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The Traxxas Slash VXL 2WD Short-Course Truck with Traxxas Stability Management!
The Traxxas Slash VXL puts you in the driver’s seat for intense fender-to-fender, high-flying off-road action. Since its introduction, the Slash has set the standard for durability, performance, and technology. Traxxas Stability Management® puts Slash VXL’s tire-shredding power to the ground while making it incredibly agile and easily controllable. Extreme Velineon brushless power provides screaming 60+mph† speed while the advanced TQi™ radio system keeps everything under precise control. With just one drive you will see why the Traxxas Slash VXL elevates short course performance to a whole new level.
QUICK FEATURES ON SLASH VXL (#58076-74)
-NEW Magnum 272R transmission
--Aluminum motor plate
--All-metal internal gears
--Sealed beveled-gear differential
-NEW ProGraphix® paint
-Velineon® brushless power system
-Traxxas Stability Management TSM®
-TQi 2.4GHz transmitter and receiver
-Digital high-torque waterproof steering servo
-Precision steel turnbuckles with heavy-duty rod ends
-100% Fully assembled and Ready-To-Race®
-Battery and charger sold separately
Pro Series Magnum 272R™ Transmission
The Magnum 272R uses a new low-profile housing with a rock-solid 3.2 mm aluminum motor plate. A hardened steel top shaft and all-metal gears send power to a sealed, silicone-filled 4-gear differential for maximum traction. A removable panel gives you easy access to the differential for tuning with different viscosity fluids. Originally developed for the hard-hitting Drag Slash, the Magnum 272R delivers competition-grade performance for your Slash VXL.
Class-Leading Velineon Brushless Power
The Velineon brushless motor and electronic speed control (ESC) deliver the ultimate in efficiency, speed, and run time. With the Slash VXL, your battery selection determines your speed and skill level. Velineon accepts a wide range of batteries, including powerful 3-cell LiPo packs. These packs pump out over 11 volts of power for intense, skill level 5 speeds beyond 65 mph! Built-in low-voltage detection in the VXL-3s™ ESC helps you maintain your LiPo packs in top condition.
Traxxas Stability Management®
Micro Receiver, TQi 2.4GHz with Traxxas Link and TSM (5-channel) (#6533) (three-quarter view)Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) works behind the scenes to help prevent spinouts and loss of control on slippery surfaces. TSM senses the vehicle’s direction and makes steering corrections to provide full throttle acceleration without fishtailing or spinouts. When cornering, TSM intuitively corrects the vehicle’s line for faster exit speeds.
100% Fully Assembled and Ready-To-Race®
Slash VXL rolls out of the box Ready-To-Race® with the advanced TQi 2.4GHz 2-channel radio system and powerful Velineon Brushless Power System. With over 30 years in the hobby industry, Traxxas goes the extra mile to ensure that your RC experience is easy and fun. A staff of skilled representatives is on-hand to answer your questions via phone, website, or email.
Traxxas Stability Management
Micro Receiver, TQi 2.4GHz with Traxxas Link and TSM (5-channel) (#6533) (three-quarter view)Traxxas Stability Management TSM® makes it easier to control your vehicle on slippery surfaces such as loose dirt, smooth concrete, and even ice and snow. Punch it off the line and TSM senses the vehicle’s direction and makes steering corrections to provide straight-ahead full throttle acceleration without loss of control. When cornering, TSM makes intuitive corrections to maintain the vehicle’s line, then hammer the throttle earlier in the turn for much faster exit speeds. TSM also improves braking performance by keeping the front wheels arrow straight until they come to a complete stop.
The World's Most Advanced Ready-To-Race® Radio System
The radio system is the sole connection between the driver and machine. It has to be precise, comfortable, powerful, and reliable. The Traxxas® TQi™ radio system arrives with a full complement of tuning features; long-range, high-output, 2.4GHz signal, and proven Traxxas reliability for rock-solid performance.
