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    Just got an E Revo

    I have had it about a week. I have run it every everyday on 4S and it is awesome. I am so used to my MERV that I was never able to get a full run out of because I always broke something first. My question is what parts can I expect to break first? I will likely buy upgraded replacements over the next month so when it breaks I will be prepared. Also is there anything that is absolute must to upgrade right now? I ordered Proline Trenchers.

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    Just throttle control to save the diffs and driveshafts those are the most common parts that break first

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    Agreed, shimming the diffs will help them last longer but the losi upgrade is the best solution, summit axles and connections or cvds. Upgraded pushrods and turnbuckles help most run lundsford but $$ there I run Traxxas aluminum. Traxxas sway bar kit, heavier shock oil and diff fluid help with handling!

    Everything else upgrade as it breaks.
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    Changing the pinionbearings in the diffs will allso makes them last longer..
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    Regarding diffs I must add that I never had a problem with mine (running 4S) - maybe I'm lucky.. For me the CVD's are a must, I found that the stock shafts are just too weak at the joints. I have broken A-arms and the front bulkhead has snapped on me twice. I've also bent a pushrod or two over the years, but nothing that couldn't be mended. The wing also wears down over time if you wheelie too much on tarmac :-)

    EDIT: oh and the tekno swaybars are a huge handling upgrade..

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    I would say yes your lucky with your diffs, all I have ran was 4's and have been through a few sets of them!

    Few things I forgot.
    Wheelie bar
    Castle link I believe is a must
    I use steel centers but like the summit long shafts because they are a lot better than stock and around 8 bucks for a set and a easy fix I left as a weaker spot to save other drive line parts.
    Last edited by JJ1224; 06-12-2014 at 03:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1224 View Post
    Agreed, shimming the diffs will help them last longer but the losi upgrade is the best solution, summit axles and connections or cvds. Upgraded pushrods and turnbuckles help most run lundsford but $$ there I run Traxxas aluminum. Traxxas sway bar kit, heavier shock oil and diff fluid help with handling!

    Everything else upgrade as it breaks.
    Thanks so much for input. Can you give more info on the Losi upgrade?

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    Can you give more info on the Losi upgrade?[/QUOTE]


    Ya go buy a savage!! and drive it like ya stole it

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    Quote Originally Posted by taters View Post
    Can you give more info on the Losi upgrade?
    Plenty of thread all around...=>Google losi diff erevo
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-LST2-diff-mod
    Last edited by NFS; 06-13-2014 at 09:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshlanham View Post
    Thanks so much for input. Can you give more info on the Losi upgrade?
    parts list for the losi diffs

    2 x Losi LOSB3532 Blue Aluminum Differential Case
    2 x Losi LOSB3528 Heavy Duty Differential Cup
    2 x Losi LOSB3534 Differential Ring & Pinion
    2 x Losi LOSB3538 Differential Bevel Gears
    2 x Losi LOSB3541 Differential Drive Yoke because I used the traxxas centre CVD
    2 x Losi LOSB3523 CV Driveshaft Rebuild Set for the yoke
    2 x Losi LOSB3540 Differential Outdrive Set I only needed the pin for the traxxas stub axle
    2 x Losi LOSA6942 Sealed Ball-Bearings 4/diff
    1 x Dub2108 Du-Bro Flat Washer 2.5mm for the yoke to attach to centre cvd conversion
    1 x KYO96644 Kyosho 8 X 10mm Shim Set you need 8mm shims for this diff and 6mm
    2 x Traxxas 5454 Steel Stub Axles if you using traxxas cvd's if not then you need to figure out what you will need to connect the axles you will be using!
    Last edited by JJ1224; 06-14-2014 at 04:29 PM.
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    this one has diagrams or assembly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJ1224 View Post


    this one has diagrams or assembly!
    Thanks so much for the info. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you spend in parts for this upgrade?

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    depends where you get them from just search and you will find them.
    as a fyi it is about $60 (from my LHS) to rebuild the stock diffs plus diff fluid and washers!
    Last edited by JJ1224; 06-14-2014 at 11:19 PM.
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    Complete diffs assembled are rare to find, most of the time you have to build them yourself, cheapest is eBay and for both diffs you are looking around $100.00 ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFS View Post
    Complete diffs assembled are rare to find, most of the time you have to build them yourself, cheapest is eBay and for both diffs you are looking around $100.00 ish
    the best I have come up with is $165 for both!
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    Just received my model 56087 E Revo with the TQi bluetooth Transmitter. Had to go buy a Ipod series 5 to work with it, cause the wife's is only a series 4. With all the batteries, tools and bits and pieces I spent about $1300. Ordered it on May 28th and had to wait until June 18th to pick it up. I didn't find out about the transmitter upgrade until I read about it in this forum the hobby shop had no idea why everyone was out of stock until I told them about the upgrade.

    Well at least I'll have the latest and greatest until the next upgrade.

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