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Old 04-02-2009, 04:40 PM
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Hi,
I have an old T-maxx 2.5 and the engines burnt out, along with several other electronics that need replacing. What would it take to switch it to electric? What parts would I be able to salvage? I would replace the servos with waterproof ones. About how much would it cost? ANY help is appreciated!
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:27 PM
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Get a 2.5R and replace whats needed, sell it and buy an E-Maxx or better yet that insane new Savage FLUX I'm not an electric person but that thing has me thinking. Haven't seen one yet but its got some good reading
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:42 AM
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I want electric. I asked how I could convert it. I did not ask about buy the flux or buying a new motor. I asked how can I convert it. I need some help, not someone recommending me to something else. I want it so I can have it fully waterproof.
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All you need from Traxxas is a suitable chassis....and the parts for the transmission.....parts lists and exploded diagrams are available on their website. I did something very similar to what you did, only I turned my 2.5 Maxx into a 3906 E-Maxx....I think the total for the Traxxas parts was around $70 or so......I reused the throttle servo as my shift servo, and I had a Futaba digital that I had bought for the T-Maxx....I have a Novak SuperDuty XR ESC, with the cooling fan option, and a couple plain 27t stock motors for now, just because I had them in my parts box....

Just go on the Traxxas site and find the parts diagrams for whichever E-Maxx you want to do, and go from there.....In my serches, I could never find anyone that sold a prebuilt E-Maxx transmission, though you might try an Ebay chop shop....My total for the project was around $200, and sometime I'll probably buy some of the rinity matched E-Maxx motors....I just have'nt had the funds lately...

I hope this helps.
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Thanks. I'm wanting to do the newer e=maxx.. I'm bidding on a chassis right now.. The esc and tranny look like the most expensive... Those are going to come along little later in the year when I get more mulah.
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