Axel Hubs for the 4-Tec
I just bought a 4-Tec last week and something interesting has happened. On the first day I had it, I was driving it on the street and took a header into the curb. The result of that crash was that the right side front axel hub broke.
I went to my local hobby shop, picked up a replacement and spent some time on a track. I didn't whack the boards or any other crashes, but after doing a post-run cleaning of it, the replacement axel hub was broke again, and in the same spot as the crashed one.
Any ideas as to why this is happening? I've made no changes to the chassis or anything like that. Could it be a case of weak plastic? Do I need to upgrade to an aluminum set? Could the R/C Gods be telling me this was a bad idea?? Any help/suggestions offered would be greatly apperciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
Huh... I have yet to break a front hub - you're the first person I've talked to who has broken one. Do you have a foam bumper, and are you running the body when they break.
If you don't have a foam bumper - GET ONE! As for the body, you're about 10X more likely to break stuff running without the body than with it on. It's amazing how much protection that little bit o' lexan provides.
Its possible to break you hubs without the bumper. The solution is to buy Powerline aluminum hubs if you can get a hold of them. They won't break anymore, gauranteed.
- Rick -
2000 GOLD COBRA MUSTANG KICKS!
ive had the same problem but what iam going to do is buy the aluminum so that way its for show and go the aluminum hubs are lighter and stronger and they look cool