I recently bought two new Slash 2WD VXL (5807) at towerhobbies.com They are both stock for now. However, I do have the STRC layshafts and ae V2 slipper clutch systems to go on both, adding 32 pitch gears. I still have a lot of ordering to do, but it runs great the way it is now. One is the Scott Douglas/Mike Oberg edition, and the other is the Mark Jenkins edition. On the Amsoil #7 truck, I installed some drift tires, which are made out of PVC. I got the 4" couplings in the plumbing section from Home Depot, which were less than $2 each, making 2 pairs of drift tires from one piece.
I weighed both of the Slashes with the stock 3000mAh 8.4V NiMH batteries. The Scott Douglas truck weighs 6.5 lbs, including the PVC drift tires.
The Mark Jenkins weighs in at 5.75 lbs.
I had ordered both trucks within a few weeks apart from tower and I received a regular TQ with traxxas link transmitter for the Douglas/Oberg truck, while I received the newer TQi radio included in the Mark Jenkins truck. It really doesn't matter to me, as I don't have any plans on using the docking base along with an iPhone.
We built a race track beside our house a long time ago. I was out of the country from 2008-2011, so the track has been neglected. I'd say the drivable area measures 180' by 70'. That measurement is just a rough guess. Since the Slashes are short course trucks, they perfectly match our track. I still need to rake the pine straws, pines cones, leaves, twigs, etc., and lay down some lane boundaries. I may or may not add more jumps, as there are quite a few already. There are lengthy straight aways for full throttle action. Oh man!!! It will be fun!!! If anyone is in the Durham/Raleigh/Chapel Hill, North Carolina area, and would like to race, send me a PM for the exact address.