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Old 11-13-2011, 06:27 PM   #1846
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I'm running 4 hole 1.3's in front with 30wt and 4 hole 1.2's in the rear with 20wt and my car is dialed.
Are the 4 hole 1.2/1.3 pistons something that comes stock with kit? I know a bunch are included. Or did you drill the blank ones that come with it?

Do you all find it interesting that the car would be that far off? The post above said 45/40 oil with stock pistons? That's like heavy 1/8 scale territory. So to drop down to a 4 hole and still be at 30 wt. means Durango's recommended 6 hole is waaay off the mark. Oh well, we'll get it sorted out, but just found it interesting to be nowhere near close right outta the box.
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Old 11-13-2011, 06:35 PM   #1847
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Is there a drill bit size that equates to 1.3 or 1.2? Or is that the size? I've never drilled my own from scratch, just made bigger to existing. Just wondering what the actual bit is. Drango kit comes with blanks I read.

I'm not getting my kit for a few more days, and like most of you, want a good ballpark place to start. Thanks!!
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Depending on your track. I run the six hole pistons in both the 210 & 410. 35/30 rear. Seems good for me......
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I'm not getting my kit for a few more days, and like most of you, want a good ballpark place to start. Thanks!!
Just curious where you got your buggy from?

I'm getting impatient for mine, back-ordered and paid for it a month ago from Speedtech with expectations of it being in at the beginning of the month
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Just curious where you got your buggy from?

I'm getting impatient for mine, back-ordered and paid for it a month ago from Speedtech with expectations of it being in at the beginning of the month
I had mine back ordered through Amain and got the e-mail Friday that they had stock. Paid on Saturday and should be here mid-week. Their site still says that they have stock.
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I had mine back ordered through Amain and got the e-mail Friday that they had stock. Paid on Saturday and should be here mid-week. Their site still says that they have stock.
Yea I saw it too, if it want for having it already paid for I would cancel my order through Speedtech and order it through A-Main
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Old 11-13-2011, 07:06 PM   #1852
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Built DEX 210 For sale.
Item is here in Singapore

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Are the 4 hole 1.2/1.3 pistons something that comes stock with kit? I know a bunch are included. Or did you drill the blank ones that come with it?

Do you all find it interesting that the car would be that far off? The post above said 45/40 oil with stock pistons? That's like heavy 1/8 scale territory. So to drop down to a 4 hole and still be at 30 wt. means Durango's recommended 6 hole is waaay off the mark. Oh well, we'll get it sorted out, but just found it interesting to be nowhere near close right outta the box.
I'm running the 6 hole 1.3 in front and 1.2 in the rear that is called for in the build.......I have 40w losi in front and 30wt losi in the rear and my car is really good right now. I think 37.5 or even 35 will be better in front, but for now the car was real good on a med to high bite clay at West Coast Raceway in La Mirada. I will eventully change to 4 hole to try it out as the 4 hole could very well be better....Carson Wernimont was running the 4 hole set up (with 30 front and 27.5 rear) on his at West Coast last night (the same set up that Travis Amezcua runs there as well) and his car was really good ......but after only 9 batteries through my car I'm not about to change just for the sake of copying everyone elses set ups. I was making slight changes in shock positioning, battery placement, and bump steer and the car just got better and better. And I'm still on stock kit springs.....

Just because all the set up sheets say to do this or that, dont count out the stock set up as a good starting point.........learn the car and make changes one at a time so you can get a feel for what the change is doing for the car. If you just automatically put 4 hole pistons in your car without ever trying the 6 hole, how will you know if your car is truly bettter FOR YOU....

And yes 45/40 with stock pistons would be way to heavy with the stock springs. I had 40 in my rears and felt like I had mud in the shocks LOL....
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Old 11-13-2011, 08:09 PM   #1854
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The stock setup is a good place to start. The biggest change needed is to close off some holes in the pistons- 3 or 4 hole seems to be where most a ending up. With the 6 hole pistons there just isn't enough pack and the car lands fairly hard off of even small jumps. Otherwise build it how the kit says and tune to your liking.
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thicker oil won't do anything for the lack of pack when using the 6 hole pistons. I'm running 4 hole 1.3's in front with 30wt and 4 hole 1.2's in the rear with 20wt and my car is dialed.
My car jumps and lands great.....at West Coast we have a big quad (about a 20 footer) as well as several doubles and a 6 inch "step off" and my car landsthing solid everytime even if I over jump the quad slightly....I saw lots of Losi's that got a chassis slap rebound hop in the rear if they over jumped it at all.
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From Hopsing's and Bman's posts above, I am going to stick with the stock 6 hole and probably throw in some AE 35/30 to start, see where it takes me. Thanks for the input.

I wonder if the nature of the fatter shock just calls for thicker oil? Say compared to the thinner B4 style? Does that have anything to do with it? Just when I heard these thicker oil numbers being thrown around, I was like whaow.....1/8 scale.
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What is stock spur? Anyone running 8.5 or close? What pinion matches up well? Thanks.
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What is stock spur? Anyone running 8.5 or close? What pinion matches up well? Thanks.
87 same with 410. As for the pinion depends on your track sorry.
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Is there a drill bit size that equates to 1.3 or 1.2?
haha yes a 1.2 & 1.3mm drill bit
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:29 AM   #1859
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Is there a drill bit size that equates to 1.3 or 1.2? Or is that the size? I've never drilled my own from scratch, just made bigger to existing. Just wondering what the actual bit is. Drango kit comes with blanks I read.

I'm not getting my kit for a few more days, and like most of you, want a good ballpark place to start. Thanks!!
Ya, 3/64 (.0469) for 1.2 (.0472) and #55 drill (.052) for 1.3 (.0512) very close if you don't have mm. Or just glue up two holes in the stock pistons.
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