Hey everyone! I recently received a thrashed beat up original Slayer in on a trade.
I have since converted it to a Slayer Pro. Longer chassis and wider a-amrs. Rebuilt the transmission, new diffs, driveshafts, and wheel bearings, new slipper clutch, brakes, ect. Hurray for the bay! Lol! Also slammed in a new 3.3 powerplant. Sporting a 2.4ghz radio, 50w shock oil, Pro-Line Desert Rat body painted by myself as well as *cough!* Team Losi *cough!* Ten-T wheels & tires, and Integy aluminum skid plates. This thing is a blast! Let me know what you all think!
By mrblargman at 2011-02-20
By mrblargman at 2011-02-20
By mrblargman at 2011-02-20
Glad to see that you transformed a perfectly good truck into a better one. I had to purchase mine new as i couldn't find one on ebay. Thank you for recycling and great job!
Ultimate w/ lcg carbon fiber double chassis mod
Last edited by SilentWolv; 03-14-2011 at 01:37 PM.
Look nice, not a fan of the wheels, too much chrome for a baja imo, but i looks good!
Does anyone have a list of parts to convert the 1st gen Slayer to the current Slayer Pro?
The parts that absolutely must be used to convert your original Slayer to Slayer Pro are as follows:
-Revo 3.3 Blue Chassis (same chassis as Slayer Pro)
-Wider Slayer Pro A-Arms
-Slayer Pro Center Drive Shafts
I am pretty sure that the rest is just direct transfer.
Your turnbuckles will need to be lengthened to accomidate the wider A-Arms.
Feel free to ask anymore questions!
Seems pretty easy, revo chassis, Wider A-Arms and Center Drive Shafts, that's it. Oh yeah, and a body. Anything Else?
Sorry for the late reply.... I think that is about it... Like I said before, I converted mine. Replaced most of the vehicle for under $100 using eBay. Post any more specific questions if any! =)
Thanks for the info, just ordered all my parts from Tower to convert to the new version.
So along these lines, is it safe to say that all other "Slayer" aftermarket goodies fit the "Pro"?
I would say so, but not totally sure yet. I ordered the new Body, Revo Blue Chassis, Slayer Pro A-Arms, Slayer Pro center drive shafts and just got them in today. I will try and transfer everything in the next week or so, so I will let you know.
It's a beast, man. It looks amazing. I wish I could do this kind of upgrade on mine, but I don't think I'd be able to pull it off at all, even if I had the parts sitting in front of me. So, all I can do is envy your machine.
By the way, what wheelset do you have on this? Is it possible to get this on an unmodified Slayer (not pro)?
The wheels and tires on my rig are from a Team Losi Ten-T truggy. Yes, the 14mm hex wheels will bolt right on to a stock Slayer or Slayer Pro
I just finished converting my old slayer to the slayer pro using the following parts:
5322X Revo Chassis
5931X Front A-Arms Right
5932X Front A-Arms Left
5933X Rear A-Arms Right
5934X Rear A-Arms Left
5456 Center Front Drive Shaft
5925 Mike Jenkins Slayer Pro Body
It took about 5 hours (cleaning included) to convert. The only other thing not mentioned by MrBlargMan was that I had to flip my steering servo and horn because of the longer Revo Chassis. Other than that it went without a hitch.
Scssurf! Glad you were able to make the conversion! Thanks for the info about the steering servo too! Enjoy the new stance of your vehicle and let 'er rip!
I haven't found any wheels that'll fit and putting 12mm hexes on isn't so simple. The axle itself is bigger, and so is the pin. Can't just drill out the hex to fit the axle. If I still had my mill I'd cut bigger slots, but I don't, so I can't. Wonder if I can convince a former employer to make a run of a few dozen 12mm hexes made specifically for the Slayer on the CNC mill. I could probably figure out a way to do a half dozen sets in one setup.
Nitro 4-Tec 3.3
I'm new and think I might have missed the answer but if I had the new slayer pro, will those wheels fit it or do I need to modify something?
Anyone know the difference between chassis #5322x and #5907? I am buying the stuff for the upgrade, and both part numbers come up for Revo 3.3 blue chassis.
For the Revo/Slayer chassis there is 5322 and 5322x; the latter being the longer one that is found in the 3.3 Revo's and the newest Slayer. The 5907 you reference has the 5322x chassis. The older 5908 Slayer has the 2.5 (shorter) chassis.
The Super Derecho
Ok thanks! So 5907 IS the Slayer Pro as a RTR kit, but the chassis itself is a 5322x. I just got everything but a new body for $48 shipped on ebay!
Can any of you post a pic of how you set up your steering servo? I got all the PRO parts on, got the alignment fixed, but I can't figure out the steering.. maybe I'm just too close to the problem.
Any luck with the pic? I got longer linkage from a revo but when the servo turns the tires the linkage hits the guard..
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Sorry guys!!! Totally spaced the steering servo's picture. I'll make time to take one tomorrow when I have better lighting.
Rydeblue - Sorry for the week delay on this photo. I hope you already have taken care of your steering issue. I have been busy upgrading my Nitro Rustler from a Pro .15 to a TRX 3.3.... What a blast!!! But that is besides the point.
I have also since upgraded my Slayer Pro 4x4 with a Team Trinity TRX 3.3 Revo race pipe and header, a lightweight flywheel, a MotorSaver 3 stage air filter, and a serviceable in-line fuel filter! Wow! What a difference this exhaust makes (combined with the lighter flywheel?!)!!! It's sick!!! The Trinity pipe provides gobbs of low-end power combined with a highly menacing exhaust note (much louder and meaner than stock)!!! Still wraps out like crazy too thanks to the lighter flywheel!!!
Anyhow, back to Rydeblue. Here is the photo of my dual steering servo setup. I hope it helps! Thanks!
can someone give me the part #'s for the toe links and and turnbuckles, are they the 72mm ones?
After you guys changed to Slayer pro's did the cars drive different, handle different? Less prone to tipping?