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08-02-2007, 06:34 AM
First off, Thanks for all the help you all give me!
Does the new N-Pede or Rusty have bearings in the front and rear axles? The web page only says "Full Bearings", not sure if they only mean the tranny or the whole truck like the VXL. Thanks again.
08-02-2007, 07:09 AM
No, you still get the evil oil lite bushings
08-02-2007, 07:26 AM
The new Nitro Stampede includes rubber sealed ball bearings everywhere.
Rubber-Sealed Ball Bearings
Nitro Stampede includes a complete set of efficient rubber-sealed ball bearings at all four corners, in addition to the ball bearing transmission, for smooth, long-lasting and precise driving. In dirt and nitro environments, these low drag rubber sealed ball bearings provide the ultimate protection.
08-02-2007, 07:41 AM
Yeah, I think "Full Bearings" would mean the whole truck....
08-02-2007, 07:17 PM
For such a wheelie machine, why is there no wheelie bar made for it? :wacko: At least I do not see one for it.
08-02-2007, 07:18 PM
Traxxas doesn't make one, but there are a couple of other companies that do...
New Era makes one... etc... etc... you can also mod something like a Jato wheelie bar to fit. I just ride the rear skid... :cool:
08-02-2007, 07:24 PM
I stand corrected, I thought that full bearing meant that, then I looked at the exploded view and it had the bushings in it
08-02-2007, 08:02 PM
The exploded view shows the front has 5x11x4BB and the rear has 5x11x4OB so it should be easy to swap out some BB for the rear shoudn't it? Why they did it that way is beyond me :wacko:
08-02-2007, 08:52 PM
Thats how it came on the previous model too, Maybe they just forgot to change that
08-02-2007, 09:40 PM
According to the specs on the detail page (in my quote), there are bearings on all four corners. CheezB is probably right.
08-08-2007, 08:53 PM
when i first had to tear my new pede apart the rear axles do have bushings and i was disappointed after reading full bearings =(. soon as i seen it i ran to the lhs to get some good bearings for the rear. i mean its almost false advertisment. we can just call it a typo i guess =P
08-08-2007, 09:18 PM
That's very odd... their quote states on "all four corners." You should have had bearings. I'd contact Traxxas and see what's up.
08-09-2007, 09:12 PM
yeah mine just has bushings and i just bought the new 07' model.
08-10-2007, 08:27 AM
I have a new 07 pede. When I first read it, about the bushings, I didn't believe it. I ran downstairs and checked all four axles. The two front tires have bearings but the back two have bushings. What's up with that?
08-12-2007, 04:09 PM
I guess they didn't think the pro.15 would go fast enough to need bearings? Someone should email traxxas and tell them there is a typo in the description because when it says fuul bearings, it meens tranny wheels and axles. 90's-2000's models commonly had bearing in tranny, but not in axles. Brand new trucks should have FULL bearings, if not traxxas is being cheap. I don't have the new pede' and never bought an original (my pede used to be a 2.5 rustler) so I'm not real sure.
08-13-2007, 08:58 PM
the only idea i have about there being bushings in the rear is that the rear end is going to see more dirt. with the wheels slinging all that crud around maybe the traxxas bearings wouldnt last long so they decided to go with bushings there to improve the life of the part. id rather reoil or replace bearings every 6 months than have to buy bushings and new axles every 3 months cause the old pede used to get alot of slop in there pretty quick unless u cleaned and oiled the bushings after every days running.
my advice is to go spend the $ on some bearings for the rear to have better performance and less repairs later =)
08-13-2007, 09:01 PM
Some nice rubber sealed bearings (like the ones Traxxas uses) should hold up just fine, though. Rubber sealed bearings resist the dirt and grime quite well from my experience...
I have some 5x11 Traxxas rubber sealed bearings on the way, so I'll be able to let you guys know how they hold up on the Nitro Stampede! I have used them on other vehicles, but never on a nitro vehicle...
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