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    broken bulk head

    so, yesterday I was driving my slash and my dog was chasing it, as she always does, and came around a corner and hit my trailer jack at 45mph. +1 to tough traxxas parts. the only items that broke was the bulk head, fiberglass tie bar, and blew a shock cap. I was looking in to new bulk heads and was wondering what everyone would recommend for a stock sport/basher. I run tracks 2-4 times a week and bash about 7-9 battery packs per week. I would like to have a bulkhead that is race legal (although my tracks aren't that picky out here in the woods) and able to hold up to my cousins wrecking every now and then. also I plan ti get the big bore shocks and was wondering what would be a great racing shock mount.

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    The strc aluminum bulkhead is great. I love it. Their shock towers are good too. You could go with flm if you want to spend the money. But strc is just as good

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    STRC bulks are great. RPM for towers. Pro-Line makes a nice aluminum tie bar, too.
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    I was wondering how the STRC bulkhead would mount, direct replacement or some modification required when running the rpm front bumper.

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    Direct replacement. You could just buy another stock bulkhead and not hit stuff haha, but an alum bulk is a very good upgrade.

    If you do get an alum one, the tie bar is not needed.
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    Here's a pic of my STRC during installation with some new Protrac arms. These are nice looking pieces but you can't see much after it's installed.

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    I was also planning to put aluminum shock towers, caster blocks, wheel hub and some other little pieces. would the multiple aluminum stress fatigue each other too much like I have heard or are there enough plastic parts between them or should I eliminate some aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON 95 View Post
    I was also planning to put aluminum shock towers, caster blocks, wheel hub and some other little pieces. would the multiple aluminum stress fatigue each other too much like I have heard or are there enough plastic parts between them or should I eliminate some aluminum.
    The consensuses is aluminum on aluminum is a bad way to go(i.e aluminum caster blocks on carriers)and in the past this would have been my opinion as well however last year I ran just that setup(casters, carriers, hex s) and their still on the truck.
    This thing has been beat to death and has not failed, in fact I've never had a set of bearings last so long and spine so free.
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    There is nothing wrong with using good aluminum pieces for both c-blocks and bearing carriers. I went with rpm carriers with alum c-blocks, mostly due to the cheaper cost, but also my trx alum carriers loosened up and got sloppy where the kingpin went through the carrier, and the bearings were loose in the carrier from the start(they would fall out). I may have had a bad set, but it left a slightly sour taste in my mouth. Went with the rpm carriers to reduce the slop, and they have been slop free since. So I stick with that setup on any 2wd I run.
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    right now im on a budget of only $240 per month on rc and currently $80 are going to another rc and 25 has to stay in the bank, so that's only just over $100 I can spend. so strength that lasts for price is what I will end up buying

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    I wish I was limited to $240/month. Looks like you have a healthy budget my friend.
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    not really, just extra from my social security benefits from the military. my dad was EOD specialist and multiple deployments and now im in the army I get a bonus from his services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON 95 View Post
    right now im on a budget of only $240 per month on rc and currently $80 are going to another rc and 25 has to stay in the bank, so that's only just over $100 I can spend. so strength that lasts for price is what I will end up buying
    Then alum c's with rpm carriers will fit your description. It will save you a couple of bucks, and is a very durable setup 8)
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    here is a list of what im hoping to get here shortly since the big crash. me being a slash junkie like I know some people here are, I ran my slash with the broken bulk head ..... until I did the exact same as before except that this time it completely ripped off the suspension arm and bent both pins. the body was crushed until it cracked right along the bottom of the windshield. I also cracked the stock right rims to the point of no return, in half. il try to het some pictures of the carnage as soon as I can find the charger cord for the camera.
    Traxxas Chrome Suspension Pin w/Clip 44mm (2)
    Traxxas Clear Body Slash 4X4/Slayer
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    I prefer the smaller T-bone front bumper over the RPM. The RPM is a good piece but its been in production for so long I'm tired of looking at them. And I think the T-bone is better looking.
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    im going to mount their canister light set on it. tried drilling in to the stock bumper and it stuck out too far.

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    Recon, some good hardened hingepins are a great durability upgrade. Anza, Proline, and STRC all offer sets, and all of them are E-clip free. I have the ANZA set, and they are bulletproof.

