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Old 02-28-2010, 11:51 PM   #16
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The stock t-maxx filter element is thicker than the 1/8 scale elements (or maybe it's just because the element is crammed into the housing), which makes it more difficult for the engine to suck air through it. That would be the reason for your engine running cooler as someone said above.

I remember when I had a maxx, one of the best performance upgrades was to fit an 1/8 scale type filter and a resonator pipe. This allowed more airflow and thus better performance. Traxxas even ditched the old filter for a 1/8 scale type filter on the newer models.

Personally I would just stick with an 1/8 scale filter arrangement.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:56 PM   #17
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you can tell just by sucking through the 2 different air filters (traxxas / hyper) that the hyper has far less restriction, the traxxas filter is probably the most restrictive filter i have ever used
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