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Old 12-29-2004, 08:19 AM
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...I currently own two T-Maxx 2.5 trucks. Both have UE SuperMaxx suspensions. I'm looking to keep one for bashing and to convert the other to a 'racing' truck.

What changes would you start with? I'm looking to do a FOC conversion. I want to lighten the load on the truck. What else could I remove or change from this pretty much stock 2.5 truck that would make it race savy?

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I have seen a good amount of race converted TMaxxes at the local tracks. They handle well, but are very expensive.

It may be cheaper to just buy a more race oriented truck than modifying your T-Maxx. The Hot Bodies Lightning Stadium Monster comes to mind. That thing is insane.

Best place to get info may be the traxxas forums or try the Monster thread on RC Tech.
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MavMaxx, your race truck doesn't have to be expensive if you don't want it to be. I won the Pro-line Maxx challenge 2 years ago with an almost stock T-Maxx, the only hop ups was the Pro-line suspension kit and Bow-tie tires.

As far as hop up for your race truck, you already have the UE suspension setup, do the reverse eliminator, and a good steering servo. The stock 2.5 engine is plenty!

The nice thing about sticking to the T-Maxx as opposed to buying a Lightning Pro is you can run in the Production Class as opposed to the unlimited class which is where all the truggies run.

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Thanks guys...

Rich, would it be wise to change out the chassis and go with carbon fiber?
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MavMaxx, I've never seen a Carbon Fiber chassis for the T-Maxx, would be cool, but expensive I'm sure. I notice in your profile you live in Vegas. Are you racing out at Sandy Valley on Sat? I'll be in town for a week and was going to bring the Mammoth I just built with a Novarossi .28 for some track time. Let me know, and I can bring my extended wheelbase small block T-Maxx for you to look at.
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Email sent Rich.
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here is a link to the caron fiber chassis. CLICK it is a nice chassis to run and they arent that expensive.
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The maxx with a just a few choice mods is very competitive. New tires are obviously a need, possibly stiffer suspension, FOC, and a better steering servo, oh and good driving! My T-maxx rocked every body last season, and its basically stock.
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