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  1. #1
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    X-Maxx Blog Update...

    Instead of making a new thread for the different things I break (lol - they're adding up) I want to create this blog to keep track of my repairs, issues and other things for my X-Maxx...

    Today I was bashing and everything was going fine when I got a call. While I was talking I heard a weird noise coming from my X-Maxx. After the call I noticed the noise was a constant, whining noise coming from the front of my truck and the wheels were a little crooked and I had no steering. Turns out I stripped the servo. Just weird that all was fine until I stopped and took that call. ???

    When I got home I inspected it a little more, then called Traxxas customer service. Super nice guy (Colton) had me do a calibration on the radio to adjust the “setting end points” but it didn’t help so he said he will mail out the plastic gears (Part #: TRA2087) to replace in the servo. The metal gears are (Part #: TRA2087X) and they’re about $30. So at least they are going to give me the plastic gears free which are worth $15!

    I LOVE Traxxas' customer service!!!

    So this past week at the construction site, I've managed to break...
    1. Right, front, lower suspension arm.
    2. Lost (but found again) the hinge pin to the left, rear, upper suspension arm.
    3. Strip the servo

    I think the construction site is winning this battle guys! But even then I've only had to spend $10 for the broken suspension arm, so worth the fun I've had so far!!!

    Here's a video of the sound the servo is making...
    https://youtu.be/KOhqpIml_Cc

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    Trying To Figure Out Broken Servo

    Here's a video of what I'm talking out...
    https://youtu.be/emTfLtOUbmY

    Traxxas said they will send me a new servo gear set so I can replace the stripped gear which happened this past Wednesday. But after taking the servo a part, I'm trying to figure out how things work and assumed the noise would stop once I turned the stripped gear around so the teeth mesh with the servo motor. Guess not? I'll have to wait until I get the new gear set to fully test things out but Traxxas said if I still have problems they will send me a new servo. Thanks Mike!

    I've said this several times before...I LOVE TRAXXAS SUPPORT! They always meet and exceed my expectations and it's why I keep buying their stuff - b/c they stand behind it and help you out when you have trouble. Thanks Traxxas!!!!

    ...and I just found this on YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ossSoV94q6U

    Last edited by Nickerz; 03-29-2019 at 07:43 PM. Reason: Added Pic Of Servo Gear Set...

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    Got New Servo Gear Set From Traxxas...

    I got the new gear set today (4/1), replaced the stripped gear and it worked! The "Bottom Reduction Gear" had missing teeth so I replaced only that gear, cleaned and rebuilt the servo and it works like a charm!

    I took it out to test it today and all works good!

    Thanks Traxxas! Best customer support around!!!

    Here's the video (kinda long but helps with entire servo rebuild)...
    https://youtu.be/4cRsxjAVR6s


    Here is are the instructions for the 2085 servo gear set...

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    Stripped Servo Again (3rd Time Now)...

    I was bashing earlier today, have the whole thing on video and all 3 times that I've stripped the steering servo, it's always been when the truck is just sitting, doing nothing. My dog and I were taking a water break (lol) and then I heard that dreaded noise (loud, high-pitch noise) and I knew it was stripped. I was jumping it a lot today, but nothing too crazy but I know those plastic gears can't take it.

    So I got home, opened up the servo and sure enough it was the "Bottom Reduction Gear" that stripped again. So I think I may just splurge and buy the Metal Gear Servo (TRA2085X) which is around $75 on eBay, although I could buy just the metal servo gear set which is like $30, so we'll see...

    TRA2085X Servo Link...
    https://traxxas.com/products/parts/servos/2085X

    Video Link...
    https://youtu.be/KpfPTgkdFNU

    Pics...



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    A bit crazy a big expensive truck has plastic servo gears in the first place to be honest. The 2085x should be stock

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    Bought New METAL Servo Gear Set...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kpowell911 View Post
    A bit crazy a big expensive truck has plastic servo gears in the first place to be honest. The 2085x should be stock
    Exactly! Plastic gears don't last with mine. It was nice though, Traxxas sent me a new plastic servo gear set again! But after I thought to myself...do I really want to keep opening the servo up to replace the plastic gears? So in the end I bought the metal servo gear set and I ended up installing them and testing them the day before yesterday.

    Needless to say, they work great, no issues and I don't find myself trying to avoid big nasty jumps or extreme bashing. I really tested it out the other day and of course it held up. So hoping this won't be an issue again. The very first jump I ended up smashing the truck head on into a bulldozer at the construction site - so that was a great test and it kept tickin'!

    Here are some pics...





    I ended up stripping the "Bottom Reduction Gear" again (seen on the top right...)

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