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Old 10-17-2018, 11:08 AM   #141
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The name I was looking for is DLUX, he should be able to help you out.

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Old 10-17-2018, 02:48 PM   #142
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The name I was looking for is DLUX, he should be able to help you out.

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Thanks! I will look into him.





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Old 11-01-2018, 09:35 PM   #143
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Had it out again today, looking to see what would break today. I need to video some whoop footage of this thing, the suspension works well, tires sucking up the bumps and the cage staying flat, much like a hula dancer . At least something went right on this build. Anyhow, I only broke one front axle tonight, the Slash 4x weak link part at the wheel. The rear gremlins may be solved with the Summit CVD at the diff mated to E Revo U joints at the wheel on the rear. Those should have broken first on the granite rock faces I was climbing and with my driving technique today, the "I don't care if I destroy my rig" technique. (The ones in the background left of the pic) It worked pretty well with the RTR tires until it became 3wd. So now I have reached out to the Traxxas community to hopefully find a reasonable, reliable, front axle fix. Not looking forward to having to go to the $$$ custom made pieces for this thing to work all the time.
OH JOY!!! MIP is not too far from my work. They will get a phone call tomorrow!!!!

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Old 11-02-2018, 09:52 PM   #144
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RIP driveshaft. Lol. Traditional U joint shafts are probably the only way, problem is few if any of the metal ones come with a stub shaft on one end.

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Old 11-12-2018, 10:02 PM   #145
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Anyone out there run MIP rear drive shafts? If so, how long are they from joint to joint? Heck, how long is the Bomber rear drive shaft??? It appears that the ends are universal at the barrel on the MIP stuff. I need 3-7/8" to work.(dog leg the drive line, 3-7/8" between the yokes) Any hope for me or am I buying the Slash set only to have to cut, extend and weld them back together?
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Old 11-13-2018, 12:34 AM   #146
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Anyone out there run MIP rear drive shafts? If so, how long are they from joint to joint? Heck, how long is the Bomber rear drive shaft??? It appears that the ends are universal at the barrel on the MIP stuff. I need 3-7/8" to work.(dog leg the drive line, 3-7/8" between the yokes) Any hope for me or am I buying the Slash set only to have to cut, extend and weld them back together?
The 2wd version might work, but I'm not sure. I would Email the guys at MIP.

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Old 11-15-2018, 04:54 PM   #147
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The 2wd version might work, but I'm not sure. I would Email the guys at MIP.

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I'll measure my 2wd tonight, it has longer arms. Hopefully those will work. I assumed they would be the same as the 4wd. As for MIP, they had nothing for me.
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Old 11-15-2018, 04:58 PM   #148
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I'll measure my 2wd tonight, it has longer arms. Hopefully those will work. I assumed they would be the same as the 4wd. As for MIP, they had nothing for me.
The 2wd shafts are longer than 4x4, simply because the diff case is narrower.

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Old 11-15-2018, 07:49 PM   #149
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No bueno, 2wd is still way too short. Looks like I'll be cutting up some axles, just need to figure the best bang for my buck on which ones to start with.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:30 PM   #150
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FABULOUS UPDATE!!!!!!!! I have still been playing the e mail thing, slowly but surely getting more information regarding axle sizing and such. They sent me an old PDF drawing that explained how they determine sizes. I guess I asked the right question finally after studying their parts catalog for what I thought should be the right length for me, I got a phone call from their tech service department, from a guy named Dalton, a wealth of information regarding their products. Needless to say, MIP is about 15 min from my work, so I have an appointment to bring my Bomber by so they can see it and I should end up with front axles, one way or another. I may be lucky enough to get rears as well. Props to MIP!!!!!
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Old 11-16-2018, 05:46 PM   #151
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Sweet!

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I need to get cracking on my attempt to drill out the broken MIP tool tips from my MIP driveshaft components, and order replacement parts to get Bomber#2 ready...

Glad you are getting hooked up!

Wanna see your rig up and running reliably.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:23 PM   #153
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Wait for it........

20181120_112644 by MAC FAB, on Flickr

I have MIPs for the front. Here are a couple pics of their shop. Great people,

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Axles being made.....

20181120_124029 by MAC FAB, on Flickr

More of the shop.... VERY QUIET for a machine shop.

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Got tools????

Thanks to Dalton and the MIP crew for getting me hooked up and the shop tour.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:56 PM   #154
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That's pretty awesome, sucks you couldn't fit any on the rear

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Old 11-20-2018, 09:15 PM   #155
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I have to lose about 3/8" wheel travel to use them, and ironically, they are the same length as the fronts now. So if it continues to break plastic stuff, then it will have the "full monty" of MIP stuff. I could also spool an E Maxx diff I have, out back, being its much narrower that the Summit diff, then the axles may work and I keep the wheel travel. Time will tell.....
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:10 PM   #156
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:58 PM   #157
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MIPs are great, its looking like all the axles will most likely end up that way. Its nice to roll up to something and not have a quarter turn of twist in the driveline because of plastic axles!! Plastic hexes on the rear are the next weakest link. Then the socket head hardware on the bottom has to go, hooks up on everything, but I knew that going in. Hard to beat Home Depot pricing on the little machine screws and nuts just to get it running. If the weather cooperates, I'll hit something somewhere to see how fat Betty does.
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Old 12-12-2018, 10:54 PM   #158
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A little night running. MIPs are golden up front, no drivetrain issues for now. Lost the rear center drive U joint at the yoke on the diff after some seriously fun drifting and bashing. I may have to lose a bit of pinion angle so they can survive, going to try a Summit CVD first, those are beefy. If that fails, then I become a President's Gold Club member at MIP for the money I'll be spending there. This sucker can twist-o-flex!!!

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