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Feb 03, 2016, 02:41 PM
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Convert Traxxas Slash 4x4 VXL to Race Truck, Worth It?


I've done a little research (key emphasis on the word "little") and some of the common things to upgrade on the Slash 4x4 VXL is a Low CG kit, shocks, stabilizers, and springs. I've got the VXL version with TSM. What else would it take to make it more race-worthy? Or is it a waste of time? Would it make a lot more sense to just keep it for bashing and buy a Losi or TA kit to build up for racing?
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Feb 04, 2016, 02:06 AM
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Considering at your local track it's probably more about the skill of the driven than the car, it's possible. It needs a lot of upgrades though, emphasis on a lot.
Feb 04, 2016, 08:47 AM
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I'd keep in stock form, race it until you find it impractical to make repairs, then swap out with a more durable platform like Tekno. If the car holds up and you're competitive enough, then keep racing the Slash, nothing wrong with the platform in the right hands
Feb 05, 2016, 12:45 PM
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My son got me back into cars just before christmas. I picked up a slash platinum from tower on a killer sale. Not a bad vehicle so much. Actually really good on rough stuff around the house. After going to the track for a few weeks and much tweaking. Buying the right tires. Playing with setup. I came to the conclusion that the slash would never be as fun indoors as my sons TLR scte. Not even in the same league. I sold it and moved to a TLR 22 3.0 and picked up my son a 22 2.0. Much more fun on the indoor or high grip tracks. If you are going to run it for now you need proper tires. A chassis brace would probably help. Most of all you will quickly out drive the servo. It is very slow and not very powerful. Plus the servo saver is soft I think? After a couple weekends as my speed picked up substantialy I had come to the conclusion that it was not the right tool for the job. I am sure with time and effort. Dialing the diffs. New servo etc. It could work very well. But when you could have a TLR scte or Tekno for the cash outlay it is a no brainer. Run it and have fun. You will know when your skills have out grown it. Loose bumpy outdoor track the slash will do MUCH better and be much more competitive. Just my experience. YMMV
Feb 05, 2016, 02:15 PM
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well 1st thing you can not race with the TSM...so get a new rx that is legal..a lcg is a good start tires also..and a faster servo..just go have fun..
Feb 08, 2016, 05:07 PM
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Thanks for the advice guys. Makes a lot of sense. I put on some sway bars and that has helped quite a bit with the rolling, and was only $18. I also bought a Low CG kit but am not in a big hurry to do that mod. Well not until I get a little further down the road, so to speak. Been going to the local track over the last two weekends and having a blast. Just practice days there so nothing serious. I'm also becoming interested in a 4wd buggy, or truggy, or whatever. Been looking at the B44.3. Not planning on any serious racing, just want to have fun at the track for the most part. We'll see how things evolve.
Feb 08, 2016, 07:28 PM
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The low cg chassis would make an unbelievable difference. The B44.3 is pretty fragile and a pain in the butt to build. I would look at the Hot Bodies D413 or the TLR 22-4 (based on parts availability).


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