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Old 03-23-2009, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default Just Broke the Rear Shock / SLASH - HELP!!!

Where is the best place to find a replacement? I broke the "top" portion of it!! HELP!!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:00 PM   #2
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The cap popped off or did something actually break apart/half?

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Horizon or Tower are the best places to get things off line, but I would try your local hobby shop first.

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The cap popped off or did something actually break apart/half?

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The cap on top broke off. The actual shock is in tact...
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my cap popped off but it wasnt broke and i just screwed it back on and topped off the oil. Is it broken or just came off? If you can screw it back on just give it a wrap of teflon tape and it should help from future incidents. I'm waiting for the new big bore kits from traxxas to hit the local hobby shop myself.
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It's a common problem, it should just screw back on.

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my cap popped off but it wasnt broke and i just screwed it back on and topped off the oil. Is it broken or just came off? If you can screw it back on just give it a wrap of teflon tape and it should help from future incidents. I'm waiting for the new big bore kits from traxxas to hit the local hobby shop myself.
No...it snappped off! Where to buy? I cannot find on Tower...
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:30 PM   #8
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These are the shock caps for the Slash.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLR94&P=7

These are the shock bodies for the rear.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMHY6&P=7


I would recommend these for a Slash. Its what I use, works great.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJF00&P=7

Shock caps popping off are common with the Slash. Using aluminum caps helps a lot with that.

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These are the shock caps for the Slash.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLR94&P=7

These are the shock bodies for the rear.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXMHY6&P=7


I would recommend these for a Slash. Its what I use, works great.
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJF00&P=7

Shock caps popping off are common with the Slash. Using aluminum caps helps a lot with that.

Good luck.

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Do they also make higher quality shock bodies for the slash? Are these still allowed for stock racing??
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Traxxas is releasing big bore aluminum shocks specifically for the Slash. You'll have to check the rules at your track but most likely, if its a spec class, it won't be allowed.

At my local track, the only modifications we are allowed for shocks are the aluminum shock caps and whatever shock oil we want to run.
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For stock/Spec racing then probably not. Your going to have to ask your track what you can and can't do.

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If you want high quality shocks get traxxas big bores. These are aluminum and make your slash handle batter. If you don't want to spend that much money on shocks then just get the aluminum caps.
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If you want high quality shocks get traxxas big bores. These are aluminum and make your slash handle batter. If you don't want to spend that much money on shocks then just get the aluminum caps.
Are they out yet? I can't find em...
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Pending at Tower....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXDU0&P=7

Be careful - I've bought the "correct" alum shock caps for a Slash and they are too small for the shocks that came on my Slash. A wrap or two of teflon tape will make a diff, but the shock oils has got to be close to being right, if its too thick, teflon tape's not going to prevent the caps from popping off.
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I've had my slash for about two months now and havent blown any shock caps. on my rustler though I over filled the shock oil and it blew it right off after a hard landing I topped it off at the right level and never did it again
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