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    james 843 traxxas slash tow pig

    I picked up this 2wd slash as a roller in a trade with a load of ex parts. I got ir for for the reason of pulling a rc boat and trailer i have. I figured I would post what I do and pictures as I go. The trailer is a heavy trailer so I know I'm going to have to beef the rear suspension I'm thinking of doing a dual shock set up on it. I'm thinking it's going to be a dually

    Here are some pictures of the day I got it



    some of the parts i have for it



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    Cool boat and trailer!

    Dunno if a 2x4 Slash would be my first choise for a two rig. The Telluride is better suited to this, or another brands very popular 4x4 solid axle scale truck.

    Looks like a fun time none the less...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Cool boat and trailer!

    Dunno if a 2x4 Slash would be my first choise for a two rig. The Telluride is better suited to this, or another brands very popular 4x4 solid axle scale truck.

    Looks like a fun time none the less...
    I have a 4x4 emaxx and a scx10 i just like the 2wd slash and the challenge behind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by james843 View Post
    I have a 4x4 emaxx and a scx10 i just like the 2wd slash and the challenge behind it
    I completely understand. I've had those kinds of projects, sometimes you get neck-deep into them and wonder what the heck you were thinking, and other times you end up with something really cool. That is part of the fun of this hobby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    I completely understand. I've had those kinds of projects, sometimes you get neck-deep into them and wonder what the heck you were thinking, and other times you end up with something really cool. That is part of the fun of this hobby!
    yes it is i hope it comes out cool

    the 1 thing i am doing is locking the diff and putting stiffer springs on it

    i have 3 new diff so i started with a new one






    After i put the gears in side i packed it with hot glue i have never done it with hot glue but i have done it with jb weld but pople sau the hot glue is just as good





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    Quote Originally Posted by james843 View Post
    the 1 thing i am doing is locking the diff and putting stiffer springs on it
    Why would you want to lock the diff?
    This is a measure only taken in extremely poor traction situations, should you ever find your self on a hard surface you could snap an axle or worse.
    There are ways to create a tight limited slip and still have enough give to corner.
    Have you ever tried bad horsie?
    http://www.badhorsie.com/products/diff-lock-grease.html
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    I locked the diff do to i will be using this to tow and launch my boat. Most of the time i will be at a boat landing that is really slick but some time i will be on sand like a beach or mud and dont want just 1 wheel to be spinning

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    If the trailer is heavy that won't be as much effect on the suspension as what the tongue weight of the trailer is. What I mean is the weight that will actually be pushing down on the back of your vehicle. Remember the further behind the axles it mounts onto your vehicle the more leverage it will have in compressing down your suspension.

    If as heavy as you say, you might want to design a hitch like a goose neck mount and attach it to the shock tower, that way the downforce will be directly over the suspension which will cause less compression and less lift on the front end, a fifth wheel mount like is done on heavy trailers on a pickup truck.

    Hot Racing makes a cool solid axle diff :http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...er=TE125;c=430 that you might consider. Personally all the fluids and lubes I experimented with in the diff case usually thinned right out and didn't benefit as much as I had hoped.

    I hope a few of these suggestions help in your build, looks like fun challenge.......

    Also a 4-pole motor in the KV rating will have more pulling torque for you, a smaller pinion gear will assist in the pull without loading the motor to overheat.
    How heavy is this boat and trailer? How much weight will be on the tongue of the trailer?
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    i am not sure on the tung weight but will try to find out i have not made a hitch yet for the slash but it will be more like a bumper hitch do to i have a few outher trailers i would like to pull with it also i have been thinking on the leverage with it being behind the axle i may add some weight to the front end
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    Quote Originally Posted by james843 View Post
    i am not sure on the tung weight but will try to find out i have not made a hitch yet for the slash but it will be more like a bumper hitch do to i have a few outher trailers i would like to pull with it also i have been thinking on the leverage with it being behind the axle i may add some weight to the front end
    Well the other way to help the weight on the mount is to adjust the axles of the trailer forward if possible, that will help a lot if they are adjustable.

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    no unfortunately its not adjustable on any of the trailers that I have

    i am thinking a bout somthing like this for a hich

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    That could work...
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    I had a set of integy springs. That i had leftover form my ax10. They are a lot longer and a little stiffer then the slash. I was going to double shock the rear but i think these springs will do the trick











    Still need some fine tuning


    workes on my duallys to day i need to go monday and get some hardware



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    Nice looking!! What plans do you have for a body? Jconcepts makes a nissan SUV body the armada?
    Yes I do have a Traxxas...

