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Old 02-13-2016, 04:54 PM   #17356
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how has the durability been on the DEX210 V3? Durango isn't a popular brand in our area, however, the car has proven to be fast in the region, we are debating whether we should carry the car in our store. Thanks in advance for replies!
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Cool dec210v2

JRSLASH is that aV2 or is it a V3
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Old 02-13-2016, 05:28 PM   #17358
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how has the durability been on the DEX210 V3? Durango isn't a popular brand in our area, however, the car has proven to be fast in the region, we are debating whether we should carry the car in our store. Thanks in advance for replies!
My 10 year drives it like he stole it. Couple front a arms in a year. Nothing else. Very durable.
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Old 02-13-2016, 06:41 PM   #17359
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how has the durability been on the DEX210 V3? Durango isn't a popular brand in our area, however, the car has proven to be fast in the region, we are debating whether we should carry the car in our store. Thanks in advance for replies!
My v1/v2 is very durable, great car
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i dont have time to get the durango wheels........what other brand fits close to the durango wheels?
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i dont have time to get the durango wheels........what other brand fits close to the durango wheels?
I think xray are the only other 14mm wheels
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how has the durability been on the DEX210 V3? Durango isn't a popular brand in our area, however, the car has proven to be fast in the region, we are debating whether we should carry the car in our store. Thanks in advance for replies!
It is not the most durable car, but I wouldn't consider it fragile - I would say it is more durable than a Kyosho RB6, but certainly less durable than a TLR or AE. I picked up a new DEX210V3 kit to do some testing (quality research before jumping in with a DEX410V5) and I have found some of the plastic to have issues. The front rear hanger (C mount) has been the worst. Out of the box all 3 included hangers broke during assembly (the plastic at the apex of the outer radius split). Team Durango sent me another set and 2 of the 3 broke on assembly in the exact same manner. The 3+0 mount split on the left side, same with the 3+3 mounts and both 3+1.5 mounts split on the right side. I have been testing this car primarily on turf so I ordered a gear differential for it. During assembly, 1 of the 8 screws to hold the differential halves together encountered no resistance. It is assembled with a 0.050" driver, so it is not something that should require any torque to put together, but even 2 fingers was enough to split the plastic. I have not yet sent pictures of this to Team Durango, but it is on the agenda for the day.

The only parts that have broken during driving have been a rear arm (hit by another car in air) and a right C hub (clipped a pipe at high speed). I would consider both of those acceptable breakages. The only problem right now is that you cannot get the Type B rear arms anywhere, so I replaced the rear arms with Type A.

Performance of the car has been fantastic, otherwise. There is quite a bit of drag in the transmission with new gears, but the car is still fast and doesn't build heat. The shocks are very also very good, so if you were to carry the aluminum rear suspension holder (TD330565) and the standard arms/towers/C hubs/knuckles it would be good.
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Wow. I've broken plenty of RF hangers by crashing but never during assembly and never at one of the screw holes.

I have had issues with the gear diffs though. With the last one I bought I stripped about half the screws and split one of the screw holes.
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In basically 3 years, I have broken 1 rear arm. That's it. The car is damned tough.
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i dont have time to get the durango wheels........what other brand fits close to the durango wheels?
DE Racing makes Speedline and Borrego wheels for the DEX210. Can be bought everywhere including Amazon. Speedlines are just normal wheels. The Borregos have a pronounced "rim" to make it look like a beadlocker. I just mounted up a set of Speedlines last night. They fit great.
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im running yokomo yellow rears and kyosho white fronts

3/1.4 front pistons 32.5 TLR

2/1.6 rear 30 TLR

cut carbon from a battery brace use the 22 turn buckles drill the rear brace and put a nut on the bottom for the turnbuckles

if you use B5 front wheels need to reem the hole a little make fit with the 12mm hexes
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im running yokomo yellow rears and kyosho white fronts

3/1.4 front pistons 32.5 TLR

2/1.6 rear 30 TLR

cut carbon from a battery brace use the 22 turn buckles drill the rear brace and put a nut on the bottom for the turnbuckles

if you use B5 front wheels need to reem the hole a little make fit with the 12mm hexes
Are you using the VRP pistons or did you drill the 1.4's for the front?
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does the V3 or F version use hex wheels front and rear?

on sideways shorty above...what holds the pack in place?


F-version http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFRFV&P=SM is showing in stock now using 014R2 coupon code $60 off = $319.98 + free shipping

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does the V3 or F version use hex wheels front and rear?

on sideways shorty above...what holds the pack in place?


F-version http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXFRFV&P=SM is showing in stock now using 014R2 coupon code $60 off = $319.98 + free shipping
According to TDs website, the v3 and F come with the parts to run either bearing or hex front wheels. Comes with 12mm and 14mm hexes for the rear
http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210f/
http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v3/
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I think the V3 comes with the front 12mm hexes but not sure if it comes with the proper front hubs, bearings, and axels to convert. They may be aftermarket pieces.

Can someone comment that has purchased the V3?
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