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Old 01-07-2005, 10:20 PM   #7441
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Even with threadlock, the pin and setscrew will come loose if any fuel or degreaser gets to the CVD!!

Since the setscrews in the CVD of my Losi truck and NTC3 flew out even after I put threadlock, I put threadlock on the setscrews and retighten them before every race. I am just looking for ways to cut down the maintainence work. Seems universal can save me some work. But some universals are not durable.
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:28 PM   #7442
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I never have any trouble with the set screws on the cvds either. Alittle dab of lok tite always works. You could always go to red Lok tite instead of blue, but... you'll have to heat the set screw to burn up the lok tite when rebuilding.
Another option is heat shrink a boot over the cvd, if the screw falls out the pin will stay in. The boot would probably be kinda tight fit on the NTC3.
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:44 PM   #7443
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Well, I"m not the cleanest racer around and have gotten fuel, grease, degreaser (danged grease) as well as blood, sweat and other nast things (get your mind out of the gutter) on my car and have never had my CVD's come apart. . .

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Old 01-08-2005, 03:54 AM   #7444
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I find the one major benefit I`m getting out of running the front one-way is the awesome turn-in it allows when off power.
Its very handy for Eastern Creek.......lets you really fly through the fast left-hander at the end of the main straight.......i also find it to be really good around Moorebank.
Having said that........the bummer with the front one-way is the loss of braking to the front wheels....it takes a bit of practice and experimenting with the radio setup (if your particular radio allows it) to get the car to stop in a straight line without ending up facing in the opposite direction
When marshalling races and being close to the track, it appears to me that the seriously quick guys are using front diffs or spools.....their cars really do decelerate big time, they really shed their speed so well....perhaps they just have their one-ways dialled in super- well??
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coool my car seems to hadnle preeety well in EC, just curious what shore tires you using over there?

Also where did you buy the spool? Is it the solid axle from AE? Any sign of wear n tear in the box? Does it strip da gears on lite collisions (you know how its like in EC)

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What durable universal drive shaft do u recommend for NTC3? I will replace the NTC3 CVD. I hate dealing with pins and set screws of CVD (never know when they will fly out)
I never had problems with the cvd after 2 years of running the same cvds. In fact I think its the best cvds for NTC3 you can get on the market. If you want a little tougher one, get the shiny bones. I have seen some ppl using the GPM ti cvd and only lasted an hour or so before it broke to pieces.
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Old 01-08-2005, 07:27 AM   #7446
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In my expirances, big dawgs in the front are the way to go. AE blues are good but a little soft and bend a little too easy when they meet their friend the boards. Shinny mips are the strongest I have tried, but at the expense of added weight.The better you drive the less you need these. Big Dawgs are in the middle for strenght and weight. I feel more confortable for the just in case factor. Never will try anything from GPM.
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Old 01-08-2005, 07:31 AM   #7447
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Agree that GPM stuff I've tried has been junk. I had a center swing shaft in an HPI car fall apart during the first run after I installed it.

What about the 'Bullet-proof your CVDs' article at HPI? I've been doing this for trucks and cars for a few years and never had one come apart.
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Haven't read it, but to tell you the truth, I have had no problems with the Big dawgs at all. Basically put the in and forget em, unless you get into major hit or just doing a complete overhaul.
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HPI bullet-proof MIP CVDs
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Old 01-08-2005, 05:37 PM   #7450
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coool my car seems to hadnle preeety well in EC, just curious what shore tires you using over there?

Also where did you buy the spool? Is it the solid axle from AE? Any sign of wear n tear in the box? Does it strip da gears on lite collisions (you know how its like in EC)

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I`m using 40 shores all round which seem to handle and wear quite well at EC........in the cooler evenings for the finals i`m quite tempted to drop to possibly a 37 shore rear.
I think the part number for a AE spool is-
1704 Solid F/R axle
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I have seen some ppl using the GPM ti cvd and only lasted an hour or so before it broke to pieces.
I`ve heard a few people comment that they havent been too impressed with the GPM titanium parts....both in terms of fit and durability.
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Old 01-08-2005, 08:00 PM   #7452
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Has anyone ever had problems stripping teeth off pinions and ring gears in the ntc3's front diff. I have a very tight front diff setting, almost like a spool, would this cause it to stripp gears? does ant manufacurer make steel or harder gears i can replace it with?
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If youre using the "standard" diff gear and drive pinion, then its only a matter of time before you`ll find theyre stripped.
The "standard" diff gear and drive pinion are both black in colour, thats probably the easiest way to identify if these are fitted to your car.
To solve this problem change over to the newer diff gear and drive pinion. These are an off-white/creamish colour and are a much heavier duty than the black ones.
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I've read the HPI article about the bullitproof CVD's a long time ago and have used it ever since.Never,and I really mean never, had any problems what so ever.Check out this picture from the article and you'll understand.
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:32 AM   #7455
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Just got a ntc3 #2033 will have sirio power what other hop ups do you guys think I need to do to bullet proof this car?
I have heard some say this car wont turn in.
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