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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    It's dead simple. Standard 4S Lipo is about 47x47mm. All RC cars that run on 4S should be able to fit it. Every other non-Traxxas car on the market can handle it, Traxxas decided not to.

    Most companies just use velcro battery straps that can any size battery.
    I see your point, but I cant fault Traxxas for trying to encourage people to buy their batteries.

    Personally, I wouldn't want the velcro straps. I'm happy using their batteries and charger...I suppose I'm in the minority though...at least here on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    It's dead simple. Standard 4S Lipo is about 47x47mm. All RC cars that run on 4S should be able to fit it. Every other non-Traxxas car on the market can handle it, Traxxas decided not to.

    Most companies just use velcro battery straps that can any size battery.
    Yet no one can agree on a connector. Heck last I checked the entry level 2wd sc truck rtr from losi and TA use different connectors, even though both are under the same umbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    I'm happy using their batteries and charger...I suppose I'm in the minority though...at least here on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    I'm happy using their batteries and charger...I suppose I'm in the minority though...at least here on this forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    You and me both
    If a person is an optimist (like I tend to be) newer Traxxas product designs are probably laid out for a beginner to have minimum complications and safety concerns. If a person tends to be a pessimist, then Traxxas product designs are probably laid out to minimize the ability of more advanced hobbyist to use anything other than Traxxas parts.

    In a perfect Traxxas world (where everyday is a holiday, every meal is a feast, and every paycheck is a fortune) it would be nice if Traxxas would cater to both. Provide vehicles that minimize complications and safety concerns to those in need, and also provide mod kits that would allow more experienced users more after market and future Traxxas equipment options. These Traxxas mod kits could offer for example: different chassis layouts, battery trays, motor mounts, ESC mounts, motors, ESC's, drive components, gears...just to name a few.

    Yes, Traxxas might lose out a little by opening the door for the potential usage of non OEM parts and accessories by their more experienced clientele, but in the long run they would make out better by the selling of different levels of mod kits for each one of their vehicles (or at least many of their vehicles).

    As it stands now, Traxxas could eventually lose out on several fronts. They'd definitely lose out on the sale of mod kits, because experienced guys either make or have their mod components made if not factory available. Traxxas could lose the sales of offering different electronic options, because different mod layouts can offer more electronic equipment choices that are always after market available. And worst of all, Traxxas could lose sales to their competitors by not offering growing options to their entry level users, and advanced options for their experience users.
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    Second Part

    Considering my above statements, (IMO) there is nothing wrong with Traxxas batteries; especially if a person has few and fast charges in the field. However, Traxxas batteries are more expensive than other comparable batteries, and if you don't charge in the field (there-by the need for moderately more batteries) a person might want to go the Traxxas route. Let's use me as an example.

    I have about 24 batteries, and I need more capable batteries than what Traxxas provides (due to modified electronics). I can get the batteries I need for 50 dollars less than Traxxas batteries. That's a savings of 1200 dollars. That's a lot of money. In the end, Traxxas does a terrific job with all their offerings, but I would like to see Traxxas develop a sales model that helps the new guy, and keeps the hardcore guy...which is why I suggested what I did in my above replay.

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    1200 sounds like a lot, but for hardcore RCers thatís just one car. I know a 1/8 buggy can easily cost that much to build for just a mid level build, with 600 for the kit, 100 for the servo, 300 for motor and esc, you are at 1k before wheels, tires, receiver, radio, and maybe even body.

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    I'm only at 15 batteries so far and never field charge.
    They last long enough to satisfy me. I'm all about less headache and dont mind paying for for that. Same reason I shop the LHS first...it may be a couple buck more but less headache.

    I realise due to my circumstances, I may be in a different position than others. So I understand both sides...heck, I've been on both sides, up down and upside down multiple times.

    I DO need to chill with the cars though as it's slowed down my investment goals some.

    It's all good though, I'm having a blast!

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    FYI... These will fit. Note*** the trx connector adaptors they come with are crapola. So find them with better connectors. I own these packs for my xmaxx. They have been flawless with plenty of punch and perfect balanceing.

    Just measured them at 137x33x40. Thats actual, not sure what is claimed in ad.

