So I like many other ERBE owners have had diff failures more than one should. I recently spoke to a Traxxas representative (2 actually on separate occasions) about this issue and was told that I am the first person they have had call about frequent diff failures in the ERBE. Now obviously I'm not the only one with this issue but apparently since noone else has called in about it Traxxas was not aware that this is an issue that needs to be addressed...
So I say if you have had this issue with your ERBE and want something done about it then post it up here, then call Traxxas and let them know about the issue as well. The rep explained that they have regular meetings to discuss and address frequent issues/failures that are reported to them.
I for one would love a tougher diff set up for the ERBE (true 1/8th scale) available straight from Traxxas and not have to mod my rig to fit another brand diff or spend 100$+ on aftermarket cups/cases that may help the issue.
Now just to clarify, this is not a bad slipper adjustment issue, nor is it from crazy 6s standing backups and 30ft on throttle landings. Almost all of my failures have been from mild bashing on 4-5s with a proper set slipper and maxx size/stock tires. My failures have been mainly the ring gear but on 2 occasions the internal diff cup/gears blew.
Also this is not intended to be a bash Traxxas products thread, they have made several amazing machines that we all love. So lets help make them aware of the issues and hope for an even tougher ERBE.
BTW- I also mentioned to the Traxxas rep the thread MC created about the improvements we all feel the ERBE needs, he said he will bring that up at their next meeting.