CONGRATULATIONS! Like you I am pretty noooooooobie to my X-MAXX. My building skills are about 6/10 while my bash crash break skills are 20/10 Only one thought, there is the option to activate a LEARNER MODE with the X-MAXX, this should help you keep from breaking things while you are developing your driving skills. Go to the TRAXXAS WEB SITE, load the info on your vehicle and download its' COMPLETE MANUAL. This will be much more informative than the included QUICK START GUIDE.First off, I want to think everyone for their helpful input and great threads so far. I've definitely picked up a lot of information in a few days. I didn't want to clutter up other people's threads and I wasn't sure where to put this thread so here it is.
I picked up the xmaxx a few days ago, rc noob, broke it in about 15min haha. My first round of parts have arrived traxxas HD arms, hinge pin kit, fast eddy bearing kit. I'll eventually be running blue upper and lower arms. The green arms I could get quicker. If these don't last, I'll probably get the rpm arms. Probably do the rpm hinge pin kit as well.
Future upgrades are up in the air. I have bigger better batteries on the way and XT90 connectors. I plan on using this as my learning experience for large scale rc's or rc's in general.
Hey bud how you liken the HR skid plates??