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  1. #1
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    Brushless tmaxx conversion

    I just got the t-maxx from a buddy it has everything but the
    Engine. its ready for an electric brushless motor what would be the best one for this beast plus I need info on the best suspension on a budget. It used to be AWD converted to rwd.

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    Hey buddy. Currently doing the same. Have you identified which chassis you have? Classic, long base, etc? I also struggled trying to figure out the best motor esc combo etc. And I decided upon a crazypony 2250kv 120A esc combo in the end. See pic attached.

    I havenít even run it yet so I donít know whether it works good for this size truck tbh. Iím new to the hobby.

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    This is mine. Classic 2.5 Tmaxx.

    Iíve got a : channel Etronix receiver and voltage power cap as Iíll be running the hitec 645mg steering servo and apparently would need a glitch buster?! I dunno but thought Iíll get one just in case. Iím currently awaiting a pinion gear set 16, 17, 18t from amazon. As Iíve already said I havenít run it yet so have no idea whether everything works well together but Iím hoping it does!



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    The motor mount is a generic one off eBay.



    It looks like itíll be a good fit.

    Hereís the clearance Iíll have.


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    Yes I will have to drill some new holes in the chassis for it but Iím not too fussed about that. I just couldnít afford a How2RC mount which screws in the current holes already in the chassis. This whole project was as budget as I could afford. All this including the forward only and single speed transmission gears comes to around £128.

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    Just be careful if you do use it as a 2wd, as the brushless motors have much more torque then the nitro power ones. I suggest getting the thing back to stock form being 4x4 and use it that way. Just some food for thought.

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    Def youíll want 4x4. Single speed transmission etc..

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    Finally finished mine.









    Itís not particularly fast and doesnít try to wheelie but I didnít want to stress the stock transmission so as long as it goes a bit and I can have some fun- Iím happy.

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    i am in the same process
    what pinion gear did you use ?
    i have stripped or broke 3 already

    really appreciate your input

    Thank you
    Paul

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    It really depends on how close your motor is to the tranny spur I reckon. I was using 32 pitch, size 15T. I have a range of different sizes that I can sell you for cheap tho. Let me know


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    who is the pinion gear manufacturer you are using?
    i have been using Traxxas hardened Junk

    you pinion looks completely different

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    Robinson Racing makes some good pinions. Just make sure to get the hardened steel ones.

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    thank you
    have you tried Techno ?

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