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Old 10-28-2009, 12:10 PM   #8956
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FYI for anyone that's wondering...

the HB front universals are not long enough to fit inside the yokomo outdrives. (i have a yokomo aluminum front spool, btw, for reference).
the rears work fine... perfectly long enough.


i switched back to yokomo knuckles, along with the HB c-hub in the front. i fit the graphite 415s knuckle in the hub by filing it down (slightly) until it fit with the stock HB metal washers.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:27 PM   #8957
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the rayspeed CVD's are perfect fit (designed for yok) and if you ever
bend or break a bone you can replace the bone with a
Corally MIP CVD ($30/pair)

I tested the corally CVD's in the Yokomo outdrives, perfect fit and they are
the exact same dimensions as Rayspeed bones.

To bad they aren't blue
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #8958
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hmm... good info, GSR-turbo. i still have some yeah racing front uni's that are NIP... so i;'m gonna wait till i burn through my current light weight yokomo uni's, and then the YRacing joints before i worry about a new pair.


i'm still working on that bd5 front end conversion, remember?
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:19 AM   #8959
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yes, i was told by another member on here he saw first hand an old
BD with the BD5 ackerman steering plate on it. He said it "looked like it belonged on the car" and that "it fit perfect".

So im hoping you can also back that up with a picture

Also i've been thinking of using an old BD axle, drill the pin holes out to 2mm
and fit a BD5 coupler/pin and BD5 44mm axle. The stock cross pin on the old
BD is only 1.5mm and breaks often, the beefed up BD5 pin uses a 2mm pin making it 25% stronger.

You would only need to drill the pin holes in the axle to accomodate the larger pin diamater.
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:32 AM   #8960
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BD5 steering, fits perfect, this drifter did it he says no cutting No BS
no modding, fits like a glove.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:18 AM   #8961
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BD5 steering, fits perfect, this drifter did it he says no cutting No BS
no modding, fits like a glove.
Good find. I've been wondering about this. I was gonna try it on a friends car, but haven't had time yet. I was worried that the steering rods would hit the suspension blocks. But it looks fine I guess.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:04 AM   #8962
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Hey Jimmy, I'm going to convert my BD to the BD5 steering now that I see that it fits with no problems.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:29 AM   #8963
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When doing the steering mod I see two problems.
From personal testing experience I know that it's hard to get bumpsteer to a propped amount when fitting a centerpoint unit to the bd steering as the steering links are super hard to get straight / parallel to the wishbone and it will be tough to get full lock

both things are not really an issue to drifters but for serious racers those 2 things are absolutely crucial
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #8964
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Martin look at this

same thing, he races it.
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Old 11-14-2009, 11:38 AM   #8965
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Ok, when running a spool the CVD drive pin in the standard (Granger Edition) front driveshafts seems to break very easily - the slightest glance of a barrier or coming together and it seems to break everytime.

Now I have dried the 'drill bit' fix (two different brands of drill bit too), but these seem even weaker than the standard pins.

I have got some TiR CVD's to go in, but these also have a very skinny drive pin so don't reckon much on there chances (also quality is very poor with one shaft ok and one with 1mm of play between axle and dogbone straight out of the packet!).

I'm currently running the Yokomo Hardened Steel UJ's and these hold up pretty well, but the drive pins are only a push fit and seem to vibrate loose when running a spool.

I love my BD and this problem does not exist when using a one-way or diff. However it is oh sooooo much better with a spool and I'm desperate to find a fix.

I have thought about drilling out the axle and trunion, enlarging the slot in the dogbone and fitting larger pins, has anyone tried this?
Or maybe trying pins made from piano wire?

Can anyone recommend any other shafts (maybe other manfacturers that will fit with shimming or different bearings)? Any help will be much appreciated.

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jjc,
drill out the axle to 2mm diamater and fit the BD5 pin, coupling and BD5 bone.
These parts are much more durable than the stock 1.5mm junk.

I noticed when i ran a spool in the BD or LCG that the 1.5mm pin in the
front breaks very easily. But once you convert to BD5 parts it won't break
because it is much stronger.

I've used rayspeed CVD's, hardened universals, and SDW universals
and they all break.

Try the BD5 parts with drilled out axle.
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is the only difference the pin size?

which bd5 bone length do we buy?
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the pin, the coupling and the bone are different ( of course the axle is
too but that wont fit obviously)

The pin is different because its 2mm instead of 1.5mm and the
coupling is different because its bored to accept 2mm pin.
The bone is different because its designed for a 2mm pin.

oh and use 44mm bone
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what parts are needed for the steering conversion and is there a car with cvd assemblies that are the same size. parts are getting harder to find. thanks
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what parts are needed for the steering conversion and is there a car with cvd assemblies that are the same size. parts are getting harder to find. thanks
the BD5 steering conversion?
all you need is the BD5 ackerman plate
and some longer steering turnbuckles!
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