hello all slash racers and bashers. i just scored myself a 1yr old 2x4 slash for a good deal. kid (10 or 12 yo) got it for a present and used it rarely. suprisingly it was very well taken care of and had normal routine checks at the local hobby shop. i gave it a test run yesterday around the driveway on full charge. it has the stock battery and a newer upgraded battery for better performance and longer running. i did notice the motor seemed a little tired coming out of turns and starting off. my buddy who is big on RC's said you can send in your traxxas motor and they will supply you a new brushed motor for around $20. i plan on doing a thurough cleaning of my slash and clean up the shell and give it a new paint job. what are some pointers and quick cheap mods for performance and handling? iv got multiple big projects that i have going so money is tight for the rc until late fall and winter. thanks for reading
Welcome to the forums. You can buy brand new traxxas motors for $20 on Amazon.
With great brushless comes great responsibility.
sweet deal. ill look into that soon.
You can also seed traxxas the old brushed titan(assuming this is what it has)and for about $150 get a water proof velineon system.
Either way a vast improvement over the brushed.
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I agreed, First Traxxas r/c for me was a Bandit. I decided to try the brushless version as it was my first r/c I was buying. Money was tight for me when I was getting an E-Maxx. I went with the brushed one because I didn't want to pay $600 for a non-water proof Castle Mamba Monster system plus it was December, snow was on the ground at my house.
When I was doing motor maintenance, I looked what to do the on the dual titans. I found out the they are sealed and non rebuildable. Upgrading it to the MM2 this year. After I had fun doing maintenance on my Bandit's brushless motor and it easier to oil the bearings, I got my Slash in brushless form. So not only its rebuildable, but also lasts much longer than brushed.
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