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    HOW-TO: Jato Driveshaft Conversion (*PICS*)

    So I did the Jato conversion today and took some pictures for anyone who was confused about how to do this.

    Here are the stock shafts:



    Here is the part you need:



    Step 1: Remove the whole driveshaft from the truck:



    Here is the old and new side by side:



    Step 2: Remove the Yokes and Stub Axles:



    Step 3: Find your 2.5mm drill bit and drill out the holes on the yokes and stub axles:



    Here is the side by side of one drilled out, and one stock:



    Step 4: Reassemble the yokes and stub axles onto the Jato shaft:



    Step 5: You're done!


    Last edited by SilverPony2001; 07-22-2008 at 06:29 PM.

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    Great tutorial.
    I wonder though how the stub axles, and yokes will hold up after being drilled out...
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    Thanks for posting this, you convinced my to get out my drill and install those Jato shafts I had put off for so long. I found an american units bit that made the perfect size hole, even though I don't have any metric bits. I would think that, even though you're drilling a tiny bit of plastic out of the yoke and stub axle, if you're using VXL-spec parts it should hold up far better because Jato u-joint pins are thicker and can spread the torque over more area.
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    You need to ditch that RRP pinion and get a losi pinion so you have full spur gear coverage.
    I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it.

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    what if you have the steel traxxas yokes??can you do this if you have those

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    vxlrstlr: if you have the steel output yokes and want to do the conversion, you will need to keep the u-joints from the steel yokes (since they can't be removed) and simply attach the Jato shafts to them. That will leave quite a bit of slop at that joint, so you're better off going with VXL yokes which can be drilled out for the larger u-joint.
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    I've already done the mod (and my mamba on a 3s killed it lol) but great job!
    I WILL spank a nitro any day...guaranteed. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavvika
    vxlrstlr: if you have the steel output yokes and want to do the conversion, you will need to keep the u-joints from the steel yokes (since they can't be removed) and simply attach the Jato shafts to them. That will leave quite a bit of slop at that joint, so you're better off going with VXL yokes which can be drilled out for the larger u-joint.
    You can use a filler like I did to fix the slop. Ill take some pics this weekend... Works good...
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    Can you tell me what the advantage of this mod is over stock?
    If it ain't broken... your not having any fun.

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    More splines to transfer the torque to the wheels: 8 vs. 4.
    Thicker shafts.
    Larger u-joint pins.
    Rubber seal to prevent dirt from getting in between the two halves and wearing the splines, causing slop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavvika
    More splines to transfer the torque to the wheels: 8 vs. 4.
    Thicker shafts.
    Larger u-joint pins.
    Rubber seal to prevent dirt from getting in between the two halves and wearing the splines, causing slop.
    Looks freaking sweet
    Fixed
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    will the jato driveshafts work on the flm extended rear arms?

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    im loving the carbide drill bits.


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    How about the stub axle? Is there a mod for them or do you just keep some in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty XL-5
    I've already done the mod (and my mamba on a 3s killed it lol) but great job!
    so it looks cool' Thanks for the tidbit! "that's the bottom line"!
    that's what i wanna know !

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