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Old 09-01-2013, 11:51 AM   #12076
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I need a good replacement for ballcups as my durango ones started popping at practice this week.. I can't justify paying 80+ for the lunsford ones.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:00 PM   #12077
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Get a new set of TD ones. Boil them and replace them once they have popped a few times.
TD might have new ones coming out soon but who knows. THey are testing new ones but a time frame is anyones guess
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:04 PM   #12078
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does the car come with the correct foam spacers to run the shorty packs? I see everyone is blowing out the 210. For 139 its a hard price to beat. New platform on the horizon? Also does the 210 come with the +8 chassis everyone is talking about?
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:15 PM   #12079
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all ballcups will pop off, some easier than others. captured ends are the only sure way to keep the turnbuckle on without worry of a hard impact knocking it off. even the captured ends can break if the hit is hard enough. the traxxas ends are bigger and stronger than dubro ends, but create a bigger problem with clearance.
i've found the hd durango ends to take a lot of force to be knocked off the first time. after that one time they just pop off way to easy to keep them on. i just consider them a one and done ball cup and change out the one that popped off before the next race.
if i get tired of doing this i will get the dubro captured ends and shumacher gold turnbuckles and switch them out. one thing to remember when using captured ends is to get the correct height off the mounting hole. meaning with the dubro ends you'll usually need to add 1mm or 2mm of extra shimming to keep the turnbuckle the same height it had with the ballcup.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #12080
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I need a good replacement for ballcups as my durango ones started popping at practice this week.. I can't justify paying 80+ for the lunsford ones.
losi ball studs lunsford ball cups and any 3.5x48mm turnbuckle, 50mm is dex210 length but you don't really use it anyways ... The losi studs are steel and going up in size added a tiny bit of weight but not much and the only time I've had one pop off was when a front arm broke I think my total was around $50
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:40 PM   #12081
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Local guys told me to run the Shorty. We're would placement be at the middle ,front , back and do I reverse battery holder to keep it in place? Thanks
The advantage of running a shorty is the ability to adjust the position to your needs. No need to reverse the battery holder

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does the car come with the correct foam spacers to run the shorty packs? I see everyone is blowing out the 210. For 139 its a hard price to beat. New platform on the horizon? Also does the 210 come with the +8 chassis everyone is talking about?
The kit doesn't come with foam spacers for shorty packs, I recommend http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...tery-Block-Set for ease of fitment.
Rumor is early next year for a v2.
The kit comes with the standard length aluminium chassis, the +8mm are optional plastic chassis, available in two different types normal #TD320229 and stiffer #TD320247.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:07 PM   #12082
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New car coming soon and Tower is blowing out the kits which means they'll sell alot and alot parts to go with. Sounds like a sound plan to me.

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Old 09-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #12083
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Lets not feed the trolls guys... lets keep it about the Dex! Page cleaned.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:19 AM   #12084
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I just ordered one of these buggies. I have heard from a couple of guys at my LHS that they were having problems with the rear hubs breaking and the rear diff case from the ball link.
Is there any most have parts for this car? I have been reading and just haven't seen the must haves yet.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:11 AM   #12085
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I just ordered one of these buggies. I have heard from a couple of guys at my LHS that they were having problems with the rear hubs breaking and the rear diff case from the ball link.
Is there any most have parts for this car? I have been reading and just haven't seen the must haves yet.
Never broke a hub or diff case. There are a few people on here that have had diff case problems, so I added a carbon ball stub mount - there are a bunch of different companies producing these.
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I just ordered one of these buggies. I have heard from a couple of guys at my LHS that they were having problems with the rear hubs breaking and the rear diff case from the ball link.
Is there any most have parts for this car? I have been reading and just haven't seen the must haves yet.
Never broke a rear hub. If you're concerned, buy the aluminum upgrade. TD/Exotek/Tresrey make some.

Broke 2 trans cases. They are a pita to change. Especially if you run RM. I'm planning on getting the Tresrey CF rack for this.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #12087
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I broke the tranny case first night out. Made my own outta carbon fiber. It wasn't too hard. Never broke a rear hub.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:32 AM   #12088
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For the trans case I drill another ball stud hole in from the stock hole. I never broke one in the stock location, but I did it as a preventative measure.
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Broke many rear hubs, still don't really know what I did wrong. I think there is not enough material around upper holes. Replaced with TD alu hubs, no more problem. I never broke a single hub on my DESC210 and they are the same.
I also broke a diff case. I built my own CF plate, looking like Tresrey's one and it's ok. There again, my DESC has the same piece and I never broke it...
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Sumo Racing Products has a very simple but efficient gearbox brace for the 210 series. I have been running one for almost a year on both dex210 and desc210 and have not broken a gearbox since.
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