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    Traxxas Slash or Stampede?

    Ok im new to rc and my birthday is coming up in a week and would like to know what is the best to get

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    Ok im new to rc and my birthday is coming up in a week and would like to know what is the best to get
    what do you want to do with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    what do you want to do with it
    Well just backyard fun and i have a very sandy road that connects to a long stretch of asphalt, a lake also

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    Well just backyard fun and i have a very sandy road that connects to a long stretch of asphalt, a lake also
    then you want the slash
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    then you want the slash
    Well tyvm and what would be a good cheap battery and charger to get also i was looking into the Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger, Tenergy 8.4V 5000mAh Flat NiMH Battery Pack

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    Well tyvm and what would be a good cheap battery and charger to get also i was looking into the Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger, Tenergy 8.4V 5000mAh Flat NiMH Battery Pack
    it come new with a battery but the charger sucks i wouldnt go super cheap on the charger
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    it come new with a battery but the charger sucks i wouldnt go super cheap on the charger
    How is a Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger on HobbyPartz.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    How is a Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger on HobbyPartz.com
    i dont know anthing about that one i have the traxxas charger
    http://traxxas.com/products/parts/ch...hargerplus6amp
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    Quote Originally Posted by skye View Post
    i dont know anthing about that one i have the traxxas charger
    http://traxxas.com/products/parts/ch...hargerplus6amp
    well i really dont plan to spend 120$ on a charger atm and also how does the slash handle in grass

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    well i really dont plan to spend 120$ on a charger atm and also how does the slash handle in grass
    short grass(1/2") is ok but i dont run mine in the grass
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    It'll be fine, as long as it is short grass.

    In fact, even buggies will be fine on short grass My local club's summer track is grass.

    Anyway, if you set up a track on grass you won't have much grass left after repeated running

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    If you buy a LiPo capable charger, I wouldn't waste the time or money buying extra NiMh batteries - go straight to LiPo...
    Buy SPC brand online - a 2S 5000 mAh 30C battery for only $27... much better, consistent power and longer run times!

    Just make sure you put your ESC in the LiPo LVC mode and buy a safe charging bag or metal ammo box to charge/store. NiMH is not worth the time if you're already going to buy a faster charger and extra batteries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    well i really dont plan to spend 120$ on a charger atm and also how does the slash handle in grass
    The Slash handles kind of lousy on grass IF you buy one with the BF Goodrich tires. The stock BFG tires have lousy traction on anything but pavement. If you get one with the Kumho tires, they do fairly well on all surfaces. If you can get a Slash with the Kumho brand tires, you'll be much happier offroad than if you get one with the BFG tires. Someday when you wear out the stock tires, buy some good aftermarket tires to see a world of difference in traction!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlorinTharkun View Post
    If you buy a LiPo capable charger, I wouldn't waste the time or money buying extra NiMh batteries - go straight to LiPo...
    Buy SPC brand online - a 2S 5000 mAh 30C battery for only $27... much better, consistent power and longer run times!

    Just make sure you put your ESC in the LiPo LVC mode and buy a safe charging bag or metal ammo box to charge/store. NiMH is not worth the time if you're already going to buy a faster charger and extra batteries.

    http://spcracing.com/index.php?productID=125
    Omg ty for the info on the batteries thats the cheapest ive seen and on the charger do you know any that are good and cheap i was looking to a Thunder AC6 Smart LiPo Balance Charger

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    I've heard the Thunder AC6 is a low-end charger, from some experienced members, but I'm sure a lot of people have bought it and used it just fine. I may not be the best to recommend a "cheap" charger since I bought a setup that can charge up to 4 or more batteries at once with a dedicated power supply for almost $200.

    I'm sure there are some other members that might be able to recommend a good charger. The Onyx 235 or the Dynamite Passport Ultra are good chargers, I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OlorinTharkun View Post
    I've heard the Thunder AC6 is a low-end charger, from some experienced members, but I'm sure a lot of people have bought it and used it just fine. I may not be the best to recommend a "cheap" charger since I bought a setup that can charge up to 4 or more batteries at once with a dedicated power supply for almost $200.

    I'm sure there are some other members that might be able to recommend a good charger. The Onyx 235 or the Dynamite Passport Ultra are good chargers, I think.
    Do you know a site i can find one of these?

