HPI Savage TCS Flux 5T (CEN CVD)

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While browsing the forums on http://www.savage-central.com I found a guy who modified a CEN GST CVD to fit a Savage Flux. I followed everything he did and this is what I came up with.

This is how it looks after I was done. I had to shorten the DarkSoul wheels extender about 8mm because the axle pin is closer in compared to the XL axles. I think shortening it is a good thing because it was extending a bit further than I liked. The CEN CVD are real 8mm axles that has a set screw in the middle to hold down the axle pin so I do not need to use the O-Ring anymore. But I use it anyways just incase the set screw gets loose.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

Here is a view of the CVD with the steering turned all the way to one side.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

I had the change out the Flux diff cups because it was too big for the CEN CVD. The Flux dog bones has a 11mm ball and the CEN CVD has a 8mm ball so there was too much space for the CVD with the Flux diff cups. So instead I used HPI part number 86064. I picked these instead of the upgraded harden steel 86278 because I was told I could harden the 86064 version myself. Plus I found a set of the 86064 diff on ebay for $5.15 shipped.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

The CEN CVD fit without any contact to the HPI suspension upgrade kit.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

Here is a view of the CEN CVD with the Dark Soul 24mm wheel extenders, CEN Matrix Upper Arms, and Losi 8ight turnbuckle with Savage Rod end.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

Here is the CEN GST CVD with the modified one on the bottom.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

You can see the silver part where I machined off the excess metal so I can slip the CVD in to the bearing.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

The top is the standard Savage Flux dog bone with the XL axle. Look how beefy the CEN CVD compared to the Flux.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

The diameter of both all the axles are the same, 8mm. The Savage XL axle will push the wheels out a little further too but the DarkSoul extender will compensate for that.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

The stock CEN CVD is about 15.90mm
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

I took off about 11mm and it seems to fit perfectly.
HPI Savage 5T - CEN CVD

 

Thanks to LLkoolskillet from http://www.savage-central.com for this idea and how to heat treat metal.

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