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  1. #1
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    Noob Slash questions

    Ok first of all I am just getting back into RC cars after 20 years so has been a bit of a learning curve.

    As the titlel suggests I am looking at getting a getting a Slash, no my main question is what are the differences between the Slash XLR, Slash Platinum edition, and the Slash Ultimate? Aside from extremely obvious that is. I understand they are all upgrades to varying degrees from the normal Slash 4x4, and the PLatinum Edition doesn't some with a radio. However beyond that I am lost.

    I am looking for something that I can tool around with the kids, but will not require more than a few minor upgrades when I go to get back into racing.

    Also I am obviously fairly out of date on radios so if the PE is the best bet then I am really at a loss as to what to look at in a radio, so any suggestions there would be appreciated.

    Finally any suggestions for additional upgrades to bulletproof or better yet a link to a consolidated list of relevent upgrades would be appreciated. I have tried searching this site and a few others but have only found a few things sporadically. Also doesn't help that I am still trying to narrow down the best option.


    Thank you in advance for any help.

  2. #2
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    I just bought both a 2wd and a 4x4 RTR I loved how simple it was to get right back into it. I think the stock one is the best bet. THE PE are hard to find and the Ult is sorta overkill for what you are asking to do with it.

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    I would go with the RTR because of the availibility and then if something on it breaks just upgrade it as you go along. The truck could use a better charger than the one it comes with for sure. I would look at maybe a venom or racers edge charger.

  4. #4
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    RTR=(ready to run) all stock and plenty of fun.

    Plat= RTR+ clear body you have to paint, center diff, stickier tires, aluminum carriers, sway bars and such.(Most upgrades for racing) Still need Radio and Batteries and battery charger.(limited edition)

    Ult= Plat + radio and battery and charger.(over kill)
    Last edited by sfd6532; 03-06-2010 at 07:06 AM.
    Slash, Slash 4x4, T-Maxx 3.3, E-Maxx

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    PE was good for ppl who didn't like the pre-painted shells & had their own radio gear. This model since discontinued.

    If you're the type who like hopping up cars, get the best-spec'd version you can afford ie Ultimate. Be cheaper than buying a base RTR & adding the options individually.

    You might want to consider a pair of RTR 2WDs for the kids also

    2WD Spec racing is a cool way to get reacquainted with racing too,
    takes more skill to slide a 4x2 around a track than a 4x4 point-n-squirt.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtnel
    When you buy a charger make sure you buy one that'll do at least a 5 cell lipo with a built in balancer. I use the triton eq , and get a lipo sack. this charger will charge the stock battery that comes with it. go with the stock rtr. comes with 2. 4 link radio and you'll like that as you add more cars in the future. when you think your ready for lipo get a 3 cell venom 5400 mah or higher lipo battery. you'll love the runtime. HOPE this all helps.
    hit the nail right on the head! +1

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