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  1. #1
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    Yes, it DOES bite. Pavement racing truck body.

    I saw someone slam a Slash body on a Rally with Muchmore wheels/tires. I really liked it but there was way too much body cut out. I then realized that's the only way to buy a Slash body. That's no bueno. Along comes the Truth, which is not precut allowing what you see here.

    2 goofs: 1) I only had florescent yellow paint and didn't want to buy what I really needed to match the rear wheels. 2) I accidentally used a laundry pen on the teeth, meaning to use a Sharpie. I didn't realize it until the marks turned green when the yellow paint was applied.

    I was having some issues with flow control of my airbrush (in the market for a new one now) which is one of the reasons I didn't bother trying to shade the teeth, but it still came out pretty nice:
    JConcepts Illuzion Truth
    HPI TE37 3mm wheels
    HPI Pro compound belted X-patterns
    Mini e-revo wing mount
    Slash front bumper on the rear
    Proline high downforce wing
    Traxxas rear rockers on the front
    Venom adjustable pushrods
    home made turnbuckles from Traxxas parts
    ESC fan
    Traxxas motor heat sink
    Traxxas center diff
    Hot Racing sway bars
    added diff fluid to all three dry diffs
    changed springs and shock oil
    Spektrum DX3S radio system

    I seriously want to change the ESC, but most of the guys run the stock motor and ESC where I race. The lack of drag brake and horrible control of brake vs reverse is quite annoying. I turned reverse off because of this.






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    That's an awesome paint job! Looks seriously mean.
    Good job.

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    Turned out pretty sweet! Did you have to do any other mods to mount the bumper on the rear?

    Almost finished rebuilding my rally. Still have paint up the body and I'll be posting some pics of another rally with a "slash" body on it.

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    im gonna be honest i like the green on the teeth. makes it scarier looking.
    MERV VXL + Rally VXL + Stampede Xl5

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    U should paint the wing imho

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. pavmentsurfer's Avatar
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    I love the paint job. My only though it that it could use white wheels on the front and put the black ones on the back. I think that would look better than the yellow wheels. But the paint job is just sick man. Im a big fan of skulls.
    Pede, Summit,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    I love the paint job... Im a big fan of skulls.
    I hate skulls in general but that is something else. If that's not representative of your full skill (due to the airbrush issues) then wow! Thanks for sharing.
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    That body is sick! When can you paint one up for me lol, j/k...
    Thrash It, Bash it, Break it, No Regrets!!!

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    RC Racer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gecko5678 View Post
    U should paint the wing imho

    The thing about wings like this is figuring out where the paint belongs. They always put the overspray protection on the underside and outside of the wing. Most guys I talk to are in agreement that the protection film is on the wrong side. Then again, it's the outside of the wing that will receive the most damage. If you paint the outside and bottom, it gets scratched off in the first wreck. Paint the top/inside, it looks dull and will be hard to clean. This is why I never paint wings and just use decals.

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