Sometimes we to hit the workbench and just build, and during a recent build session, we built a custom Traxxas/ STRC Slash E-Buggy. Using key products from STRC, Traxxas and Pro-Line Racing, the buggy turned out to be a lot of fun for bashing. But with cooler weather approaching, we’ve decided to take the Pro 8 size buggy inside for some club racing. The only issue with entering the buggy into an organized race is its width is too wide the way we built it with the wide Pro-Line Pro-Trac arms and STRC hex adapters. Some may say the width is an unfair advantage. So after some hunting we found MIP makes a hex adapter set that will make our project buggy’s width narrower. The MIP Hex Adapter kit fits the Traxxas Slash 4×4, Rally and will fit our custom project. The kit can be used with stock Traxxas driveshafts, Traxxas steel-splined constant velocity driveshafts and MIP’s driveshaft offerings.
The finish on MIP’s wheel nut looks cool; this is certainly a high quality conversion. For this project, the STRC Adapter and Pro-Line arm combo made the buggy 312mm wide. Now with the MIP hex adapter kit, our buggy is 306mm wide; that is right between a Team Associated RC8.2E at 305mm and a TLR 8IGHT-E 3.0 at 308mm. MIP’s Hex Adapter kit is a great option for anyone looking to fit 17mm hex 1/8 buggy wheels onto the Slash 4×4 or Rally platform.