Here is a simple how to, if you find yourself breaking stock 5mm stub axles on the traxxas steel splined driveshafts for the slash 4x4 and stampede 4x4. I run on 2s lipo with a castle creations 1410 motor and that managed to break stock 5mm stub axles. So i figured somebody has got to be wondering how to do this.
Buy the stub axles.
Buy the bearings.
This is the only bearing website i could find that had this size bearings. I ordered from them and shipping was fast and everything was easy.
Disassemble/Re-assemble your traxxas CVD's.
This can be accomplished by removing the dust boot on the stub axle side of your cvd. Then remove the center pin that the entire cvd rotates around. It is not held in by any screws so just push it out. Then pull the steel shaft out of the stub axle cup. Then replace the old stub axle with the new XO1 6mm stub axle. Re-assemble the CVD as you took it apart.
Remove and replace the bearings
Take your old bearings out and hold on to them because you never know when youll need some bearings. Then take the new bearings and put them in the hub carrier.
Drill out your old plastic hex adapter.
Now i would recommend you have some new hex adapter just in case you mess this part up. It is crucial that you drill strait through to hex to keep it from being out of balance. I used some vice grips to secure the hex while i drilled. I used a 1/4 size drill bit and it was a tiny bit big but it worked. I put that in my normal power drill. If you have a drill press i would recommend using that for more precision.
Install the CVD's
Now hook the CVD's up to your diff output and then put them through the hub carrier. Take the original pin stub axle pin and put it through the 6mm stub axle. Take your newly drilled out hex adapter and push them onto the pin. Their will be play side to side on you hex adapter because the stub axle pin isnt quite big enough in thickness but this will go away when you tighten down your wheel on the axle.
Put your wheel on
I sure hope you know how to do this or else you probably shouldn't have attempted this mod in the first place.
YOUR DONE. This is a relatively simple mod because it only required one hand modded part. You will now have very durable stub axles.
(Last edited by SLASHBASHIN : 3.20.13 at 1:48 pm)