Aug 152017

MIP has just announced the release of their Super Ball Diff for the Tamiya Monster Beetle and Blackfoot. This diff replaces the stock gear type with a much smoother and more reliable ball diff. Here’s some details direct from MIP:

MIP is proud to introduce the solution, over 30 years in the making: The MIP Super Ball Differential for your Re-Released 2016 Blackfoot and 2015 Monster Beetle. MIP is no stranger to solving problems. This kit will not compromise the integrity or appearance of your vehicle. It is a direct bolt-on kit, with no modifications needed for both 2015 Monster Beetle and 2016 Blackfoot. It was designed to work with Tamiya’s brand-new universal pin drive axle, giving you the option of installing brushless motors without fear of destroying the stock gear differential or extremely expensive vintage ball differential. The ability to add different grease viscosities for tuning and no fear of slipping will bring the Blackfoot into the 21st Century without losing that old-school 1980’s feel.


  • Vintage racers


  • Ball Diff Technology
  • Completely rebuild-able
  • No modifications needed


  • Ball Differential for better handing
  • Machined Nylon Gear for toughness
  • 10x15x4mm Flanged bearings for superior alignment and efficiency
  • 14 Ch. Steel Ball bearings
  • Hardened and Polished drive rings
  • MIP Machined Aluminum T-Nut, Rebuildable
  • Hardened Alloy drive cups to protect against pin wear
  • 100% Made in USA


  • (2) MIP Confetti Stickers
  • (1) MIP Inst. Sheet, Tamiya Ball Diff
  • (1) Diff Lube & Grease cup
  • (14) 3/32″ Chrome Steel Ball Bearings
  • (6) 5/64″ Chrome Steel Ball
  • (2) 10 x 15 x 4mm Flanged Bearing
  • (2) #2 Hardened Washer
  • (2) Diff Rings
  • (1) 1/4 x 9/32″ Diff Spring
  • (1) 2-56 x .925 Shoulder Diff Screw
  • (2) 5 x 8 x 2.5mm Bearing
  • (1) .250 Bore MIP T-Nut Housing
  • (1) .250 Bore MIP T-Nut Insert
  • (1) MIP Diff Gear, 48T 32P, Tamiya Frog
  • (1) MIP Male Outdrive, Tamiya Frog
  • (1) MIP Female Outdrive, Tamiya Frog


  • Phillips Screw Driver
  • 2.0 mm Allen Key – (Suggest #9008 MIP Hex Driver Wrench 2.0mm)


Direct Drop:

  • Tamiya 2016 Blackfoot (#58633)
  • Tamiya 2015 Monster Beetle (#58618)

#16210 MIP Super Ball Diff Tamiya Blackfoot/ Monster Beetle

MSRP: $60.00

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