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  1. #1
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    Keeping the nose down (speed runs)

    Ok, I want to see how fast my slash will go in a straight line, on road. But, everytime I get up about 35-40mph and give it more throttle it lifts and flips. I need advice on how to prevent this, without converting it to on road only use. My current set up is vxl 28/86, lcg chassis, big bores on farthest out holes in a arms, flotek body(all holes in body cut out), 3c lipo.

    Only thing I can think of, is to add weight to the front of the truck. Anything else I can do? Do I need a more aerodynamic speed body? Or can a sc truck body be used to go 60+mph?

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    With that body type itís important to have rake in the front, some weight wonít hurt, maybe experiment with modeling clay.


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    Had the same issue while converting my Slash to Street Eliminator status.
    Putting a long wheelie bar on my Slash was the single best modification I've done so far.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    When your car becomes a parachute, a wheelie bar wonít help. A proper speed run body and or weight in the front. My Rustler is now closed wheel for speed.



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    When I was first starting out with my slash I got it to 68 with the stock body. It took a lot of experimentation but ended up building a hard foam air dam that went in right behind the front bumper of the body & raked the front a little bit. Most importantly I velcroed the side of the body to chassis. At around 50 the body would flair out & act like wings & it would shoot for the sky.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LowcntryBashers View Post
    Had the same issue while converting my Slash to Street Eliminator status.
    Putting a long wheelie bar on my Slash was the single best modification I've done so far.

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    What kid of wheeling bar is that? Iíve been looking for one for my bandit but I canít find one like that. Thatís the best looking bar Iíve seen so far!!


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    Thanks for the advice, I'll apply it. Hopefully I can max out the gears before it'll flip now. What's a good brand for speed bodies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-red View Post
    What kid of wheeling bar is that? I’ve been looking for one for my bandit but I can’t find one like that. That’s the best looking bar I’ve seen so far!!


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    Not sure, I found that pic on the inter-webs.

    You could check DragRaceConcepts.com or RCRacingInnovations.com for wheelie bars.

    I actually made my own from an old pan car (with carbon fiber chassis).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-red View Post
    What kid of wheeling bar is that? I’ve been looking for one for my bandit but I can’t find one like that. That’s the best looking bar I’ve seen so far!!


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    Try "Nick Steele" on FB. I've never dealt with him or anything, I just saw that he makes universal wheelie bars for rc cars out of carbon fiber.

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    yes you should add weight in front it will be gud.

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