Can a T-maxx 2.5 climb Olds or Test Hill?

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Can a T-maxx 2.5 climb Olds or Test Hill?

Post by snewbank » Tue Jan 07, 2003 5:19 pm

I just got a T-maxx 2.5 for Xmas and was wondering if it could climb Test or Olds. Has anyone tried that? If so, does it need the paddles or will the stock tires work fine? I'll be bringing to Glamis this weekend so I guess I'll find out either way.

I'm thinking not only will it climb Olds/Test, I bet it will smoke my Sandrail (stupid Corvair engine :evil: ) I hate that thing. Anyone got a Subby motor 4-sale REAL cheap? :wink:

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Post by SD4x4TRD » Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:51 pm

Probably not, but its worth a try :P
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Post by Greg Hall » Wed Jan 08, 2003 6:57 pm

I bet one could go down Olds real nice! Can I watch!
Just hope I don't run over it.
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Post by snewbank » Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:26 am

Allright, I guess the challenge is on. I'll let you know if it made it or not next monday :D

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Post by vdubduner » Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:12 pm

welll,no it wont climb olds,and the sand is really rough on all the conponents.
with paddles it just slows it down,and gets more sand all over.
after a couple trips to the sand my brake stopped working,and takes alittle wd40 to get it to work.
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Post by SD4x4TRD » Sun Jan 12, 2003 11:03 pm

I could see RichieRich's climb OLD's



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Post by snewbank » Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:08 am

Well, I didn't get a chance to try Olds this time. My T-Maxx wasn't running reliable enough. It kept stalling and I didn't want to risk it stalling on Olds and then getting run over. It's still pretty new (only about 6 tanks) and am still trying to get the Carb dialed in. I opened it up a few times in camp though and it kicked but in the sand even with the stock tires.

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Post by vdubduner » Mon Jan 13, 2003 6:46 pm

i was at the monster truck race sat night,and they were jumping off a ramp and clearing 4 crushed cars.
those guys sure could drive them things,one guy was jumpin the cars and would get the truck almost upside down and then land it on all four.
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Post by TroyB » Wed Jan 22, 2003 1:51 pm

My bro has a t max, I asked him if it could climb up the mountain of money that he has spent on it to keep it running from the time he bought it new in oct.

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Post by OBSESSED » Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:05 pm

Some body had a RC car going up and down Olds last friday...

The sound was pretty cool.

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Post by vdubduner » Wed Jan 22, 2003 7:29 pm

the tmaxx is to heavy to climb the hill,but a 2wd stadium truck would probly be able to do it,they are alot lieghter.
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Post by Dextreme » Tue Feb 11, 2003 5:07 pm

I have used panther paddles on just the rear of my t-maxx (w/ OS .15 cvx). It is a kick in the pants in soft sand with paddles, but the motor gets very hot and the stock drive lines wearout very quickly.

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Post by Winston Cup » Tue Feb 11, 2003 8:38 pm

I haven't tried it, but I'm pretty sure a stock T-Maxx would have no problem with Olds if geared right, especially the new 2.5 maxx. Stock tires would probably work best. As far as a stadium truck, doubt it. The stadium trucks I've had out there get stuck way too easy. My T-Maxx has a .21 in it and I know that sucker would smoke the hill easy. This makes me want to lug it out there. Maybe gonna have to prove this. :twisted:
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Post by nats-fj40 » Tue Feb 11, 2003 9:16 pm

My nitro rustler sinks in the sand, My 2.5 T-Maxx sails over it!
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Post by snewbank » Wed Feb 12, 2003 10:10 am

The T-Maxx has 5.75" tires which seems to make all the difference. I also have an Electric Traxxas Bandit buggy with 3.5" tires and it just sinks into the sand My HPI RS-4 MT 4WD Electric Truck with 3.5" tires does a little better but still gets stuck. With bigger tires they probably wouldn't get stuck so easy. The T-Maxx never gets stuck.
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