Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    237

    XO-1 Diffs in Slash

    I'vw seen a few post about folks using XO-1 diffs in the Slash, why?
    USAF, Retired
    ERBE, Dewalt EMaxx, Rustler VXL

  2. #2
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Wolfslash16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Riverton Utah
    Posts
    4,357
    The XO-1 diffs have a metal I bar brace inside them, helping the spider gears stay meshed better.
    Sl2sh Slayer Summit Sl4sh Teton/Rally T-Maxx Pnde

  3. #3
    RC Competitor
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Posts
    71
    Because it cost the same as the Slash diff, so with the added brace...why not, right?

    wolf beat me to it!

  4. #4
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    172
    They also have shims. The I-bar isn't the only difference

  5. #5
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    276
    FLM diff cups with X0-1 guts correctly shimmed = built proof!

  6. #6
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    172
    Got a link for the FLM cups?

  7. #7
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    5,216
    FLM diff cups with X0-1 guts correctly shimmed = built proof!
    Got a link for the FLM cups?
    I've heard nothing good about any aluminum diff cups, for some reason all stories heard have been negative and they all end up going back to plastic.
    Built Ford Tuff With Chevy Stuff.

  8. #8
    RC Qualifier
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    276
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAXXAS-SLAS...item2c8347a24d

    If you shim them correctly, and don't over tighten the bolts deforming the cup they work great!

  9. #9
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    5,216
    If you shim them correctly, and don't over tighten the bolts deforming the cup they work great!
    Very happy to hear their doing a good job for you tho I must assume many experienced racers are well versed in diff setup and have properly shimmed and tightened everything, the functionality isn't debated, their longevity is the issue.
    Does the fast lane unit have previsions machined for the pin side plates as well as the I bar, should my plastic units ever give reason for concern I too may try them since FLM is known for quality machining.
    Built Ford Tuff With Chevy Stuff.

  10. #10
    RC Racer
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    172
    This is directly from their website. Looks like it's not machined for the shims. I'll stick to my plastic.



  11. #11
    RC Turnbuckle Jr. billy-bones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    5,216
    Quote Originally Posted by EmersonSC View Post
    This is directly from their website. Looks like it's not machined for the shims. I'll stick to my plastic.


    No sir it doesn't look it at all.
    I stick with mine as well.
    Not my pic but I like this better.
    Built Ford Tuff With Chevy Stuff.

  12. #12
    RC Champion
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Montreal, Canada
    Posts
    1,838
    I am using e-revo diffs in mine, and the only part of the slash 4x4 is the rear output gear that connects to the clutch shaft etc. So far I have been very happy with them.
    Live life to the fullest

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •