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    The $5 chassis extension ~PICS~ redo.

    Well, a while ago I came up with a cheap extension for my pede, made a thread about it, and it had a lot of hits. I used my girlfriends computer at the time, and now have no access to the photos. Lately have been getting a bunch of requests for pics so I am going to redo it. I am using old beat up parts here, but the process is the important part. This is a strong mod and has served my pede's well.

    You will need:
    1) Extra stock rear body mount.
    2) Two 3x16 hex screws.
    3) Four 3x10 hex screws.
    4) Two 3x8 hex screws with locknuts and washers.
    5) Something to cut down rear body mount. I used a Dremmel.

    First, cut the extra rear pede body mount down like this:




    Next we will relocate the rear skid plate. You have to drill 2 new holes into the bottom of the chassis up into the unused screw holes in the chassis (red arrow).
    I actually drilled from the top of the chassis down so that I wouldn't miss the holes.




    Here is a pic of the underside showing the old mount (red circle) and the new mount (yellow arrow).Use 3x16 screws to provide a good anchor. They will sit flush with the top of the chassis. I would use the newer hex hardware for a more professional looking build, but the chrome screws show up well for the pics.




    Next up drill 2 holes in the inner corners of the body mount to secure it to the chassis mount holes with 2 3x10 screws (red arrow). Then drill 2 holes through the body mount into the back of the chassis. If using longer batts with the rear chassis wall removed, reverse these 3x10 screws (yellow arrow) so that they are facing out and will not poke the batts. Either way, secure with locknuts and washers.




    You can then attach your transmission, and shock tower.
    Use 2 3x10 screws up from the bottom through the shock tower, into the body mount (red arrow).The extension mounts on top of the lip of the shock tower. I found it easier to do this if I took the skid and tranny off first.




    Then reattach the skid with trans mounted, screw the shock tower down to the trans, and the extension is complete. This whole mod can be completed in about 10-15 minutes. If you want to keep the same body holes, just turn the (real) body mount around 180*, mount it to the front of the shock tower and the stock body will mount right up, although it is a tight fit and the rear tires are moved back in the wheel wells. It looks ok though.
    Here is a pic of everything together.




    Seriously, try this mod, you will not be disappointed. I would love to see anyones version of this, so post it up here if you like. Thanks for lookin!
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    Awesome idea. Wish I saw this before I went with REM 1/8 scale chassis
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    I did pretty much the same thing using a peice of lexan rather than the old shock tower on my grandson's pede.

    Good tutorial
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    thats some good teaching! nice job!!!!
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    Nice tutorial,

    I know you said its a strong mod, just wondering how strong it really is?
    Is there any flexing of the drive train or is it a solid set-up?
    Approx. how many inches of extension do you achieve over stock?
    Curious of what it looks like all assembled.
    Either way looks like a very cool & cheap mod.
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    The extension is just over 1 3/4" with almost no weight added. I ran it for well over a year with 2s and took some big tumbles at over 45 with 3s and no problems. I bashed hard and it never broke or even tweaked for that matter. There is a very slight amount of flex, but I think it may help in crashes as the extension will help absorb some of the energy that would normally be transferred to the suspension parts during rear end impacts during cartwheels and sideways hits to the rear tires. I can not find a con, except maybe lack of bling.
    I may have a pic here somewhere with a stock body. Let me see if I can find it.
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    Here is the only pic I have
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    a little off topic, but did the holes you cut out in the bottom of the battery tray open your batteries up to abuse? i.e. have the bottoms of your batts taken a beating from debris and things? ive been thinking about doing it but i dont wanna smash up my soft case lipos.
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    I'm impressed how it looks all together.
    Good to know that you've bashed without any problems. I did figure it would have some minimal flex. I might do this to a Pede I just picked up....if I keep it.
    Good work there rag6.
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    Thank you for bringing this mod back to the forum! (well, the pics, i mean)

    Many future pede owners will be happy to stumble across this gem, myself included.
    Traxxas start making dirt bikes! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpsrcs
    a little off topic, but did the holes you cut out in the bottom of the battery tray open your batteries up to abuse? i.e. have the bottoms of your batts taken a beating from debris and things? ive been thinking about doing it but i dont wanna smash up my soft case lipos.
    When I switched to lipo and bl, I had already switched to a brand new black chassis. I would be afraid of those holes with a soft lipo. A stick could very easily get jammed up into those holes, puncturing a soft case, and causing a fire. I would not do it unless I had hard case lipos.

    I had lightened every single part on my xl5 when I was brushed, and did a complete rebuild with new parts in anticipation of the bl power snapping all the lightened parts.
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    Good job with the pics and description.

    That's probably a record for most holes in a chassis too. LOL
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    This is a nice inexpensive mod that really helped me out on my VXL Pede

    I did basically the same mod, but had a local glass shop cut a piece of 1/4" Lexan for the extension. They charged me under $2.00 for the piece so I had them make me 6 pieces. 2 of each length 1&1/16", 2" and 2.5" I ended up using the 2" one. It worked out the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vashon10
    Good job with the pics and description.

