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Buy Another Stampede or Hoss Instead?

Old 01-18-2023, 08:05 AM
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I have an 8 year old heavily upgraded Stampede 4x4 XL5 which has been converted to brushless. The electronics are old and something seems to break on it every other time I go out (last time the set screw on my pinion gear stripped). I am now typically running 2S but sometimes 3S. Half the time, it seems I have to re-pare the remote to the controller (older TQ controller). I am considering the following options:

1) Upgrade my current stampede further, possibly with newer electronics and drivetrain
2) Purchase a new Stampede VXL 4x4 and transfer my upgraded parts over (would already include new TQI / TSM system)
3) Purchase a Hoss which uses a lot of the same parts. I compared the parts diagrams and all of my upgrades will transfer to the Hoss. I understand the Hoss has a stronger drivetrain.
4) Purchase a Slash Ultimate or other model instead that also shares many of the same parts.

Thank you

Old 01-18-2023, 05:06 PM
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well i don't like traxxas so my answer is buy an Arrma
but sense you already have a hopped up stampede 4x4, what i would do is take the truck apart. give it a thorough cleaning and inspection. replace what's worn out with a hop up. throw in a new radio and a cheap brushless motor and new esc and let it eat. you'll have something better than a new truck for less money than a new truck.
Old 01-18-2023, 06:42 PM
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Thanks for the advice!
Old 09-20-2023, 02:23 AM
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From personal experience, I'd suggest going with the third option and picking the Hoss. My Hoss has taken quite a beating, and its strengthened drivetrain really holds up well. Plus, it's fun having something new to tinker with.
I found that the best deals for RCs and parts for them usually come from RC Hobby Explosion. I always use this site to get the best discounts and coupons for that store. RC is an investment, but a good deal can leave a few bucks for those unexpected upgrades.
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I don't know what you have on it as far as upgrades, but I tend to stay away from aluminum in places that need to be able to flex like the arms or body posts.
Old 10-29-2023, 10:58 AM
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Aluminum upgrades are not always better however they do look good. Get a Traxxas Summit
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