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Old 08-27-2014, 12:02 PM
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Why get D-Joints when the UJ are available?
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:19 PM
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I think the Djoints will be smoother/more efficient...no?

To Clarify...http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD210010
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:09 PM
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I think the d-joints are smoother when new, but they need to be watched for wear as they can bind a lot if they're getting worn. They're also heavier, the UJ's are very light making the car more snappy and lower motor temps. The UJ's are also maintenance free.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:23 PM
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hmmmmm, so hard to tell which is better reading the specs and such. V4 comes with Ujoints all around right?
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
hmmmmm, so hard to tell which is better reading the specs and such. V4 comes with Ujoints all around right?
Nope, just center.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:30 PM
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I think I'll be trading these out! Dear Tower....I messed up.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:34 PM
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It seems the UJoints are 2mm longer than my current CVDs. Should help with my popping problem I think.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:41 PM
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At this point if you're going to spend money, go with the U-Joints.

I still say something is off on your car 13Maschine. I have literally planked mine on jumps so badly trying to make a huge quad on 8 scale tracks that I was sure damaged something and my drive shafts NEVER pop out. And I do mean PLANK!!! LOL

I got the hang of those jumps though and was literally flying past cars on track, and then would muck it up elsewhere. Too much speed can prove counter intuitive. LOL
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:56 PM
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I know you think there' something wrong with the car and I don't think i'll be keeping this chassis too much longer. I'll probably get a V4 kit soon. I wondered how long it would be for you to jump in again.

Again I say the drive shaft length is the biggest issue. I'll take some pictures to show the differences when I get them.

I already bought the DJoints. They will be here today. I will probably order the Ujoints and send these back.
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:58 PM
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I'm gonna send my broken suspension arms over to my friend at Materia and see what she can come up with in terms of recycling them for 3D printing etc.
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Did you buy your kit as a new v3? I'm only asking as the v3 used a longer rear out drive and shorter cvd. The front popping is by chassis flex, make sure the posts at the back of the front top deck are good and tight. That's the biggest factor.
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I had thought that the center-front cvd popping out was an impossibility myself, that is until 2 weekends ago when it happened to mine twice in the same day.
I spiked the big jump on our track prior to it happening the first time, second time I landed hard on the flat side of the same jump. This is with the standard v3 slipper.

Then I noticed that my DESC410 has a rear center cvd that's 2mm longer than the DEX front cvd (86mm vs 84mm). Thought that might cure the problem and ultimately it did, except that the DESC cvd drive pin is also thicker than the DEX pin so I had to dremel clearance in the center slipper's front outdrive cup to fit it. So far it's working great for much less than the cost of the U or D joints.
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I've popped both the center front and rear drive shafts and I have the V3 CVDs. What is interesting is there seems to be a few discrepancies on the Durango site. The V4 kit page lists the length of the center rear at 68mm. The standard options page lists the Mid Rear Ujoints as 70mm. http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310424
My car has them marked at 68mm.....My mid front is 84mm. I'd say it should be 86mm. There isn't any articulation here so going deeper into the cup would be very helpful.
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My front drive shaft sits equally deep up front.




You can kind of see how deep it sits inside the outdrive. it's the highlight in the middle under the motor wires and the edge of the outdrive is further out.




Aha! I found it! (I have a buddy at my local track who runs the dual slipper on his and his front shaft rides just as deep in the outdrive.




One thing I did notice on my car in regards to chassis flex, if the front mounts for the top brace is not perfectly tight, the chassis can flex a tad. Check to see that all the screws holding the brace down are firmly torqued.
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
I've popped both the center front and rear drive shafts and I have the V3 CVDs. What is interesting is there seems to be a few discrepancies on the Durango site. The V4 kit page lists the length of the center rear at 68mm. The standard options page lists the Mid Rear Ujoints as 70mm. http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310424
My car has them marked at 68mm.....My mid front is 84mm. I'd say it should be 86mm. There isn't any articulation here so going deeper into the cup would be very helpful.
The DESC410 has a 86mm joint
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