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    The Good Ol' Days



    Ah, those were the days, remember? Remember when men were men and women were women. Remember when you didn't have to worry about putting your life on the line every time you stood closer than 6ft from a friend.

    It was a time when you opened your new Traxxas catalog...and there it was...center page...displayed in all its' glory...a shinny new Emaxx. Life just couldn't get any better. Even if you couldn't afford one, you could always dream, because you knew that having an E-Maxx was just a phone call away.

    Notice, how this four wheel drive beauty is displayed on two center pages. Back in it's day, no other Traxxas vehicle was displayed quite the same way. Yes, the gas powered Revo and T-Maxx were similar, but they weren't a centerfold.

    The centerfold of a magazine/catalog has always been a special place, and has a special strategic significance. It's a place where advertisers display their best stuff. Think of it like a girly magazine. Where's the best picture? You got it, the centerfold. It's a special place of status and for lust no matter what's being advertised. I think I can safely say, that the E-Maxx was (and will always be) the perfect truck for the perfect centerfold no matter if Traxxas makes it or not.

    Now, though, look at what we have to look at as our Traxxas catalog centerfold...a Cadillac! Holy cow! My 89 year old mother drives a Cadillac!



    Traxxas, we all love you, but can you please put something better as your centerfold. It's bad enough that you guys dumped the GREATEST electric truck ever produce, but do you have to poor salt in our wounds by making us look at a Cadillac as our centerfold. Can you at least put a centerfold in your catalogs worthy of what we lost in our E-Maxx...like (at least) the X-Maxx for example...something half way cool. Something other than an old person's car.
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    LOL we ripped the Xmaxx yesterday after the update and all was good thankfully. Charging batteries for both Emaxx's as we speak to rip up the feilds on our recess while home schooling the grandson lol.

    Long live the Emaxx.

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    i doubt your 89 year old grandmother drives a 600+ hp Cadillac as shown in that picture

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    My 89 year old mother drives a Cadillac!
    You're right, my grand mother doesn't drive a 600+ hp Cadillac. My mother does, and she sez that if she had it all to do over again she would much rather have an E-Maxx monster truck than a sissy crybaby Cadillac car.
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    I had the ol' emaxx out with my udr just the other day, some kids with a couple newer trucks kept commenting on how the emaxx was old... We'll see how well their trucks are running in 15 or 20 years!

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    Kids today, what the heck do they know. At best, all they know anything about is a Smart Phone. I'll bet'cha ten years from now, those same kids, will either grow up to be socialist commies or college snowflakes. How much do you want to bet? (lol)
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    Right?! I can already hear them whining: I was treated very badly. Very badly...


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    ReglarGuy, I feel offended! I want to laugh my butt off at this! I want a new catalog because mine is from the year the TRX-4 came out!

    On a more serious note, I know I'm a bit of an outlier for my generation, I really feel like you took that too far . Some of us like being outside! I love RC's and almost everyone I've met thinks they are cool. Also, they have a 'Vette body as well (I think it's a C7, though they should give you the option to take out the front diff and have a C8 body, because that one is MR), and that Cadillac is actually not entirely terrible. Monster trucks are cooler! Give me one! The Maxx is too small, the X-Maxx is too big, and the E-Revo is a truggy!


    Traxxas, GIVE US THE E-MAXX! Upgraded diffs would be nice [hint, hint], but we want E-MAXX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LONG LIVE THE PROFESSOR! Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Is_It_Broken? View Post
    ReglarGuy, I feel offended!

    Some of us like being outside!
    Don't be offended, Broke. (lol) As a Baby Boomer, though, it's our job (it's a unwritten law somewhere) to give you younger guys a hard time. I think I can safely say, that if we didn't, you all wouldn't think we liked you all...and no one wants that.

    Anyway, thankfully you have incredibly good taste with respect to what monster trucks you like, and maybe you can use your youthful influence to lead your fellow younger generation into a life of outside fun rather than a life of being inside, and of being offended every time someone pokes a little fun at them, uses a gender noun, or someone tells them to get a Emaxx (the GREATEST monster truck ever produced) rather than a 1/10th scale girly car. (lol)

    P.S. If a person has to get a car, get a 1/7th scale XO-1. Now, that's a man-car! (lol)


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    ReglarGuy, when I said I was offended, I meant it mostly jokingly, and I understand what you mean by needing to poke fun at us, and it is the reason we keep you old farts around! That's why I included the rest of the paragraph. Also, it is nice that there aren't pool closures every summer due to polio, though the current virus is a bit less friendly. You'd be surprised at both how relaxed the attitude of most of my friends are towards most topics and how many of them spend large amounts of time outside, though that probably has something to do with me instead of them. The issue I have with an XO-1 is that I can literally buy a sailboat for its cost. Admittedly, it's not a large one, but still.

