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  1. #1
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    Hmm what to get??

    My awesome girlfriend got me a 50 dollar gift card to hobby town USA! What do you guys think I should purchase for my tmaxx 3.3?? Everything on it is stock. Just wanted to see what you guys suggest!

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    5 cell humpback rechargeable battery and a decent charger. Longer run time
    and better response from your servos. One of my all time favorite upgrades
    besides tires.
    Bash, Crash, Upgrade, Repeat..

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    Not a bad idea. Any brand recommended?

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    I agree and any hobby store brand should be good at 1500mah+ I have one 1500 and one 1600 for spare

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    I use the Venom 1600mah 5 cell batteries,
    I believe Traxxas also has 5 cell humpbacks and a matching charger.
    Bash, Crash, Upgrade, Repeat..

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    That's a good choice, some other things that are good would be RPM A arms and a infrared temp gun. Duratrax makes a handheld temp gauge for like $20 bucks. Never been inside a Hobbytown, so I'm not sure how big their selection is.

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    +1 on the hump pack. I have one in every truck and then a spare just in case one goes dead.

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    Rusty 2.5R,T-max 2.5 & 3.3,Summit VXL Nitro 4-tec

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    Quote Originally Posted by NitroTrout View Post
    5 cell humpback rechargeable battery and a decent charger. Longer run time
    and better response from your servos. One of my all time favorite upgrades
    besides tires.
    Explain more about this would ya? Are you using the batt pack to run servo's? Got pics?

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    Using a receiver pack replaces the 4AA batteries to run the various electronics in the truck. 4AA's = 4.8V at 1.2V per cell. Most high tourque servos like to run at 6v. When you use a receiver pack instead, such as the one below which has 5cells that = 6v your servos, receiver ect have more juice to work with which makes them faster and the receiver pack lasts a whole heck of a lot longer.

    Last edited by Maxximum Overdive; 01-25-2013 at 09:56 PM.

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    Receiver pack!!!!!!
    "I like rc cars"....."WHAT? YOU'RE KIDDING!"

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    Honesty if you don't have a temp gun that should be first on your list. A 20$ temp gun can save your $100 engine. It also comes in handy with tuning

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    solid info- thanks Max

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