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    That's very nice.... Please start your own thread.

    Back to the subject of Traxxas revising the E-Revo. I am repeating myself here as I wrote a similar paragraph in another thread. Traxxas should visit the injection molding company they deal with and put a Dremel to their expensive molds they have to make the bulks and put some more meat on them, more ribbing to make them stronger. While they're there and have the Dremel in hand, revise every single plastic component and modify the molds as needed to make the whole truck stronger and more durable. Who cares about a few more grams, the truck has the power to haul it and the Revo is not a race truck anymore so no need to break the boundaries of engineering to make it race worthy. Put some meat back in it and transform the thing into the ultimate basher. Racing's over for most.
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    Hey mc, as always been following along, even though I've been busy with other hobbies, and not been posting much.

    You know all said and done, I'm happy with the stock E-revo. A little tweaking, some RPM arms all around, a good set of 4s, and a box full of spare parts and I'm happy. Yes, I'll blow a diff every couple months, a driveshaft a week, but my broken bulkheads basically went away when I installed the RPM arms. I'm happy with 50mph, and like it kind of low-slung. I don't want a 15lb, Monster Truck.

    However I understand that I'm in the minority...

    So the way I see it, they really need to make a E-revo Monster Truck edition. Starting with an extended heightened chassis, all in the battery bays. Allowing atleast 8000mah 6s. Which would then allow for an easy fit of a 1518-1520 motor. As you said, strengthen every plastic part, but not by a few grams, they need to add a couple pounds, make sure if something breaks, you can blame the driver. 60mph you hit a mailbox, the mailbox loses, you drive away. The driveshafts could easily be beefed up, though they do make a good weak spot, so maybe just reinforce the plastic ones. I'll leave the diffs up to you, and TRX, as I don't have a good answer for them. Some 40series tires, a truck body, ect. Oh yeah, everything has to be a direct bolt-on to the ERBE. Sure starting to sound to me like the ultimate basher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by asheck View Post
    As you said, strengthen every plastic part, but not by a few grams, they need to add a couple pounds, make sure if something breaks, you can blame the driver. 60mph you hit a mailbox, the mailbox loses, you drive away.
    I hope you're joking and you're asking for too much
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    I love the "60mph you hit a mailbox, the mailbox loses, you drive away." part, I want to be there when that happens.
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    +1 on the loser mailbox LOL
    What about mechanical brakes, I'd sure like mechanical brakes because we still race MT around here and it would help the motor stay cooler.
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    Iīm in too on mechanical brakes, I have been thinking of how to mount a mechanical brake setup on it but I havenīt figured it out yet... There was a guy here somwere who did it but he didnīt post any good pictures of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by djbis View Post
    No! why? Tell them I said they can continue!




    Let's be honest here though: 10S is "stupid" power.

    It will be uncontrollable for many (I know Brian... not for you). It will eat through more parts. It will need a different (probably bigger and heavier motor \ and a bigger vehicle as well). It will require the user to understand what they are doing and implement their knowledge (when it comes to ESC tuning and physical tuning of the truck) accordingly.

    But the pattern is always the same: we are given more power and we just abuse it, we put bigger tires, we run faster and harder, we ride the limits of the technology. So keeping the truck cool via gearing adjustments, etc, is just wishful thinking IMO, Brian. More power = bigger motor on a bigger truck as I said before - its going to heat up. The the cycle of power hunger, broken parts and unsatisfactoriness from some hobbyists will repeat.

    Even at the current level, the E-Revo is not a toy. This goes back to my original concept of Traxxas as a hobby business: most people that get into the hobby look for something more mild (at least for starters). Half of them don't know what Lipo and Brushless is. Traxxas makes their money with new customers, buying the smaller vehicles and out growing them slowly. Its a game of numbers and I doubt the numbers are on the side of those who demand a truck that will eventually cost over $1000 to buy or operate.

    I don't know why I am still talking I guess... its like any opinion: I have mine, you got yours. Debating probably won't do much. Though I'm sure traxxas will continue to hear your/our constructive comments and take our experiences to build bigger and better vehicles.
    A big thumbs up to you, one of the more intelligent posts i have come across.
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    I'm sure he agrees with you. Anyone want to see the list again? I know the Traxxas peeps would so here it is.

    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Pivot balls, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
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    Mechanical Brakes!
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    Mechanical brakes might be important for people that want to run higher S count lipos for better efficiency. Some of the ESCs out there that are already available and some that are supposed to be released soon by Castle have to be used with mechanical brakes. So I think that it should be categorized as an interesting option that could be offered as a Traxxas aftermarket part for the people who want mechanical brakes. It's in the list.

    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Pivot balls, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.
    - Mechanical brakes set up.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
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    Although, mechanical brakes would be useful to very few people, mainly racers and some other people who would like to use them. MT racing is dead or dying. So the market for a mechanical brake set up would be limited, and maybe almost nonexistent in a near future. But anyway, no sense in talking about what would be manufactured or not even before finding out if Traxxas is paying any attention to this thread and if they are willing to give us our ultimate basher.

    Maybe it's time for me to send them an email again lol
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    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Pivot balls, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.
    - Mechanical brakes set up.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    send $10 at paypal.me/Ray1964

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    ku my bro wants to get a e-revo and he is anooby to kinda intermedit driver and i want to kno if it's a good vehickle for him.!@#$%^&*()_+

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    ku yo bro dah nooby to kinda sorta like intermedit should git dah E-Reevoo cause itza good truck. I hope I made myself clear on this. Peace.
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    Your bro ought to get a easier truck to work on at first, especially if he is a noob.
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    Hey traxxas are you making a new version of the ERBE, I want 1/8th diffs, at least, tired of mine blowing.
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    Like Mike Holmes always says, ""Do it right!''

