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    Question Any suggestions for Upgrades for new Slash? (Wheels, Body, Essentials, ETC)

    Any essential upgrades/fixes for my new 4WD Slash? I already know I have to do the VXL Upgrade, but what else? Any recommendations for wheels, bodies, etc?

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    Alloy hub carriers
    Rpm A arms
    Pro line shocks
    LCG chassis
    Alloy steering bellcrank
    Savox metal gear server

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwipaul View Post
    Alloy hub carriers
    Rpm A arms
    Pro line shocks
    LCG chassis
    Alloy steering bellcrank
    Savox metal gear server

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    These upgrades are great for a racing vehicle, but I don't think you need them. Some durability upgrades should be enough for a basher slash.
    If you want them, get them. They improve handeling a lot.

    Also:
    If you don't want to spend a lot of money:
    - Tune the stock shocks
    - Do some durability upgrades to the things that break (for example, if your arms break, replace them with RPM)

    If you do want to spend a lot of money, get the Traxxas GTR shocks. Other people here can tell you how great they are, or you can look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bean View Post
    These upgrades are great for a racing vehicle, but I don't think you need them. Some durability upgrades should be enough for a basher slash.
    If you want them, get them. They improve handeling a lot.

    Also:
    If you don't want to spend a lot of money:
    - Tune the stock shocks
    - Do some durability upgrades to the things that break (for example, if your arms break, replace them with RPM)

    If you do want to spend a lot of money, get the Traxxas GTR shocks. Other people here can tell you how great they are, or you can look it up.
    Yeah this. Drive it first and see what breaks. You can easily dump a grand into a slash at which point you should have just gotten an X Maxx. Lol.

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    The best upgrades are mainly based on what you want the car to be good at. Do you want it to be a good on-road speedrunner, off-road monster truck, or something in between?

    Here are a few general upgrades:

    - GTR shocks (much stronger than the stock ones, has better dampening abilities, and more adjustability)
    * If you want a more affordable option, you can get aluminum shock caps and TiN coated shafts for the stock shocks.

    - (Maybe) Stronger driveshafts (Tekno CVDs, MIP heavy-duty, Traxxas CVDs)

    - Steering bellcranks (more precise, the stock ones are pretty loose after some use)

    - Servo (Any metal geared servo with more than 150oz/in torque and less than .16sec/60 should be sufficient)

    - Motor cooling fan


    For a more on-road oriented set-up:

    - LCG chassis conversion kit (lowers the CG to improve corning speed and fewer rollovers)

    - Sway bars (a u-shaped bar that connects the left and right shocks to transfer weight when cornering - resulting in faster corner speed/fewer rollovers)

    (*Note: LCG chassis and sway bars are completely different methods that do similar things. LCG chassis decreases ground clearance, sway bars decrease suspension movement.)

    - On-road SCT Tires (Duratrax Banditos, Proline Streetfighters, etc)


    For a more off-road oriented setup:

    - (Maybe) lower gearing

    - Suspension arm guards (fits perfectly on the HCG chassis, rear requires a little modification for the LCG chassis)

    - Larger wheels/tires (Proline Badlands, Trenchers, etc)

    - Scorched RC inner fenders (HCG chassis) reduces debris from getting in


    My setup:

    - Aluminum castor blocks, steering blocks, and rear hub

    - Motor cooling fan

    - LCG chassis

    - GTR shocks (longer front shock mod with TLR TENSCTE springs)

    - Suspension arm guards

    - RPM rear bumper

    - Sway bar (only rear silver installed)

    - (no body for it yet, since I got it as a used roller)

    - XL-5 and Titan 550 12T ESC/motor (came off my Slash 2wd)

    - Stock Slash 2wd wheels + tires (Slash 2wd front wheel offset is different, but I don't have a body for it atm, so it doesn't really matter)

    - FS GT5 Transmitter

    Some additional stuff I would add but don't have atm (just my preference):

    - Scorched RC LCG inner fenders

    - Steering bellcranks

    - Hobbywing XR8 3600kv

    - JConcepts Manta Body

    - RPM rear mudflaps (an aesthetic upgrade)

    - Proline Trenchers SCT tire + RC4WD beadlocks
    Everyday's a gift, thus now is called the present.

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    That's a very useful and detailed 'chart'. You should keep a link to this.

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    I like the pro line range especially the pro series 32p transmission

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    Is it me or does your slash have some extreme toe-in / camber?

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    its not just you

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