This year’s winter build is a Traxxas Slash 2wd. This vehicle is not stock, it has many different upgrades. This is not an endorsement of the products used in this build, simply because the truck hasn’t been put through its paces (Still too much snow). These are just some different parts, which are getting a lot of buzz, and some good reviews. Time will tell how well they make out.
1) The Esc mounting plate seems to be a little small for the Traxxas VXL-3s Esc.
2) You may need to get creative to mount a waterproof receiver box. (Isn’t this chassis a replacement for the Traxxas chassis)
3) I also had to do some small modifications to get the chassis to work with RPM Gearbox housing.
Looking for something different to the traditional body clips? These thumbwashers look like they might do the trick. Fingers crossed.
Picked these up on a whim, curious, but not excited. When they arrived, the quality and appearance are very impressive. They were sprayed with Scotch Guard, and put on the springs. Looking forward to see how they hold up, and how they protect the shock.
Tried and true.
This went together pretty smooth. It is important to take your time, and go thru the instructions. It is easy to get the screws mixed up.
Tried and true. So the following parts were installed. Knuckle Hubs front and rear, Caster Blocks, Bulkhead, Turnbuckle Camber Link Set, Turnbuckles Toe Links.
Front and rear bumpers, Big Bore Shocks, VXL-3s Motor and ESC, Servo, and a Rustler receiver box. It is hard to knock the waterproof factor.
Winter Shake Down