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    Changing power distribution to more in front

    Hey
    Iím planning on getting a rustler 4x4 later. But I wanted to ask if it is possible to tweek the powertrain so there is more power going to the front wheels than the rear wheels.


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    yes you can install the center diff for the traxxas slash 4x4.
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    Changing power distribution to more in front

    So the center diff will prevent the car from doing wheelies? Had no idea

    Does the rustler 4x4 come with center diff kit?

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    No, it doesn't come with one.

    Just get the one for the Slash 4x4:
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/6814
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniElmo View Post
    So the center diff will prevent the car from doing wheelies? Had no idea
    It can -- if you run lighter center diff fluid, as soon as the front wheels unload, power will bleed off the rear tires to the front and prevent/reduce wheelies. If you run thick fluid, it won't do this (as much). It's tuneable.
    youtube.com/c/RazorRCvideos

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    Just remember that the center diff is generally made for running with 2S LiPos.
    You can run it with 3S, but it will get hot in there.
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    In all honesty it is best to learn good throttle control instead of using a center diff to reduce wheelies. The center diff is really more for racing on high traction surfaces. When used for bashing and filled with lightweight fluid they frequently fail over time from being overworked. It can also cause driveline parts to break prematurely since with the center diff only one wheel at times will get full power and when that wheel gets traction suddenly sending a portion of power to the other wheel/wheels can be a very jarring experience. The slipper clutch is the more durable option you have.

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    It would be rad to have programmable throttle and braking curves though, and it seems that Traxxas could add this with a fairly easy upgrade on the next version of the VXL system. My original ERBE had the Castle system in it from Traxxas directly, and I had the USB PC link and their desktop app to adjust all kinds of settings. Can you do any changes like this through the app with the Bluetooth? That sure would be rad!
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