This is starting down a road that you just don't want to go on!vwjuice wrote:The problem with traxxas nitro trucks is the strength. The chassis's flex too much and the gears just aren't strong enough to handle the power. Not too mention the engines are junk. Replace the engine wth a better one and get all metal gears and replace all the braces with rpm ones or the better option metal ones. This will take care of the basic problems. Then just upgrade other parts as you break them. Or sell it and buy a better truck. You would be much happier.
The T-Maxx is a piece of junk, you'll literally have to upgrade every single part on it, just to have it perform even remotely as it should have out of the box. The drive shafts are weak, the arms and arm pins are weak, the chassis is weak, the engine is garbage, the shocks are junk. By the time you've replaced all this stuff you will have spent way more than what just getting the Savage or other rig you're looking at. Sell this thing now before you've put so much money into it that you can't afford to get rid of it or buy the rig you want! Run, don't walk, from this thing while you still can!
And that's my totally unbiased opinion. Seriously though, it starts with a starter motor, then a pipe, then something else, then something else, then ... well, you get the point. Those $20 trinkets and doodads add up quickly. I've been there, done that, with any luck my experience will prevent you from making the same mistake.