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    I'm glad I did, diff was a little leaky but still good, but now have 50W instead of 30W and i know how to rebuild it . Got my whole revo back together after disassembling 75%. This car is really put together great, everything fits great and is easy to assemble . Also mounted the maximum steering travel stop and adjusted my steering link. Still makes me want a single servo, after adjusting they still fight each other sometimes.

    Ready to roll again
    Last edited by WesleyK; 03-17-2013 at 05:13 PM.

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    Cant go wrong with a single servo...I have them in all my trucks
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    This is how its supposed to look with the maximum steering stop installed and the servos aligned right? When i fully steer to one of the sides i can hear some tension in the plastic. Is that normal?
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    Another question:
    I'm about to buy some swaybars, but everywhere i read everyone tells you to go tekno front, traxxas rear. Thats fine, because i like how to tekno fronts look, and the same for the traxxas rear.And of course, it should perform better. But how do you buy only the front or rear? I only see complete kits.

    I think i figured:
    Buy the traxxas kit and:
    http://www.teknorc.com/shop/tkr1013m...nly-e-2-5-3-3/
    http://www.teknorc.com/shop/tkr1013b...nly-e-2-5-3-3/
    Then switch the traxxas front sway bar and mount with the tekno parts. Keep the rest traxxas. Should work right?
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    I use Traxxas swaybars front and rear no issues...I use on my eSlayer Pro 4x4 and my eRevo. I have been using the traxxas swaybars for well over a year now and they do me fine.
    Rock n Rolla !

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    Its too wet and cold outside, and also havent got my shock oil yet, so i went to do something else on my revo:


    Used a white paint marker to mark the wheels .

    Stole the idea from a fellow forum member in the Revo 3.3 forums. But i like it!

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    Nice! .....

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    That is looks good.......
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Got some parts for my lights, now i only need some basic resistors and capacitors to finish it. Should be here wednesday.


    The little part you see in the middle is the switching led driver IC. Its about 4mmx4mm

    Also put my E-Revo in my little photo studio a few weeks ago to have some pictures of the revo in near stock form and high res .


    Last edited by WesleyK; 03-31-2013 at 03:21 PM.

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    Liking the studio pics.
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    Yep but screams for upgrades. I could have posted a traxxas product picture and you probably wouldnt have noticed the differences hehe. Only new tires, wheels and hubs there. But i have aluminum red pushrods/turnbuckles and sway bars coming from the US!

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    Still looks good. It really makes the wheels stand out.
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    Now i only need some time to actually use the stuff..

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    I've been busy today with the pushrods/turnbuckles and the shocks and swaybar. Should make a big difference in handling .

    Red tubes:

    100gr instead of 150gr for the stock links.

    Ready to go


    Dissassembling the shocks

    Dissassembled

    One variable damping piston installed, i'm using #2 front and back

    Filled with 50W again.

    Also installed swaybars:

    Front

    Back

    The front sway bars are little too big to fit the outerwears nicely, so i think i'm going to order the Tekno front sways. Teknos should be better to tune too, as these traxxas front sways are limited in tuning by the transmission case.

    Installing the VDP kit and filling the shocks again was really easy by the way, i thought it would be harder by reading all those topics about it, but its really as easy as it gets with the right tools .

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    Today it was a very sunny day since a while, so i went to the woods with my lipos fully charged, new upgrades, new oil etc.

    Guess what, 5 min driving later, one of my wheels came off.. Lost a HPP wheel nut, and of course couldnt find it anymore. Didnt have any stock nuts with me, so went back home.. Time to order new nuts, €26.50 including shipping for 4. Those better last..

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    What a bummer!
    I keep a spare in my bag. What a way to end the riding day!
    (There are worse ways though!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    What a bummer!
    I keep a spare in my bag. What a way to end the riding day!
    (There are worse ways though!)
    Like a shattered bulkhead.
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    Yep, but you have to imagine, this was one of the first warm days of the year. We've had only a few more warm days this year followed up by more cold. Normally the spring starts in the beginning of March here, but this year the winter keeps lasting. So i was kinda excited today, ah well.. . Will keep a spare with me when i get the new nuts! And yep, could be worse, at least everything seems to still be in one piece hehe.
    Oh btw, ordered 2 3S lipos, time to punish my diffs ^^

    @Fracture,
    Yuup! But that was to be expected if you do crazy jumps like that! It would be almost disappointing if nothing breaks on those jumps
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    Didn't build it to go slow!
    Here in so cal upper 70's and 80's by mid week

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    Electronics are finished!





    A little hard to get a decent picture of, a decent one will follow. This is the rear bumper.

    Works as designed, tomorrow i will build the front bumper .

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    Its coming together slowly mate...Nice .
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    Look what i got in the mail today






    In the last picture you can also see the titanium grade 5 rod i got from ebay, from which i'm going to create my own stub axles tot fit the LST axles.

