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Old 12-19-2013, 07:33 PM
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I'm not so big into the 1/8 scale 4wd stuff yet, despite owning a buggy. But I need new drive shafts for the front of mine.

Basically, the shafts I have now are just a hair short, and today I landed a jump, and one of the shafts came clean out of the drive cup and bent all funky. It's either 90 or 91mm.

So I'm looking to upgrade to some Hot Bodies CVDs, but they're 92mm. I'm curious just how long I can go before I really can't use the shafts anymore. I mean physical length. For example, can I run anywhere from 91-94mm shafts? Or do I need to keep it strictly at 91mm? I'm just curious whether or not I can use different brand and slightly different length shafts than the stockers.
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I'm not so big into the 1/8 scale 4wd stuff yet, despite owning a buggy. But I need new drive shafts for the front of mine.

Basically, the shafts I have now are just a hair short, and today I landed a jump, and one of the shafts came clean out of the drive cup and bent all funky. It's either 90 or 91mm.

So I'm looking to upgrade to some Hot Bodies CVDs, but they're 92mm. I'm curious just how long I can go before I really can't use the shafts anymore. I mean physical length. For example, can I run anywhere from 91-94mm shafts? Or do I need to keep it strictly at 91mm? I'm just curious whether or not I can use different brand and slightly different length shafts than the stockers.
it really depends on how much plunge you have. some cars have alot, others very little. if you get longer cvds, you want to make sure that when the suspension compresses fully that the cvd will have enough room as it plunges into the outdrive. make sense?
what is the make and modelof your car?
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:34 AM
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It's a Hurricane XTR. Just eyeballing it, I have about 4-5mm of space at neutral position between the back of the drive shaft T pin and the back of the drive cup.
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It's a Hurricane XTR. Just eyeballing it, I have about 4-5mm of space at neutral position between the back of the drive shaft T pin and the back of the drive cup.
hmmmm, can you measure the id of the bearing in the steering knuckle, the size of the cvd barrel and pin? not all cars have the same size cvd joint. i happen to have a HB d812 and an sworkz with pbs suspension. if u can measure it, i can check to see if any of my stuff would fit.
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