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Old 07-13-2018, 08:54 PM   #1
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So I got the monster truck bug after watching some videos. And my LHS happened to have two in stock. I picked up the Max D since it is discontinued, and so I donít have to dye the chassis. Took it home and immediately ripped out the stock esc and motor. Replaced it with a dynamite esc from my rtr Ascender and a 20t rc4wd motor. So far loving it, itís not fast but itís a lot of fun.


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Old 07-16-2018, 02:32 PM   #2
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While running the other day I had noticed I lost power to the front axle. Thought I had broke the outdrive, turns out the screws had backed out hold the outdrives together. Didnít want to break the bank on trans parts so I opted for the Axial powdered metal gear for 7$ and an Integy aluminum case for 16$. Weíll see how long the hold up. I also swapped the plastic slipper bushing out for a bearing, probably not needed but I like the piece of mind.


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Old 07-16-2018, 02:40 PM   #3
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The same happened to mine after a couple runs. This is a common problem, I'm surprised Axial hasn't addressed it yet.
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Old 07-16-2018, 04:06 PM   #4
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Nice, I'm still waiting on parts to arrive, but hope to start my SMT10 upgrades soon.
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Old 07-16-2018, 07:40 PM   #5
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The same happened to mine after a couple runs. This is a common problem, I'm surprised Axial hasn't addressed it yet.


I knew it would happen, question was when lol. So far upgrades are working great.


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Old 07-23-2018, 11:56 AM   #6
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Iíve been playing with the truck a lot lately and I love it. Itís pretty stock and fairly slow (maybe 15mph) but man itís a lot of fun. Installed a front sway bar and man does it make a big difference in handling.


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Old 07-23-2018, 11:59 AM   #7
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Nice. Still watching to see what else you do with it. Unfortunately for me... there were some hiccups in the shipping for my parts. Hopefully all here by mid-week so that I can start though.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:11 PM   #8
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Nice. Still watching to see what else you do with it. Unfortunately for me... there were some hiccups in the shipping for my parts. Hopefully all here by mid-week so that I can start though.


Thanks! Waiting on parts is the worst. My plan is to run it until things start to fail. And figure out a body to run on it.


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Old 07-24-2018, 01:28 AM   #9
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Where did you find the factory sway bar for the front? I can’t find the parts by themselves.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:17 AM   #10
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Where did you find the factory sway bar for the front? I canít find the parts by themselves.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:25 AM   #11
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Default Re: My slow build of an SMT10.

Congrats. They are fun trucks once you throw some power in them and make them durable.

You might want to put that Max-D body away. It might be worth money in a little bit since they've been discontinued.
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Old 07-24-2018, 10:15 AM   #12
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Congrats. They are fun trucks once you throw some power in them and make them durable.

You might want to put that Max-D body away. It might be worth money in a little bit since they've been discontinued.
Funny you mention that. I was planning to get a running body for mine as well.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:41 PM   #13
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Congrats. They are fun trucks once you throw some power in them and make them durable.

You might want to put that Max-D body away. It might be worth money in a little bit since they've been discontinued.


One day itíll be brushless, for now just toying around with it slowly. Still so much fun. And the Max-D body is in a nice safe place just for that reason lol.


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Old 07-28-2018, 07:43 PM   #14
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Added so power to my somewhat anemic SMT today. Picked up a Sidewinder 4 with a 4600kv-1406 motor. Running on 2s with 13/56 gearing. Hardly gets warm and had plenty of power. Iím almost scared to try it on 3s.... almost.


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