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    E-Maxx Brushless Upgrade recommendations NEEDED!!

    Me and my son have a couple (will add two more real soon) of Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless #3908 trucks and we are looking for inquires regarding what parts/manufacturers we should purchase that will help with making our trucks bullet proof. Little background first; We have the Castle Link cable and have detuned the initial punch/torque of the vehicle by 30% and also use only 2S Lipo's to also help minimize the torque/punch, and have a new style Robinson Racing slipper clutch, all of this has helped minimize the breaking of the driveline parts but it still occurs. We often break the outer Traxxas steel CVD driveshafts, the center Traxxas steel driveshafts, even the Integy center driveshafts are prone to breaking, also the rear differentials tend to get wobbly and then break etc.

    I am looking for recommendations on what are good center and outer driveshafts, and what can we do to the differentials to make them bullet proof? Before I get two more trucks I want to get two trucks bullet proofed first, then I will know what to buy and what not to buy. Currently I spend extra $$ to supposedly get good products so it doesn't break, yet the aftermarket Traxxas driveline products and Integy are not holding up to the abuse either??

    Also what can I do to keep the tires from shredding as well, I have drilled 1/8 inch holes in the treads on opposite ends and that didn't work. Do I need larger holes or more than two holes?

    Need help, I love the hobby, but getting tired of spending lots of extra $$ on aftermarket parts yet the aftermarket parts do not hold up either or is there other good aftermarket parts company's that can help me get these trucks bullet proof. Tired of fixing, we want to bash!!!!

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    There really isnt one good aftermarket company that will have all your parts. RPM however is a good place to start. I have read that RPM A-arms, skids, and bumpers. I have also read that aluminum Bulkheads from Fastlane are the best: http://www.fastlanemachine.net/products.php?cat=15&pg=2
    An aluminum chassis brace would be a good upgrade as well from hot racing.
    Heres a bunch upgrades in one package that you will only have to pay one price.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/dynamite-pur...item2ed0f8b488

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    What tires are you shredding, and how? Where are you driving and on what kind of surface?
    It's pretty well known that stock tires/wheels are usually crap. Proline or JConcepts or AKA tires are the REAL thing.
    Just a schmoe....

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    stock Traxxas tires, perhaps I need to get better meats for the truck? They shred fairly easily, went through three of them this past weekend. terrain, it doesn't matter, when the wheels get ballooning, they seem to shred quickly.

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    Yeah, get some Prolines, tread of your choice. Not that familiar with the E-Maxx, but did the stock tires have foam inserts? For a truck that big, they should. You might even want to try closed-cell foam inserts, as opposed to the standard open-cell foam provided with most aftermarket tires. Maybe the holes you're punching in the tread are causing them to shred? Are you using a nice hole-punch? Or just an awl? A hole not cut cleanly in the tread could allow the tire to develop a tear, which would eventually rip. Maybe reconsider the tire holes.
    Just a schmoe....

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    I tried the hole method after shredding many tires, but it didn't matter??


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