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Old 09-21-2004, 03:48 PM   #1
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Hey guys! My names mike and i'm located in denver colorado. I've been wheelin my txt stock for some time now and recently joined the site only to find ot that my options are not limited by what came in the box. I've started to make brackets to mount double servos on the front axle and relocate the lower links to the top of the axles for ground clearance but ive hit a road block and was wondering if someone out there could help me. I want to extend the wheelbase (im going to use the make your own link write up, which was awsome!) and i am having trouble figuring out how to lengthen my driveshaft. i saw that ESP makes an extension but i cant find out where to buy it. I have also seen that some of the featured rigs are running (i could be wrong) tmaxx driveshafts. i was wondeering about everyones thoughts on the tmaxx driveshafts or if anyone may have any better ideas? im thinking about extending the wheelbase about an inch or so longer then stock.... any and all opinions are appreciated.

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Old 09-21-2004, 03:59 PM   #2
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well a lot of guys are running the 2.5 tmaxx shafts. the swap is an easy one. Revo shafts also work but you'll need more WB at least 15" I think. Some guys running the tmaxx shafts have cut the male and glued inside a female then with the other female side put it all together.

Search for maxx shafts and you should find what you are looking for. Also you don't need to make new links. use your existing links and move them further apart on the chassis to lengthen the WB.

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Old 09-21-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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Well, you could go two ways either get the 2.5 maxx driveshafts, which will work fine for you, or you could get revo driveshafts, which are stronger. I dont know what the price difference is. I also think you might have to do some modding to get the revo driveshafts to fit, but I'm not really sure on that.
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Old 09-21-2004, 04:20 PM   #4
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Maxx or Revos are easy to get. I am over in Golden, so if ya ever want to crawl or just com eand check out my TXT gimmie a shout.

I have Revo shafts, 16" WB, a mucho different chassis cut and tranny relocation, and custom servo mounts. Look at the 9-11 CO comp thread for pics, it is the Black cut up Bronco.
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Old 09-21-2004, 07:26 PM   #5
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I am running 2.5 sliders with a 15" WB and havent had any probs with twisting and they look pretty cool and alot better than stockers( I am sure the revos do too) I consider the terrain I wheel on to be pretty extreme(as in lots of loose rocks, dirt and big holes tied together with bigger and sharp rocks) so I think the stress put on my truck is a decent amout and everthing has held up fine(except the link mounts on the axles, but they were version #1!)
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Old 09-21-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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I have been running the t- maxx 2.5 shafts and they work fine.But just started building a new tube chassis and I just ordered the revo shafts and yokes I have less than 20.00 bucks in the shafts I dont know what your wheel base is but mine is at 15.5 inches and I'am running an e-maxx tranny and txt rears with a gd-600 gear reduction.
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Old 09-22-2004, 08:28 AM   #7
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Cool, thanks for the info guys. This will deffinetly give me some ground to stand on. Last night i relocated the lower control arm mounts to the top of the axles for added ground clearance and cut off the front and rear bumpers, swapped the rear hubs (no rear steer), i also started working on a bracket to run 2 identical servos up front for steering but found out that the materials i bought were to thin and if you use a hack saw, you get a "hack" job. My template is awsome but the product that came to be..... eh eh eh... yeah... no. I suppose i will figure something out sooner or later. Im trying to mount them side by side at an angle over the front of the axle. One servo will tie into the other and the other servo will run back across to the opposing knuckle. It'll look like a maze but from mockup it should work fine. Has anyone else tried using a duel steering setup on a txt with stock rims and tires... its kinda tight.

Hey bustedcrawler, I would love to go crawl one of these weekends, however, i just got married and have recently aquired the "honey do list" . The good thing is that she's starting a new job and might work weekends so that means that i will have free time on my hands again. keep in touch. we will hookup soon. Coarse i gotta finish my rig before she crawls anywhere. Aint got no steering, who knows where she'd end up.
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Old 09-22-2004, 10:13 AM   #8
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Read the article on lengthening and strengthening the 2.5 maxx shafts. I run low gearing and Kongs with a heavy truck and have not broken one yet.
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