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Old 02-27-2010, 06:40 PM
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i am officially done with traxxas there trucks are not but expensive paper weights specially my t-maxx
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:47 PM
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Kind of ironic mr Traxxas joe
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:48 PM
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its an old name
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:51 PM
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i beg to differ though, i love traxxas. there customer service is excellent and i find there trucks durable
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:01 PM
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im not knockin there customer service im just saying everytime i try to run my tmaxx something is wrong with it
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:11 PM
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t-maxx are garbage!!!!
my jato kicks ass
its tough as nails

now my redcat is weak when it comes to the plastics
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Old 02-27-2010, 07:48 PM
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love the jato 3.3, that thing rips and takes a beating
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:01 PM
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i have the jato 2.5 got it used and cheap they said they could not get it to run, i tuned the carb and it runs great. so matter what i do i have not broken anything yet.
my redcat breaks if i think about running it outside
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:14 PM
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you cant blame traxxas for your truck not working right when you take it apart and dont put it back together correctly. I have had great success with traxxas trucks. I have had 2 tmaxxes and 2 revos. All were great trucks. When things went wrong it was always my fault.

What other problems you have had with traxxas? sounds like you have had a ton of trouble with them if your starting a thread like this.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:41 PM
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i had a xl-5 rustler that came with missing esc leads, and a nitro rustler that was good until one crash and was never the same so i sold it.
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Old 02-27-2010, 11:43 PM
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so what did they do when you told them the leads were missing?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:02 AM
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they told me to send it in but i had to pay for shipping
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to me a t-maxx is all hyped up for nothing
i do not like the t-maxx
everyone thinks they are so great just because they are big.

i love the jato 2.5 & 3.3 and revo's
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:46 PM
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My t-maxx hasn't been too bad to me. I can't say it's been my most durable truck, but it works when I need it to. Last summer it took a swim in a ditch filled with water. I took out the glow plug, got all the water out of it, let it dry, and she fired right back up. For the most part I've been happy with traxxas products.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:00 PM
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same here i love traxxas very tough cars. just the t-maxx just dont do it for me like the others.
i would deff. stick with traxxas products
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the tmaxx is the original nitro rc Monster truck. its been around for a long time. it has its faults. and out of the nitro trucks that traxxas makes i would put it at the bottom of my list. But as far as traxxas as a whole is concerned....they are a very good company with durable vehicles. I have had a few revos as well as tmaxxes and i really enjoyed them all.
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thank god im not the only one redcat sucksand traxxas rocks
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ORIGINAL: Traxxas Joe

i am officially done with traxxas there trucks are not but expensive paper weights specially my t-maxx
Amen to that brother!
I had a tmaxx for a while and it was the worst RC I have ever had and my Revo was a close 2nd worst. I have never had a traxxas product that impressed me. I don't care how good a company's customer service is if you have to keep calling them becase their products are crap. It kind of defeats the purpose of the hobby. the only 2 current traxxas car I haven't owed are the 4-tech and the jato. the 4-tech just looks cheap and I don't have any plans to own one, but I am willing to give a jato a try. I admit it looks like a nicely built truck and I have kind of wanted to get to see what all the hype is about.
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Old 03-01-2010, 03:15 PM
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i have the jato and love it
its tough i launch it then it cartwheels 25 times and no damage at all what so ever...
i also used to have a 4 tec and same deal  never broke anything.
owned my redcat 2 months and work on it more than i drive it
broke prolly 15 different parts from driving on flat ground it has never been jumped due to im scared it will break
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:49 PM
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if you had so much bad luck with traxxas why in the world would you buy a jato
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Default RE: giving up on traxxas

Most of the time threads like this are pointless! How do we know how much you know about R/C actually when making a statement like this? I remember summer of 92 my friend and I both bought Brand New Kyosho Outlaw Rampages! Our first venture into Nitro after running electrics for around 6 years already!

Anyways, that was the worst R/C ever, it sucked, Kyosho sucked etc. etc. etc.
I put if away for about a year, but kept messing with some other Nitro's and learned and figured most of the stuff out on my own ( no internet back then ) but anyways, I got that Rampage back out about a year later when I knew more about Nitro, and magically, it was the best R/C ever! It rocked, Kyosho rocked, etc. etc. etc!

Get the point?
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:33 PM
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I'm not biased to any company but for Traxxas I have had good cars and then there was the "other ones" 3 T-maxxs and never any luck with any of them. Have been running R/Cs for 17yrs now and somthing about the T-Maxxs never seemed right. But thats not to say I hate them just not font of that truck!!!

I hear ya Joe. Maybe try a Revo, never really had problems with them but an engine prob which was an OS anyway.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:33 PM
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Have a mod change your name to HPI_Joe and get a savage.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:53 AM
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i have a slayer and have nicknamed it old faithful cause everytime i take it out it starts and runs very durable too i have hpi models just as good but they all have their own problems, but my himoto truck everytime i take it out it breaks something and thats driving it like its made of glass. You def pay for what you get
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I've been in this hobby for 20+ years and I'll agree with you on the T-Maxx and E-Maxx. I owned a T-Maxx years ago and it was a huge pain in the butt. I've also owned both versions of the E-maxx and both where full of problems even when run 100% stock.

Keep in mind that I'm a huge traxxas fan and have almost every electric they make but i've never cared for any of their Nitro stuff. My Nitro Hawk was a nightmare years ago and they just never got any better. With the exception of the E-maxx and Summit the traxxas electric lineup is pretty well put together. Avoid the nitros and those two electrics and you should be happy....
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