This article was originally published in RC Driver’s April 2015 issue.
By Paul Ororato
Pro-Line Flo-Tek body
HOP-UP: Pro-Line Flo-Tek clear body
Price: $29.99 (3355-00)
Kill two birds with one stone with this hop-up from Pro- Line, the Flo-Tek clear body. Not only will it help make your ready-to-run Slash look less like all the other RTR Slashes out there by laying down your own unique paint job, but it will also help when the truck goes airborne. The styling of the Flo- Tek body along with large vent holes will drastically reduce the parachute effect that is common with short course trucks and will keep your Slash in control when taking to the air.
Pro-Line Trencher tires wheels
HOP-UP: Pro-Line Trencher X SC 2.2”/3.0” M2 tires mounted on Renegade black wheels
Price: $30.99/pair (1190-13)
Trading up to aftermarket tires can make a big difference in your Traxxas Slash, especially if they are quality meats like these Pro-Line Trencher tires. They come pre mounted on great-looking Renegade black wheels and can be installed in a couple of minutes. The tread pattern and rubber compound will provide optimal traction on all types of surfaces and they will last.
Traxxas Velineon VXL-3s brushless motor system
HOP-UP: Traxxas Velineon VXL-3s brushless power system
Price: $142.99 or discounted with Traxxas Power-Up program (3350R)
Once you are comfortable driving the Slash with the brushed motor setup, consider jumping up to the huge performance and maintenance gain of adding a brushless motor system like the Traxxas Velineon VXL-3s brushless power system. We suggest a system from Traxxas because of the Traxxas Power-Up program where you can save 50-percent off the retail price when you trade-in your stock brushed motor system and not only that, the Velineon system offers extreme power, is waterproof, and is easy to install and use.
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