Rc4wd axle narrowing?

speedy-triple

Supporting Member
absolutely can be possible ... whether is worth it ... the cast metal might not sustain such surgery ... but I can see how you can cut a section off the straight part from each end ( find a clamp, jig or braze to hold together ) and cut down the axle shafts as well shave the end to key-into the locker. Likely not worth all that work... hence a lot of builders use the readily available mst cmx axles to keep the track narrow.
 

Trx4tyler

Overlander, RC Enthusiast
absolutely can be possible ... whether is worth it ... the cast metal might not sustain such surgery ... but I can see how you can cut a section off the straight part from each end ( find a clamp, jig or braze to hold together ) and cut down the axle shafts as well shave the end to key-into the locker. Likely not worth all that work... hence a lot of builders use the readily available mst cmx axles to keep the track narrow.
Okay, I'll look into those axles is all else fails. Might try to modify them, whats the worst that'll happen, I ruin a $75 axle šŸ˜¬
 

Trx4tyler

Overlander, RC Enthusiast
Front hubs cut down by 3/16. Axles shafts narrowed
 

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Trx4tyler

Overlander, RC Enthusiast
Axles shaved down, need to drill holes for hexes, and re thread ends.
 

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Trx4tyler

Overlander, RC Enthusiast
Well final conclusion, this will work for the front axle. However there is nothing you can do for the rear, as there is not much there to trim down. Unless you can find smaller bearings to replace the wider ones that will no longer fit with cutting the axle housing down. So yes its possible to a degree. Now time to buy new parts to bring it back to how it was.
 

Kear

Bleb
Although it doesn't work on the rear axle this could be good for dually equipped trucks, to get the front and inner rear track width closer.

What does the hex to hex width end up being with this done?
 

Trx4tyler

Overlander, RC Enthusiast
It could potentially work very well with a dually setup. It came out to being 7/16 smaller than stock so that puts it at 168.2 vs stock being 179.8
 

Kear

Bleb
That would work quite well for some of the readily available dually wheels that drastically over compensate the offset in the front.
 
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