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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:33 pm

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SFC K wrote:The wheelie bar looks great and so does the paint job! Hurry and get it finished. Snow is coming on Monday. :mrgreen:
I want to run it before night fall today lol - I just got a lead on a android speedometer app I have to download then it should be ready for a good test hit

I haven't even charged the battery - it's right out of the box lol so we'll see how long it lasts... I'll try to post some video as well!
LOL :popcorn: If it is a lipo, you might want to give is some juice prior to running it. :wink:
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Test run videos are here! Again these are pre-detailing the outside (thank god) - it went well-ish lol it flipped 2 twice - second time was bad - slid on the roof for about 10ft into my yard - broke the supercharger (fixable) the wheelie bar works and is still in one piece LOL it acts just like a real car spins while rolling haha - gets pretty violent pretty quick - I won't need to do much with gearing as it's so unstable at speed even with the LCG chassis I think I need to make a front air dam so less air gets under the body. I also had to tighten the slipper as it was spinning pretty bad but helped launching it - so I'll be playing with that..

Hopefully I can get my coworker to talk with the local HS and let me run it in the open gym lol traction is the name of the game here and this thing gets NONE when it's cold out! (30* outside right now)

Test run 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFeokA8 ... e=youtu.be

Test run 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI3-r_d ... e=youtu.be

Test run 3 + 1st crash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoA43hT ... e=youtu.be

Few pre-run pics - first is doing a burn out which it has 0 problem doing now LOL
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by SFC K » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:44 pm

Sweet!

Only the 1st video would play. 2 and 3 were in private only.
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by andymac0035 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:52 pm

It looks really nice, but your suspension is waaaaaaay too soft.

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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:46 pm

SFC K wrote:Sweet!

Only the 1st video would play. 2 and 3 were in private only.
Noted they're all listed as public! I didn't finish the "processing" lol so they should play now maybe?
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:47 pm

andymac0035 wrote:It looks really nice, but your suspension is waaaaaaay too soft.
I have a pair of red stock Emaxx springs I may try - I agree plus I'd like to try it with out the wheelie bar
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by SFC K » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:56 pm

Zac_F85 wrote:
SFC K wrote:Sweet!

Only the 1st video would play. 2 and 3 were in private only.
Noted they're all listed as public! I didn't finish the "processing" lol so they should play now maybe?

Yup, they all work now. It sure is quick but hairy. :shock:
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:18 am

Zac_F85 wrote:
andymac0035 wrote:It looks really nice, but your suspension is waaaaaaay too soft.
I have a pair of red stock Emaxx springs I may try - I agree plus I'd like to try it with out the wheelie bar
FYI, red traxxas springs are even softer than stock-slash ones. :wink:

Springs from the front of a slash 4x4, and something really heavy (aftermarket) for the rear are what you need. Sway bars are worth doing, and so is lowering the suspension if you haven't already.

Still...... those skinny front tires are going to hurt no matter what you do.

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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 1:30 am

andymac0035 wrote:
Zac_F85 wrote:
andymac0035 wrote:It looks really nice, but your suspension is waaaaaaay too soft.
I have a pair of red stock Emaxx springs I may try - I agree plus I'd like to try it with out the wheelie bar
FYI, red traxxas springs are even softer than stock-slash ones. :wink:

Springs from the front of a slash 4x4, and something really heavy (aftermarket) for the rear are what you need. Sway bars are worth doing, and so is lowering the suspension if you haven't already.

Still...... those skinny front tires are going to hurt no matter what you do.
it is lowered.. there is no preload spacers on the rear springs at all

here is the ride height -

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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by andymac0035 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 5:45 am

Put fuel tubing inside the shocks and then add a bunch of pre-load spacers to collapse the soft part of all 4 of those springs, that will stiffen things up a lot.

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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Dukk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:20 am

Nice build. I too recently took a 2wd slash and changed it to an LCG with a new Parma body. In my case I saw the Demon body the day after I bought the Olds body :? :roll: (more of a Mopar guy myself). I'm going for more of an onroad touring though than a drag although I like the idea of a drag slash - I already have the Traxxas funny car, a drag TC4, and a couple of other drag chassis.

Oh - maybe look at the Bandit front wheels/tires.

Anyway, nice job. :thumbsup:

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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by 132NHAF » Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:22 pm

That thing look great. A little squirly, but great.. :lol:
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by SFC K » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Zac, does your radio have a steering dual rate function or speed function? If it does you should try dialing it back so the steering is slower so it is not as twitchy. This will help keep it in a straight line.
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by Zac_F85 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:03 am

SFC K wrote:Zac, does your radio have a steering dual rate function or speed function? If it does you should try dialing it back so the steering is slower so it is not as twitchy. This will help keep it in a straight line.
It probably doesn't - it's a basic Traxxas 2.4.. only a set button no menu button..
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Re: turning a Traxxas Slash into a on road racer

Post by ClodinCbus » Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:11 am

You could try the old wintergreen trick on the tires to get them to hook better.

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