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    Xmaxx Motor/esc suggestions

    Hey guys I am looking for motor/esc suggestions. At the moment I have a stock 6s Xmaxx that just had all brand new bearings and service in the drivetrain (from previous owner) and I知 looking to upgrade it to 8s power, I know that I知 going to have to upgrade parts eventually when they break from the extra power but for now I知
    Just looking for a good upgrade power plant.

    Also, if anyone has a 6s Xmaxx that has upgraded it to a better system with good luck can you recommend any tips or tricks to get peak performance out of the stock 6s system? Any help I get is greatly appreciated.. I did have a 8s system I was planning to use but I think I want try others .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    Hey guys I am looking for motor/esc suggestions. At the moment I have a stock 6s Xmaxx that just had all brand new bearings and service in the drivetrain (from previous owner) and I’m looking to upgrade it to 8s power, I know that I’m going to have to upgrade parts eventually when they break from the extra power but for now I’m
    Just looking for a good upgrade power plant.

    Also, if anyone has a 6s Xmaxx that has upgraded it to a better system with good luck can you recommend any tips or tricks to get peak performance out of the stock 6s system? Any help I get is greatly appreciated.. I did have a 8s system I was planning to use but I think I want try others .
    Thanks again



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    Mate, I know ReglarGuy has a 6S X-Maxx upgraded to 8S, he has a Castle XLX series ESC and a Leopard motor, but are many combos out there, for example, Hobbywing Max5/Max6 with his motors, or SKYRC Toro Beast ESC too, try to find in the websites and choice what you want:

    https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/prod...18438417743987

    https://www.hobbywingdirect.com/prod...18438418104435

    https://www.skyrc.com/toro_beast_v2

    http://www.leopardhobby.com/index.ph...s/detail/id/16

    http://www.leopardhobby.com/index.ph...s/detail/id/51

    https://home.castlecreations.com/surface

    Take a look on this pages, of course, with an aftermarket motor, you need a motor mount, from WFO or similar, and if you buy a Max5 or Mamba XLX system, you need an ESC plate, measures are different from stock.

    I run a Rocket motor 980kv and a Hobbywing Max6, but I say you, there are an amount of variety in the market.

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    Mate, one last thing, love the trashy look of this van body shell, ソwhere you have it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    Mate, one last thing, love the trashy look of this van body shell, ソwhere you have it?
    That痴 a 1969 full Metal Winnebago body from a old toy. Lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    That’s a 1969 full Metal Winnebago body from a old toy. Lol


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    I really like it, it's very funny.

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    Xmaxx Motor/esc suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    That痴 a 1969 full Metal Winnebago body from a old toy. Lol


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    The van body is cool.

    Basically you will want to keep the driveline parts from the power up kit. Drive shafts should be the first to break.

    I added a Maxx 6 I bought when I upgraded to 8S batteries. I started with an 8S from back when they were new. It works fine with the stock 8S motor and gearing. Shocking.

    I also run a Futaba 3PV radio. Never did like the single knob on the Traxxas tx.

    Enjoy 8S.


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    Do you know if traxxas still sells the power up kit?


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    Discontinued long ago. #7795
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    Hey guys I am looking for motor/esc suggestions. At the moment I have a stock 6s Xmaxx that just had all brand new bearings and service in the drivetrain (from previous owner) and I知 looking to upgrade it to 8s power, I know that I知 going to have to upgrade parts eventually when they break from the extra power but for now I知
    Just looking for a good upgrade power plant.

    Also, if anyone has a 6s Xmaxx that has upgraded it to a better system with good luck can you recommend any tips or tricks to get peak performance out of the stock 6s system? Any help I get is greatly appreciated.. I did have a 8s system I was planning to use but I think I want try others .
    Thanks again



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    Cousin Eddie.


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    So I see that the power up kit discontinued. Would anyone have a parts list of the parts I would need to make my 6s into an 8s spec?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    So I see that the power up kit discontinued. Would anyone have a parts list of the parts I would need to make my 6s into an 8s spec?


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    You need the spurs and pinion for the diffs (front and rear), the cush drive, the constant velocity dog bones, 8S rated wheels, drive cups, I left you the part list of 8S X-Maxx, there are the references and the exploided views:

    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...Maxx?t=support

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    You need the spurs and pinion for the diffs (front and rear), the cush drive, the constant velocity dog bones, 8S rated wheels, drive cups, I left you the part list of 8S X-Maxx, there are the references and the exploided views:

    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...Maxx?t=support
    Thanks sir!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy1991 View Post
    Thanks sir!


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    You're welcome.

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