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    Need Help Please !!!! Thanx

    IN YOUR guys opinion should i cot a hole in body to cool of and circulate thru truck better thnx

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    its up to you.....I personally never have...get a fan or just gear properly

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    unless you areconstantly doing H speed runs- dont cut
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    thanks alot for helping

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    I have a slipstream body for my revo and it helps but I dont think that it will do much for the slash as the motor is behind the rear shock tower.

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    you could try it. you wont hurt anything. And the esc will be cooler!!!
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    It really depends, are you overheating now? If not, I wouldn't worry about it. More and more I have seen peeps punch holes right be hind the cab, it aids air-flow over the electronics and it provides a vent for the air to escape when the truck is jumping so the body doesn't act like a parachute.
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    you're offering a solution which I would never go for since I love bashing with my slash and drilling the chassis could weaken it. but I would rather ask you WHY do you have a heat problem? Climate where you're using, gearing, run-time, etc.? Best solution would come when you start from the core reason.
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    Cough - I say yes you should cut a hole in the windshield. This is something i've been doing for a long time on all of my trucks. Even if you don't have a heat problem cutting a hole will help cool things down and the cooler you run electronics the longer they will last. The hole doesn't have to be huge. Mine in about 2 x 1 on the slash.

    Running 2S 5000 *****s on a totally stock SPEC Slash I was seeing battery temps in the 95F range and ESC temps hovering around 130F with a stock uncut body. After adding the hole in the windshield battery temps are now just a couple of degrees over air temps and the ESC stays in the 110F range. Cutting a hole in the body will do nothing for motor temps due to the motors placement so if you're having a problem there then you need a different solution.

    It worth doing and it only takes a minute to do. One word of advise. Make sure all the corners are round. Hard square corners will allow the body to crack.

    Last edited by john01374; 07-12-2010 at 08:48 AM.
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