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    Broke a drive shaft today

    I was doing some mild jumps and speed runs.. I didnt exceed 30 mph but the driveshaft snapped off of the pin. Is there any way to prevent this. I was easy on the throttle and my jumps were curb jumps.. Nothing major
    Cars: erevo vxl, 1/16 summit, stampede vxl, tmaxx

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    Could have been wore out... my 1/10 Summit shafts snap when they get pretty wore too even with proper slipper settings.

    Stock Revo shafts are stronger for the 1/16ths... might want to replace them with those.
    Whatever it is I just typed... could be wrong.

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    Ok thanks ya I was surprised because I've had a summit for 2 years and nothing like that has ever happened
    Cars: erevo vxl, 1/16 summit, stampede vxl, tmaxx

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    Just change out for revo as you break them and Make sure you release the throttle whenever you land or are about to hit something

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    Quote Originally Posted by revomaxx2223 View Post
    I was doing some mild jumps and speed runs.. I didnt exceed 30 mph but the driveshaft snapped off of the pin. Is there any way to prevent this. I was easy on the throttle and my jumps were curb jumps.. Nothing major
    Here is where I got my replacements. http://www.dollarhobbyz.com/servlet/...evo-VXL/Detail You get the whole set of 4 drive shafts, center drive shafts and the best part they give you the axles, new pins, screws, and hubs. The price is about what you will pay for 2 drive shafts at the LHS. When mine broke I replaced all 4 at the same time. Be careful with the grub screws that connect the drive shafts to the diffs. I stripped out 2 trying to get them out. Make sure your hex drivers fit the screw. I have now have 4 sets of different drivers and one driver would fit one screw well but not another and I now check the different drivers to the screw to make sure they fit. I guess not all screws and drivers are the same dimensions.
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