I have a slash VXL. The current upgrades are RPM front and rear a arms and RPM rear hubs. Everything else is pretty much stock. What are some key items to upgrade? I already have lipos and good tires. I like to stick to RPM due to its durability and resonable prices!
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Skid plates front and rear are a must. Front RPM skid plate sandwiches the bellcranks so they won't pop out during a hard hit.
Bumpers are nice, but not a must. Just replace as you break.
caster blocks, take Traxxas alum not RPM, then hub carriers, bearings front and rear.
if you can get it in rpm then get it when you break stock parts or get them so you already have them if and when you break something. durable, cheap, good warranty, and a lot of the time saves just a little weight. rpm is the best. the only aluminum part i went with on my slash is the strc bulkhead and anza front tie bar. i would suggest an rpm motor protector. i hear people bending stock shock shafts and i myself have bent some. ill be getting the shock shafts out of the traxxas big bore shocks as i hear they are stronger.
I would suggest a set of hardened hinge pins that are threaded and use retaining nuts. A common area often overlooked for a smart upgrade. Stock ones have a tendency to back out and are of a softer metal. STRC and Anza offer upgraded pins. $15 or so and well worth it.
i went with the upgraded nitride shock shafts and have good luck so far. the big bores are not really worth the money.
motor heat sink and gear lower if running lipos, helps keep the heat down.
my best mod was proline caliber tires with proline split six beadlocks and 2s lipo's
i've heard a whole lot of good things about big bores. i'm thinking about getting some myself. they're a lot stronger than the stock ones.
I got my self integy piggybacks, those are insane, a little more weight to the car + super suspension
esc fan to keep the temps down and traxxas aluminuim castor blocks
just wait till you crash and break something then upgrade it take this advise, you wont regret it!
do the big bores use larger diameter shock shafts? or do they just use the titanium shafts same diameter? i am thinking about the rpm 2 stage piston setup