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    i have the proline when i break the stock hingepins i will get the anza ones
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    how do the e-clip free ones secure to the chassis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON 95 View Post
    how do the e-clip free ones secure to the chassis?
    You mean to the bulk head? They are essentially a pin with a head on one end with a hex and and the on the other end they are threaded and you use a locking nut.

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    ok I have just received a set of new tires from a buddy of mine. they have been perfectly balanced by me and my LHS. when put om the truck the rim rolls straight but the tire wobbles. it does not shake the truck at high speed but mid to low-high the truck starts to wobble bad to the point of wobbling off the car stand. is there a way to fix this or is this normal for the slash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON 95 View Post
    ok I have just received a set of new tires from a buddy of mine. they have been perfectly balanced by me and my LHS. when put om the truck the rim rolls straight but the tire wobbles. it does not shake the truck at high speed but mid to low-high the truck starts to wobble bad to the point of wobbling off the car stand. is there a way to fix this or is this normal for the slash.
    You may have a bent stub axle, I have to replace mine now and then for this reason.
    Another is a bad rim, they can balance out correctly but still wobble on the truck.
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    I run mostly STRC Al upgrades, New Era for the tranny case, and Xtreme racing for the chassis. I kept plastic for body mounts, bumpers, bumper mounts, skid plates, and nerd bars. I want all major impact parts plastic for the flex and cheaper replacement. There are 3 main areas to watch for to avoid headaches. 1) The truck needs to be able to bottom out on hard landings, if not axles are going going to become bent ALL of the time. 2) I use a wax based bicycle chain lube, to help control wear. 3) Lock-tight screws or they will come loose.

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    I have recently ordered the STRC alum. bulkhead, RPM F/R bumpers and a new body. im going for a Johnny Greaves TORC truck look. the main colors are neon green and black and was wondering if there were any way to change the upper shock mount position or does it require modification?

    all of my rear end parts are in near perfect condition, only track scratches and no cracks or bends. I took my rear shocks off yesterday and the right was 2mm shorter than the right, when I disassembled them it was the shock shaft. it seems like an assembly/ manufacture mistake. im ordering new shocks soon so only a temporary fix for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RECON 95 View Post
    ok I have just received a set of new tires from a buddy of mine. they have been perfectly balanced by me and my LHS. when put om the truck the rim rolls straight but the tire wobbles. it does not shake the truck at high speed but mid to low-high the truck starts to wobble bad to the point of wobbling off the car stand. is there a way to fix this or is this normal for the slash.
    If the rim is straight but the tire wobbles when turning, the tire was probably glued on crooked. It happens. You try to get it straight as possible but it comes out crooked.
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    Im currently running beadlocks and I balanced the beadlocks with the screws numbered and then put the tire on and rebalanced it that way, still has wobble tire has equal wear all around and is perfectly balanced in the machine but on the truck wobbles?? it is only at a single speed between mid and high speed. nothing at low speed and nothing at high.

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    I have Al shock towers which allow for more options for upper shock mount positions. You can use any of these, as long as it still allows the truck to bottom out. I didn't have to do anything but to screw the shocks to where I wanted.

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    is there any particular brand you would recommend. I have tried integy on my 4x4 several times but they did not hold up. im trying to keep is open stock spec, where you can change everything but the electronics. and trying to adjust the angle of the shocks to lower the front end a little more. I get a giant parachute effect of a jump at my local track. im the only slash in a crowd of sc10 and losi and the height of the slash is my only disadvantage.

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    You'll have to drill holes in the lid to let the air flow through. Or you'll have to buy a lid that is vented..you'll have to cut the vents out when you paint it.
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    STRC, Traxxas, and Dynamite make good Al parts. New Era used to make Al tranny cases, you need to call to see if they still do. Xtreme Racing make a good Al chassis.

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    so here is what arrived in the mail yesterday, completely installed.
    STRC aluminum front bulkhead
    RPM front bumper w/ the canister light bucket
    rear bumper w/ mudflaps and tail light set
    new traxxas suspension arm pin

    I also have a new body that im thinking of using another enthusiasts paint job as a reference to create a custom paint job just different colors. im going with the monster energy colors of black green and silver and any other ideas for a paint job are welcome.


    it wont let me post my pictures due to large size and due to the device they came off of I cant resize them. il try to get them up with in the next week.

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