These axles are rigid. Make sure it's not the hub drum giving you issues before you make a decision. This Driver side, E-Z-GO Medalist TXT Electric Rear Axle, is male splined and is made of hardened steel. The brake drum that slides over it is aluminum, designed to fail to protect this axle. Unless the splines get stripped off, or it's broken in half, you're probably ok. Don't be afraid to call one of the techs at Buggies Unlimited. They will be happy to verify this for you.However, if you like to get crazy on the trail with your golf cart as we do, this might not be your first time on this page. Just because these TXT Electric Rear Axles are durable does not mean they are invincible. If you launch that stock buggy four feet in the air over a ditch, expect to swipe your credit card when it lands. The sales line is the one to call in this case.