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    What drive shafts to upgrade to?

    Need to get some new rear drive shafts. I was running practice laps at my local track. Went over a small jump but landed awkward. Truck flipped and a rear tire goes flying. Get to the truck to find out I snapped the axel right at the pin. So time to upgrade.

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    I've been using teknos forever and they are great.

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    Tekno or Traxxas cvd's if your doing any track time.

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    I heard a lhs has teknos. So will check them out or see if I see the traxxas cvd's and go by cost.

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    Add Tekno's aluminum 12mm hexes or 17mm hubs to their cost if you are running a motor system with significantly more power than stock. Their 12mm plastic hexes are not good for that.
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    Do the tekno drive shafts work fine with the traxxas aluminum hub carriers?

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    No they come with their own carriers and bigger bearings

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    I have been running the MIP X-Duty axles for five years! I love them and they are excellent! If you want axles that are extremely durable they are for you
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    Had thought of going with the traxxas cvd but reading issues of the sub snapping at the pin. Which is what just happen with my stock one. Guess traxxas having issues with their axel stubs. Which ducks cause now I lose my aluminum hub carriers.

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    El Sob do the MIP X-Duty work with the Traxxas aluminum hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by da4jordan View Post
    El Sob do the MIP X-Duty work with the Traxxas aluminum hubs?
    yes, they do work!
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    The xo1 driveshafts fit if you use a different size bearing. They also use a 6mm stub that is indestructible.
    This will TOTALLY work, saw a guy on YouTube do it

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    MIP Xduty, Tekno M-6, or X-o1. Can't go wrong any of them. Traxxas makes steel CVD's that are supposed to be pretty good too and will also fit with your aluminum carriers and hubs. Mip is the only other option that will work with your stock parts, all the rest require additional parts or changes to the parts you have. Just remember, the Mip's are heavy.
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    I just got the traxxas cvd's for mine and no complaints so far but am a bit nervous having more rigid shafts in place. Normally when you strengthen something, something else weaker upstream or downstream will give and that will need to be upgraded as well. Only time will tell what the weakest link is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by drtalon123 View Post
    I just got the traxxas cvd's for mine and no complaints so far but am a bit nervous having more rigid shafts in place. Normally when you strengthen something, something else weaker upstream or downstream will give and that will need to be upgraded as well. Only time will tell what the weakest link is!
    Next thing in line is the diff lol.

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    I have used with great success so far the axles from the XO-1 along with with XO-1 hubs and bearings to accommodate the larger 6mm stub axle. I am running a 2200kv motor and they take it without any issues.
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    i have both teknos and x-duty's and would recommend both.
    on my sl4sh i run the mip's and added a set of hot racing 17mm adapters and my p4de has the teknos on it with their 17mm adapters. if i had to pick what was the best of the 2 would be tough as the teknos have a fantastic set-up for 17mm hubs but are likely not as durable as the heavily built x-duty's.
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    Teckno M6 or Traxxas Steel CVDs if strictly racing with 2S.
    If you're eventually going 3S, might as well get the MIP X-Duty.
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    x duty if you dontwantittogoboom

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