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    Steel Driveshaft suggestions

    So I have been running MIP x-duty shafts in the front and rear of my slash for about a year now. In that time I've worn down all of my u-joints and they need replacement. My only issue is that the replacements are rather expensive and I've had numerous issues with the keyed axles. So, with that being said what is my best option for steel driveshafts that are not from MIP and it is easy to get replacement stub axles.

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    I have been running Traxxas CV axles for about a week now. I can say that they have been great so far. I have been beating on them good and I am pleasantly surprised that they are still working perfectly. I had a set of CV axles years ago from Venom and they were junk! They broke with a brushed motor and a nimh battery. So far I am enjoying the Traxxas CV axles
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    Good to know! I ran them about 2 years ago and broke a stub axle after 2 weeks and didn't realize that you could replace them lol. Thanks for the input!

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    You are very welcome! We are all here to help
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3rockon View Post
    Good to know! I ran them about 2 years ago and broke a stub axle after 2 weeks and didn't realize that you could replace them lol. Thanks for the input!
    Go here:
    https://traxxas.com/products/models/...?t=accessories

    next go to "Select a Category" and select "Driveline Components" and scroll down to see the stub axles.
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    moore's ideal products x duty

    I run on 4s and an 1/8th dcale motor, and no issues, not sure how you are destroying yours other than improper setup or lack of maintenance....

    I really don't do any maintenance to mine.....

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    I haven't destroyed any but they have worn out from use and with 17mm hub conversion from mip, the hubs have a tendency to "tilt" we you tighten the grub screws that hold the hub to the axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3rockon View Post
    So I have been running MIP x-duty shafts in the front and rear of my slash for about a year now. In that time I've worn down all of my u-joints and they need replacement. My only issue is that the replacements are rather expensive and I've had numerous issues with the keyed axles. So, with that being said what is my best option for steel driveshafts that are not from MIP and it is easy to get replacement stub axles.

    Thanks
    I will agree with El Sob on the Traxxas CVD'a being a nice axle, I run them pretty hard on 4s with 2200kv and 2650kv motors, so far no issues.
    I also love Tekno axles; truth be told their my personal favorite.
    A lot of people don't care for them because they have oversized bearings (a good thing imho) and you have to use the carriers that come with the axles; you get more adjustability with them but it turns many away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I will agree with El Sob on the Traxxas CVD'a being a nice axle, I run them pretty hard on 4s with 2200kv and 2650kv motors, so far no issues.
    I also love Tekno axles; truth be told their my personal favorite.
    A lot of people don't care for them because they have oversized bearings (a good thing imho) and you have to use the carriers that come with the axles; you get more adjustability with them but it turns many away.
    I have considered the M6 shafts also, but my only problem is I run 17mm hub conversion and most don't accept a 6mm axle, only 5mm.

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    The Hot Racing 17mm adaptors work on the Tekno M6 with no problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    The Hot Racing 17mm adaptors work on the Tekno M6 with no problems.
    Are these what you are talking about?

    https://www.rcsuperstore.com/Hot-Rac...shoppingengine

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3rockon View Post
    Are these what you are talking about?

    https://www.rcsuperstore.com/Hot-Rac...shoppingengine
    No. Those are similar but he is talking about these-
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/hot-rac...xoC_g8QAvD_BwE


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    Quote Originally Posted by Iansprouse1 View Post
    No. Those are similar but he is talking about these-
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/hot-rac...xoC_g8QAvD_BwE


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    And it works with the tekno m6 driveshafts? It says the max diameter of the axle is 5mm but if it works then it works. Also, it just mounts right on to the 12mm hex?

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    The axles are 6mm, but where the axle nuts attach after the hub is 5mm.
    Since the Hot Racing adapters fit over the 12mm hub and slide over the 5mm threads, it is fine.

    I use them on my street rig for now...

    You can kind of see it in these pictures:



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    You can also run the XO-1 driveshafts, but you also need the XO-1 carriers, which you can get for ~$45 on ebay (for all 4).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sevin7 View Post
    You can also run the XO-1 driveshafts, but you also need the XO-1 carriers, which you can get for ~$45 on ebay (for all 4).
    I might do that since it is pretty easy to get the XO-1 stub axles, which is where I typically break the axle.

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