The previous hop-ups we performed on the Vaterra Halix didn’t take much elbow grease. Installing pre-mounted wheels & tires can take as little as 5 minutes, while installing a pre-painted body might take less than half an hour. On the flip side of the coin, installing MIP CVDs on the Halix might be the most time consuming hop-up to be found. While installing CVDs on most vehicles is a snap, because of the design of the Halix, both differentials must be removed and fully dissembled, meaning this job might take you well over an hour. However, the stock driveshafts have a tendency to break, so installing MIP CVDs should be considered an absolute must if you plan on bashing hard.
How to install MIP CVDs on a Vaterra Halix -
1. Bust the MIP CVDs out of their package and fully assemble them. Follow their supplied directions, taking extra note to use the supplied thread locking compound on the grub screws used to secure the CVD pins, and make sure the grub screws mate up to the flat spots on the pins. Also make sure to use the supplied grease on the mating surfaces to reduce friction.
2. Use the four way wrench that came with your Halix to remove the wheels.
3. Use a 2mm hex wrench to remove the wheel hexes from the axles.
MIP Halix Gallery 1
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For all you Serpent buggy owners, MIP has announced their Puck CVD System for the SRX-2. The Puck Shiny System comes with steel CVDs to handle mod power, plus the replaceable pucks will keep your outdrives & CV bones from wearing out so quickly. Oh ya, they look sharp and help with quicker acceleration too.
The part number is #14125, they are priced at $75, and This Link will take you over to MIP’s website for more information.
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All you Vaterra Halix owners can now rejoice, the crew over at MIP have designed some ultra-durable CVDs for your truck. The units that MIP designed for the Halix feature splined telescoping shafts that should handle a lot more power than stock without breakage.
* Heat treated, all metal design
* Grease and thread gel included
* 100% made in the USA
The part number is #14185, they have a retail price of $80, and you can get more information at This Link over on the MIP website.
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The latest product from MIP is one of their Shiny Puck CVD drive systems for Schumacher KR and SV2 buggies. The Shiny CVDs are made from steel to be more durable for modified motor use, and MIP Pucks are said to provide smoother acceleration and better handling out of corners.
* 100% made in the USA
* Two sets of holes in CVD bell
* Replaceable pucks make it easy to keep drivetrain fresh
The part number is #14100, they have an MSRP of $85, and you can get more information at This Link over on the official MIP website.
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Remember the long hours spent over on One18th looking at thread after thread of ubered-out HPI Micro RS4s? Yes, the BigSquid crew has been there too. Then the micro market died out, One18th went away, and so did aftermarket interest in the littlest HPI touring car.
HPI has recently released some new Micro RS4s and now we are starting to see new option parts again. For example, Exotek has just announced a new ball diff w/ titanium axle and front CVDs. The Micro RS4 market may never return to what it once was, but it’s nice to see new upgrade parts for it.
The part number for the Exotek ball diff is #1381 and it has a street price of $30. For the CVDs the part number is #1382 with a street price of $16.
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Exotek Micro RS4 CVDs
If you are looking to shave some weight and rotating mass MIP has announced Race Duty CVDs for a bunch of Traxxxas vehicles. The lighter weight of the Race Duty CVDs can help your truck accelerate faster. The Race Duty series CVDs are recommended for no higher than 2S use and are not recommended for bashing.
* #13265 for Traxxas electric Rustler VXL, Stampede VXL
* #13255 for Traxxas Slash, Nitro-Rustler, Nitro-Stampede
* #13270 rear for Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, Rally
* #13260 front for Traxxas Slash 4×4, Stampede 4×4, Rally
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If you want the toughest driveshafts in the business you have to look no further than MIP. Now MIP has center driveshaft kits for the Axial Wraith and SCX10. The stock plastic driveshafts can twist or break, the heavy duty MIP units are built to take punishment. Some of their key features include-
* Spline drive technology
* Made from tough heat treated steel
* MIP includes Loctite & grease with each set
* Pin set screws
* 100% made in the good old USA
The part number for the MIP SCX10 set is #13360, the part number for the MIP Wraith set is #11116 and they are each priced at $75.
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MIP continues to unleash cool new products, their latest is Race Duty Aluminum CVD’s for select Traxxas vehicles.
The Race Duty CVD bones are made out of aluminum, thus saving weight and reducing rotating mass. Less rotating mass yields quicker acceleration and longer run-times, something everyone is looking for. Steel is used for the out-drives and axles for increased durability.
MIP part number #13105 is for the front of the Traxxas Rally and Slash 4×4 while part number #13115 fits the rear. For the Traxxas Stampede or Rustler you’ll want part number #13110. Retail pricing is $60 a pair, for more information THIS is the link to the MIP website.
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MIP (Moore’s Ideal Products) is known for making the best CVD/drive-shafts on the market and now they’ve turned their attention to the Vaterra Twin Hammers. Their new telescoping CVD for the Twin Hammers replaces the center rear and is sure to put your truck that much closer to full-on tank status. This is a direct replacement for the stocker, no mods are needed to bolt it up and it is made right here in the good old USA.
Part number for the Twin Hammers rear CVD is #13240, price is $40, and they are available right now. For more information THIS is the link you want on the MIP website.
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THE Pro-Line Pro-2 Performance Parts Review
Pro-Line Racing keeps introducing more upgrade parts for the immensely popular Traxxas Slash platform. Today we’ll be taking a look at some of their newest performance parts to determine if they live up to Pro-Line’s legendary reputation and if they are worth your time and money. Come on, lets take a closer look…
Looking for the highest quality captured CVD’s for your Losi TLR 22t or 22SCT? The crew over at MIP now have you dialed. MIP CVD’s are legendary for not only their strength, but also for their lack of torque binding or backlash.
* Precision Machined and Designed for the utmost fit within TLR’s tight tolerances
* Made from High Quality American Alloy Steel for greater Durability and Strength
* Black Oxide and Wax Coated Axles and Bones
* All hardware included, Direct Replacement from stock drives
* No modifications needed from stock parts
* MIP Team Tested and Approved
* 100% Quality made in the USA
* Part number #12215 for 22T, #12221 for 22SCT
Retail price for the CVD’s is $40 a pair and they are available right now.
Also available for the TLR 12mm big bore shocks are the high tech MIP Bypass1 shock pistons. These pistons are the latest in rc shock technology, yielding variable valve settings while helping to eliminate hydraulic lock. Part number for the pistons is #12131 and they have a retail price of $32. Hit up the official MIP Website for more information on these and all their other fine products.
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Have you bolted in some massive power to your Traxxas Stampede or Rustler and now find yourself destroying drive shafts? The crew over at MIP have just released a cure for your illness- their new X-Duty CVD Kit with Keyed Axles for the rear of your over powered Traxxas truck. The MIP crew even used a Castle Monster System during development to ensure their new drive shafts can stand up to the most extreme levels of power. Some of the main features are-
* Fits Stampede and Rustler Electric and VXL
* Involute MIP Spline Technology for smoother telescoping action
* Made from High grade Carbon Steel and Hardened to perfection
* New KEYED AXLE features a product design enhancement to the 12mm Hex Adapter
* CNC machined in-house, made right here in the good old USA
Look for a street price of right around $60, and they are available right now. HERE is the link to more information on the official MIP website.
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Tired of your stock Losi 5IVE-T drive-shafts bending or breaking? Fret no more as FastLane Machine has new super tough CVD’s that bolt right up. The new FastLane FLM32000 CVD’s are made out of heat treated alloy steel, they are rebuild-able, and feature their lifetime warranty against bending or breakage. Street price is $18, and they are available right now. HERE is the link you want for complete information.
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