Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

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Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by cpe mt » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:43 pm

Clodbuster XVD axles available for presale now! We'll have our order of new Clodbuster XVD axles in-house next week, and these are sure to sell out fast. Purchase from us and receive the correct 12mm aluminum drive hexes as well! Sold in sets as pictured, so you will need to purchase 2 sets to complete a single truck.

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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by TynClodMan » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:13 am

Pounded away tonight trying to get these in my clod axels but for the life of me I can't get the steering knuckle on. The holes for the kingpins won't line up. It's like the XVD is keeping the knuckle about 1-2 mm out of position.

From inside gearbox out
Axle - e clip - washer - bearing - bearing - washer -XVD - knuckle with new supplied bearings installed

Can you tell me if this is the correct setup. I couldn't find any instructions

Thanks for the assistance.

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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by cpe mt » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:57 pm

That's correct, and you may actually be seeing a stack up of tolerances pushing the axle too far out for the knuckle to install. We had them available for the older TTR CVD's as direct replacements, but we offer a 3.5mm wide bearing in place of the 4mm wide ones that come with the RC4WD kit. I'm willing to bet using those in place of the supplied ones will fix your issue...

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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by TynClodMan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:47 am

Cool thanks for the info Brett. I got my bearings off eBay so I'll pull them out and measure them up.
If they are 4 mm would I be able to remove the last washer between the earring and the XVD or is that a bad idea to have the XVD rubbing direct on the bearing?

Thanks again for your help, I'm really excited to get these going!
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by TynClodMan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:55 am

Ah my bad I just retread your post and looked at the kit and bearings. Your talking about the bearings in the steering knuckle that come with the XVDs . They are 4mm gotcha. So buying the other ones off you, the 3.5mm to replace those should fix the issue. Bingo! I'll fire up an order tomorrow as the clod looks depressed sitting on the bench with no front end.
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by rknaub » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:57 pm

So do these add any width? Will they work with the integy knuckles? Do they work with CPE wideners?
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by cpe mt » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:43 pm

These will add approximately 1/4" per side, and they'll work with stock or aftermarket knuckles. You can use them with our wideners, but you'll need to use a longer M5 bolt to tighten down everything than the ones supplied in the XVD bag. Thanks!
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by rknaub » Wed Sep 10, 2014 1:54 pm

Awesome, thanks again!
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by Bobs619 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:57 am

Can someone tell me the spec on the hinge pins? I forgot to locktite the set screws and a pin ejected.

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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by 132NHAF » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:24 pm

Best bet for measurements, is to get a digital caliper from Harbor Freight, they are only a few $, then pull one of the other pins and measure it. There may be other companies (MIP) that can match the pin for you.

A quick tip for retaining pins. I ran nitro for a long time and because of the excessive vibration, we came up with a lot of ways to keep stuff from loosening up. One trick is to place your pins in the CVD, then use a sharp point (safety pin?) placed through the set screw hole to mark where the set screw sits. Then, pull the pin and grind a very small flat spot on the pin. Now, when you replace the pin and set screw (yes, you still use loctite) even if the screw slightly loosens up, you won't lose the pin.
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Re: Clodbuster CVD/XVD Axles!

Post by Bobs619 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:39 am

The closest thing MIP has are these: https://www.amainhobbies.com/mip-xduty- ... QJEALw_wcB

1. The OD is about 2.34mm vs the RC4wd pins which are 2.43mm. There is some slight play but I’m not sweating it. Nice thing about them are they are already slotted.

2. Took your advice and dremeled some flat spots on the rc4wd pins.

Thanks bud!