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    New Slash

    Just got me a 2wd Slash for Christmas. First thing I did was go out and buy a 3s LIPO and Ez peak charger. Not my first RC. Had a T-maxx about 6 years ago and a Taymia before that both being 4x4.

    I can barley keep my Slash in a strait line let alone make it go where I want it to. Not sure if its too much power or lack of being 4wd and not used to it (most likely lack of driver skill but I just cant admit that to myself lol). What do you guys think?

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    To much battery,2s is more than enough,my slash on 2s 35c thunder power 5400mah,I have to turn the slipper a turn and a half to keep the front end down.I had to have the 3s too,it sits in my box until i want to brake something.
    If you want to get into racing,most tracks wont allow 3s.
    Have fun,and if you want to keep running 3s,hope you have a lhs near?you'll need it.
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    Yeh a 3s is a lot of power. Throttle control is key with a 3s.. But a good 2s is a great thing!
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    Tires will help a bunch!!!

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    Did you get a brushed or brushless slash? You just may have to get used to 2wd...

    To be fair to bigdodge's post above, the stock tires are hard and lacking traction...
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    I got the brushed motor, but I am going to buy the brushless very soon. I will try new tires as well. What brands and types are recomended

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    Tires depends directly on the surface you run on. 3s power on the stock brushed motor? The esc should not even turn on.
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    well it does, its the titan 12t 550 motor and the xl5 esc. Ran it for 15 min or so today. Dirt surface mainly. Going to build a small track in my backyard for now.

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    I'm no pro,but imo,a3s will cook the xl-5 and the titan in 15 or less minutes.
    I didn't even know the xl-5 could handle 3s.
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    Well I guess I may have to get the brushless motor for sure then :-).

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    lol coolness, you sir, are DOING IT RIGHT.
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    proline makes good tires
    With great brushless comes great responsibility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Tires depends directly on the surface you run on. 3s power on the stock brushed motor? The esc should not even turn on.
    I looked at the XL-5 manual and it mentioned nothing relating to an over-voltage protection. The VXL flashes red-green, but I guess the XL-5 doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squamishscepter View Post
    well it does, its the titan 12t 550 motor and the xl5 esc. Ran it for 15 min or so today. Dirt surface mainly. Going to build a small track in my backyard for now.
    Thats funny, I have both yellow and blue xl5's, and neither will even turn on with a 3s... You must have the special edition lol... If you could post a quick vid of it working with a 3s, it would be cool to see. I would not mind running a crawler motor on 3s with an xl5 for a trail bashing pede 4x4...
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    My son has a motorcycle I have done something similar to. It wheelies. Not with a titan though.

    Watch the videos on youtube and read the description.




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    Lower the ride height with Losi springs front & rear. Try thicker oil in shocks ~40wt. More toe-in up front. 2S LiPo. 19/90 gearing. It will handle well.

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    Ok guys here is the vid of my stock slash running 3s Lipo, sorry for the quality i shot it with my Iphione while trying to drive

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    I did lower the ride hight by moving the shock to the outer mount, and put a 4mm preload spacer in the front shocks. Helped the ride a bit. Going out to buy some new tires now. Cheers Scepter

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    Ok so I fried my motor today so looks like I will upgradeing to brushless. I can get the Traxxas VXL and 3500 brushless motor from my LHS. Good deal or should I be looking at an alternate motor and ESC online. Thanks

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    it want quality i would go for a castle set up and now they are making some of their esc waterproof
    With great brushless comes great responsibility.

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    sorry didnt put the price, what a dumbass :-). $180 for the Velineon ESC and 3500

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdodge44150 View Post
    My son has a motorcycle I have done something similar to. It wheelies. Not with a titan though.

    Watch the videos on youtube and read the description.
    You need to put a Swami bar on the Powerwheels!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by squamishscepter View Post
    sorry didnt put the price. $180 for the Velineon ESC and 3500
    That's too high. Look on the Marketplace here for about $125
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    Quote Originally Posted by O.G. View Post
    You need to put a Swami bar on the Powerwheels!!
    Now that would be a site to see. LOL

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    Do the Power Up program from Traxxas. $130 with exchange of your old XL-5 & Titan 550.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2FST4GM View Post
    Do the Power Up program from Traxxas. $130 with exchange of your old XL-5 & Titan 550.
    +1 that's what I done

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    That's right and they have to do it,if they say they don't,grab your phone,and tell them your calling traxxas to ask why,trust me you wont have to make the call,its even it the back of the parts book that came with your truck.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigdodge44150 View Post
    +1 that's what I done
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    That is pretty sweet! As long as the esc does not get hot, it opens up many choices for brushed motors in these trucks. No only if I had one of the newer esc's that work on 3s...
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    Thanks alot guys. Going to go to my Hobby shop on saturday and do the power up.

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