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    New ERBE...

    Going tomorrow to pick up a new ERBE and wanted to know if there were any must have upgrades?

    I am buying a set of 2s packs as I don't really want to run 6s, but think 4s will be just fine for general
    bashing use.

    So 4s - any must have upgrades?

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    Rpm a-arms will be a great upgrade with true track in the rear
    6S OR NOTHING............................ maybe 5s

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    Maybe some shims to shim the diffs after a few rides

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    Summit front and rear bumpers with light kit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
    Summit front and rear bumpers with light kit.
    +1 Just ordered mine.
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    That summit front bumper is nice and I will wait until the stock A-Arms break then go RPM. I have a heavily modded Stampede vxl 4x4 that I basically upgraded everything on, so I am not new to the game.

    I think I am going to pick up some Proline Desperado 3.8 1/2 inch offset rims and a set of Badlands.

    So this diff shim - I know I have read about it, but does anyone have a link handy on how to do it and what parts are needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjtoed View Post
    That summit front bumper is nice and I will wait until the stock A-Arms break then go RPM. I have a heavily modded Stampede vxl 4x4 that I basically upgraded everything on, so I am not new to the game.

    I think I am going to pick up some Proline Desperado 3.8 1/2 inch offset rims and a set of Badlands.

    So this diff shim - I know I have read about it, but does anyone have a link handy on how to do it and what parts are needed?
    Alot of people like the badlands, I personally haven't tried them but they should be good.

    I am new to the revo also, would like to know how to shim too.
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    Badlands are a great tire,but rather small.
    I prefer the hpi dirt bonz tire. Works great on all surfaces and doesn't wear very much if you drive it on the street.
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    I would recommend the front and rear chassis braces mod as well. Seems stop flex

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    How many of these mods are "required" for 4s operation?

    I'd like to just start running it out of the box on 4s and not expect daily breakage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
    Badlands are a great tire,but rather small.
    I prefer the hpi dirt bonz tire. Works great on all surfaces and doesn't wear very much if you drive it on the street.
    I was actually thinking the smaller badlands would be easier on the drive train... I have trenchers on my Stampede and they really reek havoc on the driveline and 12mm wheel hexes. I have lost a few hexes as they strip or back out. Also bent a tekno steel dogbone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjtoed View Post
    How many of these mods are "required" for 4s operation?

    I'd like to just start running it out of the box on 4s and not expect daily breakage...
    other than shim'n the diffs, not much..............unless you start some hard heavy bashing

    then a few upgrades, CVD drive shaft, RPM A Arms, & Titanium push rods (maybe), rear brace, new tires other than stock..
    that's about it..
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjtoed View Post
    So this diff shim - I know I have read about it, but does anyone have a link handy on how to do it and what parts are needed?
    Diff shimming (shims needed, you wont need the 12mm shims that are in the link)
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post5451921

    Shimming stock diff 9these are eg on how too, but each diff is different)
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post5389525

    Shimming the losi diff (losi mod)
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post5311997
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    Picked up my Revo today and got 2 extra 2s packs, some 1/2 offset 3.8 Desperado wheels and some 3.8 Badlands. I also got the parts for 2 summit long axles (they didn't have enough stock for 4 sets).

    Now the first thing I notice is the rear end squats a lot... couple questions?

    1. Can I use a set of the stiffer springs on the rear to help eliminate the squat?

    2. Should I tape the badlands? I have some gorilla tape and have taped trenchers for my p4de, but didn't know if the badlands would need it? I am leaning on taping...

    3. What is the point of the Long Travel rockers?

    4. What is the RPM true track rear and is a direct fit?

    5. Any other "free" tuning or changes I should make for an all around basher? I just like to drive and jump and have fun...

    Thanks in advance for any tips you share.

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    silver in front and blue springs in back is a good combo with 80wt oil
    yes you should tape the badlands! balance too
    the true track will work great
    21/54 is a good all around gearing for speed and bashing
    check out my thread lot of good info http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...awasaki-e-revo
    Last edited by 50togo; 03-15-2013 at 07:39 PM.

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    Long travel is for off road use. Gives about 4" of travel. Makes the truck kind of unstable on the road though.
    The true track is a direct bolt on and eliminates the rear toe link.
    I've got them on my main revo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50togo View Post
    silver in front and blue springs in back is a good combo with 80wt oil
    yes you should tape the badlands! balance too
    the true track will work great
    21/54 is a good all around gearing for speed and bashing
    check out my thread lot of good info http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...awasaki-e-revo
    Thanks.
    According to the manual stock gearing is 18/65 and they include a 54 tooth spur. So if this is true, I should pick up a few pinions.
    The manual also says 21/54 is NR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
    Long travel is for off road use. Gives about 4" of travel. Makes the truck kind of unstable on the road though.
    The true track is a direct bolt on and eliminates the rear toe link.
    I've got them on my main revo.
    Thanks for the info. I may pick up the true track tomorrow as I noticed them in stock at my LHS.

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    One more quick question: the extra springs are they the same length as the installed springs? I notice the mention 120 mm travel so I wasn't for sure if all the red springs for the revo were the same length?

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    yes the supplied blue & silver springs, will be just fine.....

    Ride Height & Suspension Set~Up:

    My Bash set up:
    P2 Rockers 80 wt Shock Fluid, Blue Rear Silver Front, inner hole.
    I set the shock preload by pushing the chassis to the ground.
    If the springs fully compress, back off the preload, if not fully compress increase the preload..
    Will also give you a little more ride height..
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Top 3 Upgrades IMO
    1 - Summit Axles (Long)
    2 - Shim the Diff's
    3 - Traxxas Steel center CVD's

    Then as you go: RMP Front A Arms, RPM Rear Tru Track Kit, Aluminum Skid Plates (Golden Horizon's is what I use)
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    I haven't read a whole lot of threads on broken or damaged center shafts, why the rush to upgrade them esp on 4s? I have been running the same set since I got my revo and the PO probably also, since they aren't new.
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    I broke the front center drive shaft 3 times. I was running on 4s (two 2s lipos). Twice while running on loose dirt / gravel and once on the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 87 GN View Post
    yes the supplied blue & silver springs, will be just fine.....

    Ride Height & Suspension Set~Up:

    My Bash set up:
    P2 Rockers 80 wt Shock Fluid, Blue Rear Silver Front, inner hole.
    I set the shock preload by pushing the chassis to the ground.
    If the springs fully compress, back off the preload, if not fully compress increase the preload..
    Will also give you a little more ride height..
    Thanks 87. This seems a perfect place to start.

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