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Old 06-01-2014, 11:08 AM   #676
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You have to change the balls too! Just switching out the cup to Tamiya makes it even worse.
I fugured, bummer man. Its a good car, I hate to pick on it. But I knew from offroad that they would suck lol. And bein an offroad guy Im ok with some slop. But its too much for me.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:54 PM   #677
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In the past i used to reduce slop by placing a bit of clear plastic (like what parts are sold in) over the ball, then snapping the cup on. It puts a little material in there to take some play out. Not sure if it would work on this car but it's worth a try.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #679
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In the past i used to reduce slop by placing a bit of clear plastic (like what parts are sold in) over the ball, then snapping the cup on. It puts a little material in there to take some play out. Not sure if it would work on this car but it's worth a try.
Yep good advise, have been pondering that myself.
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It works on this car as well, just not the Durango bags as they are very thick! haha
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I received this car under a certain situation that helped another racer out. I was curious about the car and the geometry of the car.

Taking nothing away from this car, it is flat out the best out of the box car I have ever driven. The few times I have run it the car has worked exceptionally, and surprisingly well. It responds to changes positively and is very easy to work on.

If I wasn't under another tent this would be the car I would run, hands down.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:19 AM   #682
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I'm running the steel out-drives on my spool and I've noticed some wear already on the drive pins on the swing shafts. I'd love to run drive pins with replaceable plastic blades like other cars have.

Does anyone know why Durango wouldn't have put blades on the front too?

Also what about swapping another brand of axle assembly onto this car?
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:30 AM   #683
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I'm running the steel out-drives on my spool and I've noticed some wear already on the drive pins on the swing shafts. I'd love to run drive pins with replaceable plastic blades like other cars have.

Does anyone know why Durango wouldn't have put blades on the front too?

Also what about swapping another brand of axle assembly onto this car?
In the past. I have broke a pin cushion durning a heat. the car would pull in when on power. I personally like that there is no pin cushion. Id rather just replace the worn out part.
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I'm running the steel out-drives on my spool and I've noticed some wear already on the drive pins on the swing shafts. I'd love to run drive pins with replaceable plastic blades like other cars have.

Does anyone know why Durango wouldn't have put blades on the front too?

Also what about swapping another brand of axle assembly onto this car?
As Nick has said the chance of a ill handling car after a crash is reduced by not running the pin cushions in the front. If your running the steel outdrives its best to cover them with shrink wrap and then load them up with black grease, this will take some of the shock out of the pin to drive which should give you a little longer life out of those parts.
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As Nick has said the chance of a ill handling car after a crash is reduced by not running the pin cushions in the front. If your running the steel outdrives its best to cover them with shrink wrap and then load them up with black grease, this will take some of the shock out of the pin to drive which should give you a little longer life out of those parts.


Ok, thanks for the info.
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A number of the Durango team are heading to the ETS event at the fantastic Luxembourg track tomorrow.

If anyone needs any help or has any questions about the car, or just wants to chat to us, please feel free to come and find myself or Elliott Harper at any point over the weekend! See you there!

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A number of the Durango team are heading to the ETS event at the fantastic Luxembourg track tomorrow.

If anyone needs any help or has any questions about the car, or just wants to chat to us, please feel free to come and find myself or Elliott Harper at any point over the weekend! See you there!

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Has anyone tried the Split suspension blocks in the front (or in the back, or both)? How did you find the car compared to the solid blocks?

I'm looking to get more front end grip with some flex changes on the car. Suggestions? i race mainly outside on medium grip asphalt with Ride 32 tires. I have tried the Yokomo Blue springs, and HPI Silvers
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Has anyone tried the Split suspension blocks in the front (or in the back, or both)? How did you find the car compared to the solid blocks?

I'm looking to get more front end grip with some flex changes on the car. Suggestions? i race mainly outside on medium grip asphalt with Ride 32 tires. I have tried the Yokomo Blue springs, and HPI Silvers
Run the split blocks and take out all the upper deck screws except the ones at the ends. Start with split blocks on the front and add the rears if you end up with too much steering.
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The car Elliott is driving looks good! even using a velcro strap for the battery!

http://ets.redrc.net/2014/06/chassis...lliott-harper/





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