Traxxas Slash or JLB Cheetah?

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Bredda Dave

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Guys, I can't really make my mind up whether to go for a JLB Cheetah or second hand Traxxas Slash 4x4. I am a beginner with just a wltoys 12428 which I have heavily modified but I am really enjoying it and I'm ready to move up. I've seen loads of vids and read loads of reviews about the Cheetah and to be honest it does look like a decent, solid car. Only downside I can think of is the waiting time for the parts. The alternative would be a second hand Traxxas Slash 4x4 (budget is limited). Is Cheetah really so much worse than a Traxxas? Are people not just paying for badge and established position in the market? Thanks in advance, Dave.
 

hamz9561

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I have never heard of the Cheetah. I would be leery of buying it myself. I would go with the Traxxas for that reason as well as the replacement parts availability and the aftermarket support.
 

johnnydmd

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Aftermarket presence for the Slash is vast, maybe as much as any vehicle I've seen since the Tmaxx.
 

Bredda Dave

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Thanks for your replies. For some reason, I've not paid much attention to Arrma. I've just read some threads on here about Arrma Granite, and must admit I like it a lot. It's only slightly more ezoensive than said Cheetah
 

tntpoof

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Slash had many thru the years both 2wd n 4x4(still have all even 1 w slice b chassis) can't go wrong .I just dont like the id plug is my issue I like the XT 90 plug best...all my 1/10 scale is now that
 

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