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    Razor RC Maxx thread

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    Thatís my fav Maxx vid yet mate. Nice driving and footage. Nailed the double backflips! Love the shot 2 mins in where you drop off and itís just an instant streak of dust on landing.

    Have you upped the shock oils yet?

    What are you filming with? Seems like a GoPro? What settings if so? 4K60 linear? Footage looks great on the YouTube app at the fast frame rate.

    Nice all round mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosta View Post
    That’s my fav Maxx vid yet mate. Nice driving and footage. Nailed the double backflips! Love the shot 2 mins in where you drop off and it’s just an instant streak of dust on landing.

    Have you upped the shock oils yet?

    What are you filming with? Seems like a GoPro? What settings if so? 4K60 linear? Footage looks great on the YouTube app at the fast frame rate.

    Nice all round mate!
    Thanks, yup running thicker shock oil in the rear and a few other little tricks. Working on tuning setup, will post it when I'm done. Yup, it's a GoPro Hero 7 at 2.7K60fps linear. Glad you enjoyed it.
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    Nice bashing video! The Maxx is a perfect bashing vehicle can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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    Thanks for the info mate. Look forward to hearing what you settle on for tuning and shock oils. I always end up around 60/50 F/R or higher for general running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    That's a sick video. Looks like the MAXX can take some abuse. That looks like my old bashing spot before I moved, a BMX track. Man I miss it.
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    Fair bit of chassis slap going on - needs thicker weight shock oil? Maybe stiffer springs too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    So it's definitely looking pretty durable. I live in Ohio, I'm pretty sure I'd have to take an airplane to find a place like that to bash. Very cool, nice video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Fair bit of chassis slap going on - needs thicker weight shock oil? Maybe stiffer springs too.
    Yup, needs thicker oil. Lots of little things I did to make it drive better.

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    Nice vid mate. Good to see it on the bench. Have not seen any wrenching vids yet and Iím hanging to see inside.

    Did you take any video / pics while you had the center diff out?

    I just bought a second hand 3S 1/10 diff (6780) and it came with the stock 20M oil. Crazy stiff! Very interesting to hear a 50/50 mix of lightweight to stock worked well in the maxx.

    Thanks for the rundown on what youíre liking. Good to hear.

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    Very good video, very informative
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    This is it, my full and honest opinion. I'm sure I'll take some heat for this, but I gotta call it like I see it.

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    Once again, a very good review !

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    Great to hear your full opinion of it mate. The value section really stood out to me. I think you are on the money there. Hopefully the prices come down after launch or they offer an ultimate version.

    Good to see the driveline opened up underneath. Thatís quite a lot of wrenching to get to the diffs but should be worth it for a fully enclosed driveline. Thatís something Iím really keen to experience.

    Looking forward to seeing how it works out for you in the long term.

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    Nice

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    I highly recommend you guys go through and reset your radio settings and set your end points, especially on a new Maxx. Mine were off by a lot in the radio. Here's how:

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    Wondering what the front, rear, and center diff oils are? Also limiting shock stroke a little bit on my xmaxx really improved rollovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Wondering what the front, rear, and center diff oils are? Also limiting shock stroke a little bit on my xmaxx really improved rollovers.
    I think it's 30k, 20mil, 30k F/C/R.
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    50k / 20M / 50k from stock, but thereís not much fluid in the front and rears from the factory. Just had to get into the manual for the pic below...


    Hey Razor, been wondering about this for a few days after watching your steering calibration vid above...

    Iím wondering what your left / right steering circles are like now after the adjustment?

    On the old Stampede / HCG Slash 4x4ís and the LCG Slash / Rustler 4x4ís itís really hard to get even steering throw, due to either the servo arm or the bellcrank control arm being physically off center. So therefore the arcs of travel are off from side to side no matter what you do.

    But the maxx seems to be aligned properly at 90 degrees...



    So thatís why I canít get my head around how the steering throw ends up uneven, or how it ultimately affects the steering circles side to side.

    I pulled mine to bits so canít check right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosta View Post
    On the old Stampede / HCG Slash 4x4’s and the LCG Slash / Rustler 4x4’s it’s really hard to get even steering throw, due to either the servo arm or the bellcrank control arm being physically off center. So therefore the arcs of travel are off from side to side no matter what you do.

    But the maxx seems to be aligned properly at 90 degrees...

    So that’s why I can’t get my head around how the steering throw ends up uneven, or how it ultimately affects the steering circles side to side.
    The 90 degree part is fine, but IIRC the servo horn or draglink hits the top of the servo at full left.

    If you watch my calibration video at about 6:34 you can see that the double shear servo horn doesn't really clear the servo at all, usually there's a gap where it sticks forward from the servo, but it doesn't on the Maxx.

    I think on most cars, you actually need to have the servo horn at 90 degrees to the draglink, it doesn't matter what it is in relation to the servo itself. It needs to be at the peak of the arc relative to the draglink (so at 90 deg), so that as it arcs left/right, it is pushing/pulling the draglink the same amount.

