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    What upgrades are a must?

    Here is my brand new ERBE ohh yeah and my merv...

    I haven't been able to run the erbe yet, the radio wouldn't even turn on.. so I sent it to Traxxas today.

    But I would like to know what you guys think are good upgrades for the erbe.

    I already bought the cvds and rpm arms. But what else?
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    Gonna run 6s or 4s? Are you gonna go for insane airs?

    If you havent installed the steel cvds, then take them back and try the summit shafts. They dont pop out or bend.

    http://traxxas.com/pitpass/hopup/new...ity-Durability

    The revo wheelie bar is very good on and off road.

    Stiffer Silver and Blue springs help reduce the body roll in corners and with big jumps.

    Variable Dampening Piston Kit for the shocks helps with body roll and on big jumps.
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    Drive it first, get a feel for it. Then upgrade as you break it.

    Return the CVDs. The Summit shafts are a better upgrade. Switch out for those once the stock ones go.
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    What make the summit shafts better than cvds? I thought cvds are the very best?
    So stiffer springs.. check
    Yeah I probably need a wheelie bar...
    I will be running 4s and 6s(for showing off)
    What about chassis braces? Aluminum bulkheads?
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    I don't think they make aluminum bulks for the erbe but idk.
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    I just looked up how much summit axles would cost... and it is around $80
    I don't think I'm gonna get those lol
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    you mention you have the RPM A-arms, those arms are so flexeable that when you do big air jumps, when you land hard it will bend your cvd's easily. i know on 1/16 they dont like to put summit axles cause it breaks easily but with 1/8 ERBE its the other way around, lol.
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    Dont get me wrong, they will work, but they are not as trouble free as summit shafts. They will bend or pop them out of their cups with RPM arms and jumps. A traxxas rep even said that they are not designed for brushless power. I guess they were designed to look pretty. I would much rather have summit shafts and RPM arms.

    The summit shafts can be bought off of ebay for half that price.

    The aluminum integy bulk are nice, but the issue is similar to the steel cvds. They can bend on big jumps... And the weight doesnt jusify as an upgrade. (Ask Fuzion)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostbuster View Post
    I just looked up how much summit axles would cost... and it is around $80
    I don't think I'm gonna get those lol
    its expensive if you buy it at one time, try bidding them on ebay i know when i have it on my watch list and i forgot the ending time and it only ends at $44.
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    Hey "I like rice"
    Do they make aluminum bulks for the erbe?
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    Avoid aluminum arms and bulks. Do a chassis brace instead.
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    I don't plan on doing many big jumps. So i should return the cvds? I also have the center cvd shafts.

    Rpm arms do flex, but I heard they are a must...
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    Yes. Return them.

    The other option that helps is wheels with 1/2" offset like the Traxxas Geode or ProLine Desperado.

    The wider stance helps provide more stability.

    The castle link software is also a very good investment. It allows you to tweak the esc. Raising the punch control helps reduce strain on the driveline.
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    Should I keep the center shafts?
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    I know I am new my self but I learned if you switch from stock springs (gold) and go with the silver in front and blue in back it will be really springy driving, I would hit little bumps and it would catch a little air and is hard to control off road! I switched to 60 wt (stock=40wt) but I have read through previous post just upgrading the stock (40wt) shock oil will help and can go up to 80wt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1224 View Post
    I know I am new my self but I learned if you switch from stock springs (gold) and go with the silver in front and blue in back it will be really springy driving, I would hit little bumps and it would catch a little air and is hard to control off road! I switched to 60 wt (stock=40wt) but I have read through previous post just upgrading the stock (40wt) shock oil will help and can go up to 80wt!
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    Haha thanks man! I might do that.
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    Get a castle link field programmer while you at it and set your low voltage cutoff to 3.4. IT give you a chance to play around with your ESC settings.

    I run steel cvd's in the centre and they are awesome. Definitely go for summits (I run them on 6s), they are cheap and easy to replace if they break.
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    I started with CVDs and bent two on the first run. About two weeks ago I went with the summit shafts and have been out 6 or 7 times since them and they have held up perfect. Summits are the way to go.
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    Keep the Steel Center CVD shafts. They do fine even on jumps.
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    Why does the steel cvds bend on jumps? Are the shocks not absorbing enough of the impact? What makes the plastic summit ones better? Is it because they can flex?
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