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Old 02-28-2016, 02:04 PM   #10576
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Ya. I'm kinda regretting buying this buggy because of all this and I haven't even hit the track with it yet. Lol
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Old 02-28-2016, 02:24 PM   #10577
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You don't need aluminum shock caps to run the buggy... stock plastic ones are perfectly fine. The only problem is the first couple times they come off the ball stud they wont stay on anymore but its not like they just fall off when you are driving...

Honestly this car needs no hop-ups and is race ready so no reason to buy any parts.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:00 PM   #10578
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I've just noticed parts and stuff can be hard to come bye.I think this kit should have came with the aluminum shock caps. That plastic cap ball stud thing is something I would expect to see on a backyard basher. Not a race kit.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:29 PM   #10579
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Ya. I'm kinda regretting buying this buggy because of all this and I haven't even hit the track with it yet. Lol
Oh this buggy is awesome. You'll love it. I've had mine out about dozen times the last few months. Had no issues, but part support is not great. "Late April" for some basic extra parts is unacceptable. Just my opinion. I'd love to put titanium turnbuckles on it but ball caps aren't available. But it's not entirely necessary. I'll just wait.
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Old 02-28-2016, 03:45 PM   #10580
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This kit should have come with the al caps, a better steering rack , and clamping hexs. Its a tough car , I will give it that , but the constant parts hunt and upgrade conversations about what the car needs to be good ran me off.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:18 AM   #10581
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I ran mine for almost a full year (Indoor and Outdoor) on the stock shock caps with no issues, I think in that time it popped off only once or twice. At the star of Indoor this year back in September I ordered the front AL caps.

Probably the best upgrade I've done so far is the Schelle Carbon stretch chassis. The car handles the rough stuff soo much better and can drive it harder in and out of the corners.

The Exotek steering rack I just added back in October and feels nice and helped eliminate a lot of the steering slop.

For those complaining about the ball cups, look at getting the AE Ball Cups and the AE Ball Studs (2pks of the 8mm ones)

There's no real need IMO for Titanium turnbuckles unless you just want to spend the money on something fancy.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:12 AM   #10582
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I've just noticed parts and stuff can be hard to come bye.I think this kit should have came with the aluminum shock caps. That plastic cap ball stud thing is something I would expect to see on a backyard basher. Not a race kit.
I've been running the plastic caps for quite a while, over a year now. They are solid. Once in a while I"ll pop them off and put them back on. As a rule I always replace ball cups after I pop them, however I dont' worry about the shock caps as much. I just don't have issues with them, they are solid!

The D413 is one of the most advanced cars out there in terms of design. Get your's on the track!
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I've recently upgraded to the Schelle stretch carbon chassis, it really makes the car more stable and it jumps much flatter and is more stabile. Highly recommended.

I'd definitely suggest an alternate for the ball cup/ball stud combo as this is where the majority of the car's slop comes from. Also the exotek bushing set and steering rack is near must have to eliminate the slop. I'm not one to try and make everything super tight, a little bit of slop is a good thing! A really tight car won't perform and will be hard to drive.
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Is bending/warping the front and rear drive shafts common for the d413? Wondering if I should buy a set of each for spares. Also the center drive shafts (front and rear). The rear center shaft was slightly tweaked when I bought the buggy used. I replaced both centers but wondering if I should get another set for backup.
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Finally had a chance to run with the Schelle extended aluminum chassis. Car was good before, but I think it really benefits from the extended length and stiffness. I also put the Avid carbon fiber plates in the arms and that helped as well. The car seems much more consistent and predictable now, but still very strong.
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Is bending/warping the front and rear drive shafts common for the d413? Wondering if I should buy a set of each for spares. Also the center drive shafts (front and rear). The rear center shaft was slightly tweaked when I bought the buggy used. I replaced both centers but wondering if I should get another set for backup.
I haven't bent any of my shafts.
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Old 02-29-2016, 10:14 AM   #10587
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What's the difference, pro/cons between the carbon extended chassis and the aluminum extended chassis. I will be using mine for both indoor carpet and outdoor dirt.
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What's the difference, pro/cons between the carbon extended chassis and the aluminum extended chassis. I will be using mine for both indoor carpet and outdoor dirt.
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Someone correct me if I am wrong but I would think the carbon chasis will have more flex and would work better in dirt and the alum chasis would be most beneficial on carpet. But.... I just got mine all freshened up (bought used on rct) and it has the schelle Carbon on it now. But I also just picked up the alum. I run on indoor med clay. I am going to try both chasis'. I think the alum would also be good on dirt and clay too. I mean most other 4wd buggies use alum chasis'. Is the d413 the only one that comes stock with a carbon chasis?
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I'm pretty sure the intent of the AL chassis is for high bite tracks and indoor carpet.

I have the Schelle Carbon chassis and I run it indoor dirt and outdoors on 1/8 tracks.
The chassis works great and handles rough sections outdoors just fine.
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Where did you get the aluminum shock caps? I've been searching everywhere.

I use the associated caps from page 1 or 2. and the associated standoff. the only thing i did different from the post was a i add the team durango shock gap o-rings(TD330028)
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