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Old 09-30-2010, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rdeppen View Post
Dont let the metal chassis of the durango fool you. While it's a brilliant piece of kit it has it's draws backs. While the arms might be tougher then the B44 the drive line has a tendency to fail. The weak point is the CVD couplers. They require a steady diet of pin replacement.

If your worried about a B44 having a fragile front end heres a pro tip. SUCK LESS and hit fewer things

Serioulsy with the high end Lipo and Brushless motors in these little cars that are capable of 1/8th buggy speeds on a smooth track it's no wonder they shear parts off on impact. My home track is a LARGE 1/8th layout and we race 4whl mod regularly on it. We have 2 20' plus Big doubles. The B44 takes it in stride as long as you land on all 4. I've seen a few Durango's not finish mains before.
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Haha suck less is the key. Just drive better dont wreck and you win
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Well, I know for me the Durango inspires confidence. I don't have to worry if I clip a pipe will I finish a race...

The b44...is fragile. I felt like I had to think alot more with the B44 instead of just driving. I never said the B44 isn't fast. I mean, look at it's Pro stature
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yeah but it will help improve your driving to
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:17 AM
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I have a b44 & raced for 2years,my tracks i race on have big jumps & its hard to land down ramps all the time.so i land the car on the flats,. like alot of the other drivers do to.
but i brake alot of front arms & shock shafts & some time diff gears.i run mod & iam set up with parts BUT???????
IF i changed to a durango it will cost easily around $1000 bucks to setup the same as my b44 package.
WOULD IT BE WORTH CHANGING ?
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$1000??? Y would it cost that much?? Even if u got the full spec car just buy a few parts, and springs, as these guys say.. it doesn't break, and swap the electronics in your b44 no more then 550 (aluminum arm holders incl) for the R and no more then 750 for the full spec
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For the B44:

For some of the racers at my track that break shock shafts frequently, I get T4 shock shafts, cut them to B44 length, and use a die to cut larger 5-40 threads. Strengthens the whole front end. The Rpm small B4/T4 bumper can fit onto the B44 for a little bit more protection. Arms are only $6.00 and easy to replace.

The diff gears strip out after a few months of racing, there are just plastic gears. Make sure the cvd's are shimmed all the way out to prevent the bone from putting excess upward pressure on the diff outdrive when the suspension is fully compressed. you can see where the bone rubs on the inside of the outdrive cup. Make sure your transmission case stays nice and tight, and actually adjust your slipper clutch for track conditions (not just the 10mm it says in the instructions). Gears are only $7.00, and should be replaced pretty much when you rebuild your diff.
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Originally Posted by t8rtot View Post
$1000??? Y would it cost that much?? Even if u got the full spec car just buy a few parts, and springs, as these guys say.. it doesn't break, and swap the electronics in your b44 no more then 550 (aluminum arm holders incl) for the R and no more then 750 for the full spec
The fact the the full spec kit costs over $150 more then popular 1/8th electric or nitro kits and 350 less than the b44 should be enough for any being capable of cognitive thinking to know what to do.
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$1000??? Y would it cost that much?? Even if u got the full spec car just buy a few parts, and springs, as these guys say.. it doesn't break, and swap the electronics in your b44 no more then 550 (aluminum arm holders incl) for the R and no more then 750 for the full spec
ok if its $750 but is it still worth it ? is the durango that good a car i heard the drivetrain is weak.
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Not sure. I decided to stick with my b44. I dont wreck much and i figured for the money i could buy two brand new b44s for one durango.
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How much more does the durango weigh than the b44 anyways?
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ok if its $750 but is it still worth it ? is the durango that good a car i heard the drivetrain is weak.
it's not weak. Read the thread and not post hearsay. To me it's worth every penny. Some think that for that kind of money it would even teach them to drive
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The fact the the full spec kit costs over $150 more then popular 1/8th electric or nitro kits and 350 less than the b44 should be enough for any being capable of cognitive thinking to know what to do.
Well you won't get a S-class merc or a 7 series BMW for a price of a Daewoo do you ?
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Originally Posted by Jmuck69 View Post
read these two posts from the Jconcepts thread.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7976205-post3612.html

http://www.rctech.net/forum/7976239-post3613.html

The second is from a Jconcepts employee. I would imagine the announcement would come in the next couple weeks and should be available before Xmas. That is just a hunch...
Ahh, thats why you see so many b44's for sale right now...
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I heard they arent really changing much on the b44s though just motor mount rear hubs and idk probably something for lipos with the chassis.
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