Duratrax DXR8-E

Old 01-11-2012, 11:46 AM
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It looks like duratrax wants a part of the 8th scale E-buggy craze.

http://www.duratrax.com/vehicles/ele...r8e/index.html
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:49 AM
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was just scoping that out nick..
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Dam ! thats nice
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that actually is pretty nice. includes the stress-tech guarentee on parts too (1 Year warranty on plastic parts)

hopefully the composite chassis holds up.

But considering the crap that duratrax gets, this looks pretty nice.

Heck, I want that body for my tekno.
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that actually is pretty nice. includes the stress-tech guarentee on parts too (1 Year warranty on plastic parts)

hopefully the composite chassis holds up.

But considering the crap that duratrax gets, this looks pretty nice.

Heck, I want that body for my tekno.
Yeah , as long as the drivetrain is durable it looks to be a solid e-1/8 ride for your average club level guy for sure..and I see one thing I REALLY like...same arms on all 4 corners..
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I wonder if the mount where the motor cam goes into is metal since the top locking piece is plastic? It may be a non issue, but I probably would upgrade that when its available to the alloy just out of preference.

reading the manual (it locked on me, must not be the only one lol) looks like the cam holddown has those numbers to help you set the mesh with the selected pinion gear. VERY NICE FEATURE!
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I bet the price point on this car will be extremely hard to pass up for those looking to build a budget buggy. Also did anyone notice the symmetrical and interchangeable front and rear control arms!
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I bet the price point on this car will be extremely hard to pass up for those looking to build a budget buggy. Also did anyone notice the symmetrical and interchangable front and rear contral arms.
yep...already pointed that out on the arms..I am hoping the price point is budget freindly...I have been looking at E1/8 for a couple seasons now and this just may get me into one..
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yeah, they look familiar but I can't place what brand they look like. Maybe Losi or Xray style?

It will be a flexible vehicle since its the stress tech parts I am assuming but, who knows that may work well on loose tracks and maybe they did something different on the parts.

Duratrax is definitely looking to turn this ship around.

Looking forward to seeing how soon this is up at towers sight and for how much.

the hingepin blocks look like you could do adjustable toe inserts, etc. A hopup on other vehicles if that is the case.
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The only thing i dont like about it is theres a lot of screws to take out if you want to get to something but i do think this buggy will show up in masses at local outdoor/indoor tracks.

The gear mesh cam is defietly a neat idea !
The shock towers are thin but im sure they will make upgraded thicker ones.

Maybe il get it when it comes out duratrax is finally serving the racing scene !
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I wonder how thick the towers are? They look thinner but that could be just the pic. Can't get into the duratrax site right now, saying its down for me here?

Oh well, I probably would get SNR to make me some graphite towers like I have on my D8 among other things.

I am liking what I am seeing so far. curious the side to side balance though since the ESC is on the battery side but maybe they addressed that somehow.

Also think the usage of Tekin gear gives the vehicle a nice "race" touch in the pics.
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I wonder how thick the towers are? They look thinner but that could be just the pic. Can't get into the duratrax site right now, saying its down for me here?

Oh well, I probably would get SNR to make me some graphite towers like I have on my D8 among other things.

I am liking what I am seeing so far. curious the side to side balance though since the ESC is on the battery side but maybe they addressed that somehow.
The shock towers are stamped plate (I'm guessing 3mm from the photos) they have a part number for machined towers under optional parts.

I've heard hobbico will have it on display at crcrc this weekend..
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Finally! I've been a bug Duratrax supporter since the original Evader and I've honestly been waiting for this.
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Some.serious serpent inspired design cues in this buggy. It even has the plastic nuts that come with the serpent kits.

Most notable serpent influences

Swaybar bearings
Zero ackerman steering knuckles
Lower shock adjustment doesn't affect suspension height or droop
Captured cvd pins

Heck, it even looks like my serpent!



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