I want to chronicle the life of my Slash 4wd. She has started off life as stock but I'm planning on lots of upgrades as I plan to start running her on 3s. I've posted some of these pictures before but I want to consolidate them.
New truck day! December 14th, 2013:
First mud bashing session. December 26th, 2013:
Running with my brother's Slash 4wd and my son's new Stampede:
Burned out first ESC running on 7cell NiMh. Bummer. December 30th, 2013:
Sent to Traxxas.
First mod - New shoes! Added premounted Proline Trenchers:
Other mods - Installed King Headz motor mount and aluminum slipper adapter, Velcro mod to drive shaft:
Purchased Proline extended body mounts in anticipation of a new body. I'm leaning towards a Jeep Cherokee next but also thinking about the Chevy HD or possibly the new Desert Raid.
Select aluminum. I'm not keen on blinging this one out but I see key reinforcements in my future including new shock caps, caster blocks, and bearing carriers. I'm still debating the color scheme. My son's Stampede is getting red TRX aluminum. My Pede is getting green TRX aluminum. I'm not sure about the Sl4sh yet.
RPM A-arms on hand but I'm running the stock until they break.
Additional cooling for the esc/motor.
I'm using Onyx 235 and Onyx 245 chargers. I have a selection of 7 cell NiMh batteries, 2 cell LiPo's and bought a 3s the other day but haven't run it yet.
Dynamite Traxxas Starter tool set, tools included with Slash and Stampedes, temp gun, and various things I've dug out of the garage and found useful:
So that's the setup as of today. Stay tuned.