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  1. My experience is yes. I bought mine in February...

    My experience is yes. I bought mine in February 2019 and the esc when up in smoke in March. The replacement has run without issue since.
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    The Badlands are noticeably harder than the...

    The Badlands are noticeably harder than the stock. I use them on street runs or other times when I'm not jumping super high. Switch to the soft stock tires when I'm bashing hard.
  3. I bought my brand new X-Maxx in February and my...

    I bought my brand new X-Maxx in February and my ESC caught fire in March. Honestly the fire wasn't the scariest part, the odd behavior associated with a malfunctioning ESC was the most dangerous. ...
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    My LHS has had one for display only for a couple...

    My LHS has had one for display only for a couple of weeks now. The thing is smaller than I thought. As an owner of an XMaxx I see no need to spend the money. I'd get an E-Revo 2.0 instead.
  5. I use WD-40. Does not last very long, but it...

    I use WD-40. Does not last very long, but it will give you a noticeable difference for a at least a couple of runs.
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    I had the same thing. Matter of fact, when...

    I had the same thing. Matter of fact, when Traxxas sent me my replacement parts back, they included a couple of tubes of grease.
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    Mine is the same. I called Traxxas and they told...

    Mine is the same. I called Traxxas and they told me that the side to side motion is completely normal.

    I bash mine hard and the only issue I've experienced is fan blade damage which I...
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    I'm happy with mine. Only issue I had is that...

    I'm happy with mine. Only issue I had is that the motor was loose right out of the box. Tightened the 2 screws and she's been running like a champ for several months.
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    I'm on the other side of the country, but I do...

    I'm on the other side of the country, but I do own and love my UDR.

    Interesting that you mentioned knocking your motor loose. Mine had a weird growl to it right out of the box, like gears...
  10. Gcm makes a good point. I have the 2WD and it...

    Gcm makes a good point. I have the 2WD and it takes skill to keep the front end down. That being said, I have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to achieve top speed while keeping all wheels down,...
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    When this happened to me, it ended up being the...

    When this happened to me, it ended up being the receiver and Traxxas sent me a replacement for free. Not sure how old your truck is, I would encourage you to give them a call.
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    I had a similar issue and contacted Traxxas. The...

    I had a similar issue and contacted Traxxas. The tech suggested that I may have an issue with alignment caused by the rear bulkhead being misaligned. They sent me one free of charge and once I...
  13. I'm guessing gear mesh as well. I'd also be sure...

    I'm guessing gear mesh as well. I'd also be sure nothing is bent. I had misalignment on the front and found the steering linkage was bent, cheap and fairly easy repair.
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    I run mine on asphalt a lot and it's stock other...

    I run mine on asphalt a lot and it's stock other than the tires which are ProLine Badlands. They seem to hold up much better than the stock tires. I noticed stock tires were wearing much faster...
  15. Thread: What to do

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    Both the erevo and rustler are great trucks,...

    Both the erevo and rustler are great trucks, however neither one of them are in the same league as an Xmaxx. Since you are posting on the XMaxx forum, I assume that you are interested in the truck. ...
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    Bent steering linkage.

    Started experiencing steering issues with my 8s yesterday, and upon inspection noticed that the steering linkage (1/2 of part# 7747) was bent but not broken.
    Just curious if this has happened to...
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    I have run the Badlands without issue on my 8s...

    I have run the Badlands without issue on my 8s for several months. Someone on here posted the weights and they are heavier than stock. I do not run them when I'm bashing as they are quite a bit...
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    I took the easy way out and just bought a cheap...

    I took the easy way out and just bought a cheap Bluetooth speaker, and secured it with some Velcro under the body. Use it for playing music but I suppose you could download and play virtually any...
  19. Thread: X-maxx #3

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    All nice looking trucks! I appreciate how much...

    All nice looking trucks! I appreciate how much work goes into creating these, well done all.

    Kpowell, I will offer my experience on the Rustler. I own an XMaxx 8s, UDR and just recently...
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    My ESC literally went up in flames after less...

    My ESC literally went up in flames after less than 2 months of operation (purchased the 8s new in Feb. of this year). I brought it into my local hobby store, the technician plugged in the 2 Traxxas...
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    I've chewed up several myself since I got my new...

    I've chewed up several myself since I got my new truck in February. Traxxas will most likely send you replacements, they did for me. They even sent me a rear bulk head since one of the technicians...
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    Yes it is fine to run on the beach. I did so for...

    Yes it is fine to run on the beach. I did so for the first time a month or so ago. Just understand that sand will get EVERYWHERE and require a deep, deep clean when you're done.

    My personal...
  23. Like you, I have had a disappointing experience...

    Like you, I have had a disappointing experience with my 8s. I've only owned it a month and my esc caught fire, then the servo completely locked up after experiencing similar issues that you've...
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    Nickerz, Traxxas did offer for me to send my...

    Nickerz, Traxxas did offer for me to send my truck in but I refused... Hopefully I don't regret that decision. Nonetheless, I completely agree that their support is awesome! My gut tells me that...
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    Owned my 8s for about a month now, and while I...

    Owned my 8s for about a month now, and while I haven't lost a diff gear yet, mine has chewed up at least 3 sets of pinion and/or spur gears. Finally called Traxxas (excellent support!) and the guy...
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