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    Nice! I wished they made those for the LCG..

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    Clint I have the dusty motors cover and I think it's brilliant....I have a few pic on my thread...my ride so far....temps only rise slightly but not enough to worry about....

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    Thanks! Good to know.

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    Hey Clint, on one of your photos above, your front rightside tire bead is popping off the bead on the inside. Don't know if you'd spotted that.
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    I did thanks; pulled it apart and fixed er' up.

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    As a reference point to your thread title - I think I've finally got a "bulletproof" Slash,, and the only stock Traxxas items are differentials, diff housing, bumpers, front/rear aluminum carriers and steering knuckles, turnbuckles and ends, f/r sway bars. The big key upgrades for me were a RCE carbon fiber chassis, steel pinion/spurs, HD axles, Tekno bigbone, strc steering components, shocks from other trucks, tougher a-arms and captive hinge pins.

    Funny thing is, setting up each of my RCE chassis (excluding the eBay costs of them), the Tekin Pro4 motor and RX8 ESC, Savox servo and Airtronics receiver cost ~ as much as my original Platinum, let along the other pricey items like half shafts, drive shaft, hardened steel gears, wheels/tires, steering components... I think I've got about 2X+ the off-the-shelf price of the Platinum per set-up.
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    ^^^ That's crazy man, when a Slash is no longer a Slash

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    ^^^ That's crazy man, when a Slash is no longer a Slash
    Right? Funny thing, the three RCE chassis builds still tally less than my Ibis Silk SL road bike. And still less than a f2.8 12-35 or 35-100 zoom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkcooper View Post
    Right? Funny thing, the three RCE chassis builds still tally less than my Ibis Silk SL road bike. And still less than a f2.8 12-35 or 35-100 zoom.
    Preaching to the choir....

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    Switch out the 18 tooth for the 14 tooth and buzzed around the neighbourhood this evening, motor temps were 135 and the ESC was 140-155; much better but much slower, I'm going to put my OEM Traxxas ESC fan on the Castle unit and see how well it behaves on 18 tooth.

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    I'm surprised you are getting those temps with a 4s (?) Clint... My 1415-2400kv with 20/54 gearing is around 107F last I checked and the ESC was even cooler. Mind you it's a MM2, so I guess that means nothing.

    I think a fan on the ESC and you should be aable to gear right back up.

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    I am too.
    I'm running 3S and the Sidewinder 3 ESC, I put the Traxxas fan on last night and put the 18 tooth pinion back on. Now I just need to find the time to test it....

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    That's should do the trick!

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    Another new body!
    It's the Proline 1966 Ford F-100, it was my first time using liquid mask; and it turned out pretty good. The logo on the doors is from my favorite football team the Saskatchewan Roughriders; and that's no decal; it's all paint.






    Now I just need the extended body mounts so I can use it.

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    Dude your two body shells are so funkadelic its mad Awesome work man......peace
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    My first vehicle was a 1966 Ford F-100 4x4. This will be my next body!
    (1) Ultimate Slash 4x4 & (1) HCG Slash 4x4

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    Totally Wicked paint job Clint! I like the variations of green in it, and that hand painted Roughriders shield is off the Chain!!

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    Awe shucks.... Thanks.
    The extended body mounts should be in soon. In the mean time I'll continue to ruin the bug bodies.
    I need some green or silver rings for the bead locks.

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    Holy chip foose!!!!......great paint work and very artistic with the rough riders logo.....way to go Picasso....

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    Hahaha!! Thanks.

    Revo slipper clutch installed.




    I haven't had any problems with the stock slipper lately; but I figured this was cheap insurance. Threw a new bearing in the spur as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    Holy chip foose!!!!......great paint work and very artistic with the rough riders logo.....way to go Picasso....
    That's it, Chip Foose! I was trying to describe the feeling while looking at it, that's perfect!

    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Cart View Post
    Revo slipper clutch installed.

    I haven't had any problems with the stock slipper lately; but I figured this was cheap insurance. Threw a new bearing in the spur as well.
    Not a bad plan with the increased power I actually had to loosen off my Hot Racing one on my Rally. Due to it's full circumferential surface, I think it was part to blame in my breaking axle stubs...

