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    Hey Zack! I know this doesn't necessarily answer your question, but what kind of driving are you doing?? Do you jump your truck much?

    If you are doing any jumping, I would suggest a thicker oil. Maybe try 60wt first. Shock oil is soo cheap that it's always worth trying it. I don't know the Integy spring range, so are the Green springs the firmest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcaz25
    Popoxx I'm having problems setting up my suspension. How high can you drop your truck from before it bottoms out? If I hold mine a foot high it bottoms out! Even with the green Integy progressives! I do need to move up in oil weight as right now I'm using AE 40, so its a little bouncey but that shouldn't having much to do with the bottoming. I was thinking 60 or even 70? I have a big spacer on every shock aswell... I weighed the truck again and I'm just over 11 pounds. Should I be okay with this quick bottoming?

    Thanx,
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    Sounds like something is off there. I have 40wt oil in my shocks and am using greens on the outside, pinks on the inside and I can drop it from higher than a foot without it bottoming out.
    Are you sure all the shocks are filled and there are no leaks?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcaz25
    Popoxx I'm having problems setting up my suspension. How high can you drop your truck from before it bottoms out? If I hold mine a foot high it bottoms out! Even with the green Integy progressives! I do need to move up in oil weight as right now I'm using AE 40, so its a little bouncey but that shouldn't having much to do with the bottoming. I was thinking 60 or even 70? I have a big spacer on every shock aswell... I weighed the truck again and I'm just over 11 pounds. Should I be okay with this quick bottoming?

    Thanx,
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    It's strange I use 60wt shock oil, my maxx weighs a little less than 12lb (batteries included), and it doesn't bottom out easily (4-5 foot jumps are required I think).
    You can try thicker oil, or choose another shock position on your FLM shock tower, or add a little spacer

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    I just checked a couple of my shocks they are just like when I filled them up. They are even still fairly clear because of the shock socks. You guys are either wrong or the 20wt difference in oil really makes that much impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kcaz25
    I just checked a couple of my shocks they are just like when I filled them up. They are even still fairly clear because of the shock socks. You guys are either wrong or the 20wt difference in oil really makes that much impact.

    I recently changed the oil in my Rustler from 30wt to 40wt. Now I know the shocks are smaller on the front, and there are only 4 in total, but just going up by 10 made an incredible difference. I was quite suprised.

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    Popoxx, can you do me a big favor? Could you test your Maxx by dropping it from a few different heights like 1-6 feet (I guess just judge height by how tall you are) or so until it bottoms? If its still together?

    That would be most helpful!
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    Zack the springs make it bouncy if your oil is to light compared to the springs.

    I used to run Traxxas BigBores with RCRaven dual rate silver springs, 50 wt oil front and 60 wt oil rear when my E-Maxx was mostly plastic.
    Last edited by mkrusedc; 06-09-2009 at 09:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkrusedc
    Zack the springs make it bouncy if your oil is to light compared to the springs.

    Yes I know. And its kinda bouncey now. Not too much to make handling worse than it was with the springs I had. (I have Integy Prog green now) I have AE 40. Will soon order some 60

    I used to run Traxxas BigBores with RCRaven dual rate silver springs, 50 wt oil front and 60 wt oil rear when my E-Maxx was mostly plastic.
    Why do you say silver? I thought all the RCRaven Progs were the same?

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    "Why do you say silver? I thought all the RCRaven Progs were the same?"

    Yeah, I think they are. I did a "copy and paste" from an old thread to answer you.

    Popoxx sorry about the highjack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popoxx
    It was really funny to go on a long walk with my E-Maxx (and my family ), it can overcome almost everything And with my great "charging station" I can charge my 2 pairs in 2 hours !

    Only one broken part (it's rare I know ):



    Unfortunately I had forgotten my camera to make a vid Next weekend !

    I have a question, i see your glitch buster, i have a novak glitch buster and I don't know if i should use it. I'll have 2 650S's from kershaw. stock evx2 stock servos stock receiver stock transmitter. Should i use mine?
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=499094

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    Kcaz25 : I can do these tests for you but as you know my E-Maxx is totally dismantled currently ! (I'm going to receive the last part I needed to rebuild it ). It would be faster if you change your shock oil... But I will do these tests no prob !

    mkrusedc : no problem for the hijacking, it's a forum after all

    Billyemaxx3905 : on the pic it's not the Novak glitch buster but the power capacitor of my HV ESC.
    IMO if you keep using brushed motors I think it's not really necessary to use a glitch buster. If you already have it of course you should use it. Apparently this Novak glitch buster can fix many problems so don't hesitate to use this magic thing (and let us know if it really works ).

