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CVD'S OR DOG-BONES???

Old 06-05-2009, 08:15 PM
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Default CVD'S OR DOG-BONES???

The stock drive shafts on my rustler vxl keep coming off at the joint and I wanted to get some metel ones. What ones should I get?....or should I stick with plastic? How should I gear it with a ener-g 7c 4600.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:29 PM
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And whats the average temperture of the motor and esc right after a run?

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Old 06-05-2009, 09:09 PM
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For gearing, get a bunch of pinion gears (robinson racing sells a 6 pack) and see what you like best with the right temps. No onw from an internet forum is going to tell you what YOU like the best.
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:35 PM
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Default RE: CVD'S OR DOG-BONES???

get new stock peices from ebay for 5 bucks. mine last aatleast a year with brushless. when they break i spend a nother 5 bucks for new
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Old 06-05-2009, 09:48 PM
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get CVD's if you're going metal smoother, less wear, and lighter, see there are reasons pro's use them everywhere,

and yeah for sure get the robinson 6 pack its been really useful i've used all but the 16 and 18 (cuz i allready had 2 from my evader) especailly if you have a bunch of different sized tires for vehicles

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Old 06-05-2009, 10:21 PM
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Here's a realy good deal. www.buytraxxas.com/product_info.php
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:07 AM
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Don''t buy the CVd's. I did, and have had one fall apart, and another one bend in 3 total runs (This is with no other breakage involved, just driveshaft failure). MIP has gotten cheap because their name alone sells the product because they used to be quality, and that is what they WERE known for, this wil change soon. The lack of a "Through pin" on the drive cup flanges at the trans is just disturbing, and the shafts are too thin. Plus their new pin retaining ring design at the outer joint is pure garbage, a simple o-ring and a grove for it to sit in for pin retention would have been 100X better, Worst money I have spent in a while. I now have wasted $40, and need to find a new driveshaft set-up, Not very happy about it. I was killing stock parts too, but they were stronger than the CVD's. I assumed they would handle brushless, they can not.
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:24 AM
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i run MIP exclusively, we run them on 3.5 bl setups with no failures. if you follow the instructions when you build them and threadlock the set screws they will not fall out, and you can still use set screws on the new ones that have the rings. yea i have twisted a few off over the years but it was always from busting a berm to hard and the upper control link coming lose when they twisted off. if they're so weak then all the top drivers wouldn't run them, you have to finish a race to win and they run MIP
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Old 06-06-2009, 11:39 AM
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the cvd's will take away from suspention travel, i run jato rear shafts in my stampede and they work great!
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:05 PM
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Will these fit in my stock rustler vxl whithout any mods? cgi.ebay.com/Traxxas-JATO-Assembled-Left-Right-Half-Shafts-TRA5550_W0QQitemZ350210693981QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRa dio_Control_Parts_Accessories
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