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    Stampede 2wd too high !

    Hello i just buy the 2wd Stampede and it's very fun to drive but i want to know if i can modify to get the car "closer" to the road because i think the stampede is too high and roll a lot when i turn
    Can i make it lower ?

    Ps i try the black plastic to insert into shock but i would to have a car close to the ground maybe like the rustler

    Thanks you

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    Congratulations with the P2de!

    Well, you could do a chassis "swap"!?

    There are many ways to lower both the ride height as well as lower the body roll.

    One mod that is nice is widening the stance with different a-arms, a wide-mod. Several ways of doing that.

    You might even try using different shocks.

    Wheels and tires may be something to look at as well.

    Do you have any good ideas?
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    You could get the Rustler chassis and bolt on the front and rear end of your Pede. They're the same thing except for the chassis.

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    WELCOME TO THE FORUMS!!!

    There are a couple of things you can do. First, take the shocks to the widest positions on the arms. After this, recommend getting RPM shock towers, they will make your truck more durable, and allow you to move the upper shock mounts closer to the chassis, further lowering it.

    Also recommend going with 40wt oil on all four shocks, this will help chassis roll and should improve overall handling. While you have the shock caps off, recommend replacing them with aluminum caps. The stock caps tend to pop off when jumping.

    Finally, I hate to overstate the obvious, but the Stampede is a monster truck, and really is not designed for anything but straight-line performance.
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    Finally, I hate to overstate the obvious, but the Stampede is a monster truck, and really is not designed for anything but straight-line performance.
    Whoa whoa whoa, monster trucks are supposed to be able to handle anything. Who wants to just drive in a straight line? If I wanted to do that I'd drive a REAL car. Also, I don't think the RPM shock towers change the upper shocks positions at all. It's the same as stock.

    Seriously though, if you do want to keep it as a true Pede, he's right that there probably isn't much you can do for that high center of gravity. You'll just have to do some suspension tuning to find what works for you on your terrain, and get the right durability upgrades to make it last. Other than that, I think you've chosen your truck already. I have seen people do mods to bring the center of gravity down just a tiny bit without sacrificing ground clearance, but they were some very involved projects!

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    Mount the battery under the chassis with velcro straps.

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    Mount the battery under the chassis with velcro straps.
    lol, and watch the truck go up in flames as soon as you hit a rock too hard. xD Actually, I wonder how this would work for speed runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC_N3RD View Post
    lol, and watch the truck go up in flames as soon as you hit a rock too hard. xD Actually, I wonder how this would work for speed runs.
    Actually, its not all that uncommon. Needless to say, when you are running it this way you are running on the street and not bouncing over the rocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevefigueras View Post
    Hello i just buy the 2wd Stampede and it's very fun to drive but i want to know if i can modify to get the car "closer" to the road because i think the stampede is too high and roll a lot when i turn
    Can i make it lower ?

    Ps i try the black plastic to insert into shock but i would to have a car close to the ground maybe like the rustler

    Thanks you
    How were you wanting to go lower? Do you want to keep the higher ground clearance while lowering it, or do you just want it lower and not all that concerned with the ground clearance?

    If you want more of the former vs the latter, that's what I started doing nearly 2 decades ago now on mine. I dis try and slam bodies as low as I could get away with over the stock chassis then set the suspension arms as level as possible. Here's the mine with the now disco'd J Concepts Gate Crasher body slammed over the chassis and the above stance. I've mounted the J Concepts Hi-Speed Rustler VXL body on it, but haven't painted or shot pics of it yet.

    20180825_163902 by bjoehandley, on Flickr

    20180825_164113 by bjoehandley, on Flickr
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    I also suggest widening the truck. Did wonders for my handling and the amount of roll overs reduced drastically


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    Quote Originally Posted by mnrvermaak View Post
    I also suggest widening the truck. Did wonders for my handling and the amount of roll overs reduced drastically


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    when you went wider did you go RPM or aluminum? I just got the Bigfoot 1 and I am looking at widening the stance.
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    I went wider on mine with all RPM parts. Personally, I don't like aluminum arms on anything, I'd rather have something break or flex that's easy to swap vs dig deeper into the chassis to fix things if it's not needed.
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    Bjoe is right. Very first thing is lower the body as farbas possible... Check my thread. "My XL5". Many tips on how to get the most out of a stock pede...

    https://forums.traxxas.com/showthrea...8991344-My-XL5
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