new Traxxas Slash Short-Course Race Truck puts you in the drivers seat for
intense fender-to-fender, high-flying off-road action. The full-scale
Short-Course Race Trucks embody the spirit of Traxxas R/C with their extreme
900+ horsepower racing engines full-throttle, dirt-roosting power slides, giant
suspension travel, and Supercross-style big-air jumps. The Traxxas Slash brings
all the action home so you can experience the high-speed head-to-head
competition at the track or in your own backyard. The Slash was inspired by the
TORC™ (THE Traxxas Off-Road Championship™) Pro 2WD class. The Pro 2WD class
specifies rear-wheel drive trucks purpose built to fly over jumps and rip
full-throttle through the turns. The Traxxas Slash hangs it out for an all new
way to challenge your driving skills. The 4-wheel independent suspension has
been carefully tuned to replicate the Pro 2 driving and handling experience as
closely as possible. The scale appearing tires provide just the right amount of
bite and thick, blinding clouds of dirt roost.
Get your Slash track-ready!
Traxxas Slash: Stock-Spec Racing Setup Guide Race-prepping your stock Slash;
from the box to the track! It's in the Pit Pass section
the racing action cools down, the Traxxas Slash is well-equipped to tackle all
of your off-track driving adventures. The long travel suspension and oil-filled
shocks easily absorb jumps and rough terrain. The unique chassis design provides
huge center ground clearance to drive over deep ruts, rocks, and other obstacles
that leave ordinary R/C trucks stuck. The tires use advanced tread design and
sophisticated rubber compounds to provide incredible grip off-road with enough
versatility to also perform well on concrete and asphalt. The fenders cover the
tires so you bang against your driving buddies without getting tangled up.
The patent pending Revo-spec Torque-Control™ slipper
clutch design delivers smooth operation, precise adjustment, and consistent
traction control. The bellcrank steering system virtually eliminates bump steer
for precise handling and control. A digital steering servo delivers lightning
Sealed Electronics Extend Your Driving
shocked enthusiasts with the release of our exclusive watertight, sealed
electronics in the E-Maxx that provided the freedom to drive where you want
to drive through water, mud, snow, and other wet-running conditions that
wouldn’t have been possible before. Now the Traxxas Slash is only the second
Ready-To-Race model ever to come equipped with this brand new technology. The
new XL-5 electronic speed control and the mini receiver are sealed against the
elements giving you the freedom go places you might not have thought possible.
It opens up a whole new world of adventure and fun. Wet muddy tracks are no
problem for the Slash. The battery compartment makes it easy to install
batteries and the clever design makes it quickly adaptable for either 6 or
7-cell running (hump packs or stick packs).
The Titan 12T 550 modified motor is designed for incredible mod-motor power
output with virtually maintenance-free operation, and long-lasting performance.
The Titan 12T 550 motor’s integrated cooling fan pulls cool air through the
motor to keep temperatures down. Airflow is routed through vent tunnels molded
in the motor plate. A cooler running motor equates to faster speeds, longer
runtime, and extended motor life. The XL-5 Electronic Speed Control offers high
current handling, EZ-Set® one-button setup, and smooth high-frequency control.
Three drive profiles, thermal shutdown protection, gold-plated connectors, and
incredibly low resistance are all features you might expect to only be available
on an expensive replacement ESC. As today’s batteries store more and more energy
inside their cells, traditional battery connectors could no longer keep up. The
included Traxxas High-Current Connector opens the door for unrestricted current
Traxxas’ exclusive patent-pending Training Mode let’s everyone get in
on the racing action. Just press a button to limit full-throttle power to 50%.
This allows young or new drivers to safely develop their control skills before
unlocking full power to the mighty Titan 12T motor. The Slash is perfect for
drivers at all experience levels. Training mode even makes it easy to hand the
transmitter over to your friends who have never driven a radio controlled truck
Traxxas Slash is built for extreme Velineon™ brushless horsepower (sold
separately). Simply bolt it in and 7-cell speed jumps to 40+mph. Add 11.1V LiPo
batteries and you have the potential to double your speed. Bigger roosts and
longer hang-time are right at your fingertips. The included steel transmission
gears, full ball bearings, and high-quality metal turnbuckle links are the
winning setup for brushless durability. The factory-installed planetary
differential is Traxxas-tough with hardened steel gears that never need
adjusting! Perfect for long-lasting, all-day fun. Accessory battery hold downs
are available for use with large capacity Lipo battery packs* that can extend
speed and run time. Compare the durability and features to others and you’ll see
that only Traxxas makes them truly brushless ready.
