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    Sleeper anyone?





    That'll drop some jaws when people see it turning some of the fastest laps at the track. Lol.

    What's underneath


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    What power plants in that beast?
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    Tekin rs/ redline 8.5 turn. Geared 19/81. Runs right with the 4x4s during practice. Its one of the fastest trucks at the track I go to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911kevin View Post
    Tekin rs/ redline 8.5 turn. Geared 19/81. Runs right with the 4x4s during practice. Its one of the fastest trucks at the track I go to.

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    That's awesome
    It looked like a tekin esc but I didn't know about the motor
    That 8.5 must be quick!
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    The tekin setup is great. So smoothe and easy to control on the tight stuff but still flies on the strights. With a flotek body and aftermarket bumpers people would always ask me what truck it was, then id take the body off and they still were askin what truck it was. Lol. Now there's no more mistaken.

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    What shock fluids you run?
    Track material?
    And jumps?
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    60wt up front with a rear green spring. 45wt out back with a yellow lower spring with the preload collar run down to eliminate the upper spring. I'm still workin on gettin the rear dialed in. It lifts the inside rear tire sometimes and I loose forward monemtum because of it. Gunna up the weight little by little to try and stay flatter in the turns. Running on carpet wit a few jumps. Only one big one per lap tho.

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    Okay
    Your truck is amazing

    Thanks for the quick replies
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    No problem man, thanks for liking my truck and showin intrust in my thread.

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    If your running on carpet try some schaumacker mini pins or mini spikes
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    I'm really liking the dboots terrabytes. They last like 20 to 25 packs. I seen those shumacher tires and I think the 8.5 would roast um in no time.

    And my lhs stocks the dboots so no waiting for them or shipping to pay for

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    Okay
    Everybody runs schaumaker tires at my track though
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    Well I go to a couple hobby shops so if I see them ill pick a pair up. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I'll ask some guys I know on a different forum on how long they last
    I'll update you

    Okay so I checked on another forum that my LHS has its own page in..
    Laps times increase by a full second and the wear was excellent
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    A full second!? If I dropped a full second per lap on the tiny track I run on no one would stand a chance. Thanks for lookin that up for me, ill give um a try. If they outperform my dboots ill be pleasantly suprised.

    They runnin they schuamacher foams too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911kevin View Post
    A full second!? If I dropped a full second per lap on the tiny track I run on no one would stand a chance. Thanks for lookin that up for me, ill give um a try. If they outperform my dboots ill be pleasantly suprised.

    They runnin they schuamacher foams too?

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    I know there was a dude running Jaco foams on his rustler
    Other then that no
    If you want more info go to LondonRC.com
    Then go in Hotrod hobbies
    Page 11
    Then there is a thread about the schaumaker tires
    I posted the race tips thread
    I think there is info in there
    Page 2 on the same forum (hotrod hobbys page)

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    It was .5 seconds..
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    I ment the inserts. Like where the air goes in a 1:1 car tire. Lol. I should have said inserts but I wasnt thinkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911kevin View Post
    I ment the inserts. Like where the air goes in a 1:1 car tire. Lol. I should have said inserts but I wasnt thinkin.

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    Idk 😝
    I haven't ran them yet
    But my friend has
    Tryed them and there amazing
    Probably though
    But that's okay

    Look at those two threads on LondonRC though..
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    Ok, ill check that out. If you get a chance ask your friend what inserts he runs with those schumacher tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911kevin View Post
    Ok, ill check that out. If you get a chance ask your friend what inserts he runs with those schumacher tires.

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    Ill just pm the LHS owner
    What rims you plan on running?
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    Jconcepts +3mm hazards. They give the truck extra stability while still providing great steering. And they look like they came straight off a formula1 car.
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    your truck is sick...
    can you buy the tekin setup as a combo?

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    Yea, that's how I got mine. The gen2 combos will be out soon tho. Id wait for them if I was in the market for aother racing system.

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    Bringing this thread back from the dead to show the updates I made to the slash. I've changed a lot of stuff on the truck for this season and they have really improved the trucks on track performance. My set up from last year was very well recived on this forum so I think an update is in order.

    Parts I modified are the front bumper, front body mounts, battery tray, caster blocks, front hubs, and the battery connector.

    I also rearranged the layout of the electronics and got rid of the rx box to reduce weight, lower cg, and center everything.

