Hi, I bought a used VXL Pede 2 weeks ago off ebay. Truck came with GH aluminium GearBox, front bigbore shocks and BadLands Tires mount on Dsperado wheel. It came with a stock vxl body almost unuseable.
I bought a Proline Chevy body and painted it. I took a pic of it after some bashing:
One thing I learn after that week of extensive use is that the truck is tuff but not bulletproof.
I broke 2 rear carriers (stock one) and one from caster block ( stock also) and the front stock shock tower.
After that, I received a new chassis, new RPM Slash front Bumper, new wheelie bar and other stuff to rebuild the truck as new as it can.
I use it that way last week and came to the conclusion that my pede need less weight in the back and less traction. Problem is, I'm having trouble loosing traction on dirt road and gravel... Front wheel can't stay down. To much power, traction and bad weight distribution.
I just teared down the Pede to bare chassis once again ( For me it's a big part of the fun ) and ordered more stuff:
Traxxas Big Bore shock with titanium shaft with 45wt for the rear
Front and Rear FLM aluminium shock Tower
Hot Racing progressive rear springs (3 rates)
Traxxas aluminium caster block, steering knuckle and rear carrier
New set of original worn Talon tires for less traction.
RPM gearbox , less weight that the GH aluminium one.
STRC hinge pins kit.
I will rebuild it next weekend and play the the suspension ajustment to find a better balance. I will try to put the battery more to the front also. I guess that the swicth in gearbox will help.
Wheelies on the street is fun and the kids like them but I will like to add a bit more handling to an already fun package...
Will put more pics next week!