This is the Traxxas Slash 4X4 "Platinum" Edition Brushless 1/10 Scale 4WD Short Course Truck. The next-generation Slash 4X4 Platinum Edition pushes the performance envelope farther than ever with a redesigned Low-CG chassis that delivers superior handling, maximum corner speed, and lightning fast steering response. Higher speeds make the suspension work harder, so the Platinum Edition includes GTR hard-anodized aluminum shocks with PTFE-coated 13mm bores and titanium-nitride shafts for smooth, consistent damping lap after lap. The Platinum Edition then checks off nearly every box on the Slash 4X4 option sheet to deliver the ultimate in short-course racing performance. The final touches are up to you; Slash 4X4 Platinum Edition is fully assembled and ready to complete with your radio system and battery, and the clear body letís you apply your signature style.
- GTR Shocks: The hard anodized GTR shocks feature PTFE-coated 13mm bores for ultra-smooth damping action.
- Low CG Chassis: The redesigned low CG chassis positions the battery and electronics as low as possible for superior high speed handling
- Electronics: The proven Velneon Brushless Power System is LiPo ready with built-in Low Voltage Detection.
- Aluminum: In addition to everything that already makes the Slash 4X4 great, the Platinum Edition adds blue aluminum C-Hubs, blue aluminum Steering Blocks, blue aluminum Rear Hub Carriers and blue aluminum Axle Nuts.
- Body: The Lexan body shell comes clear from the factory. This lets you apply your signature style or paint scheme the way you want it.
Slash Platinum Features:
- Low-CG chassis design
- Hard-anodized GTR aluminum shocks with PTFE-coated
- 13mm bores and 3.5mm titanium-nitride shafts
- Clear body with overspray film and window masks
- Choose your own radio system and battery (not included).
- Blue-anodized aluminum C-hubs, steering blocks, rear hub carriers and axle nuts
- Front and rear swaybars with optional extra-stiff swaybar set
- Officially-licensed BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tires molded in soft S1 compound
- Telescoping universal-joint driveshafts
- Included optional sealed center differential installs in minutes in place of the Torque-Control slipper clutch
- Bellcrank steering system with integrated servo saver
- Powerful, efficient Velineon Brushless Power System
- Digital, ball bearing waterproof steering servo
- Waterproof electronics Ė race in dirt, mud, and water
- Blue-anodized, lightweight aluminum driveshaft
- Revo-spec sealed, silicone-filled differentials
- Heavy Duty 4mm steel turnbuckles
- Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
- High-quality hex hardware throughout
- Assembled Slash 4X4 Platinum Edition Truck
- Motor, Electronic Speed Control and Steering Servo (installed)
- Clear Body
Needed To Complete:
- 2-Channel Radio System
- 2S 7.4V LiPo Battery or 6-Cell 7.2V NiMH Battery
- Compatible Battery Charger
- Polycarbonate Paint for body
- (4) "AA" Batteries
This product was added to our catalog on December 10, 2012.
I had an HCG Slash 4x4 when they first came out and sold it a while back. Needless to say I missed the reliability, so I bought this little guy just to have around for fun and the occasional sportsman race. The LCG chassis and GTR shocks are a HUGE improvement over the initial release of the slash 4x4. It handles exponentially better and the shocks are pretty close to perfect stock, just set your ride height, install the included center differential, and you can actually compete with this new Slash. Ok, maybe you want to invest in some real tires, but everyone knows how bad the stock tires are for race traction. Good for bashing though. For the beginner to intermediate, this is a great truck to bash during the week and race on weekends. The pro would want to make a few more changes and tune it so it can still be competitive with the purpose built race trucks. Also, all the hardware is metric instead of annoyingly having mixed metric/SAE like some other silly trucks.
It is possible to race with this truck. I bought it because I wanted a 4wd sc and I already had a few Traxxas cars so parts were available. I added a fan to the esc, new tires and swapped out the slipper for the center diff. The motor has just enough power to get the truck going but don't expect to be the fastest guy at the track. I switched the diff oils to Traxxas 30k/50k/10k and it behaves itself around the bends with minimum under steer. I've had the truck since late April '13 and have only broken 1 piece while racing every weekend. A rear shaft broke at the knuckle in a mash up in a turn. It's a great truck. It's competitive out of the box but its not as fast as the losi or tekno. It can be just as good as them if you swap out the motor, esc, all drive shafts and learn to drive.
I have no idea how it does bashing, I've never tried. I'd assume its alright there as well.
I've purchased the first genertion Slash 4x4 Platinum Edition when it was out. I had no intention of ever racing so I wanted to get as tough as a truck as I could that was also waterproof which the Platinum Edition fit the bill as it had some upgrades already done to it.
I kept it for about 2 years and ran it only on 3 with the same stock electronics. I got tired of it and a buddy of mine had an extra Kyosho Inferno GT1 Subaru WRC rally car body. I was the first person to convert the SCT into a rally beast. I had a blast with it especially 1/8 rally tires setup on a short course chassis that I internally limited.
Eventually I sold it and missed the "I don't care if I wreck it feeling" so I got a good deal from my buddy who owns a LHS here in Houston. Sold all the junk Traxxas electronics this time and threw in a Castle MMP SCT edition along with the 4 pole 3800kv beast. Ran the only servo I had at the time which was a 5645mg. It was fine I wasn't going to need super fast turning I was only going to bash and jump.
I figured Traxxas still never upgraded the things I broke on the first generation Platinum Edition:
"Titanium" hinge pins are not true titanium....you can bend them in half with two pliers. Look for Lunsford for replacement of u do a lot of high jumps.
I also found both differentials were filled with like a half grease half oil substance! What happened Traxxas?! After seeing all that I tore the entire rig down to make sure I Was not missing bearings, shims, screws, or anything that would cause disaster son.
I immediately upgraded all A arms to RPM, all hinge pins to Lunsford, changed motor mount to the aluminum King Headz mount with a larger bearing, bought new basher trencher tires as well a proline's twist mount system and bought a new Silverado body.
Looks like Traxxas is back in my life LOL.
This is my first traxxas, and i must say, im impressed, the reliability, durability and performance is more than i ever expected.
I used it to bash at my local park and i really love it, very fast, and great on jumps. The stock tires pair nice with this car if your bashing or want to drift on short grass at high speed. Chuck in a 3s lipo and watch this thing go sideways on short grass, really fun to watch and drive.
The extra's that come with the car are a plus, really love the tools that are included, and customization of the shell is a plus, you get a heap load of decals as well
This car is for the pro and the beginner, 5 stars.
This SCT is great for kids or just bashing. The parts are super low qulity. If your excepting to race this truck invest your ca$h in a Tekno 410, or Team associated factory team 4x4 kit. The Tekno 410 makes the slash platinum look like a walmart toy.