Stampede 4x4 needed upgrades
What are the most needed upgrades on the pede 4x4
Get a better front bumper, RPM or TBR, you can look at the Slash bumper (I think it looks great on a Stampede). RPM arms are a must as well. Look into Losi Ten-T shocks, they are about the same as Traxxas Big Bores (sometimes cheaper on ebay), but are way better.
I put on aluminum shock caps, and the T-bone Racing front bumper with servo guard on my Pede 4x4. If you decide to go with a 3s battery I got the TeknoRC rear drive shafts after I broke the stock ones.