My Raptor

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:


Pic as she sits now:


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

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