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Old 07-21-2008, 05:17 PM   #1
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the title says it all
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:24 PM   #2
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Nothing, It is perfect the way it is.
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+1 nothing, just get yourself a bunch of batteries or atleast two lipos. It is just too much fun everyone will want to try it out.
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receiver/radio and paint job (if you're running with other Slashes). Nothing else. Also develop patience for Traxxas bashers.
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how about aluminum belcranks? i already have 36 ep's
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Sure, if you got money to burn. As said before, it doesn't need much in terms of upgrades. If you just *gotta* bling it up with aluminum, you could look into STRC parts too (teamstrc.com)
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The Slash doesn't need any upgrades except for lipo batteries
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I have 50-75 packs through mine and havent broke anything yet, the stock motor crapped out though...
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Change out the motor bullet connectors and have a blast as is.
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I think it's worthwhile to get the Traxxas big bore aluminum shock caps - less than $15 for a set of four. It's not really an upgrade but it's annoying when the stock caps pop off and you get oil all over your truck.
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I think the Traxxas steering rack is a worthwhile upgrade. The stock bell crank is plastic on plastic with no bearings or bushings. I noticed that the truck turns better with the new rack.
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I think it's worthwhile to get the Traxxas big bore aluminum shock caps - less than $15 for a set of four. It's not really an upgrade but it's annoying when the stock caps pop off and you get oil all over your truck.

Yeah, we had a guy at the track this weekend think the same thing, Now he just pulls the screw out of the shocktower and you have to replace it.
There has to be a weak link some where.


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I think the Traxxas steering rack is a worthwhile upgrade. The stock bell crank is plastic on plastic with no bearings or bushings. I noticed that the truck turns better with the new rack.
The stock bellcranks actualy have plastic bushings in them, just swap them out for 4 5x8 BBs and it is smooth as silk.




Now for the original post, This truck is realy good out of the box but it needs a few more things to make it prefect.

1. Lipo cutoff on ESC
2. Servo saver/ bellcranks, the servo mounted servo saver is pretty lame!!!
3. New radio, traxxas has worn out the TQ radio, they need something more modern on 2.4ghz.
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What's wrong with the radio?
It's oldschool, when your used to like a m11 or a 3pk the stock radio is kinda cheesy.
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It's oldschool, when your used to like a m11 or a 3pk the stock radio is kinda cheesy.

The radio works fine but it is definatly old school. Traxxas has done a great job updating almost their entire line (Thanks god for hex head screws!!!) but the radio has to be next on the list.
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