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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.
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Thanks for the advice!

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