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    GTR shocks on the Slash 2wd

    I had an extra set of fronts from my Slash 4x4 Monster conversion. So I bought a pair of rears but I was wondering if you have done this what weight of shock oil did you use and for what primary surface was your build for?

    I would also like some suggestions on mine for on-road bashing, please. I am running the low CG chassis with a front sway bar. I will also need coil recommendations since all I have atm are the stock slash platinum 4x4 coils.

    Thanks for any help.

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    I also have the GTRs on my Slash 4x4, but I imagine I will put 5w-10w lighter shock oil for my 2wd than what comes stock in the GTRs (I'm assuming around 30W? Traxxas doesn't specify on the bottle) I'm mainly shooting for realisticity, so it might not perform the best. I sometimes run mine on low grass, and asphault. To change the amount of resistance, I'm pretty sure you can also swap out the pistons for larger holes, or more holes to make it seem like it has lighter oil in it.

    For the springs, get the TLR Ten SCTE springs. There's a wide variety of stiffness, and they stay pretty consistent after much use.
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    But aren’t the TLR Ten springs longer than the stock GTR springs? For the GTRs on the lighter 2WD, I would try the lighter springs the have for the GTRs, use lighter shock oil and maybe enlarge the holes on the pistons. Remember to try each mods one at a time and test what the results feel like before trying the next.

    Note: Stock shocks on the 4WD Ultimate has black springs with 30wt oil in front and rear with 1.5mm piston in the front and 1.6mm in the rear.

    Test test test...

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    I raced my LCG Slash 2wd on an outdoor clay track and bashed it on dirt and pavement. I used stock black springs and 40 weight Losi oil on all 4 corners. This worked well for me. It kept the front end from nose diving in corners and kept the rear end from squatting too much under acceleration giving me better steering.

    These are the best shocks I've ever used on this truck, and I've tried many.
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    I have this idea in my head from the old 70s TV shows with 60s muscle cars running from the cops in classic car chase scenes. With the major body roll and long drawn out corner skids. I am going to look for the biggest 60s muscle car body I can find. Something like the '67 Impala would be nice. Might also add one of those sound xf boxes to give it that fake TV engine sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    But aren’t the TLR Ten springs longer than the stock GTR springs? For the GTRs on the lighter 2WD, I would try the lighter springs the have for the GTRs, use lighter shock oil and maybe enlarge the holes on the pistons. Remember to try each mods one at a time and test what the results feel like before trying the next.

    Note: Stock shocks on the 4WD Ultimate has black springs with 30wt oil in front and rear with 1.5mm piston in the front and 1.6mm in the rear.

    Test test test...

    Have fun!
    The rear springs are just a tad bit longer (2-3mm), but the front is shorter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    I have this idea in my head from the old 70s TV shows with 60s muscle cars running from the cops in classic car chase scenes. With the major body roll and long drawn out corner skids. I am going to look for the biggest 60s muscle car body I can find. Something like the '67 Impala would be nice. Might also add one of those sound xf boxes to give it that fake TV engine sound.
    I've seen Impala bodies, but not SC size.

    Might want to check out some of Parma's SC bodies:
    https://parmapse.shptron.com/c/rc-tr...urse-sc-bodies

    Quote Originally Posted by RCWilly View Post
    The rear springs are just a tad bit longer (2-3mm), but the front is shorter.
    Thanks for the info!
    Last edited by Squeegie; 10-06-2020 at 10:55 AM.
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    Thanks a few of those just might work. I just wish they could be longer. Like out passed the bumpers for those not concerned about race legality. A large part of the style in the 60s were those long hoods and giant trunks that stuck way out. But if these are all I got they are not too bad.

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    Anyone know where this body can be found?



    Looks like a parma but I can't find it there.

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    Could be RJ Speed RJS1057

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    That body won't fit... It is a body for the 4 Tec 2.0 (the wheels, and you can see the motor position through the window).

    Here's a comparison of the 4 Tec 2.0 with a Slash 4x4:
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    That body looks kind of like McAllister’s Nova body:




    https://mcallisterracing.com/shop/ol...eet-stock-body

    McAllister also has a 66 Chevelle (with a long trunk that you like).




    https://mcallisterracing.com/shop/ol...eet-stock-body

    They have a smaller wheelbase then the Slash...

    Edit: Looks like RCWilly is right:


    https://www.rjspeed.com/bodies/ClassicBodies/1057.html

    I have one of their Digger bodies for my MERV.
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    Check out Parma. They make bodies as well and are an easily-forgotten company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double G View Post
    Check out Parma. They make bodies as well and are an easily-forgotten company.
    Did that on post #7.
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    Oh yeah I really like that 66 Chevelle. The centering of the cabin even gives the hood that long look too. But yeah he is right the wheels even on the Chevelle are to close together. Darn! It seems the Slash is just a bad setup for an aftermarket muscle car body. Wonder how much a custom formed body would run?
    Last edited by zedorda; 10-10-2020 at 04:56 PM.

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    There is the one by JConcepts that could work with your Slash:




    https://www.jconcepts.net/shop/1967-chevy-chevelle
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    There we go! Squeegie pulling out the right stuff. Thanks and it is not over the top expensive either awesome.

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    Just need to change A-arms & stuff to narrow the trackwidth.

    Good luck!
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