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Durango DEST210r vs. Associated T4.1 FT

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:37 AM
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Default Durango DEST210r vs. Associated T4.1 FT

vs. Kyosho RT5 vs. Firestorm Flux.

- how does each car run on the track ?
- a top a durability ?
- what to chose for racing ?
- what electronics to use ?
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Originally Posted by lamav4 View Post
vs. Kyosho RT5 vs. Firestorm Flux.

- how does each car run on the track ?
- a top a durability ?
- what to chose for racing ?
- what electronics to use ?
I race an RT5 w/ bb against a few T4.1's and some other trucks. Mine is more planted, feels more solid vs the T4.1's on a loose top/hardpack wet outdoor track. We think it's due to the shocks more than anything else.

It's also a lot quieter (gearbox wise) than the associateds and losis if that means anything to you.

Seen a few T4.1's break but couldn't really tell you what is fragile, other than their ball diffs failing faster than my rt5 balldiff. Only thing I've broken on my RT5 is a rear hub from one too many cartwheels - get a metal ones or buy a few spares.

Seen a firestorm flux go around. Skip it if you plan to race seriously.

I'm very interested in that durango truck, I really liked the buggy. I hated their balldiff though. Couldn't comment on durability.
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I've owned several t4's and now currently own a dest210r. I haven't been able to drive the durango that much but the main things I don't like about the rango so far is.

- Turnbuckles pop off very easy
- Balldiff is terrible as far as how its built compared to AE IMO

However I really like how tunable the durango is compared to the t4:

- Droop screws
- 4 different types of motor setups
- tuning options with diff. placments of the battery mounts
- big bore shocks
- parts feel stronger and more durable (but time will tell after I can run more laps on it)
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RT5 is super solid, great diff, best shocks. I am never switching.
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Originally Posted by ilanstylz View Post
I've owned several t4's and now currently own a dest210r. I haven't been able to drive the durango that much but the main things I don't like about the rango so far is.

- Turnbuckles pop off very easy
- Balldiff is terrible as far as how its built compared to AE IMO

However I really like how tunable the durango is compared to the t4:

- Droop screws
- 4 different types of motor setups
- tuning options with diff. placments of the battery mounts
- big bore shocks
- parts feel stronger and more durable (but time will tell after I can run more laps on it)
Strange because I think the diff is 100% better than the AE. Did you follow the online diff guide??
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Strange because I think the diff is 100% better than the AE. Did you follow the online diff guide??
+1- the build is a bit more involved, and will bite you if you don't get the details right. But once together it's the nicest diff I've built, hands down.
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Kyosho I like the most but the local distributor sells it with at least 100 euro more expensive than the rest of the cars, same with the parts.

Losi... I depend on Tower for parts so it is excluded.

Associated cars, I always liked very much. I have : B44, B44.1, RC8b, SC18.

Durango, I like it the design, I always wanted to try this firm.
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Strange because I think the diff is 100% better than the AE. Did you follow the online diff guide??
Don't get me wrong the diff is smooth, what I meant was I don't like the initial build of the thrust bearing. I know the spacers that go on top and bottom of thrust bearing are different sizes and one of them I had to force the diff screw through with alot of pressure just to get the spacer on. I also don't like how the thrust bearing is held by an eclip and if that gets loose your screwed and will have to redo it all over again.......
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Strange because I think the diff is 100% better than the AE. Did you follow the online diff guide??
Love the diff. It takes time to build correctly but lasts. I find the Durango diff a plus.
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