    Last edited by WesleyK; 05-08-2013 at 04:26 PM.

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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Ball-X axles would be a direct fit into those LST2 outdrives with no need to modify anything. And unlike the LST2 axles, they'll also work with HPP hubs.

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    Yep, i think you are right. I don't know why they wouldn't work with the diffs. Too bad i don't have cash right now for even more revo upgrades, maybe next month . Those stub axles i can make for free, so i'm gonna try that first. If it fails, its gonna be MIP or Ball-X, i think Ball-X, mip has too much parts that can fail.
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    Yesterday i finally had time to run the revo again, and i have found a pretty good place to run it!









    And all clean again, gotta love compressed air
    Great fun, it killed two inner wheel hub bearings, but its well worth it !
    Last edited by WesleyK; 06-03-2013 at 03:35 PM.

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    It looks like a great place to bash...Nice!
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    I'm a little confused, i replaced my rear inner and outer bearings, have HPP hubs, adjusted my pillow ball retainers, and i'm still getting quite some slop in my wheels. It seems to me that the (new)bearings(SKF outer, traxxas inner) have a little slop which is of course enlarged by the diameter of the wheels. How normal is this?
    Also, one of the bearings was totally destroyed, balls were falling out and the outer ring was split in half, this might have increased some tolerances on the steering knuckles..
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    Ok, this picture is fricken sweet! Omg. Can I put it as my profile pic?

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    Of course!
    Here is the full res link :
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...o/IMG_0713.JPG

    This one is also kinda cool
    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...o/IMG_0746.JPG
    Amazing to see the shapes the sand is taking behind the revo
    Last edited by WesleyK; 06-05-2013 at 04:49 PM.

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    Just read thru your entire thread, and I'm looking forward to vetting an ERBE myself and geez, this sealed the deal and I will most likely be purchasing one before the end of the summer cannot wait
    8 traxxas models and counting....

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    I think the best upgrade would be MM2 for these trucks. My MM1 broke down after a few runs when I first bought it and traded it with the MM2 instead of making them repair it. Since then I have certainly no worries about wet places... It even submerged into the sea several times by accident with no problems. I just clean it with tons of water when I get back home without worrying about esc.

    My only worry is Lipo's, which are waterproofed naturally anyway.

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    careful of the salt water.....
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    yea... I've been trying to clean the rust for 2 days now, drives me crazy salt water sux. mostly screws... but bearings also got busted, all of them got stuck because of rust. Bathed them with wd40 several times and lubed, working flawlessly now.

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    Thanks LocatedGecko7! You will find it a blast to drive!
    The traxxas slash is what lured me back into the RC hobby after watching a few youtube movies, but after i learned about the e-revo i was completely sold. It really is an awesome RC to work on and drive .

    @TiesTorN
    I try to only run at dry days/spots. But i do run in snow a few times each year, because it's too much fun. But the outerwears does a good job in keeping out the snow, i'm confident that its fine . And when my MMM goes out, i upgrade to the MMM2, or maybe the XL2... But thats for a future project and unfortunately the XL2 is not waterproof..

    I'm almost done with my cad drawings for the LST diffs..

    First i wanted to have my lst casings machined to fit the e-revo bulkhead, but that would still require quite some modding on the bulks, so i decided to design my own diff casings, just like the rc monster, and test with those.

    Almost done :

    What you see here is a full 1/8 driveline with lst2 diffs and axles, and custom stub axles to still fit the HPP hubs (which i really like )
    Now i only need to draw the other part of the casing, and 3D print the case so i can check the dimenions. After that i will machine it in cheap aluminum, again to check the dimensions, if thats correct it will be machined in either 6061 or 7075, depends on what i can get my hands on.
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    And then make some to sell to me



    Bash it like someone else has to fix it!

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    Thats the next step yeah

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    I wonder if it will be possible to install RCM output shafts on the LST diffs with your diff cases, so as to retain whichever diff outdrives we're already using? I'm asking because I really don't want to change my Ball-X axles for something else

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    Well, if i look at your picture:

    And at the RC-Monster cup:

    It looks like it will fit , the stock lst cups are a bit smaller, so those will be too small to fit the ball-x i think, but as you can see, the rcmonster cups also are a bit larger, just like your ball-x cups.

    Edit:
    Oh, you were talking about the output shafts, doh . I wouldn't know any reason why these will not work, the dimensions on the diffs are exactly the same, only the casing is adjusted to e-revo bulks.
    Last edited by WesleyK; 06-10-2013 at 10:02 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WesleyK View Post
    Now i only need to draw the other part of the casing, and 3D print the case so i can check the dimenions. After that i will machine it in cheap aluminum, again to check the dimensions, if thats correct it will be machined in either 6061 or 7075, depends on what i can get my hands on.

    And then make some to sell to me too!

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    Awesome! Well, my PayPal's ready when you are

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