I have decided to do a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) themed build for my Stampede 4x4, thus it will be deemed the WWPede. I know several Wounded Warriors personally and thought it would be a nice gesture to dedicate this build to all of them.
The WWPede will be built with the following in mind:
- The Wounded Warrior Project does a lot for wounded veterans and their families around the world, and therefore the truck, and even the build itself must honor the WWP and those wounded veterans appropriately.
- The truck will unquestionably be a jumper/heavy basher and driven by numerous people from work and my community. It must be bomb proof.
- All upgrades will be thoroughly researched and top quality parts will be used whenever possible.
Here is my general build plan:
- Research upgrades and order parts
- Teardown and clean the truck, dye chassis
- Reassemble the WWPede as parts come in
- Design and paint body, black & white based WWP theme
- Photo/video shoot
The list of upgrades:
Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro 1/10 Sensored/Sensorless ESC (CSE010-0066-00)
Castle Creations 1410-1Y 4-Pole Brushless Motor w/5mm Shaft (3800kV) (CSE060-0036-00)
Castle Creations 36mm "CC Blower" Fan Shroud (CSE011-0014-00)
King Headz Traxxas Slash 4x4 Aluminum Motor Mount (KHZ-TRX-6860T)
Novak 5mm 32-Pitch Steel Pinion Gear 3-Pack (15,16,17) (NOV5161)
Tekno RC 17mm M6 Driveshaft Hub Adapter Set (TKR1654-17)
Tekno RC M6 Driveshafts & Hub Carrier Set (Rear, 6mm) (TKR6852X)
Tekno RC M6 Driveshafts & Steering Block Set (Front, 6mm) (TKR6851X)
Tekno RC M6 ProLine ProTrac Driveshaft Set (TKR6850PL)
Tekno RC Big Bone Center Driveshaft & Outdrive Kit (TKR6755)
Pro-Line ProTrac Suspension Kit (PRO6083-00)
Pro-Line 30 Series Trencher 2.8" Tire (PRO1170-00)
Pro-Line Extended Body Mount Thumbwasher Kit (PRO6070-02)
GTR High Volume Shocks (TRA7461X & TRA7462X)
Losi Front Shock Spring Tuning Set (LOSB2959)
Losi Rear Shock Spring Tuning Set (LOSB2963)
RPM "Revolver" Monster Truck Wheels (17mm Hex) (StableMaxx) (RPM82302)
RPM Wide Front Bumper (Black) (RPM81042)
RPM Front Shock Tower (RPM70392)
RPM Shock Tower (RPM70362)
Traxxas Aluminum Bulkhead Front & Rear Tie Bar Set (Red) (TRA6823R)
Traxxas Gear Cover (Clear) (TRA6877A)
Traxxas Slipper Clutch Rebuild Kit (TRA5352R)
Traxxas Aluminum Caster Block Set (2) (Red) (TRA6832R)
Traxxas Aluminum Slipper Shaft Bearing Adapter w/Bearing (TRA6893X)
Traxxas Revo Slipper pressure plate and hub (alloy) (TRA5351)
Outerwears Performance Truck Shroud (OUT20-2656-01)
JConcepts Illuzion "Ford Raptor SVT" Body (JCI0085)
All of the parts have been ordered, and I am just waiting on shipping at this point. As I update the build log with each modification, I will provide details and an explanation of what made me decide on a particular part or mod. Please feel free to offer your feedback throughout the build. My goal is to build a solid platform that we can enjoy for years to come, and I need your help to do it!
Before we begin, let me say that the Traxxas community has been great! I am mechanically inclined and enjoy these kinds of projects, but I am very new to the RC world. Your informative posts and insights have given me the confidence I need to undertake the WWPede.
Now lets have some fun!