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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Dadx2mj's Avatar
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    Odd Drive Line Failure

    So I was at the local track this afternoon and had a a drive line failure like I have never seen before. At first it appeared I had ripped a stub axle or half shaft but on closer inspection both of those parts were fine. Instead the...well take a look



    I have never seen a star joint fail like that before now.
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    haha, thats cool..... sorry. That's not somthing I would expect to break....
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    i havent seen many upgrades for that...
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    I think you're just running way too much each day! Actually, that's the only thing I could think of it being. I know you run multiple packs a day and have for over a year. It might have just had enough stress over time to get weak on the one post. Pretty impressive to see though.

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    I am using the jato ujoints because they have a larger pin size.When I have to much slop in my original style driveshafts I drill them out and use the jato ujoints, this way I get twice the life out of the driveshafts.

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    Mitch thats brilliant! Tips and tricks/.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noll1
    Mitch thats brilliant! Tips and tricks/.
    I like that too, but by the time that happens I'll have either:
    1. Ripped through the ears of one part or the other.
    2. Twisted a driveshaft beyond recovery.

    RCGodx2mj, so that happened at the stub axles and not the steel yoke? Interesting. I have gone through a pro-pack of driveshafts on the same universals, and there was no problem. Still not close to your use.
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    hahaha you really put that thing to shame! I once noticed that one of mine seemed slightly worn and i replaced it, but it was never even close to what you have done! I read the title of the thread and saw that you posted it and knew it was going to be interesting
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    My stepdad on this old .15 nitro rustler split one in half. Just running it in the parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaxx2.0
    My stepdad on this old .15 nitro rustler split one in half. Just running it in the parking lot.
    Must have been a defect.
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    ksb51rl yes this star joint was on the stub axle end of the shaft. The entire drive line from the output yokes to the stub axles including the bearings were replaced about 3 months ago. I have to think this was just a random defective joint. I just thought it was odd because the metal gave up before the plastic around it did and I have never seen a star joint break before now.
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    Ive spun alot of shafts but that is a first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj
    ksb51rl yes this star joint was on the stub axle end of the shaft. The entire drive line from the output yokes to the stub axles including the bearings were replaced about 3 months ago. I have to think this was just a random defective joint. I just thought it was odd because the metal gave up before the plastic around it did and I have never seen a star joint break before now.
    I have a couple years on my star joints, you had 3 months...
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    That breakage was something I hadn't seen before either.
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