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    I've got one on order through my local Traxxas...

    I've got one on order through my local Traxxas supplier (RCexcitement). I'll post up any solution to heat accumulation I arrive at! Thanks for all the feedback.
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    Awesome! Keep us posted. I strongly suspected...

    Awesome! Keep us posted. I strongly suspected they would come through in the end, but it would have been good if they did it sooner! XMAXX is still one of the most bad RC's of all time......in my...
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    If you send me your speed controller, I can...

    If you send me your speed controller, I can install in my new XMAXX and reproduce your problem (Hopefully). Then show how putting my speed control back in solves the problem. I'd even video the...
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    For the cost to ship an ESC versus an entire...

    For the cost to ship an ESC versus an entire XMAXX, I cant imagine why they would not try the ESC first. At least, why dont they explain why sending an ESC to try is NOT sufficient? Heck, if it...
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    Man. I just read through this thread and am...

    Man. I just read through this thread and am amazed that Traxxas hasnt stepped up to right this machine. I just bought a new 8s, have only run it twice. If I can be of any help, let me know. I...
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    hmmm...yes heat retention. I hadnt considered...

    hmmm...yes heat retention. I hadnt considered that. I wonder if I could cut a hole in it where the fan is for the speed controller so as to help force cooler air in and push warmer air out?
  7. No lube yet. Do you have one that you can...

    No lube yet. Do you have one that you can recommend?
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    who makes best mesh electroinics cover?

    I'd like to add a mesh cover velcroed into my x-maxx. Any suggestions for who makes the best one?
  9. I reinstalled everything, but reversed the...

    I reinstalled everything, but reversed the bearing so that the previously bent cover was inside instead of facing outside. Hopefully it will be good for a little while.

    Probably will do an RPM...
  10. Pushed the bearing cover back onto the cleaned...

    Pushed the bearing cover back onto the cleaned bearing. I used a plastic tool to try and not rip or tear the rubber coated cover:

    https://i.imgur.com/YyVQttZ.jpg
  11. Flattened the slightly bent bearing cover: ...

    Flattened the slightly bent bearing cover:

    https://i.imgur.com/3cVjsft.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/iOaOAd8.jpg
  12. Pulled out the dirty bearing that lost its cover,...

    Pulled out the dirty bearing that lost its cover, and cleaned it up with some automotive brake cleaner:

    https://i.imgur.com/2kVEqFe.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/YJQkVbh.jpg
  13. Slid out the axle assembly: ...

    Slid out the axle assembly:

    https://i.imgur.com/xSqNtjR.jpg
  14. Removed small screw retaining upper upright dowel...

    Removed small screw retaining upper upright dowel pin, and removed the pin:

    https://i.imgur.com/pKjikUS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/BVjdp20.jpg
  15. Removed this clip: ...

    Removed this clip:

    https://i.imgur.com/35lpTAn.jpg
  16. Removed wheel/tire ...

    Removed wheel/tire

    https://i.imgur.com/uCtT8aZ.jpg
  17. 5-10 minute job to repair, but I imagine it will...

    5-10 minute job to repair, but I imagine it will come out again.

    https://i.imgur.com/jK4ssUn.jpg
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    I'll try the tree trick again....that one was a...

    I'll try the tree trick again....that one was a fail. If I do it right I can right the truck at the apex and land on all four. I havent figured out how to flip it yet....dont want to strip al the...
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    yes. Awesome place.

    yes. Awesome place.
  20. My less than day old XMAXX did the same thing. ...

    My less than day old XMAXX did the same thing. Going to be my first repair job I guess. But what fun would it be if you took your new XMAXX out for a drive and didnt break or dislodge SOMETHING. ...
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    8s.....OMG I ran straight into my wife's metal...

    8s.....OMG

    I ran straight into my wife's metal yard chair and it just picked the chair up and threw it aside and kept going.....this thing is nuts.

    I will figure out how to get air off my...
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    Makes the UDR look small....which is for me...

    Makes the UDR look small....which is for me saying something as UDR was biggest RC I had played with before Mongo showed up.

    https://i.imgur.com/4rgaAKR.jpg
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    My mildly amzaed wife looks on......(plotting my...

    My mildly amzaed wife looks on......(plotting my demise probably)

    https://i.imgur.com/1wsB0Jv.mp4
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    I finally pulled the trigger....

    I decided it was a good time to buy my XMAXX and support my local RC supplier (RC Excitement) at the same time. They are a great shop and I love doing business with them. I cant wait to be back...
  25. nice. I want to bash it, and I want to keep it...

    nice. I want to bash it, and I want to keep it nice.....conflicted.
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