Traxxas 5805 Slash 1/10 2WD SC Truck RTR
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- Water-sealed receiver box and steering servo
- Metal gear Magnum 272 transmission
- Revo-spec torque-control slipper clutch
- Adjustable steel turnbuckles with captured rod ends
- Included optional 23-tooth pinion gear
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
For extreme 800+ horsepower racing capabilities that will crush the competition, the Traxxas Slash truck delivers. This truck can perform big-air jumps and high-speed racing with the power you expect from any Traxxas product. The Traxxas Slash RC truck will claim victory again and again on any racetrack, even difficult, off-road terrain. This truck will impress off-road and on asphalt or concrete, delivering awesome racing speeds wherever you race. This Ready-To-Race model is the second equipped with the Traxxas watertight electronics for a truly authentic off-road experience. Concerned about waterlogging your high-tech truck in mud, slush, water and other damaging elements? The Traxxas Slash will perform and endure under extreme weather conditions with protected electronic components. Don?t waste time with assembly. This truck is ready-to-race straight from the box, fully-equipped for immediate fun. The Traxxas Slash?s tires have advanced, specialized tread design for great handling while off-roading and in inclement weather.
From the Manufacturer
The new Traxxas Slash Short-Course Race Truck puts you in the drivers seat for intense fender-to-fender, high-flying off-road action. The full-scale Short-Course Race Trucks embody the spirit of Traxxas R/C with their extreme 900+ horsepower racing engines full-throttle, dirt-roosting power slides, giant suspension travel, and Supercross-style big-air jumps. The Traxxas Slash brings all the action home so you can experience the high-speed head-to-head competition at the track or in your own backyard. The Slash was inspired by the TORC (The Traxxas Off-Road Championship) Pro 2WD class. The Pro 2WD class specifies rear-wheel drive trucks purpose built to fly over jumps and rip full-throttle through the turns. The Traxxas Slash hangs it out for an all new way to challenge your driving skills. The 4-wheel independent suspension has been carefully tuned to replicate the Pro 2 driving and handling experience as closely as possible. The scale appearing tires provide just the right amount of bite and thick, blinding clouds of dirt roost.
Top customer reviews
The handling of the Slash is what sold me. The turning on the pavement is amazing to watch with the suspension in action. This is the most fun I have had driving any of my vehicles. I always upgrade my vehicles with after market products to increase the fun factor. Out of the box this RTR truck is absolutely incredible. I have been driving it in my culdesac on pavement and it handles incredibly. My buddy came and drove it and wants one for himself now.
I took it to the local off-road track and raced it around in the dirt. I didn't have to power to jump like the Nitro trucks that were at the track. However, everyone liked my Slash and said it was a good entry truck and basher.
For the price I think this is a must buy. I would like to be able to run my Lipo batteries in this vehicle. I did run it for 20 minutes to see how it would handle, knowing that I might burn it out. The power was incredible. I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU RUN A LIPO BATTERY IN THIS VEHICLE THOUGH. It will burn it out and the potential for damage is high.
After running my durable little truck now I have bought the Spur gear, 90-tooth (48-pitch) and ran the truck for $3. Completely worth it. Just depends if you want more aggressive speeds. To access the spur gear and adjust the tightness of the tranny is incredibly easy. I like the fact that Traxxas has metal transmission components in this vehicle.
For a 2 wheel drive vehicle I am very impressed. The body makes this vehicle look larger than I thought. It is durable and can run through water. The first time I have not had to worry about that. I want another one so my son and I can race together.
Its very tough, great for playing around the yard (bashing) and is plenty quick. It may be too fast for those under 8 years old, but it has a handy "training mode" that slows it down for those younger drivers. Older drivers will appreciate its ability to handle jumps, puddles and a variety of terrain.
Because there are many places to race these trucks, replacement parts and upgrades are plentiful. Most off-road RC tracks have a class for racing these right out of the box. There are even a number of very experienced RC racers that choose to run a "spec" Slash, just because they're fun.
It would be difficult to get into any type of racing and be competitive for fewer dollars. And if you're just looking for something more capable and more durable than the toys you get at Wal-Mart, then the Slash is for you.
I changed the shock oil and made some camber adjustments based on some setup suggestions from the Traxxas site and this thing is just plain amazing on a dirt track. The truck is fast, durable, simple and easy to work on. I couldn't believe how well the truck handled the bumps and ruts and is an absolute bargain for around $200. When you get a group of these together and race them side by side, it's absolutely incredible!
This would also be a great truck for someone new to RC due to the low cost, durability and simplicity.
I purchased this recently as my old Team Losi XX-T is pretty obsolete at this point. I wanted an exciting upgrade and this truck was cheap and highly raved about. Now, my XX-T, I could throw it hard into corners (on pavement too), and the battery pack on it sits about level with the center of the wheels, which keeps the center of gravity low, and allows you to really get into the corners. Course, it also goes about half the speed of my Slash, so perhaps with more speed it would cause it to rollover more, but I just don't think it'd be as easy to flip as the Slash, where the battery pack sits closer to the top of the wheels.
So, this truck flips easy. I guess it's supposed to power slide through corners on dirt, but I have lawn and pavement in my area to drive it on, and in both environments, I have to slow down a lot to corner, and the inside rear tire will often come off the ground and lose cornering acceleration. I'm thinking I should of went with the Rustler, but I do really like the looks of the full body on the Slash.
I've tinkered with the suspension settings as advised by the Traxxas manual for smooth surfaces, and it helped a bit, but you just cannot turn on pavement with any kind of speed. Grass is a bit more forgiving, but my lawn has enough roughness that I just cannot power slide it well or reliably.
Also, something I haven't seen in any reviews for the Slash, I run this with the 8.4V Tenergy 5000mAh Flat NiMH Battery Pack with Traxxas Connector, and get around 30 minutes of runtime with it, and stock it performs rather fast. Figured some of you might want a runtime estimate. I'd say the packs give a good 20 minutes of hard performance, easily.
You will need a charger and at least one battery to run this "Ready to Run" truck.
One other flaw. The rear bumper has one screw support on the gear cover side (two on the other) and this causes the one screw side to pop off the slotted area when you get a hard enough impact to the bumper. This basically leaves a shaft sticking out towards the ground near the rear suspension. If yer bashing, you'll have to fix this a lot. RPM makes an aftermarket part that addresses this, I've ordered it, but won't receive it till later this week. If it works or not, I'll put a review on the product page for it: Bumper / Wheely Bar Mount, Black:ERU,EST,EBA,SLH.
UPDATE 6/2/2010: There is a newer version of this truck with the new 2.4 Ghz radio system. The 2.4 Ghz Transmitter has a nicer antenna and requires only 4 AA batteries instead of 8. There is also a 4x4 version as well, which will likely help this truck a lot, as it's performance in grass and loose gravel as a 2WD with the stock tires is pretty abysmal. The 2WD version with the 2.4 Ghz radio system is also currently cheaper, and comes with a battery and charger offering a significantly better value.
Available here: Slash RTR w/ 2.4 Radio &7-cell Battery and Charger
I've also got some new tires/wheels by ProLine that have helped with it's stability and performance.
Most recent customer reviews
Its really fast, but it is also upgradable if you want it even faster.