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    thinking of trading for a Slash

    Looking for honest opinions here . I was offered a 2wd Slash xl5 with big bore shocks , spare axles ,etc and a stock body and a proline desert rat body,unpainted . He offered all the slash stuff and $50 for my Losi aftershock nitro 4x4 . I figured the losi owes me $200-$250 as i have it . Think it would be worth it . I have a 2Pde vxl now and spare titan and xl5 esc , and lots of traxxas spare parts now .

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    it doesnt sound like a bad deal to me.

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    I don't think the slash xl-5 is worth 200-$250. If it was a vxl, then yes it would be.
    Is the slash 2.4ghz? That is a factor in this.
    It all comes down to if you would rather have a big 4x4 nitro monster or a smaller agile 2wd electric.

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    the guy also offered 50 bucks. see if you can get another 20 out of him. upbasher is right though. which would you rather have?

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    You can get a used xl5 slash for about 150 shipped on ebay but he also has big bores, unpainted desert body ($30 shipped) and a few spare pieces.

    What would you rather have, you'll prob be dissapointed with the speed/run time of the xl5 compared to nitro unless you do brushless/lipo. Plus the GHz controller/receiver is a must in my opinion.

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    yeah the xl-5 will not be as fast as your losi.

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    So does it HAVE an XL5 in it already or do you have to use your own. if it doesnt have an ESC/Motor its a terrible deal. If it does have an ESC/Motor is an OK deal (not great). If he tossed in an extra $20 (so $70) it would be a good deal.
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    I said what the heck and went for it . It came with the big bores and aluminum casters 2 x xl5's and the titan 12t as well so I figure the values were close enough and I wanted a slash .. I put a velineon 3500 and vxl in it today(had a spare) with 2s lipo now to go for a bash around .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansei View Post
    I said what the heck and went for it . It came with the big bores and aluminum casters 2 x xl5's and the titan 12t as well so I figure the values were close enough and I wanted a slash .. I put a velineon 3500 and vxl in it today(had a spare) with 2s lipo now to go for a bash around .
    Okay, well I hope you don't end up missing the losi nitro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansei View Post
    I said what the heck and went for it . It came with the big bores and aluminum casters 2 x xl5's and the titan 12t as well so I figure the values were close enough and I wanted a slash .. I put a velineon 3500 and vxl in it today(had a spare) with 2s lipo now to go for a bash around .
    Okay, well I hope you don't end up missing the losi nitro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upbasher View Post
    Okay, well I hope you don't end up missing the losi nitro.
    Why would you miss anything Nitro???
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    I think I will be OK with a Brushless Slash for me and a Brushless 2Pde for my son . He will be running NiHM in the stampede (7 years old) for awile and I have 2s lipo for the slash . It came with a proline desert rat carnage edition body(unpainted and uncut ) and a proline body painted like the "general lee"(thats gotta go lol) RPM front arms alloy caster blocks and has a brace on the front control arms that isnt on the 2Pde , spare shocks , axles , gears and two TQ trans/receivers .

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    Agreed... theres nothing to miss about nitro. hehe. Sounds like a good deal. Im sure you'll love it. The XL5's are worth $20 each. With a working motor they'd be worth about $25... thats not bad.
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    Problem is - I save parts never know when a xl5/titan can get you out for a run - or pick up another rc roller with no electrics . Had it for a blast around the yard - not as crazy with the wheelies as the 2Pde . we are taking the both for a bash tommorrow if the weather is good . Tonite I started working on the desert rat body - going with a red , silver and black with carbon fiber roof and hood center .

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    Cool... I agree... its always good to keep a set of electronics around. Even just for bench testing servos and stuff. I always seem to find a place for them though then end up without any extras. Oh well...
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    the slash is a little heavier than the stampede so wheelies are harder to get. is your sons stampede 2wheel drive?

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    Both are 2wd . The slash will lift , but nothing like the stampede ( not a bad thing) .

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    nice. i bought my son a 2wd slash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    Why would you miss anything Nitro???
    Hey theres a lot of people that like nitro. My buddy has a savage and I think its really cool!

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    But not lugging a gallon of fuel , after burn oil , cordless drill , glow plug igniter and all the usual tools ( for both nitro and electric ) is a plus . A slash , stampede and batteries and tool kit is a alot easier . I love the sound of the nitro RCs but I love the ease of the electric RCs more .

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    i agree. and you can get electric just about as fast as nitro in most cases. thats why i got my son a slash. all he has to do is throw batteries in it and go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redlightrandy View Post
    i agree. and you can get electric just about as fast as nitro in most cases. thats why i got my son a slash. all he has to do is throw batteries in it and go.
    LOL you mean you can easily get electric to blow past nitro without a sweat.
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    I can say my slash will blow by the losi I had - it would be unfair to line them up . Maybe because I put a VXL esc and velineon 3500 motor on 2s , full protrac kit with thrashers and ( doesn't help speed) RPM front bumper . Not bad since I got it Friday lol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kansei View Post
    I can say my slash will blow by the losi I had - it would be unfair to line them up . Maybe because I put a VXL esc and velineon 3500 motor on 2s , full protrac kit with thrashers and ( doesn't help speed) RPM front bumper . Not bad since I got it Friday lol .
    Wow man you're fast!

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    Impulse buy when I was @ LHS picking up a set of caster blocks for the stampede

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    Sorry i said Thrashers - i meant Trenchers

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