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Old 01-27-2011, 03:31 PM
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Nice chassis! Moving shocks back? Maybe Im stupid but whats the point?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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On another subject, the tranny case is the diff problem.The case will flex under load. Some Da is going to say Mine doesnt flex but they cant put the load it is under on it to see.
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On another subject, the tranny case is the diff problem.The case will flex under load. Some Da is going to say Mine doesnt flex but they cant put the load it is under on it to see.
I think it may be a combination of the case flexing (they all do), bad bearings, bad shimming (manual suggested shimming is a guidline and has not been correct for me yet) and so far of the 4 diffs I have put together all of them have had a high spot in the crown gear where when shimmed correctly, they bind. Saying all that, I run on high bite in door carpet and have not taken out a diff yet. After initial break in and reshimming my diffs are all smooth as butter.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:13 PM
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Nice chassis! Moving shocks back? Maybe Im stupid but whats the point?
? on the cougar it gave the car more side bite and less steering.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:09 PM
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Moving shocks back will also change rear traction (displacing weight transfer effects in conjunction with overall chassis).

Nice carbon fiber chassis!!!
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Smac next weekend, cant wait!
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by ABBOTT
On another subject, the tranny case is the diff problem.The case will flex under load. Some Da is going to say Mine doesnt flex but they cant put the load it is under on it to see.
Been saying this forever. I havent shimmed anything in my diffs and just reinforced the areas I thought were a bit too "flexy". All is well here, and I have like 4 spare ring gears I havent used since I tested the theory and I literally just rebuilt the diffs a few days ago and everything is mint.
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Interesting.


http://www.redrc.net/2011/01/michael...on-at-durango/
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:48 PM
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Wow on that link! ...what a shocker after so much success and after building such an impressive offroad team for the upcoming season.

Question: anyone having outer hub bearings fail or break? I'm currently having an issue with the rear left outer hub bearing failing, possibly due to current track with a high speed righthand sweeper after 80' straightaway. Not having any side impact crashes or landings and have been testing different bearings (Companies and model types) to remedy issue.
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Originally Posted by rangerjkb
Wow on that link! ...what a shocker after so much success and after building such an impressive offroad team for the upcoming season.

Question: anyone having outer hub bearings fail or break? I'm currently having an issue with the rear left outer hub bearing failing, possibly due to current track with a high speed righthand sweeper after 80' straightaway. Not having any side impact crashes or landings and have been testing different bearings (Companies and model types) to remedy issue.
Yeah I do, seem to have to change them often but I have some alum. tresrey hubs on the way with the larger outer bearing, so hopefully that helps.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by grapejuice
Yeah I do, seem to have to change them often but I have some alum. tresrey hubs on the way with the larger outer bearing, so hopefully that helps.
I considered going with the new hubs also and may have to in the end. Going to test several different types of bearings over the next few weeks before possibly going to new hub. Also have an inquiry in with Gerd, to see if Durango has some recommendations to mitigate issue. Really appreciate your feedback.

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:33 PM
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Have you shimmed your rear CVD's at all so there is no side play? I've used a couple AE shims between the cone and washer. Not only does it hold the rear drive pin in but prevents binding from over-tightening the wheel as well.
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...Spent all night trying to find a nice clean config for the car and came up with this. Body fits perfectly, clears the shaft, and also added a fan to the Comp SXX. That took a lot of careful planning and wire routing as well. But more cooling is always a +.

As for the above posts for shimming the cvd's its a must IMO. Adding a shim or 2 will take the play out between the wheel and the pin. Also, those 1/16 milwaukee black oxide drill bits Ive been using for wheel pins have held up perfectly and see no need to even bother with the stock pins ever again...only like 2 bucks at Home Depot lol. Been through too many stockers to even consider them an option at this point. But even before I shimmed the cvd's, I never broke a rear hub. To date Ive broken the initial front plastic brace, a steering upright, stock plastic caster block, a rear hinge holder and 2 old school ring gears. I also broke a rear bulk head and shock cap once while testing the car in the street but that was just a stupid mistake that wont ever reoccur lol. Loving this car so far.

With that said, after reading the above article, I hope Team Durango can continue making awesome cars without Vollmer.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:13 PM
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TQ and Win again.... no issues..... Car is too twitchy though i need to calm it down or smooth it out more. I need to get some practice time in so i can play with the links. Soo far soo good since shimming the diffs. I heard a couple funny noises over this one jump every few laps but the gears feel fine. I wonder if it's just the chassis slapping.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Konich
Anyone think the TSR shock products are worth a try?

http://cgi.ebay.com/TSR-Team-Durango...item27b839e44a
I was going to ask this same question as well. Looks interesting.
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