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  1. #1
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    how much have u spent

    20% traxxas top fuel gallon-28.09
    venom fail safe-37.83
    20%traxxas top fuel quart and 50cc fuel bottle-23.71
    infared thermometer and battery-37.82(i think i got ripped)
    fast charger and overnight and 4 pk aa rechargable(3)-87.43
    tmaxx-400.00

    TOTAL 614.89

    not that bad...thats all i bought ...so far...how bout u\?

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    around 1700.00
    check out my addr in my sig to see pics
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    I dont even wanna think about it... its nothing compared to what some people spent... but... still... haha
    sportmaxx rocker..

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    Smile

    I think enough to buy a REAL monster truck haha

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    t-maxx----------------------------------------- 400.00
    2 2.5 motors ----------------@ 150.00ea= 300.00
    dynomite mach .26 conversion-------------300.00
    sirio bb pipe ------------------------------------45.00
    motorsaver filter -------------------------------19.00
    fuel filter ------------------------------------------8.00
    trinity 2 stage springs ------------------------25.00?
    rpm dualstage pistons------------------------- 8.00
    big bore shocks ------------------------------100.00
    dynomite fail safe----------------------------- 20.00(didnt like it) so
    venom fail safe --------------------------------25.00
    mip temp gauge ------------------------------30.00?
    venom speed meter---------------------------50.00
    fr & rear bulks --------------------50.00ea=100.00
    (all the broken bulks about 5 sets @ 50.00 ea=250.00)
    rpm bumpers-----------------------------------?
    rpm skids----------------------------------------?
    alumbumpers (didnt like)----------45.00 ea=50.00
    alum skids (didnt like)------------- 25.00ea=50.00
    gas, shock oil,after run oil(guessing)----- 250.00
    RR 2 piece slipper clutch and spur-----------45.00

    all the stuff i forgot and misc broken accesories dont even want to know

    yeah its an expensive hobby but well worth it
    2.5 t-maxx converted to mach .26<<<<60+ MPH CLOCKED WITH VENOM SPEED METER>>>> <metal cvd's < alum bulks <big bore shocks...trinity dual springs...rpm 2 stage pistons < venom speed meter...venom failsafe <RRP 54 tooth 2 piece spur gear <onfa 1/8 scale clutch...13 tooth clutch bell<MIP racing clutch <FOC<RPM every thing else!!!

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    but there is a point where it gets rediculous
    lol

    you could have real car for that much
    sportmaxx rocker..

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    Originally posted by slikna99
    but there is a point where it gets rediculous
    lol

    you could have real car for that much
    yeah but do you really want to jump your real car? and roll it end over end down a hill? and when your real car breaks can you pick it up take it in house and fix it?i dont think so!
    2.5 t-maxx converted to mach .26<<<<60+ MPH CLOCKED WITH VENOM SPEED METER>>>> <metal cvd's < alum bulks <big bore shocks...trinity dual springs...rpm 2 stage pistons < venom speed meter...venom failsafe <RRP 54 tooth 2 piece spur gear <onfa 1/8 scale clutch...13 tooth clutch bell<MIP racing clutch <FOC<RPM every thing else!!!

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    nah... thats why you have a friend drive it while your in your real car..
    sportmaxx rocker..

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    Sportmaxx $280.00
    temp guage $30.00
    XTM failsafe $20.00
    Tire inserts $14.00
    4 gallons Trinity Horsepower $80.00
    replacement carburetor body $15.00
    rechargeable AA batteries $40.00
    tools and other maintenance product $200.00+

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    sepnt $630 first time round when i bought the truck

    then i ordered 3 times from tower each time the order was over $200. Including parts i got from the UK i think i'd total up $1500 and over. It's so emberassing to think of it!! I try not to lol but what can i do? if the truck wants i HAVE to give!

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    i think i have forked over a little more than 6 grand buying helis and parts cars and parts and airplanes and parts also a few boats
    I wonder why i like this hobby and then i get out my T Maxx

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    yeah i have planes too... but the t-maxx really drains your pocket much more than r/c planes

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    Well this isnt exact but ill try and get it close.

    t maxx 465
    1 gal fuel 23
    1 battery ez start 18
    1 x generic charger 12
    1 x quick charger dynomite 60
    36 AA batteries 12
    1 x a arms 11
    2 x shock 18
    tire glue 5
    super glue 1
    1 x starter motor 13
    glow plug ingintor 23

    I am sure I am forgetting something but so far 1 week into the hobby to the day I have spent


    TOTAL BEFORE TAX 661.00

    TOTAL AFTER TAX 732.38

    Adding on tuesday

    4 x rpm upper and lower a arms = 45.00 + tax
    1 set of shocks, either big bore or some off of ebay = 100.00 + tax and shipping.
    POSSIBLY 2 x aluminum bulkheads = 50.00 each I THINK

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    Stock shocks just arent very well desined for this truck. The truck is to heavy.