    I do want to repeat that I'm very, very satisfied with the cells. In the end I wanted to change away from trx connectors, so the junk adapters were no issue for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoBelugas View Post
    1200 sounds like a lot, but for hardcore RCers that’s just one car. I know a 1/8 buggy can easily cost that much to build for just a mid level build, with 600 for the kit, 100 for the servo, 300 for motor and esc, you are at 1k before wheels, tires, receiver, radio, and maybe even body.
    Many would consider me pretty hard core, but even at that (IMO) hardcore doesn't mean throwing money around unnecessarily. I do agree 100% that 12 hundred dollars can buy a lot of RC goodies, which is a very good point, and why I try to spend wisely. (IMO) hardcore is doing what it takes to get the performance wanted, and spending wisely lets me get there for the best bang for my buck.
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    Odd as it may sound, when I stopped trying to save money on everything is when I really started having money to save...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    If a person is an optimist (like I tend to be) newer Traxxas product designs are probably laid out for a beginner to have minimum complications and safety concerns. If a person tends to be a pessimist, then Traxxas product designs are probably laid out to minimize the ability of more advanced hobbyist to use anything other than Traxxas parts.

    In a perfect Traxxas world (where everyday is a holiday, every meal is a feast, and every paycheck is a fortune) it would be nice if Traxxas would cater to both. Provide vehicles that minimize complications and safety concerns to those in need, and also provide mod kits that would allow more experienced users more after market and future Traxxas equipment options. These Traxxas mod kits could offer for example: different chassis layouts, battery trays, motor mounts, ESC mounts, motors, ESC's, drive components, gears...just to name a few.

    Yes, Traxxas might lose out a little by opening the door for the potential usage of non OEM parts and accessories by their more experienced clientele, but in the long run they would make out better by the selling of different levels of mod kits for each one of their vehicles (or at least many of their vehicles).

    As it stands now, Traxxas could eventually lose out on several fronts. They'd definitely lose out on the sale of mod kits, because experienced guys either make or have their mod components made if not factory available. Traxxas could lose the sales of offering different electronic options, because different mod layouts can offer more electronic equipment choices that are always after market available. And worst of all, Traxxas could lose sales to their competitors by not offering growing options to their entry level users, and advanced options for their experience users.
    I'm not trying to start a debate about what is and what isn't, but it seems to me that Traxxas knows exactly what they are doing. I think sometimes we, that's me included forget that Traxxas is a RTR company, probably the best in the world. I'm a modder, like you, so I look at new vehicles the same way you do. I consider what are the weak points, what will need changed to be reliable for me, how far can I mod it. Some traxxas vehicles work for me, Erevo 2.0, Xmaxx, and some don't. I want to use USMC 1984 as an example. I like him, hope he doesn't take any offense to this, but he is Traxxas's dream customer. He likes to keep things stock, likes to buy from his LHS, he got hooked and decided to purchase every vehicle Traxxas makes LOL. That I think is what the brand wants to be and there is nothing wrong with that. I think Traxxas is kind of like the Apple of the RC industry and it's kind of a good idea. There is enough of those guys out there to support the brand, and then the guys like me and you, although disappointed in design, or it not catering to us do still support the models that do work out for us. I personally look at Traxxas when I just want something to rip around, be able to get parts same day at my LHS, etc. If I want something extreme, and highly modded I build a kit from scratch where I do get to pick everything out. Honestly, I think if you set your heart on making the Maxx what you wanted it to be for you, you could. I've seen and heard enough of you to know you are capable of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickruger View Post
    I'm not trying to start a debate about what is and what isn't, but it seems to me that Traxxas knows exactly what they are doing. I think sometimes we, that's me included forget that Traxxas is a RTR company, probably the best in the world. I'm a modder, like you, so I look at new vehicles the same way you do. I consider what are the weak points, what will need changed to be reliable for me, how far can I mod it. Some traxxas vehicles work for me, Erevo 2.0, Xmaxx, and some don't. I want to use USMC 1984 as an example. I like him, hope he doesn't take any offense to this, but he is Traxxas's dream customer. He likes to keep things stock, likes to buy from his LHS, he got hooked and decided to purchase every vehicle Traxxas makes LOL. That I think is what the brand wants to be and there is nothing wrong with that. I think Traxxas is kind of like the Apple of the RC industry and it's kind of a good idea. There is enough of those guys out there to support the brand, and then the guys like me and you, although disappointed in design, or it not catering to us do still support the models that do work out for us. I personally look at Traxxas when I just want something to rip around, be able to get parts same day at my LHS, etc. If I want something extreme, and highly modded I build a kit from scratch where I do get to pick everything out. Honestly, I think if you set your heart on making the Maxx what you wanted it to be for you, you could. I've seen and heard enough of you to know you are capable of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    Oh sure...make an example out of me! LOL

