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    MIP x-duty problem

    I've been running the MIP x-duty CVD on my truck for a while now, busted the original ones not long after I got it. I've had this problem before where the end piece that attaches to the truck part (held by those two small screws) keep getting undone. What are you guys using? Is there a really long bolt I can use that will go through the entire piece instead of two tiny screws that don't hold in place.

    I know my RC lingo needs work, but if you don't understand, please let me know and I'll try to explain better and maybe even take a picture.

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    Put loctite. I recommend blue loctite because red is permanent and I once stripped all the screw because of red loctite. You can also tape or heatshrink them
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    I've done the blue loctite in the past and it came undone again today which is why I'm asking the question. There's gotta be a better solution.

    I don't see how tape would last on there.

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    I used red loctite and no issues at this point (which is almost permanent until all you heat up that spot with a torch or lighter so you can unscrew it whenever you need to). Also check the grove of the screws to see if they're worn out or stripped.
    Last edited by jtalaue; 06-14-2013 at 09:37 PM.

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    You can use traxxas part #5145. That's is the part you are looking for

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    Red worked better for me than blue.

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    Red loctite

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    Since there is a hole in the axle which come from the diff, I really don't understand why MIP uses two grub screws. Those are always "pushed" outside due to centrifugal force. Using a pin solves that.

    Red Loctite worked pretty good for a while in my case, but in the end they still came loose. Since I got pins I never had an issue anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    Since there is a hole in the axle which come from the diff, I really don't understand why MIP uses two grub screws. Those are always "pushed" outside due to centrifugal force. Using a pin solves that.

    Red Loctite worked pretty good for a while in my case, but in the end they still came loose. Since I got pins I never had an issue anymore.
    Can you link or PM me with the pins you used so I ca buy them thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtalaue View Post
    Can you link or PM me with the pins you used so I ca buy them thanks.
    You can use the HPI pins #86094 or the Traxxas #5145, which are just a little too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petertje60 View Post
    You can use the HPI pins #86094 or the Traxxas #5145, which are just a little too long.
    +1000 WoW thanks for the links!!!

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    5145 works much better, than the supplied with the MIP, I just dremel the excess because they are a couple of mm long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    5145 works much better, than the supplied with the MIP, I just dremel the excess because they are a couple of mm long.
    Oh man I ordered the HPI instead of the traxxas ones. Can you tell me why 5145 is better then the other? Worst case scenario I can't return it for a refund.

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    I find the HPI screws above with a bit of loctite works wonders!!

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    That's exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtalaue View Post
    Oh man I ordered the HPI instead of the traxxas ones. Can you tell me why 5145 is better then the other? Worst case scenario I can't return it for a refund.
    I'm not saying HPI are bad, I never tried them, put the traxxas instead because had some from my erevo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC-Fan View Post
    I'm not saying HPI are bad, I never tried them, put the traxxas instead because had some from my erevo.
    Will the HPI fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cossack4 View Post
    I find the HPI screws above with a bit of loctite works wonders!!
    Are you using the HPI screws?

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    The HPI screws fit perfectly and work great!

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    Always use red as mip suggests and both grubs are better than the stock ones but remember to let them dry for about 24 hours before bashing dudes.....peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by spenniepoos View Post
    Always use red as mip suggests and both grubs are better than the stock ones but remember to let them dry for about 24 hours before bashing dudes.....peace
    Agreed I use red loctite right now and it's the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulfromtulsa View Post
    You can use traxxas part #5145. That's is the part you are looking for
    +1 on the 5145's. Also use the red Loctite when installing.
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    I bought some HPI screws and they don't fit the rear of the Stampede, only the front. They're too big in diameter. Did anybody else experienced this? Will the Traxxas 5145 fit?

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    No issues with the 5145's.
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    I just came back from the hobby store, bought the 5145 and those are too big as well. How can it fit on others and not on mine?

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    This may sound ignorant of me to ask but are you inserting it in the right hole? Are you able to see the end of the hole?

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    Ok, I tried it on the other side of the truck (right) and the pin goes right through. For some reason, the pin won't go through the left side. Maybe there's a small piece of metal or nick that prevents it from going through. I guess the only way to clear it would be to drill across.

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    I was finally able to get it through. Does it matter if the 5145 pins stick out the other side by a few mm? I know some of you have cut them down a bit, but is that really necessary?

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartin View Post
    I was finally able to get it through. Does it matter if the 5145 pins stick out the other side by a few mm? I know some of you have cut them down a bit, but is that really necessary?

    Thank you.
    Yes it's supposed to stick out a little and people here have cut just a litle bit of it.

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    Try and dremel them down a bit so it does not put stress on the output bearings ......peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmartin View Post
    Ok, I tried it on the other side of the truck (right) and the pin goes right through. For some reason, the pin won't go through the left side. Maybe there's a small piece of metal or nick that prevents it from going through. I guess the only way to clear it would be to drill across.
    So what did you discover was the issue for the 5145 not to go in the left side? Just curious...

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