How-to install Traxxas VXL drive shaft on your ECX

WoodiE

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Here is a simple guide to show you how-to install the Traxxas VXL driveshafts onto your ECX truck.

Parts needed: Traxxas 6852X

vxl-shaft-ecx-rc.jpg

Instructions:
  1. From the spot indicated on the image above, measure 1 1/8" and 1 1/4" inch in the direction that goes towards the END of the shaft where they meet.

  2. Then cut right in between your marks. You don't have to be 100% accurate doing this and it will still work just fine.
I'm not the original poster of this idea - I just saved the image for my own records and I'm glad I did as the URC forum has been down for months and looks like it might not ever come back. All credit goes to "gimpdiggity"!
 

Jeb

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You'll also have to grind a little bit off the end of the diff outdrive shafts. I recommend taking it off there rather than drilling the driveshaft deeper as that is the spot where they usually break.
 

kruzracing169

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They are, but they still break just the same. Metal drive shafts are the only way.

I know this from someone I know that uses the HD Traxxas driveshafts on his TRAXXAS RC.

Just make the switch to metal and forget about the hassle.
 
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