Breaking Down and Reviewing The 4×4 Traxxas Slash

The 4X4 Traxxas Slash VXL 1/10 scale Short-Course Truck is destined to be a classic.

We realize that there are many RC trucks out there, and some of the absolute best happen to be other Traxxas models. But the Traxxas Slash is a standout RC vehicle and a thrilling addition to a long line of great RC vehicles from this company.

Considered a skill level 1 vehicle, this 1/10 scale truck measures a full 23.36 inches (568 mm) in length and 7.60 inches (193 mm) tall with an impressive center ground clearance of 2.83 inches (72 mm). In addition, both the front and rear tracks are 11.65 inches (296 mm) wide.

And it weighs in at a hefty 93.1 ounces, which is almost 6 pounds (2.64 kg)!

But does it go fast?


The 4X4 Traxxas Slash VXL – An Exciting Match-Up of Speed and Brawn  

Even though the primary function of a 4X4 truck  – RC or full size – is to climb things and go just about anywhere. But there’s nothing wrong with one that has an impressive speed, to boot.

The Traxxas Slash 4X4 VXL Brushless 1/10th Scale Short Course Truck is an RTR (Ready-to-Run) four-wheel-drive beast that can tear through just about any terrain and do so at speeds up to 60+ mph. And it accomplishes all this with its Traxxas Velineon 3500 Brushless Motor.

In addition to the battery power system, the electric motor of any RC vehicle is what determines how fast it can go and how hard it can climb.

For the gearheads and more tecchie types, the Velineon 3500 Brushless power system offers:

  • Consistent, high-power output, run after run
  • Low-maintenance, unique Traxxas design
  • Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
  • And a precision-balanced rotor

And how about the controls?

The Velineon VXL-3s electronic speed control provides three running modes: Sport Mode, Race Mode, and the Traxxas patented Training Mode™ with 50 percent forward and reverse power levels.

And to make it a bit easier for beginners and those new to RC truck driving, the 4X4 Traxxas Slash comes with a built-in system to aid in controlling your short-course truck:

“Traxxas Stability Management TSM® makes it possible to experience all the extreme power, speed, and acceleration that was engineered into Traxxas models by making it much easier to control the vehicle on common slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow.”

Okay, but is it really a good RC truck?


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The 4X4 Traxxas Slash VXL Has Built a Reputation for ItselfSummer Camp built Traxxas Slash 2wd

Every manufacturer will tell you how great their products are. And even when it’s true, as in the case of the 4X4 Traxxas Slash VXL, it’s still nice to hear it from unbiased third-party reviewers.

Which is why we pulled together a brief “round up” of review snippets from the world of RC experts.

“Very durable and fun to drive. They hold the road well and don’t flip very easily.” – RC Driver

“It is perfect as a ready to race RTR car. If you are just getting into hobby RC and don’t know your way around building your own this car (RTR) is for you.” – Google review from an owner

“The Slash 4×4 delivers in all aspects that I search for in a fun RC basher. It’s incredibly fun and satisfying to drive, it’s affordable, it’s survivability is off the charts and from what I hear, the upgradability is second to none.”   – Radio Control Car Action

“If you are getting tired of Gas RC Cars/Trucks, then the Slash 4×4 is for you. If you are just getting into RC Trucks and want an outstanding starter truck, then the Slash 4×4 is for you. A lot of fun and very reliable with parts available everywhere.” – Amazon review from an owner

Even the British were impressed!

“The 1:10-scale Traxxas Slash 4×4 buggy didn’t disappoint. It’s incredibly well detailed (even the tyres are branded) and fast, too, thanks to a brushless motor. We had lots of fun learning how to control its power and perfect four-wheel drifts. Excellent on grass, too.” – Auto Express

The Traxxas Slash VXL 4X4 has been on the RC racing scene for several years now and has earned its place among the pantheon of top RC vehicles.

As the folks at Live RC described it,

“The year was 2008, and R/C was in for a change. With the growing popularity of full size offroad truck racing, Traxxas designed and released a replica R/C truck known as the “Slash”. While many expected the Traxxas Slash to be a hot seller, no one expected the R/C revolution it would start.”

So, for a revolutionary RC experience of your own, now may be the time to get a Slash for yourself!


Ready for the Ultimate 4X4 RC Car? Fundemonium is Your Premier RC Car Store

No need to search on your phone for “RC hobby shops near me.” At Fundemonium in Rohnert Park, we’ve got you covered for all the best in Traxxas RC cars and trucks.

And that’s not all.

We also carry a dazzling range of RC toys and vehicles including race cars, tanks, planes, boats, and much more. In fact, when it comes to RC cars and toys, Fundemonium has something for every age, every skill level, and every budget.

So, whether you want high-speed thrills, gritty climbing ability, or flying high and fast, we know that you’ll find some fun radio control toys to make it happen.

At Fundemonium, we’re more than just a toy, hobby, and game store. We are a “family fun experience” and fun place where families and hobby enthusiasts of all ages can meet and play.

And when it comes to RC cars, we do more than just stock and sell them. If you have a problem with your RC car, for example, Fundemonium is home to Sonoma County’s premier RC car repair center.

We do our best to quickly respond to inquiries about remote control cars (and everything else we carry!) through our website, but you can also find an answer to your question by calling us.

If you’d like to speak directly with one of our Fundemoniacs during our business hours, you can call us at (707) 540-0701.

Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you soon!


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