Shining Star Chassis (SSC) has been turning out high quality aluminum RC parts for years and they have recently released their latest LCG Chassis for the Traxxas Slash 4×4, the v2.5f. Their newest creation which is just as durable as previous versions has dropped the center brace which in turn allows the v2.5f to handle bumps and hard breaking better as well as provide more rotation & traction through turns. The loss of the centre brace also gives you more room to mount and access all electronics and it makes it easier to perform maintenance on your diffs. If you want to race a Traxxas Slash 4×4, then you should consider a LCG Chassis a must have option.
Watch the SSC v2.5f Chassis in action. It qualified in third, recovered from a bad start to go on and win. The truck sure looks dialed in and it loves to jump and corner.
Get complete details and order your own at Shining Star Chassis v2.5f.
Be sure to check out the videos and see all the attention to detail that went into making this chassis on the SSC Facebook page.
A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to try SSC V1 extensively when a friend lent me his Slash 4×4 for week. I really liked the handling then and I can’t help but be curious now, especially since we now have a local RC Track with plenty of people running 4×4 SCT’s. I think this stylish looking chassis might be an ideal candidate for my winter project.
I had a bunch of extra Traxxas parts sitting around, so I decided to order a Traxxas Slash 2wd LCG Chassis Kit and put together a new rig. I also was interested in comparing the Traxxas LCG which retails for around $32.00 and the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis which can be found for around $110. I used the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG Performance Chassis in my Winter Build from 2013. Continue Reading
Hot Racing Graphite & Aluminum LCG Chassis for Losi Micro Rally, Truggy, SCT 4WD
The latest offering from The Toyz is a stunning piece of work manufactured by Hot Racing. It is a Graphite & Aluminum LCG Chassis for the Losi Micro Rally, Truggy, and SCT 4WD. The light weight durable chassis is made from High quality CNC’d Blue Anodized Aluminum and Graphite. They are available now at a price of $50.99.
Details at Losi Micro Rally, Truggy, SCT 4WD Graphite & Aluminum LCG Chassis
After getting two Losi Micro Brushless SCT‘s for my wife and myself, in the last two weeks. This is such a mean joke to play on us.
The Traxxas Slash 2wd LCG Conversion kit is getting a lot of buzz online. In response, Traxxas has posted a Time-Lapse video of a Slash 2WD LCG Chassis Conversion.
This isn’t new but I do get this question from time to time. Can I convert my ECX Torment to a LCG Chassis? The short answer is yes and you can thank Extreme Racing. You are going to need a few parts and some patience. The 1st piece you need, is the Electrix Rc Boost / Torment G-10 Frame Extension, this piece can be used in 1 of 3 ways and not just for the LCG chassis. 1) To extend the wheelbase of the ECX Circuit Stadium Truck. 2) To extend the wheelbase of the ECX Boost Off Road Buggy and 3) To turn the ECX Torment into an LCG Race Truck.
To equip your ECX Torment with a LCG chassis, you will need one of each of the following:
Electrix RC Boost / Torment G-10 Frame Extension
ECX Front/Rear Suspension Mount Set. Part# ECX1092
In case you would like step by step directions with lots of pictures, you should check out this great post on RCSoup.com
RC Car Action has broken the story of a new Low Center of Gravity Chassis for the Traxxas Slash 2wd. The lastest LCG comes from Traxxas themselves, this is great news and look for a street price of around $40.00. There should be an official press release next week, in the meantime head over to RCCarAction.com for more pictures and to read their “Inside Scoop”.
If this is not for you, we have featured other LCG Options for the Traxxas Slash 2wd or Traxxas Slash 4×4.
So I wanted to buy a LCG Slash, but since I already had a Traxxas Bandit I decided to convert it with the STRC LCG kit. It cost $46 and included shipping from OmniModels. The install looked pretty straight forward, but I did need to go online to find the instructions because there were two pieces I could not figure out where they went. Apparently there was a change in the design, but not noted anywhere in the instructions. I found the STRC instructions to be pretty vague and found that the RC Soup instructions had much better pictures with detailed steps. With a bit of confidence and 2mm, 2.5mm allen keys, this is quite easy to install. It took me about a hour to complete the upgrade. A couple of downsides to the kit, is that you now have to use 2 sided tape to hold an ESC in place, instead of screwing it to a mouting plate. Also have to shave the plastic at the fornt of battery mount to allow a 7cell nimh battery or a 2s hard case lipo, due to instalation of the battery bar.
As you can see the 7 cell battery barely fits and I actually tore the plastic covering attempting to install the battery. Once I shaved the lip, the batteries fit much better.
Overall the kit added approx. 4cm to the overall length of the Bandit. I also changed front and rear arms, camber links and tie rods to slash ones to complete the conversion.
Once I finished installing the kit and my Venelion brushless system. I went to do some testing. Overall without doing any real setup changes(still using original shocks/springs) this kit turned the Bandit into an actual vehicle that is now fun to drive and is fairly competative. If I could tell you what the guys I race with said about the Bandit…….. well needless to say, the Bandit is now retired. Anyway overall I am impressed with the kit, and for a low budget conversion I think it is very good.
On a side note I e-mailed STRC with a couple issues with the kit, the not so great instructions and the two pieces I could not find, and I did not get a response. This I find this odd because other members have had good customer service, and had replies to their e-mails.