Im too pumped not to start this thread now. And since I have all the parts I can at least start with something. Right now im just going to introduce the build and list the parts I will be installing. Then, later on, ill post up pics of all the parts. When the truck comes, ill post pics of it along with the tear down and rebuild process.
The idea here was to build a truck thats equal in every way to my 2X4 Pede... its fully jammed with all handpicked parts. I chose everything for that truck with a purpose and its been extremely good to me. I could run the stock 4X4 for a bit sure, but with a 2X4 thats so good, it would be hard to compete. So I figured id just go for it right off the bat with the 4X4 and do a complete upgrade. I want it to be durable, fast, run cool and still be considered a Stampede. So no chassis changes or lengthening (then id just have a slash 4X4, so what would the point be). So far, ive got just about every upgrade I can think of other than diff cups. Ill see how the stock cups hold up and if they are a problem, I have a set of cups in mind. I also dont know if steel driveshaft outdrives from a 2X4 will work on this truck (I think they will) and I have 2 sets here if they do.
Here's the list of parts to be installed. I have all of these right now and they are ready to go when the truck arrives:
-Castle Mamba Max Pro ESC
-Castle 2650 Monster Motor
-Hitec HS645MG servo
-KO Propo RX
-Hot Racing Motor Plate with Heatsink (black)
-King Heads Motor Mount with Oversized Bearing (black)
-Traxxas Aluminum Slipper Bearing Adapter
-Hot Racing Slash 4X4 HD Double Slipper Plate Adapter
-RPM Slash 4X4 Front Bumper (black)
-RPM Slash 4X4 Front and Rear Shock Towers (black)
-RPM Slash 4X4 Front and Rear Arms (black)
-RPM Slash 4X4 Front and Rear body Mounts (black)
-Traxxas Aluminum Castor Blocks (blue)
-Traxxas Aluminum Bearing Carriers, Front (blue)
-Traxxas Aluminum Bearing Carriers, Rear (blue)
-Traxxas Aluminum Big Bore Shocks
-Traxxas Aluminum Wheel Nuts (blue)
-Traxxas Clear Plastic Gear Cover
-Traxxas Center Differential Kit
-Proline Hummer SUT Body
-Proline 30 Series Torque Rims
-Proline 30 Series Badlands Tires
Im not sure if the shock guards will work with RPM arms, but im going to give it a try and will post in both this forum and the slash 4X4 forum as to my results.
In retrospect, it would have been much easier to just buy a roller from the bay and built that up, but then I would have had to wait... and I hate waiting.
Pics will be up tonight. Thanks for looking.