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Old 02-17-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Not going to be doing anything to extravagant but I purchased a project T maxx and am going to be first getting it back in running order. Right off the top of my head I am going to be installing the traxxas big bore shocks, new radio system, new hubs and hexes for a Truggy style rim and tire. Truck already has rpm arms all the way around and the 3.3 engine. Any suggestions on what else would need a upgrading? Pics will be uploaded of the truck tonight as it sits right now!
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One thing I can think of I will need is a really strong steering servo, any suggestions?
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go with rpm parts every where you can. aluminum bulkheads, aluminum chasis braces.

look into savox servo's. really good servo and good price!

whats your price range on servo's? are you looking for 200oz-in or 300+ oz-in of torque?
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Aluminum bulkheads are the first thing i would do. Suspension is pretty tough on a maxx truck with aluminum bulks and RPM arms.

Post up some pictures
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I just want a good steering servo that will make the tires turn well. Im not going to go and buy the highest one but something in the middle will do. I have been searching for 17mm adapters this evening and havent turned up anything on amain except for these http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-T-Maxx-Blue-4


But they on backorder atm
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Why not just go with the traxxas ones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-5353...item4ab439d672
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Why not just go with the traxxas ones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-5353...item4ab439d672


I think I will do that! I didnt see them. Gonna get um!
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I think I will do that! I didnt see them. Gonna get um!
Will i still use the stock bulk head on mine been holding up that way for years. I would look up rc raven website and check there tmaxx parts out they have some good springs. Cheap aluminum skids that hold up well. Just dont buy the aluminum bumper or the mount for them you want those to flex if the you hit something. But when you go with the big bore shock you will need to keep the old spring cups if you want to buy the rc raven springs cause the big bore shock are thinner than the plastic ones. Will you gonna have a project for sure hope you got a big bill fold cause these rigs cost money.
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Will i still use the stock bulk head on mine been holding up that way for years. I would look up rc raven website and check there tmaxx parts out they have some good springs. Cheap aluminum skids that hold up well. Just dont buy the aluminum bumper or the mount for them you want those to flex if the you hit something. But when you go with the big bore shock you will need to keep the old spring cups if you want to buy the rc raven springs cause the big bore shock are thinner than the plastic ones. Will you gonna have a project for sure hope you got a big bill fold cause these rigs cost money.
Thanks for the info! I just found jennysrc on ebay. and That Store is top notch and super cheap!
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Doing some shopping online and found these, http://www.ebay.com/itm/4907-Traxxas...item564864fb30

As of now my project truck doesnt even have a full set of shocks. These are really cheap and are the stock ones. Anyone know if they are any good?
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Few pics of the truck how it is to start out!
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Why not just go with the traxxas ones:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-5353...item4ab439d672


Ordered and on the way!
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Doing some shopping online and found these, http://www.ebay.com/itm/4907-Traxxas...item564864fb30

As of now my project truck doesnt even have a full set of shocks. These are really cheap and are the stock ones. Anyone know if they are any good?
those are not big bore. those are the stock shock.
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those are not big bore. those are the stock shock.


Yeah I know was just wandering if they are any good? As of now the truck doesnt even have a full set of shocks.
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Yeah I know was just wandering if they are any good? As of now the truck doesnt even have a full set of shocks.
Anyone use the stock shocks on their maxx?
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