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    Center drive shaft questions

    Hey are you guys able to slide your driveshaft back and forth or should it be tight? Also how tight is your slipper clutch?

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    Center drive needs to slide to compensate for chassis flex.

    Slipper tightness is based personal preference.
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    Also, for the slipper, tighter if running 3S, lost of running 2S.
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    Okay I was wondering why my center driveshaft had so much play but makes sense now. And when I'm running 2S punch setting 4/5 I can hear the slipper screaming, it still gets up and goes but I don't have any tire spin I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, she hooks and books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBasher01 View Post
    Okay I was wondering why my center driveshaft had so much play but makes sense now. And when I'm running 2S punch setting 4/5 I can hear the slipper screaming, it still gets up and goes but I don't have any tire spin I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, she hooks and books.

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    You might consider replacing the slipper work a center diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBasher01 View Post
    Okay I was wondering why my center driveshaft had so much play but makes sense now. And when I'm running 2S punch setting 4/5 I can hear the slipper screaming, it still gets up and goes but I don't have any tire spin I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, she hooks and books.

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    Hookin and bookin is what it's all about. Slipper rebuilds are cheap. If you like the way it runs, leave it and see how long it lasts, see if running that way is worth it to you.

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    It is easy to tighten the slipper clutch. Experiment with different settings to see what you like the best.
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    What would you prefer to do? Rebuild a slipper maybe seasonally, or throw axles at it possibly everytime you take it out. Kind of the 2 extremes.

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    Or install over priced MIP axles and transfer the weak link to some other place like the spur gear or wheel hex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyMKiii View Post
    Or install over priced MIP axles and transfer the weak link to some other place like the spur gear or wheel hex.
    1 upgrade deserves another...
    That's me! hahahaha. I've had good luck with the tekno big bone and steel driveshafts all the way around for now, but this castle 2650 setup might make me have to shell out for the MIP's. We'll see.

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    I run a stock slipper tight. As tight as I can make it. The center shaft does have play, it seems excessive, but it is normal

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    I run a stock slipper tight. As tight as I can make it. The center shaft does have play, it seems excessive, but it is normal
    I know it would be a pain to take it out, but could you post a picture of how tight it is? Just so I can compare it to my sl4sh.

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    Tighten it all the way down. No slip

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    Here is pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    Tighten it all the way down. No slip
    Wow! Yeah did a tear down yesterday just to clean her up a bit and my slipper was wayyy loose. It's tight now still a little slip to stay safe but that's just me. Thanks for the help guys! I really appreciate the Traxxas forums and everyone who takes part. Would've been lost without you guys!!

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