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    Help please

    I'm a newbie to the rc world and today I driving my traxxis slash 4x4 and 15 minutes it started smoking and now the gears fill luke they are locked tight. I was wondering should I just send it in or use this as an upgrade excuse

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    oi vey..
    smoking from where ?

    you have a LHS that can steer you in the direction with parts and quick fixes ?

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    The exc started smoking and spitting out sparks and yeah I bought the slash from the hobby shop but there closed on mondays

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    That sucker is fried.

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    Would you recommend buying a better exc and better motor or sending it off and getting the same one for free

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    Even if you buy an upgraded ESC now, I'd still send the original ESC in for a replacement. You could always sell the Traxxas ESC and motor on eBay or something. But if you have the 4-pole motor (which you probably do if you bought it very recently), I'd probably just go with that for now anyway, since it is pretty good.
    Last edited by Zephus; 12-15-2014 at 06:13 PM.

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    What brand would yall re commend

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    Castle Creations, and sell the replacement to help cover costs.
    Last edited by beatym; 12-15-2014 at 06:52 PM.

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    You could always use the Traxxas Et -3s! It's only drawback is it's not waterproof. It is a way better esc than the VXL.

    If you are going to get a new esc you may want to give thought to a new motor also. Selling the stock system 8 a good way to fund a replacement
    Last edited by cooleocool; 12-16-2014 at 08:11 AM. Reason: merge
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    How much could I sell the stock system for?

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    Chop shops sell new systems removed from new cars for around $130 US on ebay.

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    Thanks guys! This form and everyone in is a great help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZachsSlash14 View Post
    Thanks guys! This form and everyone in is a great help!

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    I'm guessing if it smoked in only 15 minutes that the gear mesh must have been set wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too tight from the factory and they should warranty it no problem.
    Slash 4x4 LCG. ET-3S/2400, Tekno, Savox, RPM, GTRs

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