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Old 11-02-2015, 11:57 AM   #16471
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So a page or 2 back there was talk of the MIP Pucks, rotation and forward bite. I had a set of MIP Shiny Pucks laying around. which weight about the same as the kit bones/outdrives. I wanted to try a diff that was about the same weight as the kit diff, but had less theoretical bone bind. My results were that the MIP shiny do NOT feel like the kit parts. I could still feel the weight in the rear of the car, but the car rotated much better. Also, this was with my same 17.5 I always use. I liked the feel of the MIP shiny pucks better over all. The track is a little rutted, as the layout is a getting old. the extra weight in the rear seemed to plant the car more over the bumps, yet it cornered almost as good as the bi-metal pucks. I felt this was a nice compromise. But, I personally would not use the plastic pucks on a 10.5 or lower. MIP has some "Roller" pucks coming out. It will be interesting to see how they work with the Shiny pucks. Anyway, those were my observations.
I am hesitatant to buy any MIP products other then their nut drivers. I have a friend who uses the mod pucks in his b5m, and he is constantly changing out then pucks. My experience with the 17.5 pucks in a super light 22 2.0 wasn't much better, the pucks lasted, but still pitted the aluminum outdrives. I'm interested to know what these roller pucks are. But as with anything like this, I will wait and hear about wear characteristics.
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Old 11-02-2015, 12:03 PM   #16472
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You can get the replacement rollers (15131) and cross pin (15132) from the D413 roller kit and use them with the rest of the shiny pucks system. Matt has said that they shouldn't be used with the aluminum outdrives though.
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I am hesitatant to buy any MIP products other then their nut drivers. I have a friend who uses the mod pucks in his b5m, and he is constantly changing out then pucks. My experience with the 17.5 pucks in a super light 22 2.0 wasn't much better, the pucks lasted, but still pitted the aluminum outdrives. I'm interested to know what these roller pucks are. But as with anything like this, I will wait and hear about wear characteristics.
I agree on mod. The plastic does not last long. But in my b5m (1550g) the orange pucks last a while. I have 8 weeks on my current ones and they are still good. The outdrives do wear for sure. Greasing the pucks helps, but if you race in a dust dirty area, I suspect the pucks wont last line. I race on a zero dust track. Indoor wet modeling clay pretty much.


The rollers appear to use a brass round puck, instead of the plastic puck. how will the brass to steel wear? No idea. We will see as time goes.


Keep in mind, that IMO the pucks are a performance part, not a durability part.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:10 PM   #16474
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I only race once week, and I am getting about 6 months on a set of pair of pucks and pair of out-drives. I've had my B5m for a year and a half, and I just cracked open my first bag of replacement orange pucks. I clean and re-lube after each run, and they last a long time.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:16 PM   #16475
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I only race once week, and I am getting about 6 months on a set of pair of pucks and pair of out-drives. I've had my B5m for a year and a half, and I just cracked open my first bag of replacement orange pucks. I clean and re-lube after each run, and they last a long time.
Yeah, mine last a long time as well. I assume that has to do the greasing and lack of dust. I know just running outdoors on blownout track are getting much less time out of them.
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The pucks are very track dependent. Here on the East Coast we have a lot of fine dust in our dirt that gets in everything. So if you grease the puck, the dust gets mixed in very quickly, effectively changing it from a lubricant into an abrasive compound.
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The pucks are very track dependent. Here on the East Coast we have a lot of fine dust in our dirt that gets in everything. So if you grease the puck, the dust gets mixed in very quickly, effectively changing it from a lubricant into an abrasive compound.
I have not tried it, but some guys are using a dry wax lube, as used on bikes.
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I spray clean with contact cleaner, and use one tiny tiny drop of light bearing oil on each side, and dab the excess away. It never collects enough dust to wear. I do the exact same thing on my CVD joints.
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I am hesitatant to buy any MIP products other then their nut drivers. I have a friend who uses the mod pucks in his b5m, and he is constantly changing out then pucks. My experience with the 17.5 pucks in a super light 22 2.0 wasn't much better, the pucks lasted, but still pitted the aluminum outdrives. I'm interested to know what these roller pucks are. But as with anything like this, I will wait and hear about wear characteristics.
Hmm... I ran pucks for an entire season in 2 different cars(1 buggy and 1 truck, 17.5) and never even changed the pucks and had 2 sets of spare pucks even! Original pucks looked brand new even! I must be an odd case! Apparently everybody else had different luck!
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I replace my pucks every 4 race days....every two weeks in the spring and summer.
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replaced pucks every 6-8 race days, cleaned all the time, indoor clay. Ate up a second set of the out drives and went back to stock. Those little screws made it something I had to change on my sons car because I was afraid of him stripping them. Good performance but for some reason they would not last on our cars.
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Has anyone tried the offset castor block bushings and if so did they give you more initial turn in? Just lookin for a little more aggressive turn in on my buggy.
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Does anyone know if the four D rear arm inserts are the same for the rear brass arm holder? All 4 have arrows on them.
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If your asking if the brass and alum D mount use the same inserts , I don't know. If your asking if all 4 of the D inserts in the bag are the same , all 4 of the inserts I got are the same
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Does anyone know if the four D rear arm inserts are the same for the rear brass arm holder? All 4 have arrows on them.
They are all the same.
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