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    DAMAGE REPORT!!!! RORTY CAR
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    Just finished seting up the suspension and decided to take it for test drive #2. Needed a navigator so I asked my daughter to hop in. She was jazzed to say the least. The field was still quite wet but we said lets go for it. after about the 4th lap around we were in a straight section just topping out second gear and "Wack-Clack-Clunk!!!. I immediately hit the brakes as I felt the power drop off. I thought initialy, I threw the chain and as I was cllimbing out, I was contemplating what kind of damage to expect. To my surprise, The left rear axle had sheared completely off flush with the outboard side of the bearing carrier between the hub. I was completely beside myself. [smilie=banghead.gif] *Killed an axle in just about 10 laps around my field and no jumping!
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    Got the tractor and hoisted/hauled it back to the pits. *Damage is as follows:

    Type 1 w/ 930 flange stub axle *toast!
    Tatum Brake caliper mount * * * toast!
    Tatum brake caliper * * * * * * * * toast!
    Tatum brake rotor *completely *toast!
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    All bearings are free and spin fine. Bearing carrier-fine, main hub-fine, drive axles fine and rotate freely, cv's are fine

    What caused this to happen? A Bad ass powerful motor?, Too much rotating mass?, Or what I suspect a piece of chit stub axle!
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    More damage photos:

    please give opinion of failure.
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    Chitty chitty bang bang stub material.Buy better stubs.
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    Man that sucks, I have always feared a stub breaking like that when I jump, there is so much load pushing on the spot the hub exits the bearing carrier. *I'm doing something different with mine, pretty cool setup but complex. *I'd say you got some cheap stubs since I haven't really heard of that happening very often...
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    BTW, sorry you had a problem. The car looks great.
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    Sad thing is I thought I had good stubs. I ordered and waited on them for a month. Not sure of the exact brand or mfg. They are not tatum though.
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    Yoshi,You coming to LS tomorrow or friday? I'll be there about 2 tomorrow.Sorry for the thread jack,dune.
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    Oh well,he's offline now anyway.Probably needs his beauty sleep!
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    no prob, Can anyone tell from the close up photo's if the axles had a flaw in them? there is a spot that looks suspicious.
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    I don't think it was a flaw unless bad material selection is a flaw. [smilie=closedeyes.gif] Bad as I hate to say it (I'm not really a fan of them) I'd probably buy some Gear-One stubs.
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