Traxxas Monster Slash Build

Build Your Very Own Traxxas Monster Slash

Want to convert an ordinary bone stock Traxxas Slash 2WD into an aggressive Monster Slash? You bet you do! In this article we are going to show you just that! We'll review what parts we used, problems we encountered and share everything you need to know to convert a new or old Slash 2WD into the mighty Monster Slash.

Disclaimer: The Monster Slash concept has been around for many years, with conversions varying depending on the builder. With that, there is no "right" way to create a Monster Slash. This is our inspired attempt at creating a Monster Slash, AMain Hobbies style.

Parts Used:

  1. Traxxas Slash 2WD Short Course Truck
  2. PRO1170–10 — Pro-Line Trencher 2.8" Tires w/Raid 6x30 Wheels
  3. PRO6070–00 — Pro-Line Extended Front & Rear Body Mount Set (2WD Slash)
  4. CSE010–0123–02 — Castle Creations Sidewinder SCT Waterproof Combo w/Sensored 1410 Motor (3800Kv)

Replace The Wheels & Tires This step is pretty easy and self-explanatory. Simply remove all four M4 nuts that are holding on the wheels with a 7mm nut driver. Remove the stock tires/wheels and put on the new 2.8″ Trenchers. Wheel Offset Note: Pro-Line offers their pre-mounted Trenchers 2.8″ Tires on various wheel offsets; “Nitro Rear” or “Electric Rear.” We originally mounting the “Electric Rear” wheel offset on the front of our Slash, however, when turning left or right, the wheel rubs on the suspension arm and locks up. The “Nitro Rear” wheel however is perfect for the front of the Slash 2WD; it offers a deeper offset with proper clearance and no rubbing. For the rear, “Electric Rear” wheels work fine but cause the rear width to be more narrow than the front. For a wider stance (and a more balanced front/rear width), also use the “Nitro Rear” wheels on the rear.

Raise The Body

Now that we have our large 2.8″ tires, we need to lift the body for more tire clearance. Remove the Pro-Line Extended Body Mount Set and start assembling them. Don’t worry on setting the height correctly, we’ll adjust that last once the mounts are installed. You will need a 2mm hex driver.

To mount the front, gently pull the front shock tower towards the front of the vehicle, slightly flexing the plastic enough to get your 2mm hex driver in there. Remove the two screws holding the stock mount, and reinstall the Pro-Line mount using the same two screws, in the same two locations.