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  1. #1
    RC Racer
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    Newbie ordering parts for new Summit VXL

    Son and I got a new Summit Vxl.

    Love it, but already broke servo first day.

    Placing a qualifying order with that big hobby store that (gotta be $150 for coupon and free shipping)

    What should we get?

    Already have upgraded batteries and charger.

    (Please include Part# because we are total noobs!)

    Thinking:

    RPM front arms

    Aluminum shock bodies

    Shims for shimming

    What about the drive axle? Heard several conflicting parts to order.

    Thanks in advance! Son and I look forward to yalls expertise.

  2. #2
    RC Qualifier
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    I would order the merv drive shafts, they last alot longer. I ordered the whole set, and changed out as they broke

  3. #3
    RC Racer
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    after replacing all four drive shafts with 1/16 revo shafts and replacing my servo i havent broken anything else

    so IMO, these are the minimum changes

    the mini revo drive shafts are thinner but they are stronger (they are also cheaper)
    1/16 E-Revo VXL, Slash Ultimate, Slash 2wd MT

  4. #4
    RC Racer
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    part number on the mini revo driveshafts is 7151 - they fit without any mods


    it is possible to use the steel cvds (7151X) but some mods are required on the rear arms
    1/16 E-Revo VXL, Slash Ultimate, Slash 2wd MT

  5. #5
    RC Racer
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    What servo to use?

    We the 85mg servo horn does not fit the traxxas steering linkage.

    And the ******* 390 is backordered.

  6. #6
    RC Racer
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    Which servo and horn?

    What servo to use?

    We the 85mg servo horn does not fit the traxxas steering linkage.

    And the ******* 390 is backordered.

  7. #7
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    Which servo and horn?

    What servo to use?

    We the 85mg servo horn does not fit the traxxas steering linkage.

    And the ******* 390 is backordered.

  8. #8
    RC Racer
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    ******* is best but the hitec servos will work - i use a 5085

    get the losi mini crawler aluminum servo arm - it fits the hitec and the traxxas linkage

    http://www.losi.com/Products/Feature...odId=LOSA99038
    1/16 E-Revo VXL, Slash Ultimate, Slash 2wd MT

  9. #9
    RC Racer
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    Losi arm ordered.

    Should I oreder the 5085 or 5087?

    It says the 5087 is a premium servo for high voltage. I run 9.9 v lifepo4 batteries.

    The 5087 is only a $1 more.

  10. #10
    RC Racer
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    i dont recall the 5087 being discussed and have no personal experience with it

    many have the 5085 though
    1/16 E-Revo VXL, Slash Ultimate, Slash 2wd MT

  11. #11
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    It really doesn't matter how high of voltage your batteries are (within ESC limits). The servo gets fed the same, no matter what.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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