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    LCG or HCG for a new MT build

    Hello guys,

    I know this is a much discussed topic, but I could not find anything... namely I could not find an MT build with an LCG chassis. The reason that I am debating it is that I want two trucks in one, namely having a sl4sh on one hand as an SC truck and on the other hand with just bigger tires and a different suspension setup and gearing having an MT.

    For the SC truck the LCG is a no-brainer. Not sure for the MT. Jang from URC states that the LCG has no ground clearance issues since is no lower than the low parts of the HCG... http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=164938

    Has anybody done something like that before? Using an LCG for an MT build... I know it sounds strange cause you need the extra ground clearance but since I want two trucks in one, hence my question.

    Thanks.

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    Welcome to the forum and this great hobby of ours.

    You do not need to look far, there ar many

    Have a look at squeegies build for example

    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...rBAJR-II/page5
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    Thank you Jezza, both for the welcoming and your reply.

    So, I think I'll go for the lcg...

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    What bodies fit on a Slash MT?

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    I have the hcg chassis on mine and use the proline extended body posts so that you can practically use any body, the F150, baja, I got an sc10, traxxas and a blockbuster body for my MT
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    I had a similar configuration as sqeegie except for hcg chassis, but I didnt liked they way the truck handled with the 2.8 trencher tires. Just very spongy and imprecise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    I had a similar configuration as sqeegie except for hcg chassis, but I didnt liked they way the truck handled with the 2.8 trencher tires. Just very spongy and imprecise.
    I find the trenchers too big , so got mashers on 17mm F11 wheels, and 1/8 buggy lock up buggy wheels too, love them, do not balloon at all gives a new look and drive experience on the hcg.

    Equally when I want to tow down ,the SC 12 spoke asssociated wheels and badlands do great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezza View Post
    I finf the trenchers too big , so got mashers on 17mm F11 wheels, and 1/8 buggy lock up buggy wheels too, love them, do not ballon at all gives a new look and drive experience on the hcg.

    Equally when I want to tow down ,the SC 12 spoke asssociated wheels and badlands do great
    I run Proline Badlands 17mm 1/8 Buggy Tires now. Pretty good so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oprime110 View Post
    What bodies fit on a Slash MT?
    The Emaxx body fits with slight modification to the stock body posts.



    Here is mine when I had it in Monster mode:

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    :-) Just bought a Slash 4x4 Platinum from Tower Hobbies... $350... it was $420 but used the 410XY promo code which is a $70 discount... not bad I guess... I do have a second TQi rx/tx and some 2S LiPos... and a couple of bodies from my 2wd VXL... so we are good sir.... lol...

    Can't wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matts175 View Post
    The Emaxx body fits with slight modification to the stock body posts.



    Here is mine when I had it in Monster mode:

    Does the E-Maxx body fit without any modifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oprime110 View Post
    Does the E-Maxx body fit without any modifications?
    the answer is right in matts message you quoted lol. yes it fits with minor modification to the stock body posts
    sl4sh 2200 / p4de 2400

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oprime110 View Post
    Does the E-Maxx body fit without any modifications?
    Wow man.... I even posted a video that shows how it goes on and all.

    Slash 4x4 LCG -CC 2650kv 3s
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    I just got it... Platinum... First new Slash I got... the previous were used... I am concerned now with the ground clearance of the LCG... I know, I know I sound like a baby... but oh my... I must either preload it quite a lot or change the shock oil or both... And I am not talking about the MT version of it... Even the HCG 2wd bottoms and scraps a lot on "my circuit" (a construction site)... I think I'll go sooner rather than later with the MT version!

    Also, I have the Jconcepts overtray and I learned the hard way that you have to take your time when cutting lexan... I am ready to order VG racing's chassis brace. What you think? BTW it's the only that fits with the overtray.

    Anyone with a good setup for the stock GTRs?

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    I know I haven't driven it yet (I don't consider it driving around the house and the garage...) but I was thinking to start checking my options as is, stock. Max preload and maybe harder traxxas gtr springs? Blue (.892 front, 1.004 rear)? Any other option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vassilis View Post
    I know I haven't driven it yet (I don't consider it driving around the house and the garage...) but I was thinking to start checking my options as is, stock. Max preload and maybe harder traxxas gtr springs? Blue (.892 front, 1.004 rear)? Any other option?
    Yes. Skip those blue springs. I had them. I took them right back off.

    This is what you want. They fit right on. LOSB2961

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Losi-LOSB296...item46366da8e2

    Also, on a monster truck, try 40w to 50w oil. Stock is only 30w.
    Slash 4x4 LCG -CC 2650kv 3s
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    Thanks Mat. That sounds good and dirt cheap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by matts175 View Post
    Yes. Skip those blue springs. I had them. I took them right back off.

    This is what you want. They fit right on. LOSB2961

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Losi-LOSB296...item46366da8e2

    Also, on a monster truck, try 40w to 50w oil. Stock is only 30w.
    do these springs also fit the slash 4x4 stock shocks? still looking for stiffer linear spings for big air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    do these springs also fit the slash 4x4 stock shocks? still looking for stiffer linear spings for big air.
    Only if you have GTR shocks.

    See this post for non-GTR springs:

    https://traxxas.com/forums/showthrea...=1#post5964295
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    For a slash MT build, I'd go with the HCG chassis. I've used both in monster truck form, so this is from experience. The reasons I'd pick the HCG are:
    - stiffer chassis (handles extra weight of larger motor, esc, and battery without the need for a chassis brace)
    - body roll isn't as much of a concern on a monster truck.
    - a monster truck body will have an easier time concealing the HCG chassis, instead of having to reach down to cover the lcg chassis.
    - high-centering isn't as much of an issue with the larger tires on a monster truck

    I will say that I like the diffs from the stampede 4x4 xl-5. They're geared lower than the vxl diffs, which I think are geared too high for monster truck use. They still hold up to big brushless power just fine too.

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