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    I had a similar experience when I took on a small...

    I had a similar experience when I took on a small tree at about 50mph. Unfortunately, I had the stock nylon chassis so my list or brokens was a bit lengthier. The only thing holding the front end...
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    The MIPs are the same size as stock. However,...

    The MIPs are the same size as stock. However, they aren't a great product with respect to durability. The part I have highlighted below is very weak....
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    Thanks for all the 1st hand testimony. The...

    Thanks for all the 1st hand testimony. The aluminum tranny case will be my next RC purchase.

    Thanks everyone for their great input!
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    I agree. It is generally accepted that Integy...

    I agree. It is generally accepted that Integy alloy parts aren't as strong as they should be but their roll cage is as good as anything you can buy. I have one and I can stand on it and even jump...
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    Yes, that does seem like a big drop in temp. ...

    Yes, that does seem like a big drop in temp. Dad, have you ever measured the temp. difference when using an aluminum tranny case or is this just a guestimate?
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    I have this exact problem with mine. I run the...

    I have this exact problem with mine. I run the stock VXL3s ESC and the Velineon motor with your same radio. Sorry I'm no help here but just thought it might be comforting knowing your not alone. ...
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    Thanks for this input. I do use the thermal...

    Thanks for this input. I do use the thermal grease but I can't say that it helps keep the heatsink in place. I had no idea that an aluminum tranny case would help.
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    Heatsink Recommendations

    In an effort to bring my Velineon motor temp down slightly I purchased a passive clip on heatsink at my LHS.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXTG84&P=7
    It seems to help a little...
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    I used to run a steel roll cage made by VG Racing...

    I used to run a steel roll cage made by VG Racing on my Pede. https://store.vgracing.com/roll-cages/all-roll-cages/roll-cage-for-traxxas-electric-stampede.html
    Body mounted with stock mounts...
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    Good to know, don't think I've really considered...

    Good to know, don't think I've really considered that. Actually, I have damaged a motor but not due to heat. The pinion slipped off and I was wondering why it wasn't moving so I kept goosing the...
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    They aren't made by Traxxas. I don't remember...

    They aren't made by Traxxas. I don't remember who makes mine but these are basically the same thing: http://www.rcplanet.com/STRC_Hex_Conversion_Kit_p/sptst3654-17b.htm

    Mine went on without...
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    Dad, I definitely push the envelope with temps on...

    Dad, I definitely push the envelope with temps on these VXL systems and am no stranger to thermal shut-down but I have never ruined one. I can't say enough about how tough they are and how well the...
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    Orion pretty much got it all: FLM alum....

    Orion pretty much got it all:

    FLM alum. bulkhead
    STRacing front and rear shock towers
    MIP CVDs
    Various RPM odds and ends
    17mm Hex adapters
    JConcepts Illusions Body w/custom paint
    JConcepts...
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    My favorite set up is to go with 25/86. This...

    My favorite set up is to go with 25/86. This will keep wheelies under control and give you great off the line speed without slipping too much (as liitle as possible with 3S) and allows for a ton of...
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    My 1st Bandit Build

    Hi. First time posting in the Rustler/Bandit forum. My other projects have been based on Pedes. Thought I would mix it up a little and get back to my roots. It all started with a Tyco Turbo...
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    First of all, I appreciate the response and...

    First of all, I appreciate the response and brainstorming from everyone.

    My 2 original questions (1. sway bars; 2. CVDs) are in reference to 2 different projects of mine.

    I was interested...
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    i see folks are recommending the 4x4 shafts which...

    i see folks are recommending the 4x4 shafts which i'm sure is good advice. anyone know if any metal shaft kits better than my MIP CVDs?
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    I've already done a wide mod and i have 17mm...

    I've already done a wide mod and i have 17mm adapters which are at least an inch longer. Just trying to get every bit a performance i can. I'm running 40 series wheels with heavy ProLine road rages...
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    Sway Bars and CVDs

    sway bars seem like great way to improve handling. does anyone know if they work and is anyone running them on their pede? if so, i'd like to know where to get some or how to fab. some and how to...
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    Use a very sharp 1/4" bit and drill holes in the...

    Use a very sharp 1/4" bit and drill holes in the tread surface, about 2 per tire on opposing sides. Let them spin at medium-low throttle. The water comes right out. Move the fronts to the rear to...
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    You know, I hadn't even thought about the fact...

    You know, I hadn't even thought about the fact that the wheels are in front of the bumper. :eek: Thanks for mentioning it. I will definitely have to do something about that.
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    The wheels and tires alone weigh a little more...

    The wheels and tires alone weigh a little more than a pound each! They required about 0.60 oz of balancing weights. (I used actual wheel weights I got from my nearest tire shop) The chassis ended up...
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    My bad, Rag. I can barely read :wacko:

    My bad, Rag. I can barely read :wacko:
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    It's absolutely a Pede!!!! Didn't mean to...

    It's absolutely a Pede!!!! Didn't mean to upset anyone (rag6). Just called it the "Stampevo" because I put a REVO body on it. The turning radius definitely isn't as tight due to the big tires...
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    The Stampevo

    I wanted a low to the ground pavement only Stampede so here's what I came up with. Custom chassis made from 1/8" aluminum is about 3" longer than your stock pede. As you can see it's flat across...
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