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    Tougher Body?

    Any of you guys tried any tough bodies, like the ProLine Brute Body?
    Thoughts?

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    They’re great.

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    i agree. They are as tough as nails


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    I like the look and the Proline Brute Basher body is my next one.

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    First run with a new truck - had a little tumble.
    3 of the screws already gone through body.
    Rear of body very small crack.

    What a rubbish body for such a great truck!

    Gonna have to pick up the Brute body - seems like its tried and tested by you guys?!

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    If you do a few simple mods your Truck and body, it will last for a good long time. I still have my original body from when the Xmaxx first came out. It's beat up, but there aren't any tears in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    If you do a few simple mods your Truck and body, it will last for a good long time. I still have my original body from when the Xmaxx first came out. It's beat up, but there aren't any tears in it.
    RG- What are the simple Mods?????

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    This weekend I should be able to put something together for you.
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    Not sure exactly when it first started or occurred but it happend. How do I add pics?

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    Maybe too many failed jumps and backflips...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Blowin View Post
    Maybe too many failed jumps and backflips...
    You can use Tapatalk on your phone and add them directly,or Put them on a hosting site, then link them.

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    Here are pics, thanks for info on how to post pics

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    Some more pics. I tried to paint it that why it looks lil rubbish lol

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    Better view

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro Blowin View Post
    Better view

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    Lol. You’ve been bashing it right, by the looks of things. Glad you got the picture thing figured out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVO-KN-EVIL View Post
    RG- What are the simple Mods?????
    First let me tell you if you're one of these guys (that bashes so hard) that even Brute bodies don't hold up, this mod probably won't work for you. If you're like me though, and jump and bash in the dirt at construction sites, this mod should work out well. Also, you have to start out with either a new body (best), or a body that (at the very least) doesn't have any tears or creases in it.

    This is what my body looks like now. This is the original body, and I got my Xmaxx back when it first came out. Notice that there aren't any creases or any tears at the body screws. There is a slight bowing, but I can live with that. When Traxxas came out with the tailgate protector, I installed it. It helps tremendously with keeping the tailgate corners intact.





    The secret here is to minimize the bending distance of the front and back of the Xmaxx's body during a crash by mounting travel restrictors on the front and rear bumpers.









    The last trick is to coat (three coats) the underside of your body with Hercules brush on bed liner. This helps with the small tears that can develop around the body's edges.



    So, three things: tailgate guard, body travel restrictors, and Hercules brush on bed liner. This is easier, not messy at all, and works way better than the Shoe Goo, and body washer thing. The reason? Because, you're keeping the body from creasing. Once that happens work fatigue takes over, and it's only a matter of time before a crack develops. Body washer and Shoe Goo don't stop body creases.

    In closing, you can get your aluminum stock from Home Dee-pot, and your front restrictor is: 3" long with a 1/2" x 1" x 90° angle, and your rear restrictor is: 3" long with a 1/2" x 3/4" x 1/2" x 90° angle.

    P.S. Another advantage is you can do this on other bodies too, so you're not stuck with just a plain ol' white body.

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    Great post!
    Never thought of using bed liner - may pick up the following and give it a try : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autotek-ATO...gateway&sr=8-3

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    You can use that, but as I mentioned above, it's best to use three coats of brush on bed liner. The spray is thinner, and doesn't stick nearly as good.
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    My attempt:



    Still need some washers for body though as the screws have come through previously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    My attempt:



    Still need some washers for body though as the screws have come through previously!
    What you have looks nice, but (IMO) it's not thick enough. Here is a picture of when I first did my Xmaxx body with 3 coats of brush on Hercules Bed Liner...way thicker. Also, remember what I wrote above: you need a undamaged body for the best results.

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    My body is undamaged other then the screw holes where the screws have pulled through - so I need washers regardless at this stage.

    I'll lay on a few more coats of the bed liner though! Thanks!

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    I did the spray on liner. It didn’t help. Body still bent and cracked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    I did the spray on liner. It didn’t help. Body still bent and cracked.
    If you look at my reply above there are 3 steps to do: tailgate guard, body travel restrictors, and Hercules brush on bed liner. The body restrictors are the most important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    If you look at my reply above there are 3 steps to do: tailgate guard, body travel restrictors, and Hercules brush on bed liner. The body restrictors are the most important.
    We’re on the same page, I was reinforcing your point that just just spraying on textured paint(for the most part)doesn’t really help.

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    Glad to hear that you are on your way to true greatness. (lol)
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    Nitro Blowin - It is good to see that the Brute bodies still need some reinforcement. I did laugh when you said you rolled it a few times. That body looks like it rolled over end to end more than it rolled on the tires! I still think the original body with Shoe Goo Fibatape and body savers, like I have done with the three X-Maxxes I have owned, is the best thing to do. You just lose three to four hours doing it each time. I have not ripped any of the three bodies and I bash as hard as you do.

    IftiBashir - Don't forget to get longer screws for the washers while you are at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drivejumpfly View Post

    IftiBashir - Don't forget to get longer screws for the washers while you are at it.

    Do you know which size please?

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    The washers and longer screws are the same ones I used in this video for the E-Revo 2.0:

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    Quote Originally Posted by drivejumpfly View Post
    The washers and longer screws are the same ones I used in this video for the E-Revo 2.0:

    Thanks - what size are the sealing washers??
    These correct?

    https://www.toolstation.com/techfast...-washer/p32007
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    Here are the exact washers. A little different from what you posted:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...6708/204276435
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    just got my brute in the mail today, going to get some stickers on it and mount it tonight
    ( and through out the box before my wife sees it so I don't get chewed out for buying more toys.. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowcrossmxz View Post
    just got my brute in the mail today, going to get some stickers on it and mount it tonight
    ( and through out the box before my wife sees it so I don't get chewed out for buying more toys.. )
    What are your initial thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    What are your initial thoughts?
    its a lot thicker. esp up by the body mounts. its gets thinner near the edges. its very stiff
    it is thick enough to make the body clasp a little difficult to open fully.

    when putting it on the Maxx I could jam the old one down because the body would give a little near the bumpers. this one is rigged enough to a point where I have to take a little extra care to get it to slide behind the back bumper instead of just popping it on. its minor but a small extra step.

    have not taken it outside yet. The Maxx is currently down due to driver error....


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