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    Speed Runs - Body on or off?

    Seems like any time I do a speed test with the body on, I can't get over 35 or the front end will lift up. Guess it's a parachute! No issues without the body, aside from flipping and removing my posts with asphalt when I tap the brakes (which are tuned down).

    Do you do speed runs with or without a body, and what body do you use if you keep it on with no probs?

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    My 2wd slash would do that, but never had any issues with 4x4 doing that.

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    I would suggest cutting a hole toward the rear to let air escape. Most bodies without holes will parachute when going into a headwind.
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    I always keep the body because I am a round 60mph and dont want to risk it hitting anything that could wreck the electronics on the truck but I have vent holes in the front and rear windshields which helps with the parachuting effect and keeps the brushless system cool too......peace...ps one of the best body's for speed run is the proline bulldog body
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    How large of a hole did you put in the windshields?

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    I used a normal body post hole maker at it's biggest point dude and what a difference it made with parachuting and cooling....peace
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    For speed runs, I put on a rally front bumper, belted tires, and old worn out body posts. I don't usually run a body. The p4de's short wheelbase can make speed runs a challenge. The longer wheelbase of the slash 4x4 keeps the front end down more.

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    Awesome, didn't think such small holes would make such a difference. I was ready to cut out all the windows, I left them clear anyway.

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    Another thing to do is stiffen the suspension and lower the truck that will also help dude....peace
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