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Old 07-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #6751
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Wish the undertray was available alone, the kid really likes the JC body. Chassis tape will have to do for now.



We ran 75/35 with a Revtech and HT rotor. Have to use button heads rather than socket heads to secure the motor. For the shocks we have the Integy shock pliers and they work great for holding the bodies and shafts as well.
I have a fantom apex (revtech) so I will maybe start with 33 and work my way up based on temps.
Why button head screws??? So the pinion clears the motor screws????
You got a link to the integt pliers you use?

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Old 07-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #6752
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I have a fantom apex (revtech) so I will maybe start with 33 and work my way up based on temps.
Why button head screws??? So the pinion clears the motor screws????
You got a link to the integt pliers you use?

Thanks for all the help guys.
Yeah it's for the pinion to clear the motor screws. Here you go: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXANYX&P=8
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #6753
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Its up on Petitrc. I think I made all the corrections needed to it. other then the incorrect date I think

http://www.petitrc.com/setup/durango...702/index.html
Are you really running 0deg anti-squat(kick up) in the rear or is that a typo?
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:21 AM   #6754
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when you go thicker in diff oil, you will hate it more.

lower grip means thinner diff oil, higher grip mean thicker diff oil
I thought so too because the other guys at track told me I should lighten the oil in the gear diff after they asked what I was using. So I tried 45 since its near 650cst which is the same weight Jorn had used on the euro series I think, but with lighter oil I just felt I couldn't drive the car hard enough without causing excessive wheel spin. I had been using 80 for so long maybe I just got use to it.
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Anyone have a good setup for a track with medium to low traction dirt in rm3?
Have you thought about trying RM4? I would start with this outdoor for med to low grip.
Here's my setup.
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Are you really running 0deg anti-squat(kick up) in the rear or is that a typo?
Ya its 0 degrees. track had 1/8 scales runnin on it and had some bumps. I was going to add 1mm under to block to add some but the care was handling very well. I had a lot of drivers come up and look at my setup since mine was the most planted out of the class I was told.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:06 PM   #6757
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Hey guys I just wanted to jump on here and introduce myself.
My name is Matt Morris and I am a new team driver for Durango.
I look forward to getting the dex210 first as I like 2wd buggy the most.
I look forward to driving this buggy and hopefully soon I will be able to chime in on setups for it on here.
So untill then have fun and I will for sure be keeping tabs in what's being discussed on the thread here.
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:40 PM   #6758
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Hey guys I just wanted to jump on here and introduce myself.
My name is Matt Morris and I am a new team driver for Durango.
I look forward to getting the dex210 first as I like 2wd buggy the most.
I look forward to driving this buggy and hopefully soon I will be able to chime in on setups for it on here.
So untill then have fun and I will for sure be keeping tabs in what's being discussed on the thread here.
Awesome! Congrats on getting on the team. I just got my buggy and look forward to testing mine as well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:39 PM   #6759
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Just got home from testing with Cush and the new cf chassis. We ran several back to back sessions, swapping tires, batteries, and even battery foams to keep the comparison as equal as possible. Setups were identical on both cars, and the only difference electronically was the motors- SP 8.5 and Tresrey V3 8.5.

The standard length cf chassis was instantly better on the indoor track (125x65 clay, medium to high bite). Within two laps Cush was gushing about how "dialed" the car was. From where I was standing it was the smoothest I had seen the car look on that track, which has been the same since March. The car looks much less sensitive to overshot/flat landings, carves nice lines through corners, and accelerates vèry hard. Of the two, he prefers the standard chassis for the tighter layout on the indoor track. The +8 car was good too, but didn't rotate at the apex like the shorter one did. We'll play with it more ndxt time out, but there was an outdoor track to try also.

Running on the outdoor track brought somewhat opposite results. The standard length chassis still jumped well, but rotated too much at the apex and was pretty sketchy in the high speed sweeper. He could make nice laps and run competitive times, but you could see he was really working to do it. The +8 on the other hand was on a whole other level outside. High speed stability is drastically increased, including a fast sweeper at the end of the backstraight that he could never go through wide open- until now. Big improvement in overall stability, predictability, and his overall confidence pushing the car. As the track dried from being prepped and the surface developed a light layer of dust, he was able to maintain his same pace without fear of the back end stepping out. Missed jump landing looked much more forgiving as well. One lap the car looked to be nearly vertical (like you were holding it up by one side) over the front triple, and it soaked up the landing and powered down into the next corner. At that point Cush yelled down "You see how forgiving it is now?" The longer length is definitely a great benefit for larger, more sweeping style tracks. I can't wait to see him race next weekend with it, but he looked better than I've ever seen him on an outdoor track by simply bolting some extra length on.

Either chassis makes a significant difference that is noticeable right away. It's just a matter of the application you want it for. Either way, you can't lose.
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Hey guys I just wanted to jump on here and introduce myself.
My name is Matt Morris and I am a new team driver for Durango.
I look forward to getting the dex210 first as I like 2wd buggy the most.
I look forward to driving this buggy and hopefully soon I will be able to chime in on setups for it on here.
So untill then have fun and I will for sure be keeping tabs in what's being discussed on the thread here.
Congrats and welcome to the team. Looking forward to working with you.
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Congrats and welcome to the team. Looking forward to working with you.
Same to you David....
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Just got home from testing with Cush and the new cf chassis....
So I'm understanding correctly -
There are 2 carbon chassis options? The standard length and the +8? (I didn't realize they were making a standard-length CF version)

Sounds like you're saying that your initial test showed that the a switch to the standard-length CF chassis for indoor was good, but didn't necessarily need the CF +8? Thanks for the update.
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anyone know when the gear diff will be available again? Everywhere I look its back ordered.
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anyone know when the gear diff will be available again? Everywhere I look its back ordered.
Still waiting for parts for the ball diff, currently running an AE ball diff
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So I'm understanding correctly -
There are 2 carbon chassis options? The standard length and the +8? (I didn't realize they were making a standard-length CF version)

Sounds like you're saying that your initial test showed that the a switch to the standard-length CF chassis for indoor was good, but didn't necessarily need the CF +8? Thanks for the update.
Yes, he liked the standard length better indoor for the first outing. We were comparing more than tuning, but it's very possible that the +8 would be a better choice (at least on a larger indoor track like ours) with some tuning. We'll be back at the track next week again and will start trying some stuff out.
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