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    I'm building a #3905 E-Maxx exclusively dedicated to BASHING

    After 4 years of research and tests (I spent $4500 for my #3906 and #3905 E-maxx... ), I almost ended my project ! The last upgrades arrive little by little

    Here is a list of THE upgrades for bashers :

    Great Assembly
    Bulkheads & Braces Full Kit (7075 T-6) (it arrives !)

    Hardcore Racing
    Hardcore Racing Titanium Front Skid Plate Silver
    Hardcore Racing Titanium Rear Skid Plate Silver

    RPM
    Axle Carriers & Oversized Bearings Black Revo
    A-Arms Upper/Lower Black 2.5R/3.3 (2)
    RPM Shock Tower/Adjustable Mount Black T/E-Maxx

    Traxxas
    Gear Cover Single Motor Installation
    Motor Plate Single Motor Installation
    Traxxas Wheel Hubs Splined 17mm Blue-Anodized (4) (it arrives !)
    Shocks Big Bore T-Maxx
    Traxxas Ball Bearings 5x8x2.5mm Revo (2)
    Traxxas Connector Male/Female Traxxas (1)
    2075 Servo, digital high-torque (ball bearing), waterproof (in june-july)

    Futaba
    Futaba 3PM 3-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter/Receiver Only (in june-july)

    Novak
    Novak Electronics HV Pro Brushless System 6.5 with 5mm Rotor

    Yeah Racing
    Brushless Motor Twin Fan Heat Sink (soon replaced)

    Integy
    Progressive Spring Set 40pc T-Maxx

    Vantage Racing
    Vantage Racing HX5 Wheel/Tire (Chrome/Red) (2)

    Kershaw Designs
    14T - 5mm bore 32P Stainless Steel Pinion Gear

    Lunsford Racing
    Titanium Hinge Pin Kit T-Maxx 2.5

    Mugen Seiki
    Mugen Super Silicone #450

    Bad Horsie
    RC Shock Covers Traxxas T-Maxx / E-Maxx / Sport Maxx (Ultra's) - Black (8)

    Hitec
    Hitec 6" Heavy Gauge Twisted Wire Aileron


    If everything is well, this list will not change very in the future !!
    Any suggestions, remarks, criticisms, applauses ( ) are welcome !!

    Today I received the Vantage Wheels & Tires !
    For those who are interested in these tires, here are some pics :









    Last edited by cooleocool; 05-14-2008 at 09:32 AM. Reason: merge

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    Sounds like an awesome project! I love the tires!
    Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!

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    Sounds excellent. You did your home work well. Post a vid if you can!
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    Thanks all

    Here are some pics of my dismantled E-Maxx which is waiting for the next upgrades

    Front :


    Rear :


    Chassis :



    I look forward to receiving my GA bulkheads and my wheel hubs !!

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    Upgrades of the day !




    I tried to solder the TRX Connectors but I burnt the soldering iron after one unsuccessful attempt...
    So finally I gave to my LHS my 6 batteries and my ESC : $77 to replace 8 Tamiya Connectors !!

    Bad day...

    But tomorrow I'm certainly going to receive the GA Bulks or the Traxxas Wheel Hubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popoxx
    Upgrades of the day !




    I tried to solder the TRX Connectors but I burnt the soldering iron after one unsuccessful attempt...
    So finally I gave to my LHS my 6 batteries and my ESC : $77 to replace 8 Tamiya Connectors !!

    Bad day...

    But tomorrow I'm certainly going to receive the GA Bulks or the Traxxas Wheel Hubs
    Wow that is possibly the biggest ripoff ever? $88 for 10 minutes of work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popoxx
    Upgrades of the day ......

    I tried to solder the TRX Connectors but I burnt the soldering iron after one unsuccessful attempt...
    So finally I gave to my LHS my 6 batteries and my ESC : $77 to replace 8 Tamiya Connectors !!

    Bad day...

