Well, yesterday, I read about half of the Slayden Set Up thread, and set my truck up accordingly. Only differences I made, is running 10k in the rear diff, and 15k up front, and 50wt shock oil in the back. I made these tweaks, because I'm running a MMP/2400kv combo on 3s, instead of the VXL on 2s, which is what Slayden was running.
Seeing as my truck was a regular Slash 4x4, I don't have the center diff or the sway bars either. Fastlane Machine center diff has been ordered, so it'll hold up to the 2400kv on 3s power better than the stock plastic cup diff. Swaybars have also been ordered.
I should have gone one page farther, and found his rough track/hot motor setup as well. Oh well.
I'm running on Pro-Line SC Calibers, and after putting two battery packs through the truck, I thought it was doing sooo much better. And it is, compared to my buddies stock Slash 4x4 with VXL on 3s.
But right afterward, I pulled out my E-Slayer. E-Revo chassis, MMM/2200kv combo on 4s, Slayer Pro 4x4 arms/bumpers/body, center diff, Tekno R/C swaybars, buggy sized Calibers on JConcepts wheels. And my goodness, it smokes my Slash 4x4. As good as I was feeling about getting my Slash closer to being dialed in, all went out the window. My Slayer is just point and shoot, goes where you tell it, will carve a corner out, and handles like it's on rails.
Then I drove the Slash 4x4 again. Here are my issues with it, whenever I peg the throttle in a straight line, it wipes out. The rear end slides out, and I go into a spin.
It seems to have a lot more body roll, I'm sure some swaybars will help with that quite a bit.
Anytime I try to dive into a corner, or do any kind of high speed cornering, it wipes out.
The surface I'm running on, is a medium to pretty rough, hard packed dirt, with a very loose/sandy top layer.
My thoughts are these: Center Diff at around 50-75k oil, the swaybars, decrease rear toe in from 4 deg to around 2-3 deg, decrease rear camber from -3 deg to -2 deg. Decrease rear diff from 10k to around 7k.
Do you more experienced Slashers think that the Center Diff and the Swaybars will make a big enough difference?