Can You Play With A Cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver?
No, you cannot play with a cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max driver. Playing with a cracked golf driver may negatively effect your performance and cause the crack to spread.
A crack in the golf driver compromises its integrity, causing the center of gravity to shift. This can have an impact on your distance, spin and overall performance.
It’s still feasible to play with a driver that has a hairline crack. However, the break will ultimately propagate and cause rough edges. It can even trigger a splinter in the middle of a game, resulting in severe injury.
Why Is My Taylormade Sim2 Max Golf Driver Cracking?
The most common cause of a TaylorMade Sim2 Max driver cracking is hitting the club against the ground or using poor swing technique.
Causes of a cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max driver:
- Poor swing and play technique
- Smacking your club against the ground, a tee or a rock
- Rusted shaft, tip adaptor, or weight
- Faulty manufacturing
- Incorrect storage of the driver with other golf clubs causing them to rattle inside the storage bag
- Exposing the driver to excessive heat or sunlight
Can You Fix A Cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver?
In most situations, a cracked Sim2 Max driver cannot be fixed and must be replaced. If your driver has developed a crack, you can contact Taylormade directly for repair and replacement.
Taylormade offers a two-year warranty on all of its golf drivers. The warranty, however, is not extended beyond two years. To replace a golf driver after the warranty term has expired, contact your local pro-golf store and get it replaced with genuine Taylormade components. This, however, might cost anything from $30 to $200.
How to Fix a Cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max Golf Driver?
To replace your cracked golf driver, contact Taylormade if the crack developed during the warranty period. Alternatively, your local pro golf store can replace your cracked driver part with a new one for a reasonable fee.
Your Taylormade Sim2 Max has a removable driver head. This gives you the advantage of replacing only the cracked driver part rather than the entire golf driver.
You can effortlessly replace your Taylormade Sim2 Max driver by yourself with a few simple
- screw wrench or screwdriver
- epoxy glue
- masking tape
- new replacement part
How to Fix a Cracked Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Head?
A crack on the driver’s head can throw off the delicately balanced aerodynamics and the center of gravity, thereby affecting your performance severely. Hence, such a driver head needs to be replaced.
Your Taylormade Sim2 Max driver head is made up of an aluminum face and weights joined together via a carbon-fiber body.
Causes of a cracked Sim2 Max driver head:
- Striking a surface other than a golf ball
- Smacking the driver head against a hard surface
- Excessive heat
- Improper golfing techniques like striking the ball via the heel or toe
To fix your Taylormade Sim2 Max driver head, first, contact Taylormade to check if it falls under warranty. If your driver is beyond warranty, you can always repair it yourself by procuring a new driver head from your local pro-golf store.
How to Fix Sim2 Max Driver Head?
- Customized wrench that comes with your Taylormade golf driver
- New Sim2 Max driver head
- Remove the screw behind the driver head by turning the wrench in anticlockwise motion till you can slide the driver’s head off.
- Replace the new driver head in place of the old head, taking care to set the desired loft.
- Turn the screw on the clubhead in clockwise motion to secure it until you hear a loud click.
You can fix a small crack on the driver head by applying epoxy on the affected area.
Why Does My Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Head Break Off?
There are a number of reasons why a driver’s head can break off. The most common reason for the driver’s head breaking off is smacking the hosel or weakening of the tip adapter.
Causes of driver’s head break off:
- Rusted hosel
- Cracked tip adapter
- Loose screws on the tip or inside of the hosel
- Shattering the hosel on impact
- Crack on the hosel
A driver’s head breaking off can come as a rude surprise. However, it can also be a hazardous situation, causing grievous injuries on impact.
A few indications of a loose driver head are creaking noises on putting, misdirected hits, poor impact and shorter distance. Your swing will also tend to be less consistent.
How to fix it
- Ensure that you regularly check your golf driver for any loose parts.
- Tighten both the screw at the hosel and on the clubhead as well as any loose screw at the weights.
- Check if the tip adapter has developed any crack and replace it as soon as possible.
How To Fix A Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Face That Is Cracking?
The only method to repair a cracked driver face is to replace the whole driver head. This is the part of the driver that is subject to maximum number of hits of the golf ball.
Causes of a cracked driver’s face include:
- Striking with either the heel or the toe
- Misdirected hits
- Hitting the tee or the ground rather than the golf ball
- Metal fatigue causing normal wear and strain
- Corrosion of the driver’s aluminum face as a result of using too much water to clean it
How to prevent a crack on the driver’s face:
- Store the driver indoors or outside in a proper storage bag. After a round of golf, wipe the dust and perspiration from your driver using a towel.
