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Old 04-26-2004, 11:40 PM   #8026
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Looks like Shooter Graphite Main Shaft. Are they the same?


http://precisionrc.com/product/shooter/sd.htm#ms
Is that store located overseas or in the USA? I've been looking for one of those battery braces.
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:46 PM   #8027
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Old 04-26-2004, 11:59 PM   #8028
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yeah it looks identicle
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:24 AM   #8029
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With the exception of the ends, the shaft portion looks the same as the Yokomo shaft. For those that had Yokomo shafts that broke, where did they break? Was it a clean break (snap), or did the shaft splinter?

I was expecting the Fukuyama center shaft to be like the Bomber shaft which is a hollow carbon fiber shaft.
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:40 AM   #8030
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Hi friends. Greetings from Malta.

GEPPETTO.

My Yokomo graphite shaft splintered. It actually looks all right externally but if you hold both ends and twist it will twist through 180 degrees. Definately on the way out.

ALLOY DRIVE SHAFTS.

We all agree that the blue alloy shafts are lightest and we would all like to use them, but they wear too much.

Well I think I've found a solution. I have managed to make rubber dust covers for the CVD ends. They are now packed with grease and hopefully the grease will stay in. All they are is a piece of shrink tubing. Actually 2 pieces each. Here's how it's done.

Shrink a piece approx. 6mm long on the outer end of the shaft, just near the ball end.

Assemble the CVD.

Cut a piece of shrink tube about 1.5cm long and slide it over the CVD. Leave an overhang of 1 to 2 mm on the hub end.

Now heat it. When it shrinks that 2mm will hold it all in place and stop it from sliding out.

You may need to dremel the hub a bit outside the inner bearing just to give the wholeassembly more space.

As I use MR4 Special front hubs it wasn't a problem with mine because these hubs have much bigger bearings, but I did dremel a bit on the rear.

Wouldn't it be nice if they made rear hubs with the big bearings too.

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Old 04-27-2004, 08:55 AM   #8031
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could you possibly post a picture?
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i'm confused, are you talking about the long center shaft or the cvd shaft. my car doesn't have cvd's any where on it.
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i'm confused, are you talking about the long center shaft or the cvd shaft. my car doesn't have cvd's any where on it.
If your car is an SD, it will have 4 CVD (constant velocity) driveshafts - one in each corner. Unless you've taken them off in favour of old-style universal joints!

Johnbulls idea is basically a way of making a boot cover for the CVD joint in order to prevent premature wear - especially on the lighter alloy items.
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The new graphite gears should be in the states in a couple of weeks. Seeing as how the graphite parts are proving to be more durable on the suspension, the gears "should" be a bit more durable and since they're stiffer will be more efficient.
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In late May they are coming out with new HD Graphite Arms.
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In late May they are coming out with new HD Graphite Arms.
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SWEET, now the front and rears are DIFFERENT for added strength.
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hope they reach our shores soon.
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In late May they are coming out with new HD Graphite Arms.
Thank goodness for that.

Does anyone have any part numbers?

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Are those new arms only for the rear, is it just the shape which is changing, I mean is there any new mounting holes or differences in their geometry?
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