Performance-proven with the Slash 4X4 Ultimate and 1/10 Rally models, Traxxas’ Low Center-of-Gravity chassis is now available as a complete conversion kit for the Slash 4X4. The Low-CG Conversion Kit lowers the chassis, battery*, and electronic components* to bring all the advantages of a low center of gravity to the award-winning 4WD short-course truck. No matter where you want to race, on the track or off, you will experience superior handling and better corner speed. The conversion kit includes all the parts and hardware required to convert one Slash 4X4 to the Low-CG configuration.
Pro-Line are releasing sneak peek photos of their pre production LCG chassis for the Traxxas Slash 2wd. The chassis has been made from aluminium instead of the kit plastic and is much narrower yet brings together all the electronics in a more competition configuration. The steering servo is now mounted in the centre of the chassis along with the receiver and so far in testing it is performing very well. More details as they are released.
Team Losi SCTE drivers now have a new option available to lower the center of gravity thanks to Xtreme Racing’s new Hybrid chassis kit. The kit is a hybrid combination of carbon fiber and aluminum. This is a direct replacement for the stock chassis, but doesn’t use the factory battery/speedo tray. This allows you to mount the speed control and battery lower on the chassis. The chassis is made from 3mm thick carbon with a machined billet aluminum kickup in the front. The kit includes the hybrid chassis, a 2mm top plate to help control chassis flex front to rear and a battery tray kit which allows adjustment of the battery front to rear. The battery tray kit is designed to hold a standard 2 cell hard case LiPo.
Exotek have released the ultimate conversion for your Losi Micro SCT or Micro Rally. The set includes a special 1mm small weave carbon fibre top plate and bottom plate for a more scale appearance, while the conversion also lightens the overall truck by 20%. Other features include alloy bolt-in servo mounts, adjustable finned alloy motor mount with sliding 2 piece design and adjustable position battery mounting. It also comes supplied with carbon battery strap and alloy posts, receiver mounting plate for the stock unit for a secure bolt in design and stainless steel hardware.
New from RC4wd is this Hardcore Slash upgrade kit, which is a beast when it comes to scalism and performance. Radically engineered from the ground up with the purest racing breed in mind, this kit is the first production Short Course upgrade that comes with a CNC machined short course straight axle and G10 graphite chassis. Rear racing inspired suspension setup allows optimal and precision cornering at high speed. Hardcore axle comes with full differential and a custom made spool for the transmission provides better stability and control in lose dirt and offroad track conditions.
ST Racing Concepts have released their LCG (low centre of gravity) conversion kit for the Traxxas Slash 2WD Short Course truck. This simple, yet economical and easy to bolt on conversion utilizes the existing Traxxas Rustler chassis components and delivers a huge on track performance improvement over the stock configuration Slash. All components have been CNC machined from high-grade aluminium and all necessary hardware is included for installation. Track testing has shown that this kit allows for a 1-1.5 seconds per lap drop in lap times and allowed the Slash to be right in the mix with today’s stadium truck based short course trucks. Available in blue, gun metal, red and silver.
X-Factory have announced a new partnership with Probst Motorsports of New Lenox, Illinois. X-Factory will sell replicas of the #9 E3 Spark Plugs Lucas Oil Pro-2 short course truck. The Kit will contain an SCX-60 Conversion Kit with a professionally painted Pro-Line Silverado body that exactly matches the real E3 #9 and a huge die-cut decal sheet from BC1 Graphics, graphics supplier to the real #9 truck, to complete the perfect replica. To celebrate the new partnership, Probst Motorsports will bring the #9 E3 Lucas Oil truck to the ROAR National Championship race in Joliet, Ill. for at least three days of the race. Pro driver Kevin Probst, a 35-year veteran of the short course truck circuit with over 200 wins to his credit, will attend the ROAR race for a day in person to sign autographs and meet the R/C drivers.
ST Racing Concepts have given us a sneak preview of their new simple, economical and easy to bolt on Slash 2WD LCG conversion kit utilizing the existing Traxxas Rustler chassis. The kit helps improve performance by dropping the battery by more than 2 inches vs. stock chassis, using a lay down servo position, a slightly shorter wheelbase for more nimble response and more stability in high speed cornering. Expect the kit to be released in 3 weeks.