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07.14.2011, 07:28 AM

I just bought the CVDs. It's the same guy who I bought the other UE parts.
   
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07.14.2011, 10:56 AM

would the 6mm to 17mm hex adapters from FLM work?
   
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07.14.2011, 11:24 AM

No they will not fit go to UE site and see how they work???
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07.14.2011, 04:30 PM

I went to there site, and I can only see a picture of it. I don't have the CVDs yet so it's hard for me to see how they work.Web do you have any sugestions of what I need to get 17mm hexs on my truck?
   
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07.14.2011, 04:40 PM

The UE cvds have a little hex onto which the actual hex adaptor fits, so no regular hex or hex adaptor will work ( which uses a cross pin to hold the hex onto the cvd ), only option besides voodoo magic is to get a 14 > 17mm hex adaptor which sits on top of the UE 14mm hex, like so:

http://rcb.shopnz.biz/catalog/produc...938&osCsid=af7

Axial supply them with some of their rims, but pretty much everywhere else only sells regular style 17mm hexes, or 12 > 17 & 17-23mm adaptors, no 14 > 17mm.
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07.14.2011, 04:51 PM

so these will work? I really don't want any wheel slop.
   
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Hey Niel I think they only ship to New Zealand. Are there any other places that sell that Item, or something like that.
   
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07.14.2011, 05:58 PM

If you google for 'S.U.T 14 TO 17MM HEX ADAPTERS' it turns up all the places selling them- I didnt check all of them myself to see what countries they were/ ship to as several weren't English language sites :-/

I'm not sure what else to suggest really besides the 14-23mm adaptors and new rims; only other option besides cross-drilling the cvd stub axle to take a pin & regular hex would be to try and change the end of the cvds for something like a traxxas or MIP brand part, but I have no idea if that would work.

The issue with UE is that they make alot of their parts proprietary so that they aren't compatible with other brands or stock parts, only their own parts; the other issue is that UE havent made anything new for years so they havent kept pace with things like wheel hex sizes - it's either 14mm or 23mm, the use of 17mm on a truck is a fairly recent development which came along with the buggies and truggies when they suddenly shot into popularity. Anyone building a UE based truck these days is using 3rd-hand parts with very little manufacturer support, just gotta learn to adapt or make your own parts even..

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If I were to try to ,or have a machine shop drill the axle stubs, what size would that hole be?

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07.14.2011, 10:19 PM

Very Small.

You'd need to grab some cheap 14mm or 17mm hexes from ebay or your LHS and have them measure the cross pin- I think they're about 1.5mm diameter but it varies- the hole can be slightly larger, doesnt have to be a tight fit as such. You'd also need to get the hole in the right spot along the stub-axle so that when the hex and wheel is fitted, it isnt hanging to far along or too close to the bearing that it might rub. That much is easy enough to work out once you have the parts to play with.
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07.15.2011, 10:25 AM

I think I will try to do that, but with the stock Traxxas hexes. I should be getting the CVD's in the next few days, and while i still have the drill press I will attempt to modifiy them. I'm just a little nervous that I will mess up my brand new 200$ CVD's.
   
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07.15.2011, 12:51 PM

Did you get my PM hope it helped you out???
   
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Yes I did thanks for the advice
   
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When you get them you will no what i meant and he ship"s fast you mite get them to day??
   
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