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Old 01-01-2017, 06:01 PM   #18736
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Is there a laydown for this car??? I know that the outlook for this car is pretty dismal but is anyone offering a laydown for the 210.

I don't know why but I just like the 210 for some reason. I invested in the car and don't really wanna just give it away for nothing. That doesn't really make sense to me.

I bought the exotek conversion and it does improve the car but for alot of tracks it seems like a laydown option may be the way to go for the future. I have a B6D that I am running and it is an awesome car and I think I am gonna redo the exotek chassis to run the associated B6 Laydown and and StandUp trannys while keeping the Durango suspension in the rear hopefully!

It will also use the Exotek battery strap they designed for the B6 and will be able to adjust the battery position very easily as a result!

Or this is a colasal waste of time! Considering the current state of Durango!

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Old 01-01-2017, 06:51 PM   #18737
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Is there a laydown for this car??? I know that the outlook for this car is pretty dismal but is anyone offering a laydown for the 210.

Or this is a colasal waste of time! Considering the current state of Durango!
Nope, no laydown. If it were me, I'd just run it as is and look at another brand if you really want a laydown.
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:24 PM   #18738
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"I don't know why but I just like the 210 for some reason."

You know, that pretty much sums it up for me as well. It's funny but you see that a lot in Durango threads. As I sit here looking at the 210V1 on my table, the sleek and low slung chassis layout stands out. The way the gull wing arms seem to suspend the front end at just the right angles. Then you put the body on and notice the slick, air cheating shape that looks fast sitting still. Even the wing seems to melt into the image of the car.

RC porn man... Lol. It just looks right. Then throw in the fact that you can adjust anything and everything on the car. That makes it future proof as well. I had it sitting next to my B5M and it dawned on me that I could literally mirror every setting if I wanted to. Wheelbase, weight placement, you name it. Throw in Lutzs'mod for the shorty and what can't you do?

I wonder what would happen if one of the Ryan's picked up Durango for a season. Would they be on the podium of every big race this year?
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:26 PM   #18739
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I did a lot of testing with some very good drivers, including a former 2wd national champion. The car is consistently about .4 seconds off pace from a b6d and it's not nearly as easy to drive. I love my Durango (especially with the exotic chassis) but I have a b6d on the way. With parts getting scarce and zero factory support or even any communication from them, it's time to move on. I will still keep the dex210 for the occasional times I go to a carpet track.
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:29 PM   #18740
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If you want a more carpet oriented or really high traction durango, pick up the dex210F. car was amazing on the carpet here even for the spec 17.5 class and its not a light girl.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:35 PM   #18741
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I bought a B6 but the lack of something as simple as the droop screws makes me appreciate the DEX210 all the more.
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Old 01-01-2017, 11:08 PM   #18742
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I'm just glad I bought spare parts for this car while it was hot. I've got enough for one or two seasons before I might start looking into other buggies. I personally like this car a lot. Just wish it had better support these days because when I first bought it, just about all the 3rd party part manufacturers had options for this thing.
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Old 01-02-2017, 03:45 AM   #18743
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By picking up a few used buggies and trucks I inherited so many spares I had to buy extra Stanley organizers for them. Most of my cars get one bin. Each Durango gets two. Plus the fact that many parts cross over....

Wow, four tenths of a second. I don't run in races where that would determine consistent non podium finishes. One, and I mean just one, bad landing that required a turn Marshall and that .4 is gone. Though I'm not going to deny that certain cars make it easier to win with. When I run my older RC10's up to about the B4.1, I find myself racing the 4-5-6 guys. When I put my B5M and above on the track, I'm racing against the 2-3-4 guys. I haven't raced the B6d yet but my B5M, and SC5M/T5M, are the standard I compare all my other cars to. Admittedly I'm an AE guy from the early days. But I just wanted a different flavor to try. It was a toss up between Durango and Team C. Durango won out for no other reason than Team C was/is going through a distributor change over. I have cheated though and picked up a TC02CTE that I'll be working with on the side.

