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Old 04-16-2019, 07:15 AM   #1
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Hello, I want to turn my TrX4 into an MT and have the very heavy all aluminum MT wheels. Everyone says I will break my current axles and AR60s because the wheels are so heavy. Can anyone suggest what to use for axles. I am almost considering getting a Mad Crusher and buying the RC4WD adapters for my wheels. I have doubts the TRX4 will hold up to the added weight.
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Old 04-16-2019, 07:50 AM   #2
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Freestyle RC. But be prepared to pay $400 for a set of axles.

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Which wheels are you using?
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:12 AM   #3
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Use plastic wheels.
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Use plastic wheels.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:17 PM   #5
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I just bought a set of the PL brawler wheels n PL destroyer tires. For a complete set its lil over $140 shipped. Or you could buy them seperate n may get them a tad cheaper

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:26 PM   #6
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Twin force axles
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:21 AM   #7
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I'd really consider not using metal wheels. You'll increase the weight considerably which means potentially bent axles on bad landings and add considerable drive line strain.
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Old 04-30-2019, 01:11 PM   #8
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I will just use them for the pulling sled only with no jumping. The weight will help keep the truck planted.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:24 PM   #9
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I wsnt to revisit this post and get opinions on what anyone thinks is the best scale truck axle. I have a SCX10.2 and a TRX4. I want to make an MT or mega out of one of them. Or should I I just get the CEN MT coming out?
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As far as axles go, im usin ar60s. I bought a set of stock axles n a set of aluminum housings. Just swapped the internals over. Ive got HR diff covers, vanquish aluminum knuckles (cracked stock where steering screws are), n used stock braces. They work great n good n strong. Like i mentioned in earlier post, im runnin proline brawler wheels n proline destroyer tires. If u look here in the mega/monster truck section ive got a build thread on mine. Its scx10/ax10 based. May give u some ideas for buildin yours

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Old 06-09-2019, 03:35 PM   #11
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Any way to make trx4 axles not portals?

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Any way to make trx4 axles not portals?

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Sure: PARTS FOR TRX-4Front Axle Portal Delete Kit for TRX-4 , but having gear reduction at the wheel is a major part of what makes TRX4 axleshafts and gears stand up to abuse as well as they do.
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Sure: PARTS FOR TRX-4Front Axle Portal Delete Kit for TRX-4 , but having gear reduction at the wheel is a major part of what makes TRX4 axleshafts and gears stand up to abuse as well as they do.
I was thinking of using them for monster truck axles, I dunno

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Sure: PARTS FOR TRX-4Front Axle Portal Delete Kit for TRX-4 , but having gear reduction at the wheel is a major part of what makes TRX4 axleshafts and gears stand up to abuse as well as they do.
Whoa, those would be expensive front and rear....scratch that, lol

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Whoa, those would be expensive front and rear....scratch that, lol

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$60 for the front, $35 for the rear. Not terribly expensive (not at all really) considering the parts included, but I'm still not sure how they (the TRX4 housings/shafts/gears) would hold up to monster truck use.
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$60 for the front, $35 for the rear. Not terribly expensive (not at all really) considering the parts included, but I'm still not sure how they (the TRX4 housings/shafts/gears) would hold up to monster truck use.
Yeah considering the Axial Ar60's are decent with beeftubes I figured traxxas would be a tad better because Traxxas plastics are far superior to Axials.

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