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Old 10-30-2018, 08:20 PM   #41
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Donít remember who showed me this tool at Wild West,
but I got one last year and I love it. Much better than pliers.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:16 PM   #42
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Might as well build everything out of titanium then...
I have a set of both 7075 and 6Al4V cases, so that isnít impossible.
The 7075 is a surprisingly strong material. These 7mm Dlux rear axles
are 7075 and I havenít seen a broken one yet... Dlux and RCBros are making
their Berg lockers out of 7075, SDS was as well, and they seem to last.
The Dlux 7mm 4140 fronts are beefy as heck. I donít see breaking one.
Not sure where I am going here, but just thinking about WHITE-TRASH
thinking the tubes are too thin and a Super needing to be even stronger.
I think 6Al4V cases and tubes would do the trick with the same shafts as
this rig, just longer...? I donít really feel like doing destructive testing,
but maybe I should reconsider that...?
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:15 PM   #43
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Tom showed me those pliers in AZ so I replaced the losi pliers I'd been using immediately. I showed Erik at BOTW, I'm sure he has them by now.


Never admit to thinking about me, Erik gets crazy jealous.


I hope I'm wrong about the tubes but I don't think I am. That is a stress point for sure. The only reason ssd_lux axles hold up is the truss keeping them in line.
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:28 PM   #44
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I am thinking the weakest point would be the case itself where it is split to clamp the tube, but I sure as shÔt don't want it to break there either...!
My tubes don't have a truss, but then again there is only .003" on each side of the axle shaft itself, so the tube 'could' rely on the inner shaft for support also if it was in a crashing scenario...?
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Old 10-30-2018, 10:49 PM   #45
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Relying on the axles to stave off excessive deflection, risky. Better keep them shafts lubed up to keep mr gall away.


Personally I'd tie the link mounts back into the case. Anything would help.

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Old 10-30-2018, 11:48 PM   #46
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Yeah I don't really see them relying on it, just saying that it would have to bend or break the axle at the same time.
I think anything can break at some point... Especially like the tumble Erik's car took last month. That could have been
a lot worse than it ended up!
How many spare SDS gear cases do you have? Have you broken any?
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:23 AM   #47
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So using a Yield Stress calculator, it says it will take 343 lbs. of force to start bending my long side tube as it is. Hmm...
That makes me go back to thinking the case is the weak point...
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How many sds cases have I killed? Exactly as many as I've owned, none. I'm just a believer in beef because I break shit like it's my job.


I hope that's a different calculator than Mr ottman used that told him that beef tubes in the housing and 3 oz of weight in each front wheel was the best possible setup for climbing...


You probably won't have any issues since you drive smoothly and with care, 2 things I lack.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:48 AM   #49
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Donít remember who showed me this tool at Wild West,
but I got one last year and I love it. Much better than pliers.
Does this pliers, with the hexagonal cutouts for the shocks, work better than pliers with the semicircle cutouts?

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Does this pliers, with the hexagonal cutouts for the shocks, work better than pliers with the semicircle cutouts?

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The 12mm hex will still grab the round machined caps firmly.
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Old 10-31-2018, 09:21 AM   #51
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How many sds cases have I killed? Exactly as many as I've owned, none. ...
OK, gotcha. I wasn't being a dick, I thought you had some...
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I have a set of both 7075 and 6Al4V cases, so that isnít impossible.
The 7075 is a surprisingly strong material. These 7mm Dlux rear axles
are 7075 and I havenít seen a broken one yet... Dlux and RCBros are making
their Berg lockers out of 7075, SDS was as well, and they seem to last.
The Dlux 7mm 4140 fronts are beefy as heck. I donít see breaking one.
Not sure where I am going here, but just thinking about WHITE-TRASH
thinking the tubes are too thin and a Super needing to be even stronger.
I think 6Al4V cases and tubes would do the trick with the same shafts as
this rig, just longer...? I donít really feel like doing destructive testing,
but maybe I should reconsider that...?
From what I remember from a conversation with Nabil a long time ago at a comp; 7075 and titanium have roughly the same cross sectional strength but titanium is heavier. So, you're really only gaining cool points by making Ti parts. I just like Titanium a lot haha
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OK, gotcha. I wasn't being a dick, I thought you had some...
Right because I'm worried about you being a dick. I was about to go cry in a corner until I read this.


7075 is good stuff so it will likely hold up. Ti is over rated and adds weight in an application like this.

With clear eyes this am I think a simple sleeve about 1" long that slips over the tubes and the clamping shoulder would do the trick. It would strengthen the whole area of the joint and not lose any real measurable ground clearance.
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Right because I'm worried about you being a dick. I was about to go cry in a corner until I read this.
Oh I am sure you don't give a flea bag rats ass, just clarifying for the others reading this...

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I think a simple sleeve about 1" long that slips over the tubes and the clamping shoulder would do the trick. It would strengthen the whole area of the joint and not lose any real measurable ground clearance.
True, I will look at that a little closer...
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Yes, a little premature, but some wheel porn for you...
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Ottsix Voodoos...
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Uh oh Jeremy isn't gonna like you copying his no holes & countersink trademark...
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:00 AM   #57
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krawlfreak? He hasn't logged in for 2.5 years!

Ohhh... Stubs! You're right, dang! It's OK, he just has a ô, not a ģ ...
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:06 AM   #58
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I may drill a small hole in the center for a driver to fit through anyway if my LOCTITEģ comes loose...
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Ohhh... Stubs! You're right, dang! It's OK, he just has a ô, not a ģ ...


That's what he gets for not registering it.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:35 PM   #60
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In retrospect, I should probably go with something more scale to drum up more interest in this build, huh?
Maybe some Warn hubs and acorn lug nuts?!
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