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    First Time Buyer Seeking Advise

    As the title says: I'm a first-time RC car/truck buyer and need advise on the following.

    I've committed to buying a Slash model since I feel that it suits what I want (a project to immerse myself in when not tackling the immense amount of homework/research involved in a degree in physics) as well as being well suited to building a respectable short-track course around my house (≈ 150' x 75').

    My proper question, though, is this: should I go for the 4x4 straight away, or take it slow, get used to the more tame-seeming 2WD, and consider the 4WD at a later time? I don't mind paying for either, so the price point isn't an issue except where benefit is concerned. That is, if I'm going to race it about the track that I build (and largely introduce/fiddle with obstacles using various trajectories, rotations, and other bits that people like me find entertaining), do I really need the 4WD model, or will the 2WD provide the same amount of satisfaction for ≈$200 less?

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading.

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    From a noob myself buy the 4x4 you will not be disappointed. As a first time buyer I bought the 4x4 as recc by my lhs and have no regrets.

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    Just got my 4x4 and i wish i wouldve bought it a lot sooner!!
    Rustler Vxl,Slash 2WD,Slash 4X4,SPC Lipos

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    I was also a first time buyer. 4x4 is amazing and you get the brushless motor.

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    just bought it after buying and xtm! broke alot on the xtm so bought a slash and have not broke one thing yet! love it so much

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    Get the 4x4 - it's actually easier to drive than the 2wd! Both are very durable when compared with nearly all other makes of truck
    Time I enjoy wasting is not time wasted

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    Any breaks just buy RPM .... And you made a great move buying a slash

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    Quote Originally Posted by hammer2128 View Post
    Any breaks just buy RPM .... And you made a great move buying a slash
    Thank you for the input, everyone. Given your responses, I'm thinking that if I buy the 2WD, I'm going to end up wanting the 4WD after a couple of months and being about $700 deep with a truck that I kind of like to drive and a second that I really like to drive instead of $450 with one truck that I really like to drive lol. Thank you again, lads (possibly ladies — the internet is strange like that).

    I'm curious about this post, though. What do you mean by this, exactly? I get that if anything breaks, I should buy RPM. But, I'm not clear on the acronym RPM? I'm sure it's not revolutions per minute lol. Perhaps it's shorthand for replacement parts? Or, maybe it's a brand of part? Again, not sure. Thank you all again for the input.

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    After owning 2wd slashes for a few years I just ordered a Sl4sh and a few hop-ups.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    RPM makes after market parts.

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    Yep get the 4x4 and save yourself the money for upgrades when you want to go faster.

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