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Old 03-23-2019, 12:05 PM
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I am trying to replace my brushed motor in my Trraxxas stampede with a brushless motor. The only problem I'm having is when I press the trigger the motor doesn't go forward or backwards. The steering works perfectly ​fine. I have noticed one thing on the ESC there is a red blinking light. I have never had a problem like this on any of my other trucks.

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I'm wanting to add some competition shocks and drive shafts to my 2WD traxxas VXL stampede. is it a good idea or a bad idea to do this.
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There’s no simple right or wrong answer. I was fine with the stock stuff, cheap to replace. I used to jump to the newest upgrade. But over time, money and a number of vehicles. I slowed. Part has to be a real issue before I upgrade.

It’s really easy to get caught up in upgrades. And suddenly turn a $300 truck into a $600+ money pit.
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Originally Posted by ostephenson1998 View Post
I'm wanting to add some competition shocks and drive shafts to my 2WD traxxas VXL stampede. is it a good idea or a bad idea to do this.
I had great luck with the proline spec shocks and the traxxas CVD axles , but I have started moving away from traxxas since I want to race etc , so think abiout putting money into the traxxas stuff when you can get a race kit etc . just my .02
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Not a bad idea centering those are the two weakest parts in the trunk. If I remember correctly the Slash the stampede and the 4x4 slash all use the same rear axles. Look up the tekno axle kit for the slash. I'm not Shure there the same length. But the see if you can find some kited out shocks for the 22sct or the scte ten. They should be able to take the abuse.

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Look on eBay for shocks for a TLR 22sct. If you can find a full set, buy them! They are the smoothest shocks I've ever had.

I've had the Traxxas Steel cvds on my truck for the last five years, and the only thing I've had to replace are the little rubber boots. No problems at all with the shafts themselves

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are you competitive now with pede?. Ive always bashed with a pede..racing with others brands
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are you competitive now with pede?. Ive always bashed with a pede..racing with others brands
I doubt itís being used for competition. Most likely just looking into upgrading.
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That's what we need! A spec Stampede race class for the fun of it!
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This happened to me when I put brushless in my slash using a stock remote. My solution was switch transmitter/reciever and now it works.
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The esc needs to be calibrated to the radio system you are using. For example, even if you buy a Traxxas esc and are using a Traxxas radio, you should recalibrate the esc. If you switch the transmitter or receiver, even if they’re the same make and model you should recalibrate the esc, you may not be getting full throttle and not even know it. Esc instructions are available on most manufacturers websites if you lost them and recalibration is a simple process that takes under a minute to do. Esc’s vary in the way they go into calibration but you are calibrating the esc to the signal from your radio at neutral, full throttle and full brake positions.

ostephenson1998, these are the recalibration instructions for your esc which I found on Horizon’s website. Also included in the instructions are a guide to what the LED(s) on the esc mean and troubleshooting tips based on what the LED is indicating and other symptoms.
1. Power off the ESC.
2. Ensure your transmitter is powered on, the throttle is not reversed, the throttle trim is neutral and the throttle travel range is at 100%. Disable any special functions such as ABS, etc.
3. Press the SET button while powering on the ESC. Release the button as soon as the green LED starts to flash.
4. Calibrate the throttle points by pressing the SET button once after each step.
• Neutral point (1 flash)—leave the throttle at rest, untouched
• Full throttle (2 flashes)—pull the throttle fully back
• Full brakes/reverse (3 flashes)—push the throttle fully
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5. The motor will run 3 seconds after the last step is completed.
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For driveshafts I’d recommend waiting until something breaks. If the stock unit’s lasted you a long time maybe just replace with stock. If they broke quick and you want to sink the $ into the truck then go ahead. Upgrading for the sake of upgrading something that isn’t broke and won’t add performance or enjoyment is a good way to waste $ that could be spent on something else like batteries you’ll get more enjoyment from.

Shocks. The only way to “upgrade” shocks is to make them smoother and in the case of Traxxas shocks add threaded preload collars. If you buy the 22sct shocks mentioned earlier you will get both of those things, but you’ll still need to tune them with at least oil, possibly springs too. Even after tuning the new shocks to be the best they can be you may not get what you are looking for. I recommend taking careful note of how the truck drives over terrain, how did it handle that dip, that bump, etc. Then watch some videos, ask questions, find guides to tuning shocks that will tell what different tuning changes will do to the truck. Then note the trucks handling again with this in mind and try to see how you want the handling to change. If you just want to change how the truck handles bumps, jumps, etc then you can just tune with springs and oil, no need for expensive shocks. If you’re looking to totally stop brushless wheelies and turn the truck into a drifter shocks aren’t going to get you there.

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