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    Getting a new Slash 4x4

    Hi guys been a loooong time since I've been here, anyways I've been away from the hobby for about seven years and I'm getting a new Slash, I had a really good reliable system in my old one that I could reliably run 3s and 4s with no issues and for the life of me I can't remember what ESC and motor I was running, so what is the new hot budget basher system you guys are running? Thanks in advance
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    WELCOME BACK!
    I think the mamba monster x with 2200 or 2650 is generally preferred. I'm a rusty 2wd guy (they came out with a 4wd while you were gone) so I'm not sure.

    Edit:I'll let someone else take over. Not my area of expertise. That's brushed, bone stock fun. And I love it!
    Last edited by Is_It_Broken?; 08-19-2019 at 09:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Is_It_Broken? View Post
    WELCOME BACK!
    I think the mamba monster x with 2200 or 2650 is generally preferred. I'm a rusty 2wd guy (they came out with a 4wd while you were gone) so I'm not sure.
    Thanks for the reply, that is one system that I remember now but I had a really good budget system I was running in my 4x4, it was a Kershaw or Hobbywing canít remember but it ripped and was really budget friendly. I know Castle is the top dog and I may end up going that route, I was just seeing if something new and budget friendly was available.


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    Welcome back! What model od Slash 4x4 are you going to get? I personally loving the El Sob special 2.0 motor system
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    I'm guessing it's the base model 4x4, it's $379. What is the El Sob special 2.0 motor system?
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    MMX and 2400kv motor combo from castle creations is a great combo and I believe itís the el sob 2.0 special. Can run 3-4s with no problem.

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    I just recently found a MMX and the 2650kv motor I picked up for my slash 4x4. Should be here Thursday, it’s part of my build I’m putting together (check out my thread if you’d like)! Can’t wait for it to all come together. I’m certainly by any means no expert or professional in the business but I can say trying to get ahold of certain Castle ESC and motor combinations may be a challenge. According to 4 different Hobby shops, Castle is having a hard time getting certain parts to build their motors, which I believe since most reputable places (including online) are all backordered with no ETA of new shipments.

    Just wanted to give you a heads up before you start wondering why you can’t find anything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 222 View Post
    MMX and 2400kv motor combo from castle creations is a great combo and I believe it’s the el sob 2.0 special. Can run 3-4s with no problem.
    You are very close! It is the Mamba X esc and the sensored 2400kv 5mm shaft motor.
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    Thanks for the info so far, looks like I'll be waiting to upgrade for a bit, most places Castle stuff is out of stock like an earlier poster replied, no big deal I'll run the crap out of it on 2s til then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kincer View Post
    Thanks for the info so far, looks like I'll be waiting to upgrade for a bit, most places Castle stuff is out of stock like an earlier poster replied, no big deal I'll run the crap out of it on 2s til then.
    I managed to grab one off eBay from a hobby store in North Jersey. They have a couple left but I will admit they charge about $40 more than regular price. (Guess they know they’re hard to find!). That’s for the 2650 motor. I also know of a hobby store in New York that just received some 2400kv motors. If you want the name of either just send me a PM. not sure if I can post the names on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    You are very close! It is the Mamba X esc and the sensored 2400kv 5mm shaft motor.
    I'm going to get yelled at eventually for this.... They're out of stock everywhere... I WANT ONE BAD!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott91370 View Post
    I'm going to get yelled at eventually for this.... They're out of stock everywhere... I WANT ONE BAD!!
    A lot of people are waiting - myself included. Not sure how they are staying afloat when each site (including their own) shows a large majority of their product it is on backorder, currently not available, or out of stock. I have a Castle in one truck, VXL in another and both are operating perfectly. But if I need to replace one of them and their "problems" continue then I'll jump ship and find something else. Sad as I have their BEC's, program cards, etc as well.
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    There are several of us for sure. It is a wonder how they're making money without product. I burned up my VXL in my Slash 4x4. I've got two others so I can drive it if I move the motor/esc back and forth but what a pain. I've been looking around but don't know enough about combos and what brands are truly quality.
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