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Laying Rubber – Picking Out a Body

Hey all, back again with another check-in on my Traxxas Bandit drag car conversion project. This fella has been progressing quite slowly, but I’ve actually enjoyed it that way, as I use it as a quick fill-in between working on my race monster trucks. So today we are going to talk about the body I picked…or should I say bodies? Let [...]

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Laying Rubber – Dropping the Bandit Ride Height on the Cheap

Hey all, I’m back to discuss my Traxxas Bandit VXL Drag Car project! We are close to getting it on track. To see how I got to this point, check out the archive here. Before I pick and mount the drag car body, the last thing that needs to happen is to drop the ride height. As the car sits out of [...]

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Laying Rubber - CONVERTING A TRAXXAS BANDIT TO AN LCG SLASH…

Last time on Laying Rubber we discussed how to mate the rear end of a Traxxas Bandit buggy with a Traxxas Slash LCG chassis. Today, let’s talk about the front end.You can start by taking the front suspension assembly off of the Bandit chassis. It’s held on by 3 screws.   #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: [...]

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Laying Rubber – Drag Slicks

This week in Laying Rubber it’s time to finally give the Traxxas Bandit some drag racing flavor. Yeah, the wheelie bar is cool, but it needs some meats on the back! I went with JConcepts Tactic Street Eliminator Wheels and Hotties Tires. Green compound rears and gold fronts, specifically. As you can see in the pic above, those rear SCT-sized Hotties are [...]

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Laying Rubber – Adding a Wheelie Bar

After some test hits as a stock buggy last week, my Traxxas Bandit is now beginning the conversion from buggy to drag car. First up is going to be a wheelie bar. As my experience from last week showed me, a wheelie bar is an absolute must. Even in stock form the Bandit doesn’t want to keep the front end down [...]

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