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    First Upgrade

    Hey Guys, I just got the Traxxas Slash Raptor for christmas. So far I love it. Nothing has broken luckily. Just to be safe, I wanted to upgrade something. Any Ideas?

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    STRC or Traxxas Aluminum Castor Blocks, or RPM A-Arms. That would be the first thing I would upgrade. And that is exactly what I upgraded, plus a few other things.



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    Personally, I'd leave it as-is until you break something. If it ain't broke, don't fix it!
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    Instead of replacing something, I might just add lights.


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    What type of upgrades do you want? Do you want upgrades to make you Raptor faster, more durable, cooler looking, better for off road, better for on road, etc. What do you want to do with it?

    EDIT: Oh, so you want lights... Do want to make them yourself, or buy a light kit?
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    Probably just a kit


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    I got the rpm front & rear bumpers, light canisters from rpm, and ram tech rc led kit. It looks sick now. They really help in the dark.


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    I don't think I want to make it faster just yet. I just want to get used to it then in about a year or so upgrade to brushless. I might get better tires for off road though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Raptor View Post
    I don't think I want to make it faster just yet. I just want to get used to it then in about a year or so upgrade to brushless. I might get better tires for off road though.


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    As for tires, I have proline badlands on 2.2/3.0 beadloc's here is a pic


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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach98 View Post
    I got the rpm front & rear bumpers, light canisters from rpm, and ram tech rc led kit. It looks sick now. They really help in the dark.


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    Photos? I wanna see!

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    I don't have a photo of the lights on, but I have a video of it running with the lights on bit it's during the day, you can still see them no problem
    Here ya go-
    http://youtu.be/tTgX7HRG8OM


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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach98 View Post
    As for tires, I have proline badlands on 2.2/3.0 beadloc's here is a pic




    Nice Looks Awesome!

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    Thanks!
    Did ya check out my video?


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    Ya, that was sweet. Nice car

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    I really like the body and the front bumper.

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    First Upgrade

    Thanks, that is the RPM front bumper with the rpm light canisters. This truck can take a real beating. It's the toughest rc that I've ever had.
    That's also the stock body

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    Quote(This truck can take a real beating. It's the toughest rc that I've ever had.)Quote My friend Wolfslash 16 told me from experience that the slash is a really tough car. And it's true, I've crashed into curbs and mail boxes A LOT! I have not broken any thing at all!


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    Not to jack thread but razor raptor that stock motor an 8.4 7 cell ?

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    Stock motor is a Titan n battery is a 8.4v 3000mah 7 cell nimh
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    Quote(Not to jack thread but razor raptor that stock motor an 8.4 7 cell ?) Quote


    Do you mean IZach98?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slashbasher81 View Post
    Not to jack thread but razor raptor that stock motor an 8.4 7 cell ?
    If you were talking about my video that I posted. That is not stock, it has a castle creations sidewinder SCT 3800kv brushless system, first part of video is on 2s (just bashing on some snow) and the second part of the video is on 3s (speed runs)

    Just a one thing, what do you guys think of the video quality? Can you guess what I was using to record that video? Let's see who can get it right. Lol...


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    ipod/iphone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Raptor View Post
    ipod/iphone?
    Yup, I record all my videos on my iPhone 5. I am looking at getting a GoPro hero, I'm trying to get one pretty cheap (not an easy thing to do)
    If anyone has a GoPro, I am interested to look


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    I DON'T have one


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    Quote Originally Posted by iZach98 View Post
    Yup, I record all my videos on my iPhone 5. I am looking at getting a GoPro hero, I'm trying to get one pretty cheap (not an easy thing to do)
    If anyone has a GoPro, I am interested to look


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    Me, my brother, and his friends always record on his iPod.


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    Yeah it works ok, but I would like some on-board film. Don't really wanna risk my iPhone.


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    One time my brother strapped his iPod to his merv he went super slow though that was the smart choice


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