Just went to the local Hobby shop because one of my factory CV shafts broke. I saw that they had the steel CV shafts for sale. Before I bought them I asked the guy at the shop if they would work on my erbl. He said, "they are of the car but not sure." SO called Traxxas and selected the prompt for Technical questions for ordering parts.
The guy answered and I told him I have an ERBL with LT suspension and was considering buying the 5451R set but needed to know if there is ANYTHING else that needs to go with this kit or ANY tips or advice? I then asked, would these be a direct bolt-on? He told me to buy them and they will bolt up directly with NO additional parts needed or anything.
I installed them, turned the car on, hit the throttle, and both front axles slipped out of the coupling on the car side. Not at the same time, one came out, I fixed it then adjusted my pushrod adjustment to the farthest hole on the lower control arms to limit the suspension travel and make it ride lower.
Played for about 3 minutes and the other one came out and hit the pavement and went through the blue silicone boot.....
Can someone that actually KNOWS shed some light on what happened? Because calling tech support for the manufacturer of the parts I've purchased to ask for guidance OBVIOUSLY doesn't help..... SO I just bought a $70-80 kit from the advice of a tracts rep and now I have busted boots and scratched CV shaft end couplings (which should be clean and oiled, free of sand and debris and slick for rotation).