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    Xmas Platinum Finally Ready to Drive

    My wife and my folks got me a Slash 4x4 Platinum for Xmas. Four months later the snow is finally gone and I finally painted up the body.

    Truck has not been run yet. I've upgraded the motor mount to a King Headz unit, installed the center diff, and have the optional set of JConcepts wheels w/Pro-Line Trenchers. I may swap out the Velineon system with the fairly new CC Sidewinder SCT system that's in my 2WD Slash.

    Hope you enjoy the pics.












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    Nice paint job

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    Really nice I like the two tone paint, enjoy you have a great looking ride.
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    That is a very cool body! What kind of paint do you recommend for lexan bodies?
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    i like those rims on the trenchers, what kind of rims are they?
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    Thanks for the compliments.

    Wheels with Trenchers on them are JConcepts "Tense".

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    That turned out slicker than snail snot!

    I should send you my body to do in Kimber livery.

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    nice job i got the 3800 5mm shaft with the mamba max esc great set up

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    That is one great looking truck! It now time for you to run that thing!!! Welcome to the forums, addiction and Traxxas family
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    That is one great looking truck! It now time for you to run that thing!!! Welcome to the forums, addiction and Traxxas family
    Thanks, but I'm not new to RC or Traxxas. My first was a T-Maxx about 11 years ago which started the addiction. I've had several Traxxas products since then and currently have this 4x4 Slash as well as a 2WD Slash.

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    I stand corrected! I just hope this will feel like home to you. If you have questions, ask. We are all here to help
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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    Wow that paint job is mint, love the wheel and tire combo.

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    As a huge Ruger fan, I want that body!!! Very nice work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp0wer View Post
    Wow that paint job is mint, love the wheel and tire combo.
    Thank you. I like 'em, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanati View Post
    As a huge Ruger fan, I want that body!!! Very nice work.
    Love Rugers as well. Heading to the gun show tomorrow to see if we can pick up a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksheep72 View Post
    Love Rugers as well. Heading to the gun show tomorrow to see if we can pick up a new one.
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    Very clean! Are the Ruger emblem and text stickers/decals used on the outside of the body?
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    Quote Originally Posted by big_RON View Post
    Very clean! Are the Ruger emblem and text stickers/decals used on the outside of the body?
    Logos, number, and stripes are all paint. Bed, number plates, windows, headlights and grille are stock decals.

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    That's a great looking car ! I want to buy a Platinum body and do something in a desert/Humvee kinda' theme w/a .50 in the back with ammo cans, etc...


    Very cool...

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    does the sidewinder system have enough power for the 4x4?
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    It depends on what you plan on running. Do you have 2 or 3s lipos? How fast do you want to go? I know the MMP is way better.
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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    That's a great paint job. The problem is you did it on the stock platinum body which, in heavy bashing, will last about 5 sessions before being torn to shreds! I'd buy a proline or J-concepts and paint that up to bash with. Save the Ruger for the shelf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joffadan View Post
    That's a great paint job. The problem is you did it on the stock platinum body which, in heavy bashing, will last about 5 sessions before being torn to shreds! I'd buy a proline or J-concepts and paint that up to bash with. Save the Ruger for the shelf!
    Thanks for your concern. I don't know what you consider heavy bashing, but my stock Slash bodies have held up fine in the past to most anything that I put them through. Any damage can usually be repaired with some Shoe Goo. I'n not into roof jumping, skate parks, or anything of that sort. When the time comes, I'll simply paint up a new body.

    A new PL body would have been nice, but the money was better spent going towards a new Ruger.

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