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Ive heard about the axles bending on the Z's, so I check mine all the time but its fine. Ive heard its been on the chain side, so I check the chain tension. And Ive heard that the chain has come off with medium riding, so I also check the chain tension for that. All I know is that I dont want my axle to bend, and Im not sure if its a factory defualt in the axle, or just a few axles.
 

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Someone on atvconnection posted something about this. He said that he believes Zook knew about the axle problems but had already made the Z's, instead of replacing them with new axles etc due to cost, they sent them out. It seems that people have just been bending them by like taking them off of their truck bed.I wouldn't worry however, problem might be fixed already. If it breaks, replace it. But to answer your poll, lonestar
 

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im waiting to the '04 models come out, then i will buy one. i want all the bugs to get out of it first.

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I've ridden mine hard for 5 weeks. 30 foot table tops and I'm 215 lbs. Nothing bent and I've got over 150 miles on it.
I think the first few axles might have been weak and they did not uncrate them to fix them at the factory once it was discovered. Those guys are assemblers, not mechanies. Some guys are doing a poll to see what dates are affected.
I'm so darn happy with mine I just don't see how someone could wait. This quad is fun all the way around. For a $388 axle upgrade (lonestar), I'm not worried about it. I'll spend that in fuel in a year. :wink:
The motor has been proven for 3 years. The suspension are good parts brought over from other projects. I'm happy and that's what I set out to be. :D
 

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i imagine that i will change the axle , but not for a while, i want to get the other mods out of the way first. unless of course it goes before im ready.
 

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If you just look at the axles u can see they're a little weak. But I would get a LSr or a RPM. I think i'm going w/ RPM, the LSR's r excellent but people say that the RPM is top notch. The RPM is $430 but is adjustable from +1-+4(thats what the site says) and the LSR is +2-+4.


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go for the lonestar axle cause there products are very strong
 

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Nevermind, the RPM are adjustable +2-+4 like the LSR, but i still want the RPM.


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How do you adjust the width? The best I can tell, the spindels can be moved in or out on the axle splines, what locks the spindels when you have them where you want?

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My guess would be bolts...you can tighten them against the spindles...After I get my skids, Im going to save up for an axle...
 

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I don't know exactly how they work but guylt250 on exriders told me that the have collars to set it to +2 +3 +4. If you need more info talk to him on exriders.


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All you guys dont buy Lonestar products they are junk and weak. Their frames crack up in a season and you cant even get their 700$ swingarms to last a season. I have spoken to several fellow racers and they all have the same problems with Lonestar. I know if a few large company's planning on dropping Lonestar due to similiar problems.
 

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What are the guys on the track going to use since they're no longer happy with LSR?
 

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Def get the lsr axle. It has a lifetime warrenty. If you break u put the stock on while they ship u a new one.
 
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