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  1. #1
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    Slash 4x4 first impression!

    One word shall describe the slash 4x4 in my experience: fun. I picked up a brand new slash 4x4 this morning (lucasoil edition?) and I love it.crazy fast out of the box with great battery life with the stock nimh battery. With my 3 nimh batteries (from summit and slash 4x4) I can quite literally run the truck all day long. I put one on my ex peak in my fridge (don't ask) as soon as I deplete it and slap another one of 2 full batteries in. By the time it runs out, the first battery is fully charged and I cycle. Pretty good for stock batteries!

    One dislike though is the traction and the amount of grass/dirt etc that gets stuck in the chassis. I find the truck too touchy out of the box and roll it often in the grass. Upgrades for the future include an outerwears cover ,sway bar kit, and I center diff only for when I race.
    I wish I was as impressed with my summit as I am with this out of the box. Good job traxxas!
    Can't wait to try it out in my first race on the 17th >

  2. #2
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    I'm a noob also, change to black sway bars, move the shock position to three on front four on back add a 5mm shock spacer to
    Front shock. This will help with roll over and help keep the front down. Get some lipos, IMO.

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    We used to cut lexan strips to run down the side to minimise debris getting inside before the covers came out.
    Thrash It, Bash it, Break it, No Regrets!!!

  4. #4
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    Knuckles, I may try that. I have a whole crapload of lexan laying around from experimental airbrushing haha And dgb007, thank you! Tried what you said and the truck is much more stable now with way less rollovers. I am still getting sway bars for sure though, my cousin has them on his and it corners like a cloud lol.

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    How long of a run do you get with the stock battery?
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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