Originally Posted by darrenoakley
There is a slim chance that that could be the problem once or twice at the most but 6 times ? I do mark my Bearing cams in order for this not to happen and have been even more carefull since this has started happening. Worth checking though Cheers
Sorry to hear of your spool problems, that is very strange you have had that many failures.
I can't really think of what is causing this but just a few more things to look at would be...
Check the part number of the spools your getting from your hobby shop to make sure its the new version.
Do you have your axles staggered? If not try that as it will free up the front of the car some and take some stress off the spool in cornering. Staggering I mean to install one axle at 12-6 o'clock positions, other side do at 3 and 9.
I believe you said you replaced the front axles, but if they have a lot of slop in them it could be hammering the spool with all the free play.
Make sure your front end is free. Its doubtful, but pull the front bulkheads off and verify they are flat. If they are not it could be putting the spool into a bind causing heat to soften the plastic. Also I would check the camber link plates to see if they are squishing down on the bearing holders too tight. That could generate heat that would be transfered to the spool. If that is the case, some very very thin 3mm shims can be installed to lift the plates up some, and that would free up your car some.
Last thing I would tell you to do is epoxy the spool cups in
It would strengthen it without adding much weight at all.
Good luck, hope you figure it out soon!