Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Build Pictures

Building the Pro-Line Pro-2 SC RC Short Course Truck
There's no doubt that the Traxxas Slash put the RC short course truck on the map. Since first being introduced, Traxxas has sold untold zillions of the legendary RC truck with many versions and upgrades along the way. One manufacturer that has been producing high performance upgrades for the Slash since day one is none other than Pro-Line Racing. Believe it or not, they've made so many upgrades for it that you could build one just from their parts alone. And that's where the Pro-Line Pro-2 comes in. Its basically a combination of all the upgrades Pro-Line has made for the Slash in kit form, including their own aluminum LCG chassis, grippy Blockade tires and slick Flotek body. Earlier this year we had the chance to do an unboxing and build video of the Pro-2 and now we're finally getting our lazy butts into gear with build and action pictures too! Check them out after the break.

Pro-Line Pro-2 box art!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Box Art
Pro-Line Pro-2 box art

Here is a shot of what you first see when you open the Pro-2 box
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC box of parts
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC owners manual
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC assembly instructions
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC setup sheets

After you pull out the body, bags of parts, and wheels/tires, you'll finally get your first glimpse of the Pro-2's LCG aluminum chassis. Note that it comes pre-assembled with the transmission, servo mounts, steering bellcrank and nerf bars already bolted on. Although it really saves time to have these components come pre-assembled, we'd rather have been able to build them ourselves. Check out that weird optical illusion with the art on the bottom of the box. It looks like the Pro-2 is already assembled!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC chassis in box

Another picture of the LCG chassis assembly. It is constructed of 3mm 7076-T6 aluminum with a hard anodized finish. Pro-Line also offers a -8mm version of this chassis for indoor racing.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum chassis

Underside of the Pro-Line Pro-2 LCG chassis
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC traxxas slash chassis

Here is a look at some of the parts included with the Pro2 kit
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC parts

The Pro-2 includes a set of front and rear Pro-Line ProTrac suspension arms. Yes, these are the same ProTrac arms included in their Traxxas Slash ProTrac suspension kit
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC suspension arms

Here is a picture of the Pro-2 SC's front and rear shock towers, hubs and turnbuckles
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC shock towers

Pro-Line could have cheaped out and included a set of ordinary body posts and clips but instead the Pro-2 comes equipped with a set of their Secure-Loc Caps which do away with body clips completely. They're also fully adjustable for many different types of bodies.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC body mounts
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC bumper parts

Also included with the Pro-Line Pro-2 is a set of sticky Blockade tires in the M3 compound which come pre-mounted to F-11 wheels
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC wheels and tires
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC blockade tires on f11 wheels

A closer look at those Pro-Line F11 wheels
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC f11 wheels

When we heard Pro-Line was releasing an RC short course truck kit, we knew they just had to include a set of their sweet Power Stroke shocks. They feature an aluminum body and cap with a unique dual rate spring setup and beefy 3.5mm shafts. Believe it or not, Pro-Line has already released an optional upgrade to these shocks.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC powerstroke shocks
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum shocks

Another picture of those beautiful shocks
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC shocks
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC shock oil
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC shock
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC powerstroke aluminum shocks

As we mentioned earlier, the Pro-2 comes equipped with the Pro-Line Performance Transmission. It was originally released as an optional upgrade for the Slash as well as other Traxxas 2wd vehicles. It features 20% less rotating mass than the stock Slash tranny and a racing style vented slipper clutch. The Performance transmission also includes an aluminum motor mounting plate which is nicely milled for additional cooling.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC transmission
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC gear cover inspection plug
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC transmission
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum motor plate

The aforementioned Pro-2 vented slipper clutch
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC slipper clutch

Here is a close up shot of the Pro-2's plastic steering bellcrank with built in servo saver \
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC servo saver
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC steering bellcranks
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC steering

Speaking of steering servos, the Pro-2 includes a pair of nicely machined aluminum servo mounts
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum servo mounts

