I have 3 traxxas vehicles: Slash, stampede & T maxx. In my opinion, i like my Pede the best for bashing in the backyard. My Slash is the best on the indoor track & my T Maxx collects dust. ($7 for a glowpug-geez!) I only have 1 VXL system right now, so i took it out of my slash & put it back in my Pede. I had forgotten how much fun this truck is! I recently finished up a 1/10 scale rock crawler baja bug body that fits well. I really like the tight turning radius of this truck, especially if u don't have a big bashing spot. I had to take out the dremel & smooth out the little ribs in the battery compartment so i can use my hard case lipos. I hope to be posting pics soon when i learn how. I'm just wondering how many of you guys agree that the Pede is the best basher.