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Old 10-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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Who's running the plastic sleeves on their outdrives?
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
Who's running the plastic sleeves on their outdrives?
I always have. I use the dust boots, and they require the sleeves to fit correctly.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
Who's running the plastic sleeves on their outdrives?
Originally Posted by flame56mx
I always have. I use the dust boots, and they require the sleeves to fit correctly.
I always run the plastic sleeves as well, but I put the boots on the outside not the inside they don't creep back due to the nub in the shaft. Allows a little grease and keeps things cleaner.

I also run the plastic retainers on the center shafts zero issues w/ the shafts when you run them other than the small part off the diff out drives tends to wear fast when you race a lot.
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:30 PM
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Thanks for the tips about the sleeves. I'm sure once I run the car a couple times the minor binding with the right side sleeve will go away.

Are most of you running the Durango boots? That's an option part right?

I was never able to get my plastic sleeves over the center drive shafts, any ideas there? They just seemed way too tight.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 10-31-2013, 01:38 PM
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I don't run the boots. My track is clay so no need to protect against dirt, also I can check the output drive wear without removing anything.

I've always ran heat shrink over the CVD's (both center and wheels) just to keep the pin from backing out incase the setscrew comes loose.
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Old 10-31-2013, 03:36 PM
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Default Initial review on the Sweep Wing!

My initial thoughts on it in regards to the thickness of the lexan was correct BUT, by very little. The base element of the wing is almost about as thick as the Vortex so it has a wee bit more flex compared to the Vortex, but some has to do with the simplicity of this wing compared to the Vortex which has several dips and angles. Where I did notice a greater difference were in the side uprights as they are noticeably more flexible than the Vortex sides, but that may be a plus because it may prevent the wing from forming creases that more rigid lexan develops when it's flexed too far. Also the quality of the lexan is top notch, Crystal clear and takes cuts from an X-acto the way it should. Smooth without allowing the blade to slip all over the place. Was very easy to cut out compared to the Vortex, but the dips and angles of the Vortex contribute to that greatly.

The one thing I noticed right away however is the upsweep leading up to the wicker damn, most specifically it's aggressive angle. I compared it to the Proline wings which have the most aggressive angle and this one is noticeably more vertical. I wonder how that will affect straight line speed and balance in the middle of jumps.

One thing I always do on my wings is to cut the side elements at a slight downward angle and roux the front edge so it doesn't dig in when it lands on its lid.

Overall the shape of this wing is superb but it could use a tiny bit more clearance for the rear wheels. Currently if I hold the car bottomed out square, the tires rub ever so slightly but in real world applications where the the chassis is rolling and the car doesn't land square, the rub would be more significant. Either way, I don't think it will be significant enough that it will be an issue in any way unless you run painted wings, which I'm a fan of, but shying away from lately. Stickers do a great job of outlining the edges and dressing up a wing and saves loads of time. LOL

The best thing I liked about it was the PERFECT shock clearance on my 4.2 with the outlined recesses and that's been an issue with several other wings. Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of this wing but will let you all know how it compares on track this Saturday and Sunday.






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P.S. Sorry it's not on my 410 but I didn't have time to cut the 2nd one. I'll be running the Vortex and Sweep on both rides this Saturday and will see which performs best.
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I never realized this until you posted pictures Rob but is the whole motor centering just a fad now? Never realized the 210 had the motor off to the side so much?
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Originally Posted by flame56mx
I always have. I use the dust boots, and they require the sleeves to fit correctly.
is your track fairly dusty? The two tracks I'm usually on are mostly wet clay OCRC and SCVRC out here in Cali. I'm not sure if the sleeves have any benefit other than to use the boots…..and since I don't have much dust I don't think I need the boots. Might be interesting to try though….

Thanks for the help!
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Originally Posted by 13Maschine
is your track fairly dusty? The two tracks I'm usually on are mostly wet clay OCRC and SCVRC out here in Cali. I'm not sure if the sleeves have any benefit other than to use the boots…..and since I don't have much dust I don't think I need the boots. Might be interesting to try though….

Thanks for the help!
Nope, wet clay, but the ability to have grease in the out drives helps the cvd pins and out drives last longer. The boots aren't just for keeping dirt out, but for keeping grease in, and dirt out of the grease. I will add that the boots don't last forever, and can be a pita at times, but to me its worth the hassle.

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#TD310022 for the outdrive boots. Here's a pic of the installation of the boots on the rear driveshaft from an older model DEX410.
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Sway bar kit, a must or not?
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Originally Posted by St33v3
Sway bar kit, a must or not?
Its a nice tuning part. I am running one atm, but its not a must have..
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Originally Posted by Konich
I never realized this until you posted pictures Rob but is the whole motor centering just a fad now? Never realized the 210 had the motor off to the side so much?
It's a B4.2 not a 210, but it is offset to the left considerably. If i don't buy the Avid centering kit I will be relocating my ESC to the right side of the chassis to offset.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by flame56mx
Its a nice tuning part. I am running one atm, but its not a must have..
Finally, I installed the rear only.
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