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  1. #1
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    Bent drive shaft? Easy fix?

    Hi Everyone,
    I was cleaning my rally today and noticed at the top (front) of the drive shaft there was a bunch of scuffing on the drive shaft on one side. When I move the car forward it looks like it is brushing against the chassie.



    Is my drive shaft bent and is it the only thing causing this problem?

    A couple runs ago I was doing some huge jumps and had a couple nose dives which is probably what caused it.

    Thanks,
    Josh

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    Common issue, and yes, it is easy and inexpensive to replace. Or you could buy a chassis brace to help stiffen the chassis so the stock driveshaft won't bend as often. Or you could get the Tekno bigbone driveshaft. Or do both.
    Cheap, Fast, Reliable. Pick 2.

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. Jimdog's Avatar
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    I recommend the big bone if you run any more power than stock.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    Thanks for the info, why do the stock ones bend so easy?

    Engine is stock with lipo 3s.

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    2s is all the slash is really ready to handle , even with that if you drive it aggressively it will bend / have broken parts .
    upgrade parts for your use .. abuse ...LOL

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    Hemi speaks the truth i bent mine the first day i got it.
    Nitro junkie, but I dabble with electrics.

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    Easy fix, wouldn't recommend a chassis brace though, as it eliminates flex, and could snap a chassis. Whatever you prefer though, it would save your driveshafts. They're just too cheap and easy for the risk IMO
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    https://www.amainhobbies.com/tekno-r...FU0lgQod8IwOwQ
    Upgraded Slash 4x4 | 75+ MPH

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlashSlayer4x4 View Post
    ...wouldn't recommend a chassis brace though, as it eliminates flex, and could snap a chassis. Whatever you prefer though, it would save your driveshafts. They're just too cheap and easy for the risk IMO
    I have had a chassis snap.



    It's about as much fun as getting kicked in the face.

    Subsequently, I purchased the VG Racing brace when it was first made of hollow metal. That sucker saved my chassis and center shaft for years.



    Once the hollow brace broke, the good folks at VG Racing replaced it with a new, solid brace for free.

    I cannot recommend this brace more highly.
    Obstacle Magnet

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