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    well, I guess I have a LCG Stampede now

    As most of you may know, I have been waiting since mid October for my LCG chassis for my Rally build. First the LHS order was taking forever, so I called TRAXXAS a month ago and was told...."oh, we have some here, want to order it from me?" YES, I would! So I ordered from Traxxas and that day, it went on back order! LOL!

    unfortunately, with the information I got from the parts guy at Traxxas, I cancelled the order at the LHS...... needless to say, its been a long 3.5 months.

    I got tired of waiting so I sold the Body and Wheels - SHIPPED THEM MONDAY!

    TUESDAY.........




    SO, since I have everything else for the chassis, I decided to do this......




    I'll be lowering the body a little bit more but hey, now I have a LCG, long wheel base Stampede. I guess its cool - we'll see this weekend

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    Looks like the body still fits lengthwise. What's your ground clearance with this chassis?

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    clearance is the same under the diffs - just doesnt have the 1" higher center chassis clearance

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    Looks cool!

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    Looks good man tell us what you think after a good bashing....peace
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    Your gonna love it.
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    Really like that. Keep us posted, please. Great idea.
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    Now u just need to buy an aftermarket body that will fit on the pede. Alot of em are a little longer and wider than a stock pede body, so u can lower it to be level with the sides of yer chassis, cause the lower it looks, the cooler it is, heh.

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    Many bodies for the emaxx/revo/savage mt's will fit. Some of those 1/8 bodies are too long.

    I know for sure that the hpi jeep rubicon is a perfect fit, as well as any body for the 2.5 emaxx and revos... I like to take my truck to the hobby shop and match up the width and wheelbase to the chassis to be sure.
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    I'm really liking this more and more. Can we get a pic from the side please. I think it would look even better with the low body mount. Which are already on my P4de. Once again great idea.
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    I'll see what I can do in the pictures realm this evening....Not sure if I'm going to use a different body - I kinda like the way it looks now. Maybe an over tray to cover the gap.......maybe. I think if it was lower, it would be a car - LOL

    I have all weekend to play around with things - more to follow!

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    Redsawacs, did you just take the front and rear suspension from a stock pede and mount them right up to the new chassis? Is it compatible like that? From what I see in pictures I don't think so.
    Last edited by Joeracer55; 02-10-2013 at 12:24 AM.

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    Traxxas has a kit now #7421 to make a lcg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeracer55 View Post
    Redsawacs, did you just take the front and rear suspension from a stock pede and mount them right up to the new chassis? Is it compatible like that? From what I see in pictures I don't think so.
    along with the chassis, you need to buy the bulkheads. Everything bolts up with the bulkheads, chassis and chassis parts

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    Alright, after a month of fighting with myself, I decided to take the LCG chassis off and convert my slash to a LCG slash 4x4. This of course left me with only one way to go on the stampede.....STOCK!

    As some of you may already know, I just cant live with myself if anything is stock so......

    ALL I DID to this little guy is this...Trenchers on new stock wheels


    Axial Exo terra shocks front and back - 10wt oil and stock springs


    Sure I lowered the body a little bit and broke in the tie rod ends so they are loose. Asside from that...NOTHING!

    Let me tell you - I dont have another vehicle that will suck up terrain and large jumps like that truck! WOW! Yes, I have to do a little tuning on the shocks to reduce wheel lift in turns but it sits low and has tons of travel! Between the shocks and cushy tires, I am not scared to get 10ft of air over 25-30 ft distances!!!

    Between all 13 of my RCs, this is NOW my favorite! Stock VXL system and the castle was just a little bit tooo much for me in THIS car, but I get TONS of power and SUPER HAPPY! 2s Lipo or stock, doesnt matter to me! I spent the most time yesterday bashing in the front yard than I have in over a year with any of my other vehicles...Glad I stuck with it.

    Here is the funny part - 3 years ago, I looked at the stampede and LAUGHED! Said, "That thing looks silly, topheavy and dumb! I will never own one......EVER!" sigh.....never say never, i guess!

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    Today I took the rear diff out and shimmed the case with a piece of electrical tape.....gear noise is GONE! WOW, really?! That was TOOOO easy!

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    That LCG setup is itching for a Rustler body.. I might have to do that with mine
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