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Old 08-18-2016, 10:34 AM   #346
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Thanks Cain. Nice website there too.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:37 AM   #347
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Can anyone explain why they use 14mm hex for the standard wheels? Seems like no one else does this and I can't seem to see why that's an advantage?
Durango I think was the first to go to a hex. The bigger hex is much harder to strip a wheel and is the way to go. There SC uses a 15mm thats very thin due to wheel off set reason and you'll never strip those either. It is a better system, but 12mm hex is becoming a new standard though
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most likely it was felt that it wouldn't strip wheels as easy as a 12mm hex. Some other companies have 14mm hex wheels, Sworkz I believe (I am assuming they are 14mm) has the wheel hex setup like a 1/8 buggy so the nut that secures the wheel looks the same.
Xray I believe runs 14mm hexes too. There's plenty of 14mm wheels out there. Easy to find since xray is a popular buggy brand(at least where I am at) Not so much for the 15mm hex wheels tho...
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Old 08-25-2016, 01:44 PM   #349
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anyone running 13.5 spec class? if so, how are you liking the vehicle in that configuration and any tips you have?
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:01 PM   #350
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What are you guys using to secure your wings with the Exotec mount? Any specific washer size that works really well? Should I still run the wing buttons?
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:49 PM   #351
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Love my v5. No broken belts for this guy!
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Old 08-25-2016, 10:04 PM   #352
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Uh, broken Belts are a thing from yesteryear. Today's Belt Cars rarely snap belts as they are made using the most modern, most durable materials. I've run against tons of belt driven cars int he last 3 years and I have yet to see a belt snap or even dislodge.
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anyone running 13.5 spec class? if so, how are you liking the vehicle in that configuration and any tips you have?
This is the class I run so I am also curious to know how well the v5 goes because I'm thinking of coming back to run a 410. My son has my V3 and it simply rips so smooth and is so easy to drive so I'm unsure if I'd go with the V4 or the V5, though the refinements in the v5 lead me to believe (given durance's track record with excellent improvements with every version) it might be even better than the v4.
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Old 08-26-2016, 09:10 AM   #354
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I wish I had driven the earlier vehicles to compare. All I can say is the vehicle just feels really good. Like good enough where the surfaces I ran it on with a stock setup (with a slight mod to say the diff fluid center) I enjoyed it. My last comparison was on carpet to a D413, and that one felt like had oversteer issues. Just didn't feel right. This car however felt really good. Could be setup related but the owner of the d413 really liked how mine felt out of the box.

question for you incubus: For carpet are you still in favor of a slipper setup? if so, do you recommend locking out the center diff? Also, any thoughts on mckune or rcshox style garolite pads?
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:19 AM   #355
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How much in the middle diff?
For really loose dusty track??
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:24 AM   #356
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How much in the middle diff?
For really loose dusty track??
indoors carpet I was running 100k, outdoors dirt it was 60K
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Getting ready to start the v5 build. Do I keep the original 19 degree castor blocks or do I put in the 21 degree blocks that I had for my v4? Any input to those running the v5 would be great!
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start stock, see how it feels.
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Old 08-28-2016, 06:41 PM   #359
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Getting ready to start the v5 build. Do I keep the original 19 degree castor blocks or do I put in the 21 degree blocks that I had for my v4? Any input to those running the v5 would be great!
What kind of track are you running on? I run on carpet 90% of the time and really like the 19* castor blocks. I'll probably try the 21* blocks next time I run dirt though, last time I was there I had way to much steering.
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Old 08-29-2016, 01:02 PM   #360
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I run on a indoor dirt track. Size is about 60 x 50 feet.
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