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    ERBE cvd's & RPM arms :(

    hi all i am very active on msuk forum this is my 1st time here really and wow what a wealth of information here!!!

    well here is the life of my ERBE i was a noob at the start so please forgive me
    http://www.msuk-forum.co.uk/topic/98...-of-ting-ting/


    there looks to be a LOT! of ERBE specialists here! so the question i want to know is has any one found out how to run the traxxas cvd driveshafts in conjunction with the RPM arms? as when run togeather the cvd's tend to fail due to the ammount of flex in the rpm arms? im still running stock arms which i hate and have wanted rpm arms since forever lol but im not going to run rpm if they will break my lovely cvd's

    any help at all would be great guys

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    hello there! welcome to the fascinating world of te erbe...

    so there are 2 solutions for you. either go for summit axles, or go for losi cvds with some modding on the carriers. easiest is summit, both are not cheap!

    you will understand with time, no matter how much you spend, that the only solution for keeping your truck in one piece, is careful driving and nothin else!

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    hey fuzion mate, nice to meet you i like the sounds of the losi cvd's i also have a set of tekno hub carriers (not been used yet) the ones with the larger bearings if that will make things a bit easier?

    i hear you there brother! lol

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    Another option is to get the extended drive cups, I've just got mine the other day and have had no problems with the cvds so far (3-4 runs)
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    do u need to do any modding for them to fit estepnie? have you got a link to them? are you running traxxas cvd's with rpm arms then with no problems with the extended drive cups?

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    See the thing is everyone bashing style is different so its hard to say what will and will not work. For me I had to take the rpm arms off due to flexing. I was bending drive shafts every run. After many trial and error tests I figured out using stock arms with stock drive shafts upfront and cvds in the rear. This stock drive shafts in the front made those front end crashes absorb rather than bending. Arms are dirt cheap on eBay and replacement shafts. So in my opinion is to try different combinations out and see what suites your driving style best.

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    Welcome Ting

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    GRANBY!!!!! didnt know u were here aswell lol how u been old mate!!!

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    I'm good Ting

    fuzion do you mean theses axles, are they a straight swap?

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Traxxas-Su...#ht_1670wt_905

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingting44 View Post
    do u need to do any modding for them to fit estepnie? have you got a link to them? are you running traxxas cvd's with rpm arms then with no problems with the extended drive cups?
    no, yes, yes

    http://buy.traxxas.com/product_info....g5mrg9q1tb28e0
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    I run rpm tru trak rears and rpm arms up front with cvds. You need to ensure that the ball joints are as far into the arms as possible without binding. If you have tru traks on the rear get the extended cups. Mine don't pop out anymore but I do bend the shafts with big airs. They straighten out though.
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    not sure if i have other issues but ive bent 3 losi axles
    not sure if its due to my rpm arms flexing but i only bend em when i hit the front wheels side on like hitting a fence

    rears i have true tracks so they dont flex as much as the fronts

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    so these drive cups are the ones you run with rpm with no problems right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingting44 View Post
    so these drive cups are the ones you run with rpm with no problems right?
    Yup, thats the fellas.

    THey are amazing if you have the tru track rears as the hub takes out some of the flex so the cvds dont bend under extreme use, however i do bend the cvds on the front with regular rpm arms if it lands awkward on one wheel, the rpms have so much flex the cvds dont like it so give a little.

    I dont mind taking the front cvds out to straighten them up every now and then but just bear that in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revomikey View Post
    I dont mind taking the front cvds out to straighten them up every now and then but just bear that in mind.
    How do you straighten yours, I use a vice and a little bit of elbow grease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revomikey View Post
    You need to ensure that the ball joints are as far into the arms as possible without binding.

    This was the key issue for me. since i made sure the ball joints are tightend up as much as possible, i haven't had any issue with my cvds popping out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by estepnie View Post
    How do you straighten yours, I use a vice and a little bit of

    elbow grease.

