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  1. #1
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    Steel Driveshafts

    I was just wondering if these would work for my summit?I would like to get these to have a little more strength in my driveline. If not could you guys tell me which would.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPNJ8&P=7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Monstaa
    I was just wondering if these would work for my summit?I would like to get these to have a little more strength in my driveline. If not could you guys tell me which would.
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPNJ8&P=7

    I would bet money they would. That or the emaxx 3905 steel axles. I had a bad axle on my summit so i changed it out for the 3905 emaxx axle and it works great. I have some steel ones on the way so ill let you know once i get them and do the install.

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    The axles on the Summit are not all the same length. Due to the locking diffs. one side is shorter than the other. Take a good close look at yours and you will see what I'm talking about. Therefore, Those will not work!
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    Those will not fit on the short side of the Summit diff. (^^ beat me to it)

    Currently, stock is the strongest it gets (which is not all that weak, really). If you're breaking shafts, maybe try loosening your slipper some. Also driving it at high speeds with the lockers locked can lead to broken shafts as well.

    However when you're in low gear and locked, you will always have to pay careful attention for the wheels getting caught under or in between rocks, as nothing will stop things from breaking if you decide to jam the throttle in low gear with a wheel bound up.

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    I'm not sure where it was but someone had a thread on here about MIP steel shafts for the Summit. I have found the stock shaft plenty strong enough, I just wish the CV's could have the angle when the springs are cranked up for bashing. The ball ends on all my shafts are nearly worn out, I am losing pins and am thinking I would be best off replacing all four shafts soon.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread.php?536733

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    Quote Originally Posted by quadiak
    I'm not sure where it was but someone had a thread on here about MIP steel shafts for the Summit. I have found the stock shaft plenty strong enough, I just wish the CV's could have the angle when the springs are cranked up for bashing. The ball ends on all my shafts are nearly worn out, I am losing pins and am thinking I would be best off replacing all four shafts soon.
    i started one on the mip's cv. i ordered them Friday and they are at my lhs just got to pick them up. here is a link to the mip thread.

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=515049

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