Ultimately though my problem is that I don't let cars go. I've ended up with quite the collection over time. By doing so I do have a very diverse perspective on these cars. I picked up on the fact that the TD cars can be made to work. As easy to drive as the AE lineup? Yet to be seen.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:18 AM   #18744
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I guarantee that much of that time difference is due to the Durango shock up travel, or specifically the lack of it. You get the car low down for high grip tracks and it runs out of travel. It is effectively bottomed out in corners which may as well be no suspension. That upsets the car horribly. I had fixed this by using the V1 rear shock setup and the V2 rear shocks on the front of the car with the ST front tower. It definitely helped but keeping the weight down and the cg lower by using AE shocks was the best option.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:20 AM   #18745
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Just putting feelers out. I have 2 dex210 v1's with a ton of parts. I havn't run them in over 3 years. I have alot of parts new in bins. I even have a nip Rev Design long chassis, exotec hex's, lay shaft, and diff eliminator. I was going to run 1/10 again for the winter but work sent me out of town and havn't had time. I would take $250 for the whole lot. PM me on the side to not plug up the forum. I am willing to ship overseas too. Would want to give these cars a home where they are appreciated!
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I guarantee that much of that time difference is due to the Durango shock up travel, or specifically the lack of it. You get the car low down for high grip tracks and it runs out of travel. It is effectively bottomed out in corners which may as well be no suspension. That upsets the car horribly. I had fixed this by using the V1 rear shock setup and the V2 rear shocks on the front of the car with the ST front tower. It definitely helped but keeping the weight down and the cg lower by using AE shocks was the best option.
That's exactly what it is. When the car lands, especially big jumps you can't get on the power as quick as a b6d and loose time
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:48 PM   #18747
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hi guys, this is my first post in over 6 years..... so I decided to buy a used dex210 with quite a few spares to do some indoor carpet racing. likely 17.5t stock. its setup in mm4 already

Is there any parts for certain I should stock up on?
I see shock towers have been a problem.

It came with extra shocks, some suspension arms, extra plastic chassis. c-hubs knuckles. two ball diffs that need to be rebuilt.

I see a gear diff is available, can I get away with just rocking a ball diff? this is super amateur racing


from what I can tell creeping facebook, it looks like peeps are rocking some sort of slick tire. any suggestions there? panther has some listed. I've never raced on carpet, would a clay slick tire be appropriate?

i'm ridiculously jacked to be getting back into this...... and for refernce a losi xxx buggy body fits pretty god damn snug on this durango, when i get it painted up i will post a pic. have a xxx-4 wing to go with it.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:54 PM   #18748
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hi guys, this is my first post in over 6 years..... so I decided to buy a used dex210 with quite a few spares to do some indoor carpet racing. likely 17.5t stock. its setup in mm4 already

Is there any parts for certain I should stock up on?
I see shock towers have been a problem.

It came with extra shocks, some suspension arms, extra plastic chassis. c-hubs knuckles. two ball diffs that need to be rebuilt.

I see a gear diff is available, can I get away with just rocking a ball diff? this is super amateur racing


from what I can tell creeping facebook, it looks like peeps are rocking some sort of slick tire. any suggestions there? panther has some listed. I've never raced on carpet, would a clay slick tire be appropriate?

i'm ridiculously jacked to be getting back into this...... and for refernce a losi xxx buggy body fits pretty god damn snug on this durango, when i get it painted up i will post a pic. have a xxx-4 wing to go with it.
So my biggest problem was the c-hub breaking. Fixed this with aluminum tresrey ones. Found them used on ebay and are really hard to find. Front arms were next. Now using b5m arms, but had to use limiters in the shocks. Other than that atleast for me were the only problem areas. Also for carpet I have tried the dboots but they are really soft and wear quick (but feel really good on the track) . Proline pinpoints also work really well and last longer.
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Old 01-02-2017, 02:09 PM   #18749
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hi guys, this is my first post in over 6 years..... so I decided to buy a used dex210 with quite a few spares to do some indoor carpet racing. likely 17.5t stock. its setup in mm4 already

Is there any parts for certain I should stock up on?
I see shock towers have been a problem.

It came with extra shocks, some suspension arms, extra plastic chassis. c-hubs knuckles. two ball diffs that need to be rebuilt.

I see a gear diff is available, can I get away with just rocking a ball diff? this is super amateur racing


from what I can tell creeping facebook, it looks like peeps are rocking some sort of slick tire. any suggestions there? panther has some listed. I've never raced on carpet, would a clay slick tire be appropriate?

i'm ridiculously jacked to be getting back into this...... and for refernce a losi xxx buggy body fits pretty god damn snug on this durango, when i get it painted up i will post a pic. have a xxx-4 wing to go with it.
For me my only real breaking points were front a-arms and front shock towers. I did upgrade to full aluminum shocks and aluminum rear spindles and aluminum motor mount with a heat spreader. But adding aluminum isn't that great when you're in 17.5 unless you can shed weight elsewhere. And I kept the front end all plastic. I thought about aluminum c-hubs but I have had some gnarly front end crashes and for me at least the a-arms were the weak links. So I've got about four pairs of those in my parts bag lol
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FYI guy's STRC has front and rear carbon fiber shock towers for $10 a piece. Bought them and they look and work great. Plus great price and quick shipping.


http://www.teamstrc.com/index.php?ro...=155_96&page=2
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