So, I guess this will be where I post info on my Traxxas Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, which is basically just a repackaged Slash 2WD.
Video from one of my first runs, still bone stock:
Upgrades to VXL Spec:
- Traxxas updated steering bellcranks (TRA6845) and bearings to go with it.
- Traxxas “Heavy Duty” drivelines (bought as separate pieces and assembled flipped from stock)
From what I can gather, the two above changes are the only mechanical differences between the Brushed and VXL models. The steering upgrade I would recommend to anyone that gets a Slash with the white plastic crap on it. The servo saver horn makes it ridiculously sloppy.
Other upgrades, kinda divided by type:
- Pro-Line Chassis Saver
- RPM Front Skidplate and Bumper
- RPM Rear Skidplate, bumper mount, and Bumper
- Traxxas Aluminum Ultra Shock Caps
- [Not installed yet] Traxxas “Titanium” shock shafts
- [Not installed yet] RPM Two-stage shock valves
- RPM Spring Cups
- Team Associated 30wt Silicone Shock Oil
- Pro-Line Badlands 2.0 M2 SC Tires
- RC4WD Shock Lightweight Beadlock Wheels
- Traxxas PowerCell 5000mAh 7-cell NiMH battery pack (yeah…dont bother)
- Zippy FlightMax 5400mAh 2S2P 35C Hardcase LiPo battery pack
- GT Power X-Charger 606D Balancing Battery Charger
Planned future upgrades:
- New springs are probably next. Feels like I need something a little stiffer, but not too much. Leaning towards Rustler non-progressives up front and Maxx progressives in the rear.
- STRC Aluminum Battery Strap
- RPM Light Buckets
- Another Zippy hardcase LiPo, probably the 6000mAh 50C
- Brushless system (Probably Velineon, but looking at the Castle SV2 kits as well)
- and ofcourse more RPM (plastic) or STRC (Aluminum) parts will be thrown on as the stock stuff breaks