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    Question Parts and upgrades

    What parts break the most on your 2wd stampede. Im ordering a stampede and i have some extra cash, and i want to buy parts that break a lot so i am prepared. Also i plan on upgrading my stampede but i dont know where to start. I have been thinking about aluminum caster blocks, aluminum shock caps, and aluminum steering blocks.

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    Welcome to the Forum!!

    You are right on track with those upgrades. I would do four things for sure:

    1. Aluminum Caster blocks....the traxxas ones are beautiful, you just have to pick out which color.
    2. Al shock caps...again choice of color.
    3. A proline shock mounting hardware kit
    4. A strc (or similar) hinge pin set.

    The shock kit and hinge pin set are to "capture" the screws/pins that will "back out" on you. These kits use a nylon inserted nut to lock it on.

    Some bumpers are a good idea as well.

    Congratulations on the P2de!
    MTFBWY

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    Replace the front and rear bushings with bearings.

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    Lil' late to the thread but for sure get the aluminum steering blocks. First thing that broke on mine on only the second run from an accidental head on into a planter. (Even with the rpm larger front bumper on there). The little plastic tab where the steering link connect just snapped right off.
    Also, bearings are a must in any rc car if you didn't get the vxl version (which comes with them stock)

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    Ball bearings for F&R wheels
    Aluminum camber & toe links
    Aluminum shock caps
    HPI front bumper
    Wheels & tires

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    JUST bought my first car, same one. Is there a starter tool kit anyone can recommend? How about someone on youtube who shows how to install these parts as I have no idea what I'm doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rgeerin View Post
    JUST bought my first car, same one. Is there a starter tool kit anyone can recommend? How about someone on youtube who shows how to install these parts as I have no idea what I'm doing!
    Just search "stampede 2wd upgrade" on youtube and you'll find a ton for the most common parts. (shocks, aluminum sterring/camber knuckles, A-arms, etc etc)

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