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    ok thanks, yeah when i had my 650s (1st generation which still work but arent wired correctly in means of solder) it was so glitchy and wasnt responsive so i thought they were taking more electric from the motors than the receiver, most likely it was my bad soldering job because the capacitors fell off after each ride (the ones on the motors). So i got it any it didnt really help.. lol my 650s should be here Soon so exited lol. i miss driving it
    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=499094

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    Popoxx, I think your next "part" for your maxx will be a carbon fiber chassis from xtreme carbon fiber products.
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    Sometimes 4s, sometimes 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelly2900
    Popoxx, I think your next "part" for your maxx will be a carbon fiber chassis from xtreme carbon fiber products.
    I'm quite sure he is happy with FLM. This Maxx is fairly close to a perfect basher. The carbon stuff is mostly for racers that need to shed pounds and gain some rigidness. Also I'm not sure how they'd hold up to the pounding.
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    H - 24

    !! The answer tomorrow !!


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    Tease!!!!!
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    19 Hours to go!!!! Woo Hoo! Can't wait!

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    lol just tell us!
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    i am so lost....
    The biggest thing i've broken: My wallet.

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    Now is tomorrow, so what is it?
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    Oups...

    Sorry guys but I have to postpone the "release"
    I thought I will receive the last part (the ESC) today, but obviously the postman isn't in a hurry...

    Be patient, like me ...

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    Popoxx, the teasing master...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pdcsq
    Popoxx, the teasing master...
    so true........
    Remember to drive it like you stole it

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    I'm still waiting on your battery mount you are working on.

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    2nd birth !!

    And now ladies ( ) and gentlemen, I'm proud to show you the ULTIMATE E-Maxx basher !!!!














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    What's new ? :

    - FLM 3905 chassis V2 w/ black anodizing
    - MMM ESC & Traxxas/CC 2200kv motor
    - Custom RC-Monster battery trays (w/ my patented single strap system )
    - Custom Full Force RC 2mm carbon fiber plates
    - ProGraphix body painted with Tamiya polycarb spray (gun metal color)
    - Custom RPM 3906 center skid plate
    - Black stuff (antenna tube, M3 and M4 nuts...)
    - Traxxas steering bellcranks V2 w/ black heavy duty servo saver spring
    - ACER Racing ceramic nitride bearings
    - Tonys Screws

    In the first post of this long long thread I said "I almost ended my project ! The last upgrades arrive little by little". One year later, after some breakage and overdrafts, I keep upgrading my E-Maxx But if my new setup works great, I could say that my project is really finished...







    ...but I don't know in fact We will see !


    I will soon post an update of my option list and lots of pics of the build. If you want special shots let me know

    Note : I think my Post office has lost my parcel so the MMM combo on the pics comes from my E-Revo. I'm waiting my another MMM to build the series adapter.

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    so this might be the end..

    yah right you will keep going
    Remember to drive it like you stole it

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    Thumbs up Speechless

    I'm speechless! Maybe I'll think of something to say once I get off work.
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    I don't know what to say either!! Nice one Popoxx!! Looks even better now. I'm struggling to take in everything you've done to the truck!

    Do you have a link to the ceramic bearings??

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    O and in your Revo thread I perdicted both a MMM and a painted body! Still at work gotta go!
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    That looks really nice!!!

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    You spent some mula on that thing!!!!
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    dont the different tires fight each other, its 4WD and you are getting different grip on the tires.

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    Really good job popox, very impressed
    I'm fascinating with the body painted More picture on it please!

    All in black, beautiful. It still the + wires of battery & servos in red...
    ...change them in black!

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    I LOVE IT
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    Thanks all I'm glad you like it

    eemmaaxxxx : links to ceramic bearings http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...cing&search=Go or http://www.acerracing.com/Ceramic_Ba...ings-11-1.html.

    schofield : the Mulchers have more grip than the Mashers but they quickly wear out on hard grounds. Since the rear tires have to handle more power (during the accelerations) I need sturdy tires on the rear (Mashers), and I can mount Mulchers in the front to get more grip overall. I don't know if there is a significant difference between this setup and a standard setup, but I like believing it

    Francois92 : more pics very soon

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    List

    For those who are interested in the options I use, here is an update of my option list :





    Last edited by Popoxx; 06-18-2009 at 04:58 AM.

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    Amazing, looks gorgeous.

    I'd remove the blue anodizing from the motor plate. It's distracting.
    E-Maxx on NiMH / Savage Flux on LiPO

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    Thanks Did' ! You know I don't want a black E-Maxx but just a beautiful MT (and sturdy !).

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