Yet another post of an E-Maxx Brushless Edition 3908 upgrade.
I will name it EMBUE (E-Maxx Brushless Ultimate Edition)
But please let me start with this write up:
I absolutely love the E-Maxx Brushless Edition - I think those who like this truck, does because of its character:
A real monster truck, Fun, Fast, Brutal, Good Looking, Good for general bashing, Farily good handling and a lot better than you read.
It's not build like a tank, Not made for stupid high jumps with back- and frontflips, Not for racing, and it's not as bad that some people claim.
It's one heck of a brutal, powerful, fun and good looking monster truck - in my opinion the best looking available. And it actually handles somehow well out of the box, although traction rolling is a known issue - but it's really not awfully bad.
It's really fun on gravel, grass, and general off-road bashing, but it's not meant for racing on a track, although it could be used for it, if driven correctly.
It's not the best jumper either, and seems to have a struggle keeping level when jumping, but proper use of in air throttle/brake adjustment makes up for this.
Because of design, it also bottoms out fairly easy when landing high jumps
Since everything but the ESC is waterproof, it's easy by use of CorrosionX to make it 100%
waterproof if needed.
When you look at it and drive it, it looks bad and strong, and just asks for fun and trouble, which
leads to the downside to the E-Maxx Brushless Edition - durability.
I knew this before I ordered, so right away with my order I had it full RPM upgraded:
Front A-Arms, True Track Rear A-Arms, Axle Carriers, Skid/Wear Plates, Shock Towers, Bulkhead
braces, Front/Rear Bumper - the RPM works!
On my very first drive, RPM shock towers was not yet mounted (backorder) and when trying just a
small 3 feet jump that didn't land well, rear Shock Tower broke and 2 shock shafts bend!
Some weeks later I hit a light pole with it at full speed (I know, bad driving). It was the exactly
same light pole I one month earlier had hit with my Slash 4x4 at same speed (I, know - I, Know). At
that time, damage to the Slash 4x4 was - nothing, zero, nada.
With the heavy E-Maxx, it was a different story. Front and Rear bulkhead, Chassis, Chassis Braces,
Servo Saver and Suspension Pins literarily splintered. And all 4 front shock shafts bent to. I
fixed her up like new - but from then, I was always a little bit more careful when driving it.
Since then, I've actually only broke 1 more rear bulkhead, in my own stupidity driving it over steep hill to fast, which let it fly over to the other side, where it landed 15 feet down. That was an
awesome sight when it landed. It actually broke in 2 halves. But amazingly, only the rear bulkhead
broke, and 1 shock shaft bend.
I've never experienced any problems with the diffs what so ever. I mostly run 4s Lipo though, and
rarely on 5s lipo.
I've read so many posts, how fragile and bad (not good) the E-Maxx Brushless Edition is. I simply
don't agree after owning and driving it for 8 months. Seems like some people tends to abuse these RC cars way too much.
For sure, the E-Maxx will not hold to up to same kind of abuse as a ThunderTiger or even the Savage
Flux as seen of YouTube vids. But even the (characterless) ThunderTiger breaks when it gets pushed too hard. I know - I've got one
But now, that's up for a change..
I just recently received:
FLM18750 Rear Ultimate Bulkhead Combo
FLM17750 Front Ultimate Bulkhead Combo
FLM16010 Transmission Skid Plate
FLM19000 Shock Towers
FLM15500 Rear Skid Plate
FLM15600 Front Skid Plate
Now I just need the time to put it all together...
Costs (approx) so far: