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    X-Maxx and Dust cover - anyone using?

    Hi.

    I just bought the new X-Maxx 8s - this is my first Traxxas so iam looking forward trying out this brand

    On my other RC i got a dustcover under the body, attached to the body with velcro, to avoid alot of sand, dust and stones to get to the motor ect - anyone using a dust cover on the x-maxx? the body dosnt seem to cover much of the internals -

    So, are you using a dustcover? and are you having any difficulties/problems with heat?

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    I am using a cover for one of my Xmaxx's and it's cool it does work to keep out mostly everything but it can be kind of a hassle because I have battery straps on that oarticular model so it's like a of stuff to do to get going lol.

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    i bought one since i bash a lot around where i live which is partially surrounded by a sand pit. it won't keep the water out but it kept the little bit of mud that ended up under the shell.

    mine seems more like window screen material.

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    Hmm mines not so much a mesh but like a nylon fabric. I think it's like RR brand or something.

    Domineazy

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    I have the same question but about the E-revo, in you guys experience would It be best to have a dust cover. The body already does a pretty decent job of keeping the dust out and I don't want to spend a lot of money on my truck right now but part of me feels like if I want to retain the longevity of my car that I'm going to need something to keep the dust out of more sensitive components like the ESC and the shock shafts.
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    Have not installed yet on my 2.0 but I do have it on hand.

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    I have one from Dusty Motors and works very well, easy access to batteries and good temps overall.

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    I have one in the packaging yet. Thought it was too much of a hassle to access batteries. I won’t install it.

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    I bought the Shock Socks from TBone Racing.

    Love em.

    I am too lazy to run a cover over the internals. I just blast it with my low power pressure washer. I just avoid blasting directly at the esc and wiring.

    I bought an early 8S when they came out and have had normal wear issues. Couple of broken spurs and a cracked steering knuckle.

    Itís a tough beast and requires little maintenance.


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    When I'm done for the day, I just blow off the dust and dirt with my air compressor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    When I'm done for the day, I just blow off the dust and dirt with my air compressor.
    Yeah, thats my plan too - i just have had some difficulties with my other truck, from an other brand, where sand entered the slipperclutch housing and ripped my pinion and spurgear...

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    As a general rule, I'd see if there was someway I could seal that area up, or make something that would do a better job rather than using a screened bag around all my electronics. I know that maybe easier said then done, but those bags usually cause heat problems unless the RC is being used gingerly.
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    I run a cover and fans. I also have a bigger motor, so I donít run into heat issues, and donít have the task of cleaning after each run.


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    I've never have been a big fan of using a cover over my electronics. I know there's no right or wrong here, but I do try to be one with my mud and dirt. For the record, I say "Let the mud and dirt be free!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    I've never have been a big fan of using a cover over my electronics. I know there's no right or wrong here, but I do try to be one with my mud and dirt. For the record, I say "Let the mud and dirt be free!"

    Absolutely! What did that dirt ever do to deserve it's entrapment?
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    I don't know why some guys want to segregate mud and dirt from their trucks. Not me. I have a dream, that someday all God's grim will be judged, not by the color of it's grim, but only by it's density. Yes, I have a dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReglarGuy View Post
    I've never have been a big fan of using a cover over my electronics. I know there's no right or wrong here, but I do try to be one with my mud and dirt. For the record, I say "Let the mud and dirt be free!"

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