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    Best slipper conversion, better than AE

    I've seen people post about doing the AE slipper conversion, but I figured out a conversion that is even better. The Schelle / AVID / Triad, slipper is a much better slipper. It's half the weight of the stock slipper, lighter than the AE slipper, has more clutch disks, runs cooler, and has more clutch tuning options than the AE slipper. It uses the same top shaft as the AE conversion. All parts required are as follows.

    Schelle slipper assembly part# SCH1302

    http://www.schelleracing.com/Schelle...SC-Set-SCH1302

    STRC top shaft # ST3793AE

    http://www.teamstrc.com/index.php?ro...product_id=661

    LOSI or AE slipper nut #5-40

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/losi-54...losa6302/p7778

    I'll try to post the pictures of the mod.



    After doing this mod my truck has more punch and the motor runs cooler. The motor was cool enough that I was able to go up another tooth on the pinion, and the motor was still running cooler than with the stock Traxxas slipper.
    Last edited by Spharticus; 10-17-2018 at 09:59 AM.

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    Nice, good idea! I ran that on my TLR stadium truck. It's definitely the lightest slipper option out there, plus the weight is centralized to the topshaft, so there is less centrifugal force. I could never get as much bite as the AE 3-pad (VTS slipper), as there is less surface area and the discs are not grooved. I think if you're running big power I think the VTS will work better, but it's certainly another option, especially if running any kind of spec class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    Nice, good idea! I ran that on my TLR stadium truck. It's definitely the lightest slipper option out there, plus the weight is centralized to the topshaft, so there is less centrifugal force. I could never get as much bite as the AE 3-pad (VTS slipper), as there is less surface area and the discs are not grooved. I think if you're running big power I think the VTS will work better, but it's certainly another option, especially if running any kind of spec class.
    That is good info as well RazorRC22! I was unaware of that AE had a (3 pad) VTS slipper option. That would be a great slipper for a MOD class racer that has no limit on motor size. I haven't ran anything but spec class cars. I also have the same slipper on my 17.5t Team C buggy. This combo is what I'll be running for my carpet cars in the 17.5t 2WD buggy and 13.5t 2WD SCT truck spec class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spharticus View Post
    I've seen people post about doing the AE slipper conversion, but I figured out a conversion that is even better. The Schelle / AVID / Triad, slipper is a much better slipper. It's half the weight of the stock slipper, lighter than the AE slipper, has more clutch disks, runs cooler, and has more clutch tuning options than the AE slipper. It uses the same top shaft as the AE conversion. All parts required are as follows.

    Schelle slipper assembly part# SCH1302

    http://www.schelleracing.com/Schelle...SC-Set-SCH1302

    STRC top shaft # ST3793AE

    http://www.teamstrc.com/index.php?ro...product_id=661

    LOSI or AE slipper nut #5-40

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/losi-54...losa6302/p7778

    I'll try to post the pictures of the mod.



    After doing this mod my truck has more punch and the motor runs cooler. The motor was cool enough that I was able to go up another tooth on the pinion, and the motor was still running cooler than with the stock Traxxas slipper.
    What pinion gear are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RGenz View Post
    What pinion gear are you using?
    (Keep in mind I am still running the stock brushed motor.)

    Currently it's a 22t pinion 84 spur, making the final drive ratio 10.39. I'm not running stock style tires and rims. I'm running 'Truggy" Pro-line Wedges on the front, and Prism T 2.2" Z3 (Medium Carpet ) 8264103, on the rear.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pro-line-Raci...e+racing+tires

    https://www.amazon.com/Prism-Medium-...g+carpet+tires

    Both with closed cell blue foams. I race on an indoor carpet track where the jumps are right after a tight turn, so I need the punch to clear doubles more than I need top speed. I may change the gearing after I do more testing at the track tonight. I keep breaking something every time I take it to the track. Traxxas vehicles were supposed to be tough, but at the track I've broken parts people say don't normally break. I even blew a steering servo on the first jump last Tuesday. The servo saver didn't even pop. It seems carpet race tracks are harder on cars than dirt.
    Last edited by Spharticus; 10-26-2018 at 12:36 PM.

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