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Thread: Titanium Axles

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    Titanium Axles

    Has anybody tried BSRT's new HT222 Titanium splined axles.
    Curious about how they'd live in a unlimited or even a poly mod (r/o) car

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    the only one I have found that have not gotten bent on me are from JW.

    The others bent in a SS, and I heard that the BSRT ones are for SS.

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    Thanks Mike

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    Haven't tried them yet, just getting back into HO's

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    One of gents I race with bought a bunch of these thinking he would start using them. The fist time stuffed it in the he bent an axle.

    At $10.00 a pop for the ones he uses he was merely shaking his head.

    I would avoid the use of titanium for axles. It is light but too soft.

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    Slottech used to make some hollow axles, they were fantastic, don't know if he still makes them or not.

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    Something is wrong if the BSRT titanium axle bent. Gary, Wizz and Tony do alot of R&D before manufacturing and selling an item. I would call or write to Gary about a problem with his axle. It just doesn't sound right to me about the bending.

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    There are various grades of titanium!

    most bend, I used them for t-jets & SS only.

    titanium also wears faster than normal axles.

    I am not big on hollow axles either, the ends can mushroom and cause problems when putting tires on. They also bend.

    The best solution I have seen was a person selling hollow axles with a titanium filler. Not sure if he is still doing it.

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    I have experienced alot of wear with the JW titanium axles in my SS cars. I use them for my g-jets now, I will keep an eye on the wear. I haven't tried any of the BSRT ones yet. Glenn
    MR Speed

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    They do work good in my t-jets

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    Slotking, which ones work well in your t-jets? Glenn
    MR Speed

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    the jw ones
    Unlike most t-jet guys, I like some slop in my axles, my cars handle better.

    Because they wear, I get slop faster

    Goes back to the pan wars

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    I still like Tony's hollow axles the best.

  14. #14
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    I make a stainless steel axle, 314 alloy full-hard/high polish that is cored with a carbon fiber matrix. Even I can't bend them in a crash.

    They are available through Bob's Super Products.

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    Gerry,are they knurled.
    I use drill blanks,but they do leave a bit to be desired with no knurling.
    Rick

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