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    DC's Stampede 4x4 Build

    Started with a MERV:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...C-s-Merv-Build

    Then on to a ERBE:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...C-s-Merv-Build

    And now a Pede 4x4

    Here she is in her stock glory!
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    The tear down.

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    Making room for my Lipo packs from my ERBE.


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    Back together with Spektrum Rx installed. Lots more to come....either going Truggy or Stadium Truck with this.

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Failed experiment Here are the Proline Dirt Hawg w/ Titus Beadlocs made for a Mini E-Revo (same size as 1/10 scale buggy tires) I borrowed from my co-worker. Problem is the car can't turn the fronts very much






    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    The only 2.2 wheels that I know of that will fit are the RPM revolver wide crawler wheels.

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    Dang, that's a shame. Those prolines look real nice.
    -Slash 4x4 MT 2000kv
    -Slash 4x4 MT 2100kv

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    In theory the Titus 2.2" beadlocks could work, they have alot of offset on them already (just not enough for the Pede 4x4). The clamping area on the wheels are really thin, there is a bunch of threads still showing on the axle when tighten down. If you use thicker hex hubs like the ones form the 2x4 Pede it might work.

    *DISCLAMER!!! Wheel is not tighten down!!! The wheel nut is still on though to the point where the top of the nut is flush with the axle.




    What axle looks like when the nut is tighten all the way down:
    Last edited by dumbcomputers; 03-26-2011 at 10:37 AM.
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    In the end... I wanted a bit more width to the tires then these tires would give me so I'm not going to try to use them.

    One of my goals is to keep the tire size at about 4" in diameter to maintain a 2x4 stadium truck look. I usually always go with Prolines but the only tires I could find which fit the bill are: Proline Gladiator 2's 2.2", Proline Dirt Hawg 2.8" (30 series), and Proline Dirt Works 2.2".

    I was close to getting the Gladiators (still might) but decided to get the IMEX 2.2 Claw Dawg instead on a set of RPM Wide Revolvers of course
    http://www.imexrc.com/servlet/the-28...AW-DAWG/Detail
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Traxxas also has a set of mini pin 2.8 tires... they are for the back of a Jato I think (in the off road setup) and mount on traxxas allstars... cant remember what they are called but they look like a true stadium truck tire.

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    I forgot how much I hate painting bodies!!!! The black paint I used was somehow defective it would not come out of the can at all and was dis-colored and left tons of pin holes which for some reason can't be filled. Well..that's life I'll get over it. I almost scrapped the whole body but was able to salvage it to the point that its half decent.

    It's not finished yet but here's how it looks at the moment. It's a Proline Desert Rat for an electric Rustler.


    Please watch the language, including symbols.
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    Last edited by ksb51rl; 04-01-2011 at 11:12 PM.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Make some rear body mounts and wait for my new tires/wheels and it's ready to roll

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    you body turned out nice.

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    Look like you're ready for some serious speed run!!

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    You could use this kit. I am going to try it on my Slash MT, just to add a little more width


    HPI 88055
    www.bodywerx.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones View Post
    You could use this kit. I am going to try it on my Slash MT, just to add a little more width


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    I was looking for something like that...kind of pricey though Let me know how well they work. Thanks.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Lame quick question.
    What is the bag around your battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by becdino View Post
    Lame quick question.
    What is the bag around your battery?
    No bag, its a soft Lipo pack with clear heatshrink around it.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    I'd like to see what your body mounts look like.
    How far back does this hang over the rear? I am using a slash rear bumper but wanted to go to a lid like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muck View Post
    I'd like to see what your body mounts look like.
    How far back does this hang over the rear? I am using a slash rear bumper but wanted to go to a lid like this.
    Still got to make them...body is just sitting on the truck in the pics.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    IMEX Claw Dawgs!!!!

    *I know the body is crooked...it's not mounted yet













    Stock tire comparison:



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    Very Very nice!
    i think i like the fit of this lid better than the AE lids i have seen so far.
    May have to pick up one up and mess with mounting...
    what is your idea on mounting?

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    Nice . I like the look of those tires. I'll bet they will provide you much better performance. Kinda small for a MT Pede, but the scheme with the ST body fit's nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asheck View Post
    Nice . I like the look of those tires. I'll bet they will provide you much better performance. Kinda small for a MT Pede, but the scheme with the ST body fit's nicely.
    Small was the goal I already have a Monster Truck (ERBE) and don't need another one. What I really wanted was a Ten-T brushless conversion but it costs 3x times as much as this build.