    But tomorrow I'm certainly going to receive the GA Bulks or the Traxxas Wheel Hubs
    Man, that IS a rip off!! You could've bought a very nice soldering iron for $77.
    3905 w/neu 1515 1y/s, mamba monster

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    BIG RIP OFF...

    But I'm not really talented in weld. And I don't want to damage my batteries and my ESC...

    I'm going to re-negotiate the price !

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    Upgrades of the day




    And after some work...

    Front :









    Rear :





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    Next step : removal of the blue anodize of these wheel hubs :


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    Those rims and tires are HOT. Your Maxx is going to look so sharp with them on.

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    how do you remove the anodize . i have a set on the way allso .
    its not the car thats fast its what ya put in it

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    Looks like an awesome (expensive) project, why oh why not spend some $$ on a good adjustable temp solder gun?? Trust me you'll use it!! Get a good tin on it, keep it clean and it will treat you right!

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    Looks like an awesome (expensive) project, why oh why not spend some $$ on a good adjustable temp solder gun?? Trust me you'll use it!! Get a good tin on it, keep it clean and it will treat you right!
    I second that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy7798
    how do you remove the anodize . i have a set on the way allso .
    I use this French product :



    It's a very very powerful cleaner to clean fats.

    Here is the US equivalent product :


    Link : http://www.greased-lightning.com/pro...px?ProductId=1


    Look at the result (it was a test - I have not received the Revo wheel hubs yet) :

    Before :


    After :


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    Quote Originally Posted by Basso
    Looks like an awesome (expensive) project, why oh why not spend some $$ on a good adjustable temp solder gun?? Trust me you'll use it!! Get a good tin on it, keep it clean and it will treat you right!
    It's what I am going to do ! I don't want to be swindled twice

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    cool ill try it . i wish i could get them in red
    its not the car thats fast its what ya put in it

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    Those tires/rims look great, they will be sweet onroad and in grass.. but they will be pretty low performance in dirt and loose offroad areas. They are kind of like running the hpi geolanders for the 2.2 size on 1/10 trucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy7798
    cool ill try it . i wish i could get them in red
    You want to re-anodize in red your wheel hubs ? I don't know if it's possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblin
    Those tires/rims look great, they will be sweet onroad and in grass.. but they will be pretty low performance in dirt and loose offroad areas. They are kind of like running the hpi geolanders for the 2.2 size on 1/10 trucks.
    I will see if these wheels are convenient for me

    If it's not the case, which wheels & tires similar to the 3905 stock wheels & tires you advise me (with 17mm hex of course) ?

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    I had those Tired and they were terrible on the pavement. wouldnt hook up. was all over the place and it was bad. but they look hella nice when they pizza cut up. they look nice. just bad traction with my 4.5 novak system. I ended up putting some series 40 wheels and tires on so I could hook up better

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    Really nice PHOTOS! you must take up photography as a second hobby.
    "I dont think were in Kansas anymore Toto"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxfactor
    Really nice PHOTOS! you must take up photography as a second hobby.
    Thanks !
    I don't like the vague photos, we cannot see the interesting details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popoxx
    Thanks !
    I don't like the vague photos, we cannot see the interesting details

    Same as me. I really like lots of photo's. Your Emaxx looks really good. I hope the build goes smoothly. Can't wait to see the finished truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    Same as me. I really like lots of photo's. Your Emaxx looks really good. I hope the build goes smoothly. Can't wait to see the finished truck.
    Thanks

    I can't wait to see the finished truck too

    Next upgrade and pics tomorrow !!

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    Cool. What kind of driving do you do. Just general off road, on road or do you like to do a lot of jumping?

    I think I might need to upgrade to aluminium bulks since I've broken 3 stes in the same way

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    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    Cool. What kind of driving do you do. Just general off road, on road or do you like to do a lot of jumping?

