View Full Version : Axle Pins
08-22-2006, 08:04 PM
I was just out driving my brushless maxx and sheared off another axle pin. (http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXSP61&P=7) Do you think aluminum hexes would keep them from shearing?
08-22-2006, 08:08 PM
no because the stock ones give some before the pins shear
08-22-2006, 08:13 PM
That could also cause it by allowing the pins to bend and the stock plastic hexes develop some slop which makes it more of an impact when accelerating.
08-22-2006, 08:38 PM
I'd try the ally hexes and see if that works out for you. They're normally not a whole lot of money so I'd try it. I run Traxxas hexes... I can't say I've had any issues (knock on wood).
08-22-2006, 08:47 PM
I'll probably do that. They are $14 though which isn't alot but considering you get 4 little things.
While I am at it does anyone make a stronger pin?
08-22-2006, 08:59 PM
Cut pin sized pieces out of an approprietly sized allen wrench. They seem to be a bit stronger than the stock pins in my opinion.
08-22-2006, 09:14 PM
You can probably get those hexes on eBay for really cheap superman.
I suppose that would work well rcmastermind...
08-22-2006, 09:36 PM
I'm bidding on a pair on ebay for .99.
08-22-2006, 09:40 PM
Maybe. I'm not sure exactly what those go for. I'd remove the link though. That way on lookers won't see it and bid as well lol. Are there any others on there to compair to?
08-22-2006, 09:42 PM
They have sold from $1.05 to $5.50.
08-22-2006, 09:43 PM
Well I guess you'll have to wait and see. There's a good chance you will I suppose.
08-22-2006, 09:47 PM
I am currently communicating with jdcarbon (www.jdcarbon.com) to see if a cf pin would be able to replace the stock pins.
08-22-2006, 10:17 PM
That's a thought, but it may be too brittle for the application. I could be wrong though. Let us know the outcome!
08-22-2006, 10:22 PM
He said that it is worth a try and he would have to find out if they can even cut them that short. I sent a reply wondering about the price and I am waiting for a response.
08-24-2006, 12:36 AM
I wonder if anyone ever tried making a bigger pin...
Although I never even heard about people shearing axle pins before. :fear:
08-24-2006, 09:35 AM
I would hate to break the axle by making the hole bigger.
I haven't heard of very many either but its probably b/c they are just .95 for 4 of them. I am running a 9l/9920 and I have sheared off one that came with the mip cvds, a homemade one (didn't have a replacement), and now a stock one.
08-24-2006, 10:13 AM
Have you tried the allen wrench pin yet? I'm curious as to how that would hold up.
08-24-2006, 10:34 AM
The only allen wrench I have found thats even close to fitting is a 5/64 and its a little to big. I also only have 1 of that size so I don't really feal like cutting it up. I have several more stock ones so I will probably just replace it with that.
08-24-2006, 11:38 AM
Wow, I have never heard of one shearing that pin. I'm really sure there must have been some sort of defect in the stock pin. Try Stock again.
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