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New T-maxx Owner From Sc

Discussion in 'New Member Introduction' started by SuperDutyJ, May 29, 2019.

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    Hi everyone! I just recently acquired a T-Maxx nitro rc car. I don’t have it running yet, but hopefully I will in the coming weeks. I’ve already watched all of Tony’s YouTube videos! This is my first nitro car, so I’m pretty excited, so is my daughter! I will post more pics as the build progresses!
     

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    Welcome to the forum, good luck with the build.
     
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    Nice! Someone else that likes to take things apart to fully clean them lol.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    Welcome SDJ :). Pictures, videos or both would be interesting to view as you go alone with your build. Good luck and enjoy :).
     
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    Here’s a couple more pics of the rebuild. Cleaned shocks with fresh oil and had to rebuild the motor, it was locked up. I had to put a good amount of heat to free it up to disassemble. I cleaned everything and lightly oiled it back together. I wish I would’ve took more pictures while it was tore apart. Sorry for that. Motor is reassembled in last picture and turns over now. Getting closer!
     

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    Very nice. In that last picture though, the carb is on backwards. Way easier to fix now before you put it in the truck. Things do get a little tight in there.
     
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    I figured that out pretty quick when I tried to put it in the truck! Haha! So here’s the new engine mount, and the T-Maxx assembled ready to fire for the first time in 14 years!!! 24281E87-4E2B-46D0-AB7E-3B21BBF795B0.jpeg CA39E02A-45DC-4E1A-87B2-C7713C414A89.jpeg
     
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    That truck looks better than the one that I rebuilt. Great job. Can't wait to see it running around.
     
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    Excellent job on the rebuild SDJ. Looks clean and ready to get dirty again Lol. Thanks for sharing pics with us. Now a video of that bad boy in action...please! :)
     
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    DA1A0075-6D64-48EB-8002-DBD638F51D3D.jpeg 840EA43F-54B7-4294-9C20-A5F2E4755C7B.jpeg Well guys, I hit a speed bump. My daughter and I were running the T-Maxx around not too hard and it started slipping. For the most part I was giving it half throttle. We got it into 2nd gear twice when we goosed it some. So, I took the tranny apart back at the house and found the primary gear all ate up. Any thoughts on what caused this? The rest of the gears all look fine.
     
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    I had to refer to my T-Maxx Transmission Assembly video to verify, but my thought was right. You stripped the reverse gear in that transmission which means you were going forward in the truck, but in reverse in the transmission. This means the diffs are in 180º off. When you are in forward, the shifter should be pushed all the way in. when it is pulled out, it is supposed to be in reverse. Below is a video on how the T-Maxx transmission works just in case you have not seen it. And the link above in the beginning of this post is how I put it all back together.

     
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    Thanks Tony. When I put the diffs in I followed your video and put everything in, and the truck went in reverse when I throttled to go forward. So I flipped the differentials. I guess they were in the right direction to begin with.
     
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    No worries. I have run them like that as well, but got lucky and didn't strip out that smaller reverse gear. That is the only plastic to metal gear (reverse that is) inside the transmission. Be sure to put some silicone grease in there before running it after replacing the gear.
     
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