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 :
Bulkheads & Braces Full Kit (7075 T-6) (it arrives !)
Hardcore Racing Titanium Front Skid Plate Silver
Hardcore Racing Titanium Rear Skid Plate Silver
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
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 3PM 3-Channel 2.4GHz Transmitter/Receiver Only (in june-july)
Novak Electronics HV Pro Brushless System 6.5 with 5mm Rotor
Brushless Motor Twin Fan Heat Sink (soon replaced)
Progressive Spring Set 40pc T-Maxx
Vantage Racing HX5 Wheel/Tire (Chrome/Red) (2)
14T - 5mm bore 32P Stainless Steel Pinion Gear
Titanium Hinge Pin Kit T-Maxx 2.5
Mugen Super Silicone #450
RC Shock Covers Traxxas T-Maxx / E-Maxx / Sport Maxx (Ultra's) - Black (8)
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
Sounds like an awesome project! I love the tires!
Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!
Sounds excellent. You did your home work well. Post a vid if you can!
E-Maxx Neu1515 1y/MGM 5s
Here are some pics of my dismantled E-Maxx which is waiting for the next upgrades
I look forward to receiving my GA bulkheads and my wheel hubs !!
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 !!
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?Originally Posted by Popoxx
Man, that IS a rip off!! You could've bought a very nice soldering iron for $77.Originally Posted by Popoxx
3905 w/neu 1515 1y/s, mamba monster
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 !
Those rims and tires are HOT. Your Maxx is going to look so sharp with them on.
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
I use this French product :Originally Posted by buddy7798
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) :
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.Originally Posted by Basso
It's what I am going to do ! I don't want to be swindled twiceOriginally Posted by Basso
cool ill try it . i wish i could get them in red
its not the car thats fast its what ya put in it
You want to re-anodize in red your wheel hubs ? I don't know if it's possibleOriginally Posted by buddy7798
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.
eRevo Neu 1515 1.5d MMM Maxamps 4-2s2p8k 2-3s2p8k
I will see if these wheels are convenient for meOriginally Posted by stumblin
If it's not the case, which wheels & tires similar to the 3905 stock wheels & tires you advise me (with 17mm hex of course) ?
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
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 ) :Originally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
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 !
Last edited by Popoxx; 05-19-2008 at 06:43 AM.
Your playground looks like a great one indeed. And your postings do great credit to your project - please keep up the good work, including the postings.
Thanks JoeOvercoat ! I'm lucky to be surrounded by forests
For those who still didn't see the last short vid of my maxx.... : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuDRsR2IgH0
But I will soon come back with a better final version !! And a longer vid
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.cfmOriginally Posted by eemmaaxxxx
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
Originally Posted by Popoxx
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!
Upgrade of the day : Traxxas Wheel Hubs Splined 17mm Blue-Anodized.
And assembly of the shocks :
I received all the options that I ordered ! Lots of pics this evening
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
Not bad, not bad at all
READ THE FAQ!
hey man what are those hubs?? 17mm and made by who? linky linky??
we can rebuild it, we can make it faster, stronger
Made by traxxas
check out post 31
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 !
Thanks to all for comments
If you buy the Traxxas Wheel Hubs Splined 17mm Blue-Anodized, don't forget to buy a Wheel Wrench Splined 17mm too
Like these ones for example : http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...H=wrench+17mm+.
My E-Maxx is INDESTRUCTIBLE
This weekend was a pure moment of bashing and express rock-crawling !!!
I made lots of jumps, crashes ( ), unsuccessful (and successful !) frontflips and backflips... and my E-Maxx is still alive !!!!!!!!
I jumped over a cave (5 metres high) but regrettably I had no my camera
I just have some pics taken after a run. My E-Maxx is finally a little bit dirty Video soon.
I love my E-Maxx
just a suggestion if your really trying to make the ultimate basher why are you going to run traxxas servos specially being they have plastic gears. you could get a set of tower pro servos which are cheaper(2 for $25 free shipping) more powerful(200 in/oz) metal geared and all around a better servo. did i mention their also digital. and then spend a couple buck buy some plastidip to waterproof them and have a pretty much indestructable servo. i been running them for while in a couple of my rigs prolly like 3 years now with no issues. and i like to run through thick mud and 2 foot deep stream
Last edited by streetracero1; 07-17-2008 at 09:10 PM.
id like to see a link to those servos
That's true, Traxxas servos are not the best for hard bashers...... and bad drivers But if you are a hard basher who drives well, Traxxas servos are excellent ! I use the Traxxas 2056 stock servos and I have never broken them... until a bad jump (which brought about a bad landing ). It was my fault.Originally Posted by streetracero1
So I'm going to buy another Traxxas servos (the 2075'), with this spare part : http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...3&I=LXSGU0&P=K. I love the look of my E-Maxx with 2 servos. And if I buy aftermarket servos there will be problem of servo horns adaptation.
Maybe it stupid, and sure there are lots of stonger and more powerful servos, but I love my Traxxas servos. It's my choice
Thanks for your recommendation
I did it ! I changed the color of my chassis
Here are some pics of the mod :
Thanks to Rit Dye
That truck is amazing!
Thats a bumper? I thought it was a wheelie bar!