    For the record...I don't have a Slash. Stampede, Bandit, Raptor, Bigfoot, Xo1 or Fiesta!
    Yet Lol

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    Don't have a Maxx yet but want to buy a battery. Ignoring price which of the two 4c Traxxas packs is the better fit for Maxx out of the box?

    #2889x >> 155mm x 34mm x 45mm
    #2888x >> 135mm x 42mm x 45mm

    Thanks!
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    Man... I am very dissapointed off that I can't fit one of my 4s 6700's in the Maxx. That's one of the reasons I bought the Maxx, was since I wouldn't have to buy any batteries and could use one of my 4 batteries I have for my X-Maxx. Annoying as ! It doesn't look like it would have been that difficult to design it to fit one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickruger View Post
    Yet Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnkTob2002 View Post
    Man... I am very dissapointed off that I can't fit one of my 4s 6700's in the Maxx. That's one of the reasons I bought the Maxx, was since I wouldn't have to buy any batteries and could use one of my 4 batteries I have for my X-Maxx. Annoying as ! It doesn't look like it would have been that difficult to design it to fit one of them.
    Even though I bought one, I have many complaints about the overall design and they clearly could have made different decisions but intentionally chose some things that are not good for the end customer. The battery thing is the most egregious. On the plus side, there is a fix for at least one of my complaints:

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    I have a hard time understanding the reasoning for using a combination 17mm then a reducer. Is there any benefit to this set up over a conventional 17mm set up? I can see the battery length being maxed out with the shape of front and rear chassis shape, but I honestly am scratching my head at the axle design. Is it just to allow usage of the slash style plastic drive shaft so the stub axle can fit through the bearings on the carriers?
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    I'm starting to wonder if anyone here just lets themselves have fun with theses things?

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    Oh yea, that's the problem. Being able to buy something, and making it exactly the way you want is how some of us have the most fun. Buying something, wishing you could change something, and finding out you can't is a very sad thing. Remember, not everyone fits in the same box. If they did socialism would work and capitalism wouldn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    Oh yea, that's the problem. Being able to buy something, and making it exactly the way you want is how some of us have the most fun. Buying something, wishing you could change something, and finding out you can't is a very sad thing.
    This is a hobby and supposed to be enjoyable. I think sometimes people take it too seriously though.

    Traxxas does a pretty good job, I think. We must all remember though that although they may try and satisfy everyone's wishes, at the end of the day they need to make decisions that put profit above all else. If they don't they will fail to exist and that would be bad for all of us.

    We can all build what we want or enjoy what we have without every discussion getting dark. There's really no right or wrong way to have fun in this hobby...I don't know...I just feel like maybe we all need to just lighten up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    This is a hobby and supposed to be enjoyable. I think sometimes people take it too seriously though.

    Traxxas does a pretty good job, I think. We must all remember though that although they may try and satisfy everyone's wishes, at the end of the day they need to make decisions that put profit above all else. If they don't they will fail to exist and that would be bad for all of us.

    We can all build what we want or enjoy what we have without every discussion getting dark. There's really no right or wrong way to have fun in this hobby...I don't know...I just feel like maybe we all need to just lighten up a bit.
    Traxxas can do whatever they want. If they make a poor product or it's too expensive, and people don't buy them, then it's not the customer's fault, it's Traxxas. If they make a good product and they sell well, it's also Traxxas' doing. The customers speak with their wallets.

