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Old 10-26-2009, 08:10 PM
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Hey all i been posting a few newer posts bout drop in t maxx engines recently and just wondering what everybody has that works for well. want an engine that isnt such a pain in the ass to tune as the 2.5 is. post some pics descriptions about the engines are very welcome. my maxx is very modified in the drivetrain dept so no worries bout breaking anything just wann be fast enough and reliable tuning to take down my buddies OS .21 TM lol.
Old 10-26-2009, 09:16 PM
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I run an OS 18TM engine which is an excellent engine. Very easy to tune and holds a tune well! Can't go wrong with an OS engine. It's just a bit too small for what it's pushing. I'm thinking of selling it with only 1.5 gallons on it and getting a BB for my supermaxx.

Dont think it could take down your buddy's 21TM though haha

Old 10-27-2009, 03:08 AM
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http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_91...tm.htm#9108829
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This will eat a .21TM for breakfast and ask whats for lunch
Old 10-27-2009, 10:45 AM
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Maxximize, why not upgrade to a 3.3? Some say they are hard to tune, but this one is a powerhouse that is very reliable.

If you really want a different engine, convert a Ryobi 26 cc 4-stroke to fit a T-Maxx. This truck is still sitting on the shelf.
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Old 10-27-2009, 03:45 PM
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Default RE: show off your modded T Maxx i need some ideas!!!

If you cant tune a 2.5 your doomed. The 2.5's I have owned were the easiest engines to tune, if you cant tune it, I'd bet you have an air leak... I like the 3.3 with the resonator pipe on it.
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My 3.3's have their days, but I aggree 150% with madmaxx. TRX2.5's best engine ever to tune, so, so, easy.


T.L.A.R - Dont the 4strokes make it slow? From what I've heard they're really slow.
Old 10-27-2009, 07:11 PM
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The 3.3 is easy to tune if you use a decent fuel.

The 4-stroke gasser was an excersize of "wonder what if?" Yes, pound for pound the 2-strokes are usually faster. The newer electrics are even faster yet. They just don't sound or smell right
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What motor is that snook? looks pretty nice
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I've never had an issue with the first gen 2.5s. tuned many of them when the maxx first came out with the 2.5 for first time nitro runners... mine however is a 2.5r, which i have heard uses a different carb and porting, same ones as the 3.3 i think. I know it has no leaks as I have tested it a few times already with the wd 40 method, which has worked for me in the past. My engine just never seems to hold it's tune from day to day. I'm on my third carb body (HSN fitting keeps loosenening itself and eventually strips out from being tightened constantly) and am jsut sick of trying to keep it running right. Maybe it's the traxxas fuel, I have heard alot of people say try using Byrons 20%-30% in the TRX motors and that it helps but I dunno. Spose I coud try that lol. I also would like a bigger motor anyway and just use the 2.5 as a bencher or a beater motor... anybody know anything bout the Picco 26 JL or the Sirio 27? If I can't dig much up on em I may just try out the Sirio as Ive heard the Picco uses the ****ty Traxxas style main bearing, which leaks afer awhile.
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The only reason I don't want that motor is that Ive seen too many people split con rods in them or go thru carb bodies left and right like I do lol. Good performing engine, but a bit unreliable at times IMO. My bud with the OS21 had his 3.3 in his truck and swapped it for the OS after like 2 weeks cuz he could never get it to hold a tune day to day.
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What motor is that snook? looks pretty nice
That'a a .28 XTM 457. Some shy away from it due to the low price but I have had really good serice out of them.
It is not a drop in engine however. You would need a mono block chassis extention or fab your own.
Old 10-30-2009, 01:37 AM
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cheap price is a good thing IMO lol. what shocks are those on the fornt of your t? ive been considering going with the 4 shock setup on mine, but ive no clue which ones will fit. i have rpm arms and shock towers and steel cvds if that means anything for the fitment
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Default RE: show off your modded T Maxx i need some ideas!!!

ive heard the axial big blocks are nice too... hmm i may have to just buy an extended chassis lol but with an extended chassis that means i need new chassis braces and skids right? my truck has a 2.5 chassis at the moment and skids and braces for the 2.5
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ive heard the axial big blocks are nice too... hmm i may have to just buy an extended chassis lol but with an extended chassis that means i need new chassis braces and skids right? my truck has a 2.5 chassis at the moment and skids and braces for the 2.5
the braces and skids are the same if you use a monoblock. here's some more pics of the UE monoblock... It basically allows you to run a BB engine on a SB chassis.

as for the shocks. If your going to run a 4 shocks setup, i would recommend either UE shocks or OFNA shocks. However, if you use 1/8 shocks you will need multi-position towers to compensate for the extra length.




