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    RC Racer A1ArmedToaster's Avatar
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    axle pin substitution

    The other day I broke the front left axle carrier and after disassembling it I noticed the axle pin was broken.
    The only other pins I had were from my stampede and they're too big to fit normally.

    I cut an extra plastic hub I had laying around to allow for the bigger pin and drilled out the stub axle



    It looks and performs just as usual

    While I was waiting for my batteries to charge I took apart an old diff and it turns out the 1.5x8mm pin is an exact match for the hub pin
    Rustler VXL/ Merv (sold)/ Q32/ Ambush/ Kraton

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    I had that several times, and since 2 or3 broken i said no more...
    Bought a 1meter steel shaft the size of the pins, and anytime i need one, i make one...

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Squeegie's Avatar
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    You grilled out your stub axle?! There's your next break!

    IMO: It's already a weak point on the axle... why make it weaker?

    I hope i'm wrong and that you have no problems!
    Creativity is intelligence having fun. -Einstein

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    You grilled out your stub axle?! There's your next break!

    IMO: It's already a weak point on the axle... why make it weaker?

    I hope i'm wrong and that you have no problems!

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    I haven't heard of that being a weak point on a merv. You would likely twist it long before it broke there...
    Dacaur

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    If you havent broken it there....... your not running lipo . I agree drilling there was a bad idea.

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    oh and body clips work great for a replacement pin

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    Im running lipo, I just avoid hitting stationary objects.... Lots of parts become "weak links" when the truck goes from 30+mph to 0mph in an instant...
    Dacaur

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