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charlie_brown

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i have only broken 1 axle in 25 years. i think it is in the designed. I made a "weak link" by using aluminum drive plates. this save the 3rd member and axles. it is way easier, cleaner, faster, cheaper to change a drive plate then a axle. think of it like a fuse/breaker in electrical.
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GahnRacing

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i have only broken 1 axle in 25 years. i think it is in the designed. I made a "weak link" by using aluminum drive plates. this save the 3rd member and axles. it is way easier, cleaner, faster, cheaper to change a drive plate then a axle. think of it like a fuse/breaker in electrical.
nothing wrong with speedway
Makes sense, but how many drive plates have you gone through
 

charlie_brown

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Makes sense, but how many drive plates have you gone through
I make it part of my prep on the rear end so the get inspected a couple times a year. If worn, it gets replaced.

Probably one drive plate every other year depending on how many dirt miles. I have had only on give out on a trail.
At $50/60 a plate and not having to carry 2 different size axels. Its a triple win.

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