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Old 05-29-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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I am currently banking on buy a T-maxx 3.3. fairly cheap but my wife has given some extra money in about 2 or 3 weeks. buy extra i mean like $400. the t-maxx is stock and i was wondering what some of the NEED to have upgrades are out there that i should be looking into.
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Does any one have any comments/ ideas for me. i want to make it as durable as possible.
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I am currently banking on buy a T-maxx 3.3. fairly cheap but my wife has given some extra money in about 2 or 3 weeks. buy extra i mean like $400. the t-maxx is stock and i was wondering what some of the NEED to have upgrades are out there that i should be looking into.
Buy ever single rpm upgrade they have, buy a body, buy some tires. Anything you want to make it look cooler
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Rpm arms and aluminum bulk heads and u will be good to go
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i took a brief scan at the t-maxx parts and they look plastic. how come not anodized?(rpm website)
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The rpm have more flex and they are plastic. They have a warrenty they will never break and out of all the rpm parts ive ever had not one has broken.
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Really. Wow i would have thought that the anodized would have been suggested. But hey plastic upgrades = saved money LOL. so rpm items are a good upgrade for bashing then.
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yes they are way better than aluminum! Maybe get a tuned pipe and 3 speed tranny if they make one.
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Any suggestions on where to look for a tuned pipe/ tranny?
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Any suggestions on where to look for a tuned pipe/ tranny?
Im pretty sure thats not the pipe you have. Yours is black right? And forget about the 3 speed. Ive heard some bad stuff.



http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ed-Pipe-TMX-33
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Yeah its black
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Gonna sound completely noobish but with a tuned pipe what are the Pros with it.
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Just a cleaner power band and more power and in most cases better fuel econemy.. Theres no such thing as a newb question. Just ask and may your questions be answerd.
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Definitely get RPM parts. Like said above, get ALL you possibly can. Here are the ones I can think of off to of my head.

Shock towers
A-arms all around (check ebay, they have full kits for cheap)
May I suggest getting the RPM Tru-Track for the rear. They are a bit pricy, but it eliminates the need for rear end tow adjustment. Which you will see what im talking about once you start driving it
Bulk head braces
Bumpers

Aluminum is something you want to stay away from EXCEPT bulks and chassis. Reason being aluminum just bends. even more easily than you think. The RPM parts flex and are more forgiven. Aluminum is going to also weigh more, which you dont want. Not to mention RPM parts are fairly cheap and have lifetime warranty against breakage.

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17mm wheel hex conversion
Traxxas steel CVD's all around. Those plastic axles are crap

Other than that, an extra body, some good servos and Radio and Rx and you should be ready to go!
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The first thing that I would do is buy some better
servos and a decent battery pack. While your at it,
buy yourself a good battery charger. The orignal
servos have plastic gears and they are weak.
You can buy some decent analog , metal geared,
servos that are much stronger and don't cost that much.
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