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    150$ to spend on my maxx.

    Hey guys i got 150$ to spend on my t-maxx what should i get? Heres what im thinking

    2.4 ghz radio (70)
    hump pack, adapter and wiring harness for it about 35$ or so but will this work?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Venom-NiMH-H...item1c2cace6be
    Aluminam bulk heads?

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    Yup, I'm running all that! Well worth it. Aluminum bulks are awesome
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    The 2.4gz radio is a great choice to get over the stock am one. I would also look at getting a good exhaust and air filter, it's always nice to have more power and run time. The hump pack is not really needed, I find the stock AA's last a long time. Less weight too, but if you get the aluminuim bulkheads, your going to be throwing weight issues out the window. Hope this helps!
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    I think the humps are much better because they are rechargeable so your not throwing batteries out every 2 runs
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    yea ive had bad problems with batterys :P so i can order that hump pack and little cord and it will work fine?

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    Yup, will work perfect! Might have to splice the line and connect the cord that was original hold in the AAs and connect it to the battery cord. Then connect that to the reciever, you will be good
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    Really i thought that is what THIS is for?

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    throwing batteries out every 2 runs
    I get about 20-30 runs out of mine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by idkhow101 View Post
    Really i thought that is what THIS is for?
    Oh, see mine didn't come like that, the previous owner soldered the lines together.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I get about 20-30 runs out of mine...
    Really I usually get 2 runs and then they die
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    yea ive had problems where i couldn't even move tires and im going to get that hump pack and try to snag a 2.4 off ebay.

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    You can do lots of good things with $150. If you have rpm arms already, try out the wear plates and rpm bumper
    Or a new set of wheel tires or a new lid

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I get about 20-30 runs out of mine...
    Same here but with a humpback your putting more volts to your servos making them stronger and faster

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    yea i should prob get rpm arms, i made a mistake buying aluminum skid plates (i think) because now that i loook people say they bend?

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    Well, i just bought the hump pack, the wiring harness, and a little adapter so i can charge it, i think i need this... Any tips where to install it? im not quite sure how this would fit it the battery box?

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    Aluminum skids are great if you have aluminum bulks and chassis braces If you cut the lip on the ends of the skids down to 3/4 of a inch it will decrease the chance of bending.

    Ok just Ditch the battery box and zaps trap the hump pack to the front shock tower and cut a slot for your on and off switch Like this

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    So where is the actuall hump pack in that?

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    It's not in the battery box, it's on the shock tower. The only thing in the receiver box is the rx and the switch.
    You can see the charge connection for the hump pack sticking out. You can either leave it exposed like me for easy charging or tuck it in the rx box to keep it dry and clean


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    That truck is filthy!
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    Keep the batt box, its better than just having a empty spot.
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    Thanks! I am now looking at a 2.4 ghz radio so my truck doesn't go for the pond, is the docking base worth it or should i save myself 15$ or so by getting without?

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    Docking base is worthless if your not gonna have telemetry. I wouldn't buy it, only for temps, but they aren't as accurate as a temp gun which is what I use. If I were you, I'd find the last gen 2.4, the tq link instead of the tqi. You can find 2 channel tq for around 40 bucks. I'm just about to buy a 5 ch tq for my revo 3.3, but I have lights I have hooked up to it. You'd only need a 2 channel if you only have throttle/brake and the steering
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    i thought i need 3 for reverse?

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    Well, I don't have reverse, but yes, my revo has it, but my t maxx didn't come with it, yes you'd need 3, sorry my bad
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    Thanks so something like THIS would work correct?

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    Yup, that will work! Not sure why the buttons are yellow, but it will work fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by TraxxasSummitCrawler View Post
    Yup, that will work! Not sure why the buttons are yellow, but it will work fine
    No real difference afaik. Some earlier radios had yellow buttons. My Slash 4x4 came with one of those. The vast majority of TQ 2.4s have red buttons.
    Alt-248 on the number pad =

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    I prefer red of yellow, but its personal choice!
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    [QUOTE=

    Same here but with a humpback your putting more volts to your servos making them stronger and faster[/QUOTE]

    Hump pack 6V, 4 AA 6V So where do you get more volts? Just wondering

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    Ohh sorry. Forgot too add rechargeable batteries are only 1.2 volts thats why there's 5 cells in a hump pack.

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