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    pede rtr 159.00
    used t maxx rtr 212.00
    used losi xxx-nt rtr with extras and starter box 220.00
    fantom fr.12 78.00
    2x dynamite .12spd 48.00
    novak rooster 78.00
    mrc superbrain 959 50.00
    starter box mod motors 10.00
    well thats it exept for repairs
    im with stupid

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    Originally posted by $tatic-x-fan
    pede rtr 159.00
    used t maxx rtr 212.00
    used losi xxx-nt rtr with extras and starter box 220.00
    fantom fr.12 78.00
    2x dynamite .12spd 48.00
    novak rooster 78.00
    mrc superbrain 959 50.00
    starter box mod motors 10.00
    well thats it exept for repairs
    Hey I was in spokane about 6 months ago. Beautiful city. I loved cruising division, I spent alot of time in the car toys on division the 3 weeks I was there. Went with a girl friend to visit her friends and they all worked at that car toys. well I spent alot of time in both car toys, the one on division and the one in the valley

    SO MANY BEAUTIFUL WOMAN THERE

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    2 Maxx's and a Ruster $1100
    Accessories and replacment parts $1000
    Quality time spent with my nitro vehicles.......................Priceless!
    It's all fun and games until you hit a tree; then it's only money!

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    Less than a year into it and have already invested over $1300 with upgrades and accessories tool box misc. (T-MAXX 2.5)

    But I dont regret it yet....LOL
    Run wide open til it quits. Give it a shot and run it again. OUCH that hurts........

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    *TONS*
    It amazes me that most people have never so much as heard of a nitro truck.
    .25 HPI S-25 Maxx: UE 8-Spyder Diffs, Super6 FOC, Ti Center Shafts, Full MIP CVD's, 645MG Servo, Custom Roll Cage, Custum Al Inner Rims, DDB, *MORE* :D :D :D

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    Talking Just Spent...

    Just getting into off-road and already today bought...

    2 Tmaxx(1-OS CV.15, 1-Megatech M16)=$600---eBay
    RPM A Arms U/L =$30
    Traxxas Alum Bulks F/R =$60
    Traxxas Steel A Arm Hinges=$12
    Top Fuel 2 Gals=$30
    Roll Cage=$35
    Jackal Internal Graphics=$30
    Steel Tmaxx Screw Set (2)=$30
    RPM Shock Tower/Body Mnts=$30
    RPM Bulkhead Brace=$10

    Not too bad for now, sold HPI RS4 so got some kickback, but now I can enjoy the benefits of a high-flyin' beast of a truck.
    SELECT * FROM community WHERE tmaxx > mine;
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    Three engines...
    pro line wide maxx
    new sevros
    foc
    rims and tires
    shocks
    bell crank
    CVD's
    frnt skid
    rear skid
    servo skid
    new pipe
    new header
    amulinum bumpers Frnt/rear
    aluminum bulks
    aluminum shock towers
    aluminum bulk braces
    spare parts (A-arms, bulks, shock towers, & stripped gears!)

    In all I have spent up wards $1200!!! (not including gas *nitro, or tools!!!)

    I will have to try to get pics up wit the new upgrades!

    allmetalmaxx
    Last edited by allmetalmaxx; 01-21-2004 at 06:27 AM.
    Why have plastic when you can have metal ?!?!?!?!?!
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    Talking

    What's money?
    LSU TIGERS-SIMPLY THE BEST!

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    Little List I've Been Keeping....

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    Gallons Burned   - 6.5
         
    Parts Broken/warn
    Glow Plugs      - 1
    Spur Gear       - 1
    Axel Carrier    - 1
    Tranny F/R Gear - 1
    Glow Plug Wire  - 1
    Fuel Tank       - 1
    Diff Housing    - 1
    Diff Bearing    - 2
    Motor MOunt     - 1
    Clutch Bell     - 1
    Clutch Shoes    - 1
    
