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So yet another crawler has gone pear shape i just cant get the element bag of shite to drive right, it developed an annoying rotational noise, so far i have stripped the both axles and gearbox and fitted new shielded bearings all round, i am honestly close to just throwing it in the bin and close to selling all the crawlers more hassle than its worth

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I wouldn't give it up because of one truck, when I got my first mauler it really peed me off, every time out something broke on the front axle and I felt like you do now. Eventually got it sorted and now I love it. The most reliable crawler I have is the charisma coyote sca1e never let me down in 2 years

Don't let it get you down, the forum wouldn't be the same without you ,👍👍

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6 hours ago, Andy-Roo said:

Have the axles been shimmed? 

No not shimmed them, i can look at doing it.

 

Just seems no matter what i do i cant get it to run sweet and smooth like it used to do, i really thought the bearing kit would sort it, its bugging the hell out of me as this was my favourite rig and now i dont use it, i had a similar problem with my old FS racing SCX10 clone, some bearings were rusted and it made a right noise, ended up selling it of cheap, now the Element has gone a similar way

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2 hours ago, Lone-wolf said:

No not shimmed them, i can look at doing it.

 

Just seems no matter what i do i cant get it to run sweet and smooth like it used to do, i really thought the bearing kit would sort it, its bugging the hell out of me as this was my favourite rig and now i dont use it, i had a similar problem with my old FS racing SCX10 clone, some bearings were rusted and it made a right noise, ended up selling it of cheap, now the Element has gone a similar way

I get what you’re saying, it’s so frustrating when a problem, which shouldn’t be hard to sort, just keeps persisting and drives ya nuts.  
Sometimes I find it best to just put it down and walk away from a frustrating problem, and come back to it at a later date with fresh eyes and a clear head.  I mean, there aren’t that many things it can be down to, just go through it logically and you’ll find the problem. 
For what it’s worth, I’ve never had an axle that didn’t need shimming, even a set of SSD’s, which weren’t cheap, needed a shim or two so they ran smoothly.  
 

Let us know how you get on 👍

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The hobby can be frustrating some times I know but if you throw in the towel you might regret it and then have the hassle starting from scratch again.

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From someone who is new to crawlers pls excuse my lack of problem solving skills 😆. If you say it feels lumpy when driving, could you try a different set of wheels on it?

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24 minutes ago, Mack1 said:

From someone who is new to crawlers pls excuse my lack of problem solving skills 😆. If you say it feels lumpy when driving, could you try a different set of wheels on it?

That’s not a bad idea, if nothing else it would eliminate any issues with the wheels/foams and narrow down the search. 

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If you havnt already done this check the grubscrews on the drive shafts are nipped up correctly

Also have a look for debri in teeth of pinion/spurgear

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5 hours ago, Lone-wolf said:

Well, the new 55 turn 550 motor arrived today so did not take long to bung it in and then work out best pinion option with it, truck really does seem sweet now, the 55t motor has bleed of a lot of wheel speed and that is a good thing, truck now drives at more of a scale speed and i feel its back to being a real nice rig to run

Thats great to hear 🙂

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