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    nitro slash chassis as lcg

    Has anyone thought about using the nitro slash chassis as an optional lcg chassis for the slash 2wd?




    Coming in at 40 bux it might do the trick.

    I think with the screw formations it would be a mid engine lcg.

    im going to check into the wheel base to see if its the same

    Wheel base is 332mm vs 335mm
    now where would the electronics go hum
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    Looking at the bolt pattern for the transmission, it looks like you could, just take out the tranny and throw an electric one in there and mount electronics.

    As geeves said, it would be a mid engine layout.
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    I would hate to put my esc behind the gearbox infront of the rear bumper, it just scares me thinking about it.
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    Then don't do it... most ESC wires are long enough to put wherever you want.

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    loocks like a good mod IMO, it's only plastic and aluminum. Mod it how is needed. Would just have to pull the parts list up to be sure the suspension is the same.

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    Yea i decided to build this truck with my nephew. I ordered the parts from tower today.

    Traxxas Chassis Upper Composite $9.19
    Traxxas Bumper Rear/Battery Box/Box Cover/3x15mm $10.99
    Traxxas Fuel Tank Box/Throttle Servo Mount $6.39
    Traxxas Chassis Lower Blue-Anodized T6 Aluminum $26.99

    added my 25 off 50 coupon and now hope for the best.
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    Post pics of the build, I'd like to see it come together

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    the biggest is the fuel tank box looks to be a little over 45mm wide. I only have hard packs @46.51 wide

    It might take some work to make it fit.
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    You could probably just as easily use the nitro trans and make your own motor mount. I'm pretty sure the nitro trans uses 32-pitch internal gears. BEEFY!

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    If it gets that I depth I'll just flip the gearbox around and Make my own battery tie down. I was seeing if it was a cheap alternative for a lcg as well as giving a kid something to bash with that he can call his own
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    I would like to see some pics too. I'll be converting my nitro rusty to a nitro slash in the coming weeks. But I have though about doing the slash I am getting with this setup also. Keep us posted!

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    I started receiving parts from tower last night. Its going to take a bit of time for these parts to be complete because parts are on back order. I did receive some great parts last night. I have the Traxxas Fuel Tank Box and Traxxas Chassis Upper. I found that a 2s and 3s pack will fit nice in the fuel tank section. It will require some trimming. The box is approximately 1/4 inch to short but i think opening the back up will not be much of an issue because the pieces locks together giving it some strength. However there is a bit of a lip on the sides that i will need to sand down to properly drop the lipo pack in. This was expected but overall happy with what i received and will proceed with the project. Ill get pics up when i start the work.
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    This will be cool. Are the suspension mount holes the same for both trucks?
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    Im going to try to use the stock bulkhead and shock tower. I'm waiting on the chassis so I can advance on the front assembly but we have one assembled ready to go when we receive it. The rear shock tower might be different because of the orientation of the gearbox. Im trying to keep it simple with stock parts so it can be a viable lcg swap on the cheap.
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    Nice can't wait to hear and see more on the build

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    that will be really sweet if it all works out!
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    Installed the bulkhead and shock brace looks like a good fit so no custom front suspension needed.


    2s lipo fits in fuel tray but needs to be shaved and 1/4 longer



    This is the lips that needs to be shaved off
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    Well got the chassis and everything test fit well. The gearbox will need to be shimmed to be flat to the plate and the 2 smaller fasteners did not line up. As discussed before I need to cut the back of the fuel tray to get a 2s pack in.


    Now I just need to buy cheap parts to finish this thing I do not want to be real down my truck to see this project progress.
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    Looks like it's coming along good, hope it follows through, where are you placing the esc

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    I might place it in the rear of the gearbox
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    this looks pretty sweet. i may try this soon. thanks!

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    Shaved the fuel tray and fit in the 2s lipo. I need to figure out a tie down system for it now. I do not think it will fit a 3s pack but 2s is fine.

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    that looks great
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    A little brainstorming....
    Could you put a piece of flat metal between the middle screws to hold it down? It may require longer screws and some washers. One side could be screwed down while the other side is somehow locked into place with some kind of quick release.
    Or could you thread a couple of Battery Tie Down Posts (#5827) on each side with a bar going across? That may be the easier option. In either case a piece of hard foam under the bar should keep the battery from flopping around.

