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    Make a Slash more controllable at speed?

    I recently got a 2wd slash in a trade, but it needs work. I already have a Mike Jenkins xl5 slash however, the wife has confiscated it for her use. LOL I poppies in a working servo and rx. Set my endpoints, calibrated the esc and popped a 3 cell in it. All I can say is wow....it's fast, but gets super squirrelly at high speed. I have a protrac kit, power strokes, and a set of trenchers on order. Is there any thing else I can do to it to improve high speed stability? I know you guys like pics so....







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    An strc lcg kit
    A protrac kit
    Better tires

    Done...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    An strc lcg kit
    A protrac kit
    Better tires

    Done...
    Is the strc chassis pretty tough? I bash all my trucks pretty hard.

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    The slash wasn't made to go fast,at 50mph they are near impossible to run,and go to 2s and you should be fine.
    23 86 gearing on 2s,and you;ll run high 30s,nearer40mph,and have more fun.
    If you plan to race,they wont allow 3s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bashhound View Post
    Is the strc chassis pretty tough? I bash all my trucks pretty hard.

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    The strc is a rustler chassis with an aluminum extension basically
    You need the upper and lower chassis and receiver box a battery hold down

    Idk what else
    Maybe a couple turnbuckles and stuff

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    It basically has an open rear diff. There is probably just a light amount of grease in it. I have used diff oil in the past with great improvement in tracking straight under acceleration, however it eventually will leak out. You could get a sealed diff. Btw I locked an old broken diff I had using jb weld. It resulted in several axle failures as it eliminated all slippage. Not good.

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    you could always get a drift gyro. some call it cheating but it makes the truck way easier to control at all speeds. You will see huge increase in perceived driving skills because of it. Not race legal though but totally bash friendly.

    Other than that, tweak your suspension. camber/toe etc, tune it for high speed stability
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    Tweak what ever you want the slash does not have the aerodynamics for high speeds,after 50mph good luck.
    I made 72 once,and wont do it again,i have been shot gun in a car with my slash next to it,around 50 ,they start to lift,if you take the body off,they do a bit better,but not much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Tweak what ever you want the slash does not have the aerodynamics for high speeds,after 50mph good luck.
    I made 72 once,and wont do it again,i have been shot gun in a car with my slash next to it,around 50 ,they start to lift,if you take the body off,they do a bit better,but not much.
    Yeah
    I made my self a more aerodynamic body by cuttin off the wheel wells and adding alot of holes..
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    that new JC body that is made for high speed runs looks like a good resolution. check it out




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    You are a pretty smart little guy,and for your age ,I complement you.
    I bet your's can still run on a rough short course ,as the truck was originally designed
    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Yeah
    I made my self a more aerodynamic body by cuttin off the wheel wells and adding alot of holes..
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    Check your tires first. There might be sand or dirt in there that throws it off at higher speeds. It happened to me. New wheels and tires and its great. I needed new rubber though.

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