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    Cable management

    I just wrapped up doing some cable management in the Slash 4x4. I sleeved and heatshrunk all of the cables expect the main power wires. It took way longer than I anticipated and I'm still not sure if I'm happy with it (mainly, the receiver box being where it is. I would like to move it over above the servo but would need a custom bracket for that).





    It looks less impressive in the photos than it does in person. In addition to the two fans on the motor, I also have the RPM wire and the motor temperature sensor wire installed. I had to use 3-pin extension cables for the two motor fans as they wouldn't reach the receiver that far away. I still have a little bit of modding to do to the ESC fan cage. The sides are a bit too restrictive for my liking.

    Thoughts? Comments?

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    Wow..that looks great!! I know what you mean, I don't even have motor fans on mine but the telemetry wires alone make it challenging to do a nice clean install(not to mention the mess in the receiver box!). You sir, did a beautiful job!!! Here's mine.....I just put it back together today but now looks like I'll have to clean it up some because you raised the bar...lol!! I did get to beat a 3s pack through it today with my new esc and all works well.

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    Yeah I have same problem. I gave up on it lol. I like that heatsink and fan setup you got there

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    I need to get in and clean the wires up in my truck. I put the new El Sob special motor in and was in a hurry. I was going from Indiana to Illinois and didn't have a lot of time to do it. Now that I am home I can make it look right again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GPUguy78 View Post
    Thoughts? Comments?
    thoughts? well i think you did a great job!
    i can relate to a 2200 being a difficult motor to train the wiring with and i'm still undecided on what the best way to go is. the telemetry wiring alone was enough to make me feel like my chassis needed tidying. mine started with it but i gave up on it when i fastened a screw head on one of the leads. it was neat but i'm alright without it too.
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    I think a black chassis would really put the finishing touches on the truck. Does anybody online sell a pre-dyed chassis? Or at the very least, would anybody here be willing to sell me one?

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    I think that one of the members would love to sell you one, I doubt that they have it online dyed black. but I think that you'll have to dye it yourself
    Sl4sh, Arrma Talion, Stamp4de, Castle, MIP, RPM

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPUguy78 View Post
    I think a black chassis would really put the finishing touches on the truck. Does anybody online sell a pre-dyed chassis? Or at the very least, would anybody here be willing to sell me one?
    You could go this route... but it's kind of expensive.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-Slas...item3aaddcefc9


    Honestly... just do it yourself. If you can cook hot dogs... you can dye a chassis. Go buy a thing of black Rit Dye and a turkey pan from the Dollar Store and I'll guide you through the whole thing.

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    matts, I cant cook hot dogs. lol. I can cook rice, steak, brocolli, fish, meat, vegetables etc. but not hot dogs. but I can sausages. same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by matts175 View Post
    If you can cook hot dogs... you can dye a chassis.
    Nay nay! I think the chassis would melt right onto and thru the grill.
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    HaHa... he said "cook," not "grill!"

    Some people actually boil hotdogs... not I.
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    I know I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GPUguy78 View Post
    I would like to move it over above the servo but would need a custom bracket for that).
    A bracket is simple to make:





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    Yeah, I just don't have the hardware necessary to make a bracket

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    All the perfect wiring is sweet fellas.
    Thing is I take my rigs out and they get so full of dirt and other debris it would just take that much longer to clean up.
    If I took all the time to do my wires perfect I'd feel horrible when they come home like this.
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    This is as far as I go with wire management.
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