- Use as little water as possible while cleaning your driver. Never put your driver in water. Instead, clean it with a wet towel.
How to fix it
Taylormade provides a 2-year warranty on all injuries to the driver’s head despite proper use and so it’s best to contact the customer service first.
Alternatively, your club repair servicemen can help you replace your cracked driver face with a new one for a price of $30-$160.
How to Fix a Small Hairline Crack in Golf Driver?
A hairline crack is imperceptible to the human eye and is classified as wear rather than damage. As a result, the driver is usable for a few tournaments.
Cause of hairline crack:
- Intensive use
- Improper storage
- Fast stroke speed
- Impact on surfaces other than the golf ball
- Natural wear and tear
Using a driver head with a hairline crack will lead to a sharp raised edge or a gap on the head.
Taylormade’s Sim2 Max driver features a carbon fiber shaft and head as well as an aluminum face. This is advantageous since a slight fracture can be quickly repaired, especially if the crack is only on the topcoat and has not impacted the fibers.
Here’s how you can fix a hairline crack on your Taylormade Sim2 Max driver:
- Tape the area close to the crack, leaving roughly 1 cm on both sides.
- Use WD-40 to wipe the hairline cracks surface to remove oil and debris.
- Using fine-grit sandpaper, sand the region right adjacent to the hairline crack. Make sure you’re not sanding over the crack itself.
- Prepare a thin coating of fresh epoxy glue.
- Apply one coat of epoxy over the hairline crack and the roughened area using a fine paintbrush.
- Allow 12-24 hours for it to dry before using your driver.
Can You Fix A Broken Shaft On A Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver?
It’s not recommended you fix a broken shaft since replacing it will save both time and money.
Since the custom shaft on a Sim2 Max driver is made up of carbon fiber (Fujikura Ventus Blue 6), a broken shaft cannot be fixed and has to be replaced with a new one.
Your TaylorMade Sim2 Max driver also comes with the option of a Ni-Ti shaft (Mitsubishi Kuro Kage Silver). It’s inadvisable to attempt welding a metal shaft since the joint will act as a stress line, eventually fracturing again.
How to Fix a Broken Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Shaft?
If your TaylorMade sim2 max driver is covered under warranty, it’s best to get it replaced with the manufacturer. If it breaks after the warranty period, you can easily get it replaced with a new shaft for $40-$140.
To save time and money, you can attempt to replace the shaft on your own in most cases of breakage. The project is easy and can be completed with a few easy tools.
Why Is My Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Head Making A Rattling Noise?
The most common reason for noises coming from your TaylorMade Sim2 Max driver head is a loose screw or a broken piece of epoxy resin inside the head.
Causes of rattling noise:
- Loose metal component within the driver’s head
- Loose screws at the weight and/or the hosel
- Cracked driver’s head
- Cracked tip adapter or ferrule
- Loose epoxy at the tip adapter
How to stop the Rattling Noise
- Tighten all loose screws as well as the loose tip adapter.
- If the club is fine for a few shots but the sound returns after a few more, a loose piece of epoxy is most likely to blame. This can be fixed using rat glue or foam.
- Warm the driver’s head by immersing it in hot water or using an air heater. The rat glue inside will repair the broken component and restore it to its original spot. If the issue persists, try stuffing your driver with foam.
If the driver’s head is fractured and the noise gets louder with each shot, the head needs to be replaced.
How to Replace a Taylormade Sim2 Max Driver Shaft?
You can replace a TaylorMade Sim 2 Max shaft by removing the old shaft and fitting a new one in its place. With a few tools from around the house, you can quickly repair the shaft yourself.
- Adapter for shaft
- Utility knife
- Taylormade wrench
- Thermal gun
How to Replace the Shaft
- Detach the clubhead from the shaft using the TaylorMade wrench,
- Measure the desired length of the new shaft and mark it.
- Carefully cut off the length marked with a band saw.
- Mix the new epoxy resin.
- Sand the cut edge with broad grit sandpaper to roughen it up a bit.
- Using epoxy adhesive, coat the cut shaft end.
- Insert the shaft’s cut end into the tip adapter.
- Gently twist to adjust the shaft and then firmly press the tip adapter to secure the shaft.
- Coat the insides of a new ferrule with epoxy, and slide it along the shaft into place.
- Wipe all the excess epoxy with a solvent like acetone
- To attach a grip, mark the desired height and stick double-ended tape to the marking.
- Soak the tape and the grip in a grip solvent and slide the grip in place.
- Leave the shaft undisturbed for 24 to 48 hours to allow the epoxy to dry off.
- Finally, insert the clubhead over the shaft and screw it back in place. Ensure that you rotate the screw in a clockwise motion till you hear a loud click.