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Old 03-13-2011, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Losi 8t Drive shafts falling out. HELP PLEASE

has anyone else had this problem with the drive shafts comming out and how or what did you do to fix it. The right rear is the biggest problem but has also happened to the front

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Old 03-13-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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How much droop does the truck have? Excessive droop is about the only thing I can think of that would cause this.
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Call HH they had a running change with longer drive shafts n
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #4
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has anyone else had this problem with the drive shafts comming out and how or what did you do to fix it. The right rear is the biggest problem but has also happened to the front

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check to see if the diff moves at all in the case its either that or the droop.
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really ?

i cant say i ever had that problem with the 8t if i remember i used 107mm of droop in the rear and 95.00mm on the front i believe.
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I've seen this happen before. On a friends CEN Matrix truggy, he had the right arms on the left side and vice versa. The driveshafts kept popping out so he sold the truck because we could not figure it out. The buyer e-mails him a while later telling him he had the right rear parts on the left side and vice versa. He put it back together the correct way and no more problem. Not sure if this applies to the Losi, but worth a look.
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Check the hinge pins. If they're bent the CVD's can pop out.
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I have seen this a few times on the Losi. I think, it is my opinion that it's caused by chassis flex. More of a dramatic twist of the chassis. It should not happen often. I would think bad center diff bearing would also play a roll in it. I say tear it apart and rebuild.
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Check the hinge pins. If they're bent the CVD's can pop out.
+1 on the bent hinge pins or a bent driveshaft. The only time I had this issue on my 1.0 was when I used golden horizion spindle carriers. They caused the issue. When I went back to stock carriers and alum gh spindles the problem was solved. Btw is this a 1.0 or 2.0?
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Call HH they had a running change with longer drive shafts n
I have had the running change confirmed and have bought some new drive shafts they are 150mm from end to end the origional were 148.4 mm

The part numbers are the same
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I have had the running change confirmed and have bought some new drive shafts they are 150mm from end to end the origional were 148.4 mm

The part numbers are the same
Adam Drake confirmed this a few months back.
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