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    bad batch of cvds?

    I recently bent the right rear shafts on my truck after a hard right side landing which was completely understandable and was 100% user error. but within the last week i have purchased at least 7 5154 shafts to replace broken ones. I do not bend them, they explode.usually it is the ball end that goes to the wheel, but one of them was the front right shaft. i have reverted back to stocks on the right side and i even bumped up the power and driving style to see if something else was causing it, and they were fine. the left side is still the original cvds that i purchased a while ago. Did traxxas put out a bad batch of them, or am I just having the worst luck in the world, only on one side, and only the ones that i replaced. I will try to include some pictures of the ones that i kept, but some of them were destroyed beyond recognition in a moment of rage when i went through 60 dollars of replacements. Is there anything that traxxas can do for me? i literally get 2 minutes per shaft. 1 minute and 30 seconds of that is the time it takes to get to the track and to warm up the diffs.
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    here you go
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    That's unlucky mate...and they are'nt cheap to replace either the traxxas cvd's. I've never used those except for the traxxas centre cvd which I've had no issues with.

    I use summit drive shafts on 6s and have had a lot of success with these. They are also cheap and easy to replace.

    Those could very well be a bad batch considering your hardly using them and they doing that
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    Give traxxas a call


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    So why do you need them? I get months out of the stockers. I can see when they are starting to streach out & they are about to break. With the steel shafts, they can snap at any time. bummer & GL2U......
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    I do not see how you could be breaking them and they must have a manufacturing problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by Money pit View Post
    I recently bent the right rear shafts on my truck after a hard right side landing which was completely understandable and was 100% user error. but within the last week i have purchased at least 7 5154 shafts to replace broken ones. I do not bend them, they explode.usually it is the ball end that goes to the wheel, but one of them was the front right shaft. i have reverted back to stocks on the right side and i even bumped up the power and driving style to see if something else was causing it, and they were fine. the left side is still the original cvds that i purchased a while ago. Did traxxas put out a bad batch of them, or am I just having the worst luck in the world, only on one side, and only the ones that i replaced. I will try to include some pictures of the ones that i kept, but some of them were destroyed beyond recognition in a moment of rage when i went through 60 dollars of replacements. Is there anything that traxxas can do for me? i literally get 2 minutes per shaft. 1 minute and 30 seconds of that is the time it takes to get to the track and to warm up the diffs.
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    ok, thanks guys, I got them because I was tired of the plastic ones wearing out, but this has just turned into a nightmare, I knew that they would break but not in a 30 second run... and originally i loved them because they held up so well, but i am kicking myself now for trying to jump what i did and got it wrong. hopefully traxxas can do something for me. Thanks to all of you.
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    Spend a little extra money on the MIP CVD's. I migrated from Summit axles to MIP a while ago and haven't looked back.

    If anything ever happens to them, give MIP a call and they will help you out.

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