    I'm not a fanboy of any particular brand, I buy them all. I feel like my role is tell the truth (in a constructive manner) and assist the population at large with what I see, and to a lesser extent the companies that make these. Other brands watch YouTube videos, watch the forums, listen to their customers, and then come out with a V2, V3, V4, version, etc.

    If customers didn't provide feedback, or other brands didn't exist, then Traxxas would keep pumping out the same 1/10 vehicles over and over for the last 20 years. Oh wait.

    I've owned a lot of Traxxas vehicles. I stopped buying them about a year ago because they were not improving them or coming out with anything new/better. That changed with the Maxx and so I bought one and it brought me back here. I think they had/have a big opportunity here with the Maxx. Did they deliver? In some ways, yes, in some ways no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickruger View Post
    Honestly, I think if you set your heart on making the Maxx what you wanted it to be for you, you could.
    I enjoyed reading your reply very much. I especially liked the term you used to describe our RC-ing philosophy. I use the words "advanced" and "entry level" but I think the word "modeler" is a better description of what we are. The word "advanced" to me sounds a bit snooty, but I didn't know a better word to use. Now I do, thanks.

    As far as your above quote, I do disagree with you a little. Here are two world famous quotes I'd like for you to consider. They are: "You can't get blood out of a turnip" and "You can't put in a MM2 and 2200kv motor in a 1/16th scale Summit." If a person considers these two world famous quotes, I think they'll agree that the new Maxx limits modelers due to it's size and layout. Again, thank you for your thoughtful reply, and getting what I was trying to say.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    Traxxas does a pretty good job, I think. We must all remember though that although they may try and satisfy everyone's wishes, at the end of the day they need to make decisions that put profit above all else.
    I too think Traxxas does a pretty good job with their offerings. I just wish they would consider both "entry level" RC-ers and RC "modelers." I think it would be better for the hobby, and I think Traxxas would increase their profits.

    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    I think they had/have a big opportunity here with the Maxx. Did they deliver? In some ways, yes, in some ways no.
    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    Other brands (watch YouTube videos and watch the forums) listen to their customers, and then come out with a V2, V3, V4, versions.
    I think, Razor, you're seeing what I'm saying too. You too must be a modeler. I 100% agree with all of you that Traxxas did a terrific job with the Maxx, but they should of (IMO) made it a 1/8th scale, double tray rig; or a 1/10 scale with available mod kits (or as you say Razor, V1, V2, V3, V4 kits) to include "modelers" rather than just catering to the "entry level" guys (or we can refer to guys like USMC as "stockers"). Maybe, someday down the road, the Traxxas Marketing Department will consider us "modelers" when making their future marketing decisions. I hope so.

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    This is a hobby and supposed to be enjoyable. I think sometimes people take it too seriously though.
    (IMO) USMC, there's absolutely nothing wrong with a guy (like you) being "entry level" or a "stocker" (plus, you're a fellow Marine). I was just using you as an example of your chosen RC philosophy. Most of us feel if you're having fun, that's all that matters. But like NickRuger so eloquently said, there is a difference between your philosophy and a "modelers" philosophy. (IMO) both are equally as good, but both want to have fun in there own way.

    As far as people getting dark, 99.9% of the guys here are very nice and helpful. It's just that sometimes the written word doesn't come across very well. I think you'll find that if you keep putting your best foot forward, and give people the benefit of doubt, you won't be disappointed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    "You can't put in a MM2 and 2200kv motor in a 1/16th scale Summit."

    Hmmm....sounds kinda like a challenge to me, and i do have a MM2 and 1650kv motor...I mean, it already has a 1/10 sidewinder setup and slash tires...


    I feel like they might release a "Battery expansion" kit like they did for the older trucks, if they don't then someone else very well might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rymesis View Post
    Hmmm....sounds kinda like a challenge to me, and i do have a MM2 and 1650kv motor.
    If you can pull that off I'll buy you and your wife (or girl friend) dinner. (lol) I'm gently laughing, but I'm serious. Dinner will be on me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rymesis View Post
    I feel like they might release a "Battery expansion" kit like they did for the older trucks, if they don't then someone else very well might.
    That's one of the problems I have as a modeler. I don't like having to wait and hope things will go my way. If I spend 500+ bucks, I want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    Modder, not modeler. Mod, as in modify.
    I don't know, maybe modeller is in there somewhere...hear me out...

