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  1. #1
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    Extended Stampede rebuild

    I learned long ago that you have to extend your Stampede for maximum pleasure.
    I've found that the optimum length also happens to have the same wheel base as a Slash.
    So an extended Stampede is basically a Slash, only better!
    I've split them in the middle, which can be hard. Especially if the cuts aren't perfect!
    I've found the best way to extend is too add a piece to the rear of a full chassis.
    I use alum. angle and screw 2 directions to really stiffen it up and cut down frame twist.
    The 1/8th extruded alum. plate on the bottom is very stiff too.
    This setup allows me to ditch the ESC/rec'vr mount plate and it's weight.
    Also I get to drop the ESC right down and the rec'vr down a bit thus lowering more weight.
    I had to add drain holes and a foam riser under the ESC and it's basically glued in place with RTV.

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...f3&oe=595F0CCA

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...2f&oe=596C907D

    I've got to rebuild soon. I'll post some pics as I go.

    What's you opinion on extending? How long have you gone...? lol

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    Am I seeing things or do ypu have double shocks at the rear?

    Extending the chassis is in the back of my mind, will maybe consider it in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnrvermaak View Post
    Am I seeing things or do you have double shocks at the rear?
    Yep 8 shocks. I may include that part later in this thread,
    or another thread, or maybe keep it all to myself...

    Quote Originally Posted by mnrvermaak View Post
    Extending the chassis is in the back of my mind, will maybe consider it in the future.
    Best way to keep the front wheels down and steering the truck.

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    Well I've got the chassis stripped. I've been running this chassis for 4 years now!!

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...63&oe=595B0645

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...d9&oe=599903F7

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...0e&oe=598EAC95

    I've got a new ESC to replace the one i killed. I now added a fan, as I think
    dropping the ESC down so low behind the recv'r, kept it out of the air flow.
    I've also added a foam riser and drain holes in case water killed the last one.

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...74&oe=5962E225

    I stripped some new Alum. shocks and new MIPS last week from a Rustler that I bought for parts.

    https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0...64&oe=5955FFE8

    I've got to get to the LHS to pick up a diff. case to get going on the rebuilding...

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    I've run this heat sink for a long time now and I have NEVER killed a motor.



    I have to modify the new gear case to accommodate this.



    I also drilled out the blind mounting holes for the shock tower.
    This has been a weak spot many times, and the biggest reason for this rebuild.



    This allows for a longer fastener and more bite into the plastic.



    Upgraded to Stainless with Large machine head. Hopefully no more pulling these screws out...

    Last edited by fortunespoonz; 04-07-2017 at 09:06 PM.

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    This is just what I needed to see! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardMaster View Post
    This is just what I needed to see! Thanks!
    No problem. I hope there's some more little details to come in this thread that can help people out...

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    Stretching the Stampede

    I likes this. you stretched yours from the back. I stretched mine from the front. same concept but just modifying steering instead of motor mount. here is a video on how i stretched mine.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwNp8z6_EpM

    And here is some pictures:





    And thanks for your post. Loving the Double Shocks
    Last edited by Montell; 04-12-2017 at 06:13 AM. Reason: Good Post

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    I finished grinding out the chassis to accept my new 6400 mAh batteries.



    The rear end has been complete for a few days now...



    I also finished the front end today. I've added bump stops made from silicon tubing.



    Here's the rear end installed. When I moved the extra shock mounts,
    I lucked out that the front end brace fits perfect for a shock brace.
    Also shown is the heat sink installed.



    Here's the front end compressed.
    There is a small conflict between steering and suspension at full turn/full compression.
    I hope to reduce this a bit... Won't know until I get the new servo...



    Here's the rear end compressed. Not perfect geometry but it works great!
    Again I add bump stops to protect the other shock from bottoming out.



    That was all for today. I had to bash the stock pede and work on the Rustler build too...

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    The last upgrades are ready to go...


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    Montel what kind os wheels and tires are they, I need to scoop those up they are sharp

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