yup that's one of the weak parts, including the chassis. Part of the solution is going with aluminum bulks, and chassis brace.
I'd personally go for the RPM bulkheads since their quite a bit cheaper...
Look for FLM bulkheads you can get them as stock replacements or you can get their Hybid bulkheads with 1/8 diff's both are made from billet 6061 T6 aluminum. Someday I plan on going with their Hybrid version with the 1/8 scale diff just need to get money to do it. I've heard people are very pleased with either version of the FLM'S oh and one more thing if you can find them Great Assembly has really strong stock replacement style bulkhead's made of 6061 T6 or even stronger 7075 T6 billet aluminum. Either one you'll be good to go.
Last edited by BuiltFORDTuff; 04-07-2014 at 06:26 PM.
@Wolf..yes RPM are cheaper, but still not better than aluminum ones. Aluminum ones is a one time investment.
@BuiltFord...I run the cheapest FLM bulks with losi diffs..it is a lot cheaper than the hybrids, and still bulletproof.
Last edited by NFS; 04-07-2014 at 06:29 PM.
I just bought a set of front blue rpm bulkheads and thinking about going with FLM skid plates.
@Cky,,hope you have luck with them. please give us a feedback.
Last edited by NFS; 04-07-2014 at 06:50 PM.
Another thing that's important is I want to keep the weight down.i think flm bulkheads are great but I would say you need a flm chassis just because stock traxxas frame has plasticky mounting points and that would be just another thing to give ?
CKY, A full FLM Maxx truck isn't that much heavier then an all plastic build look on YouTube for a video called All Aluminum vs Plastic Maxx- Weight Comparison to Stock Weight By: Squirrelod. NFS, are you running the LST diff' s with yours.
No using stock traxxas shimmed diffs and traxxas steel driveshafts.
NFS, your lucky that looks very nice. I've looked on eBay for those complete LST diff's with no luck. Now it looks like the only way to get the LST diff's is from building them piece by piece.
I just finished the lst2 diff swap in my ERBE and now it's time to do the same for my emaxx brushless. You can source all of the lst2 diff parts from eBay and build them yourself. I am going to use the rpm bulks that I already have. I used summit axles on the ERBE but I am going to use the Traxxas cvds with extended cups on the Maxx. Tired of blowing diffs. The Maxx conversion looks a lot easier than the revo with no lost strength from grinding the bulks to fit the larger lst2 diff.
Revo 3.3, EMBE 6s, ERBE 6s (x2), Summit 4s
Just went with flm front and rear skid plates.cant beat 30$
Well, that's better than plastic skids but one crash and there bent. Titanium skids is the way to go imo.
Last edited by NFS; 04-08-2014 at 10:55 AM.
Just bought the rpm skid plates and a set of new screws.
I have run flm bulks on the rear of my truck and rpm on the fronts. I like the rpm a little more I like the but to lock everything together. And yes the rpm will take the abuse I hit a curb at about 40 mph and only broke the chassis
I’ve yet to run my truck yet, but so far i am impressed with the flm skid plates and shock towers. I’ve used their stuff before on a 2wd stampede build i did. But so far so good.
Man i need more than 50 characters.
Now I find this.blown bearing and a non shimed diff that's on its last leg.
I was planing on just shiming the rear diff and call it a day,but as always it's too far gone.the teeth are chipped and there is a lot small metal bits inside the diff.i really think if the diff was shimmed this would never happen.