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08.02.2006, 02:09 AM
After my first test bash I noticed that the driveshafts were binding or there was to much play in the cups. The shafts had peices missing or gouges out of them. I know this is not normal?:002:
Will adding some fuel tubing or the O-ring trick solve this problem?
08.02.2006, 10:23 AM
Yes, spacing the drive shafts with a small bit of fuel tubing will properly center the shafts inside the cups. The shafts are a little short to facilitate removing the tranny without disassembling the front or rear of the truck.
08.04.2006, 11:22 PM
I havent had a problem with mine and i don't use fuel line
08.06.2006, 04:46 AM
You better use it crazy.
a driveshaft needs to be centered or pushed to one side, depending on the design.
08.06.2006, 11:36 PM
I used a small piece of fuel tubing on each side of the driveshaft and what a difference, no more clunking noise and the shafts aren't binding anymoe either. The motor and ESC ran cooler and I was able to get a longer run time. I ran a 14T pinion and temps never got over 110 degrees. Cutting the right length of tubing for each cup took a little time but was well worth it. Thanks guys!
08.07.2006, 07:04 AM
can someone post a pic of the fuel tubing mod please?
08.07.2006, 12:22 PM
It's quite simple;
put a piece of fuel hose inside the cup. Use large diameter fuel hose for the best result
08.09.2006, 01:44 AM
I'll post a pic 4 u tomorrow.
08.09.2006, 01:46 AM
thank u! ;)
08.09.2006, 10:35 AM
If you look inside the cups you can see the fuel tubing.
08.09.2006, 11:10 AM
yes i understand! what a good idea! i will try it tonight!
All thanks Blonyx ;)
08.12.2006, 12:01 PM
The original plastic REVO driveshafs, I reckon, are much better than the supplied Gorillamaxx shafts. They work perfectly and are much less noisy - they are also considerably lighter. You will have to buy one or two extra parts to do the conversion, but well worth it!!
08.12.2006, 06:55 PM
I figure if the gorilla's goes out on me, I have a set if the 3.3's in the toolbox. They are much lighter than these.
08.14.2006, 11:02 AM
I am pretty sure the stock Revo shafts won't fit due to clearance issues(too large diameter), which is why the dogbones are included with the G2R kit.
08.14.2006, 12:20 PM
Hmm, seems like something I would need to do.
Anyone have a link to "large-diameter" fuel tubing?
08.14.2006, 12:31 PM
You can also use o-rings HPI has got them, with an 8mm od
08.15.2006, 01:42 PM
08.15.2006, 02:10 PM
That looks like the ones. They work well to keep the dog bones in the cups better.
08.15.2006, 05:23 PM
The stock REVO driveshaft will work, provided you are using the Gorillamaxx Tranny. You will need to mount the tranny towards the rear or the REVO - This a good thing as it improves the weight distribution. Then by using three driveshafts, obviously one being cut to join the inner two driveshaft provides for a perfect fit. I will take a couple of pics tomorrow to show how this is done.
08.23.2006, 01:58 AM
Hey TraxxMaxx, how about those pics?
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