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    Unhappy MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    My front drive shaft came apart and I am tring to decide which to get to replace the originals. I'm leaning towards the MIP cvd Drive shafts because they use 1/10 scale for added strength and the fact that I shortened my links on the front and now it has a greater degree of down angel where it connects to the front axle shaft. (that is where it came apart at, the pin that holds the shaft to the ball came out.)

    Anyway, basic Question is: Is anyone useing the MIP drive shafts on their MRC? How do you like them? and if you have more degree of angle shouldn't it (MIP) be more durable???


    If nothing else, I can rebuild the ball and pin area cheaper than buying new drive shaft sets from Losi....

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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    i dont own either but i plan on getting MIPs mainly becuase of there rep and i have read many bad thingsabout the integy parts
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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    I would agree MIP makes a better product normally..
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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    Cant speak for either my self, but I just put the Traxxas shafts/yolks on. Super beefy, should be plenty strong.

    Yolks: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wt ... CH=LXGBH2+
    Shafts: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/WT ... &search=Go

    Other than having to shorten the shafts, the only mod you need to do is grind a tiny bit of the motor plate and trans case, almost not noticible. I can get pics if you want.


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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    Guess I'll go ahead and order the MIP's ... I'll be the lab rat and try em out:)

    Thanks for the input guys and those traxxas shafts do look beefy, but I think I'll be lazy and get the all steel bolt on drive shafts.

    Course my next purchase may be a new tranny:(

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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    Got the MIP Center Drive shafts in and put on.....

    They are NICE!!! easy to put together and install. They are smaller than the stock shafts, but all steel and looks like it will be a little more fogiveing if your angle is a little sharper than stock...

    Only one fear, how long will the tranny gears last!!!!!!

    I have all metal lockers, ;losi upgrade type of rear axle shafts and front axle/CV Shafts. So the only week spots are the plastic hex hubs and the stock gears in the transmission....

    Thanks for all the info/opinions ya'll provided. I think the MIP parts are the only way to go, glad I paid the extra money and got all steel instead of the integy aluminum ones......

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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    Cool deal, I need to get some good upgrade shafts for mine aswell. I have been moding some ax shafts too fit my sss almost too much work. I had to machine one and cut and weld the other, we will see if it works or I just cut up $40
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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    the center shaft kit and 1 rebuild kit with shipping is only $49.95 .....

    and its all steel;)

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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    once you install steel shafts, what becomes the next week link?
    As long as my axles twist i know nothing else is going to break(hopefully)

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    Re: MRC drive shafts MIP vs Integy HD???

    Quote Originally Posted by athenscyclist
    once you install steel shafts, what becomes the next week link?
    As long as my axles twist i know nothing else is going to break(hopefully)
    The next weak link is either side of the driveshaft. The tranny gears are somewhat weak as 2 of them are plastic. And the potmetal ring and pinion will only take so much before they give up.

    My suggestion is to go to your local hobby store and pick up a Mini-T slipper clutch. It's a dual pad style like the bigger buggies use on the Stealth Trannies. The information for the slight mod needed for it to fit is, HERE.

    The slipper on the MRC is a joke at best. Get something that will stop stuff from breaking, and yet still allow you to finish a course.
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