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Old 06-30-2015, 12:10 PM
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Anyone have a link to a high traction carpet setup for the v4?
The few I can find are over a year old and for the v3.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:10 PM
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Anyone have a link to a high traction carpet setup for the v4?
The few I can find are over a year old and for the v3.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Reflexia
If your rear central drive shaft is not hot and it is coming all from the motor/esc, you've surely have a gearing issue. You can run some washers under the motor/diff mount to lift it off the chassis a little bit, which should drop the heat transfer to the metal chassis. Running Velcro instead of servo tape give you a bit more insulation from the ESC, but not a heap more.

If you're running the modded split battery strap I posted about a while back, you can put thin felt under the saddles and still have clearance.

If its getting that hot though, I'd look at changing your gearing or motor/esc.

I find if the saddles are puffing in either the Dex410 or DeSC410, its more than just raw heat, those batteries are getting hammered by the esc/motor combo ( drawing too much power due to high load )
Oh no, the rear driveline to the diff is napalm hot. The car is geared at 21/87 and the electronics don't come off the track at an unreasonable temp, like I mentioned above about 159* motor and 135* esc. I believe the only reason my batteries is because of the temp of the chassis and rear driveline. 'I'll give your solutions a try though, maybe they will help keep the heat away from the batteries.
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Old 07-01-2015, 06:52 AM
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Any have a link to a high traction setup for the v4?
The few I can find are over a year old and for the v3.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:06 PM
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When my cars start to nose dive, I soften the rear springs, and tighten the front till it stops.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:48 AM
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You can try PetitRC under setup sheets and under the Team Durango DEX410v4 sections. They have tons of setups for different conditions.
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:56 AM
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Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
Hi Mike,

Nice to ask people out there, what they would like!
I vote for one "without", the 410 would benefit from a bit of less weight up in the front, too.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:28 AM
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From experience I say I'd rather have a $5-10 part fail as opposed to destroying a $65+ Servo.

Just saying.

The weight savings is in this area are also not very significant so I'd Opt for the Servo Saver.
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Old 07-16-2015, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
The 410DESC uses a servo saver on the horn and it uses a one piece rack system like what you have shown or in-vision on developing, while the 410 buggy uses a servo saver on the steering rack. Most DESC410 SCT users tend to upgrade to the 410 buggy servo/saver rack system.

From my experience, the plastic servo horn from the kit strips very easily without a servo saver. Personally I upgraded to a metal horn and use the servo saver on the rack. In addition, when using the built in plastic servo saver on the rack, it tends to also break or deform. Hence why there is an option part.

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Old 07-16-2015, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
Perhaps a chassis that can allow you to fit a shorty on one side and motor on the other as well as run the current saddle system would be great. Having the shorty option will definitely be a weight saver in stock class and remove some of the front weight as you can just flip the motor mount to the other side so the motor in the rear, with shorty to offset it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
My vote would be for a servo saver. Replacing plastic servo horns on the DEX410 is not the quickest thing to do when in a hurry, most of the guys I know run an aluminium horn due to this.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeR
Hi All!

I plan to make a few new front end parts for the DEX410 and wanted to possibly survey your opinions on the steering rack-

If we make an all aluminum steering rack set, should it be with the servo saver or without? 'Without' the servo saver will help reduce the cost, complexity and weight and is what I'm more leaning towards since most wheelers do not have servo savers currently (if needed a plastic servo horn acts as a servo saver)... but I better check with you guys before proceeding!

Servo saver- yeah or nay?
Hello Mr Exotek

As mentioned already servo saver would be the best option, I run the alloy saver horn as per above with the alloy horn from TD and even with the saver fully locked down I feel it still saves my Savox 1258 from stripping teeth, I have never had it occur in my DEX410 but have had it occur in my 2wd vehicles which have no servo saver at all.

While I am on a soap box, might I suggest some additional alloy parts for the 410 range.

Front and rear bulkheads would be awesome if there was an alloy version I have had both break especially the rear as its part of the wing mounting.

Back when Jorn Neumann ran for TD he had alloy Rear bulkheads.

TD330003

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD330003



TD330009

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD330009



Also I am unsure how much market there is in the rest of the World, but down here in australia one of our biggest classes is 4WD Stock (17.5 Blinky)

Now lots of people run the Dex410 here but the ability to run Spurs lower than 75 is a real challenge perhaps a motor mount with further adjustment could be done.

As mentioned above and semi related to weight reduction for stock racing there would be a market for either reverse mounting the motor and a shorty battery next to it or mounting setup for a shorty down the middle in the back.

TD310156

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD310156



TD340019

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD340019



I personally would purchase any of these parts in alloy form in a instant.

Anyway just some ideas, big fan of your parts and all my durangos have plenty of Exotek on them

Regards Jeff
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:13 PM
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Plus two on the bulk heads, as they break and strip very easily! Plus they fit either the Dex or the Desc410's.
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Old 07-18-2015, 03:05 PM
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Thanks, friends, for the feedback! Looks like servo saver cranks.

Only planning a few front end components for now
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