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Old 10-27-2009, 08:38 AM   #1
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I'm doing the first major tear down on the losi 8ight B 2.0, what is a good grease to use in the front and rear axle cv's or should i leave them dry?
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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lol how'd I know you would say that....I should have bought some when i was at the shoot out....lol
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lol how'd I know you would say that....I should have bought some when i was at the shoot out....lol
I kept telling ya'll to go see him..lol
You can get it from the Speed Shop, he has a thread on here. He will ship it to you as he is a dealer for Kal Gard. Stuff ROCKS!!
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I kept telling ya'll to go see him..lol
You can get it from the Speed Shop, he has a thread on here. He will ship it to you as he is a dealer for Kal Gard. Stuff ROCKS!!
I picked up some prep and shine but forgot to get the dry lube......
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Old 10-27-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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i use synenic grease that comes in the can and its red ,even if the gresse gets dirty inside the cv i still feels smooth
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Ya I messed up and didnt grease them, there a little loose so I'm going to go ahead and rebuild them....
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not a lot of grese though
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Exposed greased CVD's WILL wear faster due to grit and crap getting stuck to the grease then working its way into the joint's.....if you want to use grease you need a CVD bootie to prevent the dirt from getting in there.....I also use Dry film graphite lube's for the last couple year's on the wheel bone's/outdrives but found the dry film to Not work very well on the center's with the CVD condoms on....this is where the Mugen Bones come in handy.
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LOL, our Clear Chain Coat works awesome. We are going to re-lable and put it in a different bottle so it will be easier to apply. It comes out thin and then thickens up and looks clear, once it tacks up it it not go anywhere, a little contact cleaner will remove it with ease. I love it!!!
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Exposed greased CVD's WILL wear faster due to grit and crap getting stuck to the grease then working its way into the joint's.....if you want to use grease you need a CVD bootie to prevent the dirt from getting in there.....I also use Dry film graphite lube's for the last couple year's on the wheel bone's/outdrives but found the dry film to Not work very well on the center's with the CVD condoms on....this is where the Mugen Bones come in handy.
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If you grease your CVD's you need to clean them fairly often. Also run those mudflaps on the front of your arms. That keeps them alot cleaner especially the exhaust side.

The light weight wheel bearings tend to need replacement often these days so every time I pull those bearings I tear down the CVD's and lightly grease the barrel and pin with Lucas Syth Red Grease with Antiseize.

You don't want to over do it as grease can hold grit. But if grit is going to get in, well lubricated grit causes less damage then dry grit.

Also don't blast your greased CVDs with brakeclean or Nitroclean. It only pushes dirt in. If dirt builds up, just wipe it off, keep in mind that dirt can't enter a space allready occupied by grease, until you blast it.

Only clean CVD's by hand with disassembly.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:16 PM   #12
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yea i just put some mud flaps on after i regreesed the wheel axles,yea i use simple green and clean by hand man i like those mud flaps keeps most of that dirt off the suspension
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I got most of all the kalgard stuff in stock...

We ran out of the filter oil but have the other goodies!

email me @ alanburton20@gmail.com

We will be shipping out wed afternoon!
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #14
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So just a light coat is ok to use, i understand about cleaning often so that wont be an issue, as i put the buggy back together I'll coat the cv's.
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i do remmond mud flaps on your rear of your car if u cant find any u can make some out of some lexan and drill 2 holes to mount i will make the axles and suspension and bearings a lot cleaner
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