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Old 04-15-2014, 10:59 AM   #14221
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Anyone want to comment on the Exotek carbon fiber chassis? Love it? Hate it? Broken it?
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #14222
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Would you guys say the -2 RR holder is better suited to MM than RM?
Best to run the standard RR holder if I am not having any issues with rear traction currently with the old school type A RR holder in RM configuration?
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Old 04-15-2014, 01:27 PM   #14223
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If the -2 rr holder is 2mm lower to the chassis if thats correct, then the fr holder will always have more antisquat even with 0 block, is that how it works? and if so whats the benefit over say changing the fr block?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #14224
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Yeah, I would think you'd have to compensate on the front block dropping to match the drop in the back but I think the thought is lowering the lower suspension relative to the upper camber link. Kind of like a different way to raise the upper camber link but also raising the GC of the chassis... more roll. Not positive on that but that's how it computes in my head.

Just not sure I want any more traction in the rear... I just got the exit push tuned out of it
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:21 PM   #14225
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Here's an option.
http://www.exotekracing.com/dex210-r...ith-shims-lrc/
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Old 04-15-2014, 04:53 PM   #14226
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That would be a nice part so you didn't have to tear it apart to mess with anti-squat settings. Will probably pick up the FR piece, thanx for the link.

I ordered the regular 3 RR type B holder to go with my V2 chassis , don't fix it it ain't broken right
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Old 04-15-2014, 05:28 PM   #14227
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I run mm4 and just too loose on clay indoor. So I made a brass plate for the belly below the rear tires to see if it will help. It weighs 99 grams. I now have 6 Durangos, DEX 210, 2 ea DESC210, DEX410rV2 ,V3, and a ST.
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:23 PM   #14228
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Good news- My V2 parts came in.
Bad news: I only ordered one front shock body. Arggghhh!
Aside from that mental lapse, the front arms are really neat. It's a cool design. The front tower is the exact same in forward profile from the V1 tower but it is set back a bit. You reverse the shock bottom so that the shock sits slightly farther rearward, lowering the Cg slightly.

One thing I'd like to point out is that the V1 was essentially a geometry copy from AE. By running a gullwing arm but not changing the shock tower holes, Durango changed the shock leverage on the arms. By going back to a straight arm but leaving the tower holes the same it's once again the same as AE.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:25 PM   #14229
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Your not alone, I did the same. I also ordered 2 packs of the new rod ends for 2 cars, turns out it takes 2 per car. I'm still waiting for the arms and towers, they're in stock on the western warehouse, but we deal with the central warehouse at our end of the country, so I'm still waiting for a couple of weeks. I've got everything for the back end though so lots to do in time for outdoor season.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:02 PM   #14230
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Finally made some time to dial in the machine and get it running really good. Made a couple revisions on my chassis design to lighten it up a bit. I have been running the buggy for a couple months with this design and its working quite well, and I've had some requests from a few locals to make a few more.
I'm going to be ordering material this week, and was wondering if there was any interest here. If so I'll order extra and make more!!!
The battery plate in the pics is FRP, but the production version will be carbon fiber. I dont have a final weight yet, but according to the solidworks simulation deal it should be pretty close to the car built with the dimec chassis.
Can be set up to run mid motor or rear motor, with all battery configs.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:02 PM   #14231
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That's pretty sweet. If be willing to try one of those out. Is it a +8 chassis? Can you do the carbon pieces in the same shape as the standard chassis plastic sides?
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:15 PM   #14232
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That's pretty sweet. If be willing to try one of those out. Is it a +8 chassis? Can you do the carbon pieces in the same shape as the standard chassis plastic sides?
It is actually plus 11mm. Tried plus 8 and liked the 11 more.
The chassis is the same shape as the stock side pods in the front, it is just narowed where the battery is.
I Also have a dest and desc on my bench waiting for the same treatment!
Now that I have all the bugs worked out of my set-up i should be able to start pumping out parts. Solidworks+cam+machine in you garage= lots of fun!
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Having had a couple desc210 alloy chassis made, all I can say is dialed. Make one like a buggy but 60mm longer (I think thats the magic number) and you'll love it.



If I had my own cnc I would of been pumping out those over a year ago now. There few I've had made, everyone loved it, better then any of the plastic chassis. I had ever less lightweight ones made that were like this, of course longer for the longer chassis. You can still make them lighter, but on the +8mm buggy chassis it saved 20g (20%)

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Old 04-15-2014, 11:03 PM   #14234
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What CAM machine do you have? I'm been looking at different options myself…
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Does anyone have a CAD file from the aluminum chassis plate TD320125 for me?
I would like to try to make my own one, with some upgrades...

It is the standard length, not the new +8 one.


Any help would be much appreciated.


Thx in advance!
No one?
It could be also a +8, or a +11 aswell!
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