As much as Traxxas is crooked & hated ,I am not giving up on my slash ,an the reason why ,is that it wasn't boughtLosi is Horizon and way too big to mess with currently, and probably their main competitor in the states. i.e. They know they can't strongarm their laywer team, it's just as big. Glad Arrma is flying under their flag now as well. Associated is owned by Thunder Tiger and they know Chinese companies give zero you-know-whats about lawsuits anyways. They would just settle, continue to sell the product everywhere else but the US (Where traxxas has their BS patents) and change just enough that's necessary to avoid future nonsense on their AE brand and continue to be a competitor. Traxxas knows they can't win against that in the long run.
On a side note, I finally sold my Rustler last night so I'm Traxxas freeeee!!! Time to pre-order the new Associated Enduro crawler
directly from them or I did not buy it new ,an once it breaks or wears out ,thats it ,until then ,I will treat it like
a Wallmart brand!.....