I bought a used T-Maxx with the 2.5 engine at a garage sale for $130 (talked him down from $150), and would like opinions. I'm sure I could part it out and make back most of what I paid if it requires too much work. I know it will require more investment, and buying any beat up used nitro truck would require investment.
I'll upload pictures later.
Looks like it needs a lot of work. Says it's been two years since it's ran. Shocks still have oil. Diffs appear to still work. The spur gear spins freely, along with the pinion and the clutch. Might be a tranny problem. It shouldn't spin freely, right? Tried moving the shifter servo back and forth, nothing seems to engage. It has a blue anodized chassis plate, with custom aluminum skid plates. Rest of suspension components seem to be stock (arms, linkages, shocks, towers, etc.) Rims are mounted with no tires. Second set of rims with tires with the nut cutout stripped. Wire going to the gloplug seems to be fraying.
Body is cracked and needs to be replaced, but it serves as a "thrash around body."
Came with an extra 2.5 engine, from his friend who upgraded to the 3.3. Extra starter w/ starter gearbox. Steering servo is off the truck and in a box. Two mounted servos are unplugged, which leads me to believe there's no receiver in the receiver box. Comes with fuel bottle, transmitter, EZ start, with battery and charger.
Any opinions are welcome, positive and negative! I know you can't do much without pictures, I'll get those uploaded ASAP!