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    Anyone have any update on the aluminum front...

    Anyone have any update on the aluminum front bulkhead for the Maxx?
    I swear I have replaced my front bulkhead (bottom/lower part) 5 times. At $12 a go. Maybe than 5 times. I now buy them two at...
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    Just to clarify, when I hold one end of the...

    Just to clarify, when I hold one end of the center diff in a vise and turn the main gear with my hand, it is a little clicky. But when I have one shaft end of diff in vise and turn the far end shaft...
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    The red warning lights work, which is all the...

    The red warning lights work, which is all the matters. That green led in the corner is of no use other than to tell you the thing is on, which you can know lots of other ways.
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    > Are the steel CVDs a must with the wide kit? ...

    > Are the steel CVDs a must with the wide kit?

    I tend to doubt that the wide kit changes the CVD analysis. In my opinion, the plastic drive shafts are a complete joke (esp at this price, which is...
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    You have my attention. I just replaced my front...

    You have my attention. I just replaced my front bulkhead - for the FOURTH time. (This time, both the top and bottom broke)

    Who is making these and where do I go to order. TIA.
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    Yep. So (with the steel driveshafts I have) I...

    Yep. So (with the steel driveshafts I have) I swapped out the center diff for 500k TA diff oil, and replaced the pinion and spur gear. Drove it not that much bc was using Kraton 6S. Took apart the...
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    Traxxas support has been great. When Iíve called...

    Traxxas support has been great. When Iíve called about things, I get someone knowledgeable on the phone in a minute. Really impressed. Lots of spare parts all over the net, which is... good. As...
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    Well, something crapped out. Was out with the...

    Well, something crapped out. Was out with the Maxx, and except for the occasional stutter, was doing great. Suddenly car just stopped. ESC had all four lights flashing. Manual for that scenario...
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    problems after lighter center diff

    So I switched to a lighter oil in the center diff, and I'm getting some temp warnings now on the voltage controller towards the ends of some harder sessions. I'm now running TA 500k in the center,...
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    Just donít know that I believe that there really...

    Just donít know that I believe that there really is ď20MĒ. Team Associated goes only up to 1M I think? I tend to think that the ď20MĒ isnít a real quantitative value - that itís just some marketing...
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    Tore down my Maxx center diff today. Cleaned it...

    Tore down my Maxx center diff today. Cleaned it all out with degreaser, reassembled with Team Associated 500k. Will see how this goes. At least now I know what the heck is in there, given that the...
  12. Thread: Maxx upgrades

    by dimsdale
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    Um, not sure what you meant by carbon fiber...

    Um, not sure what you meant by carbon fiber providing flex and being a sacrificial component for the more expensive components. As a cyclist, you know that carbon fiber is like the least flexible...
  13. "One more thing sometimes the throttle has a...

    "One more thing sometimes the throttle has a delay. I squeeze it and theres like a second it just sits there and then takes off."

    Sometimes this happens to me as well
    Not every time I pull the...
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    Makes sense! With the stock center diff oil, the...

    Makes sense! With the stock center diff oil, the car pulls wheelies constantly. The wheelies are fun for my dog who chases the Max, but blows for performance. Looking forward to going with a lighter...
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    I should add, so the factory Maxx gearing is 24 /...

    I should add, so the factory Maxx gearing is 24 / 50 for 140mm diameter tires. The proline trenchers are 170mm diameter. So I calculated new gearing to be 20 / 50, which gave me almost the exact...
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    Cause of stripped pinion gear

    Hey on my Maxx I've somehow stripped the rear pinion gear, 8977, on the far end of the center diff, the Pinon that drives the rear diff. What could cause this?
    I'm running 4S, proline trencher...
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    Or just get an erevo. Had my second front...

    Or just get an erevo. Had my second front bulkhead (lower diff cover) break today. Don't even recall a major hit, just some brake induced flips on dirt. It's very exposed. A larger and stronger front...
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    Installed the metal CVDs today, and metal...

    Installed the metal CVDs today, and metal c-blocks as well. When I was swapping the rears for the metal CVDs, I found that one of the pins on the universal joint had been blown out, so was barely...
  19. I would vote for the erevo. I have a Maxx for...

    I would vote for the erevo. I have a Maxx for about a month or so and the dollar value proposition just doesn't make sense. The Maxx comes with plastic driveshafts, which for me are breaking...
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    Yes, very easy even for me as a first timer. In...

    Yes, very easy even for me as a first timer.
    In case you didn't know, leave the pinion nut loose until you get the motor 100% locked down, then tighten that last
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    Exactly. On the Model Showroom, TRX gives the...

    Exactly. On the Model Showroom, TRX gives the Maxx a “4” for skill, and the E Revo a “3”. The Maxx is designed to be out of the box a wild bashing ride monster truck. Like a REAL monster truck, it...
  22. New Maxx owner here, first RC as well. I like...

    New Maxx owner here, first RC as well. I like projects with hand tools, so this looks like it will go well. Have swapped out the gearing to go lower for larger tires (installed Talon EXT), so am...
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    Good point re the wide kit. I thought about it,...

    Good point re the wide kit. I thought about it, but decided to keep to stock width using the metal CVD kit. So far, the Maxx is my only RC. If I get another one at some point, likely would be the...
  24. Thread: Lights

    by dimsdale
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    Can you post some pics of your wiring?

    Can you post some pics of your wiring?
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    Maxx drive shaft failures (plastic)

    anyone else having failure of the plastic maxx drive shafts? I've had two break in the first month. Basically, you've got the metal diff shaft connected to the plastic drive shafts with a threaded...
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