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07-28-2002, 09:00 AM
Do CVD’s limit the range of motion of the shock? The telescoping U joint can be compressed much smaller than the CVD’s. My CVD’s “stop” compressing before the shocks do. My concern is that I am putting more stress on the transmission and drive train with the CVD’s. Is this normal?
07-28-2002, 09:04 AM
Just use some rubber tubing on the shock shafts so that the shocks will bottom out first.
07-28-2002, 09:35 AM
What arceeguy suggested is what I tell anyone who experiances travel limitation. In the cases I've heard about people only loose a mm or two of travel anyway so it's not a big deal.
The tubing will prevent stressing any other component, and is a good idea to run anyway. It will help prevent the shock rod from possibly striking the shock cap. Even though I never lost any travel with the CVD's, I still run a 2 mm section of fuel tubing just for extra protection.
07-28-2002, 10:11 AM
Misbehavin'---- did you use the center screw from the stock yolk with the new CVD's or is the CVD's attached only by the grub screw?
07-28-2002, 12:06 PM
You can leave the center screw out. Use blue lock-tite on the grub screws and you won't need the screw.
There's some debate about whether it limits some travel or not, to me it looks like it caused some in my CVD's.
07-28-2002, 09:15 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that I have lost some “travel” with the CVD’s. With the stock telescoping U joint you get 18 degrees of movement with the CVD’s you get 15 (with the center screw in) 16.5 with out. If you are going to use your Stampede for jumping I would not use the CVD’s without modifying your shocks, to make sure your shocks compress fully before the CVD’s do.
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