I have had my slash 4x4 for a couple of months now. My wife and daughter have the 2wd brushless versions. Saturday the wifeís 2wd ESC acted up and took the motor out. Traxxas said they are going to replace it under warranty. Cool.
Last night mine fried the motor and the ESC started smoking (out of warranty now) I was running a 3s lipo 11.1v and had been running it for about 15 - 20 minutes all of a sudden the truck sounds as if it stripped a gear.
I pick the truck up and take it to my shop. Pull the body off and notice smoke coming from the ESC. I unplugged the battery and blew some air on the ESC and motor.
I then pulled the slipper cover off to look at the gears and find nothing wrong. I plugged the battery up and hit the throttle the motor sound like it is spinning but itís not, the ESC started boiling smoke out.
I had a problem before with the ESC button sticking on the 4X4 but nothing major. Other that a bunch of slipper bearings going out.
Anyway I think I want to try a different ESC and brushless motor in my 4x4.
I donít want anyone to think I am bad talking Traxxas, Iím not. I am very new to this hobby and want to try something different in my truck.
I have search upgraded slash 4x4 motors on this site and canít find what I need.
I would like to put a different brushless motor and new ESC in my Slash 4x4 but I donít know what will work and give close to the same speed I donít want it to be any slower and more be more reliable.
Thanks for the help.