    P.S. Here's a present from 2007 for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ I think you'll remember this.
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    LONG LIVE THE PROFESSOR! Rest in peace, Mr. Peart.

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    My! My! My! Look what Traxxas' E-MAXX has inspired E-MAXX fans (RegularGuy) to discuss in this Brushless E-MAXX forum!! Says a lot about, even the purpose of, E-MAXX's existence - it's lots of fun y'all!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    That guy did a great job with that lip syncing video. I seen it when it first came out, and have always liked it.

    I'm very glad you weren't seriously offended, Broke. I was about 97.3% sure you weren't (when I did my offended math calculations), but with your latest reply I'm now at 100%. As a ReglarGuy, I don't go out of my way to hurt peoples feelings, but on the other hand I don't tippy-toe around either. Some people (I don't know why) would be offended if we told them that they were the most wonderful person on Earth.

    In my other reply, I wasn't really talking about guys staying inside due to this new Chinese virus. I was poking fun at the guys who will stay inside as their normal way of life. I can't blame a person for wanting to be cautious. Being cautious (IMO) isn't a bad thing. Like you say, though, it's important to be reasonable. I'm glad to hear that you and your friends aren't letting this Chinese virus crap kick your butt. I'm also glad to hear that you're out there being a good example to your peers, and not out there acting like a big boob.

    You mentioned the price of an 1/7th scale XO-1 as compared to the other Traxxas 1/10th scale cars. When the XO-1 first came out it was like 1,200 bucks. I wanted one, but (IMO) it wasn't worth that kind of money. About 3 years later my (LHS) said that Traxxas had a deal where you could get one (with batteries) for $550. I jumped on it, and have been tickled to death with it ever since.

    Out of curiosity, I just now looked up and seen that the price for a new XO-1 is now 800 smackers. That's way to much (IMO) for that car too. If I had to choose between (I have to choose now) between 800 dollars for a 1/7th scale XO-1 and $225 to $375 for a 1/10th scale 2.0/VXL chassis, I'd lean towards the 1/10th scale too.

    In reality, though, I wouldn't get either. Because (IMO), the XO-1 is now priced to much for what you get, and the 1/10th scalers (while cool) aren't bad-(rear end fleshy area) enough for me. That's just (what it's worth) my opinion. That's what's so great about the E-Maxx. It is so over the top bad-(rear end fleshy area) that words can't describe it. You have to experience it for yourself...and, it was always offered at a great price.
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    It is odd to think how I came across the E-Maxx. Looking back, I remember ordering each individual piece of the truck and it started its life with the Twin Titan motors. More peculiar in retrospect, the day I ordered the final piece of the truck, was the day they pulled the last E-Maxx Brushless truck off the site.

    I sometimes wish that I would have kept it with the Twin Titan motors looking back on it all.

    I then got into a panic and thought that I would have no time to convert my truck to Brushless status; but then realized all the parts were still available over the last five years, and just recently, some parts are becoming increasingly difficult to acquire for either the Brushed or Brushless version.

    I seem to recall a thread where someone was having trouble finding a motor plate for one of the versions and I started looking around and found that it is very difficult to find a 3997X single motor plate; yet alone, a 3997 twin motor plate. When I went to eBay to do my search for either motor plate, the words: "No exact matches found" pops up and five or six years ago when I did that search on eBay, those motor plates were all over the site left and right.

    Sad to say, I believe the true end of the truck is here now and the reality is still trying to settle in my mind that I can't find those motor plates anymore on eBay. I know now, that I am definitely going to start running with my VG Racing cage way more often now because if I bend one of those motor plates, it looks like they would be near impossible to find new; yet alone find at all.

    I think I'm going to go make templates of my two motor plates right now just in case the day ever comes that I would have to fabricate one myself.

    Just sad all around really; but if I still have the resources available now to make templates of critical components that are disappearing, I think I'm going to take some precautions while I still can. I just can't bring myself to believe that if something breaks on my E-Maxx now, I might very well be looking at the end of my E-Maxx running days, and I just still can't believe that may be reality now.

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    Don't be sad Flux. There are a lot of parts for the T-Maxx that fit the E-maxx. The only parts that I see (so far) that we need to rat hole away are: the motor plate (can also be made), gear cover, chassis. It's still crummy, though, that Traxxas stopped fully supporting the E-Maxx.

    It wouldn't of been so bad, if Traxxas would of replaced the E-Maxx with another 1/8th minded truck, but that 1/10th single battery tray, Maxx, just ain't going to cut it. It's like eating a Delmonico steaks all your life, and then someone wants you to start eating hamburger patties. Yeah, it's eatable, but not nearly as good.
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