Traxxas Link Wireless Module Compatible
The TQi's most important feature may already be in your pocket. Equip the TQi with a Traxxas Link Wireless Module (#6511, sold separately) and turn mobile device into a powerful tuning tool. The full-color display combines with the free Traxxas Link™ App to deliver an intuitive, high-definition, full-color graphical user interface that optimizes your radio system for ultimate vehicle control. Traxxas Link also opens the door to telemetry capability when you add optional sensors to your model. The Traxxas Link Application is available on Google Play and the App Store.
5-channel Micro Receiver with Fail-Safe Security
The TSM TQi 2.4GHz micro receiver uses an integrated LINK button for fast and easy binding. A two-color LED indicates power-on and bind status for fool-proof control and convenience. Traxxas Link Model Memory allows the receiver to recognize up to thirty TQi 2.4Ghz Traxxas Link enabled transmitters. In the event of signal loss, the receiver will automatically return the throttle to neutral and hold the last commanded steering position. The Fail Safe programming is conveniently built-in and does not need to be set or activated. The 5-channel receiver features three telemetry ports to allow real-time data to be transmitted from your vehicle to the TQi transmitter.
Sealed Watertight Receiver Box
Slash VXL's receiver is fully enclosed for protection from the elements. The antenna and servo wires route neatly through a special watertight seal, and 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 patented receiver box.
Velineon® VXL-3s ESC
-Innovative waterproof design
--Three Programmable Drive Profiles:
---Sport Mode - Forward / Brake / Reverse
---Race Mode - Forward / Brake
---Training Mode™ - 50% Forward / Brake / 50% Reverse (patent pending)
-Traxxas EZ-Set® one-button setup
-Large heat sink
-Built-in two-stage low-voltage detection for LiPo batteries.
-NiMH battery packs: 4-9 cells (4.8 to 10.8 volts)
-LiPo battery packs: 2-3 cells (7.4 to 11.1 volts)
Velineon® 3500 Brushless Motor
-Ultra high-temperature Neodymium magnets
-Optimized for power and efficiency in 1/10th scale vehicles
-Efficient, high-speed ball bearings
-Brilliant blue-anodizing finish
Traxxas High-Current Connector
The patented Traxxas High-Current Connectors are designed to handle high-current applications and funnel maximum power to your vehicle’s electronics. Traxxas High-Current Connectors let you get the quickest, safest charge for your battery so you can unleash the maximum power and runtime for your Traxxas vehicle.
Maxx Cable 12-Gauge Wire
This super-flexible, high-current, low-resistance 12-gauge, wire acts like a series of giant pipes, flowing energy in and out of the electronic speed control. The patented Traxxas Connector combined with Maxx cable is a better engineered solution for extracting all the power your battery has to give.
Digital High-Torque 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.
New Dual-Bellcrank Steering With Integrated Servo Saver
The Slash VXL's steering bellcranks feature optimized geometry and a cam-type servo-saver to protect the servo's gears from crash damage without compromising steering precision.
New Heavy-Duty Driveshafts
Brutal brushless horsepower would stress ordinary drivetrain components to their limits, so Slash VXL steps up with extra-strong telescoping universal-joint driveshafts. The Traxxas-Tough driveline makes certain every watt of Velineon power is transformed into rocket-like thrust.
Designed from the ground up, the new chassis features a 13.2" wheelbase while offering over 3.5 inches of ground clearance. The new chassis includes drain holes and a battery tray channel for routing servo wires to the receiver.
Adjustable 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. (Batteries sold separately) 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.
Chassis Nerf Bars and New Body Mounts
Integrated chassis nerf bars offer side body support for door to door racing action. The body mounts incorporate reinforced washers to support the short course truck body during big-air jumps and high-speed runs.
Adjustable Steel Turnbuckles
Factory fitted, heavy-duty steel turnbuckles allow camber and toe tuning. The Slash VXL 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.
Precision Transmission Case
Slash's Pro Series Magnum 272R transmission is engineered for extreme strength with its rugged, reinforced case. The case halves engage precisely to seal out dirt and debris, and create a rigid structure to support the motor, suspension arms, and optional wheelie bar. The thick 3.2 mm T-6 aluminum motor plate resists flex and acts as a heatsink.
