I bought an E-Maxx this week to try out electric and i am totally hooked.. no nitro mess, no tuning, no expensive fuel, just pop in the batteries and go.. also the motors are 5 dollars each to replace. So i thought i have to buy a new engine for my t-maxx why not try to convert it to electric. I just started today and this is what i got so far.
I tested it around my house and it worked fine just like my e-maxx, i just have to bolt up the tranmission, esc, etc to the chassis and it will be done, probably tomorrow.
I took the electronics and transmission out of my e-maxx to see if it was possible and it is. I guess if i can find some good deals on ebay it should cost me about 150 dollars, about the price of a new TRX 3.3. In my opinion this is totally worth it.
The E-Maxx transmission has bigger shafts so i had to drill out the center shafts on my t-maxx to make it fit on to the larger shaft. Also the transmission holes don't line up at all on the chassis so i'm gonna see if i can make a mount of some sort using metal strips. Have to cut away some of the chassis for the bigger e-maxx spur wheel to spin freely and that's it.
When i get it all done and ready i will test it out and post back how it worked.