Originally posted by alan
Our local top guy also drive 710. All of them have change the dog bone to CVD. How about those factory driver? are they use dog bone? if so, what is the track width? Any modification?
Hi Alan, are you up north in MY? What CVDs are those? 3Racing? They snap pretty easily and their cost of replacement is not cheap either. If anything, wait for Serpent's replacement. I believe the factory drivers are using the prototypes currently.
Anyway like the others have mentioned, if you set the trackwidth correct and the steering end travel correct, you will not have problems with the dogbones.
What are you planning to use? Front ball diff, oneway or locked front axle? With the front ball diff, the car needs to be narrower like 197 mm in the front. You could put spacers like rcpanama has suggested but make sure that the front suspension does not bind and travels smoothly.
Julius also mentioned to put spacers in the wheel axle so that the dogbone does not sit in deep enough for the wheel axle to catch the dogbone and break it or dislodge it when you hit something at the same time your steering travel is at the max.
p/s: Don't set the diffs soft like the NTC3. Else, your diff will slip and you'll get a bad handling car. Refer to Julius' article on mytsn on how to build the diff correctly. You should not allow ANY slip on the rear diff or front diff and your car will track straight when you gas the throttle.
BTW, the ball diffs on the 710 are much more rugged than that on the NTC3. Just build it correct on the first time (Mugen Super Grease).