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    Broken Half-Shafts - Best Replacements?

    So I have my new e-Revo and this thing is awesome.

    Loaded it up with my SMC Batteries and got to bashing. I guess between how hard I was running it, and the fact that i was running the slipper clutch pretty tight (I like the traction and wheelies..) - I broke a rear half shaft.

    Is it best to just keep replacing these with stock parts, or would I be better to upgrade to something more stout?

    If upgrading, what generally starts to break after the half shafts? I don't have a problem upgrading, I would just prefer to do it all at the same time.

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    Having some slip in the slipper does not mean you will lose traction or wheelie abilities if you have it set correctly.

    On the other note, I have good luck with the Traxxas CVD's with the extended cups all the way around. (I use RPM a-arms)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carraig042 View Post
    Having some slip in the slipper does not mean you will lose traction or wheelie abilities if you have it set correctly.

    On the other note, I have good luck with the Traxxas CVD's with the extended cups all the way around. (I use RPM a-arms)

    -Brett
    I came out on the slipper as instructed in the manual, might just be how I was hitting jumps and everything. Will find out once I fix it.

    Do you have a P/N for the CVD's w/ Extended Cups by chance? I was getting ready to order the RPM Arms tonight as well.

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    The CVD part number is 5451R and the extended cup part number is 5153R. Make sure when you install them (if you get them) that there is no binding throughout any of the travel/steering range.

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    The drive shafts from the full size Summit work great, and they won't break on 6s lipo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doofoo View Post
    So I have my new e-Revo and this thing is awesome

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    doofoo.

    Your ERBE looks so nice and clean. Compared to mine (sorry no pic).

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    Traxxas cvd's, summit driveshaft's, and MIP's are good upgrades.

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    summit axles IMO are the best way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopduperevo View Post
    summit axles IMO are the best way to go
    I've been trying to look at the exploded views trying to find the part number for the summit axle's but cannot find one. Does anyone know the part numbers required to swap out the axle's?

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    Best place to buy summit axles is eBay you can get the for around 50 but if you buy individual pieces you will be around 100

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    I won two auctions last night for Losi XXL axles, ~28$ for 4. I hope these will work for me . Only thing i'm afraid of is them popping out the drive cups.. But I should be able to fix that

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofoo View Post
    I've been trying to look at the exploded views trying to find the part number for the summit axle's but cannot find one. Does anyone know the part numbers required to swap out the axle's?
    It doesnt look like you can get the axles from Traxxas in one piece, you have to get multiple pieces making it really expensive. I'm actually looking for a set as well since I've busted a handful.
    ERBE, XO-1

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    Will the shorter Summit axles work also? Or only the long ones?
    ERBE, XO-1

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgs3 View Post
    Will the shorter Summit axles work also? Or only the long ones?
    they work fine in the erevo. Not a bad idea to keep a set of long replacement shafts though...

    Summit shafts are pretty good, but dont hold a candle to Losi shafts in terms of lifespan. As WesleyK pointed out, you cant beat the price either!

    The only downside to Losi shafts are you have to "make" them fit. Summit shafts are direct fit.
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    Its All relative to your perspective.

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    I use Summit shafts long all round on 6s...they do break but last a lot longer than stocks.
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    I had no luck with lst2 shafts they pop out all the Time unless you cut your arms down so you can screw in the pillow balls more which I won't do. I have summits now and they are amazingly tuff


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    What about extended cups with the losi shafts to stop them popping out?


    Bash it like someone else has to fix it!

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    Best replacement imho is the Summit Axles (Long). They are tough & durable.
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