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Old 03-12-2018, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by seedygreenute View Post
Personally I would wait till new wheels/tires were needed before thinking about 17mm hex .
Looking good anyway !
Bet you have an itchy trigger finger !
Working on slowing down!

I have another Stampede which is very needy. So... When I upgrade parts on "Crash" then the parts which are better on it go to my #2 Stampede "Bash". So... If I upgrade to 17mm then the Desperado wheels and Trenchers will end up on "Bash".
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:22 AM
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Okay dokey... More goodies in the house and installed...

Tekno "big bone" centre driveshaft, the King Headz motor mount, blue RPM bumper, Traxxas aluminum turnbuckles.
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The Tekno piece is pretty nice.
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To be fair the stock motor mount is a decent piece. However, the King Headz piece is an obvious upgrade; just not the "must do" that the aluminum bearing carrier is.
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May as well sort out this minor issue as well since I will opening up the truck a bit.
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Nice!
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I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. These may well be upgrades I did not really need to do (unlike the MIPs axles, aluminum bearing carrier etc). However, until I run out of upgrades to do "Crash" will continue to get whatever it takes to make it the best 1/10 truck it can be.
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Gah! I forgot to put the blue RPM bumper on instead. Also, I have the Proline body screw "thingies" which I will put on another day. I still have the old body mounts so I may try my hand drilling into them to get some practice in. I am getting a bit sick of body pins. On my Rustler the front body posts are aluminum and really easy to work with and it is only the rear one which is plastic. However, on my Stampedes I would far rather have the Proline solution.
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Rusty the Rustler also got some love. My LHS sells used stuff on consignment so I was able to get another charger and a pretty much mint set of badlands on desperados. I figured why not? The charger, wheels/tires, and the parts I picked up all cost me less than a new set of Proline Badlands. Worked out pretty good.
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Even the Rustler got some wrenching done to it.
RPM shock cups to replace and upgrade the stock Traxxas ones on the Ultrashocks.
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Put the longer battery retainers just in case I decide to put some taller LiPos in at some point.
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Always something to do or upgrade...
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With the little upgrades in place and with the Badlands installed in lieu of the DirtHawgs.
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Is this a spoiled RC or what? I still have the DirtHawgs I got for it, plus the Badlands set I picked up. And... The Trenchers which the previous owner had put on it.
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I also picked up a charger and oddly enough I thought it looked very similar to my Traxxas charger I already had...
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Wow... Menus the same, settings the same. Case essentially the same. Yup... I wonder how many of these were made for different companies and the only thing different was the welcome script, the colour, and the branding on them? If I were to open up both chargers I'll bet they are virtually identical.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:24 AM
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Okay dokey... More goodies in the house and installed...

Tekno "big bone" centre driveshaft, the King Headz motor mount, blue RPM bumper, Traxxas aluminum turnbuckles.
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The Tekno piece is pretty nice.
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To be fair the stock motor mount is a decent piece. However, the King Headz piece is an obvious upgrade; just not the "must do" that the aluminum bearing carrier is.
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May as well sort out this minor issue as well since I will opening up the truck a bit.
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Nice!
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I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. These may well be upgrades I did not really need to do (unlike the MIPs axles, aluminum bearing carrier etc). However, until I run out of upgrades to do "Crash" will continue to get whatever it takes to make it the best 1/10 truck it can be.
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Gah! I forgot to put the blue RPM bumper on instead. Also, I have the Proline body screw "thingies" which I will put on another day. I still have the old body mounts so I may try my hand drilling into them to get some practice in. I am getting a bit sick of body pins. On my Rustler the front body posts are aluminum and really easy to work with and it is only the rear one which is plastic. However, on my Stampedes I would far rather have the Proline solution.
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Rusty the Rustler also got some love. My LHS sells used stuff on consignment so I was able to get another charger and a pretty much mint set of badlands on desperados. I figured why not? The charger, wheels/tires, and the parts I picked up all cost me less than a new set of Proline Badlands. Worked out pretty good.
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Even the Rustler got some wrenching done to it.
RPM shock cups to replace and upgrade the stock Traxxas ones on the Ultrashocks.
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Put the longer battery retainers just in case I decide to put some taller LiPos in at some point.
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Always something to do or upgrade...
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With the little upgrades in place and with the Badlands installed in lieu of the DirtHawgs.
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Is this a spoiled RC or what? I still have the DirtHawgs I got for it, plus the Badlands set I picked up. And... The Trenchers which the previous owner had put on it.
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I also picked up a charger and oddly enough I thought it looked very similar to my Traxxas charger I already had...
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Wow... Menus the same, settings the same. Case essentially the same. Yup... I wonder how many of these were made for different companies and the only thing different was the welcome script, the colour, and the branding on them? If I were to open up both chargers I'll bet they are virtually identical.
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:08 PM
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My goodness...

I decided to put "Bash" my secondary Stampede back together today. This included some upgrades like RPM A Arms front and back, RPM front bumper, aluminum bearing upgrade, some new screws, new body mounts, replace bent right front bent camber turnbuckle, new suspension guards etc. I had also put my GTR shocks into my Rustler, so the old Rustler shocks were checked out, new fluids, new shock cups and into the Stampede they went.

Wow... One thing about going through a used RC is you end up getting some surprises. The old plastic bearing carrier had started to break down and the old bearing was rusty and starting to seize. Thank goodness I decided to start to go through the truck thoroughly to replace stuff.
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Now there are 2 Stampedes in operational condition.
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The Stampede on the right is either going to get sold or I will end up putting metal driveshafts eventually.
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Not bad...
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RPM ESC Cage is a very nice piece. This ESC used to be in "Crash" which had the screw holes shear off in a big collision. The ESC cage allows me to use the ESC again.
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I am hopeful for some warmer weather soon so that my family and I can take the RCs out.
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