E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

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E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by dubbl-a » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:41 am

So, in an ongoing attempt to find a beefy drive shaft, I have seen a photo or 2 of the e-revo shafts modified to fit Wraith/SCX10 axles. The thing is I haven't seem how to to this so I figured for the minimal investment I'd order the parts and give it a try.
The rear shaft for me was always the one to go so I would try to fit it there first. Now these things are BEEFY compared to any other shaft for the Wraith. I mean they're huge.
So I drilled out the yokes to be rounded and the axle shaft slipped right on but after I put in the set screw there was a small amount of slop as the yoke didn't press up flush to the bearing. This didn't look right.
So my question to all of you is did I miss something? Do I need some type of washer/shim to take up the slop?
Check out some of the photos attached...any and all input is greatly appreciated!
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by JHeitt142 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 5:00 am

I'd like to know as well because always have the same issues. Unless everyone just runs it like that. With the pin trough screws it won't come off. But the slop always peeved me so I just use Junfacs

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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by Skinner » Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:35 am

That's the look and slop I had using maxx shafts on scx axles also...so doesn't look any different to me.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by SFC K » Sun Feb 08, 2015 11:51 pm

I would just get MIPs if your looking for a better solution. Mine have never let me down on my AX-10. Also, huge doesn't necessarily mean they are stronger.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:37 am

True, but those axes are indeed pretty strong.
I'd shim it.

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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:59 pm

Broke my Junfac. :(
So now I really must revisit the e-revo shaft idea as I'm all out of drive shafts.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:02 pm

After some grinding and some luck finding a shim that was just about perfect, the test fitment looks good with zero wobble.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by dubbl-a » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:05 pm

Installed!
This seems like a very strong setup. The yokes seem like they will "give" a little when under extreme load. Beat on it pretty hard with a 3s pack and its holing up fine. Oh, it looks awesome to boot.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by andymac0035 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:04 pm

That looks really good! =D>
Your gonna' want to put the boot back over the slider part though.
Dirt will make those bind up pretty easily.

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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by SFC K » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:44 pm

dubbl-a wrote:Broke my Junfac. :(
So now I really must revisit the e-revo shaft idea as I'm all out of drive shafts.
You should have gotten the MIP's and save yourself some time from the get go. The Traxxas ones might hold up if you broke the Junfac's.
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Re: E-Revo Drive Shaft onto Wraith/SCX10 Axle

Post by dubbl-a » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:58 pm

@ Andy:
Thanks, it came out a bit better than i thought but I kinda ripped the blue boot to pieces trying to get it off. #-o

@ SFC K:
So true...but i really thought the Junfacs were going to hold up.
If this shaft gets ripped apart, then MIP's are on the way!