||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.