Hey guys, thought I would post about my new Stampede. This is my first hobby grade RC, so I'm learning a ton. I am going to list the parts that I am upgrading and why. I got the new Stampede that comes with the 4000 Mah LiPo and slow charger.
Here is what I have already done:
Home Modification: Servo cover and guard, to keep out debris. I made it out of a 2 liter bottle. All I did was measure the piece that the two bolts go into, cut that out and then attached the oversized piece of plastic by making two small holes in the right place to screw the bolts through. then I traced the outline of where I wanted the cover, and cut it accordingly. I should have made it longer, on the next one I will make it longer and figure out a way to tuck it behind the skid plate brace things.
This picture is from a downward angle, makes it look longer then it is. You can see it is starting to tear a little near the screws and the front part is bending back...so I could see why someone would buy the real plate upgrade. This will work fine for me for now.
Traxxas 1952X Rear Stub Axle Carrier Blur Aluminum This was the first part I broke when I got my truck. It was stock until these were replaced. I was in a parking garage, on concrete and slid into a wall breaking the piece at the arm.
It's got some dirt on there from my run today.
aluminum motor plate: to keep the temp. down.
This is what I will be doing when the stuff comes in the mail this week : (closest LHS is 45-hour. I go as much as possible but it can't always happen)
Blue Aluminum Motor Mount (for temp.)
Sway Bar Kit (w/ kit to use with shock guards): For improved handling, turning.
ProLine Bulldog Body w/ Green Paint: For general bad-grassery.
RPM Wide Bumper Blue (maybe I'll paint it green): Protection is a must
Tekno RC M6 Driveshafts & Steering Block Set: Wanted to preemptively replace the equivalent part to the axle carriers in the back, and I also have read that the caster blocks almost don't break at all so I replaced this. It was easier at the time to just get the kit with the driveshafts too, because that was before I broke the rear drive shaft today and did some research, or else I would have go the MIP CVD's to match what I will have in the rear.
Traxxas Clear Gear Cover: because awesomesauce
Outwears Truck Shroud: Purple. To protect from debris in general. Breathable skin, attaches with velcro
Rear X-DUTY CVD Kitw/ Keyed Axles: Broke this and ordered it today. I was bashing in a gravel parking lot, ramping over parking curbs that have gravel built up around them. I broke the piece that comes out of the back section, at the base. I know I could replace only that part for three or four bucks, but it is said that these MIP's never break so I'll just go with that. If the front Tekno's break in the future, I'll get the MIP's.
Traxxas Front and Rear Body Mounts TRA1914x: This adds some adjustments to the body posts and heights. It is much cheaper then the real adjustment kit. I read that you just dont use the mount arms but just the top part where the clips go in. I will post pics soon to see how it goes.
Body Clip Leash Black: I lost one today while rolling. I swear it was on fully....I swear!
RC Car Aluminum Heat Sink Purple: This was only like 4 bucks on ebay....I didnt think I was going to buy the shroud so I did not want to get a heat sink with a fan (heard they short out in water). Now that I have the shroud I will probably replace this piece with a sink with a fan.
I have some cool decals that aren't very common also for the new body....I'll post when I get it all together.