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    Just got My First Xmaxx

    First things first, this truck is huge is dwarfs my 1/10 Summit secondly its a jumping monster I jumped up a hill and hit my Dads truck oops.... X-Maxx had just a scratch on top of body. Any pointers on what i should look out for or do to prevent issues down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    First things first, this truck is huge is dwarfs my 1/10 Summit secondly its a jumping monster I jumped up a hill and hit my Dads truck oops.... X-Maxx had just a scratch on top of body.
    What about your dadís truck?

    Congrats on your X-Maxx! I donít have one, but Iím sure youíre going to love it!

    Have fun!
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    Read about body reinforcement,
    Also get RPM rear bearing carriers. Stock carriers and bearings are too slim and fail often. Iíd get rid of the motor pin system and set your gear mesh manually.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    What about your dad’s truck?

    Congrats on your X-Maxx! I don’t have one, but I’m sure you’re going to love it!

    Have fun!
    My dads truck is fine thankfull just a little higher there would be no windshield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Read about body reinforcement,
    Also get RPM rear bearing carriers. Stock carriers and bearings are too slim and fail often. Iíd get rid of the motor pin system and set your gear mesh manually.


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    Exactly.


    The truck is the most durable rc I've seen in decades in this hobby. As with any rc, it has weak points. Grip pointed out the 2 biggest imo.
    Grab a set of steering links, and a left and right lower arm, and keep them just in case. A pair of front inner axle bearings in the parts box is a good idea. They are thin like a wedding band and wear out quickly. It's not that these parts are weak. They are just wear out items that take a bearing before they fail. It just stinks to wait 4 days for a 7$ set of steering links lol

    I've never broken anything else unless it was a catastrophic driver error crash

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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Exactly.


    The truck is the most durable rc I've seen in decades in this hobby. As with any rc, it has weak points. Grip pointed out the 2 biggest imo.
    Grab a set of steering links, and a left and right lower arm, and keep them just in case. A pair of front inner axle bearings in the parts box is a good idea. They are thin like a wedding band and wear out quickly. It's not that these parts are weak. They are just wear out items that take a bearing before they fail. It just stinks to wait 4 days for a 7$ set of steering links lol

    I've never broken anything else unless it was a catastrophic driver error crash

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    Just had my first break today. Snapped the loop on a rear shock cap somehow just ordered aluminium ones to replace all of them thankful its still drive-able as long as i'm not to rough with it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    Just had my first break today. Snapped the loop on a rear shock cap somehow just ordered aluminium ones to replace all of them thankful its still drive-able as long as i'm not to rough with it...
    Thatís unusual.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    First things first, this truck is huge is dwarfs my 1/10 Summit secondly its a jumping monster I jumped up a hill and hit my Dads truck oops.... X-Maxx had just a scratch on top of body. Any pointers on what i should look out for or do to prevent issues down the road.
    Welcome to the X-Maxx world, enjoy your monster. As Gripdog7205 says, the RPM rear hubs is a must have, and try the manual gear mesh.

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    Just broke a rear drive cup alittle it still works but any possible upgrades for driveline components?

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    gpm output yokes are a ďlittleĒ better than stock
    and a few dollars cheaper

    gpm steel stub axles are worthy
    fabricator

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    Just figured out how to post pics
    My Xmaxx:

    https://ibb.co/L96dvjV

    Xmaxx an Summit:

    https://ibb.co/4TcqXqx

    My Zip tie fix for shock after i broke the shock cap:

    https://ibb.co/swzfwfQ

    Broken Drive Cup:

    https://ibb.co/0J4j7rD

    Group Photo Top:

    https://ibb.co/wC84ZBq

    Group Photo Front:

    https://ibb.co/2YdH1Wy

    Sorry if photos are not good i need a better camera.

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    Wow a shock cap? A first for me. And I beat the living dung out of my xmaxx. Alum will surely beef that up. My repeated breaks were lower suspension arms, and steering links. Understand that these parts took a hundred hits before giving up. 10$ an arm or 8$ for a pair of links. I broke 3 of the 4 stock lower arms over nearly 3 years. 3 steer links in that time. I spent about 35$ on arms and 15 on links in all that time. I replaced with stock. If you run it with huge battery packs, more powerful motor, and heavy tires, these will not hold up as well. Stock, the trx plastics are freakingly stout.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    Just had my first break today. Snapped the loop on a rear shock cap somehow just ordered aluminium ones to replace all of them thankful its still drive-able as long as i'm not to rough with it...
    Had the same thing happen today. Second session. Broke the loop on the right rear so like you I ordered aluminum caps. Nice fix with the zip ties!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    Just figured out how to post pics
    My Xmaxx:

    https://ibb.co/L96dvjV

    Xmaxx an Summit:

    https://ibb.co/4TcqXqx

    My Zip tie fix for shock after i broke the shock cap:

    https://ibb.co/swzfwfQ

    Broken Drive Cup:

    https://ibb.co/0J4j7rD

    Group Photo Top:

    https://ibb.co/wC84ZBq

    Group Photo Front:

    https://ibb.co/2YdH1Wy

    Sorry if photos are not good i need a better camera.
    Excellent photos mate, nice group.

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