    I personally don't like MODDING, as in hopping up the cars with aftermarket performance parts to make them faster, but I AM very much into MODELLING detail parts to make the crawlers etc., more realistic. I like to detail the bodies which would be akin to modelling versus modding.

    It's like my Halo Warthog project...that's all modelling work, the only modification to the chasis will be temporary mounts. The bulk of the work will be to the plastic body...modelling.

    ...We all have our place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    P.S. I would like you all to note that I didn't once mention Captain Marvel, Superman, or Captain Kirk.

    You forgot Jedi Knight!

    I also had a post of mine disappear in reply to yours in another thread. We were off topic, but we spoke the truth. I wish you could've saw my reply before it was pulled down though.

    As far as this discussion, Traxxas does offer different models in different skill levels, but the idea about applying it to every vehicle (making each vehicle in different skill levels) they make is not practical in the production sense. If they were to make the X-Maxx on an entry level basis for a novice, then what was the point of making the truck that big to begin with?

    Now along comes this Maxx that has minimal ground clearance (a pathetic 1.92 inches or 49mm) and somehow a battery fitment issue seems to be the bigger headache. I don't get it! Why would you want a vehicle that is going to be constantly grooming the ground with its underside?

    And then there are these videos portraying how fast the Maxx is. Really? Bashers are not out to set land speed records with an off-road vehicle that has only 49mm of ground clearance yet alone match it up against an XO-1 for a race. If you are going to buy a basher truck with only 49mm of clearance you might want to do yourself a favor and stock up on under-armor because I can guarantee that the truck is going to be scraping the ground a lot more than you'll want it to.

    As a matter of fact, I saw a video of the Maxx trying to reach its top stock speed and because the truck is so low to the ground, it ran over a rock that caught its underside and flipped it on the pavement. The rock was only like a half inch in diameter and it flipped it because the truck naturally lowers the rear end on acceleration like all other vehicles do and it buckled or kicked the rear end up causing a front flip like hitting the brakes too hard.

    In short, this truck is not for most that understand ground clearance is a big issue if you don't wont to flip all the time in off-road running. Heck my E-Maxx has 3.9 inches of clearance at the skids and 4.6 at the center skid and I don't have tilting issues while turning because the components are centered and the batteries are not an issue because there are two; not one, like the Maxx.
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    ^^^ I don't know...for someone like me its turning out to be the perfect truck! It might even replace the Rustler as the everyday go everywhere truck.

    I'd imagine that Traxxas never really intended the Maxx for the hardcore modders...they gave them the X-Maxx.

    I love the X-Maxx too but will probably run the Maxx far more often.

    Then there's the guys who like the LaTraxx cars...they have even more limited resources and places to run so they have something to suit them as well. We cant expect every truck to be everything to all people.

    I'm a bit of a tool guy...one thing I notice is those do everything tools usually dont do any one thing all that well, but in a pinch they're useful and also handy to the non tool person who doesn't want to invest in lots of specific tools...

    The Maxx is basically a Cresent wrench lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    ^^^ I don't know...for someone like me its turning out to be the perfect truck! It might even replace the Rustler as the everyday go everywhere truck.

    I'd imagine that Traxxas never really intended the Maxx for the hardcore modders...they gave them the X-Maxx.

    I love the X-Maxx too but will probably run the Maxx far more often.

    Then there's the guys who like the LaTraxx cars...they have even more limited resources and places to run so they have something to suit them as well. We cant expect every truck to be everything to all people.

    I'm a bit of a tool guy...one thing I notice is those do everything tools usually dont do any one thing all that well, but in a pinch they're useful and also handy to the non tool person who doesn't want to invest in lots of specific tools...

    The Maxx is basically a Cresent wrench lol!
    You have very valid points and I have read most of your posts in different forums. Don't get me wrong, I really do like Traxxas vehicles and believe it or not, I bought most of my Traxxas vehicles piece by piece because I'm bored and enjoy putting them together.

