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    Beefing up pro .15 maxx driveline

    I'm wanting to beef up my drivetrain on my pro .15 maxx. I did a bit of searching and figured I wanted to use the 3.3 spec axles and carriers and keep the narrow a-arms. Is the parts list below all that I need?
    Also I can't find
    Any narrow arms for Sale, are they still being produced and sold?



    TRA5334 - Traxxas Revo Left & Right Axle Carriers x4

    TRA5120 - Traxxas 12X18X4mm Ball Bearing (2)
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    TRA5117 - Traxxas 6X12X4mm Ball Bearing (2)

    TRA5451X - Traxxas Revo Front/Rear Drive Shaft Assembly (1)


    x4 TRA5143 - Traxxas Turnbuckles, Toe Links, Rear: (TMX3.3,EMX)
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    TRA5141 - Traxxas Front Toe Links Turnbuckles (2) (TMX3.3)

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    RPM still does, if you don't mind purple! http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...ts.htm#1_5arms

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    Sell me your stock narrow arms, and get the regular length ones and run 3.3 steel cvds.

    I am going to need a few spare narrow arms. LoL
    T-maxx 2.5 | T-maxx 3.3 | T-maxx pro.15

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    will those 5451x's fit with narrow arms... even with the proper knuckles id think they still be to long..
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcdriver5 View Post
    RPM still does, if you don't mind purple! http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...ts.htm#1_5arms
    Ok thanks. Gets quite expensive fast..
    Maybe I'll look around for some CVD's

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuskye25 View Post
    will those 5451x's fit with narrow arms... even with the proper knuckles id think they still be to long..
    Sure just cut them down to fit.

    Kyleb, Tower has the old narrow #4931 arms in stock.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJG80
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeadFootedRacer View Post
    Sell me your stock narrow arms, and get the regular length ones and run 3.3 steel cvds.

    I am going to need a few spare narrow arms. LoL
    I got the hookup my friend. Just PM me, I know where there are 9 new pairs of stock narrow arms. I'm stocking up also lol.

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    what id suggest for beefing up driveline would be figuring out steel center shafts and axle shafts... then some beefy diffs.. then start looking at transmission upgrades..
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuskye25 View Post
    will those 5451x's fit with narrow arms... even with the proper knuckles id think they still be to long..
    I doubt it, the 3.3 truck used the longer arms and the wider axle carriers. They would need to be trimmed to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman4910 View Post
    Sure just cut them down to fit.

    Kyleb, Tower has the old narrow #4931 arms in stock.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJG80
    its always nice when wildman shows up.... very helpful/knowledgeable dude...
    Last edited by kuskye25; 03-16-2013 at 04:17 PM.
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuskye25 View Post
    what id suggest for beefing up driveline would be figuring out steel center shafts and axle shafts... then some beefy diffs.. then start looking at transmission upgrades..
    The transmission and diffs will be fine. Just looking for a axle upgrade
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman4910 View Post
    Sure just cut them down to fit.

    Kyleb, Tower has the old narrow #4931 arms in stock.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJG80
    Thanks.
    Does any company make a aftermarket CVD option for the pro.15? All I can seem to find is centers

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    I can't think of anyone still making the narrow CVD's, keep an eye on Ebay, sets pop up from time to time.
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    That's too bad. From what I read the only people that made them was XTM and dynamite. Both were included in their conversion kits and MIP sold theirs seperatly. I guess I'll have to play the waiting game

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    dont have to have the hub carriers/tie-rods to mod in the 3.3 axles either if dont want them, after seening your post i was rooting thru my parts and found some for the front of my maxx and modded them in with stock hub carriers...
    Last edited by kuskye25; 03-16-2013 at 07:31 PM.
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Still kind of defeats the purpose using the bigger shafts, it's still using the end with the smaller stub on it. Good creativity though. Is that pin glued on there is it still a pin with C clip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleb View Post
    Still kind of defeats the purpose using the bigger shafts, it's still using the end with the smaller stub on it. Good creativity though. Is that pin glued on there is it still a pin with C clip
    personally ive never busted the stockers at the stub yoke, for me it was always the inner yoke... yeah the pin is from the 3.3 shaft and i used washers and the e-clip, and as usual always dab glue on your e-clips... but also to i have cva's rear and cvd's center... and ive never busted a stock 2.5 axle up front i just figured what the heck why not have 3.3's up front if i got em..

    for centers i wouldnt suggest this though for the reason you stated, on my stock centers i used to blow out both yokes at the diff and at the trans... not just one...
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    I used kuskye's method on my 2.5 center shafts only for the transmission side connection (have 4907 3.3 spec diffs in my 2.5 with 3.3 center drive shafts) and never busted a 2.5 yoke. Granted it is only on the trans connection and not the diff side. It was way more durable than the stock shafts ever were.

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    Found a MIP kit for the pro online.
    Looks like its missing some stuff though.

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=25278180766

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleb View Post
    Found a MIP kit for the pro online.
    Looks like its missing some stuff though.

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=25278180766
    ive seen many mixed reviews on the MIP's anyway... only ones i see all positive reviews on when it comes to cva/cvd is traxxas brand or THS....
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Those MIP wheel cvds work well, you just need to do the cross pin mod. The old style center mip cvd's were a different story and I dont recommend the old style centers.

    Stub axles definitely are not shown in the pic, but the wheel nuts are? I’ve seen them in the past listed that way but included the stub axle.
    Send the seller an email and ask about the stub axles, they should be included.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snook Man View Post
    Those MIP wheel cvds work well, you just need to do the cross pin mod. The old style center mip cvd's were a different story and I dont recommend the old style centers.

    Stub axles definitely are not shown in the pic, but the wheel nuts are? I’ve seen them in the past listed that way but included the stub axle.
    Send the seller an email and ask about the stub axles, they should be included.

    Yea it's weird eh. After finding the part number I actually found the Pn I found a few sets on eBay.
    Reading lots about pins breaking on CVDs. A lot of people will use drill bit shanks or just thin rods of hardened steel

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    Yeah, I saw those also, and noticed the inner cups were missing. I did run across these for the 1.5, but not sure of the manufacturer. A tad pricey I think.
    4x E/ T-Maxx 1.5 F+R U-Joint Axle Shaft Drive CVD Swing
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200644616897...=p5197.c0.m619

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldrcguy View Post
    Yeah, I saw those also, and noticed the inner cups were missing. I did run across these for the 1.5, but not sure of the manufacturer. A tad pricey I think.
    4x E/ T-Maxx 1.5 F+R U-Joint Axle Shaft Drive CVD Swing
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    US $116.99
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/200644616897...=p5197.c0.m619
    holy crap those are really pricy, esp for a noname... wow
    Traxxas is good, but so are other Manus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyleb View Post
    Found a MIP kit for the pro online.
    Looks like its missing some stuff though.

    http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=25278180766
    I read the description and it says new in factory sealed bag, I would email him to confrim both sets are complete.



    OldRCGuy, run away from those as fast as posible, they are as bad Integy CVD's, they look al nice and shiny but they are shelf queen parts!
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