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Old 01-08-2007, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by LOWGEARED
Thats understandable!!! I might try any way to make my own .. I just want the extra holes for shock adjustability ...I want my pede to sit about a 1/2 inch lower than it does now... Without doing the wide pede conversion. Did you use a router to cut that ?
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Old 01-09-2007, 04:55 PM
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Ran my stampede for the first time today on my local track, ran through about 7 packs with mamba 5700. Things I noticed is that i flips really easily and sometimes hard to keep it going straight. The front shocks seems too stiff, do you guys usually switch it to softer springs? If so what kind do you guys use.
Also the motor comes loose pretty easily, which makes it easy to chew up the spur gear, do they sell metal motor mounts?
Also my rear shocks are pretty leaky (got the pede used), so thinking about getting new shocks, what do you guys recommend?
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:35 PM
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ok stiffness doesnt rely just on springs. is it bouncy or just stiff and slow? back ones need new seals probly, thats probly it. just get the stock pede shocks if you get new ones. they are nice. as for metal motor mounts, i dont think they do. the gear box and motor mount is all one peice on pedes. the one on it might just have been over tightened and have little slots were the first screws were. check for that. you might just need to get a new box and stuff.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:03 PM
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Its sounds kind of janky but if the screw on the motor mount is backing out on its own !!! Go to the hardware store and get a few small star washers or thin lock washers for them that will fix it if they back out easy.
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:34 PM
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The front shocks just seem kind of stiff, also I want to lower the ride height. So if I stick to stock front shocks, the only easiest thing to do would be to change the springs right?
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:40 PM
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your shock oil is too hard. get some trinity 30 weight silicoen fluid or something. i run 30 in all my cars and trucks. love the way it rides. it doesnt matter what your doing with the truck. 30-45 weight fluid will be great. does it have spacers in the shocks? if so take them out, and that will soften them and lower it a little too. also, mount the shock as close to the wheels as possible.
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:00 PM
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I think I'm already using losi 30wt oil with no spacers. I'll try mounting them closer to the wheels
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Old 01-09-2007, 07:13 PM
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did you oil the mor did they come oiled? and check for bends and scratches i nthe rod. might be a big problem
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:11 PM
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I oiled them. And I just found 1 suspension arm rod is bent
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:23 PM
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well there you go. you said your back are leaking too? might as well go on and get whole new suspension set. and like i said before, 30 weight oil is great for everything, so just use it.
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:36 PM
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is there anything else I should upgrade or get as spares?
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Old 01-09-2007, 08:54 PM
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also does traxxas have suspension pin using e clips for the rear? I see for the front part# is 2640, what about the rear?
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:55 PM
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e clip suspension pins? mine didnt have eclips. i didnt think the 3.3 did either. the way mine is is a lot easier than eclips. make sure you have extra body clips. i tend too loose them. and when you get them, take a zip-tie, and make a small loop with it through the clips. it makes it a lot easier to take them in and out. get a spur gear maybe. ive stripped one before. you will eb suprised at how durable the truck is. you really dont need any spares other than what comes with it.
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:03 PM
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sorry man i was looking at another thread on someone buying a revo 3.3 and thought that was the oen i was posting on and forgot that you have a pede. a-arms are a good buy. expecially if you plan on bashing and racing at the track. maybe an extra spur. brushless will rip them up in off-road trucks if your not careful. if you want better performance and handleing o nthe track, get a stronger steering servo. nothing insane like what they run in revos and MTs and stuff, but somethign with a little more torque than what comes in them.
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:23 PM
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New chassis is finished: http://www.rcpics.net/member/Vato Check it out!
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