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Aluminum parts upgrade for Traxxas slash

Old 11-30-2017, 07:38 PM
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Default Aluminum parts upgrade for Traxxas slash

I currently have a traxxas slash 4x4 and and upgrading to a 3s lipo. I was told I should upgrade some parts to aluminum because it has more power. I have a esc fan but I need to know what aluminum parts I should get. Thanks.
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Generally, aluminum parts are frowned upon for basher rigs due to aluminum’s habit of bending and cracking. Plastic parts are far more forgiving. It’s standard practice for many guys to upgrade broken plastic parts with RPM RC products - shock towers, suspension arms, bumpers, etc. RPM products carry a lifetime warranty.
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If I was to add aluminum, I would go with swapping out the hubs in conjunction with RPM arms.
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Originally Posted by 1QwkSport2.5r View Post
Generally, aluminum parts are frowned upon for basher rigs due to aluminumís habit of bending and cracking. Plastic parts are far more forgiving. Itís standard practice for many guys to upgrade broken plastic parts with RPM RC products - shock towers, suspension arms, bumpers, etc. RPM products carry a lifetime warranty.
so if I donít get aluminum parts how long should the plastic parts last if I am using a 3s pretty hard
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so if I donít get aluminum parts how long should the plastic parts last if I am using a 3s pretty hard
They should last a long time. What breaks them - hitting hard objects not generally ideal for an RC car to hit.
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They should last a long time. What breaks them - hitting hard objects not generally ideal for an RC car to hit.
ok so what parts should be aluminum and do you have any other suggestions for upgrades? What tires should I get for on and off road because I have stock tires right now
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I don’t use aluminum parts on 1/10 trucks. I have aluminum c-hubs and steering knuckles on my 1/8th MTs, but only
because they were given to me for free. Otherwise I use stock OEM air RPM plastic parts exclusively. Much cheaper to replace if broken and can be made more flexible if douboe boiler for a minute prior to installation.

Tires - depends on how often you want to replace them. I like ProLine Dirt Hawgs. Tires wear super fast on pavement though, so expect them to not last long on pavement.

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