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    Stampede VXL 2wd

    New here guys so if this has came up, point me in the right direction please. I just purchased a Stampeded vxl 2wd last night and was wondering what was the "MUST HAVE" upgrades for this rig? Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks!

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    Aluminium Castor Blocks
    Aluminium Shock Caps
    Aluminium Bulkhead

    For me, they're the necessities!

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Look at upgrading the front castor blocks and steering blocks, with eitehr RPM, or aluminum ones. Other than that, getting a wide RPM front bumper will prevent a lot of broken parts. Other wise, I would just drive it and enjoy it!
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    Go drive it and have fun. When you bend the steering pins or break the castor block......

    1. Aluminum caster blocks are a must. Either STRC or Traxxas. Both are great. This reduces the flex that bends the pins. I would not use RPM here.

    2. I have both the RPM front bumper and the slash front bumper. I prefer using the slash. Better overall protection. The RPM is a little too wide and the tires rub at full turn so you have make sure to set your endpoint.

    3. As stated above and all over these forums, aluminum shock caps. I have never had the plastic one pop off, but others have.
    Slash 4x4, E-Revo, Stampede 2wd (3 of them)

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    I would stay away from RPM caster blocks. The flexibility of those often causes bent kingpins.
    Nobody is born with experience

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    Thank you very much for the input guys! I will look into these...

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    The FIRST thing I would do b4 all that great advice is to get a good LIPO 2s (great for bashing) or3S (for insane uncontrollable fun). Along with a Lipo would be a good charger (the one that comes with it is useless and the NiMH is also).
    Then move on to the others.
    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    I would stay away from RPM caster blocks. The flexibility of those often causes bent kingpins.
    Great advice as usual! I'll second that.
    Last edited by ksb51rl; 02-14-2017 at 06:17 PM.
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    Bumper, shock caps, caster blocks, LiPo, and body reinforcement, all at the same time.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksb51rl View Post
    Bumper, shock caps, caster blocks, LiPo, and body reinforcement, all at the same time.
    WHAT? no charger?
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    Doesn't everyone already HAVE a thousand-Watt charger?
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    Useless. I object your honor. There's no better battery for a person new to the hobby young or old to start with than a NiMH. Taught my boys rc responsibility without the fear of something getting ruined at the drop of a hat.
    While that may not be the case in this instance. IMO they are not useless

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    Overruled and outvoted, lol.
    Seriously though, your argument holds little weight since it is just as easy to "ruin" one as the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeps1 View Post
    Useless. I object your honor. There's no better battery for a person new to the hobby young or old to start with than a NiMH. Taught my boys rc responsibility without the fear of something getting ruined at the drop of a hat.
    While that may not be the case in this instance. IMO they are not useless
    Lipo's will give better run time, performance and can be stored longer than NiMH's when put in storage mode.
    Your boy's would have a lot more fun with a Lipo!
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    Well thanks guys, so far I have ordered the Rpm wide front bumper, Traxxas alum caster blocks, the alum shock caps, RPM front and rear A arms, STRC alum front and rear skid plates, RPM shock shaft guards, Traxxas stub axle carriers and rear steering blocks (all in blue). I will get use to the NiMH batteries before I go lipo, but with that said what lipo batteries should I be looking at (brand)? I searched some and man do they have a lot of different ones....

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    SMC's are by far the best! great price, customer support and quality

    Do you have TSM?
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    Yes mine does have TSM

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    So today I broke an axle, called the local hobby shop and they have some upgraded MIP ones. Are they any good? I don't wanna go back factory seeing how this was only my 3rd time taking it out. Sorry for all the ?'s guys I'm a total noob at this

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    The MIP X-duty's are great if thats what the shop has. Alternatively you can pickup some slash 4x4 axle shafts, they are a bit stronger and hold up better than the smaller axles on the 2wd trucks.
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