    The same way as you. I also stick the shaft in a drill and spin it for trueness before I refit. It still beats constantly broken stock shafts.
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    I have been running RPM true track rear arms, RPM arms front, Steel CVDs from Traxxas and long drive cups for 4 months now

    I bash and drive pretty hard with the truck whirling round and mostly landing on at least one wheel on impact :-)

    and with 4s and 21/54 gearing its not extreme but pretty fast....

    no matter what jump or insane landing I have made... I never had a bent CVD or a pop out
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwi View Post
    I have been running RPM true track rear arms, RPM arms front, Steel CVDs from Traxxas and long drive cups for 4 months now

    I bash and drive pretty hard with the truck whirling round and mostly landing on at least one wheel on impact :-)

    and with 4s and 21/54 gearing its not extreme but pretty fast....

    no matter what jump or insane landing I have made... I never had a bent CVD or a pop out
    wicked stuff mate! i think i am going to try that same setup!!! just to double check this is the drive cups u r using right?
    http://buy.traxxas.com/product_info....g5mrg9q1tb28e0


    EDIT??? what the **** i just went to try and buy them in the above link just to see how much shipping would be and is it right they dont ship to uk??? as i am just creating an account but it only has the option for US???

    EDIT: ok now i found them in the uk so i will wait to hear if these are the right ones mwi
    http://www.modelsport.co.uk/traxxas-...products/38099


    EDIT has any one got a uk link to these rpm true tracks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tingting44 View Post
    wicked stuff mate! i think i am going to try that same setup!!! just to double check this is the drive cups u r using right?
    http://buy.traxxas.com/product_info....g5mrg9q1tb28e0


    EDIT??? what the **** i just went to try and buy them in the above link just to see how much shipping would be and is it right they dont ship to uk??? as i am just creating an account but it only has the option for US???

    EDIT: ok now i found them in the uk so i will wait to hear if these are the right ones mwi
    http://www.modelsport.co.uk/traxxas-...products/38099


    EDIT has any one got a uk link to these rpm true tracks?

    They are the ones (the long drive cups) so order safely :-)

    I got tired of looking for the RPM stuff in both UK and Germany so I ordered from US...... even though its more expensive due to taxes where I live (denmark) but I have long forgotten the extra price..... The simplicity of the RPM arms..... and the way they handle.... would not be without them ever again :-)
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    hello again!

    i really dont understand the physics behind long drive cups + steel cvd's not bending... the drive cup length is purely based on how long your arms are. for the pop-outs i get it, but for the bending?

    oh and the losi cvds are .5mm thicker mind that. they cost the same as a replacement part, once you find the correct bearings for your carriers and mod the axle things you re set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuzion View Post
    hello again!

    i really dont understand the physics behind long drive cups + steel cvd's not bending... the drive cup length is purely based on how long your arms are. for the pop-outs i get it, but for the bending?

    oh and the losi cvds are .5mm thicker mind that. they cost the same as a replacement part, once you find the correct bearings for your carriers and mod the axle things you re set.
    As also mentioned, driving styles are different, and yes quite obvious, the long drivecup illiminates the risk of a pop out not a bend....bending comes from (and this is not meant in a bad manner to any RC driver) pounding the truck hard and accidents..we all like to push the truck --some ones in a while, some all the time..... and its in the pushing situations that things can go wrong and we replace parts :-) no truck can withstand a beating without something breaking once in a while no matter what solution we choose.... I got a little affraid of upgrading to RPM and CVDs from reading in the forum... nothing has happened so far .... one day it will..but I think its a robust setup . I dont drive my truck of extreme jumps so I cannot participate in that discussion, but I have tumbled my truck enough on both concrete and in forrests to hold my breath thinking..... goodbye truck including CVDs and nothing happened so far .... Except for snapping a lot of stock driveshafs, servos, spurgears, some pushrods and a few other things in my time
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    Great discussion, thanks chaps. I have the cvd's and rpm arms and I always have a front that pops out. I lowered the pushrod to the outermost hole thinking they were popping out on rebound but still the problem persists (granted it usually takes a big tumble that envolves some kind of cartwheel action). Longer cups it is, Thanks!

