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Old 12-14-2011, 10:18 AM   #2761
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Got the prototype done for the rear 3/3 suspension block. We will be fitting it tonight The holes for the suspension bushing look shallow, but it is just an optical confusion lol.
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So I have the entire rear end of the 210 apart on my coffee table, along with the shredded 2.5mm bearing, and no spares. So it has to sit there in pieces until my spares come from amain... I hope my wife doesn't kill me!

Lesson to you guys, buy your spare bearings BEFORE you need them
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Old 12-14-2011, 10:47 AM   #2763
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I just grabbed the power tools and removed the bearing its a 2.5mm. Your right the top shaft is very snug. Crisis averted!

I recieved an email that my new outdrives are on the way. The pic does not look as bad as it actually is. The pin is actually digging in deeper below the outer edge of the outdrive.
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That is what my outdrives look like... they have about had it. I was hoping to get a lifespan out of these more like the B4 or RB5.... I HATE buying outdrives. The ones on my cougar were soft as well, and eventually got me to sell the car. I was buying a $20 set of outdrives every 3 weeks, and it just seemed silly... these don't seem to be much stronger.
How many battery packs do you guys have on your cars? My out drives look nothing like that and I have almost 40 packs through mine. And is that just on one side or both?
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How many battery packs do you guys have on your cars? My out drives look nothing like that and I have almost 40 packs through mine. And is that just on one side or both?
I probably have 20-25 packs through my car... what motor are you running, and what is your traction level like?
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So I have the entire rear end of the 210 apart on my coffee table, along with the shredded 2.5mm bearing, and no spares. So it has to sit there in pieces until my spares come from amain... I hope my wife doesn't kill me!

Lesson to you guys, buy your spare bearings BEFORE you need them
I had that same bearing go out on me as well..... I replaced mine with a Kyosho part....check their parts list.... I got mine from a friend who had a bunch of 1/10 Kyosho bearings in his parts boxes....it was from an RB5 and I cant remember, but I thought it was a 3mm. Havent had a problem since I switched it.
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I probably have 20-25 packs through my car... what motor are you running, and what is your traction level like?
7.5 on med to high bite clay depending on what track I go to.
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I emailed Lunsford about a screw kit for the 210 and they replied that they will have a variety of parts for the car to include a screw kit. i would venture to say that turnbuckles and possibly Ti front axles would be available.
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I emailed Lunsford about a screw kit for the 210 and they replied that they will have a variety of parts for the car to include a screw kit. i would venture to say that turnbuckles and possibly Ti front axles would be available.
I have already outfitted my DEX210 with Lunsford turnbuckles, ballstuds, and screws Some axles and shock stand-offs would be nice
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:36 AM   #2769
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pretty sure the academy ones were made from compressed pencil shavings
pretty much JoelIt was a crapshoot with those..sometimes you would get a good set, sometimes they would last 2 or 3 race weekends..Glad those head aches are gone..Too bad too cuz the buggy drove nice..
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How many battery packs do you guys have on your cars? My out drives look nothing like that and I have almost 40 packs through mine. And is that just on one side or both?
After one race it was going bad, I flipped it after the second and the other side of the slot just starting gouging out. The other outdrive half does not look as bad but it still shows some wear. In my opinion it is defective.

I've never had one go so bad so quick and I've been actively racing for the last 11 years. I cannot count the number of cars I've built.
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7.5 on med to high bite clay depending on what track I go to.
Oh that's right, you run at SDRC... id call that medium low traction myself, but yeah, you are running a lot of motor too. Normally mod will eat through outdrives much faster than stock....

What I wish they would develop, is an outdrive/CVD setup that uses hard plastic outdrive blades instead of little pins that wear a 1mm spot, like TCs.
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I had that same bearing go out on me as well..... I replaced mine with a Kyosho part....check their parts list.... I got mine from a friend who had a bunch of 1/10 Kyosho bearings in his parts boxes....it was from an RB5 and I cant remember, but I thought it was a 3mm. Havent had a problem since I switched it.
The online manual is confused as well. All three bearings that came in the kit are 8x5x2.5. No 3mm to be found.
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What I wish they would develop, is an outdrive/CVD setup that uses hard plastic outdrive blades instead of little pins that wear a 1mm spot, like TCs.
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My DEX210 is now up for sale. Please let me know if you are interested in. It's only two weeks old.

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Oh that's right, you run at SDRC... id call that medium low traction myself, but yeah, you are running a lot of motor too. Normally mod will eat through outdrives much faster than stock....

What I wish they would develop, is an outdrive/CVD setup that uses hard plastic outdrive blades instead of little pins that wear a 1mm spot, like TCs.
Ya, but I also run at West Coast which is hight bite track.
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