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Old 11-01-2010, 12:30 PM   #1006
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Wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween from myself and Team Durango!
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WOW THE CARS LOOK GREAT RYAN, MY NAME IS ZEKE, I MET YOU BRIEFLY AT THE NITRO PIT, (I WAS HE ARMLESS GUY RACING).

I RECENTLY LOST MY JOB AND SOLD MY AE CARS, IM HOPING TO GET BACK RUNNING HEN THE WEATHER WARMS UP AND AM HOPING TO RACE NITRO PIT AGAIN IN FEBURARY,

I HAVE NARROWED IT DOWN TO THE DURANGO AND JQ,
THE THING ABOUT THE DURANGO THAT LOOKS INTERESTING IS THE FACT THAT IT MIGHT BE THE EASIEST MAITNENCE CAR ON THE MARKET. I DO MOST OF THE WRENTCHING ON MY CAR AND THIS IS HUGE AS THE AE WS PRETTY CHALLENGING

WHAT HAVE YOU NOTICED AS FAR AS LEAKY DIFFS / SHOCKS THOSE SORTS OF THINGS$

WHAT ARE YOUR OPINIONS AS FAR AS THE FREENESS OF THE CHASSIS, DOES THE DRIVETRAIN FEEL ANY SMOTHER THAN YOUR PAST CARS?
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:06 PM   #1007
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Took a look at Lutz' buggy this past weekend at the RC Pro Finals and it definately has some really really trick looking designs incorporated into it.
Very very nice looking!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:37 AM   #1008
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How long do people expect the ring and pinion to last? I feel the ring and pinion on this car are lasting forever. I know Gerd had a couple of gallons on the car before he gave it to me. I ran 2.5 gallons in Thailand and another 1.5 gallons here in the states and the ring and pinion still look new. What more can you ask for?? I've ran cars in the past and seen current cars go through more than a set of ring and pinions in a day...I'm very happy with how it's all set-up.

For normal wear items I would say the CVD pins are lasting at least 5 gallons because that is how long I have on them and still have only replaced one at the moment (because it wore through the PSM Aluminum Axle)
I would say currently the number one thing to have extra spares of are the adjustment bushings in the suspension holder blocks.


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Thanks a lot for your answer and feedback!

I wish you all the best for Pattaya!!

Best regards from switzerland!!

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Old 11-02-2010, 06:57 AM   #1009
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How long do people expect the ring and pinion to last? I feel the ring and pinion on this car are lasting forever. I know Gerd had a couple of gallons on the car before he gave it to me. I ran 2.5 gallons in Thailand and another 1.5 gallons here in the states and the ring and pinion still look new. What more can you ask for?? I've ran cars in the past and seen current cars go through more than a set of ring and pinions in a day...I'm very happy with how it's all set-up.


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A Ring And Pinion should last A lot longer then the round end of the CV shaft that is on the 408 part of the pinion.....those wear and now the pinion will need to be replaced when that CV end is too worn and Now the R+P mesh is all out of wack because its a new pinion on an Old Ring....that's all i was trying to say.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:14 AM   #1010
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A Ring And Pinion should last A lot longer then the round end of the CV shaft that is on the 408 part of the pinion.....those wear and now the pinion will need to be replaced when that CV end is too worn and Now the R+P mesh is all out of wack because its a new pinion on an Old Ring....that's all i was trying to say.
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We had the guy from durango stop in the shop today with both the dnx408 n short course truck they had on display at ihobby... they look way better in person
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We had the guy from durango stop in the shop today with both the dnx408 n short course truck they had on display at ihobby... they look way better in person
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We had the guy from durango stop in the shop today with both the dnx408 n short course truck they had on display at ihobby... they look way better in person
does this mean that it will b releasing soon???
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Sean that guys lucky that I wasn't there. Either he would have sold me the sc or I would have jacked it from him.
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Sean post the pictures if your allowed.
First thing i noticed was the non bearing mounted sway bars like in the prototype.

If they are production cars i think people would like to see them

also does the fuel tank have a clunk or solid pick up, from the picture it looks like a solid pick up style,
Bad decision imo if so, some things should be standard on all cars and that is one of them, imo
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Sean post the pictures if your allowed.

also does the fuel tank have a clunk or solid pick up, from the picture it looks like a solid pick up style,
Bad decision imo if so, some things should be standard on all cars and that is one of them, imo
I sincerely hope it does have a clunk. Try as I might I do on occasion turn the car over. Without one that would be a flaw imo.
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Ill get the pics up tomorrow. I didnt see a clunk style tank but I dont think the one in the car was production it was that smoke color that associated used. It also had standard sway bar mounting.

He told us the cars are two weeks out and the short course were three weeks after. He mentioned everything was ready a few months ago but they wanted to change the truck to fit the new 540 motors and have 100% parts available with the buggy.

The truck has a slipper-diff for the center, big bore shocks and they put the servo saver on the servo. Diffs, bulkheads and some other stuff are the same as the buggy.
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It also had standard sway bar mounting.
Standard sway bar mounting? How is the modernised one different?
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:12 AM   #1019
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Clunk style tanks are not needed and are over rated.
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Standard sway bar mounting? How is the modernised one different?
the prototype used bearings at teh mounting points
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