Traxxas Slash 4×4 Review 2017 – Is The Slash Worth The Money?
Review on: Traxxas Slash 4x4
Ease of Use
What We Like
- Comes with all the latest technology
- Suitable and fun for beginners and experts alike
- One of the fastest rc trucks on the market
- Has a huge community of users so help with upgrades is easy
What We Don't Like
- Quality comes at a price so it's expensive
Summary: One of Traxxas amazing creations is the Slash 4x4. The Slash has became one of the most popular toys out there having a huge community of users.
Despite having a steep price it comes with it for a good reason. It's one of the best performing trucks on the market. It has all the latest technology that you could ever want. To help you decide wether it's a good fit for you I've put together this review for you.
Traxxas Slash 4x4 Review
With a extremely brushless motor the Traxxas was built for pure speed. Reaching speeds up to 60 mph making it one of the fastest trucks out there. Apart from being remarkably fast it comes equipped with some top notch safety features such as the low voltage protection water proof electronics. With a very resistant chassis it helps it decrease rag and prevents snags.
Quick Reference Guide:
Slash 4x4 Specifications:
- Speed: 60+ mph
- Battery Type: Traxxas 7-cell NiMH
- TSM Stability Management
- Rigid triangulated chassis
Wether you're an expert or a beginner this remote control truck has a specialized TSM to allow you to have completely control of it even at high speeds. So no fun or speed must be sacrificed in order to control it.
The Transmitter: According to Traxxas "The Worlds Most Advanced RTR Radio System". Known as the TQI it controls over 12 different things on the Slash. Using the wireless link model it becomes possible to tune up you're truck right from the conveniance of you're iPhone or android. See what we mean when we say it has the best technology you would want in an rc truck?
TSM (Traxxas Stability Management): Thanks to the TSM you are capable of using it rougher surfaces and in slippery ones too. Based on you're preference you can either tune it or completely turn it off. The best part is that it doesn't affect you're battery life in any way.
The battery and the charger: The Slash 4x4 comes with a iD equipped NiMH battery. With a 4 amp peak power charger that uses a 12 Volt DC power outlet. It truly is Ready To Run.
What Does The Slash Come With? - It comes with sealed electronics technology helping them stay safe from the elements which allows you to have more fun without being to worried about them getting damaged
The digital high torque allows you to have precise control over it and make quick decisions at a moments notice. It has a Velineon VXL-3s Electronic Speed Control. The 4x4 uses a Velineon 3500 Brushless motor.
Traxxas Slash Upgrades
Here at RCJudge we love to go into detail about everything and this review wouldn't be complete without talking about some of the possible upgrades. Here are some of the basic upgrades you can make on it.
The shocks are perhaps one of the most popular upgrades you'll find among other hobbyist. If you want to increase the speed you might consider changing out the motor for a Titan 12T. The power system would also be another possible change you could make.
You could also possibly try switching the NiMH batteries to a 3S lipo battery. Personally unless you're using it to race you should be fine with a 3S however if you are planning on racing with it then definitely try out a 3S lipo. Learn more about lipo batteries here.
Platinum or Ultimate?
You might have already heard of a certain Slash before. Well it's course there is two types out there such as the Traxxas Slash Platinum and the Traxxas Slash Ultimate. One of the major differences between these models is the price, battery and radio.
So far we definitely loved the Traxxas Slash 4x4. It was one of the best trucks we have ever tried out. The price might be a bit expensive for some but we believe the benefits out weight the price. With a nicely built frame and excellent technology specs it's one of the top players in the market. Traxxas did an amazing job with it and we hope you enjoyed the review.