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Help me make my GF happy! New engine and a new T-Maxx

Old 01-24-2012, 07:39 PM
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I'm pretty sure the engine is dead on my T-Maxx 3.3. I'm trying to decide what exactly to do here. One thing I want to do is get another nitro RC so my girlfriend can run around with me. I'd really like to just get another T-Maxx 3.3 to keep operating costs down.

The motor is shot in my current rig so I have a few options

Option #1 Cheapest option: Buy a new T-Maxx 3.3 and either a Dynamite .19T replacement engine and upgrade the bearings or trade in for another 3.3. This option is the least fun for me! :P

Option #2 Quite a bit more: Buy a new T-Maxx 3.3 and a Picco .26 regular or JL Red-Dot plus mount and upgrades needed to support it. Take the 3.3 off new truck and put it on the older one and Picco .26 on new truck. Of course, this would be the most fun for me but also the most expensive.


If I went with option 2 i'd want to make upgrades to the drivetrain to make it at least as dependable as a stock T-Maxx 3.3. I'd like to change the gears so that i keep some low end torque to easily do wheelies but increase top-end. How much am I looking at for drivetrain upgrades to make it as dependable as stock with more top-end?

Also, does the aluminum cooling head fit stock T-Maxx bodies?

I've been researching for quite a few days. I appreciate the help!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:23 AM
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I wish my girlfriend was into rc trucks and boats I have both and love playing with them ive been trying to get her into them she just doest seem to see the fun in it and gets borded of them easy and always complains when i want to use them how did you get your girl into it? If you can definetly get her truck so you guys can share a hobby together. But I like my t-maxx 3.3 i blew my engine being stupid about a year ago and I found a new one for under a $100 bucks on ebay so i thought it was a good option at the time traxxas wanted $125 plus i had to pay to ship my old one through their replacement program so I thought it was the cheapest option. A side note ive bought all my upgraded parts from ebay never any problems and way cheaper than tower hobbies or LHS or any other website.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:52 AM
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buy an electric car for your GF. much easier
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:10 PM
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just get her the traxxas xo-1 lol
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:45 PM
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just get her the traxxas xo-1 lol
LOL yeah just dont let your GF drive it

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Go with the Picco! I just so happen to have a Picco .26 Max (blue head) for sale. PM me. Yes, the Picco will fit with a stock 3.3 body- you may have to trim the hole a bit for clearance.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:36 AM
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I bought an OS .21TM and an XS Flux for my GF.
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Go with the Picco! I just so happen to have a Picco .26 Max (blue head) for sale. PM me. Yes, the Picco will fit with a stock 3.3 body- you may have to trim the hole a bit for clearance.
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