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Old 01-15-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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Default Looking to go from MBX6 to Durango...

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I have a MBX6 now and thinking about getting the new durango buggy. Has any one made the jump from the Mugen to Durango and would like to tell me what they think so far?

I LOVE my Mugen BUT......I saw the Durango at the track today and it looked FASSSSSTT and Smooth...

Let me know.

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Old 01-15-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
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Maybe it was the driver. They do look like a nice buggy. Maybe you could ask if you can take it for a few laps. Most racers are cool and will let you. It would be the best way to find out if you like it before buying one. No one around here has one that I'm aware of yet. If I see one I'll wheel it and compare it to my 6. It would have to be pretty amazing to make me switch though.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #3
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i seen one in person... looks nice prety spendy next to the older buggys.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:40 PM   #4
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I agree on the driver. However, the car looked solid. Not to mention I started at 5:30am at the race track today.....made the A main....then broke in the practice lap before main at 6Pm. Maybe I am just not thinking clearly.
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I agree on the driver. However, the car looked solid. Not to mention I started at 5:30am at the race track today.....made the A main....then broke in the practice lap before main at 6Pm. Maybe I am just not thinking clearly.
Damn that's a long day and to break like that before the main.. After a day like that it would be hard to think about anything else but drinking and I don't drink!
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:01 AM   #6
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I had an mbx6 and just recently changed to the dnx408. Should you change - absolutely yes!! It is an awesome car to drive. It accelerates quickly, turns on a dime, jumps great (you do need to change the rear springs) and looks fantastic

The engineering on this car is unreal. You get some pretty cool things that just aren't STD on the mbx6 such as aluminum fr and rear shock towers. Maintenance is easy - the diffs come out in a minute.

The other thing is the support. It is awesome. Getting info direct from the likes of Ryan Lutz and team durango is great - you just don't get that from mugen. Help is not that far away. There were some minor issues with the build but they are not major.

I have a mbx6t and will be changing when the td truggy comes out.

You will not be disappointed.
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Old 01-16-2011, 03:25 PM   #7
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What do you find is NOT GOOD about it compared to the MBX6...??

Meaning...what do you find saying "I miss that about the Mbx6".
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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The Mugen is a great car, I switched to Durango from the RC8 and I could not be happier. If you switch, you will not be dissappointed. I know many that are switching or thinking about it. Parts are very well priced so the kit being higher than normal is no big deal. You get every penny worth though. The kit is the highest quality I have seen even compared to the Kyosho.

Since Mugen makes strictly race cars, you will like TD.

I know some fast Mugens too
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:30 AM   #9
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I switched from a Losi buggy and truggy to the during and a 6t. The 6t is awesome it's definatly a drivers truck. I like the Durango buggy better than my Losi and that's saying a lot. Sure theres the new car hype but I find the dnx easier to drive fast. I think think the losi jumped a little better but the dnx does everything else better. It's very predictable where I felt that the Losi was not. And I agree on the rear springs the stock springs are too stiff.
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I am in the same boat here. Wondering if I should dump my Mbx6 for a Dnx408. I really have ZERO issues about my Mbx6 is the retarded thing. It's quality and durability is second to none imo. It's crazy how long everything lasts on a Mugen. I'm sure Xray drivers can say the same. Now it's time to see if Durango guys are also saying the same in due time.

As for driving characteristics.....the Mbx6 pillow-ball soaks rough tracks like no other and I love this about the Mbx6. The Durango (and my only hesitation about it) looks very lo profile ala Losi/Xray vibe. It looks like it could be ridgid too. In other words, without driving it, it seems like a great smooth track car, but may struggle on the bigger rough tracks. That's me just babbling and going off looks only.

In short, how does it hold up, does it handle bumps and big tracks.
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I switched from a Losi buggy and truggy to the during and a 6t. The 6t is awesome it's definatly a drivers truck. I like the Durango buggy better than my Losi and that's saying a lot. Sure theres the new car hype but I find the dnx easier to drive fast. I think think the losi jumped a little better but the dnx does everything else better. It's very predictable where I felt that the Losi was not. And I agree on the rear springs the stock springs are too stiff.
Frank what car did u chase around the track this weekend ?
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Frank what car did u chase around the track this weekend ?
"THE CAR"
Now that's funny right there!!
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just finished my dnx. i love the car. for a first ed. its great. if you use o.s engines you will need to shave a few mm's from the rear chassis brace in order to get the proper gear mesh. im not a true fan of the linkage but whatever. heres some pics, no expense was spared in this build.
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just finished my dnx. i love the car. for a first ed. its great. if you use o.s engines you will need to shave a few mm's from the rear chassis brace in order to get the proper gear mesh. im not a true fan of the linkage but whatever. heres some pics, no expense was spared in this build.
What's that wire going from your receiver box to your engine?
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What's that wire going from your receiver box to your engine?
Looks to be a Telemetry temperature wire.
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