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Old 06-17-2003, 08:48 PM
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I am looking to seriously modify my TMAXX. SHould I go with a TRX .25 or the XTM engine?
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Old 06-17-2003, 09:22 PM
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Default TMAXX: TRX .25 or XTM 24/7

Get the serio .27 or the OFNA/PICCO .26 before the XTM, but thats just me....
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Ofna Force .25 right or are you talking about the 2.5 that comes on the new T-Maxx? How much do you want to spend??
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Old 06-18-2003, 12:54 AM
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Default TMAXX: TRX .25 or XTM 24/7

I was refering to the Traxxas engine that comes on the new TMAXX, but I'll consider the other ones now

And, price is an issue, not so much just the engine, but also the conversion cost, and ease of installation. I'm handy, but I don't want to have to machine new parts. Do those work with standard .21 TMAXX conversion kits, or would I need to find a different one?
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Default If you are going to convert it to .21?

Don't get a 2.5 Maxx engine! A Ofna .25 will work very well as well as many other .21's! Now if you are on a buget I have to know what you are willing to spend to tell you what is in your price range! You can get a Ofna Force .25 for around $109-120! There is a ton of good .21 engines out there!
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Old 06-18-2003, 02:16 AM
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Default TMAXX: TRX .25 or XTM 24/7

I recently just bought a savage but wasn't too happy with the stock motor. I had a spare 24.7 around the house. I swapped motors and really fell in love with this truck. It's a wheelie machine now. You really can't beat the 24.7 for the price although my buddy at the LHS said that the OFNA/PICCO .26 was just a tad more powerful than the XTM. I also heard that XTM is coming out with a new 24.7 8 port. That thing should fly, I can't wait.
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Default TMAXX: TRX .25 or XTM 24/7

The XTM engine is right up your alley, and unlike the .26, you need nothing to keep it running for many many gallons. It is by far one of the most reliable engines I have ever ran!! And the performance is just crazy. I just ported and polished my 247, and must say it had crazy power before this mod, but now it is twice as snappy and seems to have gained quite a bit of top end. I would recomend this engine over any other in its class, for 2 reasons, 1 its cheap, and 2 you dont have to worry about it pukeing on you after a few tanks like the .26.
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Default TMAXX: TRX .25 or XTM 24/7

The XTM 247is an awsome motor.
The TRX 2.5 is just a suped up .15.
The 2.5 also overheats.
I run the stock head on my 247 and it has never overheated.

If you go w/ a 21 or larger you will need a 21 conversion kit.

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