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  1. #1
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    Broke a rear toe-link.... will 5338A work?

    So, I broke a rear toe-link. Oops.

    Yep, it's what happens when you spin the 'revo around, and slam the back of the car (toe-link-first??) into one of the supports for a 'grind-rail' at the local skate-park. The toe-link snapped cleanly just at the start of the threads. Totally driver error, so we can skip the whole 'limiting-strap'/design-flaw discussion :-)

    I have on hand a set of 5338A toe-links. I picked these up as spares before I even purchased the car, but now that I dig in a little more, I can see that PN 5338A is intended for use on the original Revo, not the "E-Revo 2.0" that I've got. The 2.0 should take 8648X/G/R as the Aluminum upgrades according to the Traxxas Parts Book. Honestly, I got these (5338A) because I figured that I'd need spares, and these are BLACK, not one of the 'look-at-me' colors that the E-Revo 2.0 upgraded Toe-Links come in (Blue, Red, Green... flashier than I want, but I'll suck it up in I have to) for the various X/G/R-suffixed variants of 8648.

    So, I've seen a couple you-tube video that seems to indicate that 5338A should work:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBn0M5UQsvU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSkx28G4ugg

    The question really is... will 5338A work WELL, or am I going to compromise the geometry in some fashion or other (or be less durable than the stock steel part: 8648)? I SUSPECT that 5338A will work fine, but I figured that I'd ask for ya'llz collective wisdom before I crack open the package or get a set of steel 8648 from the LHS tomorrow.

    Thanks in advance --BillJ
    Last edited by Single_Trac; 11-05-2019 at 09:37 PM.

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    I must be searching in the wrong area for more info on this. I was wanting to make sure whether or not they will need to do a rear alignment after the toe link replacement. Mine's going in the shop tomorrow.

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    The aluminum toe links and also the steering links are much stronger then the stock ones. I use both the toe links and the steering links on my summit and have not had one break in many years of using it. I originally purchased them for my V1 ERBE, but it just broke too much so when I got my summit they went on it. No bending these like the stock ones. Not sure if traxxas needed these up on the Erevo 2.0, but I do know they are a solid upgrade. I like the look of the black ones although I have the red ones on mine. At any rate, if you are thinking about getting these, donít hesitate, youíll be happy you did. JMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natelivliv View Post
    I must be searching in the wrong area for more info on this. I was wanting to make sure whether or not they will need to do a rear alignment after the toe link replacement. Mine's going in the shop tomorrow.
    Mine's going in the shop tomorrow.[







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