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Old 05-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #14476
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Yes, I grind down the body posts and use Velcro on the side pods. I Velcro all my bodies. I HATE body clips!
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:13 AM   #14477
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Hi gents.
Looking for build tips, set up tips and car setup specs for a V2 brand new, unbuilt. Hoping to run it in 17.5 blinky high grip carpet, in MM.
Luckily Arn0 from petitrc, has created a page with a collection of tips and setups.
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/durango/SetupSheetsDurangoDEX210.html
The biggest ones I recommend when building a new kit is the bump steer elimination mod, and replacing the RF hanger with a metal alternative.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:15 AM   #14478
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Will this bodyshell (JC Finnisher) work when using the +11mm Chassis and running Mid-Motor setup?

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Here is my method for adding the extra mm like I suggested. This is with a +10 chassis though.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #14479
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In theory yes, the issue though is the finnisher was designed for RM only so it doesn't have the MM guides when cutting. Would need an original body in order to trace where to cut on the finnisher.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:46 AM   #14480
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Ok, I might just go for the TD+8mm bodyshell as I know that will fit.
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What would be needed to convert a dest210 to a buggy? Did a quick google search but came up empty. Thanks
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Too much. Chassis, shocks, arms, turnbuckles etc, a lot more then the $100 you can get a used v1 for these days.

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Will this bodyshell (JC Finnisher) work when using the +11mm Chassis and running Mid-Motor setup?
I ran a finnisher on my mid motor car with an aluminum +8mm chassis, just trim the nose as far forward as possible and go from there. Then just be careful trimming for the motor plate, trim a little bit at a time.
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I ran a finnisher on my mid motor car with an aluminum +8mm chassis, just trim the nose as far forward as possible and go from there. Then just be careful trimming for the motor plate, trim a little bit at a time.
Ok, I will give that a go! I've got an old +8mm body which I forgot I had, but will give them Finnisher a go after that
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:56 PM   #14484
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Old 05-16-2014, 05:42 PM   #14485
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what are peoples opinions on the 1.7 pistons in the rear? setup based on the loose track setup, but feels almost too soft.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:26 PM   #14486
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@cain: With what weight oil? Have you done a drop test? Generally I like to have 8-10inches of "pack" when using the drop test. Meaning if I drop the car flat from 8-10inches high it doesn't bottom out and hit the chassis. I will try for more pack, meaning a higher drop test if I the track has some big jumps. Very Generally speaking the more pack you have the less traction you will have overall.
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My son has (2) DEX210's and he's always had good luck running RM. I've got his other one setup with MM4 with the stock kit chassis. Anyone with any recommendations on a setup for a track that has a gear ratio of 69/32 and we run Panther Slicks. I'd like to provide a good setup so he can actually feel good about the setup. Most I have found are for sugar tracks. PetitRC seems a little dated on setups too. Thanks
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Luckily Arn0 from petitrc, has created a page with a collection of tips and setups.
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/durango/SetupSheetsDurangoDEX210.html
The biggest ones I recommend when building a new kit is the bump steer elimination mod, and replacing the RF hanger with a metal alternative.
Thank you for your help.
Is the RF hanger you speak of, this part?
Part #: TD330308

Will it fit the 210v2, and will I need one or two?
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Unfortunately no, TD doesn't make an official metal RF hanger. In my opinion, the best one right now would be the exotek one. Just switched to it myself and really liking it so far. You will only need this one the RR hanger is already made of aluminum.
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:08 AM   #14490
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got a race report here.

Basically was a tale of two vehicles lol. I lent out my daughters dex210 to someone looking to run another class. her setup was using the heavier 7.4V 7200 lipos I have, mine was setup inline for shorty.

Right off the bat, I had like no traction. I mean like really bad, no traction. This track however is tough in general with traction:

scroll towards end of video, layout basically the same:

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my vehicle was too twitchy, most likely from too much weight oriented forward.

I decided to pop my electronics out and do a similar battery rearward layout with electronics to the side pods. I ended up still using the shorty lipos, and when it was all said and done managed to have a better run, some much so that I had push in the mains.

To give an idea of the conditions, I found that using the step pins I had, which I think are losi red compound which are rare I believe worked almost too well, had push!

I did have some damage, I managed to bend a rear turnbuckle, not sure what brand it is as it was silver in color but not a lunsford.

The loaner vehicle had a broken rear carrier.

All in all, I think the big thing I need from the setup in consistent rear traction but a bit more on power steering.

Conditions range from watered where the steps work great, to drying out into dust bowl conditions as shown in the video. Very little traction at that point. Impacts seem to work well at that point or similar tread pattern.
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