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01-15-2012, 06:27 PM
What upgrades do you guys reccomend?
Tires n wheels?:confused:
and other must have upgrades?:confused:
the only upgrades I have are a rpm a-arm.:confused::confused::confused:
01-15-2012, 07:07 PM
1)Upgrade your batteries & charger.
2)Upgrade to 2.4ghz Radio if your still using am radio.
3)Upgrade your slipper pads to Traxxas #5352R HD aluminum pads or use an old 4910 T maxx brake pad #4964 as your slipper.
http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/th_TRA5352R.jpg (http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/?action=view¤t=TRA5352R.jpg) http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/th_BrakeSlipper5.jpg (http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/?action=view¤t=BrakeSlipper5.jpg) http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/th_BrakeSlipper2.jpg (http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/?action=view¤t=BrakeSlipper2.jpg) http://i685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/th_BrakeSlipper1.jpg (http://s685.photobucket.com/albums/vv220/wildman4910/Maxx%20Spur%20Slipper/?action=view¤t=BrakeSlipper1.jpg)
4)RPM arm on all 4 corners with Traxxas #5334R carriers(has steel pivot ball retainers).
5)Traxxas Big Bore shocks & better springs as the red springs are junk.
6)Wheels & Tires of your choice, I like the Proline Badlands 3.8 on the Traxxas Geode 3.8
rims(need 17mm hexes for them).
7)Body of your choice, both Traxxas & Proline have many body style to choose from and there are many other MFG's out there too.
Look through the forum and you find more upgrades & mod's then you can count!
01-15-2012, 09:56 PM
I'd say the body, and also the tires and wheels are not must have upgrades. Think that comes down to personal choice. I too wanted to switch tires and the body not long after having my truck but decided against it. Had my first crash yesterday and heres what I broke. upper/ lower A arm, axle drive shaft, the pin that holds the A-Arms, shock cap top,2 shock shafts, front bumper. I hear the most commonly broken part is the front bulk head. I think it all depends on how you crash. I slammed the left front tire into a curb doing about 20 and that was the result. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket i'd say to definatelly go with A-arms, a front bulkhead, front bumper. The A-Arm pins are a good deal as you get 8 of them for like 3.49 . I had to use 2 so now i got 6 spares left for when I break more parts. I'd just say hold off on getting a new body until you've banged up the current one. My factory body is already starting to get scratched up and what not after about 5 total runs. I think if I spent like 20 -30 bucks on a body, and spent all the time prepping and painting it and then had it all scratched up after a few runs I'd be dissapointed. Maybe if I was just gonna use it for a show body while it was on a shelf in the house it would be alright, but yea. I think a lot of what you break/ need to upgrade really depends on what you do while driving, and where you drive. If you do a lot of large jumps than conceivably you could break just about anything on your truck, so thats hard to judge. If your doing just bashing with not a lot of huge jumps in like fields or other open areas then, most of the crashes are gonna be you flipping it from turning to fast at speed, which would mainly break the parts connecting the wheels. Also slamming into stuff such as I did which also would mainly break the wheel connecting parts, or the bulkhead/other front parts if you hit it straight on.
Edit: Oh, I definatelly agree with the above poster. You will have a definate increase in power by switching over to lipo packs, 2S for each one. If this is a newer emaxx I'm assuming it came with 2.4ghz so I wont mention that. More batteries/ better charger is also good. Running dual motors means twice as many batteries you need to run/charge. Having a charger that can do more than 1 at same time would be very useful. That or buy 2 cheap chargers and do it that way. If your not already running lipo though I'd definatelly recommend get 4 2S batteries. That way you can run 1 set and charge 1 set, and switch out. Depending of course on how often you drive your truck. Think my next upgrade is gonna be some sort of flexible bumper to protect the front better. The factory one didn't do much of anything. I think having the RPM a-arms might have also saved my axle drive shaft from snapping in half. I will say the first time you gotta completely remove everything from the chassis side to the wheel is an experience. Just having to remember where all the screws go and in what order to put the parts back together. That and the manual doesn't really explain how to remove or install parts so you'll be trying to figure it out. I'd say it took me like 1 -2 hours to replace all the parts I previously mentioned. Also first time you gotta break down those shocks is an experience in its own. I don't know if they make a specific tool to remove the E-clips but they are a pain in the blank blank blank. If you plan on keeping the factory shocks for a while I'd look into that.
01-15-2012, 11:49 PM
I don't know if they make a specific tool to remove the E-clips but they are a pain
A small tip pocket flat blade screw driver or a small tip precision flat blade will pop them right off.
01-16-2012, 12:09 AM
Ah ok. Yea I had a heck of a time. Didn't help matters that it was all covered in oil and slipper and what not. I usually do it with needle nose pliers, but because of how close the clip is in relation to the piston hole thingy, made it impossible to get a grip on it
01-16-2012, 11:23 AM
See what you break first, then adjust on the fly! Bodies and tires are just cosmetic. Just make sure you have a 1) temp gun so you can play with your gears 2) good tools as you will develop strong forearms working on the millions of screws this thing has 3) start with better batteries 4) find where you're comfortable driving, how fast do you want this thing b/c you can make it fly if desired. Only thing aluminum should be chasis and bulkheads (that's only if you keep breaking em) RPM arms ( if you keep breaking stock arms) Golden rule~ break it before you upgrade it
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