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Old 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM   #406
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No crashes whatsoever, just casing a jump. It seems like the force of casing a jump(not that big of one) snaps the chassis. If you look at the chassis right where the structural webbing stops and the kickup begins, it is really thin(around 1m). The area between the 2 screws is where the crack happens. I believe it is just too thin at this point and the forces created when you case a jump is too much for it. I wish I could say it was my bad driving, but I am not doing anything that everyone else isn't doing at my track. The difference is that none of their chassis's are breaking.
Just broke mine yesterday - nothing crazy either. I also broke my DIMEC20 chassis on my 210 buggy! 2 chassis in one night. My DESC210 is hanging tough though.

So I was looking at it, and I know that the SC gets more abused than any other and having all the extra wheel weight hang off of it - but why doesn't it break? I think I figured it out - The SC has that bumper piece that is held on with the screws in the area that break happens. While it may not be much, but I am looking at modifying the buggy and stadium truck to use that bumper piece to, literally, double that areas thickness. Might just be enough, but not sure till I try.

I need to see about an aluminum stadium truck chassis... It could use it for sure.

Anyone else thought about making this mod?
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Just broke mine yesterday - nothing crazy either. I also broke my DIMEC20 chassis on my 210 buggy! 2 chassis in one night. My DESC210 is hanging tough though.

So I was looking at it, and I know that the SC gets more abused than any other and having all the extra wheel weight hang off of it - but why doesn't it break? I think I figured it out - The SC has that bumper piece that is held on with the screws in the area that break happens. While it may not be much, but I am looking at modifying the buggy and stadium truck to use that bumper piece to, literally, double that areas thickness. Might just be enough, but not sure till I try.

I need to see about an aluminum stadium truck chassis... It could use it for sure.

Anyone else thought about making this mod?
RCJunky1 was testing aluminium chassis for the stadium truck and short course. Durango DEX210 Thread.
He was asking for interest a while back, here and on oople http://www.oople.com/forums/showthread.php?t=110451
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Yup, if theres interest I can probably get them made at around $60 plus shipping in bare aluminum, I need a pretty big order to get them hard anodized, but if I can get an order of 50 buggy, st, or sc chassis I can probably get it done at a slightly higher cost ($65, if anyone whats a buy a bunch to sell locally I can offer slightly better pricing for your efforts)

I'll be calling the guy running the SC chassis wednesday, but so far it sounds like the ST chassis is very good. I'm now working on getting the length fixed as it is a slight bit too short (2-3mm) but apparently its awesome making the truck feel more precise. If your interested in a SC, ST or +8mm chassis, let me know.
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Just broke mine yesterday - nothing crazy either. I also broke my DIMEC20 chassis on my 210 buggy! 2 chassis in one night. My DESC210 is hanging tough though.

So I was looking at it, and I know that the SC gets more abused than any other and having all the extra wheel weight hang off of it - but why doesn't it break? I think I figured it out - The SC has that bumper piece that is held on with the screws in the area that break happens. While it may not be much, but I am looking at modifying the buggy and stadium truck to use that bumper piece to, literally, double that areas thickness. Might just be enough, but not sure till I try.

I need to see about an aluminum stadium truck chassis... It could use it for sure.

Anyone else thought about making this mod?
I'm going to give this mod a try to. I didn't break my ST chassis yet, but it is not looking good where the 4 screws go through to the front bulkhead. Ordered a new chassis and will put the SC bumper on the front, will probably cut it down also.
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I'm going to give this mod a try to. I didn't break my ST chassis yet, but it is not looking good where the 4 screws go through to the front bulkhead. Ordered a new chassis and will put the SC bumper on the front, will probably cut it down also.

