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Old 02-23-2014, 01:11 AM
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OK gents, just had a chance to look through all my cars last night and I was surprised to find out I finally snapped a front tower! The car finished the race just fine but the CF is fractured.

Any recommendations on different brands of CF towers or should I just go with the Aluminum and be done with it? Whether I go with Aluminum or CF I am going to craft some protective Lexan shields for the towers that pre-absorb some of the impact before it gets to the front tower. The rear is fine with the hefty Vortex wing taking the brunt of the shunts out back but if the shields work well up front I'll make them for the rear too.

All input would be greatly appreciated.
I got a pack of 3 front towers from Atomic. So far still only used the one
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I've been using the durango versions with great luck. I did seal the edge with CA though so they are super smooth and have a nice curve to them.

I've seen the Schumacher cars I think with plastic gards to protect the top of your towers…looks like a good idea but maybe simpler to just have the shocks reversed like the DEX210 and some other 4WDs so you wouldn't dig in when you are on your lid.

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Originally Posted by TorcRacing
Well, I have been waiting to get a 4wd buggy for quite some time, this will be my first 1/10 4wd. I had narrowed it down to the Durango DEX410 V4, XRAY XB4 2014, or the Hot Bodies D413. The B44.2 is too old for me to spend 1000$+ on a 2012 platform. The Shumacher KAT1 and TLR 22-4 are belt driven(I don't like) and the Yokomo is expensive and has 0 parts support locally.

I started saving for the D413 back in Sept. after seeing Ty Tessman drive with it at the IFMAR worlds in Chico. I have kept up hope for months and months but since I'm too tired to keep waiting for it.(estimated preorder may) Ive decided to get one of the other buggys. Since my local shops doesn't carry Team Durango or XRay I will have to order all my parts from amain, and because half the replacement parts for the XRAY are on backorder on amain I've leaned toward the DEX410 V4.

This will be my first Non-TLR car, I also drive a TLR 22 2.0 & Losi 8ight 3.0. I have 0 interest in having a belt driven car so the 22-4 isn't an option for me. Maybe Team Durango will be my new home. I have only seen one other durango at my local track and it was a 2wd. It seemed like a pretty nice buggy, I also like the different style of chassis it had, more F1 looking. I have till next monday 3/3/14 till amain releases the Team Durango DEX410 V4 so I guess I will spend this time finalizing my decision.

My timing is pretty horrible, back in Sept.-Nov. my local track, LSR Speedway in Sacramento, had a big 4wd class. Since 90% of the local drivers are AE drivers the new B5 craze has hit hard. The last 2 weeks they haven't been able to run the 4wd class because there hasn't been enough cars to race. This is the same day over 90 people raced in other classes. 4wd class is not looking good, on a positive note though. It might be a perfect time for me to get a car, practice for the next 6 months or so till some interest in 4wd comes back and I'll be ready.
If I were you I would have gotten a 22-4. Have you seen one race yet? They are ridiculous; smooth, fast, jump well, and turn! What is the problem with a belt driven buggy? Is it durability concerns?

Since you are getting a V4 its a lil late I guess... I have a V3 and its pretty darned durable! I have broken a few things, 3 parts total so far. Since my buggy has 3 races on it so far its not a good trend so far... 2 parts were things I've never broken in the past (inner part of a front axle- broke in half and a CVD pin broke on me this weekend ejecting the bone and ending my amain run) both of my axle/cvd problems occurred with no impact.

That being said I am still pretty impressed with this buggy and considering I only paid $200 for it since it was on clearance, I definitely can't complain!
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by zzztech
I got a pack of 3 front towers from Atomic. So far still only used the one
Just sharing a very simple remedy to replace expensive broken CF shock towers with a 3mm thick Fiberglass sheet shape and cut manually.
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Old 02-24-2014, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by LiL_JaSoN
so the durango machined spurs dont fit. I learned the hard way. Should of done some research first. The machine spurs are too thick to fit.

anyone know what brand 75t spur fits the rango?
I've been using Associated gears with the Center hole reamed out using a body reamer. If you take your time, it works great.
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Originally Posted by metoo
I mounted the tray 180 degrees as I wanted to be able to get the ESC out of the way easily to gain access to the servo horn screw. Plus this allowed the antenna mount to be where the body has the most space. My ESC isn't what I would call, compact. It also has a fan on top of it.




Sorry for the blast from the past here…but I noticed you are using a shorty pack. Very cool, have you run this with low turn motors like a 5 or 6? Also Did you have to mod your battery compartment at all to make it fit? I can't make mine fit and I have the same battery….

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Old 02-24-2014, 09:39 AM
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That setup should work great BUT I highly recommend to pay VERY CLOSE ATTENTION to the battery terminals because CF is highly conductive and if they touch the CF it will heat up the resin enough to ignite it and then you better be quick and efficient in pulling off your body and packing it with dirt/clay to put it out!

I had a shelf on my 4.2 and lost a better foam and the battery slide back and made contact. I thought it was a lipo fire but it turned out to be just the CF and I was able to extinguish it thanks to my quick thinking but it marred my venom shorty's exterior a bit and caused me some undue stress and anxiety! LOL
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3 Diff 410's shipped today. Can't wait to hear the feedback..........
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Originally Posted by Bman's 3XNT
3 Diff 410's shipped today. Can't wait to hear the feedback..........
Man that's awesome. Wish I was getting one. You have a more?
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Originally Posted by duckman996
I've been using Associated gears with the Center hole reamed out using a body reamer. If you take your time, it works great.
Originally Posted by LiL_JaSoN
so the durango machined spurs dont fit. I learned the hard way. Should of done some research first. The machine spurs are too thick to fit.

anyone know what brand 75t spur fits the rango?
RW Racing do spur gears for the Durango. They do 69t, 75t, 78t, 81t, 83t, 85t, 87t & 89t.

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schumacher spur fits i believe.

gunna order a 76t to try
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This may have been covered but over 1000 pages I thought I'd ask.
We're opening up a 1/10 scale 4WD class this year on our short, tight, grippy track, Im curious what my battery options were and leaning towards a CC system but not sure which. This is going to be somewhat of a budget racer seeing my MBX7 Nitro/MBX6TEco are my primary classes.
Any help would be absolutely awesome.
Thanks, really looking forward to putting a few packs thru my new DEX410R V3
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Originally Posted by AC500
This may have been covered but over 1000 pages I thought I'd ask.
We're opening up a 1/10 scale 4WD class this year on our short, tight, grippy track, Im curious what my battery options were and leaning towards a CC system but not sure which. This is going to be somewhat of a budget racer seeing my MBX7 Nitro/MBX6TEco are my primary classes.
Any help would be absolutely awesome.
Thanks, really looking forward to putting a few packs thru my new DEX410R V3
Battery options: Saddle. You can get a shorty to fit, but then again you are changing the weight balance of the car which will require a different setup change.
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Thanks Dino, that'll work fine then, rather not mess with the natural geomotry of the car, jus need to decide on a motor/ESC.
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Originally Posted by Bman's 3XNT
3 Diff 410's shipped today. Can't wait to hear the feedback..........
Mine is out for delivery today!! I'm ordering the needed extras this weekend. It should be up and running by next weekend!!
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