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Old 03-31-2015, 10:47 AM   #16231
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Nothing really, they're great cars or if the box. If recommend the spring sets though
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:43 AM   #16232
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Anyone know what parts are needed to convert the front axles to associated hex?
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:11 PM   #16233
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My apologies if anyone mentioned it and I missed it but Exotek has a couple of new things out for the 210. The new rear motor HRC bulkhead conversion is the same mod that Jorn Neumann used at the 2014 Euro Championships. It looks like a nicely machined piece.
http://www.exotekracing.com/dex210-r...ad-conversion/

They've also got a new V2 style rear tower that is 5mm thick.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:33 PM   #16234
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BryanAZ .... I've been a team durango owner from day one and have owned every vehicle they make aside from the tc and truggy. I have to say the dex210 is very versatile and has served me well both on indoor carpet and indoor clay surfaces. The only upgrade i've considered a must is aluminum rear hub carriers... I also always keep the infamous itty bitty top shaft bearing on hand as a spare at all times.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:54 PM   #16235
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Any tricks to getting the gearbox freed up? I have degreased the bearings, removed the shims, spun it up with a drill to break in the little bump on the idler, perfectly torqued the screws for the least amount of pinch. I've set it up as rm3 and 4 to get the most free set of idlers and it still couldn't get anywhere close to any of my b4 trannys. It is good until the other side of the gearbox goes on, almost like it pulls the diff just slight off axis and loads the bearings a wee bit.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:46 PM   #16236
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BryanAZ .... I've been a team durango owner from day one and have owned every vehicle they make aside from the tc and truggy. I have to say the dex210 is very versatile and has served me well both on indoor carpet and indoor clay surfaces. The only upgrade i've considered a must is aluminum rear hub carriers... I also always keep the infamous itty bitty top shaft bearing on hand as a spare at all times.
Cool, thanks for the info!
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I finally finished building my dex210v2 and fired it up for a test run, but it looks like I am getting to much slip I tightened the slipper clutch up all the way and still could not get the front wheels to raise off the ground when holding the rear wheels what have I done wrong?
Pulled it down tonight I am unable to tighten up the ball diff?
Screw is free to turn but does not tighten up on the t nut ( if that's the correct term)
It will not loosen or tighten
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Old 04-01-2015, 06:58 AM   #16238
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The t nut is probably stripped out.
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BryanAZ .... I've been a team durango owner from day one and have owned every vehicle they make aside from the tc and truggy. I have to say the dex210 is very versatile and has served me well both on indoor carpet and indoor clay surfaces. The only upgrade i've considered a must is aluminum rear hub carriers... I also always keep the infamous itty bitty top shaft bearing on hand as a spare at all times.
What about the top shaft bearing? And where is this? I don't carry this spare and am wondering if I should. What exactly happens to it?

Thanks in advance.
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It's the little 5x8x3 bearing on the top shaft opposite to the spur side. It's just a tiny thing that takes a ton of abuse. If it fails it can shred the idler gears. I keep an eye on it, if it gets gritty it gets replaced
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It's the little 5x8x3 bearing on the top shaft opposite to the spur side. It's just a tiny thing that takes a ton of abuse. If it fails it can shred the idler gears. I keep an eye on it, if it gets gritty it gets replaced
Hmmm...interesting... it's probably a good idea to put a piece of tape over it so that dirt doesn't get in. Thanks for the tip!
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Any tricks to getting the gearbox freed up? I have degreased the bearings, removed the shims, spun it up with a drill to break in the little bump on the idler, perfectly torqued the screws for the least amount of pinch. I've set it up as rm3 and 4 to get the most free set of idlers and it still couldn't get anywhere close to any of my b4 trannys. It is good until the other side of the gearbox goes on, almost like it pulls the diff just slight off axis and loads the bearings a wee bit.
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Old 04-01-2015, 11:03 AM   #16243
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Any tricks to getting the gearbox freed up? I have degreased the bearings, removed the shims, spun it up with a drill to break in the little bump on the idler, perfectly torqued the screws for the least amount of pinch. I've set it up as rm3 and 4 to get the most free set of idlers and it still couldn't get anywhere close to any of my b4 trannys. It is good until the other side of the gearbox goes on, almost like it pulls the diff just slight off axis and loads the bearings a wee bit.
I've thought about this for 30+ years of doing RC... I decided that one crash would eliminate any possible advantage that a "super free" drivetrain would provide. I used to remove the shims on the bearings also, but the ultimate maintenance was a horror. The B4 tranny's ARE more free. There is nothing you can do on the DEX outside of shaving down the gears to make them more free. Yes, I've known people who have done that historically and got great results. OR you can just keep running them until they get that way and improve on your driving time while doing so. In a nutshell, IMO, NOTHING beats practice time. Also, the best batteries and best motors will not give you nowhere near the same advantage as practice time...
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Hmmm...interesting... it's probably a good idea to put a piece of tape over it so that dirt doesn't get in. Thanks for the tip!
The slipper spring makes that impossible
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The slipper spring makes that impossible
When a hobby shop orders a bunch of bearings, they come in plastic tubes. Some tubes actually fit around the slipper nut and it has a cap that you can remove when you need to adjust the slipper nut.
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