Hello Traxxas community!
I'm excited to be here. I bought my FIRST hobby grade R/C Saturday, the Slash 4x4.
Needless to say, I'm already overwhelmed and intimidated. I think I made a great purchase decision, but I'm a little pressed as to where to go from here. I will be headed to the track this weekend for my first ever taste of racing (or at least track driving), and I just wanted to pick your brains a bit and get you to give me any tips or pointers that will help a noob like myself be successful and happy in the hobby.
I already broke an A-arm and popped a shock - that's what I get for forgetting about training mode prior to let the 6 year old neighbor kid do a bit of bashing, but I quickly realized that working on my truck is just as fun as running it! I read the stickied comment for set-up help, and I'll definitely be starting there before head to the track.
The things I wish to know more than anything are:
a) Which parts tend to break most? I'd like to have a decent warehouse of spare parts for unfortunate events that may occur.
b) Which modifications or aftermarket parts make the most difference in durability and performance? I don't mind things breaking, because I get to fix them, but I would like to avoid costly repairs as much as I can. Also, I ultimately want my truck to be rugged enough to withstand anything I throw at it (within reason, of course).
Any other tips, tricks, or pointers you care to throw at me would be greatly appreciated as well.
Thanks in advance!!!