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Old 05-05-2006, 09:51 PM
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Default tamiya tnx (sportmaxx any good)

im thinking about getting a sportmaxx because it's cheap. i know it's 2wd but im gonna upgrade that later on
it's the only mt i think i have money for. is it a good mt for someone without any nitro experiance. but some elc speirience


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Old 05-05-2006, 10:20 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

It's ok, but for $20 more you can get a TNX that is already 4wd and has a much better engine.
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFNT6&P=ML
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:24 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

No, buy the TNX from Ultimate Hobbies. Its $309 there. Take a look. http://www.ultimatehobbies.com//p619.html
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Old 05-05-2006, 11:50 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

Look at the cen mt2. I believe that is the one? It is 250. And i have heard a lot of good things about it.
http://www.hobbytron.com/MT-Monster-Truck-(2-speed-transmission-pre-installed).html
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Old 05-06-2006, 07:42 AM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

The CEN is a bad choice, look on the CEN forum you see people complaining about eating 2 speeds. Parts support is weak, even less for CEN than tamiya. And look at the front shock tower it's got to be 1mm thick

The TNX is good I have a race TNX and it does all I ask it.

CEN doesn't have aftermarket support cause there is none

TNX has no aftermarket support cause is doesn't need any





I'm no CEN hater or anyhting, I was considering the nemesis, but it's way too big for racing. I just don't like those fun factors.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:18 AM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

how durable/fast is it. and is it like all tamiyas. oil shocks and upgrade and ball bearings and upgrade. what tires and rims fit on it. is it a good jumper. does it actually have no after market support
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:31 AM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

It is very durable and wicked fast stock. It comes with oil shocks and full bearings. Any maxx wheel and tire will fit it. It jumps awesome. As for aftermarket support, there is some, but not much. New Era makes a fair amount of stuff for it. You can check it out http://www.neweramodels.com/prod66_t...pwjyxpblgyjisl


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how durable/fast is it. and is it like all tamiyas. oil shocks and upgrade and ball bearings and upgrade. what tires and rims fit on it. is it a good jumper. does it actually have no after market support
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:36 AM
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hmmmm. i guess ill get on of these then. also can anyone get me a jumping video of it. i high one lol[>:]
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:40 AM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

Yeah i am not that big of a fan of the fun factor, but i figure on a tight budget... I did not know the tnx was so cheap. Looks like a good buy.
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what shells would fit on a tnx
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Old 05-06-2006, 12:39 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

well if we're nickle and diming, how about this?

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=LOSB0012

just another 50$... and can probably get it cheaper cause 400 is retail sticker. bet if you find a good LHS you could get it for a bit less yet.

then you have the sky as the limit, you could make that truck into a top notch racer or basher. 400$ and you have access to all the LST aftermarket support.

but now we're 70$ higher... to me thats a month of fuel, or a half a hop-up order lol. 70$ to have that kind of potential to the truck for the long run would be the best 70$ you could spend.
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hhmmmm no i think im gonna go for the tamiya. thanks though
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Old 05-06-2006, 01:53 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

Proline has bodies that fit it. Basically anything that is made for the TNX, MGT, or LST would be the right size.

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Old 05-06-2006, 01:59 PM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

Check out the video section here http://www.tamiyatrucks.com/

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hmmmm. i guess ill get on of these then. also can anyone get me a jumping video of it. i high one lol[>:]
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anyone have a direct post to a speed video of it. i wanna see how fast i goes because all the video's i have seen don't seem too fast
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

Here is a short clip of the TNX racing a Revo and Savage
http://www.tamiyatrucks.com//index.php?download=72
RCCA clocked it at 39 mph and RC nitro clocked it at 42 mph. It gets there quick. Don't worry, it is NOT slow.

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anyone have a direct post to a speed video of it. i wanna see how fast i goes because all the video's i have seen don't seem too fast
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Old 05-07-2006, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: sportmaxx any good

anyone have any pictures with body off. i wanna see what it's like inside. also how much maitanence does the engine have. im gonna change the name off the thread
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Old 05-07-2006, 11:18 AM
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combatcm posted one above ^^^^. Are you looking for a different angle? Note though, that isn't the exhaust that comes with the truck.
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Default RE: tamiya tnx (sportmaxx any good)

ok. i wanna see because it looks very plastic but i saw the chassis.

anyone have a link that i can learn stuff about nitro before it get it. i do know how to break in though. some guy at this hobby store let me break in a sport maxx for 1 run.
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Default RE: tamiya tnx (sportmaxx any good)

if your expecting the greatest truck ever for 350$.... of course its got alot of plastic. trick is thats what you get at 350$.

if there was a fast, well equipped, racing basher uber truck for 350$, we'd all own it by now
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Old 05-07-2006, 12:22 PM
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Default RE: tamiya tnx (sportmaxx any good)

i love mine, its an awsome truck, it just rips off!!! and i am only using the stock motor which is great, and so easy to tune, there was hardly anything to tune i just leaned it up and that was it, never touched the carb after that,

it handles beautifully as well,

talking about maintenance it just soo damm easy to clean it, what i like is, its not all cramped up like a revo or t-maxx everything is nicely spaced out and there enough room around, so u can clean it up easy, spend less time on the bench and more time on the track thats what the tnx is about

its a great truck
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cool. is there a link to nitro matnence anyone could post before i get one
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There is some general nitro info here http://www.misbehavin-rc.com/pit-lane/gn-pit-lane.asp

The TNX also comes with a DVD for break in and tuning.
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Everyone says its fast and durable and it is!!!! I own it to its great, tunes easy, handles good, durable. There is no more plastic on it than a traxxas truck, no offense I own a revo so i should Know. For 307.00 from ultimate hobbies or 309.00 whatever it was this is one great truck.

You'll want to through in one 9 volt battery pack and a charger for the electric starter for this truck to.


JUST DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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well i can't yet. we just moved backed to the city after living in hick town for 7 months. and my mom just got a job. but she still owes me the 400$ canadian she took because wee had to move back down. so i can't get the money for a month or 2[:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][:@][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][]
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