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Old 01-30-2014, 08:50 AM   #13516
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What should i need to make my rtr mid motor? Do i need something extra for the 3 gear mid configuration? Would this help for use the car in an asphalt track?

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Old 01-30-2014, 09:44 AM   #13517
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While my primary interest is with the gear case, I may pick up the front arms to play with as a tuning option. I do like that the rear arms have shock mounts on each side now. Since I'm using the Exotek LRC blocks and towers, I don't have a need for the new ones.
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Old 01-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #13518
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What should i need to make my rtr mid motor? Do i need something extra for the 3 gear mid configuration? Would this help for use the car in an asphalt track?

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Old 01-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #13519
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^Those parts are needed for a 4 gear configuration. For the 3 gear he doesn't need anything else.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:15 AM   #13520
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Thank, for the 3 gear mid motor do i need those too? :/ i guess i'm staying in rear motor for now... dont want to wait 3 weeks for those parts...
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:16 AM   #13521
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^Those parts are needed for a 4 gear configuration. For the 3 gear he doesn't need anything else.
Ohh! thanks! i read it after my post!

Is there any guide?

I guess i will try and see what happens
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:56 AM   #13522
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This is a link to the kit 210 manual. It'll guide you.

http://www.team-durango.com/pdf/manu...n%20Manual.pdf
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:45 PM   #13523
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This is a link to the kit 210 manual. It'll guide you.

http://www.team-durango.com/pdf/manu...n%20Manual.pdf
Thanks!! I have a little doubt about the manual.... In page 38, it shows on one side 3 different screws, i dont know where the 704004 go, i just cant seem to fit they anywhere, those are the ones i took from the motor guard, are the ones that are holding it to the chassis... It shows that they go somewhere just cant figure it out

BTW, i only need two more large screws and its done, i think is a little better for the motor for the dust isnt it?
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Old 01-30-2014, 12:54 PM   #13524
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Thank, for the 3 gear mid motor do i need those too? :/ i guess i'm staying in rear motor for now... dont want to wait 3 weeks for those parts...
You also need the center chassis brace, which I don't think the RTR comes with. http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD320127

And I highly recommend the 4-gear MM transmission over the 3. It will handle much better, and is worth buying the extra gear set.

You can find bearings cheaper at avidrc.com, and while you're there, you might as well pick up some spare front wheel bearings and tiny layshaft bearings that don't seem to last very long.
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You also need the center chassis brace, which I don't think the RTR comes with. http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD320127

And I highly recommend the 4-gear MM transmission over the 3. It will handle much better, and is worth buying the extra gear set.

You can find bearings cheaper at avidrc.com, and while you're there, you might as well pick up some spare front wheel bearings and tiny layshaft bearings that don't seem to last very long.
blew one of that "tiny layshaft bearings", killed every single plastic gear in my gearbox...
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:33 PM   #13526
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And I highly recommend the 4-gear MM transmission over the 3. It will handle much better, and is worth buying the extra gear set.
I know that the industry standard is the 4 gear but from my experience with 3 different MM cars now, I'll never go back to it again. If I can't make the car work in MM3, which is how my 210 is setup and works quite well, I'll go back to RM3. MM4 is the devil!
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I know that the industry standard is the 4 gear but from my experience with 3 different MM cars now, I'll never go back to it again. If I can't make the car work in MM3, which is how my 210 is setup and works quite well, I'll go back to RM3. MM4 is the devil!
Just curious, why do you not like MM4?
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MM3 will handle a little more like a RM3 because of the weight transfer under acceleration.

It honestly comes down to your driving style. Mid-motor rewards smooth driving with faster corner speed, whereas rear-motor rewards twitchier driving with better on-power traction.
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Well, everything is finished except for that pair of looong screws and those 704004 screws that i dont know where they go. Now i have to cut the body and its all set...
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MM3 will handle a little more like a RM3 because of the weight transfer under acceleration.

It honestly comes down to your driving style. Mid-motor rewards smooth driving with faster corner speed, whereas rear-motor rewards twitchier driving with better on-power traction.
Well it depends on the tracks you are on. RM4 is best on a totally blow out track. As traction goes up, you can switch to RM3. But normally I will use the advantage of the added traction even on low-med bite tracks, until there is enough grip to go to a mid motor 4 config. MM3 will have less traction but more cornering rotation. If you have no issues with grip and need more steering you can try MM3. But to each his own. Everyone's driving styles are different.

As for motor rotation. RM4 and MM4 rotate towards the front of the chassis. RM3, and MM3 rotate towards the rear. Depending on how the motor rotates, it affects the handling of the car. Having the motor rotate to the front will make the rear squat on acceleration which gives you more traction.

RM4
Rear motor layout, with 4-gears (two idler gears)
Suited to: - Very Low Traction / Dirt

RM3
Rear motor layout, with 3-gears (one idler gear)
Suited to: - Low Traction / Dirt

MM4
Mid motor layout, with 4-gears (two idler gears).
Suited to: - High Traction

MM3
Mid motor layout, with 3-gears (one idler gear)
Suited to: - Very High Traction
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