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    My New Pede

    It's been about three weeks since I purchased my Stampede Vxl 4x4, and I'm loving every minute. Wow, This pede is a blast to drive.

    I will be upgrading A arms and other parts as time goes on. So far I've purchased the proline 1972 Chevy body, which still needs to be painted. I also decided to get an extra battery, the traxxas 25c 7.4v 2 cell, 5800 mAh lipo. After that I figured I better get a charger, I looked around and went with the Traxxas 6 amp EZ Peak Plus, which works awesome.

    I will add pics when I know how.

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    Welcome to the forums and Congrats on your purchase!!

    good choice on chargers - I find nothing wrong with Traxxas chargers - and the price point is fair too.

    Upgrade parts as your break them seems to work for me. One upgrade you will want to invest in fast is the bearing adapter for the slipper clutch input shaft...the stock is plastic and the upgrade is aluminum. The plastic ones melt when the bearing gets dirty and seizes up...

    May want to fashion a way to keep dirt out of that area too, now that I think about it.

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    The Mail Man just brought me my new trenchers!

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    That's far to clean! Go get it dirty now! :-)

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    Welcome to the stampede family dude.the aluminum bearing adaptor is a must the part number is 6893x and upgrade as you go man....peace
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    These Proline Trenchers are a MUST HAVE! Wow, what a difference.
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    Check out the videos on lowering the body. it looks so much better when the body fits over the chassis instead of above it. especially with the trenchers. i used the battery post on "shock tower mounts". i'm not sure why traxxas wanted the body up so high with the stampede and p4de.

    anyways, love this truck. i can't say enough good things about it.
    Rustler + Lipo + Dirt = FUN!

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    Dude, +1 alum bearing adaptor
    JConcepts lowering body mounts or just cut your stock one. JConcepts are metal
    RPM front bumper is a must

    I have done some stupid stuff with mine, like intentionally ran it up a tree to get it to flip, and no problems at all.

    Welcome and have fun!
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    I have to agree with whats said already.....3 weeks and its still THAT clean! Come on! I mean, I have heard of keeping your stuff in clean and working condition but this is just tooo CLEAN!!!

    I think you need to go out and shovel the yard and get down to some REAL DIRT!!!!

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    FYI, packed snow makes for a good ramp. Just sayin.....
    My second run on my Pede was off a 3' snow ramp. Hadn't smiled like that in a long time.
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    So I ordered some new parts for my Pede. Come on! Mail Man! I decided to get the aluminum bearing adapter, and The JConcepts lower body mount kit. I also purchased some paint and supplies so I can start on my 72 chevy body.

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    I also picked up one of these, not sure if I want to paint or keep clear.

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    I did find some dirt too! Is this better Redsawacs and o0wiz0o?

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    Welcome to the forum. You'll find a great bunch here. ++ on the bearing adapter. Trenchers are definitely the way to go. I noticed a huge change in the amount of traction. T-bone front bumper is a must. Saved me many the expense. Enjoy it, the P4de is an awesome RC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJonnypede View Post
    So I ordered some new parts for my Pede. Come on! Mail Man! I decided to get the aluminum bearing adapter, and The JConcepts lower body mount kit. I also purchased some paint and supplies so I can start on my 72 chevy body.

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    I also picked up one of these, not sure if I want to paint or keep clear.
    How does the motor and ESC get any cool air and exhaust hot air with this? Better keep an eye on your temps. This is a hot beast to start with.

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    Nice mods you got there man!

    You got her dirty right away... Your not kidding at all! Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROB311952 View Post
    How does the motor and ESC get any cool air and exhaust hot air with this? Better keep an eye on your temps. This is a hot beast to start with.
    Yeah, I plan on watching my temps. Plus I'm in winter mode right now and just want to keep the snow/slush out of this area. I figured I'll be getting some fans for the motor and esc for bashing in warmer temps. I also plan on cutting some slots into it to help with intake and exhaust.

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    Wifey just came home with these Looks like I own her a nice dinner out
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    Traxxas big bore shocks

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    What oil do they come with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o0wiz0o View Post
    What oil do they come with?
    It just says silicone shock oil on the bottle, hope that answers your ?'s

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    Wondered what the weight was. 30wt? I got mine second hand. Currently using 40wt which is great for general off roading but could do with being a little heavier for jumps. :-)

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    I think they do come with 30 wt oil and i found that way to soft so changed it out for 50 wt, also been trying stiffer springs to find something i like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoJonnypede View Post
    I did find some dirt too! Is this better Redsawacs and o0wiz0o?

