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Discussion in 'RC & Models Forum' started by JDraper, December 30, 2004.

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    1. JDraper

      JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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      Well, my wife got me a Traxxas TMaxx for Christmas, and WOW does it move!![​IMG] Mine has the TRX2.5 motor in it and this thing will pull the front end off the ground from 0 to full throttle. I even have to let off the throttle a little when it shifts gears or it occasionally will stand itself on the rear bumper!!!

      Anyone else running a TMaxx with the 2.5?


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    3. Doug

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      Just what you need.... more toys.... :rolleyes:





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      looks like ull have fun cleaning it off, i am saving for the new model they have out, cant remember the name, but it has awesome articulation, traxxas makes good stuff, i got an old stampede and it hauled in its day
       
    5. huskyfan23

      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      I run one... wait.. that's outrun.. with my electric RC10 ;)
       
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      2.5? wow that's more powerful than your suzuki. :D

      oh wait.. i have a sammi too.. hmm.. nevermind.
       
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      Where can I buy one!
       
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      i have a couple of them. i run a pretty much stock one for playing around with (it also has the 2.5). and i have a Supermaxx for racing, it has a motor with twice the horsepower of the 2.5.
       
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      if you don't mind, I"m wonderin how much it cost as I'm looking for a new one, and is it 4x4? I used to have USA1 when it was the big one, hand held starter and the works :D Ran into some money problems and a friend got her, now it's replacement time.

      :chug: :chug:
       
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      I don't have a 2.5 maxx, but I got one when they first came out. They are fun, especially in the snow and teh mud. One of tehse days I will either swap in a 2.5 motor or go with a .40 conversion. good luck, have fun and be careful, they hurt if you get hit by one.
       
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      It's a 4x4, and new with all the accessories (starter, batteries, fuel, fuel bottle, etc) it's about $500
       
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      $500 eh, sounds like once I get my tranny fixed I'm getting a new toy.

      :chug: :chug:
       
    13. JDraper

      JDraper Somewhat Functional Moderator Emeritus

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      Ya better put some money away for parts...I already busted the front suspension up twice hitting a fence and a tree :rolleyes: .
       
    14. huskyfan23

      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      If you want durability and more speed you would steer away from Traxxas. HPI BABY!

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      yeah, used to have USA1 a few years back, it was a ton of fun, but cost more money than my X to maintain. I'm finally to where that doesn't matter anymore ;)

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      the savage is cool, but traxxas pioneered the Maxx trucks.... i have an oldskool tmaxx, with the .15 engine and the narrow suspension, that they are no longer available with.... actually properly tuned, the .15 pro is faster than the 2.5
       
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      Husky, don't be an idiot. Traxxas did it first, and Traxxas did it right. I have 5, yes, 5 T-maxxes. Two are bone stock 2.5s except they are equipped with bigger airfiltesr, fuel filters, and new springs. I have these setup so me and a bud or my dad can race in the yard or stuff like that. One of the others, my first T-maxx, is setup as the ultimate in preformance and bashing (it has the Sirro .18 Engine, Dynamite chrome pipe, drilled/slotted/lightened chassis, RPM 2.5 A-Arms all around, CVDs all through, Team Losi ZombieMaxx tires, offset RPM Clawz rims, OFNA handheld electric starter, FM Radio (the transmitter/reciever or controller), 200oz/in steering servo, pro-line powerstroke shock set, and a whole bunch of other goodies). The final two are my all alu. and all tita. ones. I won the all titanium one at the local track in the pro-stock stadium truck category with my Team Associated RC10T3. The all alu. was a combined effort of mine and my dad's for a machine that either my mom or sister could drive without breaking it (ha, but it made a good excuse to spend $900 on a $400 truck, lol).

      I will disagree with you on the .15 faster than 2.5. I have raced almost a hundred stock-to-stock .15 and my stock truck-non-stock w/ pro.15's and have only lost once due to too high humidity w/my carb settings and him using a 3-speed. Now, only a few of these were straightline top-speed runs, but in the long straight stretches of the local track, I always pull ahead with my stockers compared to anything else engine wise from Traxxas.

      For an RC newbie, the T-maxx is great and virtually indestructable. The only truck I would ever consider suggesting over a Maxx would be the Team Lost LST. It is an awesome truck, and if I weren't planning on dropping almost all of my cash onto my X, then I would have it right now. Although the T-maxx is a great truck for a newbie, just be prepared to put in some wrench time and alot of trial and error to get it to run, or preform how it should. With traxxas' EZ-start system, it takes alot of the effort out, but to get every ounce of power out of these tiny engines, you have a very TIIIINNNNYYYY window of error in carb settings.

