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  1. #1
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    what upgrades for my 8s xmaxx?

    Alright so i have ran mine for 20 minutes and already noticed 2 things, 1 the ESC is jittery and cuts off. i have a Hobbywing max6 on order now so that should take care of that. ill send the traxxas one in for replacment and keep it for a spare. The second thing i noticed was the steering seemed to bind up when turning. Im not sure if that is the servo being under powerd or something else.

    So what other upgrades do i need to do other then the ESC. thanks.

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    8s Xmaxx is hooked up an Happy w/20/46 gears
    Nothing needed
    Could;
    Change shock spring rate and oil
    > different sets of tires
    Spare sets of inner hub bearings
    Battery strap mod
    different pinion/spur gears
    Modify an thrash
    ETC

    Just get out there and play
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    Do you have the bluetooth adaptor so you can update the ESC’s frimware? I guess its not needed since you have a Hobby Wing on the way but that should have resolved any bugs or jitters. The truck has run very well for me in its stock form for a year now. It really shouldnt “need” anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYbandit33 View Post
    Do you have the bluetooth adaptor so you can update the ESC’s frimware? I guess its not needed since you have a Hobby Wing on the way but that should have resolved any bugs or jitters. The truck has run very well for me in its stock form for a year now. It really shouldnt “need” anything
    I don’t have a Bluetooth adapter but I did link the remote to my phone and when I installed the Traxxas app it said there was a firmware update for the system. I’m not sure if that was for the esc or just remote and receiver. What adapter are you referring to?

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    This would be what NYbandit33 would be referring to.https://traxxas.com/products/parts/t...xxaslinkmodule

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightflier x4.6 View Post
    This would be what NYbandit33 would be referring to.https://traxxas.com/products/parts/t...xxaslinkmodule
    Ok then I’m set. It came with that already installed. I don’t have any sensors though. That will be later on down the road.

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    Anyone correct me if I'm wrong but if you do all the fireware updates you won't need any of those additional sensors the up dates included those.

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    You will have speed, RPM, ESC voltage, ESC temp, motor temp, BEC voltage. You need the wire taps to get battery voltage.
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    So installed the max6 esc last night with no issues. Just need to put the connectors on for the battery’s and fire it up.

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