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    Don't skimp on your charger,its the heart of your system,I have an onyx 235 $89 not the best but one of the better.https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=o...w=1366&bih=594
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Don't skimp on your charger,its the heart of your system,I have an onyx 235 $89 not the best but one of the better.
    Yea i found one from TowerHobbies looks like the one im going for

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    They are both great trucks. You can't really go wrong with either by just changing tire size and style and suspension settings. Do what u feel! Is the stampede an onroad car, no, but don't tell my nephew because we turned a million laps racing each other with pedes a couple years ago and had a blast. Sometimes trying to drive something well that's not east to drive is half the fun (just an example). Both trucks are very versatile. I've had a lot of different types of RCs over the years and if I had to be stranded on a desert island with one RC. Pede, every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Don't skimp on your charger,its the heart of your system,I have an onyx 235 $89 not the best but one of the better.https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=o...w=1366&bih=594
    With that charger can you charger more than one battery at a time?

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    Slash is great for on road and off road, stampede is 90% offroad. I have the AC6, but go for the AC680, it has a built in fan and can charge at 6 amps instead of 5 for a few extra dollars. I love the AC6 though. Its a good, reliable charger, perfect for those just getting into the hobby, but get the AC680 found at nitrorcx or hobbypartz. I got 2 aky lipo 5000mah 40c 2s for $30 each and I love them.
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    Sky lipo whoops sorry. Not aky, it's harder to type on my phone at midnight where I live
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    The stampede is alot more fun to drive
    Way higher ground clearance too

    I have both
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    The stampede is a great basher. However if you buy the brushed version it comes with bushings instead of bearings and non adjustable camber links (weaker). So the slash is a better value. AC6 is a good cheap charger. I have been using a acucell 6 22$ for a year can't complain about it. I have both the stampede and slash I like the slash better plus the body and bumper protect it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdodge44150 View Post
    The stampede is a great basher. However if you buy the brushed version it comes with bushings instead of bearings and non adjustable camber links (weaker). So the slash is a better value. AC6 is a good cheap charger. I have been using a acucell 6 22$ for a year can't complain about it. I have both the stampede and slash I like the slash better plus the body and bumper protect it.
    Yea where i live i dont think the slash would be right for me and my road is very sandy, a lake, a half mile of flat asphalt to a highway

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    I will be buying it tomorrow online with
    2 SPC Li-Po 5000mAh 30C 2S 7.4V
    Duratrax Onyx 235 AC/DC
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    And also to add to that will i have to break in the motor or not?

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    The stampede?
    Vxl?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    If you are buying the brushed model you do need ( should ) break in the motor.
    Remember to use tower coupon codes!!!
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    You might want a Traxxas Blast for the lake part. I have a slash & stampede & I like my stampede better for backyard bashing.
    Last edited by Rob68Traxxas; 02-06-2013 at 08:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    If you are buying the brushed model you do need ( should ) break in the motor.
    Remember to use tower coupon codes!!!
    Where might i find there coupon codes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob68Traxxas View Post
    You might want a Traxxas Blast for the lake part. I have a slash & stampede & I like my stampede better for backyard bashing.
    Yea i have an rc boat i got a few years back from my sister

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    The stampede?
    Vxl?
    No its the brushed version and i plan to upgrade to brushless once i get use to this

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    http://www.towerhobbies.com/coupon_codes.html
    Any one can you the codes in this link

    If your a member ( $10 a year) you get better codes

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    And what would be a good brushless motor to upgrade to

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    Quote Originally Posted by madman19 View Post
    And what would be a good brushless motor to upgrade to
    Traxxas Velineon 3500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob68Traxxas View Post
    Traxxas Velineon 3500.
    Yea im going for the 4x4 pede vxl

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    If your going to end up going brushless you might as well get it now instead of upgrading later I picked up a slash (5803) which was the brushed titan and less than a week I ended up doing the traxxas power up deal and got the vxl system for 130$ It's where you bring your titan 12t 550 motor and xl-5 esc to your lhs and tell them you want to do the traxxas power up you get around 50% off the system you want, but that's if you don't mind getting rid of your stock brushed system which I didn't care for

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    Good choice going w/ the vxl I will be trying a different motor esc combo in my next trucks, I don't know what I want to pick up next I really wish traxxas would make a 1/5 electric

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    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    Good choice going w/ the vxl I will be trying a different motor esc combo in my next trucks, I don't know what I want to pick up next I really wish traxxas would make a 1/5 electric
    What body do you think i should go with
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