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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. kdvanb's Avatar
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    Kdvanbs 4x4 carpet racer build

    Okay...
    I really want to make my slash 4x4 a racing truck.
    I went to the indoor carpet track earlier today and the was a slash 4x4 Baja bug and it was super fast.
    I want to make a really fast truck that is controllable but has power on 2s lipo.
    The hobby shop I race at is called hotrod hobbies if you want to get an idea of the track.

    I made a thread like this about a month ago but it never got going...

    Currently have a onyx 25c 2s lipo pack.
    My only other upgrades are aluminum bearing adapter and rpm arms in the front.

    Honestly I just need to get it dialed in.
    I have to brushless setups in my sig below but I don't think they would be the best.
    I'm looking at the tekin motors but don't know where I should start with them. Do the 4000kv motor get hot on 2s?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. El Sob's Avatar
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    Your MMP and a Novak 5.5 or 4.5 would work great for you!
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    That's a small tight track with few big jumps. Your VXL is fine but you may want to lower to a 10 or 11T pinion. You have zero need for top end on that track. Traction will then be your next challenge. Obviously get some carpet appropriate tires then play with the slipper settings OR try the center diff. I've heard some chatter about the diff being better for racing and tight tracks. Getting out of corners fast and a power boost before a jump will give you faster lap times.

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    What tires and compound do you guys reccomend ? These will be track only tires
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    dont have access to many pictures atm power might go out soon..... its basically stock exept for blue rpm a-arms in the front
    and a aluminum bearing adater..

    its the one with the yellow body

    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    sorry for such a small picture..
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    Your MMP and a Novak 5.5 or 4.5 would work great for you!
    is novak stuff any good? i was thinking about tekin but dont know much about either. all i know is tekin is smmmoooth aas bbuuttterr
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    is novak stuff any good? i was thinking about tekin but dont know much about either. all i know is tekin is smmmoooth aas bbuuttterr
    It is smooth as butter but rough on the wallet! You could get another Slash for the price lol.. BUT think of it is getting a Benz over a honda lol
    Whatever I just said.. I'm probably wrong..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmySSG View Post
    It is smooth as butter but rough on the wallet! You could get another Slash for the price lol.. BUT think of it is getting a Benz over a honda lol
    more like shoving a honda away and buying your new mercedes

    im not sure what motor.
    sc4x 5.5t 4000kv?
    i also want it to fit without modding. maybe the pro4 3300kv?

    i need torque at the moment..i put my velineon in my 2wd for the weekend so i could use all my batterys at the track since my castle is an amp hog. it barely cleared the jumps. and there was one jump where i barely made it and every time my 2wd cartwheeled at the end. but thats my 2wd

    the only reason i didnt race my 4x4 is because it was broken at that time.


    there was a real nice 4x4 baja bug slash that was so fast around the corners. i didnt see what he was running
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    Okay can 13/50 gearing work in the truck?
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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    okay im going to the track tommorow. racing my friends sl2sh and ill win
    im going to see how it handles on the track because the last time i took that rc to the track was in august. i want to find flaws
    Slash 2wd, Slash 4x4, 30th digger, Rustler VXL

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