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Old 02-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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i am having issues with the front CVD's that are always getting bent. The suspension is free. They seem to be very soft. Is there any alternatives out there that can last longer? Looking for some help here...

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Old 02-03-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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Just 're-bend' them back into shape. They bend because after a landing the wheels might have been turned and that one tyre took load so it bent it.
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i know ut its a pain... i was thinkin about some more resistant like the xray spring steel one if they fit.
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They bend in two places, at the outdrive and at the casterblock. You can
run shorter outdrives like the MP9 ones and use a dremel to round off the
sharp edge of the caster block directly above the CVDs.
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i am having issues with the front CVD's that are always getting bent. The suspension is free. They seem to be very soft. Is there any alternatives out there that can last longer? Looking for some help here...

Thanks
take a dremel and cut another mm in to the depth of the out drives front and rear and you can also grind down a little bit of the ball at the end of the cvd and it wont happen any more..the thunder tiger cvds are 1mm shorter but you can never find them anymore..this will help.especially if you start running the new arms and towers.
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take a dremel and cut another mm in to the depth of the out drives front and rear and you can also grind down a little bit of the ball at the end of the cvd and it wont happen any more..the thunder tiger cvds are 1mm shorter but you can never find them anymore..this will help.especially if you start running the new arms and towers.
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I have beat the crap out of my RC8 and SC8 for more then 2 and a half years no bent drive shafts.. You probably have to much droop or in other words the arms are going down too far..
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Bent driveshafts are very common on the RC8 and RC8T. I used to get upset and replace or try and straighten them but now I just run them. It doesnt seem to cause any problems.
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I posted this in a similar thread but it seems just as fit here also.

This is a common problem on the RC8. As long as everything else is built and adjusted properly you can try to reduce the epa (end point adjustment slightly).

Check that you are not using excess droop.

Have the car at normal ride height with arms about level. Adjust epa to where it starts to bind (steering block against C-hub) and then back it of somewhat (do the same for both left and right of course).

Check that there is no binding in the steering linkage, during the full suspension travel, as you turn the steering.

You can in addition, as mentioned above, dremel of a mm or so from the end of the dog bones and the grove in the out-drives.
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Bent driveshafts are very common on the RC8 and RC8T. I used to get upset and replace or try and straighten them but now I just run them. It doesnt seem to cause any problems.
HAHA me too
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