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Old 07-03-2010, 07:21 PM
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I just got a Slash and now I am curious what a good setup would be for my suspension, it's completely bone stock right now mostly driven on concrete and gravel right now.
Any help would be appreciated.
Even post what your setup is and what you get to drive on and I could figure it out from there
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:29 PM
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how does the stock setup work for where you drive it?

see, this is the type of question that irks me. Have you tried it the way it comes? if not, how do you know if doesnt already work well for where you drive?
and one or two battery packs through it will NOT give you a good estimate until you get a feel for the truck.

only then does it make any sence at all to change things.

if its too bouncy, and stiff, go to a softer spring, or softer shock oil, if its too soft (highly unlikely) go to stiffer springs.


but unless each of us were to drive it where you use it, its impossible to say what will work better for YOUR driving style.

give more details about what you think its doing wrong in its handling, and we can give much better suggestions, but right now, the answer is impossible to give.
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:44 PM
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ahh well like I said it is completely bone stock so only one battery stock 12T 550 motor, right now it seems like it goes too squirly like when I accelerate or turn the rear doesn't seem to hook up too well. Sometimes lifts a front wheel don't know if that would require front or rear suspension modification.
I've always been curious about the shock mount holes, there are 5 in the rear arms and 2 up front, what does moving it to different holes do to the handling? stiffer? softer?
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how many times have you driven it though? have you given it some time to learn how it drives and to learn to control it?

the biggest problems is the tires. If its the stock original tires, they do not hook up very well on anything but soft dirt. so a tire change would be the first thing to look into.

yes changing the shock mounting position will alter the spring rate to a degree, or at least will change the reaction of the springs. But, from the sounds of it, you just havent driven it enough to learn the trucks ''attitude''.

a short course truck is supposed to be slightly loose in the rear, it helps it negotiate turns quicker.
PRACTICE DRIVING. That is the best way to get a better handling truck.
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Yeah I have only driven it about 10 times so far, still learning it's quirks, one of the better RC's I have had in a long time
So about the shock mount holes, if I move the shocks in does it make it stiffer or softer in the turns I know it seems to alter the height a bit
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Look at the a-arm as a lever. Moving the shock inward makes the shock easier to compress = Softer suspension. Move out makes the shock harder...also limits the a arms drop out= better for street racing. Just play with it and experiment. That's half the fun.

My set-up is basically stock but I did raise the front body post nearly 1/4 inch using the included body spacers and raise the rear mount too for better wheel stuff. I also keep shock spacers in my pocket and try different preloads every few laps.
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Look at the a-arm as a lever. Moving the shock inward makes the shock easier to compress = Softer suspension. Move out makes the shock harder...also limits the a arms drop out= better for street racing.
Ahh thank you, never really knew what it did and could not really tell by just compressing it by hand.
And yes I have seen some Slash's with bigger tires and want to get a bit bigger ones. any suggestions on rc4wd.com or did you just get some at your LHS?
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For my suspension (Mostly on concrete and dirt) I have:

Moved rear shocks to the middle mounting hole.

Put 2 LARGE preloads/spacers on each rear shock (The spacers that came with the truck.)

Moved front shocks to outermost mounting holes.

Add 2 medium sized preloads to each front shock.

I think its a happy medium.

As for tires, it depends. If you are all out racing, id suggest something like Proline Calibers or Jconcepts Goose Bumps. If your bashing, Proline Switch's or RC4WD Dirt Diggers. It all depends. Also I would invest in some RPM Rear bearing carriers as these are a classic weak spot on the slash.

Hope this helps~

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