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    Cool want cvds, is it too much stress on transmission

    Well when i first switched to electric from gas, I had a jato that I converted to electric. Needless to say I would
    tear up a driveshaft every 5 runs or so, I though hey ill get cvds and then the problem will be fixed, well that did not help, I just ended up destroying my transmission.
    I dont want that to happen again.

    Is anyone running cvds on the ERBE on 6s. I ripped a standard driveshaft out yesterday, but im not against just fixing it everytime if the other way is going to tear up my transmission.

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    I think a lot of guys stick to the stock driveshafts and have them as a weak point. At least you can swap a driveshaft easily when you're out bashing, and they are pretty cheap.
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    exactly what i was thinking since they are much easier to swap

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    I have traxxas CVD's on my ERBE and run 6s. No problems except rear diff bring destroyed. Stripping out the spider gears. There is a mod for the rear diff when I get time to do it

    I guess it's just preference. I use to strip stock drive shafts daily. That got old quick


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    this mod that you speak of, wont it transfer the stress to the transmission?

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    trans is not the weak link....& you adjust the slipper just for that reason...to save on the drive train
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyeatlanta View Post
    this mod that you speak of, wont it transfer the stress to the transmission?
    the only way that tranny breaks is when your bearing start to give up. you can also use the summit axles (long shafts).
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    Cvds bend way to easily. Go summit shafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revomikey View Post
    Cvds bend way to easily. Go summit shafts.
    I just got a used ERBE that has the Traxxas CVDs all around and every one of them is bent. Luckily I still have a set of stockers from my old ERBE.
    I need R/Cers anonymous.

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    I use Summit long shafts on 6s...they don't break that often and when they do; I keep the good side as spare and make shafts out of those. Cheap and quick easy replacement .
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    you can drill new holes 180 deg, & get another go out of them..
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    you can drill new holes 180 deg, & get another go out of them..
    Thanks mate...I never thought of that before.
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    watched a vid of a guy doing it, quite easy really.......
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    I could use the drill press at work, quick and easy...better start keeping the broken ones too from now.
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    well awesome I guess i shall be getting some summit long shafts. anyone know the part number by chance?

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    Do the cvd's having a slight bend in them damage anything, or can they be straightened? I'm just wondering if they're worth me sticking them in the market place, if anyone would want them knowing they're a little bent.
    I need R/Cers anonymous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easyeatlanta View Post
    well awesome I guess i shall be getting some summit long shafts. anyone know the part number by chance?
    You best to buy a complete set of Summit shafts of eBay...it will work out cheaper that way. Put the short at the back and replace when broken.

    (2) #5656 Summit Driveshaft, long
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    alright thanks man and i checked your build thread definitely badass

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