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RC Glossary


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Axle --

Refers to the shaft that transfers power from the diff to the tires, or to the shaft that the tires rotate on (such as a stub axle). A driveshaft (which transfers power from the tranny to the diff) is also commonly referred to as an axle. In many cases, the axle may only refer to the portion of a universal or CV shaft that is supported by the hub (the end that the rim bolts to). The term ""drive axle"" is used to denote an axle that actually transfers power to the tires - such as the rear axle on a pan car. Solid axle models (such as rock crawlers) use an integrated axle and diff housing.
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