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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-25-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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grenaded a cv shaft.

so i took the revolt out this weekend for what would be my first actual, full day of riding and 15 mins into the run, i lunch a cv shaft. went to pull a hill and would just spin the rh wheel, lh did nothing. i should preface this question by stating i set about squaring up the suspension on the revolt prior to making this run and noticed the rear wheels had what i would consider to be a massive amount of toe out (about a inch, measuring from inside bead of wheel to inside bead of wheel, once at the front of rim and once at rear) i was able to adjust the radius arms to the point i had about 1/4 inch of toe out which i deemed acceptable, since i didn't want to run the heims out of the arms any further than i had to. now back to the question at hand. after getting back home and being able to pull the boot loose, i found the lh inner cv joint had pulled the balls and cage out of the socket that clips into the gearbox. did i screw myself by "fixing" the rear toe out and stretching the cv's to the point it pulled it'sself apart? what should the rear links measure, bolt center to center? and most importantly, where can i most easily and cheaply attain parts to either rebuild the inner cv joints or replace the shafts entirely? sorry for the barrage of questions but i'm super bummed at this point i literally have spent more time working on this thing than riding it. hell, i spent more time driving to pick it up than i have riding it. i just want to get this thing totally up to par and correct so i can actually go ride it. i should mention i guess that the rig is a 2007 revolt with 25 hrs and about 300 miles.
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so i took the revolt out this weekend for what would be my first actual, full day of riding and 15 mins into the run, i lunch a cv shaft. went to pull a hill and would just spin the rh wheel, lh did nothing. i should preface this question by stating i set about squaring up the suspension on the revolt prior to making this run and noticed the rear wheels had what i would consider to be a massive amount of toe out (about a inch, measuring from inside bead of wheel to inside bead of wheel, once at the front of rim and once at rear) i was able to adjust the radius arms to the point i had about 1/4 inch of toe out which i deemed acceptable, since i didn't want to run the heims out of the arms any further than i had to. now back to the question at hand. after getting back home and being able to pull the boot loose, i found the lh inner cv joint had pulled the balls and cage out of the socket that clips into the gearbox. did i screw myself by "fixing" the rear toe out and stretching the cv's to the point it pulled it'sself apart? what should the rear links measure, bolt center to center? and most importantly, where can i most easily and cheaply attain parts to either rebuild the inner cv joints or replace the shafts entirely? sorry for the barrage of questions but i'm super bummed at this point i literally have spent more time working on this thing than riding it. hell, i spent more time driving to pick it up than i have riding it. i just want to get this thing totally up to par and correct so i can actually go ride it. i should mention i guess that the rig is a 2007 revolt with 25 hrs and about 300 miles.
Yes you screwed yourself. Your not the first one to do that though. We had the same thing happen to one of our group. Luckily the thing just pushed back in and was drivable again. I think the service manual has the measurement or Mike at Redrock can tell you what it is. The toed out rear tires is common. The only way to fix it is to actually heat and bend the control arms and still keep the radius rods the length they have to be so the CV joints stay together. Mike can get parts to fix it also. Most just drive the thing with the tires toed out.
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Re: grenaded a cv shaft.

that's kinda what i figured. guess that's what i get for screwin around not fully knowing what the hell i'm doing. i guess i'll just run the thing toed out and not eat cv shafts for now. is there any reason you couldnt' get some cool gorilla axles made to a custom length so you could adjust the rear wheels to square? i suppose it's not worth a lot of time, expense and hassle as it's just a toy i'm no professional racer or anything but i did notice before it shucked it's guts that it was alot more stable and less sketchy at speed on gravel than with severe toe out, guess i need to pick the lesser of the evils. either way, thanks for the confirmation that i screwed the pooch on this one and verifying that mike is the man to fix me back up, i already dropped him a pm.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-26-2011, 12:01 AM
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I got your PM. I will try to get a hold of you tomorrow to help you out with your parts.

Thanks Pilot for the recommendation!

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