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Slipper eliminator on 13.5 Blinky buggy?

Old 03-12-2016, 08:05 AM
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I'm putting together a build for the growing 2wd buggy 13.5 Blinky class at my local track.

The class requires blinky mode on the ESC, but unlimited endbell timing.

I'm debating whether or not to order up a slipper eliminator for this build to help keep drivetrain weight down.

Anyone have any thoughts on running a slipper eliminator in 2wd buggy with a 13.5 motor? Am I inviting stripped gears in transmission?

FWIW, it's a TLR 3.0 buggy build.

Thanks.

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Old 03-12-2016, 08:28 AM
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I am in the same boat with my B5m FL 17.5 but timing and boost is allowed and I was told it makes it extremely hard to drive. My hearing is 69/31 btw
I haven't made up my mind yet so I am also interested in advice and peoples experience
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Old 03-12-2016, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanderer77 View Post
I'm putting together a build for the growing 2wd buggy 13.5 Blinky class at my local track.

The class requires blinky mode on the ESC, but unlimited endbell timing.

I'm debating whether or not to order up a slipper eliminator for this build to help keep drivetrain weight down.

Anyone have any thoughts on running a slipper eliminator in 2wd buggy with a 13.5 motor? Am I inviting stripped gears in transmission?

FWIW, it's a TLR 3.0 buggy build.

Thanks.

-W
You should be ok! I use RCM slipper eliminater on my K2 with 13.5 no issues now 6 months!
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Old 03-15-2016, 09:15 AM
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if you still want slipper action, give the RC Shox garolite disks a look. Having used both the slipper eliminator and the discs on carpet high traction, the garolites didn't fade like stock pads and was hard to tell the difference at points. Not a bad option i fyou want to still have some slipper action.
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I would get an Avid slipper personally.
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I would get an Avid slipper personally.
Yep. Even on high grip a slipper is very nice to have. Protects the transmission and allows the car to not get upset on odd landings.
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Thanks for the input everyone, but I went ahead and placed an order Sunday night that included a slipper eliminator. I'm going to run it and I'll let everyone know in a month or two how it has worked out.

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Be sure to have some extra spurs, in my 17.5 the tranny was fine but the spurs lasted about 5 to 6 race days
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I've found that a slipper eliminator is a must have for me running a 17.5 but w/ 13.5 its hit or miss unless there is a boatload of traction. I've run an eliminator and a 13.5 but it was super high traction sugared blue groove. If your not a hammerhead it'll probably work.
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