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OFFICAL PEDE THREAD

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:12 AM
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Hi, i have been reading this forums for a while and i can't seem to find the answer, so hopefully, someone can help me with this.
I have a xl5, and upgraded the tranny with all metal gears (idler, metal diff) I have to setups here to upgrade it and wondering which will be best choice.

setup 1: Mtroniks viper rv 11 esc with a lrp gt3 12x2 motor

setup 2: Tekmodel ezrun 35A esc v1.01 with a 3570kv ribbed brushless sensorless setup.

Also, my gearing at the moment is 19/90 what would be best gearing for each setup?

I have a grassed garden, and weekkends go to local bmx dirt track. Ideally wheelie on comand and decent top speed 40mph+, lol, maybe asking too much. Thanks guys.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:10 PM
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Is this thread dead? man it is slow.  Anyway I picked up a rustler vxl last week for my son and he was having too much fun so I got me a xl5 stampede today and I wanted to see how they compared so I did a speed run with the pede and the stock battery and man it only goes 22mph, is that the normal speed to be expected?  Also I needed to move the wheels around original owner had them wrong and I noticed that the driver side rear wheel is tilted in and the axle points up a little.  It looks like the grey bar that mounts to the ball joint thing is too short.  Are the left and the right side different lengths?
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Old 07-24-2011, 12:45 AM
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Yeah, I believe that's about it with a stock battery and a Titan brushed motor..... Time for a brushless system and lipos?

Sounds like you bought the Pede used? The tie rods are supposed to be the same length. The previous owner probably broke the rear plastic tie rod and didn't have anything to replace it but a front (shorter) one. Or one from another car (Rustler or something with shorter width). Who knows. Good luck and have fun with your son.....
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:30 AM
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@LoonyNino -Go with the BL setup m8 faster and cooler ive ran a 11t motor on a unlimited esc and heatwise i would avoid the brushless will run faster and smoother anyway

@OddsNEnds- seems like hes adjusted the camber for that rear wheel you should be able to adjust it level again.
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:29 AM
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If you look at the photo it is the stock plastic tie rods, no adjustment. But, a good set of adjustable Lundsford tie rods would be nice.....
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:33 AM
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My son and I are still rockin our XL5 Pedes with Feigao 9T motors and Turnigy 50amp escs. Runs very fast and very cool.

I think the new Pede 4X is way over priced.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:52 AM
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Ok so it looks like just the one shock is hanging lower because the tie rods are the same length. What kind of oil can I put in my shocks? Do I have to use hobby shock oil or can I use auto gear oil or hydraulic fluid? Also wondering if there is repair manuals for these things I have a pede and a rustler now.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:59 AM
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You really want to use the correct oil for the track you are running on or the correct oil for your driving style. Or just the set up you like. But you really need to use hobby shock oil to get the correct shock oil weight for your truck.

You can get the manuals for both trucks at www.traxxas.com
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:20 AM
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No tracks here we are just bashing.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:31 AM
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Ok, in that case I would get some Trinity 40wt oil for the front and rear. Unless someone else has a better idea. If you start doing some high jumps you would want to get a thicker oil.
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Old 08-18-2011, 12:09 PM
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Bumping to the top since about to get the modded pede going again
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Old 08-18-2011, 01:58 PM
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Sleepy, good to hear your about to get her going again.

I need some help guys. I really want to get a Baja Beetle Bug body for my Pede. Does anyone know of one that will fit? Or can be modded a little to fit?

Here is one on my old E-Savage. Actually, it was the manufacture that had it before HPI bought it. Does anyone know who it was before HPI? good trivia question.

Here is a picture of it. I wish I didn't sell it. At least it was 4WD
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:28 PM
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Hotbodies E-Zilla.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:04 PM
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You are the man!! That's it.
Sometimes my memory really sucks[&o]

Hittin easy ST on mud tires... you got that right. Them ol dirt roads is what yall missin
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:36 AM
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After 4-5 years of bashing and just about replacing everything that was stock on the 'Pede, I finally broke the chassis. The part where the back clip attaches to. So for a while only the rear skid plate was holding things together. So I was looking for something that could hold a HK 5000 3S pack. I am trying to consolidate lipo packs. One kind that will fit all. Including my BL E-Revo and my newest vehicle the "Pede 4X4. So now when next year comes I can order fresh packs of one kind and not have to monkey around of finding a certain size pack for the standard 'Pede chassis. If you are wondering about the 4X4 spacing, I drilled 2 slots in the chassis for a strap and stand the pack on the hight side of the pack. 5000 packs are just a tad too wide and the wires get in the way for laying the pack down flat.

A few pixs of a Integy LCG Chassis for 2 WD 'Pedes. Only things left stock are: The push rods and body posts and finally the gear cover. The stock bearings were still in good shape after years of beating them up. So while I had the truck apart I treated them to a good greasing. Using a tool called the "The Greaser" And some high speed motor bearing grease.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:50 AM
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Rollingball,
that is very nice!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:14 PM
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So i just picked up my first stampede. it is an original 1st gen pede. i got a killer deal on it and couldn't pass it up. here's my question, how many of the new pede parts will work on this 1st gen? what parts fit, what parts don't? also, what's the good upgrades besides brushless? any info helps, thanks
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:27 PM
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First upgrades I always do to any traxxas is ti coated shock shafts. The stock ones bend if you look at them wrong
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:32 PM
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well, first upgrade i'm gonna do is an esc. this 1st gen pede has the old school mechanical speed control unit, and it works good lol.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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my stampede 4x4 can't go straight. is there a way to fix this? alignment? and the 2 of the wheel on the truck, the screw keep coming loose. what can i do to fix that.
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Old 02-05-2012, 08:52 PM
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well, first upgrade i'm gonna do is an esc. this 1st gen pede has the old school mechanical speed control unit, and it works good lol.
I would reccomend upgrading to a Brushless ESC and motor. While doing such I'd suggest also at minimum getting the steel upgrade [link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSGZ3&P=7]idler[/link] and [link=http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSHA2&P=7]diff[/link] gears.

Also try and upgrade the 5x8 bushing in the truck to 5x11x4 bearings (you will also need the current version front and rear hubs to do this)
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Old 03-14-2012, 10:41 AM
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Here's my Stampede so far. Started out with the original mechanical speed control, switched to the yellow xl-5 esc. Put VXL axle carriers with 5x11x4 teflon sealed bearings, RPM gear cover and front bumper. Had a Stinger 20 motor in it, switched it to the Titan 12 with a 19 tooth gear. T-Maxx rear shocks and stole shocks off my Redcat Volcano S30 for the front. Dyed the stock white rims with Rit black dye witch came out great, then cleaned and put on the original stock Stampede tires. The body is from my Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin, the original hard plastic one. I think it looks real good on there! Have more things planned for it soon! Hopefully the pic shows up!
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:05 PM
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here is my wide & long stampede with a 10 turn modified, used jato RPM A Arms and revo push rods for steering links .
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:11 PM
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Been searching on here trying to find a way to convert a nitro stampede into a rustler or something else ALOT closer to the ground,
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:01 PM
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Good looking trucks guys.
Jungle rush,
Maybe you could find out if the arms and shock towers from the rustler wil fit.

Here is my pede. 4X4
I added 1" wheel extensions. It is very hard to get it to roll now.
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