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Old 12-27-2011, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by TeamJammin!
OK guys, I just finished after 10 hours, putting together my new DEX401v3.
Still have to layout the wiring, really tight with the castle MMP.
What I cant figure out is how the heck do you get the saddle pack batteries in the car. If you pull the cotter pin out on the fron of the holder, the holder lowers, which does not allow the battery to slip in. Am I missing anything here? Do you remove the cotter pin, then remove the slide pin in the rear of the holder, put the batts in place, then put both cotter pin amd rear ping back in place? That wluld mean the batteries are meant to stay in all the time, or at least not easily to be removed
here's a vid. They're easy to remove, but you do have to take out the center diff. Some think it looks like a pain, but just takes a little bit longer than a wheeler with thumb screws
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:35 PM
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Out Freakin Standing! So its meant to be easy.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TeamJammin!
Out Freakin Standing! So its meant to be easy.
It looks like an intense process, but it's not that bad. Just be careful with the bearings on the center slipper, they like to fall off.
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Originally Posted by D-A-N-4-4
Hey guys,

Any advice on things to do while I'm building this beast would be appreciated! Also I'm going to run a 6.5 and am wondering, tekin or viper or ???

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Tekin Redline motors are worthless, they are under powered and both of mine lasted only one season, CRAZY! Love some of Tekin's other products, but they should own up and pull all the Redlines from the market.
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There is nothing wrong with Tekin motors .
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+1 tekin rocks
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:04 PM
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you can put an old oring around them and it will hold them on during removal and do not affect anything.

Originally Posted by gene1219
It looks like an intense process, but it's not that bad. Just be careful with the bearings on the center slipper, they like to fall off.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:11 PM
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Sorry boys, but even Tekin thinks their Redline 540 motors are POS's. They are redesigning as we speak. I speak not just my experience.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:21 PM
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S what are the best motor brands to choose from. I'm thinking the tekin rs pro for esc but not sure which 6.5 motor brand as there seems to be mixed thoughts on the tekin. Has anyone used viper? I heard they were good.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:51 PM
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rs pro and tekin motor for sure

then use hot wire and tekin site and they will perform perfectly for you

not sure what slash and burn is saying as they is heaps of people that run and love the performance of tekin products

my 10.5 is every bit as fast as other guys buggys with bigger motors in them it all comes back to gearing and hot wire mate

so yes +1 tekin not really sure you need a 6.5t though
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Originally Posted by D-A-N-4-4
S what are the best motor brands to choose from. I'm thinking the tekin rs pro for esc but not sure which 6.5 motor brand as there seems to be mixed thoughts on the tekin. Has anyone used viper? I heard they were good.
I'm using a new Reedy 7.5 and others at our track are using Reedy and think they are very smooth. Some are using the new Orion VST's. These are a couple that I know the picky'er/better drivers at our track are running.

I guess the power of the motor you need will depend on your track and driving experience. At our track I would not run a 10.5, I need more power, but for other tracks, maybe. I do know that the less powerful the motor the easier it is to drive.

Our track is medium bite clay, indoor, small, tight and can have some relatively big features with no run up. A larger track with low traction where you have more momentum before larger jumps, I might use a lower powered motor.

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Originally Posted by Catzilla
+1 tekin rocks
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Originally Posted by D-A-N-4-4
S what are the best motor brands to choose from. I'm thinking the tekin rs pro for esc but not sure which 6.5 motor brand as there seems to be mixed thoughts on the tekin. Has anyone used viper? I heard they were good.
Never used the Viper stuff, but we are very happy with the Tresrey/Speed Passion ESC and motor combo in Cush's buggy. Smooth with lots of power using a 7.5 with a small amount of timing.

He used to run an RS Pro with a Tekin 10.5 running full boost. It was easier for him to drive, but was just a bit short on power when running against 6.5 and 7.5 motors. It ran well without issue for him though.
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Old 12-28-2011, 02:23 AM
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Does anyone have the V3 manual in pdf format yet? I can't seem to find it on the Durango site.
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Originally Posted by Slash and Burn
I'm using a new Reedy 7.5 and others at our track are using Reedy and think they are very smooth. Some are using the new Orion VST's. These are a couple that I know the picky'er/better drivers at our track are running.

I guess the power of the motor you need will depend on your track and driving experience. At our track I would not run a 10.5, I need more power, but for other tracks, maybe. I do know that the less powerful the motor the easier it is to drive.

Our track is medium bite clay, indoor, small, tight and can have some relatively big features with no run up. A larger track with low traction where you have more momentum before larger jumps, I might use a lower powered motor.

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POS is pretty harsh. I have had several Tekin motors that I never had any problems with. The Shoe has been dominating Stock at Smac with the same Tekin motor for 3 seasons now. Sounds to me like you were over/under gearing the motors or something, it could be several factors. Tekin easily has the best customer service of the speedo/motor companies, so any issues you had I am sure could have been worked out. I am not arguing what is the best, because that is all personal preference, but to call a company like Tekin junk or POS is ridiculous.
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