Ok so a few days ago I bout a slash 4x4 RTR. An extra 4200mah Venom NIMH battery, a set of Dynamite machined hex drivers, a Duratrax Onyx 245 duel battery charger, and a rally tool box that I stocked with a few things the guy at the R/C shop said I should get.
So far I have run both battery's threw the truck one time.
And have had one easily fixed problem. (Set screw on the motor drive gear backed off during the first battery.)
I have never had a hobby grade R/C before this, but have had several "toy" R/C cars.
I am having a few problems I would like some help with.
1st: truck flips over vary easy on pavement. And rather easy on dirt/grass as well.
2nd: motor and battery seam to be getting vary hot after 15+ min of run time. (Its around 95* here.)
3rd: truck seams to want to lift the inside front tire when ever I turn at any kind of speed.
4th: truck is a bit twitchy, IE steering the truck is hard at times. (Hard to explain)
5th: I seam to be hitting the lower front shock mounts on curbs. Is there some kind of shield for them I can get?
6th: in revers the truck will shake its front end back and forth if I go to fast. This will cause the truck to spin, or flip, depending on the surface it is on. This seams to be due to some play in the steering/ suspension and wheel bearings????
I intend to use this truck for 95% bashing and 5% racing. There really is no place to race close to me so it will be a rare thing for me to go to a racetrack with it.
I have made some adjustments to it already as well. I have added 2x the stock preload to the springs, and moved the front tie-rods to the front holes on the steering knuckles. I have also changed the upper shock mount positions in the front to the inner holes, and the rears to the outer holes.
This stopped the truck from bottoming out so much on the ruff stuff. Stock I was rubbing the rear tires on the body badly.
I have also adjusted the steering linkage as the truck did not track true from the factory.
Are there any mods you guys recommend? Or any thing I should watch out for? Where do you guys buy your parts from? what brand of parts do you guys like? What brand do you guys not like?
And lastly what all will I need to do to run LIPO 3C battery's?
FYI I am not a kid, (30+ years old) But I did suffer a savvier head trauma 10 years ago that forced me to relearn to spell, read, and wright. So if you are having a hard time understanding something I have posted please ask and I will try to better explain it, and/or fix the spelling.
Thanks for the help!