As some may have seen, i found this Pede at a junkyard sale. It was is extremely rough shape. Its an early rehash model XL5, so it still has the 5x8 bushings at the wheel ends and the non adjustable camber links. When i got it back to my house i went through the truck. It needed: body, wheels and tires, toe links, motor/esc combo. Since i have had some Pedes in the past i went through my boxes of stuff and found some old TRX red aluminum toe links that i used on another project. Installed them and set the toe at 0* with my RPM toe gauge. Also found a set of tires off ebay for cheap and picked them up. Soldered on a TRX battery connector onto a 45amp trackstar esc i had laying around and picked the 17T (380 can finned 540) motor and installed it. I was afraid it wasnt going to have enough power but with a 16/86 gear ratio on a 2s lipo it topped out around 19mph. Not blistering fast but good enough for a day 1 jaunt through my neighborhood. Pics as posted before in the Hobby Room thread. On my list of things to install/order: Prographix Traxxas body(someone give me a unique color to paint this thing!!!) 2.2 RPM renegade wheels in black with 2.2 Imex All-T's for the monster look bigger motor - thinking a 9T trackstar motor to match the esc new XL5 shocks as these are leaking badly due to the stripped caps Im building this to be my bashing machine. My friend has recently gotten back into r/c after a few years and he is the total basher type. We head out to a local middle school with a HUGE baseball field and setup some courses and do timed runs with different kinds of cars, trucks, buggies. We were surprised when a lot of the neighborhood families came out to watch. So we told everyone we would be out a few weekends a month and if anyone had any r/c stuff to bring it out. Next plan is to go out in two weeks, hope it doesnt rain!