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    Wow thats dirty, my pede never gets that dirty i just know something will break and i so would hate to clean that mess.... how long did it take and how the heck did you go about cleaning it?

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    Yeah I was a little worried after that bashing. It looked a lot worst then it actually was. I just threw it into my slop sink and rinsed her off. Then used my air compressor to dry it off. I did spend about a six pack and the rest of the night going through everything and making sure dirt wasn't where it shouldn't be.

    I was going to switch out the 30 wt for 50 wt also.
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    It is a little frustrating that the stock shocks come with unsuitable springs and shock fluid. I have to have two spacers in every shock to get it to sit how I like and that is not sat high.

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    Washing it in the sink, arent you worried about stuff rusting? I think i might be in the wrong hobby since i always tend to think about how much clean up will be required before i run my truck somewhere. Since X-mas i have run my truck like 5 times and those where almost prefect days (prefect meaning totally dry and only in grass fields.

    Anyway the 50 wt oil will help and i have used the +205 rate springs on the front also seems o work good for me so far.

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    Haha. Mine gets put in the shower after every run. Been showering and keeping it fresh for 8 mths now.

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    Any rust issue wiz, if not how do you dry it off after the shower?

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    I wash mine in the shower, lots of wd40 after it's dry(Heat lamp). Followed by my secret weapon. Gunk liquid wrench. No rust.
    Did someone say......MUD!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovethumper View Post
    I wash mine in the shower, lots of wd40 after it's dry(Heat lamp). Followed by my secret weapon. Gunk liquid wrench. No rust.
    Nice, Pretty much what I did, Thanks for your secret!

    As for rust, wolfrage; mud is fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by groovethumper View Post
    I wash mine in the shower, lots of wd40 after it's dry(Heat lamp). Followed by my secret weapon. Gunk liquid wrench. No rust.
    I think if I did that, my wife would not be buying me new shocks to say the least!
    I think all Traxxas shocks come with 30 wt oil as the default. I run 50 for off road and jumping. Mine seldom sees any pavement even though it runs daily.

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    I found with big bores that stock springs and 50wt oil is a happy medium with handling and jumps too ....peace
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    The mail man finally brought me some more parts. I installed the aluminum bearing adapter and The JConcepts lower body mount kit last night. I also picked up the Traxxas light kit from my local hobby store. Man, I just love the look of them on the front bumper. I'm very pleased with the amount of light they give off.

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    The mail man also brought my paint supplies. I never painted a RC body before so I decided to paint the JConcepts overlay tray first to get a little practice before I jump into my 72' chevy body. I wanted to know how hard it would be to put a design on the top off it so I went with a sweet skull design from one of my favorite bands. I first taped the whole thing in 3mm tape, then I transferred the design onto the cover. After a couple of hours of cutting out the design into tape with a exacto knife, wow what a pain. I also decided to add P4DE. I think it turned out pretty good.

    I painted the design pactra metallic black RC280.

    I then pulled the rest of the tape off and painted the cover tamiya color fluorescent green PS-28, followed by pactra sprint white RC251 for the backer.


    Not too bad for a first timer



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    Groovy. Take off the body mounts and run it like that. People won't know what to think... scenes of mothers grabbing their children, general chaos, civil unrest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Groovy. Take off the body mounts and run it like that. People won't know what to think... scenes of mothers grabbing their children, general chaos, civil unrest.
    Thanks doubletapdaddy, that would be awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Groovy. Take off the body mounts and run it like that. People won't know what to think... scenes of mothers grabbing their children, general chaos, civil unrest.
    Hahahhaa. LOL!

    You forgot to include "Zombie Apocalypse!"

    GoJonnypede,
    Love the skull theme you made there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stampede_fanatic View Post
    GoJonnypede,
    Love the skull theme you made there!
    Thanks

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    That's cool nice job cutting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eschmitt4 View Post
    That's cool nice job cutting!
    Thanks, it took awhile, but it was fun

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    I started to realize that I need to get a better, I mean wider front bumper to protect my investment/toy. I looked around and read a lot of forums, and I liked the look of the T-Bone Front Bumper and Steering Servo Guard.


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