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Old 02-18-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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New 2004 4x4 Durango

Hey Guys!! Did you check out the new design for the 2004 Durango.
What do you guys think!
I think it looks different.
I personally like the Mark Pavidis Edition.
check it out.

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Old 02-18-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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Looks cool drive train over the batteries is interesting?

but I dont understand 1 basic thing.

we got this durango
and now we got this Bj4

why the heck dont asscioated just make one?????

heck I think I'll call up my machinest bud and start piecing one out of a b4 as well.

I supose it uses saddle packs? which everyone has pretty much tried to steer away from, over all I like it, just the rotating mass is awfully high in the car, just my opinion.
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Old 02-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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Looks like a mini 1/8 scale. The center slipper/diff thing is pretty unique. I suppose the price will make the old one look cheap

I'm still getting a BJ, dealing with a company across the pond seems like a pain in the butt.
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Ya, getting a BJ from accross the pond is where its at...
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Looks like changing the spur gear and judging the gear mesh for the motor could be a hassle. Lets hope if the Durango 4x4, and company as a whole, is going to have any better reputation in the states with sponsored racers, (after the last big upset with some AE drivers) they will at least let the racers keep their cars between race events. Otherwise they may have already soured themselves with the sponsored drivers, and their hope at going mainstream.

I've already heard a few say that they would not go back, no matter what happened. That is one of the reasons why the BJ4 has taken off so well.
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:40 AM   #6
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Looks very wild..... I dig it. I'm sure I could never afford it, but it's got some very cool ideas. Most innovative design I've seen in a while. As for the gear mesh, I'd bet it's easier to adjust than the tc3 mesh, imo. Rotatating that motor cam smoothly has always been kind of a pain to me, especially with 64 pitch. I'm guessing by the looks of it that the whole spur mount slides left to right with a couple of screws through the bottom of the chassis to tighten it down. Plus you can change spurs without opening the gearbox. Still not as easy as a two belt, but the other advantages outweigh that, I imagine.

The deal with drivers never taking the car home had to be a real pain. I agree that has really soured relations with his drivers. I was at Mod Nats, and nobody seemed to be very happy with Gerd or the old car. That was just my perception, however. I can't be sure.

I always got the impression that Gerd could care less if the car was mainstream, hence the high price. I think he's well off without the car, and is not trying to make a living off of it, but doing it for his own personal satisfaction. He's probably happy to just have a handfull out there, so he doesn't have to deal with the hassle of supporting thousands of racers. Just my two cents.

I want one...

And I'm fairly sure I'll never have one..... Haha
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The Durango did not fair well at the Tiltyard. Thats for sure. I'm sure Gerd learned a lot about his car here. I can still see Pavadis not lifting at the end of the straight and backing it into the wall. The Ae dudes were abusing that car big time once they got pissed at it.
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The design is interesting. I have to agree though about the rotating mass being so high. One of the things the shaft drive guys always brag about is how low they're able to keep everything. I mean look the the profile shot on a shaft drive TC. This thing goes the other way and sticks the rotating mass as high up as it can go. I'd think that would cause some serious torque steer. I've also always wondered if the torque steer was as much of an issue with the off road shaft cars as much as it is on road.
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And that protype body is the ugliest thing I've ever seen. Even the production body it's the best looking thing.
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I wonder how the KBR RS4 4WD BUGGY would do against that?
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It's actually a much bigger problem in off road, less traction and its harder to drive, It should yank that thing all over the place, diffentely an advanced racers car. The centerline drive system might compensate for the tork steer a bit though. If I was a beginer and wanted to try 4wd badly, I would diffentely stick with the losi for it's quality ease and parts avalibility

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The design is interesting. I have to agree though about the rotating mass being so high. One of the things the shaft drive guys always brag about is how low they're able to keep everything. I mean look the the profile shot on a shaft drive TC. This thing goes the other way and sticks the rotating mass as high up as it can go. I'd think that would cause some serious torque steer. I've also always wondered if the torque steer was as much of an issue with the off road shaft cars as much as it is on road.
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the older durango did bad because the tires were different sizes in the rear and front...
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thay's how the tires are suppost to be.
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HeY hEy!!!



I'm w/ jkerr... the body doesn't look the greatest but o-well i'm sure they'll make other designs for it though.
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Old 03-02-2004, 10:19 AM   #15
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Exclamation just wondering IF..just if..................

Just wondering if......Just If..........
You could have any 4wd buggy you can have...........electric buggy.
an parts were available what would you really get..

here are a few choices
-P8 predator tenth technology
-yokomo 4bc
-schumacher
-kyosho turbo optima
-Avante
-xx-4
-xxx-4
-BJ 4x4
-Mark Pavidis limited edtion Durago
-Durango 2004
serously!!
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