Reviews for Traxxas Stampede XL-5 RTR Monster Truck w/2.4GHz Radio, Waterproof Electronics & [TRA36054]

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Gaspar Ardito
Thursday, Jun 19 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Traxxas Stampede XL-5 RTR Monster Truck w/2.4GHz Radio, Waterproof Electronics &
had the truck out all fathers day with first time drivers and truck worked excellent all day long.nothing broke and it just took a beating and kept giving us racing enjoyments,especially the wheelies,,,,,awesome truck
Isaac Soria
Thursday, Jun 19 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Traxxas Stampede XL-5 RTR Monster Truck w/2.4GHz Radio, Waterproof Electronics &
This is a great truck with good performance and durability. The only thing holding it back is the motor. I owned this truck for 6 months and in the process i burned out 5 motors. I broke all of them in and I dont live in 100f + temperature. This truck is truely waterproof. no need to worry about bearing or much rusting
Smaug
Friday, Jan 17 2014 (about 2 years ago)
Traxxas Stampede XL-5 RTR Monster Truck w/2.4GHz Radio, Waterproof Electronics &
Fantastic truck. This was my re-entry car, after last driving RC in the late 80s. Compared to those Tamiyas, this is super rugged. It can actually take some pretty good hits without breaking parts. It pretty much takes a full speed run into something at the wrong angle, or a high, cartwheel-landing jump. It is at least twice as fast as those old RCs, no mechanical speed control to worry about. Run time is longer, despite having so much more power and speed. Some folks say you need to replace the shock caps with aluminum ones, but I've found that not to be the case unless you do a lot of big jumps. Go on ebay and invest in a ball bearing kit for it, as the wheels come with cheap bronze bushings, and this truck really deserves that extra $15 worth of TLC. Break the motor in gently. (check YouTube for how to do it) and you'll get double the life and more power out of it. Otherwise, the Titan 12T motors don't last all that long. One thing I like about this truck is the cheap, readily-available parts. I bent a shock when I hit something the wrong way, and I was able to find a set of 8 replacements on fleabay for $18, that someone had taken off his stock E-Maxx. Perfect! The stock body is thin and tears kind of easily. Aftermarket bodies are better, but that can wait. The design of this is simple and easy to work on. It's just that truck where things hardly ever break, and so it is always ready to go. With the stock motor, the truck just comes alive on a 2S 4000 mAh LiPo; it feels about 20% quicker, and with a slightly higher top speed than a 6c NiMH. (I know they come with 7c now, but they're so heavy!) The tires are OK all-around tires, but are pretty hard, so it slides around a lot. Most people have been replacing them with Pro-Line Trenchers. I haven't done it yet. I find the stockers force me to have better throttle control. The only real complaint for this is that the entry price is kind of high for such a simple truck. Looking just at the specs, it doesn't seem worth it. But the value is in the complete package. It is just well-engineered. The transmission is brushless-ready and runs on all ball bearings. The parts are tough, and it is pretty well set-up right out of the box. It is tons more rugged than a Duratrax or Tamiya, for example. Maybe the best way to save a few bucks is to buy a used one.