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    What did you break today?

    Broke a fin off my new ESC cooling fan and lost the screw from the esc/steering servo mount.
    I can't help but wonder if that was what broke the fin on the fan.
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    I don't think I broke anything but I opened my rear diff and found nothing but sludge, nothing leak or dripped out. Don't know if that is normal. I should probably check the front diff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moody03svt View Post
    I don't think I broke anything but I opened my rear diff and found nothing but sludge, nothing leak or dripped out. Don't know if that is normal. I should probably check the front diff...
    If you read your owners manual you'd see that the front dif is full of oil where the back is also full of oil but it is contained within the ring gear housing. The rear dif should have a modest coating of wheel bearing grease on the pinion and ring gear inside the rear dif housing.

    Traxxas writes such great manuals.
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    Thanks for info, I think. I will check over the manual again. Is the ring gear casing the same as the rear diff cover? I removed the cover which exposed the ring gears and there was grease all over inside but no fluid. Is the fluid inside where the large gear is still attached to the diff cover?

    Sorry to hijack thread!

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    Broke my first A-arm today and a shock cap.

    Good thing my lhs had a set of alloy caps in stock and the RPM arms I ordered will be in this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moody03svt View Post
    Thanks for info, I think. I will check over the manual again. Is the ring gear casing the same as the rear diff cover? I removed the cover which exposed the ring gears and there was grease all over inside but no fluid. Is the fluid inside where the large gear is still attached to the diff cover?

    Sorry to hijack thread!
    Yes it is in the black cup attached to the ring gear. It comes from the factory filled with grease but can also be filled with diff oil to tune it to your liking. If you want a more posi effect, go with a thicker oil. If you want more tight corners, go with a thinner oil or keep the grease.
    Last edited by El Sob; 01-12-2012 at 07:16 AM.
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    No parts broken today but my friend broke some.

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    Ya just gotta laugh, even if they don't. . . .
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    Twisted the rear drive shafts out with the 3s LiPo yesterday, MIP's will be in this weekend.
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    Not sure what it is about my pede but the rear part of my bodies have been breaking easily and often, could have something to do with the 3s lipo and MIP induced cartwheels.
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    Ran 5 packs through her today in a fresh dusting of 2' of wet snow and at the end of it all I tried to right the vehicle by snapping it back and forth with the throttle breaking one of the front stub axle yolks. #6854x. Good thing my lhs had some in stock. Still gonna stick with the stock plastic stub axles in front and MIP's with HPI pins in the rear.

    All in all it was one heck of a good day thrashing my pede.
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    Broke another front stub axle today.

    Starting to think about MIP's for the front since I'm starting to like my 3s LiPo.
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    Broke a front A-arm yesterday and the day before that I broke a rear stub axle housing.

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    Broke a front stub axle and a shock cap yesterday. Broke a MIP rear axle today. After a few speed runs and constant temp monitoring with a 3s I separated the magnet from the rotor in my stock velineon...

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    I broke the part that comes out of the rear housing and the rear axles connect into them. I think its a rear stub axle? If I buy the MIP set does it also come with the stub axle? It sucks because no one in this city stocks traxxas parts! I have to order from amainhobbies.com good thing it only takes 4-6 days for my goods to arrive.

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    MIP is a complete axle replacement stubs and all.
    Let my dad drive my pede today. He ran it into a curb and broke another front stub axle for me
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    Broke a little bit more off the body around the rear body holes
    So far that's the only breaking I'm doing to it..
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    I came up to the double and twisted the center of a rear rim apart at the track yesterday. I put my back up wheels and tires on then came off the double and landed in one of the boundary pipes and busted a c-hub and steering block.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strykeviper View Post
    Broke a front stub axle and a shock cap yesterday. Broke a MIP rear axle today. After a few speed runs and constant temp monitoring with a 3s I separated the magnet from the rotor in my stock velineon...
    Had a "MY BAD" moment when I had my 3s in her and forgot to put my heat sink and fan on before running.
    Cooked the magnets in the motor but luckily I did have my fan on the ESC so at least it survived and my new motor should be in next weekend.

