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    Lightbulb Traxxas Slash Upgrades

    I was wondering if anyone had some starter Traxxas Slash Upgrades? As long as the DON'T DAMAGE THE INTEREOR/EXERIOR! One I've Been thinking about is upgrading my gears and motor. On AMainHobbies.com they have a motor "mini monster" brushless 380 9 turn. I would like any helpful advise for upgading please!!

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. JimmyNeutron's Avatar
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    What is the Kv rating?

    Stock VXL is 4,000kv.
    These have been tortured with a lot more power than stock with a few upgrades.

    My stock VXL needed upgrades to help the axle shafts survive when I went LiPo.
    Last edited by JimmyNeutron; 01-27-2012 at 10:36 PM.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    The mini monster is 8,500 kv!

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    Thanks by the way.

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    I think you'll find that to be too much Kv...

    the popular Kv's seem to be around 4-5,700.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    any one got any other upgrades i can give it? pleas pleas gimme more p.s.thanks Jimmie Neotron

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    surf around, there are tons of threads regarding upgrades. I personally havent had to upgrade anything due to breakage. However, if you push your model, you will find things breaking like crazy. then you will find the weak points on your personal R/C

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    I havent upgraded anything to do with the motor or drivetrain on mine yet.
    One thing that you need to get is RPM arms, and upgraded knuckles, either aluminum or rpm plastic. Youll find a ton of debate over whats better. To each his own.
    Also, depending on how you beat it, you may want Tbone chassis braces/ skid plate. Youl def want it if your upgrading your motor, imo.
    That and you ll need a servo soon.

    But just like red said, dont buy anything untill you break it.

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    Just to give you a few pointers this is what I have... keep in mind I very rarely walk away broke.

    Steel hollow balls to reduce slop
    3M mushroom tape along battery doors to hold the body on
    Aluminum knuckles to reduce slop and add strength (I have HR but recommend GPM)
    ******* 390 servo because the stock is known to fry/strip itself
    RPM a arms at all four corners because RPM arms hardly ever break
    Center differential upgrade to help handle the power of
    2200mah 2S 20C ***** LiPo's ran in parallel for ~1 hour run times
    23/50 gearing gets me to ~30mph yet keeps temps in check
    Shimmed front and rear bulkheads... *LINK*

    Especially do that last part... extremely cheap preventative procedure.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    hey jimmie can I get a part number on the steel hollow balls please?

    I don't even know what they are but My slash should just be nicknamed sloppy joe because its all over the place.. ridiculous

    and what diff oil weight do you recommend for all three diffs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLY View Post
    hey jimmie can I get a part number on the steel hollow balls please?

    I don't even know what they are but My slash should just be nicknamed sloppy joe because its all over the place.. ridiculous

    and what diff oil weight do you recommend for all three diffs?
    Talk about hijacking a thread. lol. Just messin.

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    LOL! hahah yeah my bad


    (edit) I found the part number, how are those supposed to reduce slop!? (steel hollow balls)
    Last edited by GULLY; 02-10-2012 at 01:54 PM.

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    I dont know from experience, but i heard they dont flatten like the stock ones.

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    Steel hollow balls reduce slop.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    I went to GH axle carriers, best upgrade of my life.

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    guess what... the battery one sounds good, just broke the cover for my battery. I was at the track in Lake Havasu and i went off of a large jump, table top, and reversed it so i could tilt forward, and finaly went too far and the impact broke the latch on the cover. RC people are so cool. guys there were helpin me and giving me tips.

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    It's funny I just broke mine the other day too, but it's from how I was closing it. It's not snapped off yet, but the "hinge" is about 50% torn. I wasn't "stuffing" my battery in the box far enough, I was just using the battery cover to do it, and eventually it's given out.

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    you've probably already had this problem and fixed it, but my servo gears kept getting stripped. It's a lot cheaper to buy a second 2080 and just run 2 servos than upgrading to an expensive aftermarket one.

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