May 10, 2011

STRC Slash 2wd Universals & lightweight LCG Conversion

Carrying over design and material selection from their HPI Blitz and Associated SC10 universal kits, STRC’s Slash 2wd universal kits feature large diameter universal driveshaft bone for more durability against the power of today’s LiPo battery/Brushless motor combo, the heavier weight of short course truck and larger diameter of short course truck tires. They also used the same carbon steel material for axles, which features two sets of universal pin holes so you can get twice the life out of the same set of axles. The universal joints and joint pins are of carbon steel material as well and the pins features a “step” for the setscrew to have a flat spot to more securely hold the universal driveshafts together. Lastly, even the universal shaft roll pin at the end was not over looked. Carbon steel at the pin although strong will unfortunately add excessive wear to the diff outdrives, thus a different material was selected just for the shaft pin for durability and ease of wear on the diff outdrives.

With the increase in popularity of their LCG conversion kit for the Slash 2WD, STRC now introduce carbon fiber and fiberglass light weight chassis components to make the truck even more agile and to allow racers to tune for different weight bias and rear traction needs. They now offer the upper chassis plate in 3.0mm graphite and the lower chassis extension piece in 3.5mm fiberglass. Combined use of the two parts will save over 17 grams of weight. Also available now are replacement anodized aluminum bottom plates.

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