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  1. #1
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    "Newer" guy here built stampede

    Just wanted to say hello. Santa dropped off a stampede that was partially built that I have taken further.

    Here are some pictures of where I am at with the truck so far. My 5 year old son and I really enjoy this hobby. He runs the thing surprisingly well. I have made a rule that if you flip the truck, you have to give remote back to dad. This forces him to stay in control.

    I am contemplating next upgrades. I am interested in better shocks, I also read something about going with Rustler front A-Arms to improve stability which requires a longer shock in front. I want to make the stance wider somehow, with rims wider a-arms, or combo of both. The thing just rolls over too much for my liking.

    Also thinking about 17mm adapters and different wheels and tires. I recently installed Hobbywing SC8 WP with 4 pole 3400kv motor setup and I have already stripped out 1 of the 12mm wheels. Went with the Hobbywing because traxxas VXL-3s fried.




















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    Here are a few more








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    There are a few ways to make it somewhat more stable. Tuning the shocks is the most important one. Springs, shock oil, postion of springs. I use to run those sway bar kits on my stampede and just took them off. After messing around with different types of shocks and oil I found the setup I like. A 1/8 shock and spring it's a great setup that holds up my heavy truck due to 1/8 motor system and bigger batteries.
    If you want to make it wider there's an option for this also. Proline protrac A arms also using a 17mm conversion also puts you wider. In order for you to run a protrac setup you'll have to get rustlers male mip shafts

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    looks good

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    Thanks Jimbo.... I need to clean up those rusty screws. I think I will purchase the stainless kit and switch them out over time.

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    Seems like your off to a good start

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    D8 shocks, big bone, revo spec double slipper clutch and revo spec diffs, king headz motor mount. Check out a new servo and strc bell crank. The Lunsford titanium turn buckles are good. Go all out
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    Dude sick looking truck what's that hobbywing combo like??.....peace
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    Spenniepoos:

    It is cold here in Ohio, so I have not had a chance to really full out run the Hobbywing, but I have done some testing, and I am a big fan so far.

    My first test was on 17/54 gearing with 3s lipo. I gps'd at 50mph, but I ran out of room. It might have gone more. The thing would flip backwards any time I would hit throttle..... it had so much torque.

    I think 17/54 was a little too much gear, but is sure was fun. I was a little worried about temps, but it did just fine.

    Siikap? What is BIG BONE? I have revo slipper (it is not double, but it does OK for now)

    I am going to run the diffs I have till they break. I have XO-1 parts on the bench ready for the failure, as it is sure to happen.

    I have the King headz motor mount also.
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    Tekno big bone center drive shaft

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    Yeah I am running a hobbywing pro sct esc and tenshock 550 four pole motor.I started off 17/54 but could not find many places to fully open her up so have geared down to 13/54 and never worry about overheatingif you have not got a temp gun yet grab one bit of a must in this hobby.happy bashing dude.....peace
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    Had it out for a little run in the snow tonight. Tooks some pictures while my son was driving.










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    Action shots rock dudehopefully after this weekend I will post some up.....peace
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    Ordered some OFNA MT3 Splits, Hot Racing 17 mm adapters, Proline Super Swampers, and Sand Paws in 2.8"

    Looking forward to trying out those sand paws in the snow. I will say that I was impressed at how well the trenchers did in the snow. I think it really helped how much they ballooned.

    The OFNA wheels are zero offset so they will widen up the stance of the truck a bit. Hopefully this makes it a little more stable.

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    Updgrade list to date

    E-Revo slipper clutch
    Traxxas aluminum shock caps
    Stabilizer bars
    RPM control arms
    RPM rear bumper(slash) and wheelie bar wheels
    MIP X-duties all the way around
    Traxxas Light Bar
    T-bone front bumper
    Proline 2.8 Trenchers
    Hobbywing SC8 WP and 3656 3400kv 4 pole motor

    I have found it is pretty easy to dump a lot of money into this hobby!

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    Motor leads kept coming un-soldered from the motor connectors. I think it was because factory connectors were arcing and creating heat. I removed the connectors and soldered direct to the motor instead and seems to be holding up good so far.

    Has anyone else experience this?

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    Just ordered a set of bearing after a 3s snow bash session, I cooked the left rear... Luckily I caught it before damaging the MIP shaft or the caster block.

    I thought it might be a little bit of insurance to go through all of th bearings on the truck to ensure they are good.

    You never know what I might find along the way.

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    Get some marine grease in them if you run in the snow a lot dude....peace
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    I in stalled the hot racing 17mm adapters, and shortly after, I lost several bearings. I see now why so many complain about the design of these. It seems that if over tightening the wheel nuts, that too much pressure is placed on bearings.

    Then one of the grub screws stripped out on one of the hot racing adapters.

    I decided to order set of MIP adapters to see if they hold up any better.

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    Stiffer/less sticky tires, and stiffer springs will make it less roll happy. trenchers are grear, but sometimes provide to much traction.

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