The Traxxas Slash 4×4 and Stampede 4×4 are popular off-road machines to customize. Many opt to installed more powerful brushless systems with big power LiPo batteries to extend the fun factor, but this can also play havoc to drive-lines. To improve durability over the stock composite slider shafts, Traxxas has released an awesome option, Steel Constant Velocity Shafts. We picked up a full set of front and rear Steel CV Shafts to outfit one of our Traxxas Slash 4×4 based projects and documented the install. If you’re looking to upgrade your sliders, follow along.
Swapping out your stock slider shafts with the new Steel Constant Velocity Shafts is very easy and should only take about twenty minutes to complete the upgrade. When you’re done, you’ll have stronger a stronger driveline the will handle more power and abuse.