SPEED AND ACCELERATION
Get any two RC guys together, and there’s gonna be a drag race. Which truck gets off the line quicker and goes faster? We lined ‘em up and mashed the trigger to find out.
SLASH 4X4 Getting the Slash up to speed was easy. It spun the tires when the throttle was punched but gripped quickly and the power went down to the ground. The truck tracked straight when going from point A to B with little to no need for corrections. Its gear ratio of 11.8:1 and smaller tires got it up to a top speed of 31mph with the included 7-cell battery pack.
STAMPEDE 4X4 Getting the Stampede up to speed required a little finesse; punching the throttle resulted in a big-time wheelie and that caused the truck to be a little unstable. To solve this, the wheelie bar was lowered to its lowest height setting, and in the end made the Stampede accelerate out of the hole faster than the Slash thanks to less tire slip. The Stampede tracked fairly straight with minor corrections needed to keep it in line, but if you get into an over-correction cycle you may roll it over. The Stampede has lower gearing but taller monster truck tires, which gets the final drive ratio to be about the same as the Slash. Top speed for the Stampede ended up being 30mph with the included 7-cell battery pack.