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Old 02-15-2016, 10:10 AM   #17371
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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?
The V3 comes with everything needed to run 12mm front and rear hexes, as well as 14mm rear hexes and bearing fronts. It uses the steering knuckle from the DESC210, so you do lose the trailing axle adjustment, but I have tested the car on both astro and high grip clay (where I am constantly looking for more steering with other cars) and this car does well without messing with the axle position.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:12 PM   #17372
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Is there a v2 to v3 part listing anywhere? I think most of parts are in stock finally.
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Is there a v2 to v3 part listing anywhere? I think most of parts are in stock finally.
You just need to download The V3 addendum from within the V3 manual. It covers all the new parts.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:33 PM   #17374
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biggest one is still showing late may from tower, the steering hubs.
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biggest one is still showing late may from tower, the steering hubs.
Hhmmm....Those are just if you want to run the 12mm front hex though, right? The V3 includes both, the standard bearing front hubs (330339), and the DESC210R front hubs (330382), I believe? I already have all wheels and plenty of spare bearing front rims, so wouldn't make sense for me to run 12mm fronts anyways.

However, I'm looking at the addendum right now, and with the 12 hex fronts, you seem to have the "optional wide track." Which might be worth it for the tuning options?
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yeah thats pretty much it, for the 12mm hex setup. I am going to that, mainly as I figure I can't stand yellow wheels, and I have tons of them, durango style lol. So I figured might as well make the change.

however, since I got the dex210f on the way, I am going to keep my plan b dex210v2 and set that up as a loaner car and compare the two. Rest of the vehicles up for sale now (2 dex210s and tires, etc).

But, keeping tons of the bearing and 14mm hex tires here.
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Did any of you guys that did the battery mod have a report on what changes you noticed.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:05 AM   #17378
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Did any of you guys that did the battery mod have a report on what changes you noticed.
well, from what I can tell with the Plan B chassis at least, the vehicle feels more consistent in the rear traction wise. Not as "floaty" as before.
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this is my personal experience from driving my V3 first time last Saturday. The included 12mm hexes are just garbage the plastic is really thin and they made them even thinner/less material adding a grove for the "o" ring that holds the pin. I had tighten my wheel nuts and still stripped the plastic hexes. So, I just went and got the Exotek titanium 12mm hex conversion. Anybody had issues stripping the 12mm plastic hexes?
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Did any of you guys that did the battery mod have a report on what changes you noticed.
Granted I also went from rear to mid motor as well, so I can't isolation just the difference in the battery mod. HOWEVER the buggy was unbelievably good. I was typically just making the amain in 2wd, to qualifying 4th overall.

The battery mod seemed to help calm the car, over ruts, imperfect landings, etc. Definitely would recommend trying to out.
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this is my personal experience from driving my V3 first time last Saturday. The included 12mm hexes are just garbage the plastic is really thin and they made them even thinner/less material adding a grove for the "o" ring that holds the pin. I had tighten my wheel nuts and still stripped the plastic hexes. So, I just went and got the Exotek titanium 12mm hex conversion. Anybody had issues stripping the 12mm plastic hexes?
I think someone else mentioned how they had issues with the hexes wearing out. Maybe they should have just made some alloy ones and called it good from the get go.
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I think someone else mentioned how they had issues with the hexes wearing out. Maybe they should have just made some alloy ones and called it good from the get go.
Oh yeah, from getting them out of the package I knew it was going to be an issue. That's why I order the exotek ones right away. Othar than that, I love it so far. Qualified 4th on the A main but finished 7th due to poor driving. Maybe next time.
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yeah I have been happy with the durango line up. For the money i feel you get some good bang for the buck. Is it a perfect car, no, but I don't think anything is.

For axles going to use the b5 ones and go from there for front, and got the exoteks sitting here already.

by the way, if anyone if you guys have a desc210r you want to trade for a dex210 feel free to hit me up, I could be interested in working something out.
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this is my personal experience from driving my V3 first time last Saturday. The included 12mm hexes are just garbage the plastic is really thin and they made them even thinner/less material adding a grove for the "o" ring that holds the pin. I had tighten my wheel nuts and still stripped the plastic hexes. So, I just went and got the Exotek titanium 12mm hex conversion. Anybody had issues stripping the 12mm plastic hexes?
The hexes are total junk. I replaced my front ones with the Exotek Titanium. That was after the first weekend of running and by the 2nd weekend I also bought the Exotek rear hubs. All problems cured that easily. Why these companies can't at least give you something decent is beyond me. You can't tell me that they thought the plastic hex front and rear was a good setup. If so those people need to be fired and then need new test people to ring the cars out. Just getting the wheels on the front with the plastic hex was a pain in the ass but with the titanium ones on they fit like a glove. Hell I would of been happy with steel ones like AE uses and would cost Durango pennies. That is the crappy workmanship that keeps people from buying and always going with AE and Losi. I like my Durango but it is no when near the quality that my B5M is out of the box or the Losi 22 2.0 or 3.0. Quality is just not the same at all.
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I am hopeful to see a quality boost in the dex210F at its price point , crossing fingers. since the dex210v3 is just the v2 with some throw in parts, unfortunately still just the v2 in a way. I agree though they should have done steel hexes or something, maybe would have been cheaper than making a mold for a 12mm hex.

Hopefully they do release there own probably 12mm alloy setup.
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