100% Fully Assembled and
Traxxas Slash model 5805 comes fully-assembled and Ready-To-Race® with the TQ
radio system installed and adjusted, XL-5 power system, a painted and decaled
body, pre-glued tires, and detailed instructions. Traxxas backs the Slash and
all of our products with top-notch support that is second to none. A staff of
skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website,
or e-mail. Unmatched parts support allows the Slash to be serviced with parts
and support from thousands of hobby dealers worldwide. Your investment is also
protected by the Traxxas Lifetime Electronics Warranty. Traxxas goes the extra
mile to ensure that your R/C experience is easy and fun (and fast!). Follow the
details link above to go in depth on all the Slash performance benefits and
also be sure to check out the
page to see the Slash in action for yourself.
FEATURES ON THE SLASH
Available in Race Replica versions with officially licensed
Fabtech® and Amsoil® paint and graphics!
Titan® 12-Turn 550 modified motor
XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
Water-sealed receiver box and steering servo
Metal gear Magnum 272™ transmission
Revo®-spec torque-control™ slipper clutch
Adjustable steel turnbuckles with captured rod ends
Scale ProGraphix® truck body
The tires are mounted on satin-finish 2.2" Slash wheels
Powder coated progressive rate white springs
The ESC and receiver mounted directly to chassis
Included optional 23-tooth pinion gear
Race Where You Want to Race with
Traxxas Exclusive Waterproof Electronics!
Waterproof Electronic Speed Control
Designed and engineered by Traxxas, the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control handles
the elements while smoothly supplying power to the motor. This high-performance
ESC is packed with impressive specifications that are normally only found on
more expensive high-end replacement units. The XL-5 features a completely
waterproof design, three throttle profiles, Thermal Shutdown Protection, 4-8
cell compatibility, and built-in BEC. High frequency operation combined with
ultra-low resistance make the XL-5 an efficient and ultra-smooth fully
proportional speed control. An exclusive feature on the XL-5 is the patent
pending Training Mode™. This profile reduces the overall power output of the
XL-5 by 50% making it easier for young or new drivers to develop their control
skills before unleashing full-power operation. The XL-5 is manufactured by
Traxxas to ensure the highest level of quality and support.
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High-Current Connectors The XL-5 electronic speed control comes equipped with the revolutionary
Traxxas High-Current Connectors. Designed to handle high-current applications,
Traxxas Connectors effortlessly funnel the battery's total power to the
electronics keeping things running cool and at full capacity.
Titan® 12-Turn 550 Modified Motor The
Slash includes a powerful Titan 12T 550 modified motor with internal cooling
fan. The Titan’s over-sized armature (30% larger compared to 540-sized
armatures) is equipped with 12-turns of pure copper wire for big torque and
increased power-handling capabilities. Lower running temperatures are achieved
with the integrated cooling fan. The Titan 12T requires very little maintenance
and is designed for consistent torque and high speeds from run to run, without
Beyond the specs, the Titan 12T is made for dirt-roosting torque,
lightning-quick acceleration, big-air jumps, and just about any other 4-wheel
fun that demands real horsepower. Be sure to check out the videos to see it in
Waterproof Steering Servo
A race truck needs a powerful steering servo for responsive performance. The
waterproof steering servo (#2075) uses O-ring seals to keep the fun going when
things get wet. The Traxxas digital high-torque servo provides precise steering
authority and speed for wheel-to-wheel racing in the back yard or on the track.
Watertight Receiver Box
A ground-breaking new sealed receiver box is another Traxxas innovation that
puts the Traxxas Slash Short-Course Truck in a league of its own. The antenna
and servo wires route neatly through a special water-tight seal. A custom blue
O-ring seals the receiver box to protect the receiver from water. The receiver
can be removed for service and aftermarket receivers can be installed without
losing the sealing properties of the box. An aluminum antenna crimp nut looks
good and holds the antenna tube securely in place. Patent pending.
Channel Micro Receiver
A four-channel Traxxas micro receiver saves weight and space, and it
conveniently fits in the sealed watertight receiver box.
The ESC, receiver, and steering servo are screwed to the chassis for ultimate
mounting security. There’s no servo tape to loosen over time from dirt, heat,
water, and collisions.
Designed from the ground up, the new chassis features a 13.2"
wheelbase while offering over 3.5 inches inches of ground clearance. The
new chassis includes drain holes and a battery tray channel for routing servo
wires to the receiver. Optional electronic speed control mounting bosses are
incorporated into the chassis, making it easy to upgrade to the Extreme Power of
the Velineon Brushless Power System. For race track competition, a transponder
mount is located under the front shock tower when every second counts.
Battery Hold Down
The unique chassis design allows the use of 6-cell stick or side-by-side style
battery packs and 7-cell stick, side-by-side, and hump battery packs for
unmatched versatility. The extended chassis enables the various battery packs to
be positioned forward or backward for front/rear weight bias tuning. An optional
battery hold down kit is available for use with oversized batteries.