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    Is the build still coming along, or...?

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    Oh, sorry
    Wife just had a baby boy. I have not even looked at it the last 3 weeks. I do have parts rolling in. Ill be playing around with it again soon. I have not got my tunrbuckes yet and its holding up the project. Looking for a ebay deal my LHS wants a mint for them. Im debaiting if i want to buy a castle system for it and I cant order that until i figure out the weight of the truck.
    My goal is not to tear down my other truck to build this one.

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    Update....I got some parts. I built everything using stock parts and a few extra fastners here and there. So this lcg is very feasable and possibly the cheapest lcg solution. But.. i does Ave a bit of flex between the battery support and the gearbox. I might need to come up with a solution for that. Another thing is supporting the. Rear shock tower.right now it only has the 2screws that go into the gearbox to keep it in place. I would like to find a way to support it better.





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    The way the Nitro Slash is setup is completely different. The rear bulkhead interlocks into the transmission and the transmission case has a brace that goes over the flywheel into the chassis. The rear tower bolts to the bulkhead with 4 screws. Much stronger setup. The only possible solution would maybe be a old Traxxas SRT transmission case and bulkhead.
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    The whole idea of the thread was to see if it was possible to do a direct swap to make a lcg chassis for the slash. If a gearbox change is required than the project will be more expensive than the strc lcg and it would be a bust. I'm not going to quit just yet everything fits so well. If i did fail you will see the parts on 4 sale section soon. Someone with a nitro rustler could use the parts to convert.
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    After looking at it over a cup of coffee i noticed the tow in the rear a arms are wrong. I need to see what the slash nitro is using to fix this. Well just checked it out, and both trucks are using the 2555 arms. Im looking into what people are doing one the mid engine slice chassis.
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    True. Just a suggestion
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    The whole idea of the thread was to see if it was possible to do a direct swap to make a lcg chassis for the slash. If a gearbox change is required than the project will be more expensive than the strc lcg and it would be a bust. I'm not going to quit just yet everything fits so well. If i did fail you will see the parts on 4 sale section soon. Someone with a nitro rustler could use the parts to convert.
    Either way you did a very nice job.
    Creative,and low cost.
    Top notch in my opinion.
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    Yea either way still worth a try and as far as a battery a shorty lipo could work

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    I really like the look of that chassis, its very clean and simple. It also looks like there is lots of space around to mount things as well.
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    Me too! And I know for a fact that SRT transmission and bulkhead would do the job perfectly but that is my personal opinion. Geeves I thing you have the wrong a-arms? You need 2555x and mount them the shocks on the back side just like the nitro slash or you just have the A-arms mounted backwards lol.
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    They have a 2555x? I need to find them because the tow is not good. I looked at the buy traxxas and didn't see them. Ill look again. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    They have a 2555x? I need to find them because the tow is not good. I looked at the buy traxxas and didn't see them. Ill look again. Thanks
    If you were to use an rpm case,it comes with three degree trans mounts.
    I understand this would up the price $29,but you would have a superior case and no toe problems.

    You might have to turn the mounts over but I looked at mine and they should work.
    Sorry bout the pic,but will they work?
    [IMG][/IMG]
    This is one I build for my grandson,but the separate mounts give a lot of mod room.
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    Wait a second. Is the toe in the a arms or the gearbox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    Wait a second. Is the toe in the a arms or the gearbox?
    Neither,they are separate,like in the pic above.
    The come with 0 and 3 degrees.
    The control arms go through them but their not aren't part of the trans or a arms.
    And you would have to mod the stock trans,or go with the rpm case.
    I am using the o degree in the pic,but the kit comes with a set of 3 degree mounts as well.
    That should give you the toe your looking for.
    This is how the mount.
    [IMG][/IMG]
    This is just a quick set up pic,but it should be enough to see if it will work.
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    I flipped the arms around to correct the toe but now the shocks are seller close to the turnbuckle. I can correct with spacer but it adds to the cost.

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