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Old 04-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #4636
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Haha that's awesome we now have an xray driver helping out with setups!!
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Tyler I was going thru some old rc pics recently and found one of Rocky stuffing you in a garbage can at Delta when you were about 12. Lol. Good times.
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Does anyone have any good methods of greasing the CV joints? I usually disassemble them, clean and assemble using a molybdenum grease. I've heard some have had success with spray on graphite? just looking to see if anyone has any better or faster methods I haven't thought of. I'm also considering CV boots to help keep keep grease in and dirt/grime out, but think the cost of boots vs benifit might not be worth it.

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Old 04-23-2014, 08:32 AM   #4639
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Does anyone have any good methods of greasing the CV joints? I usually disassemble them, clean and assemble using a molybdenum grease. I've heard some have had success with spray on graphite? just looking to see if anyone has any better or faster methods I haven't thought of. I'm also considering CV boots to help keep keep grease in and dirt/grime out, but think the cost of boots vs benifit might not be worth it.

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I use a 1.5mm driver and coat the tip with Hudy grease and lube the "slots" on the drive shaft connecting joint. It helps if the drive shaft is free from the outdrive(s) so you can rotate/spin them freely to help coat the coupling.
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I use a 1.5mm driver and coat the tip with Hudy grease and lube the "slots" on the drive shaft connecting joint. It helps if the drive shaft is free from the outdrive(s) so you can rotate/spin them freely to help coat the coupling.
Spray on chain wax. Penetrates, dries and lubricates. Doesn't attract too much gritty dirt.

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Spray on chain wax. Penetrates, dries and lubricates. Doesn't attract too much gritty dirt.

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This is something I will be trying for sure and was just the type of insightful idea I was looking for! This probably also fits in the "things not meant for RC but are better" thread

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This is something I will be trying for sure and was just the type of insightful idea I was looking for! This probably also fits in the "things not meant for RC but are better" thread

Thanks V6Jim,
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The youngest ever to get sponsored?

http://www.redrc.net/2014/04/malin-k...ins-team-xray/

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White Lightning is a chain lube that's really popular for CVD's.
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White Lightning is a chain lube that's really popular for CVD's.
Thanks, I'll be sure to check my local Merchant/bootlegger to try some out
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Does anyone have any good methods of greasing the CV joints? I usually disassemble them, clean and assemble using a molybdenum grease. I've heard some have had success with spray on graphite? just looking to see if anyone has any better or faster methods I haven't thought of. I'm also considering CV boots to help keep keep grease in and dirt/grime out, but think the cost of boots vs benifit might not be worth it.

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They are most certainly worth it. I put them on day 1 and with the Exotek CVD cups my CVD's are in great shape, pins are held in and the joint stays nicely lubricated - no dust.
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They are most certainly worth it. I put them on day 1 and with the Exotek CVD cups my CVD's are in great shape, pins are held in and the joint stays nicely lubricated - no dust.
Good to know, I was on the fence about getting them and I thought I read/heard that the dust covers wore out quickly. Would you mind sharing what brand dust covers you're running?

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These CVD dust boots fit over the XB4 CVD's and keep the dirt out!

Go to A-Main Hobbies and plug in P/N 310023 - you'll need 3 packs.
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http://www.tsrproducts.com/index.php...00182-xb4.html

i got these. they cost way more than the durango boots but they have worked for the whole winter season without a problem. even on the front axles. i started with xray greese( which costs like a million dollars a ounce) and now i use regular car greese. they have a spring steel clamp that also holds the pin in and a dust shield foam disc.
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i got these. they cost way more than the durango boots but they have worked for the whole winter season without a problem. even on the front axles. i started with xray greese( which costs like a million dollars a ounce) and now i use regular car greese. they have a spring steel clamp that also holds the pin in and a dust shield foam disc.
I ordered the Durango boots off eBay (they are sold out at most online merchants), but may give these a shot depending on how well the durango's end up lasting/working.
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