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    Every time I come down from a wheelie truck bashes the ground

    Just got a stampede 4x4 and every time it comes down from a wheelie the truck bashes the ground and sparks sometimes, how do I fix this. Thereís already a ton of scratches from it but itís annoying.

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    I don't know that vehicle and cannot tell from the pictures but there should be a way to raise or stiffen the shocks/springs.

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    Welcome to the family, Cory!

    The Stampede 4x4 VXL was my first vehicle when I reentered the hobby 6-7 years ago, and it still occupies a special place in my heart (and I learned a lot upgrading almost every part of it).
    Like you, I found the dampening with the stock Ultra shocks / 30wt oil unable to prevent chassis slap. The simple solution is to replace the shock oil with at least 45wt oil (with higher ambient temps 50 or 60wt is probably even better).
    Furthermore, I highly recommend aluminium shock caps. The stock plastic caps tend to pop off, especially with more viscous shock oil (3767A/X/G/P).
    Last edited by Viking; 07-30-2019 at 12:03 PM.

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