    I think I might need to upgrade to aluminium bulks since I've broken 3 stes in the same way
    Here is an example of my favourite playground : dust, rocks, trees, sand and altitude for big jumps -or crashes - from rocks to rocks (or rocks to trees ) :



    I'm both a basher and an express rock-crawler I love jumping but in natural places.
    I drive on-road very rarely ! Just to finish the batteries or make points of speed

    And yes : go aluminium bulks ! I bought FLM bulks and I have never broken or bent them
    I bought also GA bulks because they are stronger, more beautiful, more convenient, and the GA bulk' braces are longer !
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    Thanks for the advice. I am looking at FLM bulks at the moment. The front ones are out of stock, but since I only break rear, I may buy them anyway.

    I really like driving in the woods and forest. There are some nice hills which are fun to drive up and down. Very rocky. I drive on grass a lot, and have a skate ramp for jumping. Natural places are more fun though.

    Have you got a link for the GA bulks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
    Thanks for the advice. I am looking at FLM bulks at the moment. The front ones are out of stock, but since I only break rear, I may buy them anyway.

    I really like driving in the woods and forest. There are some nice hills which are fun to drive up and down. Very rocky. I drive on grass a lot, and have a skate ramp for jumping. Natural places are more fun though.

    Have you got a link for the GA bulks?
    Here : http://www.greatassemblyrc.com/Great..._Bulkheads.cfm

    There are 2 type of GA bulk kits : 6061 T-6 or 7075 T-6 (more solid). With the 7075 T-6 bulks, you buy them once, not two

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popoxx
    Here : http://www.greatassemblyrc.com/Great..._Bulkheads.cfm

    There are 2 type of GA bulk kits : 6061 T-6 or 7075 T-6 (more solid). With the 7075 T-6 bulks, you buy them once, not two

    Thanks. That's why I'm thinking of alu bulks. I don't want to buy lots of stock bulks. I'm not saying that the stock bulks are bad, but I've broken 3 sets in the same place. The FLM bulks are a bit cheaper, so I'll probably go for them!

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    Upgrade of the day : Traxxas Wheel Hubs Splined 17mm Blue-Anodized.

    Before :


    After :


    Result :



    And assembly of the shocks :




    I received all the options that I ordered ! Lots of pics this evening

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    Ladies & Gentlemen, I'm proud to present you the work of a whole life : a #3905 E-Maxx for the bashers, jumpers and express rock crawlers

    4 years of research and option tests : $4500 (I'm crazy...).
    All the parts were studied with accuracy. If I kept plastic parts it's normal (I said to you that everything was studied ) I don't look for the speed, but the solidity and the reliability. I believe that I made a success

    Here are lots of pics








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    The end


    Next step in june-july : 2075 Servo, digital high-torque, waterproof ; Futaba 3PM 3-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter/Receiver Only ; SPC Twin Maxx Pacs TMP-EG4620-7 ; and an Integy heatsink with cooling fans.


    A video is coming soon !

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    Not bad, not bad at all
    READ THE FAQ!
    or else.....

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    hey man what are those hubs?? 17mm and made by who? linky linky??
    we can rebuild it, we can make it faster, stronger

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    Made by traxxas

    check out post 31

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    those hubs are awesome trx#5353x, I bought 1 set to use with phaltlines and they worked perfect no slop at all, so I tried my Axial beadlocks and same no slop at all, the Ofna hubs had alot of slop with proline wheels.

    I got them from buytraxxas.com shipped to me in 3 days, I have a 2nd set en-route as I type for another truck they were so good.
    1 x Wheel hubs, splined, 17mm (blue-anodized) (4)/ wheel nuts, splined, 17mm (blue-anodized) (4)/ screw pins, 4x13mm (with threadlock) (4) (5353X) = $25.00

    I didnt find them online instock anywhere else where they would be a bit cheaper http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...FVSEARCH=5353x

    If you use 17mm on the maxx these are a must !

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