How do I use the high-strength shafts on my double reverse four bar lift even though the axles won’t fit through the holes in the Vex metal
You have to drill out the holes to accommodate the shafts. Use high strength bearings, and other high strength shaft hardware.
Just like @Xenon27 said you need to drill a hole in the metal… use 5/16 drill bit to do so
Your metal will end up looking like this
please put a bearing flat on that regular shaft
for my sanity
Lol there is one on the other side
is there any reason normal shafts aint sufficient??
Yes, there actually are.
Main reason why my team is considering using high strength axles is that they are MUCH harder to bend than normal axles. We’ve had quite a few issues with our old DR4B axles bending after a month of use or so
5 posts were split to a new topic: Which Shafts Should I Use?
So after going back and reading all of these replies i figured i would post the picture that inspired my original post
I just finished a few days ago, and hs shafts work extremely well.