Time to start putting things together!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC assembly instructions

Turnbuckles assembled
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC steel turnbuckles

A sign of things to come
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC clear body
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC body
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC clear body

Front suspension bolted to the chassis...
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC front suspension
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC front suspension assembly
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC shock springs
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC bumper
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC front bumper shock absorber

...along with the rear suspension too
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC rear shock tower

Aluminum hubs and wheel nuts
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum hex wheel hubs
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC aluminum 12mm hex

Steering servo installed
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC steering servo

Here is the chassis full assembled and ready for the wheels and tires, electronics and body.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC chassis assembly
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC chassis underside
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC chassis
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC chassis build pictures

And like that she is ready to rumble! We chose to install a Castle Creations Sidewider SCT brushless system with a 3800Kv 4-pole motor. We're also running a Spektrum receiver and an el cheapo servo.
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC roller chassis

Another picture of the Pro-Line Pro-2 SC full assembled...
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC RC short course truck

...and another...
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC short course truck

...and few more
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC RC short course truck pictures
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC RC
Pro-Line Pro-2 RC short course truck
Pro-Line Pro-2
Pro-Line Pro-2 RC

Here she is fully assembled and painted! For the paint job of our Pro-Line Pro-Tek body we weren't sure what we wanted to do with it, so we started to experiment with a few specialty paints. To get the effect you see here, we first sprayed the body with multiple coats of Auto-Air Candy Blue. Then we followed that up with a few coats of Parma Faschange Blue. Finally we backed it all with black. The result is a simple, but gorgeous, metallic blue paint job that, thanks to the Parma Faschange paint, has a bit of color change to it depending on the viewing angle. The pictures don't do it justice!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC custom paint job
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC paint job
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC custom paint
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC paint
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC top view

More pictures of our Pro-2 SC...
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC metallic blue paint
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC build pictures
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC project truck
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC rear body
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC low rider
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC

..and a few more
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC lowrider
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC rear bumper
Pro-Line Pro-2 wheel and tire
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC trencher tires
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC basher tires
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC poser shot
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC pictures photos
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC killer paint

With everything finally buttoned up we took the new Pro-2 out for its maiden voyage. We're mostly bashers so you won't find much race worthy comparison here between the Pro-2 and other RC short course trucks. All we can tell you is how it felt in our bashing environment. With that said, the Pro-2 performed flawlessly. Thanks to its ProTrac suspension and Power Stroke shocks, it took big jumps with ease. On hard packed dirt the Blockades hooked up so well that the Pro-2 sometimes wanted to wheelie. That "problem" was quickly alleviated with a slipper adjustment. While they would be awesome for the track, we picked up a set of Trenchers for running on grass and other rough stuff. We're also planning to get a set of paddles for the snow!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC ramp jump
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC jumping boulder
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC rock crawler
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC backflip

After running many packs through the Pro-2 we have yet to experience any breakages. The only problem we came across had to do with the slipper clutch. After a few packs we noticed a weird tan dust building up inside the clear pinion/spur gear cover. After tearing down the slipper, we found that slipper plate vents had a good bit of metal flashing still on them from being drilled. There was just enough excess metal to grind grooves into the slipper pads. The solution was a quick sanding of the slipper plate to pad surfaces and we were back up and running. In the end, it really wasn't a big deal, but it's just one of the reasons I'd rather build the tranny myself.
rc truck ramp jump
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC action photos
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC
Pro-Line Pro-2
Another few pictures of our Pro-2 RC short course truck
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC table top jump
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC

The Pro-2 jumping over a giant rock in our yard
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC

And catching some big air
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC jump

Some Pro2 wheelie action! Be sure to check out the rest of our Pro-Line Pro-2 build pictures below and don't miss our Pro-Line Pro-2 Action Video!
Pro-Line Pro-2 SC rc truck wheelie
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