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HBX, Who else owns one??

Old 03-22-2013, 08:40 AM
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Hi Forum,

i was just doing some speed runs to get top speed, it couldnt go any faster then 56km, how fast does your go? Mine is hbx massive pro version.

~Mani
Old 03-31-2013, 01:54 AM
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Hi Forum,

Over the weekend i decided to clean up my HBX Massive gears/differentials as it was making too much noise. I found there was almost no oil in the differentials plus the spur gear was weared out heavily,  i noticed that all gears were steel but only the Spur for some resaon was plastic.., dont know  why, anyways now i need to replace the spur as its slipping too much, i just want to know is there a rule of thumb in selecting the Spur in regards to Pinion or can i put any Spur gear. I have no experience in doing this before. Any help will be much appreciated.

TIA!

~Mani

Old 03-31-2013, 02:23 AM
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The Idea of the plastic spur is so the gearbox has a break point. and allows for quiter running.

dont be fooled there is nothing wrong with plastic gears. they can handle alot of power.

U will need to get the correct HBX spur gear. they are not universial.....

From memory its a bit of aproblem with that chassis, and as far as I know there is no current fixes for it
Old 03-31-2013, 02:48 AM
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. The thing is mine has a brushless motor, you think the plastic spur can handle it? Secondly HBX do have a steel spur as an upgrade but for some reason its a bit expensive (around $40). If you think plastic will be fine i can replace it with new plastic spur, what do you suggest?

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:36 PM
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Stay with the plastic. Like phmaximus said, the tranny needs a weak point. I know, because otherwise the weak point becomes the wheels and wheel hexes.
Old 04-19-2013, 07:52 PM
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Yeah don't pay $40 for a little gear...

Get 2 plastic ones, they are only $10 each, and u need to work a way to brace the chassis to the rear tower. I had one a while back and there is a lot of chassis flex in the rear, mine even broke the top cover thingy.

There has to be a way to brace it...
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Hey guys, is there a way to extend the range of my remote
Old 10-05-2013, 04:57 AM
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Not really, but there might be a problem with ur current one if u are not getting much range...
Old 03-11-2017, 11:27 PM
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My HBX is kicking again- I went through a real truck phase (well only a phase because I had the money for the parts!) and didn't play with R/C

The steering servo was shot and did a little research and bought a futaba S3010 high torque ball bearing servo IT WORKS GREAT. The steering is much more precise and is a direct fit just swap the tie rods and mounts from the original. I'm still using the factory ESC and remote etc.

It was $20 bucks on ebay, the factory 1 claims to be a futaba S3003, but I'm pretty sure it is a knock-off as the label doesn't quite match the authentic Futaba luckily the spur count is the same.





I also finally upgraded to an 8.4v 4200mah venom 7-cell NIMH that included the tamiya adaptor and a traxxes NIMH charger.

I also wanted to make a run on a more modern hobby grade tire and tracked down the cheapest set I could find on eBay: 'K-Force Racing' for $20 bucks. They are the same diameter as the factory but are not quite as wide and are much more firm. (they have a foam insert and much larger rim and less sidewall) They fit perfect.





This truck is borderline insane to drive! It was roasting tires power sliding and romping through mud and grass it would even sit there and spin donuts and went fast enough for me I think upgrading the motor would take away from the fun it'd be to much power right now I keep it around 3/4ths power and slam full power to slide it through a corner.

But the fun didn't last and I think I discovered why it was spinning so well.


I put a flashlight on the front and had a pretty epic run through the park in the dark.



But the extra power must have Hexed it, because it made a grinding sound and cruised to a stop.



I broke the wheel hex, the front left was totally missing I assume it busted early in the run making the truck 2wd and I didn't notice until the left rear fell apart and the truck wouldn't move.

I'm pretty sure these tamiya aluminium hexes will fix the issue.

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Old 03-18-2017, 08:42 PM
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Bummer more breakage....


I finally received the aluminium wheel hexes took the cross tiger out and ran it through the backyard for 10 minutes moved to pavement and drove it up and down the road and then came a high pitched squeal and no movement. Opened the back up to find a stripped out spur gear.


I ordered a set of Tamiya gears, grease, and full bearing set so maybe I'll get a full run?
Old 03-27-2017, 12:13 AM
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Hi guys. And I changed lights in my car. Ordered on the site https://www.uzooka.com/. I installed them myself. There are a lot of instructions. It looks great!

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