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    old t-maxx to e-Maxx conversion?

    I searched the forum and can't find squat.

    I have an old pro 15 I want to electric on .
    (Also have a 3.3 that's been upgraded to who knows where)

    Really just need a way to mount the bl motor and battery I believe?

    Been told by many people traxxas use to have a parts list for this type of transformation. Traxxas support said no

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    I know of two places I have seen links and videos from myelectrictmaxx and how2rc.im kinda interested in doing a conversion myself, but Iím still doin FB research myself. Hopefully someone else here has some info.

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    I really can't see why I would buy an x-Maxx when these guys I own can do the job.

    If I sell these I would buy a 2wd stampede and convert it to bl system myself but I don't like throwing things away

    I do hope someone has some helpful answers too

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    Both of those sites and others all seem to agree, you need to convert to the single speed transmission when you go electric, which makes sense.
    I have a 2wd stampede I got precisely because someone else was throwing things away. I got some batteries for nothing and traded them for brushed stampede. I plan on converting it to BL.
    Furthermore, the only thing keeping me from conver to of my TMaxx is that it still runs fine and I don’t want to “throw away” the nitro drive train.

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    The way I converted my Traxxas S-Maxx to a E-Maxx and I did is disassembled it and bought the E-Maxx tub chassis, motor mount plate, brushless motor combo and during that time I reuse the parts that was on a S-Maxx and basically it took a little awhile to figure it out


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    Single Speed and Forward only conversion to the T-Maxx transmission.....HOW2RC motor mount, electronics of your choice and Voila.....currently doing the swap now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REAP3R View Post
    Single Speed and Forward only conversion to the T-Maxx transmission.....HOW2RC motor mount, electronics of your choice and Voila.....currently doing the swap now.
    Do you think the stock drive shafts will hold up to brushless power? I'm currently swapping my .15 to electric and thinking about upgrading the driveshafts, but having trouble finding the right ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmaxxROOK View Post
    Do you think the stock drive shafts will hold up to brushless power? I'm currently swapping my .15 to electric and thinking about upgrading the driveshafts, but having trouble finding the right ones.
    Got another tmaxx for $10 > bagged the engine ,fuel tank, receiver box, battery box, switched to 2075 servo
    had a vxl8s esc ,$19 2150kv motor ,$10 22t .08 mod 5mm shaft pinion ,$10 printed motor mount
    going to order single speed and forward only - clutch eliminator wanted
    The rear center drive shaft will fail
    Maybe modified mip slash shaft for the rear center ,2 output yokes with each side shortened
    fabricator

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmaxxROOK View Post
    Do you think the stock drive shafts will hold up to brushless power? I'm currently swapping my .15 to electric and thinking about upgrading the driveshafts, but having trouble finding the right ones.
    The original drive shafts weren't all that strong; I turned many into pretzels over the years, simply running stock Titan motors. That said, finding direct replacement shafts for an original truck (assuming it's the old .15 Maxx) could be tough if you have the narrow suspension arms. If you do have narrow arms, upgrading to the wider arms would expand your upgrade options considerably.
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    Hey guys - just starting my own TMaxx Classic conversion with the how2rc monster mount. Has anyone used a 42MM motor, or are they too wide for the mount? Also, what are you using for a battery mount? I was thinking of going 4S.

    Thanks!

    Matt
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