If you’re like me, you’ve had problems with the plastic telescoping drive shafts getting dirty & seizing up. Mine were so bad, the suspension was no longer moving. I’ve removed & cleaned the pieces, even trimmed off some of the inner shaft, but to no avail. I started looking into CVD’s, but even the one made for the Slash 4x4 were telescoping, and I was afraid of running into the same issues.
I saw the type made for the Rustler/Stampede, and liked the design better – a cup that mounts at the output shaft, and a “bone” design that allows travel. I popped onto the MIP web site, and there was a Q & A section in which they said the length of the shaft for the Nitro Rustler is the same as the Slash 4x4. My LHS has two locations, and each one had one set, so I bought them. Best move I ever made! The fit is just right, the design is great, and they’re cheaper than the ones “made” for the 4x4.
So, why not a clean pic? Because, that’s the whole point – this is the kind of muck & mire that would have the half shafts seizing up. With these, the movement doesn’t get bound, they keep moving freely. Plus, the axels are beefier too. A somewhat expensive upgrade, but the suspension is doing what it’s supposed to now, and the truck handles soooo much better.