Reviews for Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt [TRA5803]

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Vince
Thursday, May 5 2011 (about 5 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
I love this truck. This is THE truck that started the Short Course craze. This was my second r/c car and it really got me into this hobby. It's got the scale looks of the real thing, which is cool. This truck is very fun to drive. It's also water proof and very stable. Durability is off the charts. With front/rear bumpers, big body and nerf bars, it's well protected from nearly anything you throw at it. It comes with a very underestimated Traxxas 12T motor. It's a 550 motor and it has tons of torque. On a 7-Cell NIHM, it flies. The electronics that come with it are, IMHO, the best you can get for an RTR. The XL-5 is a rock solid speed control that's water proof and can handle 2S lipos. Mine have lasted for years. The servo is very underrated. It's got adequate speed and plenty of torque. Never broken one. There are many many hop ups out there to customize it for any and all applications. While this truck is simply the best for "bashing" around with, it's not the greatest racer. Sure you can race with it and do well, but it's not a pure racer like some others out there (SC10, XXX-SCT, etc.). It makes sense since it was never intended as a race truck in the first place. However, there are plenty of hop ups you can get out there to turn it into a fine racer. Pro-Line has a race suspension kit. STRC makes a low LCG kit that will transform it into an elite racer. Just to name a few. The point is, you have plenty of options as to what to do with it. There are a few things to remember with this truck to keep it in tip top shape. You must frequently check the motor screws for tightness. If they come loose, you will loose a spur gear. Always set the pinion mesh according to the manual. After each day out in the dirt, clean off the motor and put a dab of bushing oil on the f/r bushings. Replace the stock gear cover with the RPM cover. This will keep most dirt from getting in the case and prolong the life of your pinion/spur. Follow these simple recommendations and your Slash will run great and never miss a beat.
Mason Sali-Orvald
Friday, Feb 19 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
I love this truck i recomend it for any one its good at jumps and a top of the class racer and its perfect for beginers THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 -//- I love this truck i recomend it for any one its good at jumps and a top of the class racer and its perfect for beginers THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Gary Roane
Verified Owner
Thursday, Feb 3 2011 (about 5 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
First upgradable RTR I have purchased. Bought to have fun in the dirt/yard etc and it is great. Considerably more durable than I imagined. It is quick but not fast, can't wait to start upgrading. Buy the quick charger!!!!!
nicholas hibbert
Sunday, Jan 2 2011 (about 5 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
prity nice truck for begeners but there are come things you have to do to it to make it stronger like upgrading the hubs but goog truck for the cast but if you are a good driver and you wont a 2wd sc go to the sc10 or evan the blitz
garrett
Wednesday, Jul 14 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
i just got my traxxas slash and love it. jump and running it had and no problems. only thing is the stock tire had to repyou lace them with better ones . if not every time you go into the dirt it wont to spin out. other then that i love the truck.
Samuel Rooney
Monday, Jul 5 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
this truck is awesome. a great short course truck to get started on. easy to upgrade and simple to use. has many features to get better handling out of it. perfect price for what you get out of this truck. slash is one of the strongest out there.
chad oliver
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Oct 27 2010 (about 5 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
The traxxas slash1/10 2WD short -course truck is a good starter. The change over from the old motor to the new was easy. I had to put a lot money into it to go fast, VLX3s 3500 full set up. 150.00. I still need a lipo battery & charger$$$$$$
drew zeller
Saturday, Jun 19 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
why is it so that when you put a brushless in this it is so much louder than the sc10??? Is there a way to fix that???
Joseph Jagodzinski
Monday, Jul 5 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
Hey guys. So basically here is the rundown on the Traxxas Slash 2wd. With the slash you will first find that the truck itself sits very high, putting the center of gravity a few inches off the ground. The brushed motor is terrible only allowing the truck to reach very low speeds. UPGRADE TO BRUSHLESS IMMEDIATELY. The stock tires are even worse than the motor. To sum this all up in short terms. Good for little kids, but serious drivers, STAY AWAY. The design is a good one, but it was poorly executed. Had to transform it into a truggy with all of these stock setbacks. Here is my transformed brushless traxxas slash truggy video below. CHECK IT OUT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXS5hzwVt-U
rdur
Verified Owner
Tuesday, Apr 6 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
Bad Traxxas Support: I buy about 4 kits a year, but this is my first Traxxas product. I bought this slash to race in a local spec slash class. Truck arrived and front right wheel was wobbley when it rotated by nearly a quarter of an inch (but clearly secured to the vehicle). The plastic was deformed during manufacture as indicated by the paint line on the bead which held a steady line when the deformed wheel was spun. Called Traxxas support yesterday and they said unless it wobbles more than 1/4 inch, they would not deal with the issue and i would have to buy a new set at my local hobby shop. So their standards of manufacture allow for a 1/4 inch variance in the wheel accuracy. I am ordering another $20 set of wheels and that will be the last Traxxas product ever buy again. Unless those are defective. Then I will just have to buy some more. To sum up, I would avoid Traxxas and get an Associated or HPI if you can. I have called them before and they are awesome about replacing parts if they are defective.
jordan klein
Saturday, Jul 3 2010 (about 6 years ago)
Traxxas Slash 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck (w/TQi 2.4GHz, Batt
This Truck is an insult to off road racing, it is a boat, although it is practically indestructable it is the worst handling car that i have ever driven. It is fun for some time but it is useless against a sc10, and if you try to upgrade it, it gets worse