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Old 04-29-2003, 06:59 PM
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Wow, what a difference the forward only shaft makes in the T-Maxx. For those of you like me who rarely ever use reverse, I highly recommend installing this item. Now when the throttle is applied, regardless of how much or how little, the Maxx pulls away nice and smooth. No more of that annoying jerking. God that was annoying! This has got to be easier on the driveline too. No more reverse servo either.
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:55 PM
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What's the install procedure like?
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Old 04-29-2003, 09:45 PM
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It's a bit more involved than I thought it would be, but not difficult at all. It took me about 1 1/2 hours to complete. It could probably be done in an hour, I'm just not in a big hurry. The instructions are included with the kit and are very well written. You shouldn't have any trouble doing it.
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Old 04-29-2003, 10:09 PM
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hey grampi does your T wheelie like its suppose to?
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Old 04-29-2003, 10:13 PM
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Not really. It will do small ones when it comes off bumps, but that's about it.
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Old 04-30-2003, 06:49 AM
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The FOC is awsome.
Helped mine out a bunch.
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Old 04-30-2003, 12:57 PM
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Because of the FOC, I'm thinking the Sportmaxx is the way to go, then just add the 4WD and 2 speed modules. Reverse is worthless.
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Old 04-30-2003, 08:06 PM
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What FOC did you get? Did you get the nova head installed? Hows it working out?
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I got the Traxxas FOC kit part number 4994X. The Nova head seems to be working out fine, but I haven't been able to run it long enough to really find out yet. I always seem to be waiting for decent weather.
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no wheelies? My emaxx could do flips w/o a problem lol!! but then again the emaxx also pulls the tmaxx around... well i dont know bout the 2.5 engine, but the old one it did.
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I've heard you say that before. What do you mean the E-maxx pulls the T-Maxx around? It must be a weight thing cause it sure ain't a power thing.
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You'd be surprised at the power 14 cells and 2 550 cans can do the torque is superb. I don't know about the weight though, I'll have to weigh an emaxx against a tmaxx someday soon at the LHS.
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LOL the only reason the emaxx pulled the "OLD maxx" around was because the nitro engine takes time to spool up while the electric motors are instant. If you want to talk about power in an emaxx, stuff a Brushless motor or 2 in it, with 12 or more cells, and youll see real power, and 40mph easy!! Oh and the emaxx weights more the the tmaxx by about a pound or so!!


Anyways, was just wondering what kit you went with!! I kinda figured the trx cause its the cheapest out there!! I thought about useing it in my lightrace truck for weight savings but desided to go with the UE 8mm seeings how Ive had nothing but luck with thier products.
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Originally posted by adeoliver
LOL the only reason the emaxx pulled the "OLD maxx" around was because the nitro engine takes time to spool up while the electric motors are instant. If you want to talk about power in an emaxx, stuff a Brushless motor or 2 in it, with 12 or more cells, and youll see real power, and 40mph easy!! Oh and the emaxx weights more the the tmaxx by about a pound or so!!


Anyways, was just wondering what kit you went with!! I kinda figured the trx cause its the cheapest out there!! I thought about useing it in my lightrace truck for weight savings but desided to go with the UE 8mm seeings how Ive had nothing but luck with thier products.
you cant stick more than 12 cells on 1 BL motor because it will break the shaft. ANd 1 BL motor takes the emaxx to 40mph easy, 2 will put it over 50 with only 9/10 cell batts for each pack. Your trying to lecture me on something I've done way to much research on.
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Originally posted by grampi
I've heard you say that before. What do you mean the E-maxx pulls the T-Maxx around? It must be a weight thing cause it sure ain't a power thing.
The Emaxx has MUCH more low end power than the T, even with the 2.5. In climbing and pulling the Emaxx is the champ.

Maybe one day, I'll have a brushless Emaxx, one of the sickest M/T set ups around. The only bad thing with the brushless set up is the sorry ass run times and having to let the motor cool every other run.
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Originally posted by Avalanche
The Emaxx has MUCH more low end power than the T, even with the 2.5. In climbing and pulling the Emaxx is the champ.

Maybe one day, I'll have a brushless Emaxx, one of the sickest M/T set ups around. The only bad thing with the brushless set up is the sorry ass run times and having to let the motor cool every other run.
Maybe, but if you could compare peak power to peak power, the nitro wins that one hands down.
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I thought I read in one of the plane forums that when you go brushless, it uses power more efficiently and thus increased your run time, is it different in a car?
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Originally posted by Avalanche
The Emaxx has MUCH more low end power than the T, even with the 2.5. In climbing and pulling the Emaxx is the champ.

Maybe one day, I'll have a brushless Emaxx, one of the sickest M/T set ups around. The only bad thing with the brushless set up is the sorry ass run times and having to let the motor cool every other run.
LOL!! You can run hard at 43 MPH on 14.4 volt 1 BL C50 engine, and get 8-11 minute run times! WHAT DO YOU MEAN SORRY A** RUN TIMES! do more research buddy
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I was going to get into Fast electric boating, infact i have a meag mini 4 turn motor right with me. I do know enough that a bl setup costs alot of money. Ive seen BL ECS that cost 200.00 bucks. And then you gotta get the motor(hacker) and does that cost about 150.00 casey???????
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Originally posted by nitroman88
I was going to get into Fast electric boating, infact i have a meag mini 4 turn motor right with me. I do know enough that a bl setup costs alot of money. Ive seen BL ECS that cost 200.00 bucks. And then you gotta get the motor(hacker) and does that cost about 150.00 casey???????
it really depends what motor you get and what ESC you get... the prices very greatly.. a BL motor can cost 125$ all the way up to 300$ that ive seen if not more. Usually the combo of what you get costs the same, get a 200$ motor, you're going to need a 200$ ESC. Alot of ppl use lenher and (drawing blank) uh... crap have to check the emaxx forum again, but it runs the emaxx bout 38-40 MPH, not as powerful as the C50 can by hacker with its ESC, but saves you over 100$.
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Originally posted by grampi
It took me about 1 1/2 hours to complete. It could probably be done in an hour, I'm just not in a big hurry.
ROTFLMFAO- Grampi I have to say it, you're name says it all, "I'm just not in a hurry." Sorry man but I read that and laughed.
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Originally posted by CaseyDDR
LOL!! You can run hard at 43 MPH on 14.4 volt 1 BL C50 engine, and get 8-11 minute run times! WHAT DO YOU MEAN SORRY A** RUN TIMES! do more research buddy
8-11 minute run times MIGHT be possible if your batteries and ESC are up to 100% efficiency (which they NEVER are) but you forgot to mention that after 4-5 minutes there is a noticable decrease in performance. And as far as I'm concerned 8 minutes is not anything to jump up and down over, especially seeing as how you have to let the motor cool after 2 runs. You can run nitro all day at 100% power and depending on how your running, get 15 minutes on a tank. Just so you know, you can do all the research you want, my statements are based on experience BUDDY!
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Maybe, but if you could compare peak power to peak power, the nitro wins that one hands down.

Oh yeah, I forgot who I was talking to. The Tmaxx cures cancer and is repairing the ozone layer as well.
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its apples and oranges. There both motors, but thats where the similarities stop. The elctric has the right kind of power for a monster truck though, all low end and much better throttle response than a nitro. My friends txt-1 pulls my monster pirate around with ease because the .21 can never get into its power band.
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The T-Maxx is fixing the O-Zone?......SWEET now maybe they will put Big Blocks back in Muscle Cars!!!!!!!
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