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    08's Slash build up....... (new to electric, thoughts and advise welcome)

    ok so to start off i was into the nitro scene until recently when i traded both my 4907 maxx and my slayer pro along with other things to get a car i wanted. well i wanted to switch to electric so ive decided to go with a slash. now i dont have a car yet at all because do to bills and what not its hard to save up enough to just go buy a rtr setup. so im going to start with a roller so that i can just slowly build it the way i want it without having to spend extra by replacing parts i dont want anyway.

    im completely new to electric as well as the slash of course so all input, advice, tips, tricks ect. is all greatly appritiated and will be taken into consideration.

    so to start with theres 2 main rollers ive been looking at.

    this one is cheaper but does not have the transmission at price tag of $84 shipped.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Slas...item416786f099

    this one has the brushless transmission in it but is $95 and im thinking is the better deal because of that since i will be running brushless.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/5803-Traxxas...11%26rk%3D2%26



    and then im just going to put this link from the alley since theres some info in it that is helpful already.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...red-my-friends.
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    Will you be going with an aftermarket gearbox or the stock one?

    If going with the stock gearbox, get the one with the trans.

    If you want something more motor coolin capable, get the cheaper one and maybe the Hr graphite/alum trans. It will cost you about $20-25 more overall incl new gears, and will run about 15 cooler than stock.

    If you want even more motor cooling, a full alum gearbox will cost you 15-30$ more than that.
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    aftermarket gearbox? not even sure what your talking about to be honest lol. like i said, new to electric lol. i can tell you that for now atleast i wont be running lipo batteries for one, and ill probably go with a traxxas brushless motor/esc combo so its waterproof.

    can you post links to some of these different options you mentioned so i can see more what your talking about?
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    graves, if you ever consider 4x4, i thought this is a good deal.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...h-RPM-Upgrades
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    Quote Originally Posted by 08kgraves View Post
    oh wow, so the new 2 channel tqi controllers are only $48 shipped and the other one which is 3 channel is still $51 shipped.

    but you only need a 2 channel for electric right? one for throttle/brake and reverse along with one for steering.

    and if you have a nitro with reverse delete it would only need a 2 channel as well im assuming?

    but how many cars can you use on the new controllers? i know the older 2.4ghz ones did like 30 different cars lol. just making sure its not like 1 or 2 cars otherwise i would spend the extra $3 lo
    You only need two channels for most vehicles. Some use a third channel for brakes or to change gears so having the extra channel to start with can be nice but its not needed.


    And gearbox is another term for transmission case. Some like to use aluminum ones to reduce temps or because the tolerances are supposedly better. I wouldn't go with a fully aluminum case but a composite one with a aluminum motor plate wouldn't be a bad idea.
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    not against 4x4 by any means, ive driven 2x4 slashes a few times and i thought they were just fun to slide around with on pavement and what not and the more challenge of controlling it. but i mean, where i live at the grass isnt real short most of the time for even a 4x4 slash so it would mostly be a road vehicle probably. thought about going with the street tires and all even. but not buying a roller this sec so it wouldnt be until this weekend at the earliest id be making any purchase. could i make that 2wd by pulling the front axle like a t-maxx? that way i could go either or? if so then i might pick that up as long as he has it still when i have the money. i just have to get paid again so i can pay more on my card since its linked to my pay pal acccount. and i wont have money till sat. then a few days after that for the payment to go through on my credit card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReaperGN View Post
    You only need two channels for most vehicles. Some use a third channel for brakes or to change gears so having the extra channel to start with can be nice but its not needed.


    And gearbox is another term for transmission case. Some like to use aluminum ones to reduce temps or because the tolerances are supposedly better. I wouldn't go with a fully aluminum case but a composite one with a aluminum motor plate wouldn't be a bad idea.
    ok, i got you. i guess the way i read it i thought there was a trans and a seperate mystery gearbox lol. makes sense now though. might be an upgrade for the future but probably not needed off the line without lipo's or anything im assuming. i was eying up that proline trans for future though. anyone use it?
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    At this point in time avoid the Pro-Line trans. Its poorly engineered and over priced. You can build a just about bullet proof trans for less. And I use a plastic case and have no issues. Even when I was doing speed runs the case would stay cool. They are also very cheap to replace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 08kgraves View Post
    . could i make that 2wd by pulling the front axle like a t-maxx? that way i could go either or?
    no, they are completely different. 2wd has a trans mounted at the rear while the 4x4 has no trans just a shaft with a spur mounted at the rear side.
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    so its 4x4 or nothing then i take it? nothing i can do to just make it 2wd at all? not even pulling that entire shaft?
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