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MIP Super Ball Diff for Tamiya Blackfoot and Monster Beetle.

MIP Super Ball Diff for Tamiya Blackfoot and Monster Beetle.

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Old 11-21-2016, 05:12 AM
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Default MIP Super Ball Diff for Tamiya Blackfoot and Monster Beetle.

Has anyone seen this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugnm-dX0ekc&t=864s. Looks like MIP is trying to fix the biggest problem with the Tamiya ORV (off road vehicle) Blackfoot and Monster Beetle transmission. I have never used a MIP diff in any of my off-road cars, but plastics yes. Anyone have any experience with MIP diffs?
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:18 AM
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I've used the MIP diff rebuild kits in my TA SC5M SCT and B5M Buggy. Good stuff! And too bad they don't make the old Thorp ball diffs anymore, I remember running one of those in my Blackfoot and Monster Beetle back in the day, also good stuff.
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Thanks Phugazi, From my take the Thorp diffs are no longer available, and if you can find one on ebay they are over $100 without the drive shafts. Seems this is a direct drop in, just never used MIP for diff's before. Just curious if there are many Blackfoot or Monster Beetle owners on R/C tech that know about this new diff. Besides this video, and MIP's web sight no other advertising exists.
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I used both the MIP and Thorp differentials way back when, and it solved my propensity for stripping the hex shafts and other bits. They were totally worth the money.
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I've ordered 2 since MIP has some discount codes, and free sipping going on right now. This should fix my Monster beetle and Blackfoot re-releases. The MB already suffered a diff failure after only a few battery packs.
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