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    The Life of Wolfslash16's Traxxas Slayer

    I started this thread so I could update it as time goes on so I don't have to start more threads, and so far, this is what has happened to my Slayer since I got it... I got it on May 20 2012 for $465. Ouch. It's been worth it so far though... Anyway, I had a hard time breaking it in because I was new to nitro, and I didn't know what I was doing. After 2 days of struggling to break it in, it was finally done. I was on the tank that you try to tune it from break in, I noticed a loud clicking sound. I tried to figure out what it was, but I couldn't for the life of me (Again, I was a noob) So I tore the entire truck apart to find the sound. It turned out to be the rear diff ring gear, and because it was almost new, I called Traxxas about it. They sent me parts to basicly make a new diff, except for the diff cases.

    I love Traxxas custmer support, that's why I will NEVER buy another rc brand. If Traxxas doesn't make it, I won't buy it. Anyway, back to the topic, Every thing went well for 5-10 tanks, untill that REALLY stupid problem I had with the throttle sticking after a WOT. After $14 for a carb body, $40 for a new carb, and a O ring kit for the engine and fuel tank, it still didn't go away. After alot of bad words, it turned out to be a slightly too lean lsn. I wasted $65 trying to fix it in vain. Moral of the story, don't buy parts untill you're sure it's not your tune. Every thing after that went well, and it worked perfectly for a gallon and a half. Then, I discided to get new tires and rims to replace the almost slick stock tires. I got some Pro Line Epic Beadlock rims for the Slayer, and I mounted 4 Pro Line switch tires on them. I LOVE how they look, and how they perform.

    Then I made custom mud flaps for my Slayer out of foam pads, piano wire, electrical tape, and super glue. They have held up quite nicely so far. Untill today, every thing was great. Then I just had to go out and ruin my clutch spring, and the glow plug wire in one day. Here is a picture timeline of how things have gone. New out the box, My first bad crash Broke a carb body, New tires and rims! My custom mud flaps. Hope you enjoy! (I will post more as things happen)
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    Hey mods, I seem to have double posted my thread, could you please delete my other thread "The life of my Rc car Coyote"? I know double threads are againest the rules, sorry, I didn't notice it posted twice... Thanks!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    Here is some pics of what I broke yesterday, I'm not sure what killed both ez start wires... I was turning over the motor with the ez start and there was a bright blue flash from both of the wires, the positive and ground wire. When I took of the rubber sheild, both wire ends had "melted" off. I also burned out the clutch spring... Maybe I held full throttle for too long when I was driving on grass? I'm not sure. Here is a pic of my broken fuel lid. It started out fine, but at the end of my run it was broken. I didn't even flip it or crash it once, so I have no idea how it broke.
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    Just solder your wires back to your ezstart and you'll be good to go. and also for your clutch spring after your clutch wears down to a point the spring comes in contact with bell and wears it down. i run a mip stock replacement in mine and carry a package of mip springs in my tool box.

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    Just solder your wires back to your ezstart and you'll be good to go. and also for your clutch spring after your clutch wears down to a point the spring comes in contact with bell and wears it down. i run a mip stock replacement in mine and carry a package of mip springs in my tool box.
    Thanks for the advise, but I just bought a new clutch, ez start wires, and a gallon of 20% nitro today... Can you buy new springs for the clutch without having to buy the entire clutch? Thanks!
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    MIP has replacement springs for their clutches that should wrap around the Traxxas ones.
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    [QUOTE=I also burned out the clutch spring... Maybe I held full throttle for too long when I was driving on grass? I'm not sure.[/QUOTE]

    When the engine is up at high rpm the shoes are fully engaged i dont think it would have strained the clutch spring as much as womping the throttle from idle a couple times engaging the clutch then disengaging very quickly i think thats where you'll get the most strain.
    I'm hittin' easy street on mud tires.

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    When the engine is up at high rpm the shoes are fully engaged i dont think it would have strained the clutch spring as much as womping the throttle from idle a couple times engaging the clutch then disengaging very quickly i think thats where you'll get the most strain.
    MIP has replacement springs for their clutches that should wrap around the Traxxas ones.
    Oh, ok thanks guys!
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    There's a trick to those springs stock OR MIP...

    When you go to connect the ends, uncoil the spring about 5 times and then coil the ends into each other so they connect for about .5mm Then place the connecting point in the center of one of the shoesm do not place it over the pin or in between the shoes. The center of the shoe will have the least amount of stress on the spring. Also once in place look dead onto your clutch make sure the spring is not exposed much out of the groove or it might make contact with the CB,,, don't want that!!!!

