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    Question 3cell Lipo that fits in Stampede VXL 4x4?

    I'm having a tough time finding a 3s Lipo battery that will fit in the battery tray of my Stampede VXL 4x4? Any suggestions? It's the width and length that are giving me issues.....

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    Try SMC batteries. Check the specs right on their pages for their batteries. I am pretty sure they have something that will fit.

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    Powerhobby, smc. Ditch the factory hold downs and go for straps.


    Somehow builds are never done....

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    I just recently picked up a traxxas 3s 5000, new style plug and fits for me. A bit snug, but it did fit.

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    The standard hard case packs should work. I used SMC 2S hard case in mine and ended up taking 3 of them apart to build 2 3S packs, but still used the case halves for the top/bottom.

    Also, hobbystar 5200mah 3S soft packs fit.

    Photo's of the SMC 2S 7400mah, SMC 3S 7200mah I made out of older 2S 7200mah packs and the Hobbystar 3S 5200mah soft packs:




    That reminds me, I need to decommission the ones I made as they are getting hard to charge and run time is getting low. I still have 4 or 6 good 2S packs, so will need to fiddle around this winter and tear them apart to make a couple 3S packs again.
    Expert rigging at it's best!

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    Yes to SMC they have a drop down menu that shows what batteries fit what cars

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    I just recently bought a 5200Mah 3s and it fits quite nice with the battery tray expansion kit. Its snug.
    dimensions on the battery are 139*47*37mm / 5.47*47*37inch (L*W*H); Approx Weight(10g): 380g / 13.4oz
    It didn't come with a Traxxas plug though. I had an old Traxxas nimh pack that was no good so I just swapped plugs. Adapters are available though.

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    Battery Tray Dimensions: 142mm x 48.5mm x 23mm or 25mm
    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    ...Ditch the factory hold downs and go for straps.
    Agreed! I use Apex Velcro Straps on almost all my rcs.
    Last edited by Briber; 12-23-2019 at 07:01 PM.
    Just need one more rc, then Ill be done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briber View Post
    Battery Tray Dimensions: 142mm x 48.5mm x 23mm or 25mm
    There is the hold down kit 6727x which raises that to either 28mm tall or 40mm tall, FWIW.
    Last edited by TwoBelugas; 12-23-2019 at 06:56 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoBelugas View Post
    There is the hold down kit 6727x which raises that to either 28mm tall or 40mm tall, FWIW.
    True and thank you for additional info I too ran expansion kit before I ditched Trx hold down systems and went to velcro straps. I was assuming by OP that only had stock hold downs so that's why I only listed those tray dimensions.
    Just need one more rc, then Ill be done...

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    goldedt 5000mah 50c not expensive and it fit. It came with a velcro strap. you can buy the battery extender from traxxas or drill a slot for the goldedt velcro strap and use it instead of the traxxas holder. it is even faster....

    look for hard case plastic, it seem shorter than soft ones....
    HRB hard case also fit just look for 140mm or less and

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