money into.

It was just a terrible truck from the start and they quickly discontinued it for good reason.
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Yeah I would just use it to work on improving driving skill. Don't bash it too hard or you'll end up spending a fortune on it anyway. For $60 you cant really go wrong tho, just try to avoid jumps or anything that will put it in harms way
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The cheap metal that the gears are made of won't last long. If u instal a brushless system , you will realy tear up the transmission. Overall it's a closed and disappointing chapter in Losi history.
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Yup, unfortunately I think you overpaid by $50. But run it and have fun with it, at least for as long as it lasts.
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