    Parts Bought for T-Maxx
    01  Tmaxx               - $400
    05  Gallons of Top Fuel - $130
    01* Gallon of Byron 10% - $19 -
    01  Gallon of Byron 20% - $21
    01  Spur Gear           - $3
    01  Inline fuel Filter  - $3
    03  Exta Fuel Line      - $5
    04  Glow Plugs          - $14
    01  Fuel Refill Bottle  - $9
    01  Plasti Dip          - $6
    16  Duracharge Batts    - $18
    16  Duracharge Batts    - $18 -
    01  Tote Box            - $3
    01  WD-40               - $2
    01  Tranny Gear  F/R    - $6
    01  Glow plug wire      - $2
    01  MS Air Filter       - $22
    01  RPM 3 pc Skid Plate - $20
    01  Hip pouch           - $12
    01  CA Glue             - $3
    01  Diff Housing        - $6
    01  Gas Tank            - $15
    01  Roll Cage           - $36
    01  Paddle Tires        - $25 -
    01  RPM wheels          - $18 -
    01  Duratrax flashpoint - $25 -
    01  Motor Mount         - $11 -
    01  Diff bearings       - $8  -
    02  Diff Yokes          - $9
    10  Rub Sealed Diff Bear- $11
    01  18t Clutchbell      - $10
    01  Clutch Shoes        - $6
    01  Friction pegs       - $4
    20  Diff Shims          - $5
    
                 Total - $905
     
    Already Had
    03  7.2v Batt Sticks    - $45
    01  MRC Charger         - $100
    01  NM-Hi AA Charger    - $20
    
    Parts to buy:
    Round Head Screw 3x10mm - 2560
    Bumper screws
    Bumber mount screws
    Rear Spool                     - $10 
    Trinty Dark Blue Springs x4    - $9   
    RPM A-arms                     - $42     
    Metal CVD's                    - $50   
    Hi Tech Servo                  - $50

  24. #24
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    AllI know Is I have spent almost 1000$ on this truck and I only have had it about 4-5 weeks.

    371$ for the truck
    30$ re-chargable batts
    60$ charger
    20$ 7.2 and charger( can now use GOOD charger)
    25$ fuel
    30$ plugs
    15$ MS air filter
    60$ Rd logics pipe
    20$ spur gears
    30$ fail safe
    40$ hitech servo
    18$ Megatech Servo Skid Plate Blue
    7$ bearings for steering
    24$ Megatech bellcrank
    7$ Rpm Front bumper
    60$ Hard Core Chassis Bracces.
    10$ Rpm Center Skid
    4$ Tranny primary forward gear
    17$ Full Fource Roll Bar

    848$ NOT including some shipping charges or some Other bits and pieces
    in 5 weeks.

    Wow thats 2 car payments.. OH WELL There are MUCH WORSE things I could spend money on.
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    I have a little over $2000 invested in my T-Maxx. This price does not include replacement parts or fuel cost. Man I love this hobby.

    community.webshots.com/profile.php?do=editpassword/he123321

    T-Maxx hop-ups.

    Traxxas TRX 2.5 conversion
    Traxxas TRX 2.5 pullstart
    Traxxas big bore shocks F/R
    Traxxas 4mm chassis
    Traxxas primeless full tank
    Traxxas FOC
    RPM a-arms
    RPM skid F/C/R wear
    RPM bulk braces F/R
    RPM bummper F/R
    RPM shock towers F/R
    RPM axle carriers/knuckles F/R
    Hitec Lynx 3D 3-CH FM w/Spectra module
    Hitec HS-645MG (steering servo)
    Hitec HS-425BB (throttle and brake servo)
    RC Raven servo skid plate
    RC Raven hex screw kit
    Du-bro fuel line
    Du-bro fuel filters
    Du-bro exhuast deflector
    Pro-Line offset Velocity wheels
    Pro-Line steering kit
    Holmwrecker toe links
    Novak Xxtra Synthesized FM reciever
    Trinity 6v flat pack
    Trinity counter sunk washers
    Lunsford turnbuckles
    Maximizer Comp Bars w/ tranny plate
    Motor Saver air filter for TRX 2.5
    Robinson Racing rear steel diff gear set
    Team Associated return spring
    Last edited by He123321; 01-21-2004 at 01:51 PM.
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  26. #26
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    been in2 nitro 4 less than a month, bought: smaxx 295 + 85 worth of fuel + failsafe 15 + fuel filter 5 + glo plugs an air filter oil 20 + wheels an inserts 20-25 + 10 worth of front skids + 25 RPM skids + sirio bb pipe 20 + ballons 1 + batteries 25 = 520 (in less than a month) which is about $900 not bad 4 my 1st month?

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    i have about 1700 in my maxx, not including broken parts, gas, glo plugs ...etc...


    My buggy has about 700 in it. I will buy my MX-3 this weekend so that ups it 130 bucks...

    so after radio that is about 2530...

    oh my rustler 300 in it so about 2830 LOL plus the maxx I am building!!! WOW thats a lot oh cash for a 15 year old...

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    I am easily pushing $5000+ in the last year alone since I got into this hobby and bought my first maxx and started the mods.....

