View Full Version : So my E-Revo is finally on the way...
01-21-2010, 11:56 AM
In Preparation for the arrival of my new baby, I went out an bought an Onyx 240 Dual Charger and a Pair of Local Branded 8.4v 4200 Batteries.
I'm trying to prepare for the immediate future, and I'm not sure where to proceed from here.
Should I purchase another pair or two of the 4200 8.4's? Or should I reconsider and go Lipo? Are there any parts I will want to stock up for in preparation of repairs? (Upgraded A Arms, Drive shafts, Bulkheads, etc?)
Should I buy a couple of smaller/bigger pinion gears?
And should I Start out by buying a set of Beadlock rims to replace the factory ones?
I don't plan on doing any racing, just toying around with the kids in the hills by the house.
Any ideas would be appreciated!
01-21-2010, 01:41 PM
if you get lipos, you need different charger. Onlyx 240 only for NiMh or NiCd's
01-21-2010, 04:42 PM
I know that part.. and batteries are only a secondary concern, as I have no problem running NiMH batteries instead of Lipo's...
I'm more concerned about any theoretical problem areas in the car.
What are some of the more common parts to break?
I have heard a lot about the factory wheels breaking, the A-Arms breaking, and the Bulkheads...
Are these problem ares if you aren't doing EXTREME bashing?
01-21-2010, 06:04 PM
The E-revo is a very tough truck! Breakages usually only happen due to driver error such as landing hard on the rear wing, a hard upside down landing, or flat out running into something solid (A-arm damage). Normal or even extreme bashing will not usually result in damage.
I've run about 50 sets of packs through mine and yet to break anything. I've run it hard and made some bad jump landings with no damage. Actually I did crack one wheel center, but I think that was more due to the big jumping and rough hard ground on a 25 degree day when the plastic was brittle.
Only real weak area is the Titan motors. Most people don't get more than a couple dozen runs, and some have only gotten two or less runs.
01-21-2010, 07:08 PM
i would go for new wheels as well and sell those talons while they are new and worth something on the market. i use the t maxx 3.3 wheels and they hook up really well. handle 4S power and look cool. another set of really nice offroad tires i looked at were the losi zombie maxx. and i don't just like them because the name has the word zombie in it.i have had mine for about 4 months only broke a rear drive shaft "incoorect slipper clutch setup" a rocker link and thats it..i bought alot of extra spares for my e revo, But they are all collecting dust the level of durability you get with an e revo is just bewildering..but i would get a spare set of tie rods and rocker rods. and pull the dust cover on the transmission first thing...I had a pinon completely loose on the shaft, i never knew until i upgraded to brushless a week after getting the revo home .... over all the e revo the perfect pure offroader you'll have some huge fun.
01-21-2010, 07:38 PM
I agree. The Revo is pretty darn tough. I broke a wing mount so far. I did break an a-arm after pile driving a tree. But that would happen on any truck. I do think the wheels are weak. I would go RPM wheels or beadlocks although I heard beadlocks are tough to mount. I mentioned in someone elses thread to backfill the spokes on those wheels with JB weld or epoxy while they are new and clean. this will help strengthen them. Just do it with even amounts so they remain fairly balanced. Other then getting more batteries so your not limited on runtimes, you may want to try some smaller pinions. The stock 19's can get the batts a little hot. If your planning to climb hills and run full throttle a lot, try dropping down to 16T. That helped mine a lot.
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