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    What upgrades for slash 4x4?

    I now have $110 to spend on whatever upgrades i need for my slash. I have looked through all of the info I have and researched it as much as I can. I have the RTR version and have seen that it could use new tires, a center diff, and sway bars. Now my question for you is, what upgrades have you done and what has been successful? (I am running on a hard clay indoor track)

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    i just bought mine but so far from what i have learned is you definitely need to change your bearings on the slipper or center diff when you use that. here is the link.
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=510174

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    personally, i would start by getting spare parts for all the commonly breaking parts along with a few good batteries.
    But since your talking upgrades, yes you should get sway bars. they help ALOT!
    i would also get big bores and come losi springs
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    what about the proline epic switches or bowties? i heard that you dont need the big bores shocks, all you need is the aluminum cap and different springs

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    IMO get the big bores. Thats the first upgrade i'd get.
    stay away from beadlocks
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    what do you not like about beadlocks? what body do you reccomend for the slash 4x4? My stock body is broken and bent everywhere you look.

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    I wouldn't recommend staying away from beadlocks but I would recommend staying away from the Epic. I've been running the split six for a while now and have not noticed any kind of slippage or tire coming out of the bead. As for the tires all depends on where and what you run on but I'm more impressed with the bowties and calibers. For bodies there a many out there from many manufactures to choose from, pick which one you like and go for it, any are better then the stock since they are made out of thicker lexan and will last a lot longer.

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    Get the pro-line shocks, they're awesome!!! I have them on all my slashes. You can get them on Ebay for about 75.00
    Break it, so you can upgrade it!

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    i saw the proline shocks and was very interested until i did some research on them. You can get traxxas big bore shock caps for $15 or so and different springs and shock oil for $10 or 15 as well which adds up if you think about it. Then you dont have the caps popping off and you can adjust to the setup slayden has.

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    dont count on getn a center diff any time soon . i been waitn 2 months.still no release date.i feel like selln it n buyn a truck with a center diff.no not another slash.already have one i cant get parts for.painful.i wont buy pe or ultimate.

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    BC Slasher,

    Is this an issue with your shop not getting the parts or Traxxas not supplying them? I just picked up a 4X4 Slash, also have a 2WD which i have had no issues getting parts for. I know the 4X4 model is new but had not heard issues of getting parts.

    Is it the whole center diff you need or just the spur gear?

    I was thinking about ordering a metal one for my kit.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Traxxas-Slash-4x...25135002r17257

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    I have the same problem as BC Slasher.
    also in need of a centerdiff but nowhere to be found.
    it could take up another 2 months before the centerdiff is released.
    slash 4x4 VXL, Novak HV4.5, MMP

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    List of common parts

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleSlasher
    personally, i would start by getting spare parts for all the commonly breaking parts along with a few good batteries.
    But since your talking upgrades, yes you should get sway bars. they help ALOT!
    i would also get big bores and come losi springs
    Is there a list somewhere of the common parts that are breaking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologic
    Is there a list somewhere of the common parts that are breaking?
    Extra parts I've stocked for a good reason:
    Shafts
    Carriers
    Axle pins
    wheel hexes(aluminum is nice upgrade)
    Lock nuts for wheels
    Drive it like you stole it or leave it shelved

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    for you guys looking for the center diff, there are/where some on Ebay.
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    I called my local shop and they said that yes there was shortage due to all the kits sold over Christmas and of course people chewing through them.

    However they are expected to have then for Mid march.. with in the next couple of weeks.

    so i might just have to go easy on it till then... And beat the stampede..

    I have seen metal spur gears on ebay, but did not see center diff kits.

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    tires/wheels are biggest bang for the buck for racing, IMO. For hard indoor clay, Proline Calibers work well. Cheers
    Last edited by marksp; 03-10-2010 at 12:38 PM.
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    RPM A-Arms! That's a great upgrade compared to the sloppy stock a-arms. RPM cleans up the slop a lot and are lighter and stronger too.
    Mike Zadler
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    + 1 on rpm arms they are great. life time warranty to. I think. Ive never broken anything rpm. but sway bars, diffrent springs, diffrent shock oil, lower gearing, rpm arms, and a body that is ment for the slayer (uses thicker lexan helps with strength)

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    I would definately go with the big bore shock caps. They have worked great so far and way cheaper then the big bore shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedecrawler
    Extra parts I've stocked for a good reason:
    Shafts
    Carriers
    Axle pins
    wheel hexes(aluminum is nice upgrade)
    Lock nuts for wheels
    The shaft on mine needed adjusting badly, there was a ton of slop in it when i took it out of the box. I immediately thought that would strip if i didnt adjust that.
    What?

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    My PE upgrades: motor/esc fans, 3s, 10t pinion, strc steering kit, bowties, rpm arms, metal gear servo (HS-5645MG), Spare axles & shafts. Haven't bent/broke any axles yet. Did break the steering cross link and stripped the servo gears.

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    Well, now that FLM has released new stub axles and CVDs, I'd look at those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jato40
    Well, now that FLM has released new stub axles and CVDs, I'd look at those.
    FLM? Do you have a link to their product?
    Mike Zadler
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    Thanks Jato40, I will look into that site and see what they have.
    Mike Zadler
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    i saw those but is it for front and rear?
    slash 4x4 (all STRC'd out)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sugaluva
    i saw those but is it for front and rear?
    They just released the front CVDs. Two different part#'s for front and rear.

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