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    best steel shafts for the money?

    Running 1:8 Kershaw designs motor on 3s, loads of torque...snapping shafts left and right.

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    Mip x-duty's get my vote!

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    MIP x-duty's... without question! I just snapped a Traxxas steel CVD today on my Slash 4x4 with 3s... not good. I just ordered xdutys like I'm running on my Stampede 4x4.
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    Here's pics
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    LOL, I just snapped a shaft exactly like that earlier today. Just got back from hobby shop and put a new axle end on, back to bashing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy89 View Post
    Here's pics
    I have done that before same axles. Now I tighten the wheel but then back it off some. Haven't beoken one since

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    Quote Originally Posted by Er33 View Post
    I have done that before same axles. Now I tighten the wheel but then back it off some. Haven't beoken one since
    Now you tell me lol! I did have the nuts cranked down pretty tight. I thought they had to be so they didn't back off.
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by putput View Post
    LOL, I just snapped a shaft exactly like that earlier today. Just got back from hobby shop and put a new axle end on, back to bashing...
    What end did you buy? Maybe this was a cheaper fix.
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    I love my MIP x duties, enjoyed the FLM cvds too when they had them, like wise I enjoy the traxxas steel velocities I have on the revo are excellent , suprisingly this is the third time I have seen them snap on a slash ....or a stampede 4x4
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    My research:

    Steel Driveshaft Information

    brand, part#, Tower price, notes ( if needing metal hexes + $12 ), CVDs or dog bone

    MIP-heavy duty, 10130, $57, strongest but too heavy, has metal hexes, Total: $57, CVDs
    MIP-race duty, 13105, $45, break easily - very bad reputation
    Pro-Line, 6273-01, $57, not proven yet - few parts for rebuild, Total: $69, CVDs
    Tekno-M6, TKR6852X, $44, need: TKR1654X aluminum hexes $17.50, easy rebuild, Total: $61.50, dog bones
    Traxxas, 1951R, $44, TRA6757 kit for rebuild, Total: $56, CVDs
    STRC, ST1953X-L, $35, many parts for rebuild, Total: $47, dog bones (for Sla2h: ST1953X)

    It seemed that Traxxas and STRC were the best because they are light, least expensive, easiest install, have a good reputation, and there are parts available for repair. But the recent carnage experienced by Hammy89 has given me pause.

    My experience with MIP (HD), Tekno and Traxxas steel shafts have been great so far. No experience with STRC or P-L shafts.
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    My Traxxas constant velocity shafts were great up to today. It looks like I can get a replacement stub axle for $7.42. MIPs are on order. I may replace this part to keep these as a backup or to resell.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CIC...XYXYRFFF15WMGV
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy89 View Post
    My Traxxas constant velocity shafts were great up to today. It looks like I can get a replacement stub axle for $7.42. MIPs are on order. I may replace this part to keep these as a backup or to resell.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CIC...XYXYRFFF15WMGV
    At Tower, it's $6.16. That's a cheap fix.
    Obstacle Magnet

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvogel View Post
    At Tower, it's $6.16. That's a cheap fix.
    I didn't see it at Tower. Do you have the link?
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy89 View Post
    Now you tell me lol! I did have the nuts cranked down pretty tight. I thought they had to be so they didn't back off.
    I think that's the problem with pin style axles. We all crank down on them. Even with my traxxas 17mm adaptors that has a nut that goes inside, same thing broke one cranked down. Even though the threads has lo tight already on them I still use some on the threads. I noticed when cranked down even with my Mips it would bind the bearings. So I crank down some then back off less then 1/8 of turn. After that they roll freely but only can feel this with the axles disconnected from diffs.

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    My MIPs have been bulletproof so far.
    Chances make champions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammy89 View Post
    I didn't see it at Tower. Do you have the link?
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCXHW&P=7
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    MIPS are the best way to go
    Stampede vxl 4x4

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    Thanks! I'll be ordering this with my next e-cash rewards. For now, MIPs on the way.
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    You're welcome. As I wrote in my post #10, MIP-heavy duty shafts are the strongest. You'll be very happy with them.
    Obstacle Magnet

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    I've pretty much abused the tar out of mine since Christmas and when I took apart to service/grease again (which didn't really need), I couldn't see any possible signs of wear except rub marks on outer socket(stub axle end) where it's wore on castor a few times. I'm totally happy with mine so far...
    Just need one more rc, then Ill be done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvogel View Post
    You're welcome. As I wrote in my post #10, MIP-heavy duty shafts are the strongest. You'll be very happy with them.
    Yep I am already aware of this I run them front/rear on my P4ede. They're the shizzle! lol
    Slash 4x4 LCG / Stampede 4x4 VXL

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    I've snapped MIPs there, but earlier versions. The newer ones are keyed instead of the hole.
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