I recently got a Traxxas Slash 2wd off craigslist and I want to make this thing quick! It probably hits about 60 right now; it has a 5000mah battery.
What are my next steps to get this baby to go even faster.. other than gearing it to like 1:1. I am talking a bigger motor, bigger batteries, multiple batteries etc.
I am new to these things, but I am very good with electronics.
Thanks interested to get some input!
Well that's pretty good if it's a vxl..I'd upgrade with either steel output yolks and slash 4x4 drive shafts..they are beefier and a direct fit on the 2wd..if u want to good faster put a turbine on her lol!!!
I made an attempt for 60 mph configuration-3S and the 28 pinion. Otherwise stock...it would hit guessing 45-50 mph and flip in the air. I know a weight needs to go on the front, but it was just too fast to be controllable even at that speed when it wasn't lifting the front end due to blowover.
The 60 mph is almost just a gimmick in my opinion. (I like to tell people that too, but...) No way my truck can do that on the track...even a 19 pinion is too fast on the top end for me to use it.
It was fun though!
If you have vxl it WILL overheat on that gearing. Go with what traxxas suggests.
Also if you are looking for a new motor, try the 3800 by castle creations you can gear it I'd say 6 teeth higher that vxl.
That motor pull lots of amps so make sure you buy a venom/gens-ace/spc/trak-power 3s 5000mah 40c or higher rated battery
The c is the current that is delivered. Here is how it's done...
So 40c x 5000mah = 200000
So that castle motor generally pull around 165 ish amps from what I've seen. I haven't done any testing as I don't have technology to do the test. But 200amp battery ( 40c,5000 mah and you want 3s)
Will be safe.
Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL
patthehat033: You nay have answered your own question...if you aren't running a 3S LIPO, then that should be your first 'upgrade.'
I ran the NIMH for some time and then tried the 3S...30% faster than it is now...due to ~30% voltage/hit. Likely your truck is only going ~40 mph. You haven't seen anything until you run the 3S LIPO. I was skeptical...after, I just laugh as it takes flight or rides a wheelie.
Even going to the largest parking lot I can find (airport), I still don't feel I have enough space. Maybe my driving skills are not up to par.
The rollcage is a good idea though.
Last edited by Tim M; 10-21-2012 at 03:00 PM.
And I think maybe a hard case lipo can support the punishment better than a soft case...
Lol can't they also catch on fire, on the actual rc car?
Don't fear the lipo. Nimh is so 1970's.
What do you think powers your cellphone?? Has it ever caught on fire? Granted we are harder on an rc lipo than a phone, but don't worry, go lipo.
My Black & Blue Rally is faster than your color...
Yeah seriously. Go lipo and you will never look back. Lipo's aren't dangerous of you don't make them dangerous.
And actually if I recall correctly, my phone uses lithium ION.
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LIPO's: the extra bit of care they need are worth it. The chargers one should use have failsafe to avoid overcharging (also equipped with balancing). The Slash has a low voltage cut off so you won't go too low and the car shuts off automatically.
A LIPO bag is $20...my Onyx 235 was ~$80.
Normally a LIPO should not get hot during use.
Really changes the behavior of the truck to something that just has almost too much power. Great fun!