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    New X-Maxx Product for center driveshaft

    https://www.facebook.com/commerce/li...are_attachment

    Just saw this on Facebook how many people actually have a problem bending their center driveshaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    https://www.facebook.com/commerce/li...are_attachment

    Just saw this on Facebook how many people actually have a problem bending their center driveshaft.
    Do you possibly have a link where I don't have to sign-in to view it? I don't have a facebook account and was wondering if you could post a different link please? It won't let me view it unless I have an account.

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    I’ve seen several bent shafts on YouTube however it takes a lot of abuse. And the bent shaft really doesn’t seem to cause any issues other than some bad noises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux Capacitor View Post
    Do you possibly have a link where I don't have to sign-in to view it? I don't have a facebook account and was wondering if you could post a different link please? It won't let me view it unless I have an account.

    Thanks!
    Sorry he doesn't have a site he sells directly on Facebook heres pics of

    https://ibb.co/fSrgsTL
    https://ibb.co/0YT6DQC
    https://ibb.co/FVc751L
    https://ibb.co/fqPMP0Z

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    Cool. I kinda like that. I want one. Can you paste in the email address? I don’t have face book either.

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    Heres Email for Him

    Dennissmallboneprints@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoGears View Post
    Sorry he doesn't have a site he sells directly on Facebook heres pics of

    https://ibb.co/fSrgsTL
    https://ibb.co/0YT6DQC
    https://ibb.co/FVc751L
    https://ibb.co/fqPMP0Z

    Thank you!

    I've seen braces in the past for the center shaft and don't recall if they had the bearings like this one. I've been thinking the center shafts have been bending for some because of the length of it and not necessarily whether it has support or not. The flex points are too far away from each other to stabilize the shaft at any one point to make a difference.

    If the chassis was one continuous piece, a shaft of that length would have a fighting chance against bending; however, because of the X-Maxx's modulated design, flex is occurring at both ends of the shaft and trying to stabilize it in the middle isn't really going to accomplish anything other than protection from center impacts.

    It is good for one thing; however, the reason the shafts are bending aren't being approached from the standpoint of overall flex; but rather impact resistance which isn't enough to prevent the true reason the shafts are bending. Remember also, that center shaft has an unbelievable amount of torque stored up in it as well as the overall flex of the truck reshaping it as it is rotating phenomenally fast.

    Bottom line is the shaft is too long to be using aluminum; but adding a guide like this brace couldn't hurt although center impacts alone are not the sole reason the shafts are bending.
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    These are most likely made by ARC hobbies and re-branded.

    https://arc-hobbies.com/products/xma...ve-shaft-brace

    (Credit Juanmacine ��)

    They seem nice, though I have Delrin plastic block style and that doesn’t stop shafts from bending. Not sure if this would be much different.

    https://thexmaxxstore.com/products/x...-support-block

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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    These are most likely made by ARC hobbies and re-branded.

    https://arc-hobbies.com/products/xma...ve-shaft-brace

    (Credit Juanmacine ��)

    They seem nice, though I have Delrin plastic block style and that doesn’t stop shafts from bending. Not sure if this would be much different.

    https://thexmaxxstore.com/products/x...-support-block
    I just happened to see them on Facebook so I didn't know others were already out there but I think i'll eventually get one

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    Think for my upgraded driveshaft, which hasnít bent in a couple years, it was less than 45 bills.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Think for my upgraded driveshaft, which hasn’t bent in a couple years, it was less than 45 bills.


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    Was that the one you couldn't believe was from Integy?
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    Most bended shaft issues I've seen, were on trucks with heavy aftermarket tires(or big motors/heavy lipos).

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    The one I bent was all stock truck stock batteries. Launched 20’ up at a skate park landed on the edge of a bench. It was a horrific sound. Lol. I don’t think this would have saved the driveshaft from bending. The truck almost folded rite in half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux Capacitor View Post
    Was that the one you couldn't believe was from Integy?
    Yes. Itís been buffed off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Yes. It’s been buffed off.


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    Yeah, I was trying to remember if you ordered that from Fastlane because I think that is why you were like: "What is Fastlane doing sending out Integy parts?"

    I would have been surprised too considering the quality of Fastlane precision and selection of materials. In either case, at least it has surprisingly proven to be more worthy than stock.
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    I think this pieces looks nice, but, in the center position, is useless, maybe with two of them is possible to avoid bending, but, the spare axle is cheaper, prefer to change it when it bents.

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    I think, when the chassis flexes from hard impact, the the bending happens around the block. So instead of one bend in the middle, you get 2 bends/kinks. One just before block, and one just after block. So essentially, driveshaft is fine within block, but bending occurs elsewhere.

    I think somehow adding 2 would place the bend from impact back to center. Maybe a long one protecting the entire shaft with a series of bearings? Or would the whole unit just end up bending along with the original piece it was suppose to protect?!

    My new thinking is carbon fiber driveshaft, what are your guys take on this?

    https://thexmaxxstore.com/products/x...er-drive-shaft

    I am thinking: carbon fiber, really strong, flexible and holds its original shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    I think, when the chassis flexes from hard impact, the the bending happens around the block. So instead of one bend in the middle, you get 2 bends/kinks. One just before block, and one just after block. So essentially, driveshaft is fine within block, but bending occurs elsewhere.

    I think somehow adding 2 would place the bend from impact back to center. Maybe a long one protecting the entire shaft with a series of bearings? Or would the whole unit just end up bending along with the original piece it was suppose to protect?!

    My new thinking is carbon fiber driveshaft, what are your guys take on this?

    https://thexmaxxstore.com/products/x...er-drive-shaft

    I am thinking: carbon fiber, really strong, flexible and holds its original shape.
    Mate, It looks in the pictures as an aluminium one wrapedd in carbon fiber, and the price is very expensive IMHO. I prefer to buy various Traxxas axles and change when t bends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flux Capacitor View Post


    Yeah, I was trying to remember if you ordered that from Fastlane because I think that is why you were like: "What is Fastlane doing sending out Integy parts?"

    I would have been surprised too considering the quality of Fastlane precision and selection of materials. In either case, at least it has surprisingly proven to be more worthy than stock.
    Yes I was flabbergasted. You are remembering correctly


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Yes I was flabbergasted. You are remembering correctly


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    I did see this center axle on the Integy website, Ņit's really better than stock one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    I did see this center axle on the Integy website, Ņit's really better than stock one?
    No I currently have installed. Bent after one pack. Having said that, it wasn’t terrible but enough to bind up against inner chassis.
    I’ve removed to bend back close to spec., it’s reinstalled and doing fine as of now.......we’ll see what happens this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juanmacine View Post
    I did see this center axle on the Integy website, Ņit's really better than stock one?
    Yes, much better. Iím sure others, read above will have other opinions. But for me, still going strong. Iíve just admitted, how I build trucks, is expensive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by afreek1000 View Post
    No I currently have installed. Bent after one pack. Having said that, it wasn’t terrible but enough to bind up against inner chassis.
    I’ve removed to bend back close to spec., it’s reinstalled and doing fine as of now.......we’ll see what happens this weekend.
    Hope you haven't any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    Yes, much better. I’m sure others, read above will have other opinions. But for me, still going strong. I’ve just admitted, how I build trucks, is expensive.


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    Thanks mate, maybe I buy one, I try to find a good price for it.

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