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    Quote Originally Posted by photon_trap View Post
    This thread was about center drive shafts, not half shafts and.... if it did happen (which i doubt) transmission components are no more expensive than a drive shaft.
    There's also no way to logically justify the jockeying of DS plastic to metal based upon anticipated situations unless u have nothing better to do....
    maybe not for you, been there and done that, if you replace the plastic with metal, something has to break somewhere, a transmission is more of a pain to be messing with than drive shafts.

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    I agree if we are talking about control arms but applying that logic everywhere without further consideration will have you forever removing the strongest component. You have to end it somewhere, that's what Traxxas engineering department attempts to do. (with other considerations) There are a zillion people running the steel shafts with no problem at all and their transmissions are not exploding - not to suggest they cant, that's the nature of all things mechanical. As wise men have suggested, driving style is the best upgrade you can make. Landing 30 footers WFO is gonna break stuff

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    Ok...I've looked around and found a couple more options.
    (I got an email from Tower Hobbies offering a $25 discount on a $50+ order. However...TH want's $55.99 for the Traxxas drive shafts...WOW...not gonna happen.lol).

    Integy makes 2 different sets...

    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.UPLZ-Ce7Pms

    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.UPLZ8ye7Pmu

    Any thoughts on these compared to the Traxxas or GPM shafts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcfox View Post
    I got an email from Tower Hobbies offering a $25 discount on a $50+ order.
    I apologize for stealing your tread here. How can I get that deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honda View Post
    I apologize for stealing your tread here. How can I get that deal?
    I was going to give you the code...but in the email right below it it states...

    "This special "get acquainted" offer is yours exclusively, cannot be shared and you must order using this email address."

    Sorry Dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcfox View Post
    Ok...I've looked around and found a couple more options.
    (I got an email from Tower Hobbies offering a $25 discount on a $50+ order. However...TH want's $55.99 for the Traxxas drive shafts...WOW...not gonna happen.lol).

    Integy makes 2 different sets...

    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.UPLZ-Ce7Pms

    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.UPLZ8ye7Pmu

    Any thoughts on these compared to the Traxxas or GPM shafts?
    I have learned by others misfortune to pretty much say away from anything Integy.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    That's exactly why I asked.
    Being new to the hobby...I don't know these things.
    In the ATV hobby...I've learned over the years what brands to use and what to avoid.
    Here...I'm at the mercy of those who "know"...because I don't.lol.

    I'll avoid the Integy shafts then.

    The wheelie bar they offer looks nice though...
    http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...7#.UPLj7Se7Pms
    Should I avoid it and stick with the plastic Traxxas version?
    Or is there another better option out there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    I have learned by others misfortune to pretty much say away from anything Integy.
    Again, what he said. You can't see quality in a tiny pic. Shinny yes, quality no

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    Ok...so avoid Integy at all costs.lol.

    That being said...I'll rephrase my question...

    Are there any superior options to the Traxxas wheelie bar for the mini Summit...or should I just stick to the Traxxas offering?
    (I knew it really needs a wheelie bar running in 4wd...but now that I'm temporarily running 2wd...Geeez!!!! LOL)
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    From my understanding, Integy casts the aluminum part then machines it to look good. Casting introduces a lot of air into the part... the more pockets of air, the weaker the part.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    As cheap as it is...I guess I'll give the Traxxas wheelie bar a shot.
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    I'd offer a suggestion if I had one, I don't run a wheelie bar because it would get in the way when trying to crawl and I need to improve my throttle control anyway. Traxxas seems a logical starting point, at least you will figure out what more you need at low cost (if anything)

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    I won't be doing too much crawling with it...and for my needs...the wheelie bar is a dire necessity.
    I'll be splurging for a Traxxas wheelie bar...some driveshafts(either Traxxas or GPM)...and a led kit(probably the Axial kit) soon.
    After that will be a few more Lipo batteries.
    Then the Raptor body.
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    Ordered the Traxxas metal center shafts today from a LHS.
    While I was there I picked up a Traxxas wheelie bar and a Pit tech Deluxe Car Stand.
    Had to mod the back bumper to get the wheelie bar mounted like I wanted.
    From what I can tell...if you want to mount it and retain the back bumper...you definitely have to make some sort of bumper mods.
    I wanted the top bracket to be mounted between the back bumper and the mount instead of surface mounted on the outside of the back bumper.

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    Look into getting the traxxas aluminum rubber wheels for the wheelie bar. You'll be good with the plastics for a while, but they'll get Tore up pretty quick.

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    I saw a set at our LHS...but they were pretty big(like for the 1/10 wheelie bars).
    Will they fit on the 1/16 wheelie bars?
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    Ok...yesterday a buddy gave the stock wheels off of his merv...but no tires on them.
    I'd like to get some tires to put on the wheels.(will probably paint them first)
    I would prefer some sort of street tread tire(not a slick).
    What size do I need to look for...and does anyone have any recommendations?
    Or would I be better off just buying a complete set of tires/wheels together?

    Figured it would be cool to have a second set for the Mini Summit.
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    They are a weird 2.3" size... stock is all that fits as far as I know.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcfox View Post
    I saw a set at our LHS...but they were pretty big(like for the 1/10 wheelie bars).
    Will they fit on the 1/16 wheelie bars?
    Yes the aluminum ones work fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    They are a weird 2.3" size... stock is all that fits as far as I know.
    Ok...thanks for the info.I'll probably just look for another set of tires/wheels then.
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