I've had several LCG 2wd Slashes sitting around for years now not getting used. I got turned off by the body damage and tire size mainly. I recently put a Scaler/crawler body on one to make more of an open wheel setup and threw on some 2.2 wheels/tires from a Axial Bomber just try it as a basher. The result, holy chit this thing is funnest I've ever had with an RC I think and I've had a lot. With a good 2S battery and the Traxxas 4 pole VXL it will stand on its rear wheels at a rolling 20+ mph. Climbs hills out of this world and tough as hell. I'm amazed by the results.
I built one about a year ago from spare parts. It's definently my most fun rc but I'm not sure if that's because it's fun to drive or because I have no problem hurling it at walls or off cliffs because it was like a 40$ build.