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    What would you upgrade next?



    Here's what i have done to it so far:

    RPM:
    Front bumper
    Front A-arms
    Front bearing carriers
    Front castor blocks
    Front shock tower
    Rear A-arms
    Rear bearing carriers
    Rear skid plate
    Rear shock tower
    Front and rear shock guards
    Wheelie bar mount


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    Front tie rods
    Rear tie rods
    Big Bore Shocks
    Wheelie bar
    Ball bearings
    Hex hardware from VXL

    Coming soon:
    Proline body
    Mip x duty axles (on order)
    Vxl turnbuckles (on order)




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    You have a couple of good options left. A brushless sytem, wheels/tires, and/or a 2.4ghz Tx/Rx. Can't tell if you are running AM or not.
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    Oh yeah I forgot to mention that a buddy is giving me his vxl motor and esc out of his pede so i will also have brushless and 2.4 set up.

    I am currently running brushed and 27mhz


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    Tires..! Would get aluminum casters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    Tires..! Would get aluminum casters.
    Ya i had actually thought of alum casters after the fact. The rpm casters are brand new so i will wear those out and replace with aluminum.

    Yup tires are definitely on my list.

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    One thing I was going to ask is how easy is it to remove the talon rubber after it has been glued with ca? I like the stock wheels but wouldnt mind swapping out the tires to proline or something. What is the process for removing the rubber?


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    I bake them in an oven at 350... Don't remember the time though..20 mins maybe.
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    Ive heard of boiling the wheels/tires but not of baking them. Baking them doesnt make the rubber brittle or anything does it?


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    Last edited by No One; 02-11-2013 at 10:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theant View Post
    One thing I was going to ask is how easy is it to remove the talon rubber after it has been glued with ca? I like the stock wheels but wouldnt mind swapping out the tires to proline or something. What is the process for removing the rubber?


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    No matter how you do it, it's a real pain in the you know what and time consuming. You're probably better off leaving the stock set for asphalt runs or grass and getting a set of Trenchers and mount them on whatever your wheel preference. Then if you destroy one you've got another set to play with in the meantime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROB311952 View Post
    No matter how you do it, it's a real pain in the you know what and time consuming. You're probably better off leaving the stock set for asphalt runs or grass and getting a set of Trenchers and mount them on whatever your wheel preference. Then if you destroy one you've got another set to play with in the meantime.
    True.. found its better to start fresh.
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    IMO the sweetest set of all purpose tires and wheels out there right now would be a set of the new Masher 2.8's on a set of Desperados. Mashers are the ultimate "do all" tire. I like badlands of course, but mashers are better for all round running. Im not a fan of trenchers. Too big for this truck IMO. But its all about personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    IMO the sweetest set of all purpose tires and wheels out there right now would be a set of the new Masher 2.8's on a set of Desperados. Mashers are the ultimate "do all" tire. I like badlands of course, but mashers are better for all round running. Im not a fan of trenchers. Too big for this truck IMO. But its all about personal preference.
    Ya ive always liked the look of the mashers too. Any suggestions on what to upgrade next to further strengthen the pede.


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    Maybe a better servo saver?
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    RPM front skid for a 2X4 slash. Requires a tiny bit of work to get it to fit but makes the truck WAY stiffer.
    An aluminum trans case (I prefer REM)
    Aluminum bulkhead
    Get rid of the traxxas tie rods, get stock VXL links
    STRC hinge pin kit
    Ditch the wheelie bar, get the RPM 2X4 slash rear bumper and mount and get their bumper wheel kit (acts like a wheelie bar) or just use the wheels from your current wheelie bar (i think they will work).

    A new body will make a big difference as well. Proline uses thicker lexan... which makes the body more durable and lets it take more abuse.
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    Another good thing to pick up is the New STRC King Pins. Add this to the list with the STRC Hinge Pin set if you decide to upgrade to those. Which they are very good IMO.

    I have to agree with Pave. The Mashers are some of the best treads around. Used to you had to trim them to fit 2.8's. Now they come that way ready for 2.8 wheels. Saweeet!!!
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    RPM transmission housing..

    I have a question for you
    For you hex screws ,does traxxas make a kit for the screws?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    RPM front skid for a 2X4 slash. Requires a tiny bit of work to get it to fit but makes the truck WAY stiffer.
    An aluminum trans case (I prefer REM)
    Aluminum bulkhead
    Get rid of the traxxas tie rods, get stock VXL links
    STRC hinge pin kit
    Ditch the wheelie bar, get the RPM 2X4 slash rear bumper and mount and get their bumper wheel kit (acts like a wheelie bar) or just use the wheels from your current wheelie bar (i think they will work).

    A new body will make a big difference as well. Proline uses thicker lexan... which makes the body more durable and lets it take more abuse.
    Yes i definitely want to get the alum trans case and alum bulk head. I should have mentioned that i have already installed the vxl tie rods.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    RPM transmission housing..

    I have a question for you
    For you hex screws ,does traxxas make a kit for the screws?
    No not as far as i know. I went through the exploded diagrams and ordered bags of hex hardware as needed. What a pain!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by pavmentsurfer View Post
    RPM front skid for a 2X4 slash. Requires a tiny bit of work to get it to fit but makes the truck WAY stiffer.
    An aluminum trans case (I prefer REM)
    Aluminum bulkhead
    Get rid of the traxxas tie rods, get stock VXL links
    STRC hinge pin kit
    Ditch the wheelie bar, get the RPM 2X4 slash rear bumper and mount and get their bumper wheel kit (acts like a wheelie bar) or just use the wheels from your current wheelie bar (i think they will work).

    A new body will make a big difference as well. Proline uses thicker lexan... which makes the body more durable and lets it take more abuse.
    Actually, how would you compare an aluminum trans case to the rpm trans case? The rpm case is around $30 and i think an alum is around $45.


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    You can also go on ebay and buy the hex screw sets from the chop shops. Usually around $10 and you get pretty much all the screws youd need for the majority of the truck. I buy one or two sets a year just to keep my screw container full.
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    Thats not a bad idea either.


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    I think i will pick up that slash front skid soon. I should have bought it when i got the rear slash skid....and the lhs had them in stock.


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    What kind of lifespan can you expect from the front stock bulk? Will it break fairly easily unless supported? Will the rpm skid make it stiff enough that an alum bulk is almost not necessary?


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    I like the RPM trans case. You can get it in blue to match your A-Arms. It also has a nice aluminum plate to mount you motor to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theant View Post
    What kind of lifespan can you expect from the front stock bulk? Will it break fairly easily unless supported? Will the rpm skid make it stiff enough that an alum bulk is almost not necessary?


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    The stock bulk may last forever, or could get mangled in a particularly freaky ft end crash. If you stick with the plastic one, a tie bar is needed and will help protect the bulk. I have only broken 1 stock bulk in many years, but that was at over 50mph in a bandit with little ft end protection...
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    I changed every thing on my truck but the bulk because I thought it was not needed and I would rather that part break first in a crash and maybe save some more expensive parts


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisfoster View Post
    I changed every thing on my truck but the bulk because I thought it was not needed and I would rather that part break first in a crash and maybe save some more expensive parts


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    Ya thats a good point. I think I could spend my money better elsewhere like tie rod and front skid. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by theant View Post
    No not as far as i know. I went through the exploded diagrams and ordered bags of hex hardware as needed. What a pain!!!


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    I bet!
    You had my hopes up
    I'll probably do the same
    I was wondering
    I wasn't thinking you bought all the screws
    I thought most people j
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