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Old 03-27-2020, 06:36 PM   #1
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Been out of the scene for a while. What are the options now for super axles that ARE NOT MOA? I have Clod's and I have Bully's...but I want to build a shafty super. What are my best options now-a-days for axles?
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Old 03-28-2020, 07:07 AM   #2
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I've been thinking about this too, and it seems like the best option for parts availability might be to use AR60's widened to use two long side axle shafts. This requires some work, but by using long side steel Beef Tubes shouldn't be too tough. I don't know if anyone would sell individual long tubes and shafts, but that would be nice to keep from having to buy pairs of both and then throwing away the short side parts.

Interested to hear other ideas...
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Ummmm...hmmm


https://www.kyoshoamerica.com/34255-...t_p_25839.html


Mad/Twin force axles under these possibly?
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The width looks good, and the metal knuckles are nice. Wonder what it cost to put a set together..
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Build your own axle.

Project Full Throttle super Comp Crawler with mp3 Stereo

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Old 04-15-2020, 06:27 AM   #6
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Build your own axle.

Project Full Throttle super Comp Crawler with mp3 Stereo

built not bought
I did something similar once Long Time Coming - Rock Maxx

Although not near as finished as yours! It was still fun, but had many limitations due to the use of uncommon, for a crawler, parts. Namely, it was heavy, had poor steering angles, was ok to crawl but with no speed, etc.

Sadly, I never had a chance to evolve it once it was stolen right off the passenger seat of my 1:1 crawler while parked on a trailer overnight. Still, I think building axles with proven off the shelf parts like AR60 stuff that has OD/UD gears available, CroMo axles, crazy steering, etc, is the way I would go if I decided to build another set of custom axles.
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I did something similar once Long Time Coming - Rock Maxx

Although not near as finished as yours! It was still fun, but had many limitations due to the use of uncommon, for a crawler, parts. Namely, it was heavy, had poor steering angles, was ok to crawl but with no speed, etc.

Sadly, I never had a chance to evolve it once it was stolen right off the passenger seat of my 1:1 crawler while parked on a trailer overnight. Still, I think building axles with proven off the shelf parts like AR60 stuff that has OD/UD gears available, CroMo axles, crazy steering, etc, is the way I would go if I decided to build another set of custom axles.
wow , what a trip, I saw your rock max, same drivetrain parts and axle construction as the first crawler i bought on ebay, even w emaxx diffs and angled down. it got me started in crawling, and led me to build my rock buggy.
Dud why would you leave a valuable on front seat overnight, .

well build this one and keep it safe

I run 7955's in my 1/8 buggy on 7" tires at 12lbs, I just added a ton of lead weights, but going to take some off, anyway the steering servo's keep up just fine.

IF you want 2 speeds, drop in a emaxx trans.
I saw the new two speed box from rc4wd, but back in the day when I tried thier transmissions, they broke in 15 ft.
maybe they are better now..?

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Old 05-14-2020, 08:17 PM   #8
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Losi comp crawler axles. I built a half shafty/ moa super. A little to much lacquer thinner build...
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:49 PM   #9
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Interested in hearing what you decide on. I too am wanting to build a shaft driven super. I have watched a video from BleepinJeeps (unsure of exact spelling) found on YouTube about narrowing ar60 axles and the same process could be used to widen them, so I plan to run with that.


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