for a $4 mod, its not a bad idea. might outfit my ST and buggy as well, and just shave down the bumper
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Can anyone recommend gearing for my setup?
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Hey guys just thought I should give my .02 cents. I own all there of the 210 and the desc410 what I have found is that the dimec chassis all need a front and rear slid plate and they will be nullity proof. I have made my own out of 2mm carbon fiber and it has worked perfectly plus is very light and does not where down like aluminum witch was what I started with.I would post my pics but for some reason I can't.if someone could do it for me I could send them a email with my work and hopefully they could post them for me. Thanks
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This is like my 5th time rebuilding My shocks and they keep blowing out Is there a company that is good out there for aftermarket shocks Or does anybody know what other shocks will work on it
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This is like my 5th time rebuilding My shocks and they keep blowing out Is there a company that is good out there for aftermarket shocks Or does anybody know what other shocks will work on it
Durango's shocks are some of the best on the market. You must be doing something wrong?
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I havent had any issues with my shock either. Might wanna go through them and see if something is missing.
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This is like my 5th time rebuilding My shocks and they keep blowing out Is there a company that is good out there for aftermarket shocks Or does anybody know what other shocks will work on it
mate they should last a long time if built correctly

go to TD website there is video''s etc and Ryan even does a video for bigger shocks but they are all built the same really

what are they doing to you?

did you use green slime on the O rings
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Are you assembling the shock caps with the bleed screw out of the cap? these have to be out otherwise you will push that oring right out and most likely damage can occur.
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This is like my 5th time rebuilding My shocks and they keep blowing out Is there a company that is good out there for aftermarket shocks Or does anybody know what other shocks will work on it
Where are you losing oil, bottom seals or top cap? Mine weep after a couple weeks, but very little.
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I just took 1st place in the a-main tonight and the TQ here is the race results. By the way i Love this truck i also have the desc210r, dex210 and the desc410r.



-- 13.5 truck - A MAIN --
pos Car Laps time name
1 6 22 6:15.13 Motley
2 7 21 6:19.03 Ryan Sagers
3 4 20 6:02.43 Colby Yardley
4 5 20 6:13.03 Paul Hatfield
5 2 20 6:14.52 Robert Yardley
6 3 19 6:08.24 Chris Mills
7 1 19 6:11.15 Josh Daniels


-- 13.5 truck --A MAIN --
nCar-> __1__ __2__ __3__ __4__ __5__ __6__ __7__ __8__ __9__ __0__
1 22.9 18.1 17.5 19.7 16.0 13.3 18.3
2 17.9 20.9 18.0 17.8 17.8 17.3 17.9
3 17.0 19.4 16.9 17.9 17.2 16.8 17.0
4 17.3 18.7 24.0 17.5 17.6 17.0 17.2
5 20.0 19.1 18.3 17.7 17.5 16.9 19.2
6 20.8 18.3 22.5 17.0 18.4 16.9 17.1
7 18.8 18.9 19.1 17.0 17.0 17.0 16.8
8 17.8 17.9 18.2 19.4 17.3 16.9 16.8
9 17.3 18.0 20.5 17.2 16.4 16.8 16.8
10 21.6 19.6 17.5 17.6 21.1 17.0 17.2
11 19.7 18.2 18.4 17.3 17.7 16.6 21.4
12 24.5 18.0 18.6 19.6 17.6 16.9 17.5
13 17.6 18.0 17.3 17.0 18.5 17.3 17.7
14 19.5 17.8 26.6 17.1 17.4 17.3 17.0
15 18.3 17.9 17.7 18.8 21.4 18.1 21.6
16 18.5 19.6 18.1 22.0 28.0 17.9 18.6
17 19.6 20.2 20.9 16.7 21.5 17.6 17.5
18 21.0 19.4 18.8 18.9 16.7 17.0 17.3
19 20.0 17.4 18.4 17.5 18.2 17.4 17.3
20 18.1 17.8 18.9 17.2 18.3
21 17.2 19.6
22 17.8
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____ _____
laps 19 20 19 20 20 22 21
time 371.1 374.5 368.2 362.4 373.0 375.1 379.0
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