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Old 04-02-2016, 02:20 AM   #1261
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There was a guy who was making the aluminum chassis a year or two back. I doubt Durango will make a factory one. I recently heard that Durango has discontinued their on road program so I don't know if that means no more DETC or just the Team driver program has been discontinued. It's disappointing news either way.
Wow. That's good to know. I was just thinking about buying a DETC410v2. The last thing I need is another car I can't get spare parts for. Looks like I'll just keep buying Tamiya cars, then.
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Wow. That's good to know. I was just thinking about buying a DETC410v2. The last thing I need is another car I can't get spare parts for. Looks like I'll just keep buying Tamiya cars, then.
You can still get plenty of spares for the Durango and optional parts, they will be half the price of the Tamiya parts too as well as having spares supplied in v2 kit
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Heck, I can still find parts for my Cyclone TC! I was even able to fit some Pro 5 parts on it just to see if I could.
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:22 PM   #1264
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You can still get plenty of spares for the Durango and optional parts, they will be half the price of the Tamiya parts too as well as having spares supplied in v2 kit
...and back on the fence I go.
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Sometimes there's such a thing as having too much choice! Truthfully, the only reason I bought the DETC is because I got it cheap. I looked at Spec-R, VBC, Tamiya, HPI and thought about going back to Schumacher (my first "pro" level touring car was the SST99 Pro, hence my name.) I was really looking at the Ofna but there are no parts left for that car. It was a lovely shade of green though!
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Old 04-02-2016, 10:01 PM   #1266
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The choice for me would be easy under normal circumstances; I have several Tamiya cars so getting another one would mean lots of parts-swappability if I want to experiment. Unfortunately the TRF419 is a thousand bucks (or 500 bucks if I buy from RCMart), and the TA05 (which has a tub chassis, which I generally prefer) has been discontinued for a long time and anyway the chassis is full of holes.
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The choice for me would be easy under normal circumstances; I have several Tamiya cars so getting another one would mean lots of parts-swappability if I want to experiment. Unfortunately the TRF419 is a thousand bucks (or 500 bucks if I buy from RCMart), and the TA05 (which has a tub chassis, which I generally prefer) has been discontinued for a long time and anyway the chassis is full of holes.
Tamiya parts are probably the best on the market but unfortunately come with a price, my first car was a TL01 and it was brilliant. The thing that I find racing the Durango is set up correctly it's just as fast in some cases faster than the cars nearly double its price
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:58 PM   #1268
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It does look like a very nice car, equal in adjustability to the TRF419 and the TC7. If I didn't already have a bunch of Tamiya cars the decision would be a lot easier; or if the TRF419 came with battery brackets instead of just holes for battery tape, that would make the decision a lot easier too.

I dunno, I'll keep ogling pictures and make a decision later.
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Well I just ordered one. came down to 3 choices, T4,Tc7, or this one. This one seems like the best deal.
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I put the same setup on my 17.5 car that i have on my 21.5 car and the 21.5 car handles better. y is that the 17.5 car pushs out of the corners but only in the left turns. is it a handling or is it tweked.
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I put the same setup on my 17.5 car that i have on my 21.5 car and the 21.5 car handles better. y is that the 17.5 car pushs out of the corners but only in the left turns. is it a handling or is it tweked.
Could be tweak it's hard to tell without looking at the car or tyres could be a few things to be honest I'd check for tweak first
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If it understeers in left turns but not right turns, I'd guess a weight imbalance is to blame. The motor and all of the electronics are on the left side, after all. Depending on which battery you use it might not be enough to counterbalance all that weight.
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Old 04-05-2016, 03:53 PM   #1273
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Thanks tweak and maybe old tires. i am geting ready for the 5280 mile high indoor race on the 14 15 16 17 of April my setup is on jaco blue but the tires we will b runing are gravity.
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Fyrstomer thanks i will put it on a tweak board first thanks
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You need to take into account that the 17.5 motor has more torque than a 21.5, you need to set your suspension accordingly.
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