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  1. #1
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    New driveshafts? Broken driveshafts.... :thumbdown:

    Just got traxxas's steel driveshafts, man am I disappointed...

    First look


    Guess I found the weakest link...


    The carnage.. Not too bad


    I guess the question is, where can I find a pin to replace the atomized one?
    Thanks in advance
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    try a tiny drill bit cut to length. then maybe a lil bit of thread lock or shoe goo or something to hold it in.

    was an o-ring holding it in?

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    That's just a fluke. Have been running them for over a year up to and over 65mph with no problems
    The pin from a 7055 will work could get by with the right size drill bit
    Last edited by 50togo; 03-25-2013 at 12:03 AM.

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    I had the same problem, gave out on second run... just the one broke and I put the plastic ones back in the front and kept the rears and they have held up great.
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    call traxxas support, from what i hear, they have excellent support in the US, maybe they can sort you out with what you need. its worth a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrakeBahamut View Post
    I had the same problem, gave out on second run... just the one broke and I put the plastic ones back in the front and kept the rears and they have held up great.
    I went through this a number of times, the pins seem to be the weak point. I got to the point where I've given up and switching back to the stock plastics. (currently only running the metals up front, but the next time I change the front diff, they are swapping back to stock)

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    if you are still interested in steel driveshafts, integy makes excellent center shafts (version 2).

    these are one of the few products that are solidly built by that company, i have had mine for more than a year, no issues with em. they also use a steel band to cover the pins rather than rubber, if there is a con, i would say that it is much heavier than the traxxas set.
    http://www.toysonics.com/integy-t350...shaft-set.html

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    I still say its not that common occurrence. I have heard of a few but not that many

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    Yeah, thanks for the opinions guys. I think it may have been a fluke too, right now I'm looking for something to replace it. I'll just look for a finishing nail and sand the head and point off. See if I can't find one that fits

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    a nail wont last long, the metal is too soft. You need hardened steel, like a drill bit. needle bearing pin maybee fit?

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