Good news, i decided to keep the pede..
i picked up the sct3800 and threw it in the Rusty for a few minutes. Ran well but i needed to work on gearing.
My intentions were to keep it in the rusty and sell the pede. I wanted less maintenance and a faster RC.
Good thing i decided to try the system in the pede. Worked very well. I think all the things i saw in the pede with the VXL and my old slash PE suspension was just that. I put the new pede suspension back on with this system and it jumped much better, handled better, just was a lot more of what i expected.
Now to figure out where to mount the ESC. Right now i have it attached to the battery hold down. I ziptied it and also have foam pad attached to the bottom. It will not move and has a cushion between it and the battery.
I may move the rx to the the spot where the stock esc was and move the esc to the RX spot like ASeck did.