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    Drive shafts

    Somehow I end up breaking the plastic peice where it attaches to the differential


    I've heard the summit ones do not break, should i go that route, keep replacing stock ones, or buy a CVD?

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    I would say upgrade to Summit Drive Shatfs. Make sure you look at an Exploded View and get all the necessary pieces. I dont know if you will need different yokes to attach them. And make sure you get all Long Half Shafts.

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    They do break...just a little stronger than stock and a good upgrade. They are easier to replace too when they break.

    I can't remember who mentioned this...you can re-use your broken shaft post #106, it will work as a temporary measure until you can replace it.

    I would buy a complete set of summit shafts of eBay and a few sets of long shafts #5656...it will be far cheaper than building them from scratch .

    I heard a lot of people complain about the steel CVD's as they tend to bend a quite a fair bit.
    Last edited by craig.mitch316; 11-14-2012 at 09:41 PM. Reason: re-worded and added info
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 View Post
    I can't remember who mentioned this...you can re-use your broken shaft post #106, it will work as a temporary measure until you can replace it.
    i'm gonna say 87GN mention it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by humayrayakongkinaon View Post
    i'm gonna say 87GN mention it.
    I think you right mate .
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    I found it...it took some time. I knew it came up not so long ago...post #11. Thanks 87GN...it worked like a treat as a temporary measure .
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    I run traxxas cvd's on my emaxx, and erevo, but I don't abuse my trucks so for me they work good.

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    it stinks droken driveshafts.....but is does help save the diffs. can kind of think of it that way.......

    & drilling not my idea^ just passing on info.....
    Last edited by 87 GN; 11-15-2012 at 06:42 PM.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Ive switched to the traxxas ones. Every time I would run my truck I would break at least one, exactly were you do. I do not abuse my truck at all (yet...lol) small jumps and chasing my kids pede around. So far so good on the steel ones!
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    I have the mip shafts anf they seem to be good as long as you loc-tite the grub screws. And check them frequently.

    They are pricey though.

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    I've broken 4 Driveshafts in my last 6 runs, I'm about to sell this truck and just buy a Heli.

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    one crash with that and you will be shopping for an erbe!

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    Stock shafts are nothing short of crap, I tried cvds and they bent way too easy with my rpm arms so I went summit shafts and 6 months on and a correct slipper later they are showing next to no wear, great shafts.
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    revomikey- Are these the ones you are using (http://www.rcplanet.com/ProductDetai...tCode=TRA5650R)

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    Umm I've broken many summit shafts lol, do steel ones

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    That's the centre drive shaft mate...I use that on all my trucks. revomikey, myself and others are using these

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Summit-AXLES...item564f7835ae
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    The summit shafts are way better if you like beating the revo. The cvds bend under big airs.
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    Yes I agree the cvds are no good for big jumps.I broke 3 of them.I just ordered a full set of summit shafts from ebay so I will see how they hold up.

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    I've broken 8 E-REVO shafts and 1 Summit shaft, and the Summit was while I was running on 6S ...
    The 8 stock shafts I was running on 4S.

    I bought a set of MIP that I still need to install on my ERBE.

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    Just remember to get some red loctite, which funny enough comes in a blue tube. At least the one I have did, you will also want a good set of hex wrenches cause that loctite doesn't play. Mine set in a few minutes and I can't get it loose now even if I want to.
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    Broke one of my traxxas steels last night, yes broke. Just put in my mips. Of course I was doing tripple backflips!
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