I love the green f100 body!
460, straightpipes, buried throttle, nuff said :D
Omg....the slashers took over the town....I must emigrate and come and bash with you boys.....looked awesome fun....great stuff gents....the cars look wicked!!!!!!!!
^^^ Just wait, we need to plan a big party!!!
Spent the gift card my wife gave me for my birthday today.
I'm following ViperZ's lead and bought a set of 1:8 buggy wheels and tires, they are Proline Split six wheels and Proline Badlands tires. Also grabbed the Traxxas 17mm hex adapters, Proline tire glue, tire bands to help mount them, all new wheel bearings, a set of RPM rear bearing carriers (I messed one up at my last outing), the Proline extended body mounts for my F-100 body and some 37.5 weight shock oil.
Should make for a nice evening of work.
And I just realized I need the MIP 17mm adaptors.... Part number:10115. Dang; now I wait...
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I may try to modify a set of regular hubs where the wheel nut threads on to them. I think it should be easy, just drill and tap the hub for a few set screws and viola! That or drill some small center indents in the axles so the MIP setscrews are really anchored on the axle, and tightening the wheel nut does not press them inward.
MIP 17mm Hubs
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Thanks for the info and pictures Bing. I was thinking about drilling and tapping two set screws on each on the Traxxas hubs as well, it would be easy to do; the hardest part would be the measuring so I drill the holes on the correct spots, I have a nice Starret calliper to take care of that.
Being it's your profession, I figured you would have it cased. Let me know if you decide to do that, cause I have a set I'll bring over for you to be your pigeon... If you like
May I ask what colors were used on that old ford body?
460, straightpipes, buried throttle, nuff said :D
You guys ever loose the set screw and the pins out of the MIPs at the output yoke? I have lost several on my Stampede 4x4 and my sons Summit. Figured out if you put a small piece of heat shrink tubing there it will hold the pins in. No more problems with that. It's real easy to cut off too when you need to access it. $3 fix that lasts a long time. I figured that out after having to replace the female end of the MIP a couple of times.
^^^ Not a bad plan, I have often worried about that being one of the weaker points of the MIP system. That and the open CV. I purchased a set of Stampede boots, that I tried stretching on them. it's not bad, but slightly tore one so I shelved it for now...
I've had the carriers since day one; they are great; I ended up getting a piece of twine wrapped around the inside of the wheel and it messed up the bearing carrier and wrecked the outside bearing; so I'm changing it.
Thats a good idea, I also use Loctite 242 (medium strength) on all my rotating bits and Loctite 222 (low strength) on all the non spinning bits.
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Clint you will love those badlands......they tear up dirt and grass like nothing I've used before....
Those 2.8 Badlands are da bomb! I've been eye them up on at Hobby Worlds wall! I'm glad you got them, they needed a good home!
I use the red Loctite and still toss those pins out until this mod. I actually had a pin come halfway out and saw through the eye of one of the turnbuckles on the Stampede 4x4...
So I went ahead and drilled my adaptors.
I tapped the holes to accept 4mm set screws, there are two on each adaptor so they can seat against the flat spots on either side of my MIP axels, it went well; I'll be installing and testing them tomorrow.
Slash 4x4, Rusty VXL(project), Slash 2wd(project).
Okay, Me next Clint, I'm dropping off my STRC's for you
Great job Clint nice use of drill and tap skills....
Cool driving pics you got here!, must say i like your vw bug body
Its looks like you only need stainless screw set to your truck then you have all the upgrade
Thanks all. Bing; don't you worry, if these work out; you're next.
Well morning one of R&D is in the bag. The hex's worked flawlessly! I'm very happy with it so far.
The Ford body on the other hand; not so much, for its first time out it took a beating an the box is all split and cracked.
I'll be breaking out the Shoe Goo and drywall fiber tape soon.
Wow Clint that's some major carnage to your beautiful ford.....did you go to a destruction derby?... Lol.....what did you think of the badlands?....it's my fav tires atm.....how was the temps with the overtray on....brill testing and report....keep it up my good man
Clint, that thing looks beautiful! Go Riders!!
That's crazy how banged up and shredded that got after one session
Here is your next project then...
A Proline C10 just like you were wanting. It is said to be for the Revo, but from what else I have read is it can be made to fi the Slash 4x4
Okay, deal, I want the custom made hubs over these MIP ones
They will be so much more solid than the MIP's...
And I get to use the Red aluminum again!
Nice truck!, How do those proline adjustable body mounts hold up to bashing?
I am not at all happy with these MIPs
People's experience with the MIPS sure vary. One of our trucks used the blue gel that came with the cvds, the other is using red thread lock. After about 10 2s packs through each there has been no issue. And I'm regularly checking.
Man I hope I don't start seeing this type of problems with my MIP's, if so they'll be super glued
I made sure that the threads were clean before I put the loctite on (cleaned with brake cleaner) and I made sure that the set screw was tightened against the flat spot on the pin.
I'm going to check mine before I go out again.
Come to find out the pin didn't come out, it broke on both sides of the shaft. It was still in place with the screw holding in the middle but both ends came out.
Let a good friend of mine tear around the street with the Slash today; he ran it into his brand new car! The Bug was so funny looking I had to share it.
Both cars are just fine; no damage.
Haha! Love the squished bug. Nice build!
1/16 Slash, Slash 4x4 vxl, Trail Trekker