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Old 05-25-2006, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default T-Maxx - 1.5 upgrade or go w/ 3.3?

I got an old T-maxx with the 1.5 TMX Pro engine. The engine is about shot and it's time for an upgrade.

I have put a good amount of alluminum in the chasis as upgrades, and have an upgraded pipe. I also have a new full allumininum chasis spider kit sitting on my shelf (was to use on my kid's new E-Maxx but now not sure, and he don't care)

Now here is my delimena (and no I can't spell). I need a new engine. But by the time I throw in a new engine as well as some other well needed parts (like stering servo and stock sucks monkey butt), use that existing chasis I got and really touch it up. Or, I might as well part out and sell my existing t-Maxx and buy one of the new 3.3's

So what's you guy's think. My budjet here is about $250 bucks. New engine or part out and sell and go with a 3.3?

Also what's a good engine?
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nice spelling and grammer...

if i were you, i would buy the 3.3 engine, and use the trade in deal so you only pay 130$ or so for it. 120$ left. buy a nice steering servo, and get the .15 to 3.3 conversion kit.

all of those things will make it a very neet t - maxx, thats able to do wheelies!
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nice spelling and grammer...

if i were you, i would buy the 3.3 engine, and use the trade in deal so you only pay 130$ or so for it. 120$ left. buy a nice steering servo, and get the .15 to 3.3 conversion kit.

all of those things will make it a very neet t - maxx, thats able to do wheelies!
good luck
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Sorry about the spelling/grammar in that last post. It was late at night and my language abilities were desensitized by my keg in the garage.

I know I just donít want to throw in a new big engine as for sure it will twist off my existing drive chain/transmission.

I canít seem to find anywhere information about a .15 to 3.3 conversion. I know there is a lot of 2.5 to 3.3 but now sure about my old 1.5 t-maxx.

Please tell me more about this engine upgrade program.
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Old 05-26-2006, 07:27 AM   #5
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Well anyway - right now I'm really thinking on doing the Dynamite full conversation kit with the Mach .26 motor. Those kits go for about $280.

okay so why do a lot of guys like pull string starters? Personaly I like the press the button and crank
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Well anyway - right now I'm really thinking on doing the Dynamite full conversation kit with the Mach .26 motor. Those kits go for about $280.

okay so why do a lot of guys like pull string starters? Personaly I like the press the button and crank
the kit to get to a 2.5 or 3.3 is the ".15 to 2.5 conversion kit" it will work with the 3.3 too.

people like pull starters because:
1 - weighs less, goes faster
2 - you dont have to carry a 1 pound battery and stick to start it up.
3 - it clears space around the engine.
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just get the 3.3 motor, you can get them for 165 at about ANY hobbyshop, or online vendor.
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Get the 3.3
i put a pull start on mine, i used to be an ez start person, but i like this much better, and the 3.3 is pretty easy to star for me.

Its only $152 on towerhobbies
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go
i dont remember which one it is lol
i dont know much about motors
well i can tune and such but, u know what i mean.
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