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    Project F-Pede

    Pave has named his S-Pede so i will name mine F-Pede
    Today i made 3 orders, 2 from Tower Hobbies, 1 from SPC

    1st Tower order was the new 2.4ghz Stampede (#3607) 279.99 shipped with $60 discount code

    2nd Tower order, 1ea Robinson Racing pinion 48p 30T $3.69, 1ea Robinson Racing pinion 48p 33T $3.69, 1ea Robinson Racing pinion 48p 35T $3.69, 1ea Acer Racing Ceramic bearing kit $89.99, 2ea Acer Racing 5X11X4 ceramic bearings $15.99, 1ea Venom lipo 2S 2P 7.4v 8000mah 20c $69.99, 2ea Traxxas spur 48P 83T $5.78, 2ea Traxxas spur 48P 76T $5.78, 1ea Axial velcro strap 15X160mm 4.79 For a Total of $168.39 with $35 discount code shipped

    SPC 1ea 11.1v 8000mah lipo $119.90 Shipped

    Still to buy Thursday i will make a run to my LHS that's two states away to buy a lipo charger $150ish and a Lipo sack unsure of their price so far total build cost since i did not already have lipo's and compatible charger $718.28 if the charger is indeed $150 plus im buying my wife a $300 camcorder to film it all so $1018.28 just to see if i can top 70mph, everything should be here Thursday

    I also ordered 3ea lipo's for my merv $87.90 from SPC


    Soon as the stampede hits my door step i will be yanking tires off changing all bearings over to the efficient Ceramic Nitride bearings and taking the tranny apart to replace the bearings in there with the ceramic and also to just push efficiency over the top before the VXL's first run it will be disassembled to put a ceramic bearing in the motor because traxxas show's 2ea 5X11X4 bearing in the motor http://www.traxxas.com/PDF-Library/3607_tranny.pdf
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    I think he is trynig to hit 70+mph!!!!!! Good luck!!!!! Keep us posted on the progress. Come and join the club!!
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    yeah im just a man on a mission to break 70mph using a 90% stock Pede
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    Good Luck Broken Summitt we need more members lol!
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    Maxamps has a good charger for $150 shipped.
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    There's no need for a $150 charger, save that money for more batteries. I've been using this for almost two years and love it.

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    Yea. The OP mentioned spending that much. The main reason I bought the hyperion is because I have NIMH, LiFe and Lipo batteries. It is just more convenient for me to have one charger for all 3
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedecrawler
    Yea. The OP mentioned spending that much. The main reason I bought the hyperion is because I have NIMH, LiFe and Lipo batteries. It is just more convenient for me to have one charger for all 3
    The charger I posted does all three as well as Lilo cells, whatever those are.
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    Probably LiIo or lithium Ion cells. They are used in cell phones, digicams, mp3 players and probably a few other things.
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    It looks as touugh several of us are on the top speed kick. My blizzard day build is also a top speed truck. I decided to name it Speed Pede. Mine isn't close to being finished waiting for a bunch of parts. So I decided to pull together what stuff I already had I search of a super fast truck. Good luck on the build and looking forward to the vids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kustommaxx
    It looks as touugh several of us are on the top speed kick. My blizzard day build is also a top speed truck. I decided to name it Speed Pede. Mine isn't close to being finished waiting for a bunch of parts. So I decided to pull together what stuff I already had I search of a super fast truck. Good luck on the build and looking forward to the vids.

    Same to you my friend good luck, i have to straighten out my order tomorrow/today since its 2:41am with SPC they are shipping my battery to my billing address and not to my shipping address the battery will be sitting in Florida while im here in Va and my house is empty hopefully i can get that fixed,they shipped my first order of lipo's correct but not my 2nd order which is only a few days apart, but the best of luck i have been getting terrible weather myself snow/rain/sleet the forecast said 1-3in of snow we got hit with 10in, the project might not go into full force until April i plan on being back in Florida around April, i am hoping to get some speed runs in by next weekend
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    wow. you get a raise lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpsrcs
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    If someone is giving out raises I'll take one. Cause city policing surely doeesn't pay at all...... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rpsrcs
    wow. you get a raise lately?
    Last time i waited on a company to give me a raise it was .10 cents i quit and went contracting and gave myself a raise
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    My new 2.4ghz has arrived heres a few photo's
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    My SPC 8000mah 3s delivered today and the rest of my order should be here today as well my bearing's spur gears,pinions and velcro straps
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    My first thoughts are the rear suspension is real soft so i added a included thick i guess you would call it a preloader to the rear shocks and the truck is amazingly light and i am itching to run this thing
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    my bearings came in with spur and pinion gears, here is pics of the brand new bearings installed i took off the rubber seals for maximum efficiency now i seem to be having trouble with my slipper it slips horribly
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    i tightened my slipper as tight as it will go still slipping horrbily
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    Hmmm, thats not normal. I have no idea if this is a good idea, but it works on snowmobile clutches, take the slipper apart and lightly scuff up the slipper pads. Maybe they are glazed over and slipping too much... as strange as that sounds.
    Or maybe they just need to get worked in.
    Did you test it out with your new gearing? Im so interested to see how it runs. Also, can you show a pic of the new battery in the tray. Im wondering if it fits without modification.

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    my lipo's dont fit i need the expansion kit i can get a pic of it with the included 7cell, both of my 8000mah batterys are in the SPC 3S and the Venom 2S
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    hey pave can you upload a pic of your slipper so i can compare it with mine, it just seems im missing something
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    my lipo's
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    Whatever you do don't hold your stampede to close to your arm and gun the throttle with a freshly charged 7cell nimh the torque will do this
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    I think I'm kind of glad that picture is so fuzzy.

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    Stock 7 cell nimh with 33/76 gearing 39mph i used my iphone with the free version of speedbox i would have got a photo but i ran my stampede through a puddle with my iphone strapped without a body i was more concerned for my phone than taking a photo
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    Changed gearing to 35/76 hit 45 mph without a body using my iPhone
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    Lol I had the same concern when mine nearly went in the drain! How do you find the app? I know it's not the best but it seems fairly accurate.
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    you recommended it i was following your high speed thread
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    Nice man, those gears fit perfect. Makes me wish I ordered a 35t pinion. May have to search the bay for one.

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    i want a 36-38 tooth one i think i can get a 36 to fit without dremeling
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    i just ordered a 37,39,41t pinion from stormer hobbies should be here tuesday and hopefully my lipo charger will be here the same day
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    i just ran two 5000mah 7cell battery packs in parallel for a combined 10,000mah and the truck ran a strong 53mph and even pulled a wheelie with both packs and iPhone strapped mostly on the front
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    53 is real good on 7.2v.
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    im running 8.4v
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    Well another order to tower hobbies down jaco foams, receiver fan,two new rims and tires for my merv since i mounted one backwards and fewother items over night shipping will be here tomorrow, and a order to horizon hobby for the battery expansion kit two day air should be here Thursday
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    How am I supposed to keep up with this. I havent even got my FIRST order yet. How come you decided to go with the foams? I noticed my Talons balooning even at 40mph. I think up around 60 or 70 they would blow or COULD blow, which would likely end in my truck in a ditch in pieces. That was my reason for going with foams.
    Im gonna put in an order for a 35t pinion at some point I think. STILL havent ordered the 3s but soon enough. We just got a foot of snow so any runs are on hold for a few weeks at least.
    Cant wait to see your truck all decked out.

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    jezze thats alot of money. i have not been here for 2 years. what has happened to everybody!!!!!
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