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    Slash 4x4 to lowered street truck questions

    I am looking for something to use as a front bumper on my truck but don't want it sticking out like the stock bumper.
    I am wondering if the skidplate for the Ford Fiesta would work?

    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/7435

    It looks like that car uses the same chassis as the slash 4x4 LCG.
    I am using the RPM front parts that allows it to come apart easier than the stock pieces do.
    Is there any other front bumpers i could look at that will work on the front of my slash?
    If i have to mod alittle i don't mind, part of the fun..

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    The Rally bumper works for the LCG, and maybe the HCG. The "skidplate" is the part that the foam bumper bolts on to, and it is part of the bumper, so it probably fits.

    The Ford Raptor front bumper (may require some modding) also lies flush with the bumper.
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    JConcepts also makes a lowered front bumper for the Slash 4x4 LCG/Rally:

    https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/slash...conversion-kit

    You can always shave down the foam to custom fit it to your body.

    Have fun!

    Edit:
    You can also cut and heat to bend the RPM bumper you have to shape it how you want.
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    That's a good idea with the Jconcepts ( didn't think of that ) but on a whim I ordered the Rally bumper pieces.
    Going to see how that will work. I bought this body ( link below )

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...385-00/p239740

    Going to see if I can get it to work, if not i will pick up the other Chevy body

    https://www.amainhobbies.com/proline...457-00/p469030

    I really like the look of both bodies, but i have a sinking feeling the Protouring body is the one I should have ordered 1st.
    Oh well time will tell. Still working on getting the build, seems I put the front end back together backwards lol
    Have to fix that for sure.

    I dyed the chassis black, but it seems to be more of a dark purple, I used half a bottle and left it in there for like 15mins.
    Oh well, its darker than the gray. Wish Traxxas would move away from the Gray and go all black.

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    Agreed... the pro-touring body would be better for your lowered street application. It is much wider and you and tuck your wheels in for an aggressive "stanced" look.

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    Well it seems you need a arms that are 103mm long, and Pro-line no longer makes the 4x4 pro-trac arms that are 103.
    Now i do see the 2wd slash rear arms on Amain, wonder if 4 of those would fit and work on the 4x4 to get the longer length?
    Plus i'd have to buy longer camber and steering links as well.
    Anybody here know of longer arms that work on slash 4x4 and will work with the Tekno steel drive kits i just installed front and back...

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    Pro-Trac is not necessary unless you are using the stock SC wheels/tires.

    Read Pro-Line's website for more info and links to wheels/tires (also says this on the Amain link you posted, but without links):

    Note: This body is wider than a usual short course body and the track width needs to be adjusted to fit your kit.
    2.8" Street setup - If you have stock arms, use the Stampede® 4x4 offset 2.8" wheels ( F-11 or Desperado )...
    Street tires available: Road Rage 2.8" or Dirt Hawg 2.8" Tires.
    https://www.prolineracing.com/bodies...clear-body.asp

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    I bought the Mickey Thompson SC Beadlock wheels for this build. Been trying to get them for over a year and they finally had them in stock, so i bought em up. So yes i will be using SC wheels, that's why i was asking about 103mm arms.

    These are the beadlocks i'm talking about:

    https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-Mickey...ls_p_3134.html

    Bought some nice slick tires for those wheels as well. So i'll see how everything looks once i get the body in from Amain.
    Still have to install rest of stuff on chassis and so on, just taking my time on the build. It's fun doing something like this for sure though.

    But, i'll have to find some longer arms if it doesn't look good, that's why I was asking if anybody knew what other 103mm arms would work all the way around on the sl4x4.

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    What about 12mm hex hub extensions? Not really ideal for really long extensions, but maybe a little extension would help to fill in the gaps.

    Good luck!
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    I guess i could look into that, but i'd rather have the longer arms. Somebody's gotta make some out there somewhere i would think....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcor View Post
    I guess i could look into that, but i'd rather have the longer arms. Somebody's gotta make some out there somewhere i would think....
    Hello, i did find the ProTrack 4x4 arm kit in a European store this summer.

