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I'm considering some aftermarket U-joints for my T-Maxx. But, it seems like they are designed to fail--like a shear pin--to prevent damage to the tranny. Do you set yourself up for bigger problems by getting beefy U-joints?
 

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When you beef up one part extra stress is transferred to other parts. If you're having probs with joints, upgrade them. Then you'll find out the next weakest area.
 

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Yeah, I hear ya on that. I'm just wondering if there's an aftermarket part that would be a better product that the OEM shafts. I'd like to stick with plastic to avoid any further breaks upstream.
 

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Well, alloy CVD's wear quickly unless you buy nice ones, and nice ones cost more. If your not running a big block, then I'd stick with sliders. Cheap to buy on ebay and have a few on hand.
 

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