Is Traxxas worth the extra money?

I’m looking for my 1st nitro truck. So far I like the Traxxas Slayer PRO 4×4 but its about 0. I’m also looking at RedCat Racing’s Aftershock 3.5 for about 0. I seen Youtube vids of the Aftershock being abused and surviving so I feel its a good quality truck that can take a beating. I can’t however find any vids or reviews on Traxxas’s quality. Are they tough enough to survive a beating? I want to buy the Slayer but the aftershock looks so tempting. I’m not a fan of the aftershock’s low profile either.

Traxxas Slayer Pro 4×4:
http://www.traxxas.com/products/nitro/5907slayer/trx_5907slayer.htm

Redcat Racing Aftershock 3.5:
http://www.redcatracing.com/RC-Cars/1-8-Scale-Nitro-Ultralite-Series/Aftershock-35

Here’s the Youtube vids of Redcat tests:
(i’m aware the 8e is different to the 3.5 but i’m looking at name-brand quality)

part1 (aftershock 8e)

part 2 (aftershock 8e)

part 3 (multiple models cliff dive)

bad crash (aftershock 8e)

Any other Nitro R/C trucks of this style you recommend? 0 is my basic limit (willing to go 0 if the quality is outstanding). (I dont want to order parts every time I accidentally hit a bad bump)

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2 Responses to Is Traxxas worth the extra money?

  1. tweek August 12, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    6 years ago i ould have told you to stay away from traxxas with every breath in your body, but since the revo came out, they seem to have increased their quality 10 fold. another thing, STAY AWAY FROM REDCAT RACING!!! ive seen all those vids before, and probably EVERY RC video on youtube, but between customer support and part availability, they blow hard.Think about it this way, 2 or 3 years from now when your engine takes its last breath, traxxas will replace it for $15. good luck getting ANYONE else to do that.and i dont know if youve ever driven a revo or any other revo-chassised vehichle, but the handling is phenomenal.Actually, i might get the 5907 myself as i was thinking of getting a new nitro truck as ive been in electric only for a few years.

    If you can swing it, get the slayer pro 4×4. You will not regret it.

  2. Andrew December 26, 2010 at 11:47 am #

    GO with REDCAT if its your first nitro