I was fortunate enough to find a slightly used Slayer Pro at a barn sale where I live for $125. I have been playing with it for a few weeks now and I just stripped the spur gear out, so I am ready to not only buy a spur gear but a sway bar kit, tires and other common components that are recommended to keep on hand. I have been reading many of the posts on this forum and would like to get input from you experienced guys.
First things first, I want to replace the spur gear and also have one or two more on hand. I see they have a 36t, 38t and 40t gear and if I am reading right, the lower the number the faster the top end speed, is that right? I am really not interested in speeding this thing up but I wouldn’t mind having the a higher speed gear on hand if I find a place with the space to hit top speed. What is the stock gear for the Slayer? And what gear should I get if I find a faster course and want a higher top speed? Also, one of the three pads behind the gear, slipper clutch? is missing so I was also going to get the heavy duty slipper clutch kit, part #5352R, is this a better choice than the stock one?
Next, of the two sway bar kits, Traxxas and Tekno, which do you recommend and why?
From what I am reading on tires, it sounds like it can be a complicated process. Let’s assume most of my driving will be on dirt, gravel and mud. I have been reading up on tires and I have been wondering why no one has mentioned the 14mm T-Maxx tires I have been finding on ebay? It appears the older models used the 14mm hex lugs and not the 17mm hubs, is this right? And if so, will these bolt right on to a stock slayer? Or if you get the rims with ½ inch or 1 inch offset, wouldn’t this resolve the issue of deeper tires rubbing against the A arms? I wouldn’t mind buying the 17mm adapter kit, is this the better route considering the wide selection of tires in 17mm?
So to boil down my questions about tires, what’s a good standard size upgrade tire/rim? And what’s a good oversized/offset tire/rim/adapter?
Lastly, I was going to buy some spare filter inserts, glow plugs and other misc items that looked worn on my Slayer. One item was the dust boots on the tire/axle connector. I also wanted a few spare glow plugs, are the super duty long plugs a good plug to keep on hand? And what other components would you recommend to keep on hand on parts that commonly need replaced?
Thanks in advance