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    Subaru Impreza Street Slash

    After a few months of working on this project, I can call it complete! Before this hobby I was into Lego Technic, and spent the last few years trying to make large Radio controlled models. I hit the limits of the material but the speeds were still not satisfying, so I decided to sell my collection and started researching the RC hobby. Eventually I picked the slash 2WD platform because of the aftermarket choices and I like RWD over 4WD. Started from scratch with just an empty Anza chassis plate.

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    Anza aluminum chassis that I modded into a mid motor configuration
    STRC bulkhead
    FLM transmission case and sealed differential (100k wt fluid)
    Steel gears (26 pinion and 54 spur), Team Associated slipper with STRC layshaft
    Mamba X ESC with Castle 2400kv motor
    Savox 1211SG servo
    Futaba 3PRKA w/ R203GF receiver
    5S 2P battery pack
    Protrac arms and links
    Anza shock towers and caster blocks
    Traxxas X01 rear bearing carriers and driveshafts
    Traxxas steering blocks and 17mm adapters (front)
    Hot racing bellcrank and servo saver with a custom steel drag link I made
    Revo GTR shocks
    Traxxas XO-1 Underbody
    Homemade aluminum chassis brace and front splitter mount
    1 set of Kyosho Inferno wheels and 1 set of GRP wheels
    Dubro Tru-Spin Prop Balancer
    DeltaPlastik Subaru 1/8 scale body, modded to fit an adjustable wing, painted with Tamiya PS 16, PS 5, and PS 37

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    Stuff to do in the near future:
    Add mesh behind the clear front panel to look like a radiator grille
    Add real LED lights
    Buy Mod 1 pinion(s) to go with my new Hot racing slipper and 34T Mod 1 spur. I get satisfactory speed now but I might experiment with longer ratios.

    It's my first build, so any comments/criticisms are appreciated

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    BRO... THAT'S AWESOME!
    You have put conflicting thoughts in my head about my slash's direction.. thanks... thanks allot.

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    Wow, I absolutely love this build and love the Subie body!
    Can I ask where you got that body?


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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkybob View Post
    BRO... THAT'S AWESOME!
    You have put conflicting thoughts in my head about my slash's direction.. thanks... thanks allot.
    Thanks! No problem, hope it goes well with your build. Originally I wanted a rally style build but with this body and the speed I wanted, a higher center of gravity and ride height would cause more body rub and flips. I'd rather save up for an all-out offroad machine with 4WD and an appropriate body. An strictly street build, with this much aero, is a blast to drive on all pavement and will never spin out at high speed.

    Quote Originally Posted by chopperguy View Post
    Wow, I absolutely love this build and love the Subie body!
    Can I ask where you got that body?
    Thank you! Here's a link, they also have 1mm and 2mm thick versions. The wing on the back is a Sweep Racing wing with deltaplastik adjustable wing mounts. I cut up the original wing and did some heat gun work in order to make a flat panel to replace the ugly static wing mount from the original body, which I cut off. I attached the new flat panel from below with 7 screws and nuts and soon a bit of polycarbonate glue.

    link for body
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-8-Subaru-...0AAOSwc3ZUrBTm

    link for wing mounts
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Adjustable-...ss!95776!US!-1

    link for new wing
    http://www.sweepracingusa.com/GT8-Vo...ing_p_566.html
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    Thank you for the detailed links!!!


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    Awesome effort. Very nice rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trentbaby65 View Post
    Awesome effort. Very nice rig.
    Appreciate it!

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    Wow that is really nice car! Are you going to make some videos?


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    I really love the detail you put into the build. Loving the body, but why is the wing so HUGE? If it's. it just for show you'll want to gear up. Looks like a lot of fun. Good colors too.

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    So much to look at on this car. What transmission did you use?

    Killer car I like it all but the wing is way too big. Wing mount is sweet...
    Ya can't polish fertilizer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexsasax View Post
    Wow that is really nice car! Are you going to make some videos?
    Hopefully soon when the weather is better.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    I really love the detail you put into the build. Loving the body, but why is the wing so HUGE? If it's. it just for show you'll want to gear up. Looks like a lot of fun. Good colors too.
    I went for the time attack look, although I agree the wing is overkill. Before the wing, I struggled to keep it under control at high speed, even spun out into a curb. Now I can jam the steering and it will hold its course. I will test higher ratios since the motor still has some temp headroom. Not sure what other wings I could get, there aren't that many options at this scale, and the 1/10 scale wings are a bit too small. Thanks for the feedback!

    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    So much to look at on this car. What transmission did you use?

    Killer car I like it all but the wing is way too big. Wing mount is sweet...
    FLM transmission case with all steel gears inside and FLM sealed differential. Thanks, the wing was intended to imitate extreme track car configurations, it does look enormous though. Other wing suggestions are welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
    Hopefully soon when the weather is better.


    I went for the time attack look, although I agree the wing is overkill. Before the wing, I struggled to keep it under control at high speed, even spun out into a curb. Now I can jam the steering and it will hold its course. I will test higher ratios since the motor still has some temp headroom. Not sure what other wings I could get, there aren't that many options at this scale, and the 1/10 scale wings are a bit too small. Thanks for the feedback!


    FLM transmission case with all steel gears inside and FLM sealed differential. Thanks, the wing was intended to imitate extreme track car configurations, it does look enormous though. Other wing suggestions are welcome.
    I'm running 34/34 with my 2650kv with the same tranny and diff. Took a little grinding with the dremel though.

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    Try unfake the grills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    I'm running 34/34 with my 2650kv with the same tranny and diff. Took a little grinding with the dremel though.
    I had to dremel off the small lip below the motor mount to fit it in the middle of the chassis. I may consider upgrading to a larger motor at some point, not sure if it would fit flat on the flat chassis, since the motor typically hangs off the back of a slash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
    I had to dremel off the small lip below the motor mount to fit it in the middle of the chassis. I may consider upgrading to a larger motor at some point, not sure if it would fit flat on the flat chassis, since the motor typically hangs off the back of a slash.
    I had to get rid of the wheelie bar mounting holes. Still fully intact and closed. Just missing a couple useless holes.

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    You've given me the idea to make a 2wd mid motor payment killer............

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    That's really awesome and like something I want to build!

    What does the black plastic around the chassis come from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach2600 View Post
    You've given me the idea to make a 2wd mid motor payment killer............
    Glad to be an inspiration

    Quote Originally Posted by JatoTheRipper View Post
    That's really awesome and like something I want to build!

    What does the black plastic around the chassis come from?
    Thank you! They are plastic underbody parts from a Traxxas XO1

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_NeedBigDrink View Post
    Thank you! They are plastic underbody parts from a Traxxas XO1
    Thanks!

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    Where do the batteries go

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    Quote Originally Posted by MySlashROCKS View Post
    Where do the batteries go
    There's a 5S 2P pack right in the middle of the chassis with some foam blocks and velcro straps holding it in place.

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    Been looking at that body (and the others) $120 shipped to Australia.. I hate my country for this hobby.

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    Awesome car, given me heaps of inspiration!
    Any chance on a rear shot with body off, keen on xo1 floor for one of my slashes and wondering if rear diffuser mount is required?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spunkybob View Post
    Been looking at that body (and the others) $120 shipped to Australia.. I hate my country for this hobby.
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    F40 for me if combined shipping.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparrow View Post
    Awesome car, given me heaps of inspiration!
    Any chance on a rear shot with body off, keen on xo1 floor for one of my slashes and wondering if rear diffuser mount is required?

    Made it all from aluminum angles. Shock tower reinforcements and diffuser mounts.

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