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Old 05-28-2014, 09:31 AM   #661
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What are you guys doing to reduce the slop in the front hubs? It doesn't seem like shims would work, it's the hub moving on the shaft. I am looking at maybe making a hole under the C-hub, and putting a grub screw

Sort of like this one from the TC6.1 guys

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I bought some gage pins from mcmaster carr. .0985" and .0990" diameters. Cut them to length and insert. Slop is gone...
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You did that for all four corners? or just the fronts?

I just replaced all of the ballcups and balls with Tamiya low friction units to help keep things tight. The Durango ones were good, but they seemed to have become sloppy pretty fast
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Yes all the way around... I'm also in the process of going with Tamiya balls & cups. My kit parts were ridiculously sloppy right out of the box!
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I have sold all my durangos, and got flamed for building a maintaince free and strong durango, from durango fan boys, I keep getting pm,s for part numbers for the tamiya 418 suspension, please just google the tamiya 418 manual, and all the part numbers are at the end of the manual, you need arms x2, c hubs, rear upright, front upright, and hinge pins, everything else is a bolt on, no slop and strong setup, all the spacing is the same as well, also parts are cheaper depending from where you buy, hope this helps
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I sold my detc, I thought it was poor, very poor. "Everything" had massives of slop in it, the wishbones are the worst iv ever known and the metal is cheap. I have never bent 2 camber links on any other brand ever before. Good riddance the piece of sh1t
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Guys, if you're just going to post negative comments and flame, what's the point.

I have the car, it's a good car out of the box. I had other brands, and there is no such thing as that one good car. They all need little tweaks to work.

So far, this car has been rock solid for me, i just want to help Durango develop the car and improve it, because it's a great foundation.
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Car works great. I am happy with my first asphalt outing. Please keep your negativity productive and on point. It's a nice service Zara did for some. But I guarantee that majority of people will want to hear the improve myers made box stock or slightly upgraded.
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I just sold my 418 after racing the detc410 the last couple of months. The slop is there, but it out performed the 418 on carpet. The 418 may very well have an edge on asphalt, but I rarely race asphalt.

I sold the 418 in favor of the detc410 because it performs better for my driving style. That's all it comes down to really.
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I was curious about this car, so I am glad people are posting good and bad points. These are things people need to know who actually owned the car but do it in a respectful and helping way.

I am not sponsored by Durango and this sport is not cheap, so I don't have the luxury of helping Durango develop and improve a car that should have next to none in terms of slop out of the box...

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Guys, if you're just going to post negative comments and flame, what's the point.

I have the car, it's a good car out of the box. I had other brands, and there is no such thing as that one good car. They all need little tweaks to work.

So far, this car has been rock solid for me, i just want to help Durango develop the car and improve it, because it's a great foundation.
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Putting a grub screw under the C hub worked for me. Its a nice, easy car to setup. Minor changes in setup can be felt, even for a non pro like me.
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I was curious about this car, so I am glad people are posting good and bad points. These are things people need to know who actually owned the car but do it in a respectful and helping way.

I am not sponsored by Durango and this sport is not cheap, so I don't have the luxury of helping Durango develop and improve a car that should have next to none in terms of slop out of the box...
I'm not sponsored by Durango either, i just had tamiya ball cups from other builds and put them on this car, 99% of the slop is gone.
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I'm not sponsored by Durango either, i just had tamiya ball cups from other builds and put them on this car, 99% of the slop is gone.
Just the cups work? Dunno why I thought the balls were an odd size. Maybe Ive been in offroad too long lol.
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You have to change the balls too! Just switching out the cup to Tamiya makes it even worse.
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I have sold all my durangos, and got flamed for building a maintaince free and strong durango, from durango fan boys, I keep getting pm,s for part numbers for the tamiya 418 suspension, please just google the tamiya 418 manual, and all the part numbers are at the end of the manual, you need arms x2, c hubs, rear upright, front upright, and hinge pins, everything else is a bolt on, no slop and strong setup, all the spacing is the same as well, also parts are cheaper depending from where you buy, hope this helps
This is not entirely correct. You will need the c-hubs designed for the cardan shafts #54580... You will also need the headed bushing for those c-hubs. Those part numbers are in the manual. The Durango bushings have a smaller od then is required.
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