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Old 07-01-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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I have found some weak points about the slash that could be fixed, and I was wondering if any of you fixed some spots on the slash as well. Does anyone want to share some tips?

I have a tip for everyone, the gear cover on the slash has a hole by the driveshaft. I think that is what is letting all the dirt in. So, with some help from my dad, and the idea from a friend, I bought the RPM Traxxas Rustler gear cover and put it on the slash. My buddy did this and the motor shaft wore a hole through the cover, so when I did it, I cut it a little bit shorter. That made room for the cover to fit over it.

But when I went to put the cover on, I noticed that a piece of plastic surrounding a screw was bumping into the cover, thus making the holes in the gear cover, unable to line up with the holes in the transmission case.
This made me take the rear bumper of by only 6 screws, and just dremeled out the exces plastic by the screw.

The gear cover fits perfectly now. I have not yet run it, but plan to today.

If anyone else has tips, please share. Thanks.
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I think it's easier to just put some duct tape on the stock gear cover. I wish Traxxas would redesign it similar to the indention of the RPM instead of a gap, it's been like that for years.

For the motor shaft clearance on the RPM cover, you can heat up the plastic with a lighter and push it out slightly with something like a ball point pen on the blunt end.

The only other suggestions I have on the Slash is to put loctite on the wheelnuts, shock mount screws, and rear suspension hinge pins. They will back out over time - something about the plastic that Traxxas uses doesn't hold screws well.
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Old 07-02-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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no gear cover though, thats what they should make next. My dad emailed them about a gear cover, and they said its HIGHLY likley they will make one for the slash. I hope they do.
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I found some awsome beadlock wheels for the slash at rpphobby.com ther cnc'd delrin with aluminum rings super trick looking
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I found the steering rack would "pop out" from the chassis where the cap heads are supposed to index into the chassis.

My solution was to find some 30mm screws and using some shims I am running screws through the top deck of the chassis, through the steering rack, and into the skid plate. This ties the skid plate into a third point, keeps the steering rack rock solid, and looks much more professional.

I was thinking of doing a write up with pictures...but honestly it's a easy enough fix that anyone with the screws and some ingenuity can figure it out..only took me 15 minutes to do it. Just required two 30mm screws, two 2.5mm shims, and the aluminum steering rack.
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Double check the gear mesh and tighten the motor screws. Mine were tight, but not tight enough causing me to slightly strip the gear after some hard landings. If you want better traction and don't mind leaving the stock tires, New Era makes an adapter to use 8th buggy tires for the vehicle - they are the same size.
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Shock shafts bend real easy ...
Easy to bend them back by hand though...

Transmission needs to be tape up to seal it from dirt..

Add 100,000w to diff gears...
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What weight shock oil?

What weight oil for better bashing?
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This is the best improvement...

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