    I haven't checked my Maxx to see if the steering geometry is correct. You're right that it's odd I have 110% on one side and 83% on the other. It could probably benefit from an adjustable draglink so that you can get the angle correct.
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    Thanks for your info, thatís really interesting. I didnít notice that before disassembly. Iíll be very interested in looking closely when reassembling as was looking forward to it being a easy install on the Maxx after the 1/10ís.

    Itís not possible to align the 1/10ís in the proper way you describe above as theyíre offset due to clearing the chassis and driveshaft. So itís always a bit of a juggling act getting everything even left and right.


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    Yeah, Traxxas gets the steering geometry wrong about half the time. That's why I said in my comparison review that other brands actually seem like they're designed by actual mechanical/automotive engineers while the Maxx seems like it's designed by ???.
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    Merged posts.
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    Newest video --

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    Great vid and recommendations mate!

    8940X for the win!

    Looking forward to getting a set of them.

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    My steering geometry is as good as it gets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IamRevoMaster View Post
    My steering geometry is as good as it gets.
    Please explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    Please explain.
    I get even amount of turn from right to left with this mod.


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    Quote Originally Posted by IamRevoMaster View Post
    I get even amount of turn from right to left with this mod.
    Thatís good to hear. Howís the GPM geometry changed from the stock bellcrank / servo arm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamRevoMaster View Post
    My steering geometry is as good as it gets. [
    Did you do the mod in the video as I'm curious?

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    Been out of RC for awhile. As a matter of fact have a handful of Lipo batteries under long term storage or as I say a "case study regarding storing them without charging them for a little over 10yrs now".

    They've been stored in a army ammunition can with 5es 1/4" drilled holes in the lid with a lipo sack on top of them.

    I put them in there years ago when I was having alot of medical issues.

    This went on for a couple years with my back surgery, bacterial meningitis, arachnoiditis and other nerve related issues as a result of the multiple surgeries due to 1 original failed surgery as the Dr had created a spinal fluid leak by nicking the dura which is the area that surrounds the spinal but didn't have time to deal with maintaining them.

    On top of it all I spent a year and a half fighting social security disability as well. Having a lawyer in the end helped but it sucked having this happen at 37yrs old.

    Took alot of prime income earning years away from me as those who know can tell you disability don't pay the greatest.

    Not nothing to want to get on but a small safety net if you keep your expenses/debt down prior to and if you should find yourself on disability.

    You will have needed to work hard and have made money those prior years of working as well because of the calculations they do.

    One of these days I want to remove the batteries and check the cell balance, resistance, etc as they were all charged no matter how old they were as I had only owned some as recent as a week before storing them.

    I have a 3.3 with only the break in and 1 run on it, 2.5r, E-Maxx Brushless E-Maxx, Aluminum E-Maxx brushless build platform with bulletproof diff's which they didn't have in 2009 so you had to make a off brand, 2 Brushless Slash 4x4's, Slash 2wd, 3ea 1/16 brushless slash 4x4, 1 Rustler 2wd, a older late 80's model rustler I'd found on eBay, Little Losi 1/18th brushed 2 wd truck.

    Also have many extra Mamba ESC/Motor combos I'd bought as extras when I'd parking lot race / bash before a local developer who's into racing did a deal with his local town about 5 miles away.

    In a nutshell he was doing a park for the city. There was extra land and he made a deal where he'd build it if they donate the land.

    The club has raised money and every few years they do hard improvements such as drivers stands, equipment for track maintenance.

    They also redo the track layout every few years and if you help and contribute labor regularly during preseason and getting track ready on rotating basis they waive your fee to use the track off hours.

    They have a technical track and a gravel oval which is good for those who want to race both types. A blacktop oval would be great locally but never will happen due to costs I believe.

    Everyone pays during racing but those who volunteer get reduced pricing as well. It's definitely helped the local RC community evolve.

    There's also a couple guys who have large buildings that put dirt on their concrete floor for indoor racing in the winter for a different club to the south of me as well.

    Compared to 2006-2009 there's alot more race areas.

    Sorry about the off topic but it gets boring at times.

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    Not much going on with my Maxx, but did a comparo with the Stampede and Hoss:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazorRC22 View Post
    I highly recommend you guys go through and reset your radio settings and set your end points, especially on a new Maxx. Mine were off by a lot in the radio. Here's how:


    That’s a helpful video, thanks

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    Razor I'd love to see you do a review of the widemaxx. I can't decide if its worth it or not especially since the steel driveshafts that you need(?) Are so expensive..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysterE View Post
    Razor I'd love to see you do a review of the widemaxx. I can't decide if its worth it or not especially since the steel driveshafts that you need(?) Are so expensive..
    The fact I didn't buy it kinda tells you what I think about it. I'm sure it helps on high traction surfaces, but I run my Maxx in the dirt and don't think it's needed at all.
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    Not even for the effects it has on jumping and landing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MysterE View Post
    Not even for the effects it has on jumping and landing?
    Which is...?
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    I've heard its more stable in the air and soaks up the landings better. I dunno man. I just thought your reviews were fair and balanced so would've liked to hear your opinion on it all since I'm considering it. Limited budget and all

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