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    Wifes Slash

    The wife wanted to have a truck when we went out with the RC's And I had in my mind I wanted to build a 2wd slash so I jumped at the opputunity to build a new truck.

    So I painted a chevy flotek body with rattle can, just got to add a few stickers the tamiya cans do't spray so good.



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    Chevy FloTek
    Pro-2 LCG Chassis
    Preformance Transmission
    Split six wheels/sling shot rears/ slicer fronts

    RPM
    Adjustable body posts
    rear Bumper/mud flaps
    Bumper suppourt
    A Arms

    STRC
    Shock towers
    Shocks
    CVD's
    Bulk Head

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    Aluminum Casters/knucles, steering bell crank, Tie rods
    Front bumper
    2075 Servo for now
    Steel toe links
    Wheel/tire

    Castle
    Sidewinder SCT esc and motor combo 3700kv i tihnk
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastmr2 View Post
    Very nice!! I'm working on a 5hour energy paint scheme
    That may be a first. The mail man should be delivering my pro line package today so I can get started.

    I'm not really sure how to mount the body on a 2wd? I might just take the front shocks off and try to fit the body without rubbing while the suspension is fully compressed, it looks like the front wheels will mave back a bit how the a arms are slanted, this is my first 2wd RC ever.

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    Just waiting on a few more parts.


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    Keep us posted. I want to see how it turns out!

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    How did you blend the colors?
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    I Painted the Black and orange first, with the orange I put less coats on as I moved back and just sprayed the pink in the center, If you had good paint its easy to do but the stupid tamiya cans sometimes let huge blops out. I won't be buying them anymore!

    I'll have a slash roller for sale soon as I have upgraded everypart on the truck, I don't even know why I bought a roller I'm addicted to buying parts. but my Pro-2 Chassis came yesterday, I work 12 hour shifts and My sled is in the garage so my time is devoted to snowmobile right now but after the weekend I'm going to put a good dent in it.

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    Got my pro-2 chassis and gearbox today, now all I need is time to assemble it all


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    NICE!!! That looks good!

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    Got some progress on the slash today.





    So the RPM rear bumper won't work with the pro 2 chassis

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    Few more, getting some progress, just got to reinforce the RPM bumper mount, and mount the ESC.

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    That's one nice slash! I wish you better luck with your pro line trans then I and the others on my race team.
    We have all gone back to the stock slash trans.
    But the rig your building looks to sweet to race.
    Good luck! Cant wait to see it done!
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    That looks great. Do those shocks have the threads or do you use shims?

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    Wait, wait, wait. If this is for the wife, what does your Slash look like? Is it more hopped up? Or will you get this one, I am curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trashyrich View Post
    Wait, wait, wait. If this is for the wife, what does your Slash look like? Is it more hopped up? Or will you get this one, I am curious.
    LOL I was thinking the same thing, Thats a real nice setup. Also quick question, what are your thoughts on the proline trans, I thought the consensus was not favorable so far..
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    HEY, whats with the stock receiver box????!!!

    Thats the only thing on the truck stock - that and the front bumper.....better change that before someone thinks you're trying to cut corners!

    Kidding, Thats a good lookin, and may I add "Bulletproof", build going on here! I cant wait to see the body

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    My slash is a Strc lcg its not built yet.

    Yes those Strc shocks are threaded

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    I and seven others on my race team are not at all happy with the pro line trans.
    In fact I spent yesterday on the phone with Mat from pro line.
    He is sending us five new trans cases,and mounts,as we have all broken more than one,as someone said (not i)It was a failed attempt,at a good idea.
    If more time were taken to produce a better case,that doesn't bind when you try to snug the halves together,and used metal gears for strength not plastic to make it quite.Get a machined aluminum idler,same as traxxas before you try to push it to hard.
    However when tuned right,the slipper set up is great,and it does seem to hook up on soft surface tracks a bit better,acks like a real limited slip.
    Quote Originally Posted by DeemRc View Post
    LOL I was thinking the same thing, Thats a real nice setup. Also quick question, what are your thoughts on the proline trans, I thought the consensus was not favorable so far..
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    Just stopping by,to see how the "Wife's" Slash is coming along.
    And why haven't we seen yours yet?
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    great so far, Just but together some pro line gladiators and sand paw/slicer. I'm still waiting on a set of STRC cvd's and RPM adjustable body posts. hope they come in this week.

    I'll be starting my slash after christmas. I'm doing small things now, I got a set of rear shocks for the front. and i've been working on my Emaxx as well.
    Last edited by Maxx_Adam; 12-11-2012 at 10:42 AM.

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    Got the RPM body mounts and I mounted the body, I may have to lower it a small bit more. All is left is to add a few more stickers


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    Your Wife is a LUCKY Lady. Looks like a heck of a truck you are building for her Great looking paint job
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeemRc View Post
    LOL I was thinking the same thing, Thats a real nice setup. Also quick question, what are your thoughts on the proline trans, I thought the consensus was not favorable so far..
    I race with a guy that has one. So far its been good for him. The center idler gear gave out at the third race but the track was rough with a lot of loading and unloading of tires under full power. Replace it with a Alum Gear and NO issues since.

    He ran the next 6 races with it. Winning most of the Pro2 and some of the Pro Open Classes. Won the Season Points Championship. So I would say the Proline Trans is as good as most any other Plastic Case Trans out on the Market.

    I plan to run one in one of my trucks next season. Also going to try the RPM trans in my sons
    Traxxas Slash all others are just Toys lol

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    In a box she goes for Christmas,


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    I am getting the Proline Chassis soon. How did you mount the stock receiver box? Great looking rig by the way!!
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    There are screws in the top plate

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    Oh, so she has no idea.
    That is going to be a great gift.

    I hope you do a build thread with your truck.

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    got one started in the 4x4 section, so far i've just added STRC CVD's to the existing truck

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    This truck is awesome!

    The SCT is actually really smooth, I think the 48 pitch helps a bit as well. but it feels like a sensored motor. Its a fairly cheap set up at that.

    The STRC shocks are really nice I love the threaded bodies and no leaks!

    The pro line LCG is great the truck is so much more nimble, super easy to drift and donut if you wanted. I just have to go with a heavier oil in the diff, lots of soft dirt here, I got 60k all around my 4x4 now and 500k in the emaxx.

    I think the rear shocks will need 40wt oil, 30 seems to be great for the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    There are screws in the top plate
    So did you just drill holes in the bottom of your receiver box and put the proline screws through it?
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    No I used the stock holes, I only put one screw through incase I wanted to use a smaller box later on.

    one thing I found that i didn't like is I can't adjust the BEC on the castle SCT I was just about to order a 7v servo, my MMP on the 4x4 has an adjustable BEC, the SCT sidewinder does not.

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