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Old 08-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #7471
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Put the kit together, started to adjust the turnbuckles and three of them kept popping off the ball cups. I pre-threaded them, used some grease before putting them together, installed them on the ball ends once, did not stick anything through the hole when threading them together... really disappointed.

I am going to have to test the buggy with these ball cups on there, but I anticipate turnbuckles popping off for sure.
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:51 PM   #7472
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New 210 parts came in this week;
http://www.exotekracing.com/latest-products/

Alloy shock caps are due late Sept!

Loving all that gold, any chance you guys will be making aluminium spring cups(in gold)?

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Old 08-29-2012, 05:49 PM   #7473
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Stealing the idea from Jeremy Harris. Thanks man!

Here are the parts I used.
Team Durango Steering Knuckle Set (2) [TDR330382]
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Kyosho 5x7mm Aluminum Servo Saver Collar Set (Blue) (4)[KYOW0149]



The axial was a little to long for me so I cut them down. Below you can see one that I cut and one uncut. It is a pretty easy mod. Took me about 15 min cutting down the axials.










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Nice work-looks good, are you running 12mm hex rears also?
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:03 PM   #7475
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Nice work-looks good, are you running 12mm hex rears also?
I will be now

Just makes it little easier to run the same 12mm hex as all the other buggys.
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Just makes it little easier to run the same 12mm hex as all the other buggys.
man I need to do this.....
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Just makes it little easier to run the same 12mm hex as all the other buggys.
Looks like you used different shims? Is the front track width still the same? I used wider gold ones that I had to buy separately.
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Loving the step by step pics!!
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Looks like you used different shims? Is the front track width still the same? I used wider gold ones that I had to buy separately.
I actually have not bolted them on the car yet It looked like you used a 4mm shim on the hex side. I cut the axials down leaving 5mm of adjustment. In the pictures I only have a 2mm shim on the hex side.
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I'm planning on running this car over the winter. What are some suggested hop ups if any? Also should I pick up other springs? And what pinion do you suggest with an Orion 8.5 using the stock spur?
I'll be running indoor on a tight track with med to high bite and normal size jumps.
Thanks in advance. I'm really looking forward to running this car.
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Put the kit together, started to adjust the turnbuckles and three of them kept popping off the ball cups. I pre-threaded them, used some grease before putting them together, installed them on the ball ends once, did not stick anything through the hole when threading them together... really disappointed.

I am going to have to test the buggy with these ball cups on there, but I anticipate turnbuckles popping off for sure.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:07 AM   #7482
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I'm planning on running this car over the winter. What are some suggested hop ups if any? I.e. alumn rear hubs, different shock towers, etc....
Also should I pick up other springs?
And what pinion do you suggest with an Orion 8.5 using the stock spur?

I'll be running indoor on a tight track with med to high bite and normal size jumps.

Thanks in advance. I'm really looking forward to running this car.
A couple of more questions....
-Do I need a low profile servo or will say a Futaba 451 work?
-Do I need a shorty pack such as the Trakpower 4400 shorty?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to cover all my bases... Or most of them!
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I'm planning on running this car over the winter. What are some suggested hop ups if any? Also should I pick up other springs? And what pinion do you suggest with an Orion 8.5 using the stock spur?
I'll be running indoor on a tight track with med to high bite and normal size jumps.
Thanks in advance. I'm really looking forward to running this car.
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Add to that some CF front and rear towers and the car is about bulletproof.

Stock springs are suited more for MM setup, so if you plan on running RM I would get the next couple firmer for the rear and softer for the front. If I remember right we had dk green rear and Black front.
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/\ Thanks Jonny!

As for the gearing, I actually have a 9.5T Orion....

And is a standard servo and the Trakpower shorty going to fit without problems? Even if I use different motor mount positions?
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/\ Thanks Jonny!

As for the gearing, I actually have a 9.5T Orion....

And is a standard servo and the Trakpower shorty going to fit without problems? Even if I use different motor mount positions?


Gearing u will have to play with some but watch your temps. I run a 10.5 and am using 25/78 gearing. That's fine for me now.

Servo, standard is fine.

Battery, TrakPower shorty is an awesome battery. That's what I run. It gives you room for weight adjustment, by moving it forward or back. Just need to add foam to the tray. I run mine all the way forward.
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