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Old 02-17-2014, 11:26 PM   #13771
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I agree wait for the V2. I am quite excited to try the V2 parts. But aside from the bad parts experience I've had (not breakage but badly machined spare and upgrade parts) the buggy is a damn quick little thing once it's all together.
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So, speaking from an engineering point of view, what exactly is the purpose of the 3 vs 4 gear transmission?
It obviously changes the direction of rotation from the motor to the wheels but that's really the only use I can see for it.

If someone has a technical/theoretical explanation, I would love that lol
Reversing the rotation of the motor pushes the rear wheels down, increasing on-throttle rear traction.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:08 AM   #13773
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Reversing the rotation of the motor pushes the rear wheels down, increasing on-throttle rear traction.
Right, didnt think about the rotating mass of the motor.

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:52 PM   #13774
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For those that want the Lunsford turnbuckles without forking over a C-note to get the titanium conversion kit, you can also get these: LNS1066, and LNS1064 as titanium replacements.

They keep the same 3mm thread as the stockers, and the Lunsfords are only 1mm shorter. Which is negligible imo. Just thought I'd share since I am still finding small ways to lighten this little piggy.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:07 PM   #13775
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For those that want the Lunsford turnbuckles without forking over a C-note to get the titanium conversion kit, you can also get these: LNS1066, and LNS1064 as titanium replacements.

They keep the same 3mm thread as the stockers, and the Lunsfords are only 1mm shorter. Which is negligible imo. Just thought I'd share since I am still finding small ways to lighten this little piggy.
While only a very small weight saving, replacing all the steel 3x6x0.5mm washers with the aluminium ones is another option. TD offers gold TD709007, red TD709043 and olive TD709047 colored options.
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While only a very small weight saving, replacing all the steel 3x6x0.5mm washers with the aluminium ones is another option. TD offers gold TD709007, red TD709043 and olive TD709047 colored options.
Much appreciated bud :-) I am trying to avoid carbon parts for now so every bit is useful.
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While only a very small weight saving, replacing all the steel 3x6x0.5mm washers with the aluminium ones is another option. TD offers gold TD709007, red TD709043 and olive TD709047 colored options.

Has anyone gone to any great length to shave as much weight as possible from the Dex210 and listed the best ways to get there with starting and finishing weight?
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:00 PM   #13778
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Has anyone gone to any great length to shave as much weight as possible from the Dex210 and listed the best ways to get there with starting and finishing weight?
there is a post a few pages back that has some good lightweight tips to go with. What I've seen so far:

Durango aluminum cvd's
Durango Lightweight outdrives for the gear diff
Aluminum washers to replace steel washers
Titanium screws if you can source them (olanders can do it, but it is PRICEY doing it individually)
Rear CF tower (Maybe front too? Not sure with the aluminum camber links though)
Lunsford turnbuckles 1-5/8" for the fronts
Lunsford turnbuckles 1-3/8" for the rear
Low-profile servo
Shorty pack
Exotek motor plate
Molded gear diffs


I hope to get some sort of scale soon to see what the weight difference is for most of these
May have missed a couple
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there is a post a few pages back that has some good lightweight tips to go with. What I've seen so far:

Durango aluminum cvd's
Durango Lightweight outdrives for the gear diff
Aluminum washers to replace steel washers
Titanium screws if you can source them (olanders can do it, but it is PRICEY doing it individually)
Rear CF tower (Maybe front too? Not sure with the aluminum camber links though)
Lunsford turnbuckles 1-5/8" for the fronts
Lunsford turnbuckles 1-3/8" for the rear
Low-profile servo
Shorty pack
Exotek motor plate
Molded gear diffs


I hope to get some sort of scale soon to see what the weight difference is for most of these
May have missed a couple
Good to know. I'm about 90% there on these items. Where does the buggy have steel washers?
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I started in that range with a Speed Passion V3 17.5, I'm now running 34/69.

Ditto this combination works best for me 34-35/69
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #13781
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Good to know. I'm about 90% there on these items. didn't know Durango made aluminum cvd's. Where does the buggy have steel washers?
They are just aluminum CVD axles, not the shaft itself, but yeh they are on their website.

The only steel washers I was able to pick out in the kit are in the front steering hubs spacing out the axle, the spacers used for the gearbox screws, the steering rack and the spacers used to mount the servo. There may be others, but Durango only lists those as steel washers.
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They are just aluminum CVD axles, not the shaft itself, but yeh they are on their website.

The only steel washers I was able to pick out in the kit are in the front steering hubs spacing out the axle, the spacers used for the gearbox screws, the steering rack and the spacers used to mount the servo. There may be others, but Durango only lists those as steel washers.
Yeah I've got those as well. For some reason I was thinking the dog bones. I need to get mine on a scale as I think I've done everything possible so mine should be fairly light.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:00 AM   #13783
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Yeah I've got those as well. For some reason I was thinking the dog bones. I need to get mine on a scale as I think I've done everything possible so mine should be fairly light.
Let me know what you end up with man. I am wondering what I can expect fully lightened.
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If you really want to get the weight down, use a dimec chassis and standard bore shocks.
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If you really want to get the weight down, use a dimec chassis and standard bore shocks.
Have been running the Dimec chassis since I built it. Hadn't thought about small bores, but my buggy handles so well I'd hate to start over.
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