thanks for your help.
thanks for your help.
It kind of depends on what you plan on doing with it. The very first thing I broke on my RTR was the rear carrier about 5 minutes in, replaced with RPM and have had no troubles in about 8 months. ($10) I later broke a shock shaft and realized all the others were bent, so I got big bores for the titanium shafts and caps ($50), I later broke my C hub twice and in turn broke the front axle carrier, replaced with STRC aluminum ($49). Right there is basically the price difference between RTR and Ultimate, and I still don't have sway bars or a center diff (not that I really care) and one could argue that my parts are not of equal quality to tra aluminum.
Personally, if I could do it again, I would have started with the Ultimate. Or better yet, bought a Platinum and a cheap 2.4GHz system and Lipos from the start. I would definitely be ahead if I took that route, and I've used my buddies $35 flysky 2.4GHz system and while I don't necessarily like it better than my Traxxas Link, I don't necessarily like mine better either.
In my case, got mine in Jan 2010 for $150 used So I got a great deal on the RTR! But if I was going to do new I would do the platinum or the ultimate.
Yes. Get the ultimate or you will be replacing all those parts down the road. Also rpm front & back aarms are a must.
It depends on what you want to do with the truck.
If you are going to be upgrading alot of things and don't want to buy a radio or batteries then get the ultimate.
If you are going to be upgrading alot of things and want a fancy radio and lipo batteries then get the platinum edition.
If you are not upgrade alot of things and don't want to buy a radio or batteries then get the the ready to run.
I just got a Platinum 4x4 VXL used once for $200 so it was a no brainer... It all depends on your driving stlye because I dont beat on my cars and my all stock Rustler VXL rarely breaks... these cars can take a beating, dont get me wrong I still drive at top speeds off road and land some pretty big jumps but my all plastic (some RPM) Rustler takes it like a champ... of course that being said my Slash (with mostly alumnium parts) has zero issues as far as durability goes. I cant wait to get some soft compound tires and bring it to my local indoor track to compete
Two Slash 4x4 VXL's
Thanks Everyone for all the response