View Full Version : Novak HV-Maxx with g2 chassis kit
05.21.2005, 02:08 PM
I have all stock E-maxx with HV-Maxx High-Voltage Brushless Motor System, I'm planning on purchasing G3 Race Suspension with g3 race skids, g1 single speed conversion and G2 x-brace chassis kit.
My question is would I be able to install everything without any trouble ? Would it be compatible with my setup ?
Is G2 X-Brace Chassis - Silver Carbon Kit much better than G2 X-Brace Chassis - Carbon Fiber Kit? What is the difference ?
Also, what would you guys recommend I should replace if I'm planning to race my truck , but also I'm thinking about bashing . I want to make it as fast and as bulletproof as possible.
I also would like to know what would be my best batteries choice to fit into G2 X-Brace Chassis , what is everyone else is using ?
05.21.2005, 07:27 PM
You would be able to install these items without much trouble (just some time!), and everything is compatible as well. The Silver CF kit is identical to the regular CF kit, except the CF is silver. Also, because the silver CF is a limited edition, it includes the chassis extension kit, which is a seperate item on the regular CF kit. Basically, the difference is color.
To add some durability, a diff upgrade, bulkhead upgrade and cvds would get your truck hooked up in pretty good shape. The HV Maxx system is on the mild side, so you don't need to go crazy with upgrades. For batteries, well, there are many options, as well as many user preferences. Gp3300s or IBC3600s fit the chassis lower plate perfectly, so they are the easiest cells to use.
05.21.2005, 11:30 PM
great thank you for your help.
Can you be more specific, can you post some links for products.
In regards to batteries, what would you choose if money was no object, are there companies that you can recommend that already sell assembled batteries ?
05.22.2005, 03:31 AM
I think Mike can get you a set of batteries as well.
What do you want to run? 12 or 14 cells?
You don't need to go for the best of the best cells with the hvmaxx, the hvmaxx doesn't take too much current. (a good 30-55A max.)
nice hopups you've got in mind!
Did you considered the stock bulks aren't that strong? It is good to keep something a weak spot on your truck, but if you are going to aluminum arms, it very likely, that these will snap first.
05.22.2005, 09:30 AM
I can get everything I mentioned. If money was no object, I would go Lipo with the new FMA/Kokam cells and a few chargers. Then, I would make a custom battery holder to protect and secure the lipos safely. If I was sticking to nimh cells, I would use Gp or ibc cells (the 3300s, 3700s and IBC3600s are all good cells).
Here are some links to a few of the recommended hopups:
05.22.2005, 11:02 PM
Thank you for your input, I will certanly purchase some hopups from this site.
Are Lypo batteries that much better ?
Is it really worth the price ?
Do you think this will be a good purchase :
should I stick with something like this:
I was thinking of running 14 cells
Also what is the best charger to use and what is good charger for lypo batteries ?
What kind of shocks will you guys recomend ?
05.22.2005, 11:14 PM
The problem with the LiPos on the Find design site is size. The size isn't listed and you want to make sure they will fit and be able to be porotected. They are boat specialists, so the batteries may be configured to fit their boats and not necessarily an e-maxx. The other packs are fine, but in the G-maxx chassis, I would stick with packs that are flat (no hump pack needed, as the chassis can fit 8 cells flat per side).
LiPos are expensive and have their disadvantages, but the power to weight ratio makes for very impressive performance. I use the Astroflight charger on my Lipos. For shocks, the Proline shocks are among the best. the traxxas big bores are my favorite lower cost shocks, although they do need stiffer springs.
05.23.2005, 12:22 PM
what are your plans with your truck?
Racing? or speedruns and some fun-bashing?
05.23.2005, 01:33 PM
YEah, speedruns and some fun-bashing .
It has so much power, when I was bashing it last time I broke on of the lower arms, so that is why I'm considering some upgrades :)
Anyway, I just want to get some batteries that will last more than 15-20 minutes, so I can actually have some fun.
05.23.2005, 01:55 PM
with good GP3300's or 3600's you can allready run 20 minutes+ on the novak setup.
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