Last edited by Beholder_74; 12-11-2012 at 01:28 AM.
birdic the silver thing is linkage for you servo i believe ? need someone else to confirm
supradrew nice pics with the side by side comparison. I have some of those but I didn't post as I don't want anyone to think I'm biased so I figured eventually someone would post them together.
Found this thread and thought I would post some pics up. I have posted this in a couple of other forums so if you have seen this, sorry.
Here is what I started with.
wyd10 already posted a link to my time lapse video (thank you mr. wyd) but in case you missed it I'll post it again. It is available in HD and crank up the sound!
Slash 4x4 STRC LCG conversion time lapse.
Supradrew it was nice running with ya last night at mikes. I love this new set up. Just a little more shock tuning to do. What weight are y'all guys running in y'all's diffs? By the way the ssc chassis didn't even stand a chance. Lol
just finished my build and love it havent traction rolled once on the street even doing donuts. i found that a 2-3 layers of gorilla duct tape on th bottom works really good and is really cheap and easy to replace. also im ordering a pr4 motor but what kv is best for a 1/8 scale track 4600kv or 4000kv
I have more parts on the way!! Got some gunmetal STRC shock towers in my shipment also. They will be here tomorrow. Cant wait. After 9 days at work im ready for some time off.
Yeah check out MidTCrawlers link. The video is fun to watch. Kevin did a great job with his video and his build. I'm sure the guys will check it out as we all like most anything Slash related. Its like a cult following but in a good way.
It was bad to wait for the chassis, but its even more bad to have a ready car with a broken receiver. Now I´m waiting for an answer of my Spektrum reseller I had sent my receiver to. They hopefully will fix my telemetry receiver for a few bucks. Maybe I will order a non telemetry receiver to test my new car...
Last edited by Beholder_74; 12-12-2012 at 10:50 AM.
inally, the rain stopped and dried up enough to take the STRC Slash for a stroll.
Basically, that is all i can say.
I truly believe that i will bring home some hardware next racing season.
Thanks Steve for the great product.
WYD, do you all have racing this weekend? Was going to check it out on the live feed if so.
Hey MidTCrawler so obviously you're a baller representing the Tekin setup.. How do you like it in comparison to the CC 1415 2400kv? and feel free if you have spares and want to give some away for xmas just pm me and I'll send you my adress lol! Oh yea STRC (Had to throw that in there to keep on topic) ... And not being anywhere as advanced as you in your crazy vid how long do you think it'd take a normal person to put this setup together?
Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..
As far as time, from what I am reading most are taking a couple of hours. You see about 6 hours of time lapse in my video but realize that I also added all the STRC upgrades which include shock towers, steering bell crank, rear a-arms. Plus Traxxas blue aluminum turnbuckles, Tekin power plant and the Tekno driveshaft. Ironically that is why you see me "surfing" for a short amount of time. I was trying to figure out the o-rings that were included with the shaft but no instructions on where they went. They go in the cups that attach to the output shaft of the transmissions. I only ended up using 3 out of the 4 o-rings, with all 4 it would push out the center differential and bearing. Also the video includes a lunch break of un-recallable time (sometimers) and other breaks including camera fiddling. With that long answer I think it took me about 4 hours of actual build time.
ArmySSG..I have run the Tekin rx8 and pro4 4600 kv set-up and its a good sensored combo. The motor demagnetized after less than than 10 runs which was a blessing in disguise cause I upgraded to the tenshock 4600 kv motor and saved $40. The gauge kevin's using in his video is called a caliper. You can get them for about $15 at harbor freight. They're a must for tuning your set-up
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2x SSC SL4x4
That is interesting to hear, I hope that doesn't happen to mine.ArmySSG..I have run the Tekin rx8 and pro4 4600 kv set-up and its a good sensored combo. The motor demagnetized after less than than 10 runs which was a blessing in disguise cause I upgraded to the tenshock 4600 kv motor and saved $40.
Here is the link to the one I'm using. HF had a coupon for these for $9.99, I bought three!The gauge kevin's using in his video is called a caliper. You can get them for about $15 at harbor freight. They're a must for tuning your set-up
6" Digital Caliper Pittsburgh - Item#47257
dont know if anyone has tried this in mounting there mmp but i used a snappy holder. there are 2 ways possible for it to sit will post more pics later after i get it together. thought this might help someone in their build this will be second build. i know there are some more builds out there post your pic please
SNAPPY HOLDER ? ? ? ? Part # and where please? thanks
got more pic trying different things comish it is the top of a snappy brace made for the slash specificly for the mmp mine came from another build i was doing but went double tape instead. had the top part so i tried it. not a bad fit. now the rustler box just redrilled some holes and used button head screws same size as the flat head u would have used in the original box.( with the nut )
note when you dirill the holes on the rustler box make sure you move it over enough to still access all other holes top pic is close to final install you can see the hole you have to miss.
ArmySSG the 2400 Castle motor runs well if you run 3 cell lipo. It is popular setup for the Slash 4x4 owners.
I am going to get a new motor and speed control for my build. Any recommendations for indoor racing? Thanks
Wyd10- for SHort Course, on 2S best recommended motor? 18/54
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Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..
Many excellent motors out like the Tekin 4000 or 4600 4 poles they have out would be an excellent choice and would have big power as well. I know I see many guys running some of the Tacon motors which I'm not familiar with but they are less expensive. I like the 4 pole motors as they have plenty of torque and very efficient overall. I have no problems making 10 minutes on a 5000 mah 2 cell lipo where some hit lipo shut off in other heavier trucks. The Castle 3800 4 pole is to me a perfect fit for the Slash but again many other motors work fine for many others so I'm just one opinion.
got some stuff in the mail today to almost finish this build. waiting on drive shafts front and rear also ty vm birdic got that in the mail today also
Last edited by blknryzn; 12-17-2012 at 10:20 PM.
I don't know if I should post this here but I didn't want to start a new thread to ask this. Will the strc chassis work on a stampede 4x4 without changing anything but the center driveshaft. Don't really need all the ground Clarence anymore. And I'd get the protrac kit to make it wider. Just want something bigger (longer) wider and handles alittle better
Just a few small things to finish her up... But I thought some of you would like pics.
If anyone missed the custom colors STRC has very very limited amount left. If your looking for a last minute Christmas gift this will be a great one to buy. Great time to buy no matter what time of year because for the quality and the price its hard to beat. The money you save can be spent on even more hopups so that is a great thing.
Sorry I forgot who wanted a closer look at my wiring of my truck so here is some better pics of that. The first one is showing how I run my positive battery bullet plug soldered at a 90 degree angle. I plug it into my battery and then put battery holder. Then when I'm ready to run I plug in the negative lead and turn on my truck. This setup gives plenty of clearance under the top plate.
Rest of wiring.