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    I am using the revo slipper to clint.....I have the aluminium pads and it works fine and dandy.....

    I actually had to loosen off my Hot Racing one on my Rally. Due to it's full circumferential surface, I think it was part to blame in my breaking axle stubs... [/QUOTE]

    apart from that how you finding that clutch with the graphite pads dude?
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon32man View Post
    I actually had to loosen off my Hot Racing one on my Rally. Due to it's full circumferential surface, I think it was part to blame in my breaking axle stubs...
    apart from that how you finding that clutch with the graphite pads dude?[/QUOTE]

    The Graphite padded one in the Ultimate is holding up well! I've taken it a part a few times just to check the wear patterns and it's solid.

    The other full surface one is solid as well, albeit set up a smidge too tight even for the 1415-2650kv. I have backed it off.

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    Thanks viperZ.....that's good to know.....shame there not in stock atm....when they are I will be purchasing one for aarons slash

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperZ View Post
    That's it, Chip Foose! I was trying to describe the feeling while looking at it, that's perfect!



    Not a bad plan with the increased power I actually had to loosen off my Hot Racing one on my Rally. Due to it's full circumferential surface, I think it was part to blame in my breaking axle stubs...
    That's quite the compliment; thanks!!

    I still have to test mine to see if it needs adjustment. I might look into getting a set of those upgraded pads.

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    The Revo clutch should help a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfburton159 View Post
    My first vehicle was a 1966 Ford F-100 4x4. This will be my next body!
    Haha, that was my first vehicle also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Cart View Post
    Revo slipper clutch installed.




    I haven't had any problems with the stock slipper lately; but I figured this was cheap insurance. Threw a new bearing in the spur as well.
    Dude where are the aluminium pads ?????........peace
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    I hear the aluminum pads work well. I have a friend with a Summit and a MM2 1512-2650kv. He's running the Aluminum pad upgrade with his clutch and said it works well.

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    Good to hear!

    "Okay; I'll go test out the new slipper now that I'm done supper, works pretty well... Wait... Do I only have two wheel drive?"

    Am I surprised by this? Not in the slightest...

    Picked a Castle Link today; I'll have to dust off the PC to make it work.
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    What the heck...? It's amazing the things we break around here Then not so surprising either

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    Yes; I agree!
    I just hope they have what I need in stock at our local hobby store/ hangout.

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    How did you break that spline shaft adaptor Clint?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Cart View Post
    Yes; I agree!
    I just hope they have what I need in stock at our local hobby store/ hangout.
    Let's hope they do.. I don't even have a spare one I can rob for you as the Rally/GT8 has a Teknos and I was not supplied the original... The good think about the Slash is you can also try Best Buy and Future Shop so you have 3 chances

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    Went out today with ViperZ and a couple other friends and beat the snot out of our Slashes.
    I again blew the tires off the beads on my beadlocks and snapped both front drive shafts; it was a great day with lots of laughs!
    I pulled all my wheels apart, taped the tires and put them all back together, I finally installed my MIP front drive shafts and cleaned it all up; it's ready for another day!



    Taping the Badlands made a pretty big difference in the ballooning, I hope this helps keep the tire bead seated.

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    It was a fantastic time Clint! Thanks for the laughs!









    Nice tail whip!






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    Your welcome!! Thanks for the great pictures!!!

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    For Sure! I have some more I may have to post elsewhere...

    Went to the flying field this morning.. Was a beautiful day until I lost radio range and put a plane into the ground...

    It's totally fixable and I'm doing that now I love foamies!

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    Maybe some day I'll buy one of those foam planes too. I bet I'll be able to crash it better than you! Hahaha!!!

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    Oh yeah, do it, do it now!

    Love'em till you can love'em no more I say

    This is one of my favoritest bodies, it has seen a lot of hard bashing action, since I bought my Ultimate, it's been through it all, I can't just discard it, yet.....



    It's flapping in the wind pretty bad


    A bit of Shoo Goo and wall tape


    Should be good for a few more sessions


    Oopps wrong Thread... Well sort of, the above action was the cause of the session with Clint Cart yesterday
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