View Full Version : Slayer performance compared to a buggy
09-04-2008, 10:36 PM
I am in the market for one of these trucks as i love my old revo and its durability. But I am also wanting something that performs close to a buggy, especially since the slayer tires and wheels are so narrow. So could anybody honestly say the slayer performance is equivalent or at least akin to a buggy? I have to say my overall favorite types of trucks are buggies due to how they jump etc., but I hated having to repair the wing and other parts all the time cuase they weren't protected. Any feedback will be appreciated. Am thnking of running a os .18tz in it if I do get one, think it'll be fast? :)
09-05-2008, 11:10 AM
No feedback on this one guys? I see a lot of folks reading the post but no new posts. Is it because most of you don't run buggies? I have read quite a bit of the feedback here and it seems to run pretty strong, mostly what I am interested in is handling manners. I don't plan on running the center diff cause I didn't really like it when I had one in my 3.3.. anyways..
09-05-2008, 03:44 PM
i havent driven a slayer but i do know that my revo outperforms 8 out of 10 buggies. Play with your revo suspension before you go out and buy a 500 plus rc. If you want a slayer just convert your revo.
Its all in your suspension
09-05-2008, 05:42 PM
I was wanting something sort of between a buggy and a mt as far as performance. The slayer is unique and I tried mine stock for a while, then opted for the center diff, this made it a little more buggy like but as far as a track vehicle its not really like a buggy, a buggy will smoke it. I prefer my slash with a losi brushless system and lipo over my slayer, I can definitely run more laps in 4 minutes with the slash because its so much easier to drive and consistent. at least with the dirt on my track the slayer is very very prone to rolling over. I don't know if a buggy has traction rolled on the track yet. The reason I didn't get a buggy myself earlier this year for the track was that my buddies buggy wasn't any fun on the track ,it ate everything up to easy.
09-05-2008, 06:56 PM
as far as buggies go they are amazing man i think a nicely set up buggy is nice turns amazing super fast acceleration if you want a bug you should get one but they are not fun unless u race. (asphalt they flip to easy) (grass they run ok) (dirt amazing for jumps ect. the slayer imo has too soft of a suspension probably good on dirt too
09-06-2008, 05:55 AM
fmj40, are you talking about 1/10 or 1/8 scale buggies? I race 1/8 scale buggies and the 1/8 scale would win hands down. They are completely different animals. The Slayer is designed to drift/slide more thru turns and the suspension is soft with lots of travel. A 1/8 buggy has a much lower CG, the suspension is relatively stiff and the buggy is designed more as an all out racing machine. The Slayer is pretty fast and hand full to drive fast on the track, but it is tons of fun, and when matched with similar competition it is a capable machine.
09-06-2008, 08:31 AM
I don't get these 'Slayer will get owned buy a buggie' threads. The Slayer is an attempt at being a scale rc truck. The buggies are what I call 'cartoon' trucks. They are wider and have lower cg. They will beat a Slayer but who cares. They are not scale at all.
A few months ago I was in a hobby store in Anchorage. As I was looking at all the buggies and trucks I came across a Slash. I was like 'WOW! Now that is cool!' I love the scale look of the truck. I almost bought it until I found out the Slayer was coming. I bought it the day after it was released.
What I really look forward to is Slayer/Slash (Scale truck) races. That is going to be loads of fun!
09-06-2008, 11:07 AM
Simply go to any track, or read any magazine which have multiple classes (buggy, truggy and monster) and compare lap times. You'll see a wide margin between buggy times and Revo times. I haven't personally raced my Slayer yet, but am confident that it won't be as fast around the track as my Revo, truggy or buggy.
Having said that, what it does that the other classes don't is replicate scale CORR racing which I think is the point!
09-06-2008, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys.. thing is this. I have had several buggies and really enjoyed how they performed. I had several of my rc trucks stolen and am wanting to replace a few trucks.. In this case I was wondering if the slayer performance was like a 1/8 scale buggy because I didn't want to buy both. The revo chassis and setup is much more durable than a buggy would be, and if the slayer performed like a buggy then I could get one truck and have the best of both worlds. From what I have seen it looks like it would be a fun truck but because winter is coming am thinking of waiting. those smaller size tires won't do it in the snow. Thanks for the feedback guys, i appreciate it.
09-11-2008, 03:16 AM
I raced my slayer around the 1/8 buggy track here in Las Vegas and the truck is a bit hard to be a threat to the buggy class.
You would need to drop the springs.. make it tight, change the tranny to a single gear. 2nd gear is to fast on the track. and in a outright drag race this slayer beats a buggy.. but the corners are another thing.
I went to craigslist bought 1/8 scale buggy, didnt like it. Bought a Slash, LOVED it, then bought the Slayer and never looked back. Love this truck, I beat on it so bad I needed new tired and new body in about a week. SO worth the fun factor of the scale look and feel.
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