      T-maxx is great, and I am definatly a Traxxas fan-boy lol.
       
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      Sorry, didn't mean to be an idiot :rolleyes:

      Point is, Traxxas is overpriced. I prefer electric RC vehicles anyways.
       
    19. JDraper

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      Just curious, but why do you consider it overpriced? The truck complete goes for about $375-400 by itself and for what's in it, I think it's a decent price (I design stuff for a living, so I know what the costs look like) for a good vehicle.
       
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      huskyfan23 Rah no Hans Bwix

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      Just personal experience. A friend had a Sportmaxx and Stampede, and I've owend a Rustler, and none were up to par with other brands I had used. The Stampede parts broke left and right and my friend's Sportmaxx kept screwing up control arms. Maybe he was just too hard on it, but after buying Team Associated and completely thrashing it, I haven't looked back.
       
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      The only time my TMaxx has broken parts is when I piled it into a fence post at about 30 mph, and then later into a tree at about the same speed :rolleyes:....sigh...still learning how to drive it...The first time it wrecked, I busted the upper and lower control arms, the shock caps, the front skid plate, and the front right bulkhead. I replaced the bulkhead and skidplate with aluminum components, so the next time, it only broke the upper and lower control arms, which are about $7/set for the plastic ones. Don't know about the other models, but the TMaxx is built pretty solidly. I've been upgrading the interior components to aluminum and titanium as I damage it, and leaving the outer ones plastic, since they're easy to replace and cheap (Control arms are about $7/pair). So far, I'm quite happy with the buggy...heck it's faster than my Sammy!! :confused:
       
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      My t-maxx has launched off a 15 foot skateboard ramp several times, and wasn't until the 4th jump that it finally broke the control arms, shock towers, and front and rear bulk heads. I think the problem was I was running it with 6 shocks that had bent piston rods and 2 shocks that were good. I beat the sh!t out of my t-maxx and it keeps coming back asking for more, thats half the fun of this thing (cause parts are cheaper than parts for the ex). The good thing about breaking t-maxx parts (which is not the easiest to do) is that gives me a reason to upgrade to titanium and aluminum parts. The other day i went back to the ramp and it survived without bottoming out, probably cause now it has aluminum bulkheads, titanium shock towers, Aluminum shocks, and other things to help make it bomb proof.
       
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      T-maxx isn't a buggy...but I guess since it shared the 4-wheel independant suspension that most buggys have, you COULD call it that.

      Husky, I was being quite a joker when calling you an idiot. But to mess up a Traxxas, you must be extremely rough on it and being that rough, you would break the same or more parts on any other brand.

      I am an electric fan also, brushless is far better than gas in many ways. But, good luck to all with their RC ventures..
       
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      i want to get the complete super skeleton and the cooling head fom this place

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      Ive had about 10 different RC cars and also raced some of them. At the moment i have a t-maxx which i have done alot of things too. I had the orignal series maxx, so i replaced the .15 with a megatech m-16 motor, i have the MIP heavy duty clutch, CVEC rear exhaust set up. i have the proline wide track suspension which i still think is one of the best things i have ever gotten, the plastic parts are indestructable, and the tunability of the arms and lunsford TI turnbuckles is awesome. i also have new era heavy blue springs, and the full under chassis metal skid plate set.
      I really do think traxxas makes bombproof items. my favorite of all time was the stampede. i never broke a single part on it besides servos, the only thing you would ever need for that is a nice servo saver and metal gear servo. ive had pretty much every brand of car so far. Tamiya, Losi, AE, Traxxas, HPI, Ofna. For parts fitment you cant beat losi. For design i love HPI. indestructibility has to go to traxxas tho.

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      Well I have no Idea what a traxxas is..... LOL Used to have a Hawk 2 .... then about a year or so ago, I buy this e-maxx..... I had about 1100.00 in this truck and if I looked for awhile I could prob come up with the list of parts... It was all aluminum and after market about everything.... Now I know the gas ones run fast but this electric would move.... I was to the point my next move was brushless motor(s).... And figured I had way to much in it and was getting tired of it sold on e-bay for 680 to austrailia....

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      This below is befor I did my mods and made the stance wider, the off-set rims...
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