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    top speed??

    whats the highest top speed anyone has gotten the slash up to with the vxl system?

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    18,420,352 Mph!!!!
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    "Take Off" speed. LOL! Just kidding. Dont have brushless.

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    I have gotten up to 54mph. It was recorded on a police radar.

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    I've been 48mph then it did it's airplane impression. The body acts like a big wing.
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    54.8 with the body on, and a heavy gps straped to the front bumper.


    I did shread a rear tire on that run, and mess up my gps screen in a roll over.
    Last edited by 92LILREDYJ; 09-15-2010 at 02:22 PM.

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    I've had mine up to 40-45 but I'm not gearing for speed.
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    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=526702
    here is one from a guy doing 68mph

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    it doesnt seem like mine hits 55mph. just installed it a few days ago. It wont wheelie upon take off. I tightened the slipper a bit but i dont want to go overboard on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash240
    it doesnt seem like mine hits 55mph. just installed it a few days ago. It wont wheelie upon take off. I tightened the slipper a bit but i dont want to go overboard on it

    what gearing and battery do you run?

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    I've gotten 45 with 23/86 gearing but ran out of road-Tried 26/83 gearing but like John when I give it more throttle it wheelies at about 40mph and flips- Aerodynamics or lack thereof are biggest challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hende
    what gearing and battery do you run?
    I believe im running 23/86 with the stock 3000 mah 7-cell it came with. Im also using Rustler wheels/tires if it makes a difference.
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    are you runninf the vxl or xl5 set up .. and it wont weelie with out lipo

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    im running vxl. I dont have lipo and im too noob to try + $$$ + risk of explosions. should i change gearing?
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    47 MPH verified with GPS Speedometer; 3S Lipo, VXL - not 100% on the gearing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slash240
    im running vxl. I dont have lipo and im too noob to try + $$$ + risk of explosions. should i change gearing?
    you can get a good solid lipo and harger for $50 and lipos don't explode they burn and to make it happen you almost have to do it on purpose or be a omplete retard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hende
    are you runninf the vxl or xl5 set up .. and it wont weelie with out lipo
    Wrong it will.

    My sons VXL on a Onix3000mah will all day long.

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    My Slash has done about 75. In my trunk. On the freeway.
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    Fastest I have ever gotten on a vxl with a 2s lipo, geared 23/86, was about 45MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3_rolls
    My Slash has done about 75. In my trunk on the freeway.
    Nice! In that case though, my slash has broken most of sunnyhoutx(sp?)'s speed records with the rustler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lordsilas
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=526702
    here is one from a guy doing 68mph
    That is pretty darn fast. I don't know if mine would stay on its wheels at that speed.

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    With an 11 turn, hand wound brushed motor, a matched 6-cell EnerG4600 packs and 23/86 gearing, I recorded 43.1 mph with a basically stock Slash. I tried gearing higher but like many other people experience, the truck kept blowing over. But granted, these speed are no where near the 60+ that some are getting out of 3S LiPo.

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