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    New HD Push Rods

    Has anybody tried out the new HD push rods? I ripped off my first one and I noticed they offer some new ones. They look like they have a lot more threaded plastic to help stop the pulled rod ends.

    Here is what I'm talking about Part #'s 8619's. The originals are Part #'s 8618's.

    I just ordered a set of 8619X blue HD push rods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    Has anybody tried out the new HD push rods? I ripped off my first one and I noticed they offer some new ones. They look like they have a lot more threaded plastic to help stop the pulled rod ends.

    Here is what I'm talking about Part #'s 8619's. The originals are Part #'s 8618's.

    I just ordered a set of 8619X blue HD push rods.
    Should be buying them this week as back up for when the originals fail...

    My LHS told me the new eRevo 2.0s will be arriving with the upgraded version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonedogg88 View Post
    My LHS told me the new eRevo 2.0s will be arriving with the upgraded version
    Probably why the originals are "out of stock."

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    I'm just looking for the plain 8619

    Where are ya guys find them to buy? Trx wants 5$ for shipping... Most any other retailer in USA is out of stock. That I've found so far

    I don't think my lhs will have them yet as new. I'd have to call them tomorrow but perhaps they can get them without the shipping fee.

    Amazon doesn't list them yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acidic01 View Post
    ...Where are ya guys find them to buy?...
    I had to order direct from Traxxas. It worked out for me, I ordered some parts for my Nitro Vee at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    I had to order direct from Traxxas. It worked out for me, I ordered some parts for my Nitro Vee at the same time.
    I don't need any more parts right now that I can think of.. so perhaps I'll wait a bit till I need something else. Just kinda sad to pay almost as much in shipping as for the part. My lhs has been pretty good on having anything I need in stock.

    But am interested in trying them as my rear right rod end still pulls out often even with 85mm straps. Really only side that does this... That a arm broke where rod end get screwed in. So got a new a arm to put in just yet to fix it .. don't know if that will solve issue.



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    My local hobby shop is small so they need to order more often than have in stock. But they are good to me, they let me order over the phone and pay when it comes in. But with this lockdown it's hard for me to get around, So mail it is.

    I'll take some comparison pictures when I get them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    Has anybody tried out the new HD push rods? I ripped off my first one and I noticed they offer some new ones. They look like they have a lot more threaded plastic to help stop the pulled rod ends.

    Here is what I'm talking about Part #'s 8619's. The originals are Part #'s 8618's.

    I just ordered a set of 8619X blue HD push rods.
    Those look really beefy! Won't help with ripping shock ends off though... not much can be done there as there isn't room to add more shock shaft to have the end threaded on better.
    https://www.youtube.com/c/olds97lss

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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    Those look really beefy! Won't help with ripping shock ends off though... not much can be done there as there isn't room to add more shock shaft to have the end threaded on better.
    You could put aluminum ends on. I would rather replace a push rod end than a shock end, It's much easier.

    It's the endless circle of what to upgrade.

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    Gluing the stock ones up with some Gorilla Glue, hope it holds up till the new ones arrive. Waiting for parts is no fun, Glad I have other vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    You could put aluminum ends on. I would rather replace a push rod end than a shock end, It's much easier.

    It's the endless circle of what to upgrade.
    Tried that in the past on nitro revo's. Then if you land really badly on one corner, you over compress the shock and it snaps the shock shaft off. That's really annoying to fix when your out bashing. If you just run plastic shock ends, then it likely either bends the end, eggs it out or breaks the shock end itself vs snapping the shock shaft. Snapping the shaft still happens on occasion, but for me it's been pretty rare when running plastic ends.
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    Picked up mine today, along side a ton of other parts from my LHS...

    Fwiw, they are definitely beefier...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonedogg88 View Post
    Picked up mine today, along side a ton of other parts from my LHS...

    Fwiw, they are definitely beefier...
    I'm still waiting for mine.

    Hopefully the glue holds for now.

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    These new push rods are beefy! Part#8619X next to stock.


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    Noice! Makes me want a set even though I’ve never had an issue with the pushrods

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    These new push rods are beefy! Part#8619X next to stock.

    Definitely more meat the the end. I need to see if my lhs has them yet. Been slacking on the healing bench time.

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    let us know how they work

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzly03 View Post
    These new push rods are beefy! Part#8619X next to stock.

    I can't tell, is there more meat around the ball end? Or is that the same and only extra plastic due to the longer neck/larger OD of the threaded shaft?
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    Hoping you guys received your new rods, finally had a chance to install and bash. Much better looking and without question a stronger part all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olds97_lss View Post
    I can't tell, is there more meat around the ball end? Or is that the same and only extra plastic due to the longer neck/larger OD of the threaded shaft?
    There is more plastic around the ball end. Not a huge difference but there is more. It's hard to get a picture of the difference.

    I measure the new ones at about .5mm thicker and wider than the originals. Adding about .25mm of material in each direction around the ball end.
    The threaded part went up a 1mm thread size. (I think it's a 5mm thread). Also where the plastic is threaded is 8.3mm OD vs 7mm OD stock end.

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