Telnets' Total E-Slayer Conversion Guide - E-Revo to E-Slayer|
Oct 02, 2009
I like to think of this conversion as more of a “True” E-Slayer conversion. Why? Well because the Revo and E-Revo are very different in chassis and transmission design which make it better suited for an electric vehicle. I would figure that if Traxxas were to release a true E-Slayer, they would adopt this setup. Of course this is just speculation since Traxxas doesn’t actually have an E-Slayer at the time I wrote this. The other benefit to this conversion, is that its actually the cheapest ones to do because you don’t have to buy an electric conversion kit, OR a 1/8 scale motor/esc combo :)
For this conversion you will reuse the E-Revo chassis without any modifications. There are no optional lengths like for the Revo, but that does mean your limited to one CORR style body (at the time of writing this). Almost everything on your E-Revo can also be kept for this conversion since the only thing your really changing is the suspension arms and wheels.
In the other conversions I would normally be talking about the electric conversion kit in this section, but the E-Revo is already electric so there’s really no change here. If you have the dual motor setup that comes with the E-Revo, feel free to continue running this setup. It ran your E-Revo without any problems, so it will run the E-Slayer without any too. If you picked up the Brushless E-Revo (with the single Castle Creations Mamba motor/esc combo) then you’re ready to go as well.
The only thing ill really cover here is that if you have an dual motor setup, and wish to now convert it over to the single motor setup, you can do this as well with very little trouble or cost and I will include what you need to do it in the Parts Listing for you.
Unlike the Revo or Slayer conversions, there’s nothing to change in the transmission. The E-Revo comes brushless ready (meaning it has the same tough metal gears as the brushless edition) and already has motor driven reverse & brakes so there’s no need to muck around with any mechanical systems or tear apart your grarbox to lock it into 2nd (because it doesn’t have one). Feel free to move on to the next topic!
Ok hold up, here’s where your big change are, and really it’s not even a difficult change. You want to replace all you’re a-arms, links, turnbuckles and axle drive-shafts with the ones off a Slayer. I've included a complete list for you in the Parts Listing section below. You shouldn’t need to replace any of your springs, as your E-Slayer won’t be much different in weight since you’re keeping 90% of the E-Revo, but that’s more of a preference depending on the conditions you run in.
Once your suspension is all installed, you should pretty much be staring at your brand new E-Slayer :)
Parts Listing for E-Revo to E-Slayer Conversion
If im missing anything, let me know!
||Right Front Upper & Lower Arms
||Left Front Upper & Lower Arms
||Right Rear Upper & Lower Arms
||Left Rear Upper & Lower Arms
||Axle Drive shafts (x4)
||Front & Rear Toe-Links (x4)
||Front & Rear Pushrods (x4)
||Front Bumper Mount
||Rear Slayer Bumper
|Optional Dual to Single motor Parts
||Single motor mounting plate
||Single Motor Gear Cover
By far this is the cheapest conversion of them all assuming you already dished out the $450 to $650+ for the E-Revo or E-Revo Brushless Edition. Your total cost to convert one would be between $200 and $250 dollars including a new body (which is $40) and set of $60 tires.
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