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    Bent shock shaft

    Hey folks,

    My rear shock shaft comes out of shock body straight but then has a bend in it. Result is, when the wheel is pushed up all the way it gets stuck because the bent shaft gets stuck in the shock body. I have to pull it back out.

    It's a stock shock. Should I try to bend the shaft back or replace with a different type?

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    I would say.... Yes.

    I have sucessfully bent stock shocks so that they are straight again so I can get back running, and i am also saving for a better shock.

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    I've done that a few times to my rear shocks. I just bend them back best I can and keep running.

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    You can replace them with titanium. But I just bend my shafts back.
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    Cool I will bend it back. I'll also look at getting spare titanium shafts, can you get the shaft only or does it require a whole shock replacement?

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    You can buy the hardened shafts in a package of two for about $10, and they work very good and I have not bent a one of the hardened shafts yet!!!!!

    Once a shaft has bent and you straighten it, the metal becomes stressed and weakened and will bend easier each time it is put to use......
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    Quote Originally Posted by orca44 View Post
    You can buy the hardened shafts in a package of two for about $10, and they work very good and I have not bent a one of the hardened shafts yet!!!!!

    Once a shaft has bent and you straighten it, the metal becomes stressed and weakened and will bend easier each time it is put to use......
    +1 straitening a shaft may get you by for the time being but it will bend easier adn easier every time. its best to swap it out as soon as possible. and i have not used the hardened shafts on a slash yet but i have on a t-maxx and i never bent one on there after replacing it. shattered the shock body, didnt bend the shaft though lol
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    I really like how the titanium shafts look, they look so much better than the silver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteh298 View Post
    I really like how the titanium shafts look, they look so much better than the silver.
    They do look better and they are also a bit larger in diameter which seems to make the shocks seal better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianfromoregon View Post
    The shafts in your post are threaded on both ends so I don't believe they will work on the stock Slash shock. The Slash shock uses a cir clip to hold the piston valve in place.

    The part # for the hardened steel, Titanium Nitride coated shaft is #1664T.
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    which shaft is that for? front or rear? different lengh shocks will require different length shafts, so im assuming 2 part numbers for front and back.
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    This is a rear shaft. In the parts list I see this. Is the idea that front shocks would take 1664T and rear would take 2656T?

    1664T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride coated (long) (2)........ $10.00
    2656T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride coated (xxlong) (2)............................................... .................................................. ........ $10.00
    1664 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (long) (2) ......................................... $3.00
    2656 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (xx-long) (2) .......................................... $3.00

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    Another route, getting the big bore shocks for $50 which come with titanium shafts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianfromoregon View Post
    Another route, getting the big bore shocks for $50 which come with titanium shafts...
    And aluminum shock bodies, which will not wear as fast as the stock plastic....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murraugh View Post
    I would say.... Yes.

    I have sucessfully bent stock shocks so that they are straight again so I can get back running, and i am also saving for a better shock.
    I disagree. I say scrap it... Just get some new ones. Stock ones are a couple bucks, but better yet TiN shafts are 10 a pair. Big bores are way to go. IM the kind of guy id rather upgrade before it happens, before I get down time while bashing... I have limited time with work and all, and usually have a crowd watching the bash session. Little limitating breakages, are no bueno for me... Scrap it and replace! better yet, upgrade!
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