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hunter306's Brushless Pede' - Build Chronicles (FINISHED!)

Old 07-16-2007, 07:23 PM
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Default hunter306's Brushless Pede' - Build Chronicles (FINISHED!)

EDIT: PLEASE SEE PAGE 2 FOR THE FINAL PRODUCT -- AND A FULL PARTS LISTING

After seeing many VERY cool Traxxas Stampede's on here, I've finally decided to do my "Ultimate" build of the Stampede.
(I use the term Ultimate Lightly -- As Sleepy has built a SICK pede that this one won't even touch) -- But nevertheless, this is the build chronicles for it. It's been a long while since I've done one of these, so it might be interesting!

I've got the chassis tentatively assembled in the images below. This is my idea of the "WidePede" conversion that you always hear about. As I get more of my parts, I'll add the pictures and build up to show the progress.

So far, I've replaced the front arms with stock rear stampede arms and have used some shafts I had leftover from a parts lot from my TXT-1 to make the turnbuckles. These things have some major beef to them! I've fitted them with standard Traxxas #1942 (Rod Ends) and screwed them in place of the standard upper links. Much nicer looking, and more durable!

The carriers, Front and Rear, are just temporary. I have ordered the RPM Large Bearing carriers to replace them all around --- along with the rubber sealed 5x11 ball bearing set.

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Old 07-16-2007, 07:34 PM
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Yeah man, nice! Keep this one!

I'm sure you've seen FLMs pede upgrades, but heres are different people that makes hop-ups for the pede;
http://teamstrc.com/ebproduct.asp?catmainid=1
Old 07-16-2007, 08:08 PM
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Sweet, make me want to buy a Traxxas..

Maybe...
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Things lookin pretty solid.... nice man.
Old 07-16-2007, 08:25 PM
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Things lookin pretty solid.... nice man. BTW what camera did you use to take those pics?

Old Skool - Olympus C4000 Zoom
Old 07-16-2007, 08:26 PM
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Yeah man, nice! Keep this one!

I'm sure you've seen FLMs pede upgrades, but heres are different people that makes hop-ups for the pede;
http://teamstrc.com/ebproduct.asp?catmainid=1
The FLM Chassis looks AWESOME, but I think I'm gonna run with the stock chassis for the first part of this... I will need a bigger bumper though.
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Yeah man, nice! Keep this one!

I'm sure you've seen FLMs pede upgrades, but heres are different people that makes hop-ups for the pede;
http://teamstrc.com/ebproduct.asp?catmainid=1
Yeah those aluminum parts are made by st racing, Ive heard that they make some pretty solid parts.
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Things lookin pretty solid.... nice man. BTW what camera did you use to take those pics?

Old Skool - Olympus C4000 Zoom
I thought you bought a new camera??
Old 07-16-2007, 09:24 PM
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Things lookin pretty solid.... nice man. BTW what camera did you use to take those pics?

Old Skool - Olympus C4000 Zoom
I thought you bought a new camera??
Neigh!! I'm waiting for the new Canon DSLR before I spend my money... Then I'll really have some great RC Shots!

Can't wait to see what a real pro-setup can do for me in the lightbox pics.
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Lookin real clean. I just got finished with my truck. its got a revo-style suspension.
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Lookin real clean. I just got finished with my truck. its got a revo-style suspension.
And sleepys style pede .
Old 07-17-2007, 08:32 AM
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Lookin real clean. I just got finished with my truck. its got a revo-style suspension.
And sleepys style pede .
Ya his was pretty sweet. Hes never on anymore?
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So do the stock rear uprights holds bearings? Look like they don't? Weird...
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So do the stock rear uprights holds bearings? Look like they don't? Weird...
Nope, the stock rear carriers are bushings too... even on the xl-5.

Hopefully more parts should be coming in tomorrow afternoon (though I expect my ball bearings may be a few days...)
Old 07-17-2007, 12:14 PM
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What kind of design is that!? [:@]

I mean, I can understand if they don't want to include bearings (like Tamiya) but at least have the upright / front knuckle w/ big bushings where you can pop them out and put in some bearings... [&:] (instead of buying new uprights / carriers / whatever)
Old 07-17-2007, 12:32 PM
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What kind of design is that!? [:@]

I mean, I can understand if they don't want to include bearings (like Tamiya) but at least have the upright / front knuckle w/ big bushings where you can pop them out and put in some bearings... [&:] (instead of buying new uprights / carriers / whatever)
The new Vilineon Brushless Pede's are pre-equipped with bearings/carriers... FINALLY.

I completely agree, but the total cost of RPM's Front and Rear carriers was only like 16.00 shipped... (plus the cost of ball bearings).

Might have to look at some nicer pivot blocks too for the front.. since I'm only running the stockers right now.
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Default RE: hunter306's Brushless Pede' - Build Chronicles

Nice pics man!



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What kind of design is that!? [:@]

I mean, I can understand if they don't want to include bearings (like Tamiya) but at least have the upright / front knuckle w/ big bushings where you can pop them out and put in some bearings... [&:] (instead of buying new uprights / carriers / whatever)

They accept 5x8mm bearings.
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5x8mm.. man, need something bigger to be tough!
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Yeah I know, although for right now I am running them in my Rustler and they seem to be doing fine. I'm going to upgrade to RPM later.
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Well, Update on my Parts Availability:

--RPM Front Tower
--RPM Front Carriers
--RPM Rear Carriers
--Replacement Diff Gears
--Replacement Diff Case
--14mm Clamping Hexes


Are all in.... So This thing should start coming together this weekend. I'm going to cannibalize the TLT-1 Axles I have built up, for the Rubber sealed bearings, so this truck should be on it's way to complete!

Oh. And it's getting a Novak 5.5r System for the motor.
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Taking bearings from poor little TLT! [:@]
Old 07-20-2007, 09:44 AM
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Taking bearings from poor little TLT! [:@]
It's technically not a TLT, cause it's only two completed Axles... (I'm getting new bearings to replace them... the TLT-1 Axles will just have to wait!)
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Hunter, What brushless system are you thinking of putting in your pede? What front arms are you going to use for your WidePede conversion?
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I think Jim just said he is getting a Novak 5.5R....
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I think Jim just said he is getting a Novak 5.5R....
Oh ok sorry must've missed that part when reading

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