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Old 08-03-2010, 01:52 PM
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E-Revo vs Slash 4x4

I am looking to get into RC and need help deciding which one to buy. I am looking to run it around the house, lake, etc, just to have fun. I do live close to an indoor track (Mike's Hobby Shop in Carrolton, TX). I would go up there some, but with three kids I will not be able to go but once or so a month. With that said, I am looking at the E-Revo's and the Slash Ultimate 4x4. The E-Revo seems like it would be more interesting around the house, but it is a lot more expensive as well. The Slash would be great for the track, but I am not so sure about running around other places.

Suggestions for a nooby? If there is another one other than the 2 mentioned above please tell me about it.

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Old 08-03-2010, 04:19 PM
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First off the Revo is a piece of art. Its well designed, tough, and will do absolutely anything. Guys have turned them into street cars, monster trucks, short course, just about anything.

However the upfront cost is high. You said e-revo, not the brushless edition? I only ask because it seems like the natural progression, if you get an electric, you'll want to go BL/Lipo.

Slash 4x4, is already brushless. It had its weak points, but its more affordable.

Both are durable, both are excellent choices. I guess it would hinge on how rough of terrain will you be running on? The Revo will be more capable offroad. But the Slash will be more accepted at the race track.

Its all a trade off!

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Old 08-04-2010, 02:43 AM
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Once you get bitten by the hobby youŽll end up having both... my advice is you to begin with the more affordable one and then jump into the Revo once you really are hooked.

As Ducati said, the Revo is an incredible machine that would go almost anywhere, but bashing it outside on your own will eventually get boring and youŽll need to race the machine in a track together with other people. One of the best things this hobby has is the possibility to share thinkings and experiences with the buddies practicing around you.

Then having the Slash at hand will be appreciated. At the end, it is also a very capable off road machince thanks to its 4x4 traction and considerably good ride height. And it is at least as tough at the Revo (more than half the weight will paid off at weird landings)

Two more things to take into consideration:

1. Revo needs double the packs to be juiced up: that means double the investment, double the time to charge, double the time to change the packs...

2. Regardless the car you stick to, this hobby is anything but cheap to mantain. Bear that it mind

Once said that, what the hell are you waiting for; just make your choice and go to your LHS asap ;-)
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:22 AM
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1. Revo needs double the packs to be juiced up: that means double the investment, double the time to charge, double the time to change the packs.
That's why I would suggest the Slash 4X4 first.

I agree that you'll end up with both.
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:30 AM
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agie95, check out this page and video on the Slash 4X4.
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