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    Outerwears saved my truck!

    So today I was just playing out in the snow with my Stampede 4x4 VXL having fun tearing things up with my 2.8 trenches when it went over the bank and into the pond! As soon as it happened it was too late. It slid across the freshly frozen ice into the middle where it hadn't been frozen and into the water. As it slid into the water sideways so it flipped on its to and started to sink. In the bed it was only floating by 1/3 of two tires. It was probably in there for a good 10 minutes before I could get it and and when I did it was still running and there wasn't that much water in it thanks to the outerwear. I will post pictures.
    Last edited by rc maniac; 11-27-2015 at 07:10 PM.
    Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, Traxxas Electric 4Tec

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    Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, Traxxas Electric 4Tec

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    As you can see it really isn't that wet for being submerged. Really the only water that got in was from the holes in the chassis from the factory.
    Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, Traxxas Electric 4Tec

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    Lol. Tried to be a submarine.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Yea if it wasn't for the outerwear it would be ruined, I'm still amazed that it was running after 10 minutes of being submerged
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    That is a great endorsement for Outerwears. I'm glad your truck's electronics were spared.
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    Yea, well I'm assuming they are still fine. I don't see how they would have gone bad after. It was still running when I got it out then I unplugged it because I didn't want the lipo to explode.
    Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, Traxxas Electric 4Tec

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. mwe-maxxowner's Avatar
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    I'm betting the electronics would have been fine anyway if it's all stock, as it appears. I can attest to the stock stuff being as water resistant as they advertise!
    460, straightpipes, buried throttle, nuff said :D

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    Outerwears saved my truck!

    The electronics are mostly stock except for the fans, the only mods are suspension and hex's, CVD's and stuff like that
    Traxxas Stampede 4x4 VXL, Traxxas Electric 4Tec

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