I am wanting to run my new ERBE (new to me...bought a roller and have not figured out the BL setup yet). I plan to make this my full on offroading truck. I wanted to stick with the revo (as opposed to the summit) to keep things a bit more simple but I may install the 2 speed tranny gears so I can really cut the final drive down (or increase, rather) for the tall tires.
I am buying everything used as this will be a beater truck. If I can find an RX8 and either a 1900kv or 1700KV sensored tekin motor with it to help get everything moving (and the sensored aspect will help smooth the low speed stuff out).
When running these tires I only plan to run 4s and since I will be climbing a lot there will not be a whole lot of shenanigans (trying to do dead wheelies and etc).
What setup will help me get the most run time out of the truck without constantly breaking driveline parts? Should I throw in spools to prevent diff failure? Although I remember long ago we used to snap the output ends off the spools in the BL emaxx's.
Will summit shafts hold up to the torque and mass of the tires? Or will cvds be needed (if so, who makes the best cvd's? Can they be used with LT rockers without binding?)
I am sure this will be a short lived event as I am not a huge fan of spending more time wrenching more than I run.
Thanks in advance for any help!
PS these tires are 7.5 tall and either 2.5 or 3 inches wide (so while they are tall they are pretty narrow so hopefully helps keep the unsprung weight down a bit). To compare: the stock gemini's are 6 tall and 3.4 wide. Summit stock tires are 7.1 tall and 3.8 wide.
So...anyone running tall tires...what are you driveline mods if any????