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Old 09-09-2019, 06:54 AM
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Which rear hubs should I get, the HB or Exotek ones? Do the Exotek ones hold up pretty good? The price is more attractive...
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:37 AM
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Here is my final fine tuned base setup for d418 on various tracks and condition. From low grip bumpy astro to smooth low grip indoor tracks. Works like dream.
Took hole summer to finalize this setup and get every bug out of this cars setup. On our outdoor astro track 1.0second improvement on time from 17.5s to 16.5s with this setup.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:56 AM
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Almost done with my D418 build (only added Exotek aluminum steering and rear hubs). Should be interesting to compare to an XB4 '15 which I also own.

Drivetrain seems quite a bit more heavier/beefy compared to the XB4 (not that it was a weak spot). Will see how this car does in low traction dusty conditions.
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Originally Posted by VulvaS40T4 View Post
Cannot wait your review of this.

When you build this i recommend to use this setup:

David Ronnefalk
Got to drive it today for about 6 packs. Fun buggy, started off with some weird (wrong) setup, but spent several hours moving towards this setup and every change was very positive, so I will most likely end up with something very close. High traction indoor clay.

Using Associated V1 blue springs up front which were quite a bit better than the stock springs. Did not get a chance to adjust shock oil or rear springs yet, will be doing that next. Diff fluids are 10k/100k/7k, feel like 7k/60k/7k might be better.
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Got to drive it today for about 6 packs. Fun buggy, started off with some weird (wrong) setup, but spent several hours moving towards this setup and every change was very positive, so I will most likely end up with something very close. High traction indoor clay.

Using Associated V1 blue springs up front which were quite a bit better than the stock springs. Did not get a chance to adjust shock oil or rear springs yet, will be doing that next. Diff fluids are 10k/100k/7k, feel like 7k/60k/7k might be better.
This buggy is very sensitive to setup changes and when you get it right is super easy to drive and fast. I like lots of on-power steering and predictable off-power steering. I think if you have medium grip track you should test even thicker center diff oil like 300k and also 7k / 7k front rear diff oils.
I found that this buggy has very much weight transfer in front and thats why it needs less front kickup. Im using those optional number 5 front arm mount which gives 6 degrees kick up front.
Also it likes high rear roll center and balanced high rollcenter in front.

My setup is very similar to david ronnefalks current. Just little tweaks to get it better fit for my driving style. Also those upgrage universal driveshafts are big improvement compared to cvd. This also depends of your driving style.
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With all the recently released option parts and the low US price of 449.- do you think there is a revised high-grip kit version in the pipeline? I am looking for a new wheeler, but as much as I'd love the D418, it would be way too expensive to buy the kit and the updates in Germany, probably more than 600 euros...
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Has anyone seen or done a mini truggy conversion on this buggy yet?
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Originally Posted by mes View Post
With all the recently released option parts and the low US price of 449.- do you think there is a revised high-grip kit version in the pipeline? I am looking for a new wheeler, but as much as I'd love the D418, it would be way too expensive to buy the kit and the updates in Germany, probably more than 600 euros...
I mean, the last one was released in 2013, so I don't think so. They would drop the price more if they were trying to blow them out, I think they're just trying to keep it more market competitive with the other newer 4wd kits. I also expect they would release a new 2wd first before a new 4wd.
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I like my D418, but not a fan of the emulsion/bladder shock seals. Are there any other seals or caps that work a little better?
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Originally Posted by mes View Post
With all the recently released option parts and the low US price of 449.- do you think there is a revised high-grip kit version in the pipeline? I am looking for a new wheeler, but as much as I'd love the D418, it would be way too expensive to buy the kit and the updates in Germany, probably more than 600 euros...
Next year, 2WD will be first.
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Originally Posted by RazorRC View Post
I like my D418, but not a fan of the emulsion/bladder shock seals. Are there any other seals or caps that work a little better?
I have great success of losi shocks and other local racers running AE shocks
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I have great success of losi shocks and other local racers running AE shocks
That's always a possibility, the stock shocks leave a lot to be desired.
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