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    Driveshaft question

    Hi, guys, I'm back after a long camping trip. I've just got a little question, I understand that everyone says "if your goings to that motor you'll need steel driveshafts!" (I'm getting the got2gorc drop in). What exactly would happen if I used the stock driveshafts with a more powerful motor such as the one suggested?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammertron2000 View Post
    Hi, guys, I'm back after a long camping trip. I've just got a little question, I understand that everyone says "if your goings to that motor you'll need steel driveshafts!" (I'm getting the got2gorc drop in). What exactly would happen if I used the stock driveshafts with a more powerful motor such as the one suggested?
    You could just break them. I don't know if the got2gorc combo will deliver that much power that it will ruin your drive shafts right away.
    Drive shafts suffer more from a motor that has much torque. Once the car is running, the chance of breaking is not that huge. It's the accelerating and braking (or full throttle or full brake landings) that give the most stress.
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    Ok, I was just a bit cautious because I'm pretty much broke and I could barely afford the motor and esc by themselves, and I'm pretty easy on the throttle anyways.
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    I am running stock shafts with more power without any issues.
    Slipper settings and throttle control are key.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    That motor is plenty powerful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I am running stock shafts with more power without any issues.
    Slipper settings and throttle control are key.
    This X10, having your slipper adjusted properly will allow you to use the stock drive shafts without and issues
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    Without trying to sound like a newb, (I'm still learning about the construction of the merv) how do adjust the slipper clutch?
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    With a really big hammer.
    Just kidding!

    Page 23 of the manual:
    http://traxxas.com/sites/default/fil...l_100205_0.pdf
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Don't worry, just figured out how to, but which how much should I turn and which way?
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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimmie Neutron's Avatar
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    DIRECTLY from the manual:

    Turn the adjustment nut clockwise to
    tighten (less slippage) and counter-clockwise to loosen (more
    slippage)
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Do I want more or less...?
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    Snug the nut and back off about 1/2 to 3/4 turn

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