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Old 08-26-2016, 05:38 AM   #18166
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Next time I'm at the track I definitely plan on trying some bodies. I still haven't driven it. The 10th scale track is closed for a rebuild while the futaba nitro challenge is in town.
can you take some side shot pics, possibly angled from the front to get a better look at how the front of the body looks on the chassis?

What brand sensor wire are you using?

Honestly, I think exotek should have included the battery stops.
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Old 08-26-2016, 06:08 AM   #18167
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So let me get this straight, the new Exotek chassis, which mimics the mod that the team drivers are doing by allowing a side mount shorty, is designed mainly for high traction indoor clay type tracks? So for those of us who run MM outdoors on dirt/clay, medium traction at best, should probably stick with the stock V3 chassis due to chassis flex providing increased traction? Just trying to make sure my car is heading in the right direction due to the sudden appearance of a bunch of B6D's showing up at the track. The stock car is pretty dialed but anything to get a slight edge here or there.
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:33 AM   #18168
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So let me get this straight, the new Exotek chassis, which mimics the mod that the team drivers are doing by allowing a side mount shorty, is designed mainly for high traction indoor clay type tracks? So for those of us who run MM outdoors on dirt/clay, medium traction at best, should probably stick with the stock V3 chassis due to chassis flex providing increased traction? Just trying to make sure my car is heading in the right direction due to the sudden appearance of a bunch of B6D's showing up at the track. The stock car is pretty dialed but anything to get a slight edge here or there.
my impression is they never tested it for low traction situations. I think that was conveyed when I asked in the thread.

I use the Plan B Chassis and was advised by the manufacturer that it works great for low traction dirt (and it does).
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:06 AM   #18169
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So let me get this straight, the new Exotek chassis, which mimics the mod that the team drivers are doing by allowing a side mount shorty, is designed mainly for high traction indoor clay type tracks? So for those of us who run MM outdoors on dirt/clay, medium traction at best, should probably stick with the stock V3 chassis due to chassis flex providing increased traction? Just trying to make sure my car is heading in the right direction due to the sudden appearance of a bunch of B6D's showing up at the track. The stock car is pretty dialed but anything to get a slight edge here or there.
If B5M's are running on your track or the new B6D cars then the Exotek car should work.
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and by low traction dirt here i am talking like old school stuff, goosebumps, etc.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:08 AM   #18171
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The Exotek Chasis should work better than the stock setup because you can move the weight around much easier where you want it. Plus being a little narrower should fly better in the air.

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Old 08-26-2016, 05:07 PM   #18172
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The sensor wire is tekin. It's just the stock one that came with the motor.
My understanding is that as long as your track calls for mm, the exotec chassis should be better. Like I said I still have to test mine.
Edit-Exotek does provide battery stops, I just prefer the foam method. I usually use a super shorty which is lower and the exotek stops were too short for it.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:36 PM   #18173
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Vujkovicv,
Thanks for the pics. Can't wait to hear how it runs.

The body looks a little wider in the front were you trimmed for the front bulkhead brace buttons. If you didn't trim that out would it cover the "buttons"??
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hmm, so you did get battery stops but wyd didn't, maybe they decided to include them afterall?
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No problem. The body did cover the buttons. The body was getting pushed out by the buttons so it looked a little goofy. If you look on the exotek site, in the pictures they trimmed the body up even more.
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No problem. The body did cover the buttons. The body was getting pushed out by the buttons so it looked a little goofy. If you look on the exotek site, in the pictures they trimmed the body up even more.
You did a great job on the body. Thanks for the info.
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Ran a day of practice with my Exotek Durango was better than expected. I was really close to the same speed as my buddies new RB6.6 laydown tranny buggy. Very happy overall with the buggy and looks like it will be very competitive.
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Ran a day of practice with my Exotek Durango was butter than expected. I was really close to the same speed as my buddies new RB6.6 laydown tranny buggy. Very happy overall with the buggy and looks like it will be very competitive.
Glad to hear!!! I think it will keep up with anything!! Once you get it dialed how you like it. Share your setup please!!
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Glad to hear!!! I think it will keep up with anything!! Once you get it dialed how you like it. Share your setup please!!
Right now still running the setup that JP Richards ran when he was running the Durango. Its available on Petite RC and on the Durango Site. Running the 9.5 Speed Passion also proved to be a nice addition for this years start of the indoor season. Just what I was looking for as it has very smooth and drivable power for me plus it has plenty of rip and I'm not even pushing it yet so my racing pack age is coming together. Got some new goodies coming this week for my car to.
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You did a great job on the body. Thanks for the info.
Thanks dude
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