    Quote Originally Posted by muck View Post
    Very Very nice!
    i think i like the fit of this lid better than the AE lids i have seen so far.
    May have to pick up one up and mess with mounting...
    what is your idea on mounting?
    Rear body mount in the front works with the battery try thing-a-ma-jigs. For the rear I'm probably just going to make a single mount like a stock Rustler.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    I like the looks of those claw dawgs for sure.

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    I haven't even run the car yet, but here's the first round of upgrades.

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    RPM arms and towers in as well as a copper bearing adapter for the slipper clutch.



    Last edited by dumbcomputers; 04-01-2011 at 01:50 PM.
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    Since the diffs where off the truck I took the opportunity...

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Back together

    With custom ESC mount made aluminum from a PC case.

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    + Sidewinder SCT + 3800kv Castle Motor
    + Rear body mount made with original front body mount
    + Shaved front leading edge of front body mount (originally the rear) to allow the body to sit lower.
    *All it needs right now is the front body posts (on order).

    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Still no front body mounts but road testing started today. I just wrapped the body on with tape with the rear mount which worked perfectly.

    *Remember I'm running 4" tall tires and 2S Lipo 8000mah 20c packs.
    First up 17/54 = sucks. No power off the line and no top speed.
    Second try, 19/45 = still sucks. More power off the line and decent speed off road but slow on the road. My wild a-- guess is about 30 MPH.

    Ran the the hobby shop only thing they had larger then a 19 was a 22 and had none of the smaller spurs. I said what the heck it's only $3.50.
    Third try, 22/54 (with dead batteries none the less) = SUCCESS!!! Much more lauching power and great top end even with the dead batteries. Can't wait to try this setup with a fresh pack it's going to be fast.

    Other notes:
    - I only ran one full pack on the truck and the universals already shows some signs of wear. Not good. Looking at my options on CVD's (*probably like most).
    Last edited by dumbcomputers; 04-03-2011 at 07:58 PM.
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    22t, wow! That is a significant change from the stock system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muck View Post
    22t, wow! That is a significant change from the stock system.

    And it still might not be enough! I ordered some smaller spur gears to find out

    *Also forgot to mention, when I put in my Castle 3800kv motor the stock motor screws were too long. I had to cut them down about 2mm or so to get them to tighten up.
    Last edited by dumbcomputers; 04-04-2011 at 12:22 AM.
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    Rear Tekno M6 CVD's in:





    Last edited by dumbcomputers; 04-08-2011 at 11:12 AM.
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    Ok are the Teckno's better than the MIP X Duty's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    Ok are the Teckno's better than the MIP X Duty's?
    Yes and No. Pros and Cons.

    MIPs are much more bulletproof without reason, but that comes with added weight. I've learned a lot from my MERV build I did. I tried to make that car bulletproof with lots of aluminum and metal center and drive shafts. Ultimately, it made that car much heavier then the stock car and it broke much much more then my friends stock and slightly modified MERVs. For my Stampede my goal was making it as light as possible with improved durability over stock.

    In terms of suspension tune-ability the Tekno's are in a league of their own. You can adjust rear toe-in to 1, 2, 3, and 4 degrees. Plus there is much more options on the rear carrier to adjust center roll. The plastic used for the rear hub is also much better then stock. It's not only beefier but has a lot of fiber in it.
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    Hot Racing sway bars without losing the shock guards

    Pop out the ball end and use hollow balls from a E-Revo.





    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    + Losi Ten-T shocks

    *Limited front travel by -4mm and rear by -3mm.





    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Filled the stocks with 30wt and it had way too much dampening. I realize that the Ten-T is a bit heavier then the Stampede but it's not even in the right ball park. Doing a quick search on the Internetz, even the Ten-T guys agree. I drilled out all four holes in each shock piston with a 1/16" drill and filled it up with some 60wt. Action is much closer to stock right now but MUCH MUCH smoother than the stock shocks!!! If I had to do it again I would only have drilled out 2 of the 4 holes in each piston and used lighter weight oil. I guess the positive side is now my Stampede uses shock oil in the same range as my ERBE so I don't have to get so many different weights.
    Had-> MERV, ERBE, Stampede 4x4

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    Why the sway bars?
    I'm thinking about buying a used pede and making it as light as possible also.
    Nice build!

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