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Old 09-08-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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I have a project in the works now and need some input on an axle. It needs to be about 9" wide and be able to handle X factor tires/wheels(only one axle). I have thought about TLT but those wouldn't handle the tires. And it needs to handle a direct driven motor(12-15T). I have thought about WK, but would that handle it? Or is there another option?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:11 PM   #2
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I have a project in the works now and need some input on an axle. It needs to be about 9" wide and be able to handle X factor tires/wheels(only one axle). I have thought about TLT but those wouldn't handle the tires. And it needs to handle a direct driven motor(12-15T). I have thought about WK, but would that handle it? Or is there another option?
how big are x factor tires? jeepernick ran 1:6 nylint wheels/tires on his tlt, but it makes your ratio go wack..
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how big are x factor tires? jeepernick ran 1:6 nylint wheels/tires on his tlt, but it makes your ratio go wack..
Standard maxx size, I'm guessing 5.5-6". The ratio thing is ok, I'm looking for wheel speed, lots of it.

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Standard maxx size, I'm guessing 5.5-6". The ratio thing is ok, I'm looking for wheel speed, lots of it.
I would think a TLT with alum knuckles and axle c's would do ok.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:32 PM   #5
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it doesnt sound like a crawler to me soooo why not use a pan car style axle. Build it out of steel and it will handle as much power as you want.
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Try narrowing some twin axles, or the rc4wd T-rex 60s.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:42 PM   #7
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build axles using a maxx diff.
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:44 PM   #8
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build axles using a maxx diff.

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it doesnt sound like a crawler to me soooo why not use a pan car style axle. Build it out of steel and it will handle as much power as you want.

Ya its definetly not a crawler, but I never even thought of a pan car axle, thanks for the idea
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with a 12-15t motor. id say maxx also. with tlt you would strip the inards pretty fast, same with WK and ax-10, maybe look into x factor axles..
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with a 12-15t motor. id say maxx also. with tlt you would strip the inards pretty fast, same with WK and ax-10, maybe look into x factor axles..
an X factor axle is almost twice as wide as I need it to be.

I have a Lathe here, so making a custom one off axle is pretty doable for me, just need to find an R+P that will handle it.

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Old 09-10-2007, 07:11 PM   #12
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an X factor axle is almost twice as wide as I need it to be.

I have a Lathe here, so making a custom one off axle is pretty doable for me, just need to find an R+P that will handle it.
pretty much any 1/8 nitro r/p should handle a motor like that, maxx axles diffs then you could cut down the plastic out puts to what ever size you want
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