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    MIP steel axles: How do you make them last

    I have seen many posts regarding the fragility of the Mip steel axles. If you have a set that are working well without breakage what do you do?

    What is needed to make them bullet proof?
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    Thats a solid question noir. Ive seen them demonstrate very good strength at stock ride height but bullet proof hasnt been the issue that ive seen. Failure that ive seen is either missing mesh on the grub to keyed axle pin or missing the grubs on difff output. Seem very strong at stock ride height as long as you keep an eye on the hardware. That being said I have chosen not to use them.

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    I know Scaniris did a write up within his build (Mip installation) but I dont think he ever got around to testing hard.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...e-report/page3
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    Yeah we mocked scaniris with my friends install. Very strong, we never did break them. Trouble is keeping them on the truck. I would have to assume if you checked to ensure your grubs were tight once before and once during ever run you would be fine. Kind of an expensive assumption though. Are you having trouble with stock driveshafts?

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    I have had minor issues in the past. I have another build planned and am aiming at completely bullet proof.
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    I believe I have seen people shrink wrap the keyed pin to help keep it in.

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    Ill give it a try. But the idea of supporting steel with rubber just seems backwards
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    just an insurance policy in case the grub backs out. Better than losing your driveshaft.

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    Are you going to use revo pins for the differential output?

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    Are they stronger than the mip ones? I had not planned.that far yet.
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    Dont know that strength is an issue with either but mip stock uses two grub screws to pinch the output bore, much better option to use the revo pin to just go through the output shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noir 522 View Post
    I know Scaniris did a write up within his build (Mip installation) but I dont think he ever got around to testing hard.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...e-report/page3
    what ever happened to him? noir
    last i remember is that he was close to ending his build and moving onto the testing/feed back then he just disipeared
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