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    Dirt track to drag racer

    I race dirt track all week and on the weekend I want to drag race with another group. I bought a JC Lightning body problem is it is only 11 inches wide the Slash is 11.65 . I need tire wheel combination with offset that will narrow it . I bought a used Slash one time that had a narrower track , it kept on flipping over every corner, when I compared it to my buddys we found out it was way narrower. Those tire wheels are long gone. I know I could change the a arms to Bandit arm but I don't want to have to do that every weekend. I want some street tires wheels that will narrow it up for straight line running. Any ideas?? Thanks

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    Put 0 offset scte wheels on it. Those are the narrowest wheels available

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    People have used parts from the Bandit to narrow the track width of their Slash 2WD. Not sure how much of the swap translates to the Slash 4WD.

    Edit:
    Read the description on Proline's website for tips:
    https://www.prolineracing.com/bodies...clear-body.asp

    Also done by JConcepts on the 2WD Slash:
    http://www.jconcepts.net/garage/proj...inator-concept

    Hope you can get it to work for your 4WD.

    Good luck!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 11-05-2019 at 02:34 PM.
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    Have you heard of anyone having issues after that swap, Squeegie?

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    Hello and welcome to the Traxxas forums!

    I have not heard of anyone having problems with it from a 2WD Slash. I don't know about a 4WD swap.

    Here's more info on the 2WD "Slagster" conversion:
    https://traxxas.com/news/custom-drag-slash

    Have fun!

    Edit:
    I just watched the video and they turned the ESC on before the transmitter!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 11-06-2019 at 01:44 PM.
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    This info might be in the links above. The only "drag" car body that fits the 4x4 is the Pro-Line Octane. All the others are meant to be used with the Bandit arms, links and axles on a 2wd.

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    I haven't tried using the "Octane" body on a standard width 2wd but I suppose it would work. Is that body supposed to resemble a Camaro? It almost looks like a Duster/Dart in some photos.

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    Not sure what the offsets of the Pomona Drag Spec wheels/tires are, but they look good on the wider Octane body. Too bad it is wider than the JConcepts body.

    Too bad Pro-Line discontinued the wheels they used for their ProTrac system... but I don't think they would have narrowed your track width enough anyways.

    Good luck.
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    Well I took measurements on the slash today, end of axles come out 10.75 so 0 offset SCT wheels may work out. If that doesn't work I will get a 2 wd slash and change it over to bandit parts. I travel in an rv all winter so my hobby shop is the trunk of the car I tow, kinda short on room.

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    Check this out. This may help a little.

    https://youtu.be/ijcsdsK3IUg

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