EXT2Rob, the scoop works really well, very few rocks, motor and ESC run nice and cool. If there is some interest in this stuff, I would consider putting it on Thingiverse.
I am new at driving RC trucks. I have a stock 2WD slash with 12T 550 motor that I do okay with, prettty lame though. Bought the slash 4x4 off ebay to use the motor in my RC Tank. But having so much fun with the truck, put the motor back in it. The Slash 4x4 with Velineon and 3S 5k battery is totally amazing. I can't even keep it in a straight line accelerating on dirt or pavement. I am having a blast with it, fun to watch! I have rolled and flipped it, ran it into walls so many times and it keep on ticking. What a great beginner truck! Having just as much fun taking it apart and messing with it as driving it.
I saw the shock socks online, but thought they where just for the longer rock crawler shocks. I will look at them and see if they make them for SC truck. Looked like they had some cool designs! That is a very good suggestion, and you are right rocks bounce off stuff and can still hit the shafts with guards not covering the whole shock. The big bore shocks with TiNi coated shafts seem to hold up well, but extra protection would be nice. Couple little nicks will be all it will take to mess them up. Thanks!
And no I have not used the training 50% power on the VXL-3S, too much fun at 100%. I will get better as I drive it more.
Just out of curiosity has anyone ever filmed a slash 4x4 taking off in slow motion? I took off on a piece of carpet in my shop and the truck stood on end! I would love to see it in slow motion. Man if a Tesla ran like that! Truely amazing how much power RC brushless motors have!
Last edited by fastmike57; 08-17-2014 at 01:37 PM.