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    Drive shaft options.

    My son and I picked up a couple platinum editions about a month ago. He went through his first rear set of drive shafts last weekend and me this weekend. Upon further inspection the fronts are starting to look bad as well.

    What cvd's do you guys recommend?

    Thanks

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    MIP X-Duties. Indestructible axles.
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    MIPs
    I run 4 trucks all with MIPs, no problems....ever.
    I run one truck with hardened junfacs.... I blow one a month
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    Are the front and the rears the same?

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    No.

    Front: #10132

    Rear: #10134
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    yep just found them.. Thanks

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    If you're running 2S, the plastic driveshafts should be fine if you have your slipper adjusted correctly. I ran mine for 3 years and only broke one set.
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    What about traxxas cvd steel driveshafts. I have a stampede vxl 2wd on 2s lipo and have done broke 2 stock set

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    Nobody uses the Tekno M6 driveshafts? They look pretty sturdy too...

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    I use the tekno driveshafts on both of my sl4sh's and i also use the tekno center shaft. I like the tekno products but can't compare to the mip's.

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    I have the tekno drive shafts running a 2400kv motor on 3s for over 2 years and not a single problem.

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    I fitted tmaxx 2.5 driveshafts to mine, requires some modification but holds up way better than stock.

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    I have been running the same set of MIP X-DUTY axles since June 2011! They still work great! I have never done any maintenance to them and they are still rock solid. I highly recommend that you get a set
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wfraser View Post
    I have the tekno drive shafts running a 2400kv motor on 3s for over 2 years and not a single problem.
    Same here not a problem
    just a basher

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    I have MIPs on my basher and have not had any problems.

    I will be installing Teckno M6s on my street build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlashMaxx4x4 View Post
    No.

    Front: #10132

    Rear: #10134
    I'm also looking to buy a good set of axles, and just before finding this thread here, I was looking at MIP axles on MIP's website, and saw #10130 for the rear, so is it #10134 or #10130?

    I was also looking at the Traxxas CVD's #6851r and #6852r, they do look nice, but are they as solid as the MIP's? They're around the same price...

    Now that I have read this thread, I think I'll go with MIP's

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    Years now. I like both the steel Traxxas and Tekno shafts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro mod steve View Post
    Same here not a problem
    Me too tekno all around no problems, great warranty service too!

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    Hey there Chaos,

    My son and I both have Platinums as well (Christmas gifts) and have been really loving them. After one of us broke our first CVD... then second... I started shopping for an upgrade. I chose the Pro-Line 6273-00(F) & 6273-01(R) and liked what I saw during installation. However, within the first minute or so of driving with 4S and a Castle 2650KV sensored motor, I had broken one. With that said, Pro-Line did mail me a replacement with the quickness and I installed in my sons stock (at the time) Velineon-powered (3S) Platinum. We never broke another one.

    Now to replace those PL units that were mine, I went with MIPs. With the setup that I am using now, they are one of the few CVD upgrades that will hold up to some pretty extreme abuse! The MIP keyed axle design it is what sold me. Here's a few pics.

    One stock... one ready to ROCK!!! Almost anyway.


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    The broken front PL axle. Easy to see where the weak-spot is.




    Now the MIP variation... just put these back on today after cleaning them up.


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    Good luck!

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    Last edited by shack351; 04-16-2017 at 10:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlashMaxx4x4 View Post
    MIP X-Duties. Indestructible axles.
    +1. Use them also on my Rustler, Slash 2wd, E Revo, Pro-2 SCT and Buggy. Work great and strong.

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    I run the x-duties on my 4wd with a 2400kv motor and Saturday was the first time I've ever had a problem with them in the two years I've owned them Somehow sheared the pin that holds the cup of the shaft to the ball end connected to the differential. Other then that pin they have got through two years of extreme abuse and no maintenance. I recommend them


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    What other parts will be stressed and potentially break after upgrading the driveshafts? I'm looking to do this same upgrade also, but want to plan accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zipzeta View Post
    What other parts will be stressed and potentially break after upgrading the driveshafts? I'm looking to do this same upgrade also, but want to plan accordingly.
    Welcome to the forum and good question! Differentials on the inside and maybe hexes/wheels on the outside. If you replace your plastic axles with X-Duty units, I personally would not worry about changing anything else immediately. Drive it for a bit and see how things react to the MIPS and your driving style.


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    Last edited by shack351; 11-23-2017 at 03:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by legweg View Post
    I'm also looking to buy a good set of axles, and just before finding this thread here, I was looking at MIP axles on MIP's website, and saw #10130 for the rear, so is it #10134 or #10130?

    I was also looking at the Traxxas CVD's #6851r and #6852r, they do look nice, but are they as solid as the MIP's? They're around the same price...

    Now that I have read this thread, I think I'll go with MIP's
    #10130 & #10132 is what you're after

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    the only downside to the MIP is the weight, I have actually weighed them myself, vs a stock shaft, and they are 3x the weight.... that said, they are beefy, and what I run....

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    Late to the party but, I love my teknos! Very durable and lighter than MIP. My Slash comes in around 8lbs so every little bit helps when saving some weight. Any way, my vote goes to tekno.
    Its alright son I'll fix it when you break it

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