I know this is probably general, everyday, run of the mill stuff for most of you guys... But while out bashing around today, and landing my 2wd slash on it's lid, I noticed a wobbly rear wheel. I've only had this thing about a week. it's a 2wd brushed version.
I've watched a ton of video's and read a ton of posts about keeping up with the maintenance, and I'm not in any way complaining so don't take this post as such. Simply sharing my experiences as a noob lol. So anyway I've been running in the snow a little, there is a 90º turn on the road by my house (very little traffic here) and my yard slopes down to make a nice little bank to use as a sidehill and jump. So I've been running about a week, ran about 15 packs through it, mostly playing on the road and jumping up and down this little hill. and I've taken the wheels off, taken all the pins out of the a-arms, as well as taken out the bearings twice and taken off the blue "seal" like Jang shows in his video to clean the bearings.
And today, as my slash is laying on it's lid and I'm walking up to it, I tap the throttle and notice the right rear is wobbling pretty hard. so I take a closer look to find the inside bearing is shot. I was surprised but not... I mean I knew stuff like this would go, I guess I just expected it to last longer. Maybe I didn't get this one cleaned or lubed right when I put it back in, I dunno. So I sat down today, stripped it down and relubed all the remaining bearings. The rest of them don't look too bad.
I'm probably going to stop by the local hobby shop tomorrow and see how much some replacements cost, but just so I know what to look for. Are there certain bearings that are worth a couple extra bucks that will take more abuse? or just buy stock/generic bearings and keep some extra's handy to swap out as they go bad?
PS. I actually had fun working on it today, it's simple enough to work on that it's actually kinda relaxing as I just took my time and cleaned / lubed everything again. I even took the shocks & springs off today just to familiarize myself with how they are removed.
I'm officially addicted to the 2wd slash. I'm really impressed with how well it does in the snow after some suspension tuning, and it still has stock tires (which everyone seems to think they suck!) So I am really looking forward to when I take the $$$ to upgrade to a set of better tires. Sorry for the long post, but it's New Years Day, I'm at home bored cuz my Slash is broke down....