    There is more information in my build tread, also dimensions on arms.
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...-Backslash-4x4

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    Says they can't deliver to USA.....
    So that does me no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcor View Post
    Says they can't deliver to USA.....
    So that does me no good.
    Ok, that was to bad. Do you now how many mm/inch wider you need your truck to be?

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    For the body he bought, trackwidth does not need to be wider.

    Stock trackwidth: 296mm
    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...timate?t=specs

    Purchased body: 236mm
    https://www.prolineracing.com/bodies...clear-body.asp

    If he gets the other body, the wheels he purchased might be a little narrow, but the wheels he purchased comes with 2 different sized hex hub backspacers:

    https://store.rc4wd.com/RC4WD-Mickey...ls_p_3134.html
    #1 Hub back spacing: 19.75mm
    #2 Hub back spacing: 21.75mm

    Pro-Touring body: 312mm
    https://www.prolineracing.com/bodies...clear-body.asp
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    hhmm so i can use the other hub to get those wheels to move out more to look better with the pro-touring body then?
    I didn't realize that, thought i had to have the 103mm A-arms for it to look right since i did buy the pro-touring body as well.
    So i have 2 bodies, one for the low look, and i will use other body if i go back to more of a lifted look.
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    Looks like it. Ask ElSob. He's our resident pro for those wheels...
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    I did order the xxl gtr shocks for the rear, what springs are people using with these gtr shocks?
    Thanks,

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    Here is 2 pics of the wheels I put together which solves my width issue with the pro-touring body.






    Last edited by Arcor; 09-03-2020 at 05:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    <--- I have those wheels on my bug. Love them!


    Quote Originally Posted by Arcor View Post
    Here is 2 pics of the wheels I put together which solves my width issue with the pro-touring body.



    Like those too.
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    Looks good! What are they... they are not the wheels you linked earlier. Hmmm... 2.2 Fuels? Almost...

    The tires look just like the 2.2s I used to run on my MERV!

    Well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcor View Post
    I did order the xxl gtr shocks for the rear, what springs are people using with these gtr shocks?
    Thanks,
    When I ran the GTRs for street, I got the complete shocks for the X0-1 from Jenny’s:
    https://jennysrc.com/collections/tra...ant=8372811907

    They were a bit soft for my heavy rig, so I eventually swapped the springs for VGRacing’s Reco springs:
    https://www.vgracing.com/product/REVO_Spring.html

    For other stiff Traxxas springs that fit the GTR shocks, look here:
    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...=1#post6370474

    I have a bunch of misc Traxxas spring of different rates that I tried, but I don’t remember what values/colors they are.

    Have fun!
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    These are 2.2 bead-locks from Integy reversed. I saw a trick on the crawler instagram groups i'm on and ordered some.

    https://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?...1#.X1IN23lKjPo

    Ended up using some other wide bead-locks for my trx4 blazer. I was able to find those tires off e-bay since they are no longer made and played around with all the different bead-lock sets i have for my crawler and ended up with these.
    You take the hub off and install it on the front side of the wheel, gives you that super deep dish look but still works on the blocks and stuff on the slash.
    I sat the body on last night that came in ( it was crushed in shipping, Amain sending me a new one ) and those wheels are perfect fit with that pro-touring body.
    The Rally front bumper and foam came in, it also works perfect with that body as well.
    I did order a sheet of Carbon Fiber to make a front air-dam and i'm looking for a rear spoiler now.
    Might have to do something custom. Don't want it to look like a drag wing since the truck isn't a drag truck.
    I'll research stuff and see what happens. I am very happy with how its starting to turn out so far.
    I will post more questions if i have any and pics as well.
    Thanks a ton for helping me so far with all my questions, I'm learning quite a bit.
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    Any updates?

    Here’s what those tires looked like on my MERV:




    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...-A-Team-E-Revo
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    I haven't been able to work on it much, by the way what wheels are those?? I like those as well.
    Once i get more work in i'll be sure to keep posting pictures for sure. I need to see if i can find 1 more set of those tire.
    I just really like them...

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    Those are HPI Scorch wheels:
    https://www.hpiracing.com/en/part/3094

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    Those rims look amazing. They fit your rig super well too.

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