This is the Traxxas Slash Dakar Edition 1/10 Scale RTR Electric 2WD Short-Course Truck. Robby Gordon is one of the busiest racecar drivers in the United States, not to mention one of the most versatile. The six-time off-road champion is a popular figure on the NASCAR circuit, a familiar face at the Indianapolis 500, and a known competitor in his blazing-orange SPEED Energy Pro 2WD. Robby is also a competitive racer behind the wheel of his famed Dakar Rally ride. Now you can drive Robby’s ride yourself with the Traxxas Robby Gordon Edition Dakar Slash!
The Robby Gordon Edition Dakar Slash includes the TQ 2.4GHz radio system for precision control and clarity, Slash tires mounted on race-replica SCT wheels, waterproof electronics, and legendary Traxxas Tough durability. The Slash tire tread design and carefully selected rubber compound provide off-road grip with the versatility to perform well on concrete and asphalt. The fenders cover the tires for wheel-to-wheel racing without getting tangled up. Exclusive waterproof electronics provide the freedom to drive where you want to drive—through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions never possible before. The Dakar Slash is truly brushless-ready, with a waterproof digital steering servo, full ball bearings, metal gear transmission, Torque-Control™ slipper clutch, planetary gear differential, and heavy-duty metal turnbuckles. Traxxas Slash is fully assembled and Ready-To-Race® for immediate out-of-the-box racing fun.
Robby Gordon Edition Dakar Slash Features:
- Includes: NEW TQ 2.4GHz radio system, Power Cell 3000mAh NiMH 8.4V battery pack, and charger
- Robby Gordon Edition custom graphics
- 30+mph using included optional 23-tooth pinion gear
- TQ 2.4GHz radio system
- Powerful Titan® 12T 550 modified motor
- XL-5 Watertight Electronic Speed Control
- Traxxas High-Current Connector
- Digital high-torque waterproof steering servo
- Precision hex hardware throughout
- Efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings
- 13.2 inch wheelbase, over 3.5 inches of ground clearance
- Accepts 6-and 7-cell flat packs and 7-cell hump packs
- Brushless Ready Magnum 272™ metal-gear transmission
- Revo®-spec Torque-Control™ slipper clutch system
- Superior durability with captured rod ends that won't pop off
- Slash tires mounted on realistic Race Replica SCT wheels
This product was added to our catalog on January 11, 2013.
So I purchased this truck back in mid January (2013) to get back in the hobby after about a 6 - 8 year break. I must say, I'm very glad my buddy talked me into a SCT and that I picked this one. This thing has been rock solid since day one. It's seen alot, ALOT of bashing, cartwheels, head on hits with curbs, trees, stationary objects, been flipped, rolled, kicked, tossed and just plan beat on. This thing takes it and keeps going. Recently I've been out at two local tracks and I am no seasoned vet, this truck has held up great. I've cased jumps, nose dived into jump faces, cartwheeld, been mixed up in wrecks, slammed into steel beams and it just keeps going. Sure I have a few srews loose that have to be tightened often, but after the beating I've given this thing, thats nothing. I have noticed as someone else mentioned, check your wheel nuts, I've had a rear wheel fall off a few times due to the nut backing off.
I must also add that a week in, I bought the Sidewinder SCT motor/esc combo and 95% of my bashing and 100% of my track time has been with this set up. I would suggest this truck to anyone in the market for an SCT. Just rememebr it is a 2WD and can be a hand full on the track. Also the stock shock setup out of the box is...BLAAHHHHHH. Play with with diffrent spings, oil wieght and spacers to achieve what works best for you. Also may want to add a few tire weights (yes car tire weights) to the front if you plan on hitting the track. This sucker likes to fly nose up and since it's 2WD, once that nose is up, its hard to get it down.
Never had an issue w/ my slash over than the rear wheels rubbing against the stock body. Bashed the hell out of this truck on the track and it always stays in one piece. Just wished mod slash classes would become more common.....
The truck was great we race them on frozen lakes upstate NY on weekends and they are fast. Only problem I have had was I lost a tire on a snow bank which was my fault for not checking that they where tighte before starting the run. Great truck great price.
Simply the BEST company I have ever dealt with!!! Replaced my speed control very promptly and at NO CHARGE. TRAXXAS CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE!!!! To be brutally honest, I probably screwed up that speed control. I have been thrashing and running very tall gearing at the race track and TRAXXAS still stepped up and replaced it for me. Our family has FOUR Slashes and we love them/ Stock to Modified. Dollar for Dollar the best RTR on the market!!! This is the only issue I have ever had with any of our trucks!!!
HAPPY HAPPY SLASH LOVER!!!!
Great truck shocks a little weak but it is a great truck. It jumps good, still waiting to go 2 the track tonight and see how it does there? All in all it is a great truck. 10 out of 10