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    Slash or Rustler VXL?

    Which is better and can you list the pros and cons of the two?

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    Obviosly the Rustler VXL is faster. There both grea bashers and racers. It matters if you want more speed and BL already.

    1. What are you doing with them? (Bashing or Racing)

    2. Do you want speed?

    3. Ones Brushed and ones Brushless. Total opposites.
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    1. Mostly Bashing, about 90%
    2. yes but also fun, durable
    3. yea, brushless rtr , you save like 80 bucks by it and slash to bl you pay 160 plus cost of slash

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    Right. So I would say VXL Slash but they don't make that. If you have the Money to buy a Slash and VXL System that's the best option but if not and still like speed get the Rustler VXL.
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    aha i made a sweet deal with my sis and bought a bandit VXL and i took out vxl and put it in my slash and gave here xl-5 and titan ^^ so i got a bandit xl-5 for like $100 and sold it to her =P the vxl system here is like $220.00!....harsh=0
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    My review of the traxxas vehicles that I own

    I will help you with a table on all of the cars here. all ratings are 1(poor)-10(best), using nimh batteries only.

    VXL STAMPEDE
    offroad: 6
    onroad:3
    on RC track: 5
    durability:8
    fun factor: 7
    speed: 8

    VXL RUSTLER
    offroad: 4
    Onroad: 8
    on rc track: 7
    durability: 7
    fun factor: 6
    speed: 9

    STOCK SLASH
    offroad: 4
    Onroad:6
    On track: 6.5 (racing in spec slash class)
    durability: 9.5
    speed: 3
    fun factor: 7

    E-Revo BL:

    offroad: 9
    onroad:7
    durability:9
    speed: 7.5
    fun factor: 9
    on-track: 9.5(racing 1/8th nitro truggies)


    E-Maxx(waterproof) stock
    offroad: 10
    on-road:5
    on-track:4 (racing nitro truggies)
    durability: 5
    speed: 4
    fun factor: 7
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    so you like the bl e-revo most?
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    Ok how can the durability of the VXL Stampede, VXL Rustler, and Stock Slash vary that much in your rankings when the majority of the components are either the same or very similar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushless Moose
    My review of the traxxas vehicles that I own

    I will help you with a table on all of the cars here. all ratings are 1(poor)-10(best), using nimh batteries only.

    VXL STAMPEDE
    offroad: 6
    onroad:3
    on RC track: 5
    durability:8
    fun factor: 7
    speed: 8

    VXL RUSTLER
    offroad: 4
    Onroad: 8
    on rc track: 7
    durability: 7
    fun factor: 6
    speed: 9

    STOCK SLASH
    offroad: 4
    Onroad:6
    On track: 6.5 (racing in spec slash class)
    durability: 9.5
    speed: 3
    fun factor: 7

    E-Revo BL:

    offroad: 9
    onroad:7
    durability:9
    speed: 7.5
    fun factor: 9
    on-track: 9.5(racing 1/8th nitro truggies)


    E-Maxx(waterproof) stock
    offroad: 10
    on-road:5
    on-track:4 (racing nitro truggies)
    durability: 5
    speed: 4
    fun factor: 7
    I don't agree with that....
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    Jason, its probably cuz of it being open wheel or not, and how much of the wheel parts are sticking out to get sucker punched. IDK that's my 0.0002 cents worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonrevo33
    Jason, its probably cuz of it being open wheel or not, and how much of the wheel parts are sticking out to get sucker punched. IDK that's my 0.0002 cents worth.
    The stampede and rustler both have exposed wheels and he rates them different. Ive owned all three and they are all reliable and equally so. The list he posted is just arbitrary numbers and really makes no sense.

    The slash is not significantly more reliable than a rustler or stampede.
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    ive had them both..overall..i like the Slash with a VXL system in it..
    Been there, done that.

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    get a slash and mamba it
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    here's a difference, Slash is waterproof, Rustler vxl isn't, if your bored and its snowing, raining..etc out you still can go rc'ing without worry. The Slash also has the most realistic feel for an RC that i've ever felt (rolls easy and like the real thing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushless Moose
    My review of the traxxas vehicles that I own

    I will help you with a table on all of the cars here. all ratings are 1(poor)-10(best), using nimh batteries only.

    VXL STAMPEDE
    offroad: 6
    onroad:3
    on RC track: 5
    durability:8
    fun factor: 7
    speed: 8

    VXL RUSTLER
    offroad: 4
    Onroad: 8
    on rc track: 7
    durability: 7
    fun factor: 6
    speed: 9

    STOCK SLASH
    offroad: 4
    Onroad:6
    On track: 6.5 (racing in spec slash class)
    durability: 9.5
    speed: 3
    fun factor: 7

    E-Revo BL:

    offroad: 9
    onroad:7
    durability:9
    speed: 7.5
    fun factor: 9
    on-track: 9.5(racing 1/8th nitro truggies)


    E-Maxx(waterproof) stock
    offroad: 10
    on-road:5
    on-track:4 (racing nitro truggies)
    durability: 5
    speed: 4
    fun factor: 7
    This would be a much easier grading scheme if all the cars followed the same order. For example, if I want to compare the on-track performance of the erevo and emaxx, the erevo has it listed last and the emaxx has it listed in the middle of the list. A little uniformity would be helpful, even if some may disagree with your rating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbonrevo33 View Post
    Which is better and can you list the pros and cons of the two?
    Rustler Pros:
    - Seems to have better handling than the Slash
    - More suited to on-road (80% of my use)
    - Can be used off-road unlike dedicated on-road cars
    - Won't roll over as often as the Slash (I think this is referred to as "Traction Roll"?)

    Rustler Cons:
    - Exposed wheels, so not as durable as the slash
    - Smaller body, so not as easy to see from a distance

    Slash Pros:
    - Very well rounded, I can use it on any terrain for anything, including racing SCTs at my LHS if I wanted to do that in the future
    - Very durable
    - Won't be ridiculously fast (I have no interest in going over 70...yet.)
    - Larger body, better for seeing at a distance

    Well it depends on what you want.
    The slash is great fun it is a lot harder to brake and there are race ser. all over for it.
    Were the Rustler put me in the mod class, and well something is always needing replaced but the speed is insane..

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