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  1. #1
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    slash to lite???

    ok i will start off by saying i have not weighted my truck yet. but comparing to the losi and others my slash seems a little under weight. I not into racing huge , but thats only place i go drive my truck at the lhs track. They seem to stick better and for sure if you battle it out with one usually the slash wil loose.
    I put on a SSC lcg kit (big big difference,much better) and that helps but i cant help to think 1 lb more wouldnt hurt this truck. am i wrong?
    I am working on set up now i have lowered her down heres what i got going on.

    Proline shocks 45 wt oil front srings are down 1/4 inch rear springs all the way up, green small spring and yellow bottom f and r.
    front shocks top middle hole, bottom 2nd fron outermost
    rear shocks top most inner hole, bottom is most outer
    black sway bars F has 1/4 out past ball end, R is at the end
    stock rear arms RPM fronts (waiting for Proline protek set up)
    Center diff, got 10,000 in front , 100,000 in middle , and rear is 7000
    Tires are calibers on right now, i tried stockers, suburbs, subcultures, all soft but stockers.
    motor and electronics are all stock so far.
    battery is getting moved all the way forward.

    any input would help. thanks

  2. #2
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    I would think that any weight added down low (below CG) would help with traction and maybe handling.

    Where you will see negative effects may be; chassis roll, acceleration, braking, heat issues?, less battery life, definitely have to re-tune suspension.

    You may get better acceleration of the line because of increased traction.

    Never tried it let us know how it goes.
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    Throw a 4s in it. That will weigh it down.
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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    Cant run a 4s, ges running stock motor and esc
    Racing in the Past, Present, and Future...MAYBE

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    That and track only allows 2 s, I am going to finish the build with more aluminum parts to see how much more weight I can add. I just think being,too lite can be just as bad as being to heavy.
    I figure with better shocks, 1/8 scale motors I should be ok once I add some weight. Going to add a castle something

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    Proline powerstroke shocks are what alot of us use. Stay away from integy with aluminum. Strc makes good aluminum pieces. And for racing with 2s,several people use the 3800kv mamba for racing on 2s
    Racing in the Past, Present, and Future...MAYBE

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    I agree with improv! One of my trucks is an STRC ultimate, the other is a Traxxas ultimate
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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