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Old 12-17-2010, 05:20 PM
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Alright guys after christmas i'm thinking i might buy a new rc truck. I have some questions about the emaxx brushless. How fast is it out of the box? Is it durable? Should i get this over the slash 4x4? Thanks guys.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:40 PM
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It depends on what you wanna do with it. I personally dont like SCTs for bashing. The small whels don't run on grass very well. So if your just bashin around the neighborhood I would get the Maxx. I have it and love it. The only durablity issues are the bulkheads and shock towers. But I upgraded about everypart on mine to RPM. A arms, towers, bumpers and skids which come with a brace that replaces the stock brace between the bulkheads and RPM states that this solves the durability issue with the bulkheads. I havent nroke them or anything after the upgrades. So it must work. I think its pretty tuff outta the box. But I would look at those 2 things first. They seem to be the only issue Ive read about. As for speed... I honestly would be guessing speeds running Nimh stack packs. Im guessing with 7 cell 8.4v about 30-35 mph which is plenty fast for a Monster Truck. I never ran it brushed with Nimh packs. I would suggest stepping up to 2 x 2s lipo and get a 2s LVC from HobbyKing. Novak makes the 2s smart stop LV alarm aswell. But you'll love the Maxx. Its an all around great basher.
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the slash 4x4 is gonna be alot more durable than the e-maxx will. the e-maxx is a great platform if you're running brushed, but brushless, it's really fragile.

the weakpoints on the e-maxx are: shocktowers, bulkheads, chassis and front skids. in my opinion, that's alot.

i've seen a few guys put stampede sized tires on thier 4x4 and have a blast with them in snow and grass.
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The E-Maxx would be GREAT fun !!!! Plus you get to wrench on your rig a little bit too. Which is a HUGE part of the fun for me.
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Well I have the 4x4 slash and the brushless edition e-maxx they are both awesome trucks. The slash is a little more durable but the maxx is quite a bit faster on lipo packs. I have a novak 4.5 550 ballistic in my slash 4x4 and it is fast and doesn't get near as hot as it did with the velinion system, the maxx with the mamba monster system on 6s is just stupid fast plus it don't get very hot at all, around 100 to 120 degrees and that is on 6s, but I think the maxx is nice on 4s it is still contollable and very fast, if I could just get one I would get the e-maxx.
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