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    Had a stack, now rear wheel wobbles...

    Hi All,

    just had a high speed stack with my Slayer Pro and it did a few cart wheels down the asphalt road, now i notice one of the rear wheels has a wobble about it, just like you see lorry's from time to time.

    I'm assuming I don't need to adjust the toe in or out, but I have no idea what is bent/broken to cause the tyre to do this.... any suggestions on what to look at? I don't want to leave it like this as i think it will cause the tyre to scrub out early.

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    My first thought would be the axle/driveshaft...

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    I just uploaded a vid of the axle spinning... does it look bent to anyone??? hard to tell with vibration of car and camera...

    http://youtu.be/jXSqM--d7CU
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    You should check and see if the rear tie rod popped off the ball joint. I had the same problem you had, and it looks like the tie rod popped off.

    EDIT: Never mind, I just watched the video, it looks like you could have bent, or damaged a bearing. If that's not it, check and see if you bent the driveshaft. Or, maybe in a extreme case, you could have damaged the wheel hex. Try swapping parts off of a un-damaged axle, and find out what parts you can swap out could make the problem stop. Good luck, Hope this helps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Try swapping parts off of a un-damaged axle, and find out what parts you can swap out could make the problem stop. Good luck, Hope this helps!
    I dont know why I didnt think of this, but that sounds like a darn good spot to start... swapping bits out one by one.

    Cheers for that!
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    I did this recently to my eSlayer...it turns out I deformed the rim around the axle...I managed to straighten out as best I could but I think the rim is now weak and the wobble easily comes back after a stack.
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