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    axles

    so, when i had my completely stock slash 5805, it was the brushed version and i had the plastic axles. then i upgraded to brushless and threw in a lipo, and the axles kept popping out of the metal ball things with the
    little spikes on them. then i bought a metal axle kit from mip (not the heavy duty ones) and they worked for a while, but the parts are expensive to replace. i was thinking about going back to plastic, but using a different set. is there any kind that i can use that are much stronger, but still have enough flex not to snap on
    hard landings? all suggestions are welcome
    (preferably under $30)
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    I've seen a thread for the Slash 4x4 where they took the T Maxx 2.5 axels and put them on, they fit, and proved hard to break. I'll see if I can find that thread...


    EDIT: Duh, some one re-posted just 4 threads down, LOL. http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...s-for-under-35!
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    that's pretty cool, they definitely look beefy on there. i bet they're real strong
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    Just buy slash 4x4 rear driveshafts.. I'm running my slash with a mamba monster so you should not have any problems with any setup you throw at it with slash 4x4 slash.

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    The MIP's didn't last long for me neither. Tekno's are bulletproof and have many other benefits that comes with them, only $ 10 more than MIP non HD. The kit also comes with larger bearings, as always just a suggestion.



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    I'm running Tekno in both my trucks,and so far not one failure.Even with castle mamba power,hears a poor pic of one with the veli-system.
    Have another set for back up,but wonder if I'll[IMG][/IMG] ever need them?
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    Sorry I didn't have the tire off but the pic wasn't originally meant for showing the drive shafts.
    But the sight Shaky sent you, shows them well enough.
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    Loosen the slipper ive got plastic axles on mine and proline badlands on 3s no probs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaky17 View Post
    The MIP's didn't last long for me neither. Tekno's are bulletproof and have many other benefits that comes with them, only $ 10 more than MIP non HD. The kit also comes with larger bearings, as always just a suggestion.



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    +1 for the teknos. been running a set on my 4600KV 4 pole castle powered slash for a good year now with no problems. they come with bearing carriers and bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAYHEM6969 View Post
    Loosen the slipper ive got plastic axles on mine and proline badlands on 3s no probs
    In post #5 I said (The MIP's didn't last long for me neither) they were STRC that I had problems with. After installing the steel output yokes, my break-edge was very minimal with stock shafts. The main reason for installing Tekno's, was to get rid of the binding and that they did. As Mayhem stated the slipper setting is critical along with continuous maintenance, Its very inconsistent and can be frustrating at times. Especially if you're track is like mine and doesn't have a lot of traction to work with.
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    well, another problem i've seen with these is that the axles seem to create a little ditch on the output yokes after a little bit. i'm not sure if that's just the slipper clutch or what
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanycool View Post
    well, another problem i've seen with these is that the axles seem to create a little ditch on the output yokes after a little bit. i'm not sure if that's just the slipper clutch or what
    That little ditch you see is caused by the dog-bone. A little wear after along time should be what you're seeing. No, the slipper clutch only lets you control the amount power that goes through the drive-line.
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    [IMG][/IMG]This it? see the spacer,and bolt?
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    The VXL axles are beefier than the XL-5 axles. I think they are the same as the 4x4 axles. I have them on my car. Look up the part number from the schematic on the Traxxas website. You'll see its different from the XL-5 Slash.

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    tra part# 6852x(slash 4x4 and pede 4x4 axles) should be about 9-12 buck a shaft
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    I use GPM steel axles and they hold up great. I really recommend them. Cost about 30 Euro's.

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    I used a bunch of parts from sl4sh: center shaft cut to fit, 2 rear input shaft gears. Then, Tekno: diff cup, both dogbone ends cut off, and rear carrier. Also xo1: axles, boots and 17mm hex.
    I've run both 2s-3s with a castle 3800 and 3s with a 2400, its never given out, I still run um.
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    That is really cool. Mind making a thread on how you did it? I'm really interested!

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    I could do that. I'll see what I've got for pix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thedreadedend View Post
    I used a bunch of parts from sl4sh: center shaft cut to fit, 2 rear input shaft gears. Then, Tekno: diff cup, both dogbone ends cut off, and rear carrier. Also xo1: axles, boots and 17mm hex.
    I've run both 2s-3s with a castle 3800 and 3s with a 2400, its never given out, I still run um.
    Wow that is really cool yeah i would love to see part numbers on how to do that please
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitteh298 View Post
    Just buy slash 4x4 rear driveshafts.. I'm running my slash with a mamba monster so you should not have any problems with any setup you throw at it with slash 4x4 slash.

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    I agree here. Why spend more than you have to when cheap parts off another model will fit and pretty much solve the problem?
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    yeah, i've heard that the sl4sh's axles are stronger than the stock slash ones. i might try those out. i do have to say though,
    those modded center shaft axles look pretty snazzy
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    That modded set would run ya some bucks.... I didn't spend just to do that. I agree with the above statement^^…
    I also use sl4sh axles on a regular day. I broke my last outdrives that day, had all these parts, slapped those blue shafts together, they've lasted ever sense lol.
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    looks like i may switch to sl4sh axles. maybe soon i'll try out the t maxx axle mod.
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    question- will the sl4sh front axles work in the rear? thanks
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    I'm fairly certain that is a no, the fronts have the axle pin hole farther out on the shaft. Or its the other way around..


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    hmm, well i can't seem to find rear axles for the sl4sh that aren't discontinued, only the fronts
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    Doesn't Traxxas make XO-1 type axles for the slash now? Thought I saw them somewhere.
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    i don't want to spend the money for that. would the stampede 4x4 rear axles work for that?
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    Am I the only one that wants their axle shafts to break. Its better than busting something in the gearbox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanycool View Post
    hmm, well i can't seem to find rear axles for the sl4sh that aren't discontinued, only the fronts
    Looks like a new part came out.. See here.
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    That part number has been out I believe.
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    Traxxas Steel Constant Velocity Shafts offer the ultimate in torque handling and efficient power transfer. The outer U-joints are lubricated and sealed by a rubber boot for maximum protection against the elements, and the U-joint pins are held captive so you never have to worry about losing a pin. Gleaming nickel-plated shafts and blue silicone boots add a custom look.



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    I wonder how these would work being an upgrade for the 4x4 slash it should fit the 2wd slash.
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    yeah, those would be awesome, but i just don't have the money right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanycool View Post
    yeah, those would be awesome, but i just don't have the money right now
    Wow I didn't even know these existed, I thought you were talking about xo-1 shafts.. But yeah, at $50 I would be hesitant to buy them as well - even if I had the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geeves View Post
    Traxxas Steel Constant Velocity Shafts offer the ultimate in torque handling and efficient power transfer. The outer U-joints are lubricated and sealed by a rubber boot for maximum protection against the elements, and the U-joint pins are held captive so you never have to worry about losing a pin. Gleaming nickel-plated shafts and blue silicone boots add a custom look.



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    I wonder how these would work being an upgrade for the 4x4 slash it should fit the 2wd slash.
    Those are the ones I was referring to.
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    6852R is the correct part number sorry screwed that up 55 to 80 looks lie
    ke the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seanycool View Post
    i don't want to spend the money for that. would the stampede 4x4 rear axles work for that?
    *erm erm erm* anybody?
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    Stampede and slash 4x4 axles are the same ones. Check the part number.

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    i just bought the sl4sh axles and put them on my truck. they are waaayyyy beefier and more heavy duty. i think they're a little bit longer too. i can't wait to put a large torque load on them to test them out
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