Can VEX IQ axles be modified since they are the same as EDR?

Our axle is too long, can axles on the IQ robot be altered such as trimmed with a dremmel? They are metal like the EDR.

We are going to state and do not want to be DQ. I have seen not to modify and that we can modify.

Please help

Jonesy

Per this vex iq Q&A, metal shafts are allowed to be cut to legal sizes, being the sizes in the legal parts appendix. Sharp edges should be sanded.

I would suggest, since this is new to IQ this year, that you print the Q&A answer and take it with you to States. There may be an inspector that has not heard of the rule change. Most likely, nobody will even notice.