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    Get an RPM hybrid gearbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stampered4x4 View Post
    Nice looking!! What plans do you have for a body? Jconcepts makes a nissan SUV body the armada?
    not sure was thinking the proline gmc topkick but still not sure

    Quote Originally Posted by MooseSlash View Post
    Get an RPM hybrid gearbox.
    i had one on my rustler they are nice but what this truck will be doing i dont see the need for it

    I will get some better pics tomorrow this is jst a mockup of it

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    Its coming along nicely, if you put another axle on the trailer it would remove a lot of tongue weight and give a more scale appearance.
    Just my opinion but right now the single axle is 2/3 or more to the rear.
    Its going to look really nice when complete.
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    Are you going to weight the front end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    Its coming along nicely, if you put another axle on the trailer it would remove a lot of tongue weight and give a more scale appearance.
    Just my opinion but right now the single axle is 2/3 or more to the rear.
    Its going to look really nice when complete.
    i was thinking that with maby some littler wheels

    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Are you going to weight the front end?
    yes if i have to i am thinking i will need to





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    Looks good! How did you do the dually?
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    Looks good! How did you do the dually?
    Cool build, also wondering how you did the dually...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Cool build, also wondering how you did the dually...
    right now i have them mocked up with zip ties but will be bolted together just need to go get the hardware to do it with t will post step by step pics as i put them together

    i think i am going to get some hex spacers to bring out the front wheels but think i get the body 1st i dont want them to stick out





    anyone know how much wider the traxxas slash jato arm conversion makes the front?

    I have 2 wheels and tires to match the back wheels tires on the way should be here friday they are Axial SCX10 Rock Crawler wheels with 1.9 Ripsaw Tires

    I some bandit rear a arms which are shorter should be here today

    Just ordered a 65t Crawler Motor

    I took it out for a run today with the trailer and i will be needing to weight the front end i am going to look into some that gointo the tires



    I stopped by lowes today and got what i needed to do the dually's right


    leave the inner wheel stock



    drill the center of the outer wheel out




    them bolt the 2 wheels together







    A little bit of Dually action with the six matching wheels still waiting on shorter control arm for the rear to get here



    Shorter arms on the right stock arms on the left still wating on the shorter camber links





    got the new motor today



    A pic with the body on it still has stock slash a arms on it i am wating on camber links

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    Looking good!!!! That 65 turn motor should do the trick ....
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    I got the shorter camber links in today



    A lot more better now that I have all the shorter suspension on to it


    befor and after and no the wheels dont rub it is just the way the pic was took





    not my pic I found them on the web but i'm thinking one of these bodies

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    Those will probably look pretty cool, I think they belong to Zepher on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sean1214 View Post
    Those will probably look pretty cool, I think they belong to Zepher on this forum.
    cool i will have to look him up

    Well I an not happy with the 65 turn in the slash . I am Thinking I may put the other motor back in and change the gearing

    screenshot from to day was working on a camera mount for onboard shots
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    I think you should go with the chevy (first time I've ever said that!!!), the raptor would just look weird as a dually since all raptors are SRW, and the chevy can be DRW.
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    I wish they would make the proline gmc topkick body to fit the slash

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    You can mod one to fit....
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    I would have to stretch it about 5 inches side to side and short it in the wheelbase a little over a 1.5 inches i like it but not that much lol

    I squirted some paint on the trailer today



    I really need to start sleeping at night my wheels start turning and a simple project gets a lot bigger

    I know it is a crappy photoshop. But this is what i am thinking. I want to do with the traxxas slash tow pig? but a different cab

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    Well that's another nice look.... Work on it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by james843 View Post
    I know it is a crappy photoshop. But this is what i am thinking. I want to do with the traxxas slash tow pig? but a different cab

    Interesting concept. I still think it would have been better as a 4x4, but that is unique, and if you do it right, it will look cool.

    How did that 65T motor work out for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greatscott View Post
    Interesting concept. I still think it would have been better as a 4x4, but that is unique, and if you do it right, it will look cool.

    How did that 65T motor work out for you?
    Was not happy with it. I put a teamorion motor in it

    My new body has been marked as shipped!!



    now i need to cut the bed off and statr the new one


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    perfect body choice for the job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rc_REV View Post
    perfect body choice for the job
    Thanks after some a lot of looking at pic online. I think i am going to try to extend the chassis before i build the flat bed. So it will be more like a long bed truck

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    What body is that?
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    i believe it is the 1966 ford f-150
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rc_REV View Post
    i believe it is the 1966 ford f-150
    yes it is pro-line 1966 ford f-150

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    Thanks.... It seems to fit your chassis just about right. Which "A" arms and axles did you use for the rear set up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by orca44 View Post
    Thanks.... It seems to fit your chassis just about right. Which "A" arms and axles did you use for the rear set up?
    traxxas bandit

    Okay I started extending the slash to make it a long bed but now I need a trip to Lowes




    It's a little bit longer!!
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