I've never posted a project build of my maxx before so i figured might as well make one, any advice, tip and tricks or hows to's is appreciated .... after doing a lot of reading and spending months with my truck sitting in pieces waiting for parts, i can finally start building it and get back on the road
i started out with a 3905 model and loved it right outta the box, super fun, fairly fast and just a blast to drive. As time went on i always wanted to do upgrades....this however is where i fell victim to the "quality" made parts from INTEGY .. i bought everything from there as i was unaware of the horror stories behind their parts, i know i know BIG MISTAKE. this was my truck before
after only a few runs my truck was cover in oil cause the shocks leaked faster then i could fill then, the bushings in the suspension arms would constantly pop out of place and it all just became too much of a hassle trying to keep up with it after every run something going wrong.
luckily for kijiji i was able to sell most of the parts and make my money back so i started from stock again and just decided to drive the truck until something broke.
Running nimh batteries, i soon got tired of charging them for hours and barley getting any performance so i upgraded to lipos. i was told you can run them with the stock motors, but that is FALSE, the truck ran for 10 min then stopped dead, my motors where red hot and completely destroyed. so i upgraded to this
the mm2 is awesome, ill never go back to brushed again, however after a few runs with this set-up i find my truck once again on the bench, it completely stripped my stock diffs and even destroyed my bearings
so now this is what my truck looks like
so i decided to order a list of parts as my new goal was to start building a bulletproof truck
ue super shocks
flm hybrid bulks, shock towers, ect..
rpm suspension arms and carriers
while waiting for my parts i worked on my truck here and there, as you can see i rit dyed my chassis, servos and all rubber boots, i also started working on a decal and this is where the name reaper came into play i found this pic online and after some photoshop i turned it into what will be my trucks new decal
i decided that my truck is going to have a black and green color scheme, so i sent my new parts out for anodizing cause i absolutely hate the silver look to the truck. i will post pics of those once i get them back hopefully this weekend.
What i am still looking for though is a good set of bumpers and skid plates for my truck, i was told integy makes good titanium skids, but with my past experiences with them im having trouble purchasing from them again. also if anyone has any other comments as to bullet proofing my truck, much is appreciated