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    17mm tires on 2wd slash with MIP X-Duty’s

    Can I get 17mm tires on a 2wd slash that has MIP X-Duty axels on the rear and stock front end?

    Is there an adapter/conversion kit I can’t seem to find?

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    You can use the 17mm adaptors with the MIP shafts
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    The MIP 17mm adaptors that say they are for 4x4?

    I don't see any other adaptors on the MIP site?

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    These are the best imo for MIP X-duty axles.

    https://hot-racing.com/?partnumber=WH17HS01;c=480

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stomper View Post
    The MIP 17mm adaptors that say they are for 4x4?

    I don't see any other adaptors on the MIP site?
    You shouldnt need any adaptors the mip axles have a similar stub axle like the stock shafts. There a re different kits and some mount to that stub axle differently but they all mount to it one way or another.

    Quote Originally Posted by zedorda View Post
    These are the best imo for MIP X-duty axles.

    https://hot-racing.com/?partnumber=WH17HS01;c=480
    ^ ive been looking at those. Right now im running traxxas brand 17mm adaptors that came on a used vehicle I bought and since sold. I had an issue with those barrels coming out in the beginning but after a little use theyve been in for a while with no problems.
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    I'll get a set and try it out then, thanks

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    Try the hot racing let us know what you think. I heard bad things about the MIP 17mm kit and how they mount to the axle. Apparently its tough getting the screw on and the wheel pretty much falls off when the nut is removed. Check out some videos on youtube.
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    I have the HR 4x4 hex style adapters on my Slash 2wd with the MIP's. They are working out great.

    The rear did turn out a bit narrower than the front with the HR 2wd front offset pin style adapters. So I put the rear pin adapters in the front with Bandit stub axles and the Slash rear hexes, and now the rear is wider by 1/16". Close enough for me.

    I am using Proline Raid 17 mm SC wheels and the tires fit just right under the stock body with this set up.

    Now what to do with these extra adapters??? Proline Silverado pro touring street racer?? Yeah I think so!

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    Well I bought the MIP 17mm adapters.

    Rears went on fine, as to be expected.

    The fronts have an issue.

    I took the axle off the truck since i was having such an issue, to further investigate.

    The adapter fits over the axle, with no stub pin

    The stub pin fits in the adapter without the axle in the way

    Put the pin in the axel, and the adapter doesnt fit, at least with all my regular human hand power.

    I rig up my vice, and force it in. Seems to work. Great.

    Put the tire on, and attempt to use the MIP nut to tighten the tire. Tire is very wobbly.

    I take the tire off and I think the issue is the threads on the axle are too long for the adapter nut, but I can't see it with the tire on, so it is just my guess.

    Is my stock axle wore out? I have spare pins, and swapping it out didn't help. I don't have spare front axles, but they have to be cheap if that is what I need.

    Any ideas?

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