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Default RE: show off your modded T Maxx i need some ideas!!!

that looks like its pretty slick man! how much that run you? i like that idea better than getting a whole different chassis as that looks like it would work with my current chassis. i may just get that and throw an axial in there or an xtm like yours.
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here are some pics for ya.
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:35 AM
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the monoblock runs about $72 + a new UE driveshaft + new UE drivecups for the new shaft. so total is around $100ish. It's made by UE though so the quality is superb!
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well im goin after an acnm i believe it is big block chassis on ebay. if i can get that ill throw it on the maxx and then gotta decide between a picco jl .28 big block, or an axial 28 or 32. anybody know anything bout the axials? or have em? theyre pretty cheaply priced but i hear theyre pretty decent engines for reliability and their support is great, although i hear the same for ofnas support. i may just go with the axial, i mean for the price even if the motor does suck it wouldnt be too much of a loss lol
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well im goin after an acnm i believe it is big block chassis on ebay. if i can get that ill throw it on the maxx and then gotta decide between a picco jl .28 big block, or an axial 28 or 32. anybody know anything bout the axials? or have em? theyre pretty cheaply priced but i hear theyre pretty decent engines for reliability and their support is great, although i hear the same for ofnas support. i may just go with the axial, i mean for the price even if the motor does suck it wouldnt be too much of a loss lol
If memory serves me correctly, those chassis are bricks! You'd be better off getting a BB Ice chassis, thunder chassis, or some other sort of BB chassis. The Ice is popular but that chassis is super thick and super heavy if it's the one i'm thinking of. Just some advice
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+1 on the FLM ICE chassis if you absolutely can't find a Thunder. Billy's trucks might have one.

I'm a Picco guy soo... P3 .28,  ya can't go wrong.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/DSCN2159.jpg
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+1 on the FLM ICE chassis if you absolutely can't find a Thunder. Billy's trucks might have one.

I'm a Picco guy soo... P3 .28, ya can't go wrong.

http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/p...e/DSCN2159.jpg
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+1 Thunder chassis would be the number 1 choice. You can pick up a used one for $120. They're the most durable chassis available that doesn't weigh 5 lbs. haha check this out...



that's a thunder chassis.
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jesus h christ that is strong! lol. yeh the acncm is sorta heavily built, i can tell by the photos that its at least twice as thick as stock, maybe more. but if i can get it for like 30 bucks lol itll be worth it (anythings better than my integy 2.5 maxx chassis and i can run a big block cuz id probly be able to sell it to one of my 6 t maxx running mates for more than that when id want to upgrade. im likin that thunder chassis lol that things bad ass! and ive settled on the jl red dot 28 when the tax returns come ill get that and a pipe for it as well.... any recommendations for a good pipe/header combo for that beast RevyMaxx? personally i like ths pipes alot but i dunno if they make one that performs well with that motor??? what one do you use? and what mount works with it? if i get this acncm chassis it comes with a mount but dunno if thatll work for that motor...
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haha put a chevy on top n it will crush that thing. J/k thats just awsome
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It was that picture that convinced me to go to a Thunder! To bad Robin hasn't made any more. These chassis' never die, they find new homes if the owners will allow.

I'm using a Jammin' JP-3 pipe. It is like the THS pipe. I am a fan of their CVD's.

Seriously, take a look at the ICE from FLM if no Thunders or Predators are around (Predator is the Dace chassis). I use FLM's combo bulks and, knock on wood, have been awesome. Just wish they were made outta 7075.

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