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    Bad Day =(

    I was drivin around and finally broke in and started to bash around with the maxx, Well i was driving and as my dad said " tried to see who is stronger the truck or the wall" It was an accident i couldnt tell how much room was in front of it so i crashed it.





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    You're not having very good luck with that truck.
    My Nitro Rustler is faster than yours.

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    bend the shocks back, get a new carrier and RPM arms and get back to it
    Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!

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    Nice looking accident there. I love my RPM a-arms!

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    Ouch! If it's any consolation, we all go though it. Learning to drive is no different than anything else. Practice Practice Practice. I've hit my fair share of stuff too (curbs, trees, fence posts, parked cars, etc, etc), yep the list is long
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    i did manage to bend the shocks baq but they still get stuck at moments
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    RPM a arms it is! going to lhs 2morro
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    Pick up a pair of shock shafts too. Also check your hinge pins and make sure that lower arm didn't crack at the joint. Also sometimes bulkhead damage will get overlooked until you disassemble it.
    "Makin' a list, checkin' it twice, gonna find out...." LOL Couldn't resist.
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    Ouch... it could have been worse, at least the bulks held up. Might want to look at them a little closer for damage.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    it took a side impact into a part of the wheels and side of the bumper, so everything else is good.
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    Ouch........... Like Trout has said, practice practice and more practice will help stop breaking more parts. At least you are getting out and "bashing" your truck and having fun doing it. By the way, how is she running?

    If you are going to get new carriers, get the new Revo ones (they fit the Maxx perfect) that have steel rings around the pivot ball area to keep it from popping out. The part #5334R. Couple that with RPM Arms and it will withstand a bit more of a "practice" hit
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    i dont even know how to explain it, You need to apply the throttle REALLY and i mean really gently or it will jerk around bogg and stop but it goes real nice when in seccond gear.
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    Ouch! That's a bummer.

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    so can anyone explain this boggin problem? to clear it up
    Get to full throttle on a 3 seccond count b4 it switches to seccond it boggs as in sudden loss of power and it cuts out and then when it starts oh wee hold that finger ready on the brakes.
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    It sounds like the high speed needle (HSN) is too lean. Try richening it up a bit.

    The idle sounds to high if you have to hold the brake when started.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    i can never get it right
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    Quote Originally Posted by MambaPede69
    i can never get it right
    It's just tuning, that's all. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty easy. Get out that manual and follow it step by step to tune the beast. Or check out the following link, print it off and take it outside with you when you start to tune for performance, it will help 100% to have something in writing in front of you when tuning.........Good luck

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthrea...70#post2451270
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    Patients is a virtue...And a necessity when first learning how to tune a nitro engine.
    When you get lost with the needle settings re-set back to factory and start over. It takes some time to be able to tune properly. It's sort of an art. With experience you will eventually be able to listen to the engine and know from the throttle response what needle to turn and how much.
    Remember colder weather requires a richer tune.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    thanx. cant wait till the parts come i ordered the stock bumpers and 4 steering knuckles along with RPM a arms
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    +1 on the too lean. tighten the high speed needle all the way down, then back it out 4 turns and try that. also where do you live? is it really cold out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsurfr22
    +1 on the too lean. tighten the high speed needle all the way down, then back it out 4 turns and try that. also where do you live? is it really cold out?
    I would say the best way to be sure of your tune is to learn how to tune.

    Factory settings are just a starting point. Your tune depends on where you live (altitude), humidity, temperature, fuel, nitro %.

    Sorry to hear about your loss, can't have much pitty since I used to use Mailbox posts as brakes. I've snapped a chassis, bent another chassis, turnbuckles, a-arms, bulks (both plastic and aluminum). So we all do our share of crashing.

    Just a couple tips.
    1. Use heavier oil in your shocks (probably 50 wt is a good start), this will stop the rebound of your truck happening so fast that it dips in the turns and wants to flip.

    2. The way it sounds you definately are not tuned properly, I highly recommend a cheap hand held temp guage just to keep the engine temps in the ball park.

    3. RPM A-Arms and RPM wear plates are an excellent investment.

    Go over that link that Overkill posted, inside it are other links that have even more information.

    Like tuning with 1/2 a tank of fuel.... You'll find the rest inside the link....
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