All-Metal Internal Gears
Slash VXL's race-ready Magnum 272R transmission is built for massive torque with high-strength steel input, idler, and differential gears and large-diameter bearings. The input gear is keyed and press fit onto the top shaft for greater precision and strength than a pin-mounted gear.
Sealed Beveled-Gear Differential
Slash VXL's heavy-duty steel-gear differential is X-ring and gasket-sealed and filled with grease for all-around performance. It's easy to tune the differential's locking action by adding different viscosity silicone oil to suit surface traction.
The Magnum 272R's easily removable differential makes maintenance and tuning easier than ever. Disconnect the driveshafts and open the hatch to release the differential in just minutes.
Torque-Control™ Slipper Clutch
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.
Heavy-Duty Hub Carriers & Steering Blocks
The Slash VXL features heavy-duty ball bearing front steering blocks and rear hub carriers. They utilize large 5x11 mm ball bearings for long-term precision performance, smooth operation, and increased durability.
Progressive Rate Powder 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 VXL apart from the pack.
Oil-Filled Ultra Shocks™
The Slash VXL'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.
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.
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
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.
Length: 22.4 inches (568mm)
Front Track: 11.65 inches (296 mm)
Rear Track: 11.65 inches (296 mm)
Weight: 90.4 ounces (2.56 kg)
Height (Overall): 8.43 inches (214mm)
Wheelbase: 13.2 inches (335mm)
Front Shock Length: Long
Rear Shock Length: XXLong
Front tires: Slash 2.2 (preglued with inserts)
Rear Tires: Slash 2.2 (Pre-Glued with Inserts)
Front Wheels: 2.2" Satin or Chrome Finish
Rear Wheels: 2.2" Satin or Chrome Finish
Speed Control Type: VXL-3s™ Electronic Speed Control
Motor (electric): Velineon® 3500 brushless
Gear ratio (internal): 2.72 (final drive: 10.2)
Differential Type: Steel Composite Planetary
Gear step: 48 steps
Transmission: Metal Gear Magnum 272™
Chassis Type: Long Wheelbase Fiber Composite Chassis
Chassis Material: Composite Nylon
Center ground clearance: 3.5 inches (89 mm)
Top speed: over 60 mph*
Skill level: 1
Radio system (transmitter): TQi™ 2.4GHz (2 channels)
Radio System (Receiver): Traxxas Stability Management® (#6533)
Officially licensed racing replicas: Traxxas, Race Edition (Traxxas Blue) Traxxas, Race Edition (Traxxas Red)
**Battery Tray Dimensions: 165mm x 49.5mm x 23mm, 25mm
Required: NiMH or LiPo Battery, Charger, 4 "AA" Batteries (Transmitter)
**Battery expansion kit available (#5827X).
*See speed chart below.
VXL-3s WATERPROOF ESC SPECIFICATIONS
Input Voltage: NiMH 4-9 Cells (4.8 to 10.8 Volts DC); LiPo 2-3 Cells (7.4 to 11.1 Volts DC)
Case Size: 39 mm x 55 mm x 33 mm
Weight: 90 grams
Motor Limit (Brushless): No motor limit
On Resistance Forward: 0.00075 Ohms
On Resistance Reverse: 0.00075 Ohms
BEC Voltage: 6.0 V
BEC Current: 2.5A
Power Wire: 12-Gauge Maxx® Cable
Input Harness Wire: 26 Gauge / 100 mm
Low Voltage Detection: 2-Stage indicators, switchable (on or off)
Thermal Protection: 2-Stage thermal shutdown
Profile selection: Sport Mode: 100% FWD, 100% BRAKES, 100% REV
Race Mode: 100% FWD, 100% BRAKES, NO REV
Training Mode:* 50% FWD, 100% BRAKES, 50% REV
Single-Button Setup: Yes, Traxxas EZ-Set®
Battery Input Connector : Traxxas High-Current Connector
Motor Types : Brushless
Ports: RX Input, auxiliary fan