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    Dog Bones

    I searched and found some info but still want to ask you guys. I want nothing to do with CVD joints anymore so can someone point me to a parts list to run old fashioned dog bones on a Rusty ?

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    Why don't you like cvd's? They're probably the best option out there for drive shafts. Besides , cvd's are 50% dog bones anyhow.

    I don't know of nay company that actually makes a dog bone kit since they're really a step backwards from stock. You'll probably have to piece them together. I know that Associated uses dog bones on their RTR RS kits. But the dog bones are too long and the axle diameter is different. Would take some modding to make them work on a Traxxas.

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    I'm pretty sure these will work.






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    I like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeraTreker View Post
    I searched and found some info but still want to ask you guys. I want nothing to do with CVD joints anymore so can someone point me to a parts list to run old fashioned dog bones on a Rusty ?
    mip makes a dogbone kit for 38 dollars on tower hobbies

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    Quote Originally Posted by bash'n crash View Post
    mip makes a dogbone kit for 38 dollars on tower hobbies

    Do you have a link? I've never seen dog bone kits from MIP. Just cvd kits.


    Quote Originally Posted by rustlersvxl4life View Post
    dog bones are so good and strong, they are used in the big 1/8 scales
    Really? What 8th scale comes with dog bones? All the ones I've owned have cvd's. Last time I saw a 1/8th buggy with true dog bones was most likely before you were born.

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    The stock shafts are pretty strong, but if you need stronger just grab some slash 4x4 ones. They are stronger and if you're breaking them still there may be other problems (like landing with the throttle on).

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    I cant even imagine wanting to go back to dog bones. I have too many nightmare memories from the old days of RC when they were the standard drive shaft and were the main reason cars DNF'ed during races.
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    go to tower hobies and type in 08106. they should pop up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadx2mj View Post
    I cant even imagine wanting to go back to dog bones. I have too many nightmare memories from the old days of RC when they were the standard drive shaft and were the main reason cars DNF'ed during races.
    dogbones hold up WAY WAY beter than the slash 4x4 halfshafts

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustlersvxl4life View Post
    dog bones are so good and strong, they are used in the big 1/8 scales
    they are mainly used in 1/10th scale vehicles. not 1/8th

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    Quote Originally Posted by bash'n crash View Post
    go to tower hobies and type in 08106. they should pop up
    Typed it in and came up with this:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXWLD2&P=ML


    Those are not dog bones.

    Quote Originally Posted by bash'n crash View Post
    they are mainly used in 1/10th scale vehicles. not 1/8th
    Can you please explain what vehicles they are "mainly used in"? Aside from a few AE and Duratrax RTR's, I haven't seen dog bones used on anything in many years.
    Last edited by harry697; 07-30-2012 at 07:15 PM.

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    quite a few of the older designs (read: not racers) still in production still use dog bones as far as i know a few of the ofnas and i think a few others from other brands. but then again... ofna


    same reply i gave on urc. dog bones are all good and well till the first time you pop a rod end
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    CVDs are Awsome. But I drive a lot in sandy dirt lots and it just eats them up, with a tight clutch plastic shafts even the 4x4s slop out in short order plus if set up right dog bones will work great and are just easy'r to deal with..

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    I just need the outer axle and will fit it and see what length bone to get, on 1:10th bones what is the ball and or pin size I need to look at ? 4mm 6mm ?

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    There are two different setups here. Just make sure you read everything before ordering parts. One thing I forgot to mention early on is you need two 86234 for the HPI setup. But for the extra 2 dollars I suggest getting 86314 which you will also need two of. All the parts should work well with standard arms and will work with Pro-Trac arms. You cant set the suspension to high but in a Rustler that shouldn't be an issue.

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...-Pro-Trac-arms
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    I love the Traxxas stock driveshafts (people use the slipper clutch you won't have a durability issue) and the Associated CVA.
    Simply the best. The beautiful Traxxas SRT and TCP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaxx2.0 View Post
    I love the Traxxas stock driveshafts (people use the slipper clutch you won't have a durability issue) and the Associated CVA.
    Good for racing and what not but That's no Fun !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeraTreker View Post
    Good for racing and what not but That's no Fun !
    You mean you want to pop wheelies so hard you can flip the car backwards? Some of you guys are really rough on your cars.

    I'm actually a bit of a fan of the Traxxas drive shafts, I do agree they wear and develop play and at that point you just replace the shaft. I've driven my Bandit over way wet and sticky grass and mud and the thick plastic shafts didn't pick up any crud. I can't say the same about other buggies which all had crud and grass wrapped around their thin driveshafts, particularly a Durango DEX210 which was nearly driving round in circles as it was all so bound up.

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    I will run the stokers till they go bad then try the 4x4s and we will see how long they last me.

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    You can always loosen the slipper a tad.

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    I never fully lock it down but it's tight enough to pull wheelies at will and spin out but stockers just suck !

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeraTreker View Post
    I never fully lock it down but it's tight enough to pull wheelies at will and spin out but stockers just suck !
    I completely disagree. I have ran 4600, 7700, 8.5t timing boost and vxl on 3s and had zero issues. You need to set the slipper. People just lock it down. I don't care if you're using steel CVD or dog bones b/c I have seen those snapped. The worst is when the motor shaft itself snaps.
    Simply the best. The beautiful Traxxas SRT and TCP

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