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  1. #1
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    MIP Spline CVD Kit

    Any one ever use these:

    MIP Spline CVD Kit E-Revo/Maxx

    Link to tower hobbies where I found them:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXXDN2&P=Z

    And a link with a better description from a diferent rc hobby site:

    http://www.hobbypeople.net/index.php...-maxx-3-3.html

    And instructions from MIPs site:

    http://www.miponline.com/store/media...-2008-0008.jpg

    I broke an axle, and I d like to replace them only once. Eventually Im going to get 3s' and I want something that can take the abuse. They look pretty beefy, and comparing the stock cv shafts vs these, the only downfall I see is the price ($45 is cheapest Iv seen for 2).

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    They are expensive and they will break on 6S.
    It's been fun. See ya.

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    summit shafts....

    They work great, they're cheap, they're stronger than stock...

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    I just installed these a couple weeks ago on all four corners. I wasn't having any problems breaking shafts, but I had 2 sets of 3s batteries on the way, along with an itch to spend some cash (bonus money from work ). The assembly was pretty straight forward, just follow the instructions from the site. Make sure you don't forget the thread lock on all those grub screws!

    Although you can't feel much of a difference once they're installed, it did seem to feel a bit more snappy. I really like that they are quiet. I'm not a big fan of the dog bone style shafts and they're slop and clank. Overall I'm happy, they look really cool, and I don't see how you could break 'em.

    If you're willing to spend the money, I think these are the best shafts available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrash View Post
    They are expensive and they will break on 6S.
    You've busted these? Where did they fail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreatWhiteRevo View Post
    You've busted these? Where did they fail?
    I didn't bust those. Others did. Their experience with MIP splines kept me away from them so I found a better alternative. Here's just a couple of examples I found in here. Others have had bad luck with them in other forums. That is why I said, expensive and will fail on 6S. They will do fine on 4S but so will the stock shafts.

    Post #11
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post4224693

    Post #12
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ghlight=spline
    It's been fun. See ya.

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    Thanks for the reply MC. Pretty disappointing to see these things can break under 6s power, considering the cost. I guess I'll have to wait and see if they hold up.

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    Ok. Thats for the info. I guess I ll hold off for now on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercrash View Post
    I didn't bust those. Others did. Their experience with MIP splines kept me away from them so I found a better alternative. Here's just a couple of examples I found in here. Others have had bad luck with them in other forums. That is why I said, expensive and will fail on 6S. They will do fine on 4S but so will the stock shafts.

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    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...=1#post4224693

    Post #12
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ghlight=spline
    Man, I wish I had seen this post yesterday. I just ordered these things. I know I'm responding to an old post, I must disagree on the stock shaft lasting on 4S. That's not been my experience, at least not with the motor I have in my converted Revo. When I tried loosening the slipper, I detroyed it and melted the spur gear. Yeah, maybe I had it a bit too loose. I fixed it, dropped timing and punch and the shaft still broke within 10 minutes. I'm going to go with a smaller spur and drop timing even more and see how that works for me.

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    I have a set they bend but are easy to straighten.I thought they were awesome compared to stock but now use summit axles just got tired of having to remove the mip to straighten them
    ERBE,Losi 8ight,Slash 4X4

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    I just put the losi lst2 in mine and so far love them. I haven't tried them on 6s yet but will soon. Just a bit of work on the carrier's and some new bearings and your good to go, oh and drive cups but I had those on already. Just over $20 for all 4 shafts. The bearings are and expense at first but if they last longer than stock and the summit shafts then $20 is good even if they fail later on.

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