Most regular drivers know that cleaning & servicing the slipper clutch or center diff assembly is one of the most important pieces of maintenance on the Slash 4x4 for durability & longevity.
What's not talked about nearly as frequently, though, is the single most important piece of maintenance for this truck for the sake of handling & performance. This video shows the simple process of shaving your half-shafts when (not if, but when) they start to bind up.
If you do not do this and you drive in any sort of dry dirt, your handling will quickly become dramatically
hampered, whether you realize it or not. To put it in numbers, I had 45wt oil in the rear of my truck, and after a few days of running, my rear half-shafts were seized up, putting the brakes on my rear suspension action. I started changing my shock oil to see how far I needed to go to get it back to the same feel as before the seizing occurred. I had to go from 45wt to 20wt
oil before I was getting a decent amount of rebound again, and it was still sketchy.
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