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    Upgrades?

    Does anyone know of any upgrades that they feel are appropriate and useful for the new e-maxx
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    I recommend RPM skidpads and RPM front bumper. Both do the Emaxx very well in making it more durable. I see in your sig you have the SPC 4600. I'm waiting for mines to arrive. How are they?
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    i would go with skids for sure. my truck has the hardcore racing titanium skids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    I see in your sig you have the SPC 4600. I'm waiting for mines to arrive. How are they?
    Looks like they fried!

    Lethal,

    Best advice I think is to upgrade as you break something as long as you have a close LHS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nino
    I recommend RPM skidpads and RPM front bumper. Both do the Emaxx very well in making it more durable. I see in your sig you have the SPC 4600. I'm waiting for mines to arrive. How are they?
    They have to be the best batteries I have ever owned, I can do over 40 with my batteries, my step dad has a T-Maxx 2.5 and I can beat him from a dead stop and in the long run.

    **EDIT** Do the Skid Plates from the 3906 work for the 3905?
    Last edited by lethal323; 02-25-2008 at 08:35 PM.
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    yes they do. except for center skid plates.
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    Smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by lethal323
    They have to be the best batteries I have ever owned, I can do over 40 with my batteries, my step dad has a T-Maxx 2.5 and I can beat him from a dead stop and in the long run.

    **EDIT** Do the Skid Plates from the 3906 work for the 3905?
    Over 40 mph? I suppose your running brushless then correct? Stock titan's won't get you 40.
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    Im not running brushless...

    I can out run a T-Maxx 2.5 but not a(n) Revo 3.3
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    rpm shock towers,bulkhead braces,front bumper and skids. Traxxas bigbore shocks,w/rc raven progressive springs . These have been good to me. I replaced with these parts as I repaired what I broke.
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    I think im just going to buy an aluminum part everytime I break something, I have only broken a shock tower from bottoming out on a jump. Here out in colorado we have SNOWY winters and HOT summers, so I need my car to be equipped with stuff that will suit me in both conditions
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    Just be aware that aluminum adds weight and will slow you down. Being stronger it will stress the next weakest plastic part, which will then need to be replaced. Some times it is better to have a little give somewhere, which if it does give comletely it is a cheap plastic part to replace.
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    I have been down the aluminum road too many times. Plastic is the way to go. Aluminum is for people that want pretty trucks. For anything else it is impractical and a waste of money. Money better spent on things that add performance. The best way to keep from breaking things is to learn how to drive, even with an all aluminum truck, parts break.
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    I live in central new york. I replaced the parts in my last post. I have run my 3905 in 10f jumping snowbanks at full speed. And crashed, landed on my lid, cartwheels ,you name it. The only break wes a wide open head on crash with a tree. Before I put my spektrum in. Stupid me. I think any aluminum would have bent. If not then the chassis would heve.Something has to give.Plastic flexes, if it breaks it is cheap. That is my opinion.If you are giong to run it but not bash it, aluminum as nice. How many bashing vids you seen with trucks loaded with aluminum?
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    i have some titanium and aluminum on my 3905 but only in key areas. and also the best i could find. hardcore racing skids, flextek arms, traxxas bumpers, traxxas big bore shocks. everything else is plastic.
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    Tru Tru, I will just stick with plastic, Thanks for clearing that up
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    On the skid plate question the RPM center Skid will work by simply drilling 2 screw holes for the rear see photo

    also as far as parts I pulled a pillowball through the stock axle carrier replaced them with RPM also broke A Arms and replaced with RPM. these with the RPM Bumpers and skids have made for a durable vehicle for a pretty good price.
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    Did you just place the skids over the olds ones for more thickness? or how do they attach?
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    Yes they are designed to fit over the top of the stock plates. The RPM Kit also comes with the screws you need.

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    ok, you also mentioned drilling new holes?
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    Hmmm why are the Emaxx bumpers not showing on the RPM site, but they show on Tower ?

    So for the record, these all fit the new 3905 without modification?

    3 piece skid/wear plate :
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBEJ8&P=M

    Bumper
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBNM3&P=M

    Bulkhead brace
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXJ85&P=M
    Last edited by BT_EMT; 02-26-2008 at 11:40 PM.
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    They make an E-maxx bumper too.

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    They show them on the RPM site. http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...s2.htm#bumpers

    3 piece skid set requires you to drill 2 holes at the rear on the center plate (no big deal) works great.

    see above picture
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    What about a Chassis brace for the new Maxx?

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    If you are talking about the bulkhead brace RPM does make one and it fits without modification.

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    No i know what a bulkhead brace is i am talking about a Chassis brace like this:
    http://www.buytraxxas.com/images/products/3921.jpg

    I am asking if you know if RPM makes a upgrade for this?

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    Well i guess they don't guess i will have to stick with stock

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