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    1. Download the manuals. 2. Read manuals. 3....

    1. Download the manuals.
    2. Read manuals.
    3. Reading manuals will familiarize you with all functions of the Slash including the reverse lockout function of the XL-5.
    4. You may also have an...
  2. My shocks are always in the outermost holes in...

    My shocks are always in the outermost holes in the a-arms, front and rear.
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    There are two formulations of Goof-Off. Goof-Off...

    There are two formulations of Goof-Off. Goof-Off Heavy Duty is water based and not really any better than Simple Green. Goof-Off Professional is acetone based and will eat through anything. ...
  4. People here have no idea what racing is or what...

    People here have no idea what racing is or what it means to be in a stock Slash class. Mostly bashers whose only solution is a ton of after-market parts.

    That being said, I like your idea. Try...
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    It is not the weight of the receiver that's...

    It is not the weight of the receiver that's causing you to lose to the SC10...
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    If it wheelies off the start, then it isn't...

    If it wheelies off the start, then it isn't geared for top speed.

    Learn about Final Drive Ratios, then calculate all of the possible ones for your gears that you have on hand. You won't have to...
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    Protoform PF-8 ...

    Protoform PF-8

    http://racepf.com/images/products/secondary/489.jpg
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    I have the Castle in my truck. My son has the...

    I have the Castle in my truck. My son has the VXL in his. Both are comparable in performance.

    Traxxas is simpler. Bolts right on. He knows how to work it. Water resistant.

    Castle may be...
  9. Thread: LCG Chassis

    by .crispy
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    Anybody but me think it was a bit odd for Traxxas...

    Anybody but me think it was a bit odd for Traxxas to put the ESC mounting holes right on the very limit of the stock motor wires? I'm using the stock XL-5 and the stock Titan 12t and my wires just...
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    I'm a big fan of the Losi body. Very thick and...

    I'm a big fan of the Losi body. Very thick and durable.

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b309/crispy500/DSCF4016.jpg

    Only mods you have to do:

    1. Longer body posts in front.

    2. Turn the...
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    1. The chassis sits higher off the ground than...

    1. The chassis sits higher off the ground than the others. So the LCG kit is an absolute requirement. Up until recently, you could spend $70 to $100 or more on one.

    2. Weight. Competing trucks...
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    No, a local guy specializes in RC car bodies and...

    No, a local guy specializes in RC car bodies and racing helmets. He has one IndyCar driver on his list. I'd list his name/website but I don't think that is allowed.

    When you have old eyes, you...
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    I didn't do that one. I have a guy. 18 was...

    I didn't do that one. I have a guy.

    18 was my number long before Kyle Busch was born... :D
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    For outdoor racing with BIG jumps where you might...

    For outdoor racing with BIG jumps where you might catch air, there is another option other than the Flo-Tek.

    Parma makes a SpeedFlo body that is essentially the same thing. Here it is on my LCG...
  15. Thread: Thread lock?

    by .crispy
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    Use CA glue on metal to plastic. No, it is not...

    Use CA glue on metal to plastic. No, it is not permanent. Yes, you can get screws out. Works just like Loctite does on metal to metal.
  16. Thread: Dying parts?

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    Ya know... they sell the chassis in black and...

    Ya know... they sell the chassis in black and gray right?
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    I took a stock Slash, put a LCG kit on it,...

    I took a stock Slash, put a LCG kit on it, Pro-Line shocks, and real racing tires and I got close. But what did I have in it... $400?

    But then a racing buddy got a new 22 and sold me his used...
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    Never! Rattle cans only.

    Never! Rattle cans only.
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    Your paint jobs got my brain a buzzin... So I...

    Your paint jobs got my brain a buzzin... So I got busy on the only body I had on hand.

    This is what I came up with:...
  20. A couple things... The rear where it connects...

    A couple things...

    The rear where it connects to the rear shock mount and transmission is way more solid. Can't see it breaking there anymore.

    The servo is much more protected. Not hanging...
  21. Well... one mod... Instructions are vague...

    Well... one mod...

    Instructions are vague about how one is supposed to "shorten the servo link".

    Not a problem for me. I have calipers and dremel with a cutting wheel so it took 1 minute. ...
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    My two cents... - It is best to re-inforce...

    My two cents...

    - It is best to re-inforce BEFORE you need it. Much easier to do on a new (already painted) body. Since your old body is torn up, you know where the new one will rip. After you...
  23. They're probably trying to avoid the type of...

    They're probably trying to avoid the type of people that come to race with a unmodified Slash...

    That being said, not having a Stock Slash class means they are not building for the future. If...
  24. Different FDRs, same speed - gearing questions

    Alright, so I'm baffled.

    I've got two trucks, 2WD Slash (IDR of 2.720 and a Losi XXX-SCT (IDR of 2.43).

    I have an XL-5 in both. Titan 12T in both. (brushed required for a "stock 2WD" racing...
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    If it were me, I'd do a two-fer. Two tracks in...

    If it were me, I'd do a two-fer. Two tracks in one.

    How you say? Well the part closest to the driver's stand would be a oval going from far left to far right. This part would be flat with no...
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