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    be careful all you guys with long cups, set the pillow balls right so that it doesnt pop out BUT also not having the cvd very far inside the cup, it will cause more damage than with short cups heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbo View Post
    Great discussion, thanks chaps. I have the cvd's and rpm arms and I always have a front that pops out. I lowered the pushrod to the outermost hole thinking they were popping out on rebound but still the problem persists (granted it usually takes a big tumble that envolves some kind of cartwheel action). Longer cups it is, Thanks!
    I think you will be good with the long drive cups.... I even raised my pushrods again after installing the long drive cups...I like the ERBE lifted max :-)
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    i really cant wait to try the long drive cup set up with the rpm true track rear and rpm front its going to be xmas before i canafford the new make over for my e-revo, the bits i need like new chassis, rpm arms & tru track, new shell, single servo mod with bec, ali and titanium rockers, german motor mount/brace, new wheelie bar with blue ali wheels, yes there will be a blue theme going on lol , centre cvd i all ready have 2 pairs of driveshaft cvd's so thats all good , new wing and maybe tekno wing mount (with the rear brace mod) and then the revo will be one happy girl on xmas day! woo hoo! , ive only just gave my revo a huge make over couple weeks back and i want to do a new one all ready lool i love this hobby


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    1 more thing do u use the rpm oversized carriers for the front like the rear rpm true track's?

    this sucks even the rpm usa company does not ship to uk? where do all u uk peeps get your prm gear? i was loving picking out the list too

    Items You Have Selected Part # Price Qty Subtotal
    Traxxas Long Rod Ends - Blue 80515 USD$ 9.95
    USD$ 9.95
    Traxxas Short Rod Ends - Blue 80475 USD$ 8.95
    USD$ 8.95
    Revo Blue Front Bumper Mount 80805 USD$ 6.95
    USD$ 6.95
    Revo Blue Rear Bumper Mount 80875 USD$ 6.95
    USD$ 6.95
    Traxxas Revo Tubular Front Bumper - Blue 80455 USD$ 8.95
    USD$ 8.95
    Traxxas Revo Tubular Rear Bumper - Blue 80485 USD$ 8.95
    USD$ 8.95
    Traxxas Revo Front Right A-arms - Blue 80215 USD$ 14.95
    USD$ 14.95
    Traxxas Revo Front Left A-arms - Blue 80225 USD$ 14.95
    USD$ 14.95
    Traxxas Revo True-Track Rear A-arm Conversion Kit - Blue 80565 USD$ 49.95
    USD$ 49.95
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    I feel your pain, I am in the uk too and rpm parts are scarce and pricey over here. I had rpm arms and a tru track rear sent from hong kong for 30 all in Inc postage. Flea bay is your friend. Modelsport uk is also good.

    It's a pity that traxxas uk closed, parts were plentiful in the old days but since logic rc took over I seem to have to wait for everything. Bring back traxxas uk, those guys ruled. Still, not much help with rpm obviously.
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    Pricey mind, I got all 4 corners for less than that from hong kong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revomikey View Post
    Pricey mind, I got all 4 corners for less than that from hong kong.
    u got a link to yours mate please

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    It was eBay several months ago so no link I am sorry. Try a quick eBay search, I seem to remember paying for 2 items, front and back 10 each and 5 each for postage. It took about 3 weeks to arrive but well worth it.
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    so do people tend to run rpm rear true tracks with rpm front axle carriers with oversized bearings? or just standard trx hubs?

    http://www.modelsport.co.uk/index.php?product_id=35512

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    As long as you use extended drive cups, with the push rods in the middle holes, the combo works great. You will occasionally bend one, but they can be easily straightened. If you are only bashing, slight bends won't matter. Go for it, you'll be glad you did. You would be amazed at the punishment I use to put my erevo through. They hold up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tingting44 View Post
    Wheelspin models also have the blue ones in stock, i must of been lucky when i got mine as i only waited a couple of days and they had the black ones back in stock

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    thanks ak sno and its all good granby my new xmas theme is going to blue hehe have a look on my msuk profile to see the new bits i will be getting lol

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    If your X-mas will be a white, snowy one....get an Outerwear Cover while your are spending money....you will never regret that investment either :-)
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    As far as drive cups go I think if you get the RCM drive cups with 6mm bore, that they are 1mm longer than the long traxxas ones. Also been reading that they are super tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentrocker View Post
    As far as drive cups go I think if you get the RCM drive cups with 6mm bore, that they are 1mm longer than the long traxxas ones. Also been reading that they are super tough.
    linky? .............

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    Quote Originally Posted by tingting44 View Post
    makes the setup complete with a cover :-)
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