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    i need a quick easy answer to a question that has probably been asked a million times

    hey everyone,
    i recently aqcuired a 2.5 t-maxx in a trade . i have a 3.3 i want to put in it. will the extra power mess up the transmission? it is the one with reverse. one more quick one. when i press down on the front of the truck the right wheel turns way right and left turns left. shouldn't they stay straight when the suspension is compressed? i figure it is set up wrong somewhere.
    i thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this probably over asked question and providing a answer.
    thanks,
    ben

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    your tranny will be fine. my old t-maxx was a 2.5, and the 3.3 never hurt anything. suspention i dont know.
    I'm not krazy. My mother had me tested.

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    Thanks ajcar for the quick response. I'm still kinda stumped on the suspension thing. This is only the second monster truck i have had. The other is a associated mgt. On the mgt when you push down on the front end the wheels stayed straight. When i push down on the t-maxx the wheels turn out a lot. This has me wondering how it will handle a hard landing after a jump. Any ideas on what might be wrong? Got it used in a trade so i'm not sure what the guy i got it from from did to it. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Bump steer: Most probable cause with the 2.5 setup, toe links incorrectly installed on the top of the axle carrier arm instead of the bottom.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Check that the turnbuckle end is under the carrier arm not on top of it like in the pic below.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    Agreed with wildman, and 3.3 is fine lol good up grade

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