Nerf Bars and New Body Mounts
Integrated chassis nerf bars offer side body support for door to door racing
action. Newly designed body mounts incorporate reinforced washers to support the
short course truck body during big-air jumps and high-speed runs.
Front and Rear Bumpers
Engineered to handle the abuse of bumper to bumper bashing, the scale tube-style
bumpers are designed to absorb brutal impacts while looking the part of a true
short course race truck.
Tires and Wheels Designed
for all-terrain action, each corner of the Slash is equipped with soft-compoundtires
that are mounted and pre-glued on impressive 2.2" satin-finish wheels. The tires
deliver the perfect balance of forward traction and side bite on asphalt, dirt,
and any other surface you throw at them. Performance tuned foam inserts help
keep the truck firmly planted through the most extreme power-sliding turns and
on the most demanding off-road terrain.
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. The
Slash is completely adjustable right out of the box to
fine tune handling agility and high-speed performance. Captured rod ends provide
unmatched durability and they simply won't pop off.
Gear Magnum 272™ Transmission
The Slash’s Magnum 272 transmission is assembled with
all metal gear internals riding on ultra-smooth sealed ball bearings. Combined
with the smooth 48-pitch gears, power is delivered to the rear wheels via
durable telescoping U-joint driveshafts for maximum efficiency and articulation.
The bulletproof Torque-Control slipper clutch and metal gear Magnum transmission
are ready to handle any power system upgrade including the Extreme Power of the
Velineon Brushless Power System.
Planetary Gear Differential The composite Traxxas planetary gear differential now features a steel ring
gear with a nylon housing for long life. It uses hardened steel internal gears
for maximum strength during rigorous off-road bashing. This type of differential
requires virtually no maintenance and its efficient design puts maximum
tire-shredding torque to the wheels.
Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
Advanced Revo technology is utilized to manage the massive power from the Titan
12T motor. The Torque-Control slipper clutch uses special semi-metallic friction
material and finned aluminum alloy pressure plates to dissipate heat and provide
consistent traction control. The semi-metallic friction material remains stable
across a wide temperature range to provide smooth, linear engagement you can
count on, run after run. Spur gears can be removed and replaced without altering
the slipper adjustment.
Mount with Integrated Cooling Channels
The sealed gearbox protects the transmission components from dirt and rocks. The
molded motor plate includes finned cooling channels where the motor mounts to
the motor plate. The cooling channels work in conjunction with the internal
Titan 12T motor fan to pull air through the motor for superior cooling.
Yokes with Telescopic Driveshafts
The Slash features heavy-duty drive yokes which are designed to provide maximum
durability to withstand extreme power. The slider driveshafts are extremely
durable, and they allow greater articulation for increased suspension travel.
Optional Pinion Gear
The Slash reaches its blistering 30+mph top speed on-road using the optional
23-tooth pinion gear (included) and a 7-cell 8.4V battery pack (sold
separately). Out of the box, the installed 19-tooth pinion gear is just right
for all-around, on- or off-road action.
Pro-quality, high-grade, metric hex-drive hardware is used throughout for extra
strength, and easy maintenance and repair. The black-oxide rust-resistant finish
provides a high tech look and feel.
Carriers & Steering Blocks
The Slash features heavy-duty ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub
carriers. They utilize large 5x11mm ball bearings for long-term precision
performance, smooth operation, and increased durability.
Precision rubber-sealed bearings offer the ultimate in super low-friction
performance and maximum protection in dusty environments. They are used in all
exposed locations on the truck and are virtually maintenance free.
The Slash’s oil-filled Ultra Shocks utilize X-ring technology for a perfect seal
and super-smooth performance. They are fully tunable with a wide range of oils,
springs, and pistons. Features include pressure bladders for air/oil separation
and spring clips to precisely change the ride height and spring pre-load. They
can be renewed in minutes with our inexpensive rebuild kits.
Coated White Springs
The race-tuned progressive rate springs soak up the small bumps as a softer
spring would, but when the conditions get rough and the jumps get big, the
progressive rate springs step up to the challenge by getting firmer as the
suspension is compressed. The long-lasting, white powder coated finish sets the
Slash apart from the pack.
Steering High-performance bellcrank steering system minimizes bump steer to increase
No need for a paint or sticker session; Slash rolls out of the box ready for
action with a factory-finished and mounted ProGraphix body and decals already
applied for you, so its Ready-to-Race®. Traxxas Slash Prographix bodies are
available in red and blue themes as well as two race replica versions: Scott
Douglas/Mike Oberg Edition (Amsoil®) & Rick Huseman Edition (Fabtech®).
The included TQ radio system includes a high-power transmitter with a specially
designed comfort grip, a precise high-torque steering servo, and a compact
receiver for up to a quarter-mile range. The perfectly balanced TQ transmitter
features servo reversing, a low battery indicator, electronic trim control, and
it is digitally proportional for precise steering and throttle control.