Final Build Photos
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|1 , Massachusetts, United States of America|
|Readers Ride Title||Monster Truck Slash 4×4|
|Vehicle Class||Scale, Short Course Truck|
|Chassis Model||Slash 4×4|
|Electric Motor Brand and Model||Stock Traxxas Slash Titan brushed motor.|
|Speed Control Brand and Model||Stock Traxxas TL-5 ESC.|
|Battery Brand and Model||Traxxas 7-cell NMH and 2 cell Lipo.|
|Wheels and Tires Brand and Model||Pro-Line Trencher|
|Shocks Brand and Model||Stock Traxxas and GTO.|
|Axles Brand and Model||Stock.|
|Paint Brand and Model||Stock.|
|Graphics Brand and Model||Stock.|
|Scale Accessories Brand and Model||1/10 stock|
|Light System Brand and Model||None|
|Radio System Brand and Model||Stock TQ radio and receiver.|
|Sound System Brand and Model||None.|
|Other Options Brand and Model||Upgraded motor fan.|
|Further Description/Back Story||Today my 11 year old son decided to upgrade the stock Slash wheels for some Pro-Line 2.8” Trencher wheels. We also extended the body mounts with parts from a 2wd kit because the hobby store didnt have a 4wd kit. We trimmed the cover for wheel clearance and added some adjustable camber links to make his stock Slash into a sort of monster truck. We then swapped the 11-tooth pinion for the smallest one they had which was a 9-tooth pinion to compensate for the larger wheels. It came out looking quite awesome actually and he’s pretty excited. I let him do most of the work himself and I basically just helped with cutting the stock lexan body and modifying the body extensions to work with the 4×4 Slash mounts.
He took it out and thrashed it around up and down our gravel street and discovered that there was hardly any debris inside the chassis after these upgrades which was a nice surprise. Even though we reduce the gearing he thinks it might be a little faster now too. The motor did get a little warmer but after 20 minutes of thrashing it was only 114 degrees measured with an infrared thermometer on the case. The motor fan upgrade helps a lot.
Pro Line makes some pretty awesome wheels that can take a boring mundane looking Traxxas Slash and transform it into a monster truck with attitude.
Build Process Photos