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10-24-2008, 08:53 AM
How to convert your Traxxas Slayer pro 3.3 nitro truck with a factory reverse.
TRX5396X Primary Gears Frw/Rev
TRX5391X Gearbox Halves Fr/Rr
TRX5377 Revo Idler Gear/Sup/Bearing
TRX5397 Revo Optidrive Sensor Assy
TRX3982 Washer Teflon 6x8x5 (10)
TRX5395 Revo Forward/Rev Output
TRX5121 Bearing Needle Rolle (2)
TRX5369 Revo Tran Output Shaft
TRX5324 Revo Right Electronics Box
TRX5398 Revo Optidrive Elec Shift
TRX5325X Revo 3.3 Electronics Box
TRX5392 Revo Shift Linkage
You must also pick up a micro servo for the reverse function. You will also require a 3ch transmitter and receiver.
Download the information from the Revo 3.3 std version installation and parts breakdown PDF file. Use that as reference
Hope this helps and enjoy..
10-24-2008, 06:54 PM
So your basically putting a Revo tranny in it?
10-24-2008, 08:13 PM
Kind of, but also keeping it with the safe optidrive system and at the same time getting more coverage on the servos.
However keeping the price lower since many components are the same between the slayer and the revo. ( gears and shafts ) But trying to find a brand new revo with reverse is a little hard now'a'days..
This mod except for the radio comes to 100.00 and the joy installing it ( priceless )
10-24-2008, 08:45 PM
TRX5391X Gearbox Halves Fr/Rr
is not required. Factory case will work just fin, has the spring and ball installed for shift rev/for
Did forget to mention that 5389X is required and not on my list
Sorry for any troubles.
10-26-2008, 01:40 AM
TRX5391X Gearbox Halves Fr/Rr
in fact it would be wiser to use the 5391X as the shift fork guide is longer, result of using stock casing may cause an issue down the road.
Both receiver and throttle servo cases have been modified to accept the "nerf bars" allowing the stock Slayer body to fit itself with the velcro.
I will post pictures asap.
Time to do conversion 2 hours from start to finish.
Clean and works very well. Only down side is that the stock boxes have the Revo names on them, will be sanded down and cover with CF print.
11-01-2008, 09:29 AM
that sounds lika alot of work rebuilding w/ all thoes gears
11-01-2008, 10:35 AM
its actualy pretty easy, I find it more a pain when you get yourself stuck and having to walk over to the truck to move it in order to get going again. A simple reverse makes a world of a difference. Now this reverse system in not designed for racing due to added weight, but more designed for the everyday runner like myself that enjoys small tracks in areas with a bunch of friends.
Ill post a few pics of finished product so that you can see the nerf bar mods and how clean it becomes.
11-01-2008, 12:31 PM
how does this affect the speed?
11-03-2008, 11:53 AM
I have not yet clocked the top speed but again it leads to how frequent does one run at top speed for a long period of time VS how many times you would like to have that reverse option to get the truck out of a rut or between obstacles. More a benefit for back yard or quarry bashers rather than actual track racing
So far I am very pleased having done the switch and it has only benefitted my enjoyment for the area that we like to race at.
Unfortunately I am unable to post pictures at the moment but will enquire how to add this feature to this thread so you can see what was done to make the nerf bars functional again with the case mods.
11-26-2008, 04:42 AM
Any updates on this? I'm looking at buying a Slayer and would really like to have reverse.
11-26-2008, 11:58 AM
Everything is just dandy
however the only issue I am having is posting pictures on this forum as it has to come from another web site, I am unable to attach files so that is the only down side.
The reverse is by far the best thing i have done and considering it only takes a few mins to do its a great option.
send me your e-mail and I will gladly send over some pictures so that you can see clearly what was done to the nerf bars and the transformation.
11-26-2008, 01:17 PM
Whats the web site I could probably post them for you?
11-26-2008, 01:47 PM
As per Traxxas policy, its states that my pics must be from another URL or something web based.
Right now I have them only on my C drive. LOL
Not sure what would be best to use as a web base posting please ? My space or give me a few places i can take a look at and start that way..
11-26-2008, 02:15 PM
You need to upload them on the internet using photobucket, flicker or imageshack there are also many others.
11-26-2008, 03:07 PM
I just e-mailed you for the pics, if you want me to I'll post them here.
11-26-2008, 09:02 PM
I sent them to RobWilJas through email, but ill check out the sites you suggested Cynix.
11-26-2008, 09:14 PM
11-26-2008, 09:16 PM
Looks good you can also post the pictures right on the forum by coping and pasting the direct link of the image in the little mountain looking icon
It will look like this
11-26-2008, 09:22 PM
here i have uploaded them through photobucket, let me know if you can view them.
11-26-2008, 09:23 PM
I was able to view them in the link you posted.
11-26-2008, 09:31 PM
Thanks Cynix for all your help.
so easy once you know where to go. Im a more hands on type of guy, Trannys and helis can be done in my sleep, pc pic uploads and not knowing where to go is a some what task. lol
Let me know if you need any additonal shots of special areas. I had the stock revo case covers, but hated the words REVO, i shaved them down and buffed it, looks like it was manufactured that way. Did it fo the heck of it while i was waiting for my RD logics Titanium covers to replace the stock Revo ones.
Over all i am very pleased with teh truck. It was by far the best buy ! second best was my old Revo.. So love how that suspension works and how scale looking the truck is running...
11-26-2008, 09:41 PM
Im glad to help I think the appearance of the truck looks better with the reverse I dont know why it just looks better to me.
11-26-2008, 09:58 PM
11-26-2008, 10:00 PM
11-26-2008, 10:01 PM
You got it!
12-09-2009, 05:32 PM
will the traxxas servo 2080 work? or do i have to get a smaller one?
04-10-2011, 08:07 PM
I have a Revo and a Slayer Pro. Can I switch the gearbox from the Revo and servos to the Slayer pro and have reverse. I do not need reverse in the Revo for Im running a BB. Thanks
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