    Since then I bought a second maxx and mods and then built the first maxx into a twin engine supercharged all aluminum show truck.....then I re did the second maxx with a big block and whole new suspension... Then I bought a Nitro TC3 and mods for that........so there is a whole new slew of stuff.

    And to top that off I just ordered a traxxas Villan EX to take my hobby to the water. and I am seriously considering a drag car from new -era .

    ..then you add in all the supplies and all the tools & accessories for the tools & accessories and its endless.......

    BUT I do it for the fun and it sure is a blast. I had seriously considered buiding a real full size hot rod and decided that was too much money so relatively this hobby is affordable for me and for the amount of fun I am having it is worth every single penny. Plus my 1 st kid (a boy) was born 2 weeks ago so I can envision a lot more spent on RC in years to come....I even built a work shop in the basement for my RC stuff...
    Run What your Brung and Hope your Brung Enough......Or else go cook me some dinner!

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    It hurts my head to think about it but i probably have about 3000 into my maxx. And i'm still not finished. I'd write a list but it would take up too much space.

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    I am amazed everytime I come on this site I find somethig else and go OH YEAH!

    and add that to the list of parts to get.

    on Paper I MAY have the most expensive maxx out there well on paper.
    Last edited by chrisk20; 01-21-2004 at 05:34 PM.
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    about $1530

    T-maxx-$370

    Megatech .16 engine-$90

    Alum bumpers & skids-$80

    Alum Mudslinger cover all center plate-$30

    RRP Double Disc Slipper & metal spur-$46

    RRP High Performance brake kit-$30

    RRP steel input gears, steel foward gear, alum reverse gear-$68

    Du Bro fuel filter-$6

    JR Racing throttle/brake servo-$50

    Hi tech steering servo-$70

    Dynamite conversion with .26 engine-$300

    Hobbico Super hot shot 2-$30

    Pro-line paddle tires-$48

    RPM blue clawz off-set rims-$40

    Pro-line Dirt Dawg 40 series tires-$60

    Pro-line Mambo rims ( on order )-$50

    Pro-line suspension kit-$60

    Lunsford ti. hingepins-$25

    Pro-line F-350 body (2)-$50

    Pro-line F-350 extended-$28
    Listen.....do you see anything?!

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    some body figure this for me 2 piston and sleeve for 2.5 traxxas blue pipe ae pipe rd logice pipe rpm arms alumium bulkheads hitec 645mg , 2 clutches , 5 spur gears mip clutch kit fantom .18, 3 blue wirs 2 ezstart harnesses 3 tanks , new throttle linkage proline road rages new rims maximizer diff over 10 gal of trinity moster power fuel dynamite turbo flow air filter and a fuel filtrer i think there is more but i just cant think of it all
    I'm the man speedin past u in a maxx as fast as i can

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    T maxx $350.00
    Steel spur gear $22.00
    Glow ignitor w/ charger $30.00
    10 glow plugs $35.00
    New clutch bell $25.00
    2 plastic spur gears $8.00
    6 gallons of gas 20% $17.00 a gallon $100.00 in gas
    Auminum Anodized A Arms- $50.00
    2.5 uprgade $30.00
    2.5 motor $130.00
    Titan rims $30.00
    New anodised chassis $35.00
    2.5 recoil starter $25.00
    2.5 header $20.00
    HSN $15.00
    new drive hub $18.00
    AROUND $850.00 ONLY SAD THING IS I PUT ALL THIS INTO IT AND I SPEND MORE TIME FIXING IT THEN I DO DRIVING IT!!!!!!

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    its amazing how easily u can spend money doin this but hey its fun im only 12 but im lovin it.........dont have a job so when my nitro sport se breaks down its a while till i get it going again nitro sport se rtr-------------------$300.97
    broken shocks---------------------$25.00(estimate)
    new tires(rear only)---------------$16.00(estimate)
    foams--------------------------------$4.50
    tie bar--------------------------------$6.00
    aluminum shock caps-------------$7.00
    lost fuel bottle---------------------$8.00
    new body---------------------------$35.00
    fuel-----------------------------------$120.00
    bottom of where the shock hangs---------------------------------------------------------------------------------$10.00

    GRANDTOTAL532.47
    you can e-mail me at chrisnumber1@sbcglobal.net

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    close to 1900.00

    check my sig for pics
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    .... if im gonna spend 3 grand its gonna b in somthing that takes from point a to point b..... and god bless you all who actully put the time n effort into that stuff... gl to you all

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    I spent to much I had to cancel the insurance on my real car just to pay for the replacement parts. It was worth in though.
    Igloo
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