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Fist of Goodness
Staff member
Central Florida
RC Driving Style
Bashing, Racing
My brake is getting a little worn and I want to replace it, any suggestions and info on what you guys are running would be greatly appreciated. Thanks


The Slowest Guy In Town
RCTalk Vendor
El Dorado Hills, CA
A worn brake is fine just tightening the screws a bit and re-adjust it.
If you feel the need just get another stock disk. I have tried all the others 4 different ones in all and went back to the stock.

If you replace it I would advise doing the brake mod. It will increase the performance and make the pad last longer. All it costs is a ballpoint pen.
Here is a link


RC Driving Style
The Carbon disc brake by Traxxas is the best for less. It is cost effective and will definately make a difference in braking power. This disc also seems to wear a lot more evenly than stock.

The brake mod that Eddy has posted works VERY well. I think most who have read that mod have done it and liked it. I know I have.



The Slowest Guy In Town
RCTalk Vendor
El Dorado Hills, CA
The carbon brake will last longer. I found that when it got wet it drastically faded and I had a hard time stopping. On the other hand the stock brake grabbed a bit when wet.

Either one is a good choice and the price is only a buck or two different.

IMO Stay away from the aluminum disks. They use a pad that glues on to the caliper and they love to come off and ball up, forget running them in wet conditions. Changing the pads is not a field fix.


Gone - bye bye.
RC Driving Style
I have just done the brake mod! I will drive my T-Maxx tomorrow and see how it goes.


Hardcore RCNT User
Charlotte, NC
RC Driving Style
Bashing, Racing
Here's what I did with mine.
I sanded down the disk a bit to get all of the shiny surfaces off.
I then took the edge of a file to the pads and made lines about 2mm apart at a 45 degree angle from horizontal. This gave the pads some rough edges. This bit of work took my Maxx from a stopping distance of about 30 feet to about 10 feet.


The Slowest Guy In Town
RCTalk Vendor
El Dorado Hills, CA
Using the brake mod you can grind a bit from the chassis and add a second disk and an additional pad. A duel brake setup.


RCNT Addict
RC Driving Style
do you really feel the need for 2 discs with a .15,it would be worth doing for a metal maxx,depends if you need to stop fast,but stay on your wheels.

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