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Old 09-24-2018, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Axle Swap... Hmmmm

I've had my Venture since early 2018 and over this time, besides just the cosmetic changes I've made I've done performance mods as well. Servo & radio gear, brushless motor &, ESC, battery re-lo, weighted front mount and of course tires & wheels. And I've really put her through some meat grinder comps. I really dig this truck as it has been tough out of the box and a solid performer out on the trail and rocks. I've yet to do the CVD mod and now that it's time to give her a tear down and R&R I thought I'd do just that. As I dug in I thought that maybe I'd just swap her axles with a set of TFL's that I have.
Has anyone taken this route? Shock mounting position is unique to the Venture (top of axle vs behind) as is the BTA steering that I like alot and want to preserve. Might mean I'm getting into more than I want to, but I think I'm going to go through with it. It's what we do right?

Any thoughts? Anyone do an axle swap on their Venture?

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Old 09-27-2018, 05:26 AM   #2
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I like your build, unique looking truck there!
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:17 PM   #3
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Those axles are horrible.China stuff,better throw in some TRX-4 ones
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Old 09-27-2018, 03:28 PM   #4
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Those axles are horrible.China stuff,better throw in some TRX-4 ones
I've heard that before but I've never had a problem with them... and they've seen some hard trail miles...

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Old 09-28-2018, 01:23 PM   #5
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Maybe, china stuff it's like a lottery,they could be awful or could be flawless.You never know
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Old 10-05-2018, 11:49 AM   #6
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I like your build, unique looking truck there!

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I've heard that before but I've never had a problem with them... and they've seen some hard trail miles...

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Maybe, china stuff it's like a lottery,they could be awful or could be flawless.You never know

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I'd either wait for HPI CVDs, but that could be awhile or do the little modding to fit proven and available Ascender CVDs in the HPI axles.
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