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slash 4x4 rebuild

Old 04-03-2016, 02:26 AM
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So I bought this chassis for 130 on Craigslist, still had the steering servo, integy drive shafts all the way around, sway bar kits on front and rear end, 8th scale wheel adaptors. Chassis was in great shape, just needed a new spur, motor, esc and receiver. My post asking if anyone has put a castle sidewinder in a slash 4x4 was because of this project. But I just decided to go good ol' vellinion moter&esc set up. Hooked up with a 16t pinion on the factory spur. For the receiver and radio set up I went with the SPEKTRUM DX2E. Put some (nicer then factory imo) slash rims and tires on her as well. For the body I took a trip to the local hobbytown and picked up a TLR short course vented body that I painted red. I'm rather happy on how she came out.

Just wanted to share with you guys��
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:29 AM
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Looking good! Loving that Venom pack! Though it is only a 20C. Make sure it doesn't get too hot.
Old 04-03-2016, 07:41 AM
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Thanks collector 1231! Yeah I keep an eye on that battery temp. I have another venom 2s 30c lipo that she'll have in her also
Old 04-03-2016, 11:12 AM
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Cool man! Nice lid. Get yer some Shoo Goo and some plastic window screen. When cracks start to develop in the lexan, lay down a film of Goo and press a piece of screen into it. Lay another film of goo over that. (Using a wet finger lets you smooth it without it sticking to you) If you want to be proactive, you could do this along the lower edges around the whole car. The rear tail light area is particularly damage prone. You can also do this around all the body vents, leaving the screen to cover the holes in the body, but not covered with goo, they can still breathe. This strengthens the area around the vents while letting them still function.

And you DID get an IR thermometer to keep an eye on that Velineon, didn't you?
Old 04-03-2016, 12:26 PM
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Thanks man! Yeah I've never heard of that that's a bad ass idea! I'd like to protect this body best I can, ill go out to tomorrow and pick some up, thanks for the tip! Might save me from a heart attack every time she rolls haha

Yeah I have a field piece IR thermo gun I use for work. She was at 145 after about 20 mins on a 3s, still a bit high, I have a fan and heat sink im putting on her today, hopefully get the temps down to the 130s
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145f on 3S is actually really good! You've got it geared right.

It can make it tight, getting the body clips on, but reinforcing around the mounting holes is a good idea too.

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