Traxxas Slash 4×4 Review

Traxxas Slash 4×4 – Short Course Racing Truck

Welcome to the Traxxas Slash 4×4 Review – Here I will show you why the Traxxas Slash is the most Bad-A$$ Short Course Racing Truck on the market today and why you need this beast to crush your buddies at the track!

So what’s all the fuss about the Traxxas Slash!?  Well the guys over at Traxxas have built a monster of a race truck and it’s 4×4 to boot!

Before I get into the nitty gritty of the Traxxas Slash 4×4 let me just say that I own this puppy, and I’ve been ripping it up at the local track for a couple months now. I can get it to go about 60 Mph on a good straight stretch.

For those of you that already know you want to buy the Traxxas Slash you can check out our RC Hobby Shops page and get started with this RTR ASAP! For those of you that just want to read a review or check out pictures and videos of the Slash read on!

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Traxxas Slash 4×4 Features

The Traxxas Slash 1/10th scale electric rc truck comes jammed packed with features and just plain ‘ol great stuff.

  • It’s powered by the Velineon Brushless Power System – Lots Of Power Baby!
  • With proper love the Slash can reach speeds over 60 mph!
  • Electronic Speed Control (ESC)
  • Lipo, NiCad And NiMH all compatible
  • 3 Modes – Sport, Race & Training Mode – cool option
  • 2.4 GHz Transmitter – Gold Jerry Gold!
  • BF Goodrich Tires/Wheels – Gives you that authentic look and of course great on and off-road traction!
  • Cool battery compartment that can adapt to many styles of battery packs.
  • Waterproof o-ring receiver box and waterproof steering servo
  • Single-screw engines access – makes it easy to tinker and remove motor.
  • Most of all the Traxxas Slash is super efficient, low maintenance and can travel at very high speeds with great maneuverability.

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Overview

First of all, if you’ve been on the fence about buying the Traxxas Slash, be it the 4×4 or the 2WD model – just go buy it or read our tips to buy rc cars and trucks online – you probably won’t be disappointed because it’s just such a great Short course RC truck. That said lets get on with it…

From an rc car racing perspective the Traxxas Slash is a dominator aside from the high center of gravity (battery and motor are sitting pretty high up). Even up against the other fast rc racing cars the Slash 4×4 holds it’s own. If you’re good enough at rc racing then you’re going to be able to pass other trucks at will.

traxxas slash 4x4The shocks on the Traxxas Slash are great and really suck up any bumps the track might throw at you. You’ll love the easy maintenance approach to the Traxxas Slash, all you do is remove 8 screws from the front of the vehicle and the back and you can get at all the internal parts.

You’re going to love the BF Goodrich RC car tires they have on the traxxas slash, these wheels have very great traction control for right out of the box RTR.

If you’re like most rc car enthusiasts you love to bash. Before I go on about bashing this baby, keep in mind after every bash session, make sure you are cleaning all debris, water, sand & dust etc.

The Traxxas slash is very fast out of the box and very durable so you know you’re going to have a great time showing the slash 4×4 off to your buddies. Most of the Traxxas Slash is waterproof or water-resistant, running it through snow and water is pretty fun.

The 2.4 GHz radio system is pretty sweet, it’s gotta wicked grip and it’s is very light, uses 4 AA rc car batteries. You get a wall charger, it takes about 4-6 hours to charge and you get about 10-20 minutes run time. Lots of people have been upgrading the rc car battery, you should probably look into doing the same.

Just to finish up on the overview, although electric rc cars & trucks are pretty fast, you can’t go wrong by upgrading to RC Nitro Trucks. These type of Nitro RC Cars are in a league of their own, here are just a few to check out…

 

Pros

  • Motor
  • 2.4 Ghz Transmitter – easy to program
  • Great setup and layout
  • weight distribution
  • good at bashing
  • good at racing
  • Tires are wicked off-road
  • ESC is great and so is the motor

Cons

  • Shock Caps fall off sometimes
  • Some plastic pieces break easier then others
  • new sway bars
  • Grab a better battery for longer run times.

 

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Upgrades

  • new battery
  • pinions
  • aluminum shock caps

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Other Options

You can also grab a few other options with the Traxxas Slash such as…

  • Platinum Edition
  • Ultimate Edition
  • 2WD Option
  • VxL Edition

Platinum Slash

The Traxxas Slash 4×4 Platinum Edition – This is basically the same as the Traxxas Slash 4×4 but leaves the final body touches up to you. It comes with a clear body so you can actually paint what you want on the Slash.

You can also put in your upgraded batteries, transmitter and receiver so you can totally have it personalized. These are sold separately.

Here are some added features to the Traxxas Slash 4×4 straight from the traxxas website.

  • Blue Anodized aluminum C hubs, Steering blocks, rear hub carriers and axle nuts.
  • Hard-anodized, teflon-coated big bore shocks with titanium nitride shafts
  • front and rear swaybars you can adjust
  • optional extra-stiff swaybars
  • sealed silicone filled center differential
  • officially licenced BF Goodrich rc car tires/wheels molded in a S1 race compound
  • Clear rc car bodies
  • decals and sponsor logos

Traxxas Slash 4×4 Bodies

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VxL Slash

  • Ready-To-Race® with included 6-cell NiMH Power Cell battery and charger
  • 30+mph with included NiMH battery, 50+mph with additional NiMH battery
  • Revo suspension technology for superior handling and control
  • 4WD
  • Velineon 380 Brushless motor – largest in it’s class
  • Waterproof electronics – keep er dry
  • torque control slipper clutch
  • sealed differentials
  • Realistic all-terrain tires with foam inserts
  • Traxxas High-Current Connector
  • Metric hex hardware
  • Rubber sealed ball bearings
  • Available in Race Replica versions with officially licensed Fabtech®, AMSOIL® and Jerry Whelchel paint and graphics

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Are You Looking For A Selection Of Traxxas Slash RC Racing Trucks?

You might want to check HobbyTron.com (U.S.) and RC Planet (Global) for your Traxxas Slash RC car and truck needs, but it is recommended that you read our Tips For Selecting RC Cars and Trucks Onlinebeforehand.

Read the comprehensive RC Hobby Shop reviews for more detailed information and buying options.

Other Traxxas Products Of Interest

If Traxxas is not your first company of choice, I recommend HPI Racing to you.

  • Traxxas Slayer – is a crazy nitro 4×4 rc truck made for short course racing and good old bashing fun!
  • Traxxas Summit – Check out the Traxxas Summit electric monster truck Review! This baby has a BIG engine that can tow small kids behind it – 3 Videos to prove it!
  • Traxxas Revo – is any persons dream RC monster truck. It outdoes any other RC truck, and with many parts and hop ups available and the TRX 3.3 engine, the Traxxas Revo is hard to beat.
  • Traxxas Rustler – The bright orange and black Traxxas Rustler is just a flash of color in action, reaching speeds of up to 50mph and available in both nitro and electric-powered versions.
  • Traxxas Stampede – is a force among RC Monster Trucks not to be reckoned with. The first among Traxxas’ monster trucks with superior handling and wide range of hop ups available, this RC vehicle leaves the sluggish, heavy rep of RC trucks in the dust.
  • Traxxas T Maxx – is the award winning, 4wd remote control monster truck featured in full flowing action in the Traxxas Tmaxx video.

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