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    Slash low rider?

    My tires are rubbing in the rear, it just appears to be too low. Ive seen other pictures and their suspension seems higher. I actually moved my shacks to position 1 (before I read that its not recommended to use position 1) Then I moved them back to stock. I know that the stock shocks are garbage and are first on my list of modifications.

    Does this look right (yes the battery is in)


    Tire rubbing...


    Any tips, advice?
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    None that you haven't already stated. Get better springs!
    Been there, broken that.

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    looks right to me. where ever it rubs put some gorilla tape or duct tape on the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrpleD
    None that you haven't already stated. Get better springs!
    Springs or entire shocks? Brands?
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    The stock shocks work pretty well, it's the springs that aren't so great. And rubbing on the body is going to happen every time the suspension fully compresses, regardless of what shocks you run. As already said, just put some tape on the spots the tires rub the body to protect the paint.
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    U sure the spacers havent just fallen off?,,.. Mine rides low when this happens lol
    That's right, it was your soul I just ate,..

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    Spacers fallen off?
    That's right, it was your soul I just ate,..

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    very cool love the wheels and body

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    You could preload the springs some more with the supplied spacers that come in the plastic bag with your manual, this will firm up the suspension so it doesn't sag as much. This wont eliminate the rubing all togeather, but it won't bottom out as much. Mine rubs too, like someone else said, put some strips of duct tape inside the body where it rubs and it will prevent from rubing the paint off.

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    you can also raise the body posts in the rear.

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    until you get better springs you can duct tape the wheel wells on the inside so it won't ruin your paint job.

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    i like my xtra long shocks in the back

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    You can also use spring limiter (don't know the correct english word).

    These are _not_ the spacer, but a little round thing which is put on the pistons of the shock (also in the plastic bag with the manual). These also help avoiding the chassis to bottom out so extreme.

    But as I read somewhere here, Traxxas had built the car in order to bottom out.

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    There are a lot of good suggestions on this thread. I would suggest trying a combination of these solutions to see which best suit your driving style.

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    Get some BIG BORES and use another spring spacer in them.

    It'll make them stiffer and it won't sag as much in the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safc/rc
    very cool love the wheels and body
    The best and most helpful reply to this thread so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashNdash
    The best and most helpful reply to this thread so far.
    thank you this is my slash after a days bashing ohh yes i do bash . just whish my slash was pretty like yours .lol..

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    Holly Molly Batman!

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    Looking at your first photo, since you're running the stock springs, I'd recommend adding a little more preload at the rear. As soon as the vehicle accelerates it's going to sag, and with those stock springs some of the sag will stay, and you want to help negate that. The truck should look like it's leaning forward just slightly. I'd start with adding about 3mm of spacers at the rear from where you are.
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    [QUOTE=TheJANG]Looking at your first photo, since you're running the stock springs, I'd recommend adding a little more preload at the rear. As soon as the vehicle accelerates it's going to sag, and with those stock springs some of the sag will stay, and you want to help negate that. The truck should look like it's leaning forward just slightly. I'd start with adding about 3mm of spacers at the rear from where you are.[/QUOT] jang thanks for that info again they are long nights arnt they

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