    Once you have the CB on, spin it and make sure nothing is making contact with the CB and it spins freely by hand...
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    There's a trick to those springs stock OR MIP...

    When you go to connect the ends, uncoil the spring about 5 times and then coil the ends into each other so they connect for about .5mm Then place the connecting point in the center of one of the shoesm do not place it over the pin or in between the shoes. The center of the shoe will have the least amount of stress on the spring. Also once in place look dead onto your clutch make sure the spring is not exposed much out of the groove or it might make contact with the CB,,, don't want that!!!!

    Once you have the CB on, spin it and make sure nothing is making contact with the CB and it spins freely by hand...
    Thanks for the info! I'll have to try that...
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    Hey guys, has most of you know, I HATE SLOP AND WEAR!!! I try everything in my power to stop it. Here is a list of what I plan on buying when I hit 5 gallons... I just hit 2 gallons, I started on 3 yesterday. I plan getting the avid bearing kit for my Slayer before 5 gallons though
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...5378X&CartID=1 (2)http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5462&CartID=2 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5465&CartID=3 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A4933&CartID=4 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5452&CartID=5 (3)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5376&CartID=6 (1)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5347&CartID=7 (1)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Heav...p/tra5525r.htm
    http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/?kit=4...+%28%235907%29
    But, sadly, the tie rod ball ends are starting to get loose before 5 gallons. I was looking for replacments, and I found the tie rod ends for the push rods, but I can't find ones with the balls in it for the camber toe links... I found some for the Jato that look like they will fit... I'm 95% sure they will fit, but I want to make sure before I get them... Here is the link to them. http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Rod_Ends_p/tra5525.htm If anyone know a better replacment for one of the parts in the links I listed, please let me know! Thanks!
    Last edited by Wolfslash16; 09-02-2012 at 10:04 PM.
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    Update: Today I emptyed and refilled my shocks with new synthetic 30wt oil. I also took out the pivot balls and cleaned them. Then I put some dry teflon lube on them too. While I had them out I noticed they looked dull. So I used my dremal and my dremal polishing/cleaning kit, and I shinned them up! When I was done they looked like chrome! Can anyone answer this question? Thanks!
    Hey guys, has most of you know, I HATE SLOP AND WEAR!!! I try everything in my power to stop it. Here is a list of what I plan on buying when I hit 5 gallons... I just hit 2 gallons, I started on 3 yesterday. I plan getting the avid bearing kit for my Slayer before 5 gallons though
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...5378X&CartID=1 (2)http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5462&CartID=2 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5465&CartID=3 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A4933&CartID=4 (2)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5452&CartID=5 (3)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5376&CartID=6 (1)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...A5347&CartID=7 (1)
    http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Heav...p/tra5525r.htm
    http://www.avidrc.com/flexkit/?kit=4...+%28%235907%29
    But, sadly, the tie rod ball ends are starting to get loose before 5 gallons. I was looking for replacments, and I found the tie rod ends for the push rods, but I can't find ones with the balls in it for the camber toe links... I found some for the Jato that look like they will fit... I'm 95% sure they will fit, but I want to make sure before I get them... Here is the link to them. http://www.rcplanet.com/Traxxas_Rod_Ends_p/tra5525.htm If anyone know a better replacment for one of the parts in the links I listed, please let me know! Thanks!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    I bought the 5525R ends for my Slayer Pro and they say Slayer/Jato on the package. The only difference between those and the ones that I got is that the 5525R do not have the hollow balls installed. So I believe that they will fit. 5525R part number came from the parts sheet from Traxxas. Hope that helps.

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    I bought the 5525R ends for my Slayer Pro and they say Slayer/Jato on the package. The only difference between those and the ones that I got is that the 5525R do not have the hollow balls installed. So I believe that they will fit. 5525R part number came from the parts sheet from Traxxas. Hope that helps.
    Thanks! I was afraid no one would answer it... Thanks!
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    ever thought of putting on a three piece clutch?? they work very good..

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    looks awesome. cool mud flaps like the wheels n tires

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    looks awesome. cool mud flaps like the wheels n tires
    Thanks... I love the Pro line rims and tires, and judging by you Slayer, you do too!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    Update: I finally got my Slayer back together, and I found my perfect tune! I love nitro! Right now I'm saving up for the Avid Bearing kit!
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

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    protek bearings from Amain are awesome for the price.. standard ones for everything n ceramic in my engines

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