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    My custom slash 4x4

    Over the past 6+ years I have transformed my slash into what it is. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts or imput into my truck. Here is what I have.

    Custom Traxxas Slash 4x4
    Servo- Traxxas plastic gears
    Receiver- traxxas (2012ish)
    ECS- Tekin RX8 Gen2
    Motor- Novak Ballistic 550 4.5 t
    Gear ratio 18/54
    Motor mount- HR
    Center drive axle- Tekno
    Front/Rear drive axle- MIP heavy duty
    Shocks front/rear- Proline red/yellow
    A-arm, shock tower- RPM
    Bumper front/rear-RPM
    sway bar- Black
    Front/rear Diff- traxxas
    Front bulkhead RPM
    From/Rear hubs- TRx blue
    Center Diff-HR

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    With the LCG

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    Ever thought about going brushless?
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    It’s a brushless setup. I run 2s batteries mostly

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    Oops! Sorry... looked your motor up after I posted.
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    I have recently started running on a track. There are two tracks that I would be going to with polar opposite conditions. One is indoors with packed clay and traction. The other is outdoors with a very loose dusty surface. How could I set it up for both. Should I have a different set of diffs weighted different?

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    I don't race, just bash.

    That said, different diffs would be a pain to change each time. What about different sets of tires/wheels for different conditions?

    Other then that, test test test. your shock settings...

    Good luck!
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    I do a lot bashing as well. For the track I’m running pl calibers. For bashing I have the stock good year tires. The shocks are pl as well they have about a 5 mm preload. Red on top and yellow on the bottom

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    Is there a reason you have not up graded the servo , there's a lot of better ones out there that wood imprive driveing capeabillities

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    I have been waiting for it go I guess. I have been thinking about it lately. When I enter a corner sometimes it seems like it doesn’t want to turn with a wide turn radius. Is there one you would recommend?

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    Novak used to make great little motors! I had one for awhile and was happy with it
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    It has been a very good motor. The only I have had to do with it was the front bearing.

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    Some donít like them, but the savox line of servos are pretty good IMO. Running 2 in my Summit and have been for years. Some will recommend the power HD I think they are called. Just make sure you get one that has is fast and has about 200oz of torque.

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    Tragity struck today. The shaft inside the motor separated from the magnet. Can it be fixed?

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    Buy a Hobbywing Xerun 4300kv motor or buy a new rotor for your novak. I race a lot and I'm actually an Sworkz team driver. I race for some other brands too.
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    My car is up and running again with the Tekin pro 4


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    Nice... Have fun!
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    Thanks. Iím awaiting the new servo. Savox SC-1256TG


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    Quote Originally Posted by FNGRHSH View Post



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    It may be able to be glued. I have glued a few Velineon rotors back together.
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    What kind of glue do you use


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    The Tekin Pro-4 motor should treat you wonderfully!!! Tekin motors are great and very smooth and responsive at the track!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvHexRC View Post
    The Tekin Pro-4 motor should treat you wonderfully!!! Tekin motors are great and very smooth and responsive at the track!
    Glad to know that. Picked up an RX8 & Pro4 4000Kv motor...tho, realizing my "mistake", I returned the 4000Kv motor, to be exchanged fits the 3300Kv version (which should be shipping today).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FNGRHSH View Post
    What kind of glue do you use


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    I used Super Glue Professional Liquid. That is some really strong stuff! I have used it for all kids of stuff, including fixing broken rotors
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    Awesome. Iíll try it out


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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    I used Super Glue Professional Liquid. That is some really strong stuff! I have used it for all kids of stuff, including fixing broken rotors
    See El Sob's testimony here:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...sional-Liquid!

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