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Converting a T Maxx 2.5 to 3.3

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Old 01-22-2011, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by got_nitro View Post
Yes to the pipe.


what do u think of this pipe instead of the ths?

http://rdlogics.3dcartstores.com/Par...ers_p_747.html
To be honest, Im glad you asked before you bought that thing.

Although dual exhaust looks cool and all, that pipe does not have enough back pressure and does not create the proper sound wave to get a decent tune. To add, T-maxx fuel tanks are known for having a crappy fuel delivery to begin with.

You would be way better off using the stock exhaust over that thing. That THS pipe sounds great and probably makes the most power for a small block.
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To be honest, Im glad you asked before you bought that thing.

Although dual exhaust looks cool and all, that pipe does not have enough back pressure and does not create the proper sound wave to get a decent tune. To add, T-maxx fuel tanks are known for having a crappy fuel delivery to begin with.

You would be way better off using the stock exhaust over that thing. That THS pipe sounds great and probably makes the most power for a small block.
awesome I just read a review on it and they said same thing...THS here I come
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:14 PM
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THS pipe/manifold and an ofna violator tank, you've never seen a small block maxx run that good!
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Check your LHS to see if they have a trade in program. At my LHS they will trade in the .15 and the 2.5 to upgrade to a 3.3.
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Just to be sure I dug out one of my 2.5s and a 3.3 and they are almost identical. they both fit on this 2.5 motor mount I have sitting here. As long as the truck wasnt a pro.15 the swap is easy.
I did a .15 to 3.3 swap and it was just about bolt on. The only thing I had to do in addition was drill the chassis to accept the bell crank throttle linkage. The new motor fit right in. I needed a new header pipe and coupler but otherwise everything was a drop in fit.
Parts list:
Slide carb conversion
Linkage set
Header pipe

I also used some miscellaneous screws needed but had those laying around.
Here are some pictures of the tear down/clean/rebuild/motor swap I did on a friends T Maxx.


what I started with.


test fitting


marking the bell crank location.



drilled.




throttle and brake linkage swapped around.


where I'm at now
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