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Old 01-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #9586
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..at my local track 17.5 is the class where the local fast guys are at..I run in the 13.5 class and you can get a little sloppy with your lines....and the weight of your car doesn't matter as much..I was pretty fired up yesterday.., Friday night I was working on my car and noticed that my chassis (dime 20) was broken..worked till about 11:30 at night and got everything changed back to the stock chassis (that's a lot of work) track opened at 8 am..tried a few things and the car was freakin dialed....I TQ'D by a lap.. Won the main..damm I like this car..
So you won by a lap with the stock chassis? Were you as fast with the dime?

After reading about the recent breakage issues with the plastic chassis, the mods to add metal back to the plastic chassis for strength (which puts the weight back on) , and then your resounding win with the stocker, I really think I'm going to stay with the stock chassis.

Now if Durango would just make some more freaking parts! Stock is low everywhere.
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Both chassis have been out for awhile. he means the dimec +8. there are 2 plastic chassis the stiffer dimec20 +8, and the dimec +8 (more flex).
Yep.. that link goes to the Dimec +8.
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+1 Put the diff spring in a pair of pliers and clamp the pliers closed a few times. The spring will collapse a little bit. When you put the diff back together, tighten it until it is tight and then back it off 1/8 turn. I'll bet the problem will be fixed. Also note that he is showing you that the spacers go under the gearbox (between the gearbox and rear suspension hanger).
Thanks to all for the help. I think squishing the spring is what really worked. The nut sits down in the drive cup properly now and it doesn't matter which way the diff is installed. I looked at the new manual and it doesn't really tell you if the nut should be on the left or right.



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So you won by a lap with the stock chassis? Were you as fast with the dime?

After reading about the recent breakage issues with the plastic chassis, the mods to add metal back to the plastic chassis for strength (which puts the weight back on) , and then your resounding win with the stocker, I really think I'm going to stay with the stock chassis.

Now if Durango would just make some more freaking parts! Stock is low everywhere.
Check Exotek..I'm using their 6.25 rear hexs and it made a huge difference, really helps turn in and it made the buggy more stable over the jumps and overall handling..worth the money..
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I have been looking for a sway bar set for the 210 but have not been able to fid one. Is there on out there for it or anything compatable for the 210? Thanks.
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any one out there have or let me where i can get steering knuckle set for a dex 210. # td330339
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Thanks to all for the help. I think squishing the spring is what really worked. The nut sits down in the drive cup properly now and it doesn't matter which way the diff is installed. I looked at the new manual and it doesn't really tell you if the nut should be on the left or right.



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I'll answer your question about left or right with a question.....

If the diff bolt and nut were to move because of rotation of the diff assembly (it can happen if the nut gets a little wear) , it would be preferable for it to get tighter than for it to loosen. You could finish a race with a too tight diff, but maybe not if the diff loosened up.

Now with that in mind, which side of the car should the nut be on to ensure that if the diff bolt was able to turn in the diff nut because of assembly rotation, the diff will get tighter instead of looser?
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Here is the part, if I understand correctly he cuts the front (where the 2 screw posts/webbing are) off flush with the front existing chassis bumper, and uses the 4 mounting holes and screws to help support the front kick-up. It would look a lot like other brands front bumpers, but being a thicker piece, it adds support to the chassis..One could let the the piece extend past a bit, and if/when there is an impact, maybe it wouldn't transfer to the chassis, and would possibly be spread through the 4 screws.? I haven't broken a chassis, and have been running one of each stiffness since they were available..
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That is correct, thanks for the extra input
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any one out there have or let me where i can get steering knuckle set for a dex 210. # td330339
just searched the interweb and found this: http://www.waldorfrc.com/servlet/the...kle-Hub/Detail . says in stock.
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Anyone try aluminum towers? I received a set from Santa Claus. Seems to tighten up steering just a bit. Does add some weight but nothing that i could notice.
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any one out there have or let me where i can get steering knuckle set for a dex 210. # td330339
Worst case scenario, i may have some spare parts. Do you need a specific piece? I can mail it to you later this week. On a business trip at the moment.

Think i may stock up on whatever parts i can find. They seem more valuable than gold right now.
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thanks for everyones help.but when i tryed to order reply was out of stock till feb.
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With Hobbbico owning Durango, I am not sure why parts are suck an issue. It seems liek it would be very easy to get parts. They have owned Durango for what? A year now?
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With Hobbbico owning Durango, I am not sure why parts are suck an issue. It seems liek it would be very easy to get parts. They have owned Durango for what? A year now?
Sure... if you think of it just from that standpoint. However, now that a large distributor carries them, that means that more kits are being sold. With places like Tower carrying them, and the huge discounts for the supersaver stuff, more kits are gonna get sold. So all those parts are going into the kits. Then with more kits being sold, you have a greater demand for the parts as they break. My local "HobbyTownUSA" even started carrying the kits.

It just cancels itself out
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