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traxxas slash

Old 02-22-2009, 12:46 AM
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hey im kinda new 2 this whole forum thing but i was wondering if any 1 new how i could make my traxxas slash not so tippy cuz i flip it all the time... and does any one know what the best gearing is for top speed??? thanks
Old 02-22-2009, 12:56 AM
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i think changing the shock oil to a heavier oil helps, now if i can only get my shock cap to open..[:@], also check out the new chassis that came out, supposed to stop the rolling pretty well (on road at least)
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What are you doing that causes it to tip over?
Old 02-22-2009, 01:02 AM
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im driving it that is what its just that it tips really easy
Old 02-22-2009, 01:03 AM
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The slash is meant to perform well off road. you might have to change the set up a little to get it to perform better on-road.
Old 02-22-2009, 01:05 AM
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while we are on the subject, why wont the shock caps come off, are they glued on or something? (not trying to hijack thread)
Old 02-22-2009, 01:05 AM
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If you are talking about tipping over when you are turning then you need to slow down going into and out of the turns.
Old 02-22-2009, 01:06 AM
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ORIGINAL: rc master22

hey im kinda new 2 this whole forum thing but i was wondering if any 1 new how i could make my traxxas slash not so tippy cuz i flip it all the time... and does any one know what the best gearing is for top speed??? thanks
I think you might be confusing the Slash with a buggy. The Slash is supposed to be realistic which is why there is so much body roll. If you want something that handles better with a lower cog so you can do speed runs then I'd suggest either a buggy or a rustler/speed-t type truck.

I know that everyone always wants to upgrade to get better performance but the slash is one RC that I plan on leaving stock. Sure I'll tweak it and maybe upgrade certain parts with RPM as they break but it's fun BECAUSE it drives the way it does.
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ok thanks does any one have an answer to my other question??? what is the best gearing for top speed
Old 02-22-2009, 01:13 AM
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The gearing will depend on which motor you use. If you have a stock one I can't help you, upgraded to VXL before I even ran it the first time.
Old 02-22-2009, 01:16 AM
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My best advice to the gearing question is buy all the pinion and spur gears you can find, from 15t to 28t and see which one you like the best.
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hey i was using 18 t with factory spur gear liked that alot but have a mamba in the back
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why did you even buy a slash? it sounds like you should of bought a buggy or stadium truck.... just remember that taller gears = more top end. shorter gears = more bottom end, which is what you want for off-roading. buy a variety pack from tower and experiment.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXEX34&P=ML
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As far as the tipping problem; here is my set up.  I never flip wile running slicks on pavement.

shock a-arm position:     all four all the way to the outside holes.
Shock fluid:                        50wt on all four
springs:                              stiffest my local hobby shop had
preload:                              none

Old 04-02-2010, 04:22 PM
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Default RE: traxxas slash

hey guys wondering if u guys can help have a slash with 6900 kv mamba and esc! had the on off swich rip off the esc is there a way i can fix it with out useing the on off sitch ie allways on with batt pluged in?
Old 04-02-2010, 05:41 PM
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Yah just join the ends of the two wires at the end where the switch used to be together and it will always be on with your battery plugged in.
Old 04-04-2010, 05:19 PM
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nice i did so and work good have another Q whats a goood batt to use lipo wise for the slash 2weel brushless mammba?

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