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BuckMan 07-04-2011 06:29 AM

Traxxas 2wd Slash Thread
 
Not sure if there ever was one, but this will now be the place to ask questions, discuss new parts, set-up, problems, etc..

Chadly 07-15-2011 10:08 PM

Guess I'm first in this thread. A buddy I work with is selling me a RTR 2WD slash with battery and 2.4G controller for $75. Its got a lot of upgrades like motor, shocks, and some other stuff I dont remember. I think its a good deal, but as a noob I know absolutely nothing about the slash. I just ordered a lunchbox re-re kit which is my first kit ever for $100, so I am thinking this is a killer deal on the slash.

Anybody have some basic info on the slash there care to share? Is this a good deal? Any advice on upgrades?

Thanks, love this site. I have days and days of reading to do.

Bdub 07-16-2011 03:31 AM


Originally Posted by Chadly (Post 9395674)
Anybody have some basic info on the slash there care to share? Is this a good deal? Any advice on upgrades?

Thanks, love this site. I have days and days of reading to do.

Yes $75 is a great price. The most bare bones RTR setup is over $200. Big bore shocks are $50, etc.

My son has this truck and, he has a lot of fun with it. He bashes and races with his. He started with the RTR, brushed kit. We've since added the Velineon ESC and motor, as well as Traxxas big bore shocks. The truck has some impressive power since the upgrade.

The two repairs we've had to make were on the tranny (stripped metal gears!) and the plastic housing that holds the front axle.

bowl806 07-16-2011 07:29 AM

you might think about upgrading bearing carriers,A-arms and changing tires also; Go with RPM parts since they are way stronger and as cheap as the stockers plus offer lifetime quarantee.

GLwagon 07-16-2011 08:55 AM

A few of the best upgrades to a slash that can be done to make it even more bullet proof are:

-STRC hardened hinge pins
-Traxxas hardened shock shafts
-RPM rear carriers
-RPM front carriers (optional)
-RPM Arms (lighter than stock)
-Jato "mod 0.8" spur gears (56 & 58 tooth) & 32pitch or mod 0.8 pinions
-3mm hardware for converting the shock top screws to just studs
(3x30mm & 3x25mm & 3mm nuts)
-Traxxas aluminum shock caps
-Proline steering rack & aluminum servo arm

Other notes:
The stock Traxxas 2075 servo will not last forever.

With the Jato spur gears you can't run a gear cover, but you won't need it.
The gearing for the Jato spurs would be 56t spur & 13t pinion roughly for stock.
For hot modified motors the 58/10 will be the furthest down in gearing you can go.

godofcable 07-31-2011 08:53 PM

can't believe there are only 4 posts in the "official" slash thread.

so here's my deal. I have a 2wd Slash sitting around. I'm going to do a LCG conversion on it so my son can get into SCT racing.

Which ones are good, which ones are bad, etc?

cptxaggie 08-01-2011 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by godofcable (Post 9465127)
can't believe there are only 4 posts in the "official" slash thread.

so here's my deal. I have a 2wd Slash sitting around. I'm going to do a LCG conversion on it so my son can get into SCT racing.

Which ones are good, which ones are bad, etc?

I have the STRC LCG kit and love it. it is also probably the cheapest LCG kit.

Blueribbon 08-07-2011 03:31 PM

12 Turn vrs 21 Turn
 
The brushed Slash has a 12 turn motor. I bought a new Traxxas 21 turn motor that I was told was for a Slash. Maybe a few years back.

What difference am I going to see in performance? Torque? Speed, assuming geared the same.

Info would be appreciated.

BuckMan 08-07-2011 04:25 PM


Originally Posted by Blueribbon (Post 9493846)
The brushed Slash has a 12 turn motor. I bought a new Traxxas 21 turn motor that I was told was for a Slash. Maybe a few years back.

What difference am I going to see in performance? Torque? Speed, assuming geared the same.

Info would be appreciated.

That 21 turn motor is for an E-maxx and was intended to be run on 14.4 volts...this motor will work in your Slash, but it is going to be slow.

godofcable 08-07-2011 04:56 PM


Originally Posted by BuckMan (Post 9494057)
That 21 turn motor is for an E-maxx and was intended to be run on 14.4 volts...this motor will work in your Slash, but it is going to be slow.

:nod:

TIZAO 08-07-2011 07:10 PM

I started a thread a few days ago... not the OFFICIAL thread but has some good info that we can use here!.... http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-my-slash.html

I have a question... will the xl5 handle a 2s LIPO just fine as long as i run an externalLVC...???

godofcable 08-07-2011 09:55 PM


Originally Posted by TIZAO (Post 9494807)
I started a thread a few days ago... not the OFFICIAL thread but has some good info that we can use here!.... http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-my-slash.html

I have a question... will the xl5 handle a 2s LIPO just fine as long as i run an externalLVC...???

depends...the newer XL-5 has a built in LVC. If you have an older one, look into what external LVC you want. There is one from Novak that specifically says it doesnt work with the XL-5.

Of course, you could also get a low voltage alarm. It is a small chip that you plug the balance lead from your lipo into. it will make a loud beep when your battery gets to a predetermined voltage. Most are 6.4 volts (3.2 volts per cell). They sell them on ebay for less than $5.

other than watching for the low voltage, the XL-5 will have no issues handling a 2S Lipo.

TIZAO 08-07-2011 11:10 PM

^thx

Punter69 08-12-2011 06:38 PM

I've gone got me a slash to race with. If I go into a modified class what sort of motor/esc combo is the most popular and fastest?

The truck has velineon at the moment with 2S Lipo. I also just bought an ebay special that has Havoc 3s and Ballistic 8.5t installed. How much faster is this than the velineon, if at all?

Thanks for any advice. I'm going to enter my first race this weekend after being a track basher and nitro user for all my life but never racing so i'm keen to not get left behind!

TIZAO 08-12-2011 07:16 PM


Originally Posted by Punter69 (Post 9518212)
I've gone got me a slash to race with. If I go into a modified class what sort of motor/esc combo is the most popular and fastest?

The truck has velineon at the moment with 2S Lipo. I also just bought an ebay special that has Havoc 3s and Ballistic 8.5t installed. How much faster is this than the velineon, if at all?

Thanks for any advice. I'm going to enter my first race this weekend after being a track basher and nitro user for all my life but never racing so i'm keen to not get left behind!

I would reccomend that you contact your LOCAL track the place you want to race at.... different tracks have different classes and rules.... I went to my LHS where i want to race and told them my situation (much similar to you) and they told me best class to race.... I believe the motor you ordered will be quite faster than your velineon but I am not postitive....

GL with your first race... I am ordering my motor next week then once I get some lipos I will be doing my first off road race!


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