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Old 04-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #14116
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I wish I hadn't accidentally bought the type A Dimec chassis. I plan on doing the V2 upgrades. I did get the new type B gear case in. The chassis definitely doesn't seem as flimsy fully installed. What hideously ugly bodies fit the Dimec chassis?
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:39 PM   #14117
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I wish I hadn't accidentally bought the type A Dimec chassis. I plan on doing the V2 upgrades. I did get the new type B gear case in. The chassis definitely doesn't seem as flimsy fully installed. What hideously ugly bodies fit the Dimec chassis?
Your favorite - cab forward bodies.

But the finisher from Jconcepts looks more mid cab rather than forward cab.
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #14118
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Does it fit the dimec?
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I think the proline (purple) looks a little sleeker of the two cab forwards. The JC cab is narrower and sharper angled but yeah, it looks like the base of the windshield is further back.
Both of these will fit the dimec. The V2 side pods have a little different shape so the bodies for the V1 don't hug the contours very well but good enough for now. I will get a V2 body when this one is starting to get ugly.

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Old 04-06-2014, 01:59 PM   #14120
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If I could make a filler panel for the back of the proline body, it could be tolerable. The huge squished area kills it. I also don't like the flat, steep, square cabs off these bodies although Jconcepts is pretty much king of ugly in this area. They even found a way to ruin the original RC10 cab. Do both of these bodies fit the dimec chassis?
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:25 PM   #14121
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The old school V1 body won't fit? Can just trim less off the back of it? That's more of a low roof line isn't it?

The dimec is just 8mm longer and uses the same side pods as the aluminum V1 chassis right? If so then it fits. I had these bodies on the V1 kit chassis and just extended the body post hole and antenna hole back to fit on the +8 V2 chassis.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:41 PM   #14122
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Fredswain, I wouldn't get too invested in that Type A chassis. It will definitely be breaking on a bad landing. The two tiny plastic tabs in the rear where the RR hanger goes are just not ideal. It also sounds like you may have purchased the soft plastic one and not the dimec20, that could very well be why you felt it so flimsy.

Edit: Here's my post when it happened when the chassis was first released.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #14123
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Mine is the Dimec20. If it's the stiff one, I can't image how flimsy the standard one is. This one just looks like it's going to break. I intended to get the type B and just wasn't paying attention.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:13 PM   #14124
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The old school V1 body won't fit? Can just trim less off the back of it? That's more of a low roof line isn't it?

The dimec is just 8mm longer and uses the same side pods as the aluminum V1 chassis right? If so then it fits. I had these bodies on the V1 kit chassis and just extended the body post hole and antenna hole back to fit on the +8 V2 chassis.
The Dimec is longer but it is also wider and the sides are differently shaped. The standard body definitely doesn't fit.
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Hey guys I have a original dex210 and last night while racing I flipped it and broke the rear right A-arm. I had a spare and while putting the pin back on I dropped the ball that goes on the pin and can't find it. Does anyone know what that part number is?
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Here you go.
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Can anyone confirm the parts needed to convert the RTR dex210 to the mid motor configuration. From what the TD website suggests its only 2x idler gears, 1x idler pin, 2x shims and 2x bearings. Is that correct? Nothing else required like extra or different screws etc?

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I think thats it, but not positive on the hardware. Before ordering those parts, swap it over to 3mm, you'll find out what else you need other then the 4 gear parts then order everything at once, or just get the 4 gear parts and go to your LHS if needed for hardware.

For those who want a +8mm chassis without a cab forward body ie Fred, I've got a couple pairs of spacers to use the v1 side pods with a +8mm chassis so you use the stock body but trim the nose and body hole 8mm further forward. I think you'll need to drill 1 hole per side to make sure its well secured in but I don't think its needed.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:59 AM   #14130
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I actually have an ulterior motive for buying the Dimenc20 chassis. Here's a teaser.
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