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    Adding weights...

    Any of you use stick-on weights to improve balance and handling of your slash? If so what are you trying to improve, how much weight are you using, and where are you using it?

    I just got a little crazy trying to improve forward bite and stuck 63grams of lead at the rear of the chassis underneath and just in front of the rear bulkhead. Think it will totally screw handling, but bet it will hook up now!

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    If I add weight it's to the front to reduce wheelies. I'm not technical either, I put lead weight up front next to the shock tower until I'm happy with it.

    Once I zip tied a small wrench to the front bumper to control wheelies.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    Just use what ever you have and some zip ties.

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    Well, had 21 of the 63 grams of stick on weight fall off bashing out front. So guess I'll race with 42g on the rear tomorrow!

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    That stick on stuff seems to last forever or fall off after 1 bash session. No in between.
    My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...

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    The weight made the truck want to swap ends if I grabbed brakes on corner entry. Had to brake early and float in. But it did improve forward bite on corner exit! Ended up 2 in the main to a vertical nicely setup Losi, so no complaints for my first run with the slash!

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    With castle creation esc's they have a traction control that prevents wheelies. Whenever you do wheelies your burning up more electricity and heat up the motor quicker.
    Slash, Flysky, Castle Creations

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