    I completed the sleeper look by returning to stock width arms and stock wheels. Other upgrades include lunsford ti links and tekno axles. I love racing this truck just because when people see it looking all stock they assume it won't be competitive and when they can't out run it the look on their face is priceless. I put a lot of time and money into this truck and would love to hear your feedback. Anyone with questions on setup for carpet racing feel free to ask, I've got this truck really dialed and will share anything I've learned doing it.









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    Looks like excessive toe out in the front, some purpose for that?

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    Maybe I overlooked.....but what is your rear set up?
    Arm....carriers. ..etc?

    I'm getting ready to change mine 0 toe in and haven't decided which way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by race19s View Post
    Looks like excessive toe out in the front, some purpose for that?
    I think the pics distort it a little. There is a slight amount, maybe .5 of a degree per side, but that's for more agressive steering. The indoor track I run at is very tight with lots of 180 degree turns. So the more steering I can get out of the truck the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyles974 View Post
    Maybe I overlooked.....but what is your rear set up?
    Arm....carriers. ..etc?

    I'm getting ready to change mine 0 toe in and haven't decided which way to go.
    Rear arms are rpm, carriers are tekno .5 degree, links are lunsford, towers are anza.

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    Ran the truck today for the first time with the castle bullets. All I have to say about them is if your are running a lipo with 4mm bullets and you have the bananna plugs leading to a plug your are ripping yourself off. I never knew how much power I was being robbed of. Huge difference in the way the power hits, so much more punch.

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    Got a pair of mockies for the slash today. Hopfully they last longer than the dboots do. Anyone run the pin points from proline yet? I'm not a fan of pl but if the pin points are a good long lasting tire ill have to get a set.


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    What size castle bullets did you go with? ↑↑↑

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyles974 View Post
    What size castle bullets did you go with? ↑↑↑
    I used 4mm because that's what size the battery uses. I think protek lipos have 5mm but all other lipos with inboard connections use 4mm. I didn't use bullets to connect the motor to the esc, just wired them directly.

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    Hey I have a question 4 you how did you mount your battery I have the same lcg chasy and do not know how to mount the battery.

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    Not sure what you're asking? Do you mean what location do I have the battery tray at? If that's what you meant the answer is the forward most position.

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    I love this whole Sleeper thing...
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    I used the proline caliber m2 compound on carpet, and own the track lap record with them on my chuckworks slash. A mid motor chassis does great things for a super tight carpet track. They wore out about as fast as anything else. The only tire that lasted a long time were the pl street fighters, but performance was down a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Building Boost View Post
    Not sure what you're asking? Do you mean what location do I have the battery tray at? If that's what you meant the answer is the forward most position.

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    Not the battery box the hold down

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    Thanks asbsoloot. Your builds are always awesome too. That gold spec pede was soo nice, glad you're liking the racer I put together.

    thanks for the tip rag6, the first time I came to the carpet track I ran my calibers but they were m4 and they didn't grip or carry corner speed at all. You use them on the front or back? Or both?

    As far as holding the battery, I just used what came with the chassis battery tray. Didn't yours come with the plastic pieces, screws with holes in them, and small body clips? In the pics I posted you can see how the battery is held.

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    Ha ha I love the idea of a sleeper! Nicely done!
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    Thanks wolf. I got the idea last season when I used to run the truck with an aftermarekt body, wheels and bumpers. People would always ask me what kind of truck it was, so I'd pull it off the track and take the body off to show um and they'd still ask what kind of truck it was. Lol. So I put a stock body on it and then it just snowballed from there. I really like running the stock body tho, it keeps the cg low because its so light.

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    Nice truck man, under the body I like the complete carbon fiber stuff, must be really light.


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    Thanks zach, its pretty light but I'm always looking for ways to shed more. I wish I had a good scale to get an accurate weight of the truck. When I weigh myself on the bathroom scale holding the truck, then without the truck I weigh 4.7 lbs less without the truck and thats in complete rtr form, battery in and body on and everything. If I get this new job I just applied for at a machine shop ill be making the posts that connect the upper and lower chassis together from either aluminum or titanium. The quest for low lap times is a never ending one!

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    I ran the truck today for the first time with the schumachers. World of differance. I was thinking something was wrong with the set-up but it was all the tires. The double dees just don't cut it. This truck is so much faster running the mini spikes up front. Now I just gotta get my mini pins for the rear and ill be set.

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