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    RC Qualifier StampedeSwag13's Avatar
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    Does the 2012 Platinum come with a 4 pole system?

    Simple question. Thanks for your responses!

    Edit: looks like it doesn't...

    I was looking at the one on tower and according to the box image it says "2012 platinum edition" so I was wondering, maybe they haven't updated it? I just don't want to receive a 2012 truck with a 2 pole system. Thanks!

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDCHG&P=ML
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    I think the 4-pole systems from Traxxas were from late 2014.

    The box on Tower's website may just be an old picture.
    Call them and confirm.
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    I thought the platinum edition came without a motor/esc?
    Traxxas Slash Platinum Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiderZ View Post
    I thought the platinum edition came without a motor/esc?
    You're thinking of the transmitter/reciever

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    I stand corrected.Went to model showroom at the top of the page.Does indeed come with the four pole Velenion system and no radio gear as zypher mentioned.
    Traxxas Slash Platinum Edition

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    Hey y'all, just ordered one through tower. So pumped!

    Anyway, I ordered knowing that there was a 1% chance I would get a 2012 model, due to the picture... I called both tower hobbies and Traxxas and neither were completely sure, but I gained some useful information.

    The part # for the one on tower hobbies matches the latest platinum slash part number... but it is also the same for the 2012.

    Grrrr. Anyway, let's hope for the best!
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    Dude, you're not going to get a 2012 Traxxas. Come on now...
    youtube.com/c/RazorRCvideos

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    I ordered my platinum from tower over a year ago, when you could still use a coupon code. That was the best deal ever....anyways mine was a 4 pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    I ordered my platinum from tower over a year ago, when you could still use a coupon code. That was the best deal ever....anyways mine was a 4 pole.
    Woot! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StampedeSwag13 View Post
    Anyway, I ordered knowing that there was a 1% chance I would get a 2012 model, due to the picture... I called both tower hobbies and Traxxas and neither were completely sure...
    That right there is a sad but true reality regarding lack of customer service and familiarity with product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselPro View Post
    That right there is a sad but true reality regarding lack of customer service and familiarity with product.
    Exactly. The lady on the other end of the phone could only tell me that the part #s matched.

    I also literally tore their website upside down to find their customer service number.

    Not to mention I was on hold for 10 minutes and every 30 seconds the music was interrupted by a "please continue to stay on hold" as if they were begging and pleading for my business.

    Yeah....
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    Quote Originally Posted by StampedeSwag13 View Post
    I also literally tore their website upside down to find their customer service number.
    ???
    Went to their website and found their customer service number in a few seconds:
    http://towerhobbies.com/contact.html

    I hope you get the current Platinum. You're going to love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    ???
    Went to their website and found their customer service number in a few seconds:
    http://towerhobbies.com/contact.html

    I hope you get the current Platinum. You're going to love it!
    Have fun!
    Well I ordered it through my LHS, and as I was asking questions they told me to call tower, and I found out that their mobile site is a wreck! (I had to look it up on my phone)
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