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    broken parts and striped hex

    After some help.
    Firstly I have a few striped Hex heads and really sturgling to remove these and suggestion?
    Secondly, I keep killing the read drive shafts, the out put for the diff bit, any reason why? And what can I do to stop this?
    I am set up stock slash, running 2C lipo with 11 / 54, as running stampede 4x4 tyers.

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    Are you running a center diff or slipper clutch assembly?

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    Slipper, i have tried to loosen but get lots of slipping, to the point that now get very little wheel spin

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    Have you checked your bearings? There hahas to be some binding issues somewhere. Driveshaft still straight?

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    When you talk about rear driveshafts is this what you are referring to?

    If yes the best thing you can do is upgrade the stock plastic parts for those made from steel. As for your stripped hex heads. Are you using the stock tools or have you gotten a quality set of drivers?
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    Yes that is what i am talking about. It is twisting and and destroying the output where the pins go.



    Looking like this.

    I have looked at steal shafts but quite pricey.

    all runs freely, bearing and such, just getting lots of were on this part.

    Stripped hex i have got a set of good tools but i foolishly used the supplied traxxas one which caused the problem.

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    If you think about it, in the long run you actually save money when you buy a steel set of cv axles. You can switch the sides of the truck after every run and that will make your axles last longer. I know it seems a little daunting at first but it is well worth it. Where are the stripped screws? Sometimes you can get them out with pliers
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    I twisted up a few rear driveshaft sets. After I go thru two sets then I'll upgrade to steel, which is what I did. Been running the MIP's for a few weeks now and they are great. Worth every penny IMO.

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    As for your stripped hex heads take a dremel and cut a slot in them and than use a flat head screw driver to get them out and replace with new. it happens , I'd also suggest some quality tools always help and i would say don't replace with stainless steel as they tend to strip easier but are better for rust.

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    What I did with a stripped hex head on the motor plate, was Tig weld the cheap Allen wrench to it. Worked awesome. If the hex is Goin in plastic then I wouldn't try a tack weld cause the heat would naturally melt the plastic. But that dremel is a great idea.

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    Update for you all.

    Today i have bourght any upgraded steel front and rear drive shafts, OUCH for a basher that cost.

    As far as the hex will do what i can with dreamal.

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    You'll be happy you got them though. Which ones did you get?

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    fastrex ones

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    Never heard of those. Do you have a link or a pic?

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    They look pretty cool. Let us know how they fit and if they work out for you.

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    that I will have been dispatched so should be with me soon

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    I find if the hex is stripped a torx bit with enough pressure can grab it

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