View Full Version : Jumping a slash or stampede?
04-29-2012, 06:20 PM
Hey guys, I am still trying to decided what truck to get I have narrowed it down to 3. The slash 4x4 VXL,
The stampede 4x4 VXL and the savage xs flux.
I understand It is against the rules for u guys to talk about the savage and I understand that fully.
But on the topic of the slash vs stampede, I understand that the stampede it better offroad and the slash
Is best in high speed and onroad but if I was jumping which Is going to jump the best and take the
crashes the best. The know that the stampede has shock guards and extra protection but is it strongest?
Basically which is stronger?
Any other info about the trucks in general would be great!
I do not race, I just heavily bash!
04-29-2012, 07:02 PM
I'll put my pede 4x4's and slash 4x4 up against any savage any day! My friends savages all break down before any of ours do and we go out every weekend!
04-29-2012, 07:39 PM
They are nearly identical in terms of running gear. The BIGGEST difference is the body/wheel combo (and length of course but thats really a moot point in terms of durability).
The pede has the wheels exposed and limited front bumper coverage so the wheels take more hits and transfer the impact through the suspension. This can cause more damage. On the other hand, the wheels are larger so you can get through rougher terrain better. The shock guards don't improve durability much at all IMO. Also, because the body is smaller and the wheels are so large and exposed the body tends not to take as much abuse so it will last longer and be cheaper to replace.
The slash has the wheels under and protected by the body. So, the body absorbs much of the impact when the truck starts to cartwheel or crash. This tends to lessen the damage to the suspension components. Which is good. On the other hand the wheels are smaller so the truck will have more trouble with rougher terrain and the body tends to get MORE abused and is MORE expensive to replace than the body on the pede.
My opinion is that the when you factor in the trade offs, the pede is the choice for general bashing and durability when you factor in what it will cost to put a body on the slash. People tend to just say the slash is more durable because the body protects the wheels but they fail to consider that the body itself will eventually need to be replaced. A slash body is considerably more expensive than a pede body (stock VS stock)
Of course, this is all just my opinion.
04-29-2012, 08:08 PM
You can shoe goo your slash body along with the pede body too. If you pick up a pede then you will need to upgrade rear axles right off the bat because they tend to break rather easy. The shock gaurds help quite alot depending upon where you bash. We use them on our slash's because they deflect gravel and ground up asphalt. If you pick up a pede you need to consider swapping out the bumpers for slash 4x4 ones or Tbone bumpers. The slash 4x4 bumpers absorb impact energy alot better than the stock pede bumpers. The slash 4x4 is terrible in tall grass where the pede can just mow it down. However you can change the slash 4x4 into a monster truck and truggy and then back again. We tend to bash on concrete and at the skate park so the slash 4x4 holds up tremendously well. It's about choice and preference. More people tend to buy the slash 4x4 over the pede. But they are both still great trucks. I plan on ordering wheel extensions to improve handling on our pedes where the slash handles much better...
04-29-2012, 09:08 PM
Well, the slash 4x4 and stampede 4x4 are about equal in terms of bashing durability.
However, if you want my opinion get a savage flux 2350 or savage flux hp. They will be more durable than anything traxxas makes.
Between the slash 4x4 and stampede 4x4, just flip a coin. You'll be extremely happy with either one.
04-29-2012, 09:11 PM
You guys are just confusing him more...lol. I don't think he needs all these facts and stuff.
To narrow it down: Slash 4x4 and stampede 4x4 are equally durable for bashing. Either one would be great. Just flip a coin.
You won't regret it no matter what one you get.
By the way, if you're talking about the mini savage flux (Not the 2350 or hp) then don't get it. I heard bad things about them in terms of durability. If you get a savage get a full sized 2350 or hp. They will be more durable than anything traxxas makes.
04-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Anyone trying to decide on which truck to get should have some great info about either truck. Pave stated some great info already. Either truck is a great choice.
I'll still take a slash 4x4 over a flux any day! They break far to easily at the skate park than my slash 4x4 does...
04-29-2012, 10:00 PM
Obviously, the Stampede has a bit more grip off road due to the wider tires and the stance, but the Slash is faster off road. It might not handle as good, but it is faster. As for jumping, my Slash 2wd will land smoother than my friend's Stampede 4x4, due to the angled front shocks. If you are looking a for a racer and a heavy offroader, Slash 4x4. If you are looking for a slower, off road basher, Stampede. If you are looking for the best of both, and I know it isn't on your list, but the Slash 2wd VXL is the best out of all of them, due to it's setup. It is built to take higher jumps, but it isn't as good off road. Hope this helps!
04-30-2012, 03:16 AM
Thank you all for this advice am looking more at the slash 4x4 vs savage 2350 or hp.
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