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    Help with nitro pede

    I have the nitro stampede with the .15 motor and am wanting to convert over to the 2.5 but my truck sits VERY low in the rear, I have the 5cell hump pack back there, but it don't matter if it's the 3 double A or the hump pack, it is sagging way to low in the back' I have tried heavy weight oil, changing the position of the shocks and added the spring spacers also and still sags to the ground, PLEASE HELP,, also what are some good hop ups for the stampede?

    Any infinite I greatly appreciate!

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    Traxxas Marshal cooleocool's Avatar
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    How many spring spacers are you adding? What weight oil are you trying? Have you tried to use stiffer springs? What condition are the shocks in?

    On that note, you usually adjust both the oil and the springs at the same time. Running heavy oil with soft springs leads to blown shock caps and/or oil shooting past the o-ring seals.
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    I'm running, tmaxx stock red springs, and team associated 60wt oil.

    Oh and just the thickest spring spacer
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    That's some pretty thick oil for those springs (double the factory weight).

    Try doubling the spacers (two thick ones).
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    Also, take the shock off the truck. Remove the spring and move the shock in and out. It should not be 'sticky' anywhere through the range of motion. You'll have resistance because of the oil, but if it has a bind somewhere in the travel you've got a bent shock shaft. That will cause it to sag because once it compresses it binds and cannot rebound.

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