So, it seems that the main weak point in the traxxas slash 4x4 axles, like any other set of traxxas axles, is in the splines.
The area coming off the upper driveshaft (that doesn't get any coverage from the lower slideshaft) likes to twist right up. I will be inspecting the lower splines to see if they are salvageable. I am pretty sure that they are.
If they are, I will give the 4x4 axles one more try with a home remedy. I will probably cut a 1/2 inch section from the lower slides and install that section on the new axles in the place where the old ones twisted. I'm really hoping this will keep these slightly pricey axles from failing in the future.
If it doesn't, I will be trying out RepearGN's HPI dogbone conversion, as I am stuck using 5mm stub axles along with my 17mm hex adapters.
Granted, it's all my fault. Those poor axles didn't ask for 3S 50C SPC lipo power pushing a MMP 2400 combo with 2.8 Trenchers on 3.2 Revolvers
As much as i'd like to post up some pics of the black plastic candy canes, how about we just roll the tape
Vid should be ready in a bit...Youtube is saying to sit tight, video edits are processing....