    What burns me is that I had the stuff with me in the pit box to prevent that from happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolKD View Post
    Broke a little bit more off the body around the rear body holes
    So far that's the only breaking I'm doing to it..
    I've found that running a slash 4x4 rear bumper helps prevent some of the damage to the rear body posts and you can mount your wheelie bar wheels to them easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NITR0 newbie View Post
    Had a "MY BAD" moment when I had my 3s in her and forgot to put my heat sink and fan on before running.
    Cooked the magnets in the motor but luckily I did have my fan on the ESC so at least it survived and my new motor should be in next weekend.

    What burns me is that I had the stuff with me in the pit box to prevent that from happening.
    I had my heatsink on the motor but did not have the fan on

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    Broke 2 rear drive shafts today....

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    Bent a rear shock shaft

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    Quote Originally Posted by NITR0 newbie View Post
    I've found that running a slash 4x4 rear bumper helps prevent some of the damage to the rear body posts and you can mount your wheelie bar wheels to them easily.
    Tanks for the tip
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    broke an rear driveshaft, mip's ready to install already

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    Broke a front axle on the differential side. Also found a tear in one of my trenchers

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    Broke a front axle again.
    First time I broke the front axle I bought one axle assembly and a pack of the stub axles. One stub axle left and I have a brand new set of MIP front axles waiting to go in the truck

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    Just got my truck yesterday. and i lost a body pin already.

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    Broke the front axle on the first day. Bought MIPS for the front. Luckily, my LHS had the fronts in stock. They are heavy! Ordered the rear but won't swap that out until I break them. Got to use up the Traxxas parts first!

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    Rounded out an aluminum wheel hex and it pretty much destroyed one of my desperados

    It was pretty funny to watch it flip and have the tire fly off at the same time though
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    Broke a front stub axle. Later on broke another front axle.
    Finally out of spare Traxxas parts and have a set of MIP axles ready to go in :-)
    ERBE, Sl4sh MT, P4de, 1/16 Grave Digger 4x4

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    In the most epic fashion I ramped the very base of a small tree with the outside edge of my right tire.
    This then sent the truck into a leaping barrel roll. At which point you could see the right wheel Derp out wildly as the truck did a full barrel roll and landed back on the wheels.
    Initially it would appear as thought I busted the Tekno steering block only.
    Haven't broke anything in a while, and it was 100% worth it.

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    Broke an MIP rear axel!!! (the pin that holdes the CV together)
    this locked up the right rear wheel, sent me into a cartwheel
    and broke the wheelie bar

    replaced it with a stock axel
    and striped the stock motor

    it was a spectacular crash though

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    stripped a hex and wheel
    after fixing it that same wheel broke in half...
    also busted a outer bearing on the same wheel

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    My pede slid sideways into a curb at near full 3s speed. Busted front bulk head, busted a steering link, and bent front and rear shock shafts on the left side. It also ripped my freshly painted lid. I run with Integy alloy arms, carriers, and shock towers. Those parts didn't bend or break. Other threads express so much dislike about Integy alloy but I'm here to tell you...they are strong. Expensive but strong.

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    my right rear shock is leaking.

    what do you guys think of the traxxas big bore shock kit, are they worth it?

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    I put the tin coated shafts from my big bores in my ultra shocks, and added aluminum caps. So far these work better than the big bores.
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    Big bores are.worth it! If people are breaking Mip axles, they are under warranty
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    I think I burned a bearing in my 10 day old Velineon. Went to throttle after a rollover and heard a crunch like I had stripped a spur gear. I did strip the spur gear and after I got it changed I could not roll the truck. Took out the slipper clutch assembly and all I get is a whine and no movement out of the motor shaft. Can barely turn the pinion by hand.

    At least I have no downtime. I didn't want to wait when I separated the magnet on my original motor. Sent it in for replacement and bought a new one from the lhs. The new one from Traxxas came in today

    And the one I bought at the lhs is going out for replacement tomorrow

    Guess I was wrong about downtime. The seized velineon took my VXL-3S with it
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    Destroyed another Pro-Line body, that makes 5 now.

    At least my Slash rear bumper helped it to last a little longer and with the wheelie bar wheels on it, it seems a little more practical than the stock Stampede wheelie bar.

    Keep the comments coming guys and gals.
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