    I think I have to refer to the schematics maybe once a year for each vehicle because of similarities between vehicles yet a slight difference that could be costly if put together incorrectly. That is the advantage to buying these vehicles piece by piece; because you get to understand them more in a dynamic sense of building them yet alone understanding why they work and to reveal weak points.

    Is it foolish to buy them piece by piece? No, it is just a lot more expensive but if you are someone like me on a monthly budget, it is more practical to just spend a couple hundred here and there than to outright just throw away a grand at a time.

    I think the stock vehicles work best when you leave every piece stock - and I mean every piece, including electronics because of the Traxxas warranty when it comes to batteries. They want to make darn sure every piece was a Traxxas product before you try to reclaim something. That is when I show them the receipt of every piece that I bought from them.

    Maybe that is the advantage of buying these vehicles piece by piece when keeping them all stock - or not.
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    I wonder if HPP Germany for the ERBE wheel hexes would fit in the MAXX? I know one thing I'm trying when I get my MAXX. Come on Oct 28th.....
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    I agree Flux Capacitor...there's many ways for each of us to enjoy this hobby in our own way...we all also need to accept that not every new offering may be our cup of tea.

    I admire your way of doing things...in a different time I would have done it that way too. Where I'm at now, I'd rather pay my lhs to fix my cars.
    I do think if they came as kits, people would learn much more about them...in some ways I wish I'd have built them up. On the other hand, if I had to build them, I wouldn't have nearly as many...probably two or three.

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    I don't model anything. I couldn't care less how realistic my RC cars look, a Maxx is the most unrealistic looking RC car you can buy.

    I do modify my RC cars, to improve things I think are lacking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    I don't model anything. I couldn't care less how realistic my RC cars look, a Maxx is the most unrealistic looking RC car you can buy.

    I do modify my RC cars, to improve things I think are lacking.
    Nothing wrong with that either...but some people do like modelling... there's no right or wrong way to enjoy this hobby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
    I agree Flux Capacitor...there's many ways for each of us to enjoy this hobby in our own way...we all also need to accept that not every new offering may be our cup of tea.

    I admire your way of doing things...in a different time I would have done it that way too. Where I'm at now, I'd rather pay my lhs to fix my cars.
    I do think if they came as kits, people would learn much more about them...in some ways I wish I'd have built them up. On the other hand, if I had to build them, I wouldn't have nearly as many...probably two or three.
    With most kits there only tedious parts I think are the diffs, and shocks, and only because they can can get messy.

    Iíve a...um...number of Sl4sh, Rustl4r, and stampede, sigh. and itís been nice to learn how to swap parts to change configuration, the more i take them apart the faster I put them back together. Itís no worse than putting kits together, imho.

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    Lectron Pro 4s 5200mah fits perfectly in maxx 4s! This truck is incredibly strong only broken part was tire blew more than half the sidewall out on rear left during a wheelie across small parking lot. Other than that I have tried to break it and still cannot also I am using t-maxx 2.5 tires as they fit and do not rub! I am so impressed with this truck! The abuse I have put this truck through would break everything else I own but only one tire is still incredibly impressive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    Modder, not modeler. Mod, as in modify.
    Yep, you're right. My boo-boo is actually kind of cool, though, cuz I think (from all us guys discussing) I'm a modder and a modeler. I like things to look reasonably real, and I like to be able to work out factory short comings. I definitely don't build piece by piece though, too expensive. I like to buy workable RTR's, make them the way I want, and then sell off their old parts.

    For me, that works out to be a lot cheaper than building piece by piece. I definitely don't let my (LHS) fix my stuff. That's way to expensive too, plus half the fun is finding the short comings and then fixing them with better solutions. Like USMC sez, though, everybody needs to have fun in their own way. That's what makes this forum fun to read is reading all about the different ways we all have fun and what we do to get there.
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    My LHS charges $10/hr for labor...lol...I cant touch that! Plus they are much faster than I am. Now that I'm off injured reserve, I have more money than time! I'll pay them to fix my cars...

    These cars are my one fun only outlet, so...I just do the fun parts.


    FWIW, I dont care if the Maxx doesn't look real, like I said, I like detailing the crawlers...the Maxx is just a fun basher for me.
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