One way to get better handling out of your Traxxas 2wd Slash is to put a low center of gravity chassis on it. Now Traxxas has released a complete LCG Conversion Kit for the Slash 2wd. It comes with a blue chassis and everything you need to make the conversion.
The part number for the Traxxas Slash conversion kit is TRA5830, it has a street price of $39, and you can expect to see them start hitting hobby shops next month.
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We finally got some official news/specs on the Traxxas Robby Gordon Edition Dakar Slash. We have made a few posts about this vehicle now. We first reported HERE about a very trick Speed Energy Robbie Gordon Traxxas truck, and then we posted a bunch of pictures here. This time around we have a picture of a second body, and some details.
The truck is actually available right now, it comes with the new TQ 2.4GHz radio, 7 cell NiMh 3000mAh 8.4v battery, metal gear transmission, speeds of 30 mph+ with optional 23 tooth pinion gear (included), Titan 12T 550 motor, XL-5 ESC, and is brushless ready with their new slipper clutch system.
Traxxas Model number is #5804.
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Wanting a different look for your short course truck? DE Racing has announced their new Borrego SC wheels that look like a beadlock wheel with mud cover. With the new Borregos you can add DE’s colored wheels disks to come up with some trick color customizing for your short course truck. In addition to a new look the Borregos are strong, with thicker wall sections and deeper rib supports. Some of the other features include-
* Scale appearance of a beadlock wheel with a mud cover
* 12 internal radial ribs, and thicker wall sections for ultra high strength
* Tighter and stronger hexes for greater reliability
* Customizable with our 1/10 scale sticker disks
* Available in silver, white and flo yellow
* Proudly Made in U.S.A.
* Different offsets to fit- Associated SC10 and SC10 4×4, Losi SCTE and 22 SCT, Slash rear and Slash 4×4, Kyosho Ultima SC, HPI Blitz
Expect a street price of $9 a pair and they are available right now. Check out the official DE Racing Website for more information.
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Ever want to widen out your Traxxas Slash, Stampede, Rustler, or 16th scale Revo for more stability or to simply change the looks? If so TheToyz has widening kits that will make your day. These kits from TheToyz are made out of aluminum and are available in red, blue, silver and black. Each kit widens your truck by 20mm per side and costs under $20. Hit up THIS link for complete information.
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Looks like Traxxas has released a new 2WD Slash to the world in the Rob MacCachren Edition. This version also includes the new Mopar/RAM body, a TQi Radio, 7-cell NiMH battery, 12T 550 motor and XL-5 ESC.
Visit the Traxxas site for a few more details.
We broke this thing a week ago… Now, Traxxas has made us look like Nostradamus by officially announcing the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Replica! Avaliable in 4 colors, completely ready-to-run, with the new all black chassis, the SVT Raptor can be yours around October 14th. Specs also say the truck sports new body mounts, a brushless-ready transmission (but ships with a Titan 12T motor), and the bellcrank steering system! Sweet!
Be sure to check out Traxxas for all the specs and details, but remember, you saw it here first!
Traxxas Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Replica gallery
New from Traxxas is the Ford F150 Raptor SVT. According to the description, it’s based on the Traxxas Slash platform. We are pretty sure it’s a slash with a F150 body on it, but way it’s worded, it’s as if it’s a whole new vehicle. It comes with the Titan 12T Brushed motor, 2.4Ghz radio system, and BFGoodrich replica tires. It’s also being marketed as ‘Ready to Race’. Last time we checked, there were more versions of the Slash then we could count. It’s interesting that they are not calling this a Slash. I guess if it worked for the 1/16th scale line, they can do it for the 1/10th scale stuff as well.
We don’t see any official link on the Traxxas website yet, but it will probably be there soon.
UPDATE: Got a few new details about the truck. It will have lower rear body posts. And all four body posts may be adjustable! Also we have heard the chassis and most everything underneath will be in BLACK not the normal Traxxas grey.
Here’s a pretty killer piece of RC on TV! The Fox NASCAR crew and Tony Stewart got a chance to feel out the new Daytona asphalt using a Traxxas Slash earlier this year. Pretty awesome to see my boy Smoke holding a piece of Traxxas weaponry. Check out the video after the break!
Has your Slash 4×4 been sitting on a shelf? Maybe it’s just not getting the attention it deserves? Well ST Racing Concepts has a new chassis mod kit to spark some life into your SC truck! They have just announced the Traxxas Slash 4×4 to GT-8 Rally Cross Conversion kit. The kit allows you to keep the standard Slash ground clearance making it a good height for rally action, and at the same time give a whole new look/feel into your Slash. Hopefully there will be more details soon, for now enjoy the pictures.
Visit the STRC web site where there will be more details. soon.
Ok, the world has gone RC crazy in just a matter of days! A few nights ago I mentioned the Associated Truck on Pawn Stars, well today we find the Traxxas Slash on Cartoon Networks Destroy Build Destroy with Andrew W.K.! My head hurts! The episode is called Big Bros vs Little Bros if you want to check it out.
So the idea behind the show, Destroy something, then build something else, and the looser gets their creation destroyed again. About half way through the show there is a challenge, and the looser gets some sort of penalty. The challenge today? Drive two Traxxas Slash’s through an obstacle course! What makes it even more crazy, it was like watching the obstacle course at our Bash-A-Palooza events!
They never mention Traxxas or Slash, and the vehicles are painted it some crazy camouflage color with guns on the top, but the controllers give it away.
Again we are excited to see RC making it into the main stream in other ways besides the awesome push from Traxxas the the Torc Racing. Keep up the great promotion TV land!
Wow, you want to turn some heads with your Traxxas Slash? This new upgrade kit from, RC4WD will do that and more! This is the Hardcore Slash G10 Upgrade Kit which turns your 2WD Traxxas Slash into a scale looking beast! The kit is designed with scale looks and performance in mind with a G10 graphite chassis, all new suspension, full differential and custom transmission. There are over 90 parts in this kit to make this new truck, and it looks amazing.
They are taking pre-orders right now. Visit RC4WD for more info!
Ever pick up a cool new body, only to come home and find out it’s not going to fit as well as you thought? Well if your a Traxxas Slash owner, RPM has what you need! Their new Traxxas Slash Adjustable Body Mounts and Posts are designed for front and back adjustability with multiple holes for changing the height.
The front posts will fit the Slash 2WD, Rustler and Nitro Rustler, while the rear posts will fit the Slash 2WD, Stampede and Nitro Stampede. They are stronger for us basher types, and easily replace your stock setup.
Visit the RPM RC site for details.
More and more people are releasing hop-up parts for the Traxxas Slash 4×4 which is making me think it’s really starting to catch on! New from Venom are a ton of cool Aluminum Hop-Up parts for the Traxxas Slash 4WD! They also have Steel Universal joint shafts from front and rear! (seen on top)
Here’s a list of what they have available: Front and Rear lower Arm Sets, Front Knuckle Set, Front C Hub set, Rear Hub set, Front and Rear Shock Towers, Motor Plates and Motor Plate Mounts! All in Red or Gun Metal!
Visit Venom-Group.com for details.