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  1. #1
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    How to prevent some damage.....

    We had a great weekend camping. Took the emaxx and had great fun running it over a large mound of gravel and doing power slides up and down the roads and over some fresh mud hills.

    Cleaned it up just now with the compressor and noticed:
    - torn boots on the rear axels.
    - all axels had some gouges.
    - rear front springs were pretty chewed up.

    Good things.. RPM wear plates did their job.. Alu front skid beat to heck and ready for replacement.. New shocks and springs performed well.. Learned not to run over gravel lots..

    Are spring protectors worth their cost?
    Will bigger tires (big joes) protect the boots better?

    Ok no suggestions....

    In relation to the rear axel issue I picked up 8 new axles off eBay at a cost of $5 each after shipping, etc (sucks to be in Canada).

    I figure tear the booties off the rear axle and drive it until it dies. Then replace the whole axle... Seems cheaper and easier that way....
    Last edited by cooleocool; 04-23-2012 at 03:31 PM. Reason: post merge

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    Steel axles ?

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    The axles were the regular plastic ones.

    Way cheaper than local store and only a couple of bucks more than 1/2 shafts. This gives me a few spare parts.

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    Rock guards, simple to make.
    Can be made from 2ltr soda bottle, plastic tub lid, flat body lexan from LHS.



    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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    that's a good idea! thanks for sharing wildman
    Last edited by Little Smokey; 04-23-2012 at 03:56 AM.

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    Great idea with the pop bottle shields, next party I will have enough for a couple years of silliness.

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    If you are talking about shock boots that cover the shaft, then yes, they are worth it. The prevent dirt and sutch from sticking to the shaft and scratching it so that when it goes through the seals, it cuts them up like a saw, you can make them out of baloons if you want...

    I run without boots on any axles, I dont have any issues really, you can cover the boots with tape (masking, duct, or electrical) to protect them and it will probally work better than the gaurds above. I dont have any problems with my axles even though they are very scratched and dented.
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    What's going on with the purple zips in that setup?
    Big Air Don't Care

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    Cool little mod. I must admit I've often thought of how to protect that stuff.

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    Like the guard idea! Could color coordinate with different bottle colors too, or use cans and show off your fave beverage maker.
    @Babby, I'm gonna take a stab and say it's a home-made swaybar setup. What say you, Wildman??

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    Would love to see one for the Maxx. I think theres some on the market if you look that you could use to base ur design off of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genXrated View Post
    Like the guard idea! Could color coordinate with different bottle colors too, or use cans and show off your fave beverage maker.
    @Babby, I'm gonna take a stab and say it's a home-made swaybar setup. What say you, Wildman??
    Yup sway bar, I was tryin out some ideas that didn't pan out.

    For sway bar's if your runnin a 4 shock set up you can use the Losi LST sway bars.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...Sway-Bar-Setup

    Hate to disagree with you PtotheM but the rock guards work great.

    And they can be made out of any color soda bottle/tub lid.
    Never thought of making them out of aluminum cans but it does sound doable.
    Make a template out of construction paper to get the shape right them use it to transfer to you guard material.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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