    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Pivot balls, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.
    - Mechanical brakes set up.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
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    Traxxas customer support is starting to be a little ticked at me for sending them emails asking for a new version of the ERBE. I think I should stop. Anyone know the email for the engineering department at Traxxas? Maybe I could start harassing them instead LOL
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    Man, you crack me up Maybe we could all go down to their headquarters in Texas, and picket , get employee's to strike, explain how much sleep you lose over this, and win a big lawsuit. You can take the money, invest it in a E-revo reengineering, pay Traxxas to retool their machines, they'll sell millions, and everyone will win.

    You plan it out, I'll go down there with you
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    Quote Originally Posted by asheck View Post
    they'll sell millions
    They could use the money to rebuild their lobby. The first time I went down there, I was expecting this huge decked out room, with all their models on display, a helper person behind the counter, and all of this cool stuff. Instead you walk into to the tiny cubical, with a locked door, a locked sliding window, a telephone, and five chairs. You have to pick up the phone and call someone to the lobby, when they get there he slides open the window, you fill out a forum, and leave you truck, or get warranty items. Through the window you can just barley see a tmaxx poster.lol
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    But this thread is not about why my posts are being deleted. This is about suggestions on making a better ERBE. So here's the list again in hopes that someone in the engineering department takes notice.

    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Pivot *****, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.
    - Mechanical brakes set up.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Last edited by mistercrash; 01-06-2011 at 12:59 PM.
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    Hey traxxas, while your at make a tougher spool, I just got one, loved it for about 5 minutes before I broke it.
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    This thread deserves to be stickied. If not that, then it at least deserves to be on the front every few days.

    I really wonder if anything is in the works from the traxxas engineers....

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    There's a lot of people wondering. Like.. 4 or 5 for sure
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    I was thinking of get a ERBE but after read all of this Im not sure. I dont want to be spending and changing parts constantly. I had a modified Stampede and Slash and never get worried about breaking parts.
    Once you get lipo you never go nitro.

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    Misteronna, just get the erbe. Its worth the extra work to keep it running.
    But it is less maintenance than my slash and pede 4x4's.
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    Most important improvements:
    - 8th scale front and rear diffs.
    - Beefy Truggy like CVDs, like 5 mm in diameter.
    - Stronger bulkheads.
    - Battery doors that don't pop open.
    - Better way of mounting body
    - Pivot balls, pivot ball caps and ball ends on the turnbuckles that don't unscrew themselves.

    Optional parts that would be nice if they were made by Traxxas:
    - optional 8th scale center diff.
    - Optional Traxxas single steering servo set up.
    - Traxxas belted tires for brushless applications.
    - Better support for the motor.
    - Extended hubs to run zero offset wheels.
    - Mud guards on the rear arms.
    - Mechanical brakes set up.

    Also brought up:
    Bigger battery compartments
    ARR kit with no electronics
    Water proof MMM (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
    Better quality on/off switch (this would have to be addressed to Castle Creations)
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    IT's back...some good points..
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Bump... Bc it needs to be adressed by Traxxas.

    I really wanna know how many of us would be interested in a new updated erevo. If you are interested add a comment etc so traxxas can see how popular an update would be for this truck.
    Last edited by anr2442; 04-24-2012 at 11:06 AM.
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    I would like a more reliable differential...this sucks I've rebuilt 9 sense December.Really awful 38 races to many practice days to keep track of on our Losi diffentials they are still good to go!
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    Yea make a better differential,i know a lot of people who would buy revos if they were more tough

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    Monthly bump. Man i really wish this forum had a poll feature.
    Its All relative to your perspective.

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    I agree with all of this!
    I would defiantly buy a revised Revo

    also, I really cannot believe the revo has been out this long without even the slightest hint of a new version.
    Though! ... now that they have paired up with Apple, shouldn't we be seeing a new version every year with very minor upgrades? (haha!)
    Last edited by CanHasErbe; 06-15-2012 at 09:08 AM.

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    Very good points mentioned in here...impressive all the views put forward.
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    Trust me I want all this as much as everyone else but have you noticed its not hard to find parts for ANY Traxxas model anywhere! They make a ton of money on parts, if they build a perfect truck that doesnt brake then their losing all that $$$. Ohhhh they will build bigger and better and you'll pay for it along with newer more expensive issues. My ERBE split tires on 4s only 3 weeks old, Traxxas told me to eat s@#t they dont warranty tires. Dont get me wrong, love the truck but I baby it as it needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asheck View Post
    So the way I see it, they really need to make a E-revo Monster Truck edition. Starting with an extended heightened chassis, all in the battery bays. Allowing atleast 8000mah 6s. Which would then allow for an easy fit of a 1518-1520 motor. As you said, strengthen every plastic part, but not by a few grams, they need to add a couple pounds, make sure if something breaks, you can blame the driver. 60mph you hit a mailbox, the mailbox loses, you drive away. The driveshafts could easily be beefed up, though they do make a good weak spot, so maybe just reinforce the plastic ones. I'll leave the diffs up to you, and TRX, as I don't have a good answer for them. Some 40series tires, a truck body, ect. Oh yeah, everything has to be a direct bolt-on to the ERBE. Sure starting to sound to me like the ultimate basher.
    Bump...

    Also, ^^^ I'm in love with this set-up. Not so sure they'll be able to address the mailbox idea though haha

    Still thinking about picking one of these up http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Traxxas-...#ht_500wt_1076 but I may wait a few more months to see what Traxxas will release next

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    17mm hexes that don't wear out over time.
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    i will add to your fine list a BODY that has some sort of summit-like exocage reinforcement. to replace that filmsy prographix thing. its what i only brake nowdays after so many mods.

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    Yeah maybe an exo cage hidden inside the body.
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