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    Exclamation URGENT! driveshafts broken

    hey all,
    I was driving my traxxas summit pretty tamely and one of the driveshafts broke off at the bulkhead.
    what are good driveshafts to get and how do I install them?

    ps: mind went blank, so I'm not sure if its called an axle or a driveshaft... it turns the wheels! from the bulkhead!
    cheers guys
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    driveshaft, now im not sure if its the diffs and the drive shafts or just the diffs but i know the e revo drive train parts are built stronger to take the power of the mamba monster, i could be completely wrong but it was just what i am pretty sure i read, could someone correct me if im wrong? thanks

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    With the possible exception of the necessarily more complicated diffs, the Summit drivetrain parts are as strong or stronger than E-Revo drivetrain parts.

    Exactly what part failed? The plastic driveshaft or the steel output yoke or the steel output shaft?
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    A #5678 out of left field Maybe?
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    im not sure how to upload photos but its not that part its the plastic driveshaft part

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    I use www.tinypic.com to upload.
    Go to the website and click browse and find the picture to upload.
    Then go down to the resize and make it 640 x 480 or smaller.
    Then click upload.
    Once you have gone passed the spam protector it starts uploading.
    when it has uploaded copy the link wher it says (IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards)...
    paste this link into you post.
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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    Next question front or rear.
    Looking head on at the truck the right front shaft and rear left shaft are shorter
    Because of the diff lock.
    Also because I happen to have my parts list and exploded views out in front of me
    5656 is the long plastic parts
    5655 is the short. " "
    5650 is the center driveshafts



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    Is it this bit that is broken.
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhawkins View Post
    Is it this bit that is broken.
    yes the part with the pin through it, the pin has ripped itself out but not the metal bit thats still there
    the pin and stuff is still there.. how do i upload a pic?
    Last edited by RcTraxxas2; 01-01-2013 at 02:57 AM. Reason: mistake

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    disregard me asking bout the photos

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    I haven't broken any drive shafts yet but what others do for a quick fix while they are waiting for parts to turn up is to drill another set of holes at 90 degrees of the original holes for the pin.
    LMK if you need a pic to show you that.
    That quick fix is temporary and has made the shaft even weaker so you will need to order a new one.
    Now looking at that picture it looks like the left front shaft if you are looking head on with the truck. This means you wil have to buy part #5656 which is the longer shaft.
    Last edited by danielhawkins; 01-01-2013 at 03:11 AM.
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    I haven't broken any drive shafts yet but what others do for a quick fix while they are waiting for parts to turn up is to drill another set of holes at 90 degrees of the original holes for the pin.
    LMK if you need a pic to show you that.
    That quick fix is temporary and has made the shaft even weaker so you will need to order a new one.
    Now looking at that picture it looks like the left front shaft if you are looking head on with the truck. This means you wil have to buy part #5656 which is the longer shaft.
    id like a photo please if that is ok

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    OK so you have torn a bit of the drive shaft off here

    What others have done is get a drill bit the same size as this pin.

    Then they drill holes through the axle at 90 degrees to the originals as shown in the picture.

    Finished product should look like pic in post #106 in this thread.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ft#post5356379

    Hope this helps
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    yeah thats great man,
    one last thing how do i get the pin out and back in?

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    Here you go mate...post #106, you can see it here. You can read the thread if you like, their may be some info that might be of some use to you.
    Last edited by craig.mitch316; 01-01-2013 at 04:30 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 View Post
    Here you go mate...post #106, you can see it here. You can read the thread if you like, their may be some info that might be of some use to you.
    that gave me a few tips, thanks man but i still dont know how to get the pin out and back in?

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    also where can i buy a new one as im in aus and cant buy from traxxas

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    When you take it apart you will see there is a grub screw that holds the pin in place...the CV output and stub axle both have them.

    This is my eRevo build thread...you can see it here, post #44

    Buy them off eBay...Long shaft #5656 and short #5655
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    Now, wouldn't it be great if Traxxas just made the shafts with the extra holes at 90 degrees and the little extra bit of plastic around the holes too. Then we could just swap the pin to the new holes and keep on truckin'. Good for the environment as there'd be less plastic at landfill and our trucks would be "greener".
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    dat landfall <3

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    Good to see more Aussies on the Summit forum .
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    Quote Originally Posted by craig.mitch316 View Post
    Good to see more Aussies on the Summit forum .
    melbourne.... nowhere to bash! or make videos
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    Yarra trails should have some spots...I moved from Melb to Brisbane Jan 2012 for work. If you ever in Maldon they have a downhill MTB track there...near the water tower, its the only one. Its a bit of a hike but they have some spots there that would be good for a Summit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RcTraxxas2 View Post
    also where can i buy a new one as im in aus and cant buy from traxxas
    I use ebay or tower hobbies. thats if i don't nick down to the hobby shop in brisbane.
    I did some research and there is a dealer called RC GARAGE. they are based in boronia... not far from centre of melbourne.
    You can order online or they are at 394 dorset road, Boronia.
    Anyway check them out at www.rcgarage.com...
    The bit you want is the long half shaft set...part #5656... comes in a pack of 2
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    how did you get the title RC Champion? and i might go check them out

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    i didnt get the pm

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    Sorry i am a bit iffy with putting links etc coz i don't know whther i mgiht breach the rules or not so i was gonna pm ya but then i just thought nah it will be fine an i put it in the thread instead.
    Also about the title... as far as i can work out it changes with how many posts you have... then once you reach 3000 posts (i think its that many) you can have an avatar
    If the summit can go through; its not deep enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielhawkins View Post
    I use ebay or tower hobbies. thats if i don't nick down to the hobby shop in brisbane.
    I did some research and there is a dealer called RC GARAGE. they are based in boronia... not far from centre of melbourne.
    You can order online or they are at 394 dorset road, Boronia.
    Anyway check them out at www.rcgarage.com...
    The bit you want is the long half shaft set...part #5656... comes in a pack of 2
    thats my main hobby shop but about an houraway
    so online link would be great

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    Are you asking for an online link????... i gave you one.
    Good to have locals with heaps of stock but in aussie things form the US seem to cost the earth
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    Quote Originally Posted by RcTraxxas2 View Post
    how did you get the title RC Champion? and i might go check them out
    1000 posts RC Champion I think...3000 post RC turnbuckle with Avatar.

    I remember when I rode my mountain bike...the Yarra trail around Hawthorn...come to think of it, even the merri creek should have some spots around Coburg and Fawkner.
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