    That's probably a record for most holes in a chassis too. LOL
    I have absolutely no respect for plastic at times haha.
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    I might try this on my S-Pede project. I do have a spare rear mount sitting around. And I think overall the pede could use the rear wheels back further in the wheel wells anyway. Something im going to consider for sure.
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    I extended my Stampede using Rag6's mod. I used to have the 9V for the LEDs on the extension and recently moved it to where the receiver was because I filled in the spot next to the esc with the receiver. I than added an empty dremel cut off wheel container where the 9V was as a spare parts container. I have about 4 different screws, 3mm and 4mm locnuts, and spare body clips and pins. All I need to do is carry one screw driver and one tire tool and if something comes off I got a replacement for it.


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    i think im going to try to make a aluminuim extension but in the same shape as the body mount thank you for the idea.

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    the plastic mod works fine. been racing ours with brushless setup for a couple months. still goin strong.

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    i am triing to do it for looks more then durability

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    I'm gettin a pede in the next couple days, I think I'm going to do this seeing as I have a body mount spare in my took box. Same one as the slash' right?
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    Rag6 - I followed your mod last night. I did this so I could put a larger body on my pede. It worked out perfectly. Thanks

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    I've extended 2 pedes now with one spare chassis that cost me 12 bucks.
    http://forums.londonrc.com/showthread.php?t=36207
    There's another super low cost extension in that thread too.
    http://forums.londonrc.com/showthread.php?t=37479
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    Where do you guys get your screws?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortunespoons
    I've extended 2 pedes now with one spare chassis that cost me 12 bucks.
    http://forums.londonrc.com/showthread.php?t=36207
    There's another super low cost extension in that thread too.
    http://forums.londonrc.com/showthread.php?t=37479
    My Thanksgiving Extenda-pede. Featuring leftover parts.
    Great work. I also love that on road pede also.
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    Is this rear mount from an older Pede? Looks different from what I have.

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    Anyone have an extra rear body mount laying around they can send me???

    Hate to pay $10 jut to hack one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhammer2u
    Is this rear mount from an older Pede? Looks different from what I have.
    I have not tried the newer mount.
    How much are they at the local hobby shop?
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    $5.50 at my hobbytown usa. Worth every penny.
    I matched up the new with the old, and it will work fine.
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    what kind of body can you put on it now.i read the post but didnt see anything about it.does this open us up to a broader selection of bodies

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    Quote Originally Posted by imgrtful View Post
    does this open us up to a broader selection of bodies
    Indeed it does. Any body that will fit a revo 2.5 or a T-maxx 2.5 will fit. Some trimming may be required, but it can be made to work.
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    I just need conformation that this is the rear body mount that you are referring to. I'm stationed in Afghanistan and want to order it to do the extension. I cant go back to my local hobby shop and swap it out if it's the wromg part. All help will be appreciated.



    Will the protrac suspension still work when this modification is done...
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    yes and yes.

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    SWEET... Thanks and my order will be paced right away...

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    Just find a metal scrap shop and make your extension ... If you have the needed parts this is a great strong mod... But if you need to buy the part find a scrap yard and buy the metal. For a buck and change I got ahigh grade alloy piece that was 3x 12x.35 thick..

    Can't copy URL from this app so search stretched pede 5 inches andget more info

    Hope this helps
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    I went a little farther with my extension, thank you for the idea though!

















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    Just finished this mod and I'm gonna say that it's very easy. It is also very strong! I was super surprised that it was as strong as it was, and I used all of the stock hardware to put it back together. Cannot wait to go out and bash with it on Saturday! Thanks to whoever it was that thought up this idea!

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    Did you get any pics?
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    Okay, I'm going to reverse my statement about the strength. It felt strong when I was messing with it on the work bench. When I took it to the track on Saturday afternoon, it lasted for about 8 minutes and 3 or 4 minor jumps. Pretty much every part of it failed on me. 5 out of the 6 screws used for the the body mount extension, ripped out. Once the extension failed, so did the skid plate. It snapped on both sides of the chassis. I am replacing the skid plate with one from RPM (for the Slash). Then I'm having a friend make me a new extension shaped kinda like a this; l_____________l Should be much stronger. Not saying that this mod isn't a good one, but for me, it just wasn't strong enough.
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    I hear ya. Looks like its not "too" strong. I personally would take an alternative route.

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    Quote Originally Posted by godsowndrnk View Post
    Okay, I'm going to reverse my statement about the strength. It felt strong when I was messing with it on the work bench. When I took it to the track on Saturday afternoon, it lasted for about 8 minutes and 3 or 4 minor jumps. Pretty much every part of it failed on me. 5 out of the 6 screws used for the the body mount extension, ripped out. Once the extension failed, so did the skid plate. It snapped on both sides of the chassis. I am replacing the skid plate with one from RPM (for the Slash). Then I'm having a friend make me a new extension shaped kinda like a this; l_____________l Should be much stronger. Not saying that this mod isn't a good one, but for me, it just wasn't strong enough.
    Have any pics of the carnage? I have beat the snot out of mine with no problems. If you used the screws with washers and locknuts on the back of the chassis, How did they rip out? Strange...

    Anyone else ever have an issue?
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