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Old 03-22-2015, 11:57 AM
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Official Page http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Delivery Date: It's HERE!

I put together a spares list for now, this list goes from must have, to nice to have in your box, does not include maintenance items that can be ordered or bought as needed
The list also compares part to the Truggy with a difference in price. Items in red are not compatible
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing


############# UPDATED MANUAL ######################

http://www.team-durango.com/pdf/manu...8%20Manual.pdf

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All 3 diffs can individually be pulled out in 30 seconds or less
Pre-assembled parts should help this car hit the track with less build mistakes.


***** NOTES *****
The front bumper on the buggy has two standoffs on it, each standoff is positioned right over the insert on either side, if you nose dive to hard or hit the front awkward the standoffs can push your hinge pin through the back insert.
The fix is to dremel off the standoffs.

Make sure to loktite your motor screws, some have had their motors back out and strip the spurs.

MUST HAVE: TD310482 Diff Pins, this is the pin that goes into the middle differential front outdrive, if the screw should back out it pin could fall out.

Bearings list
Rear
Carrier Inner TD601027 15x21x4 (2) Outer TD601005 8x16x5 (2)
Diff TD601005 8x16x5 (2)
Ring Gear Inner TD601026 8x19x6 (1) Outer TD601013 5x11x4 (1)

Center Diff
Diff ends Rear 8x16x5 Front TD601005 10x16x5 (1)

Front
Steering TD601004 (4) 6x10x3
Carrier Inner 15x21x4 Outer TD601005 8x16x5 (2)
Diff TD601005 8x16x5 (2)
Ring Inner TD601026 8x19x6 (1) Outer TD601013 5x11x4 (1)

Totals
5x11x4 (2)
15x21x4 (4)
8x19x6 (2)
8x16x5 (9)
6x10x3 (4)
10x16x5 (1)


Lower front suspension arm spacers:
MUGE0161 these are metal washers that allow the shoulder of the pivot ball to dissipate energy more evenly (6mmx14mmx1)

Aluminum servo horns:
Great option here:
Tekno Horn
I use this on my buggy and truggy.

TD part, still on back order
#TD340122 #TD340123 #TD340124

Option that can be used from the Typhoon:
Aluminum servo horn Arrma Part (AR340061) Great Planes (ARAC8904) looks tougher than the standard plastic and has the correct geometry


Blue O-Rings for shock rebuilds:
Some are saying that the blue O-rings are smoother than the stock red ones, I have tried these and feel there is less "stickiness" with these rings.
Here is the part number:
TD330611

Shock build options:
http://www.rctech.net/forum/14014032-post310.html
Bladders are TDR330589

Springs
In case anyone is looking for option springs it has been found that the Tekno springs and Mugen springs do work, both are a bit snug on either the perch or the shock nut.

Spring Chart
Thanks to Cain
Code:
Part #	       Length	Color	GF/MM	LBS/IN
TD330778	70mm	blue	68	3.81
TD330779	70mm	green	75	4.20
TD330780	70mm	yellow	80	4.48
TD330781	70mm	red	85	4.76
TD330872	84mm	blue	52	2.91
TD330783	84mm	green	57	3.19
TD330784	84mm	yellow	62	3.47
TD330785	84mm	red	66	3.70
TD330786	84mm	black	72	4.03
TD330814	75mm	blue	73	4.09
TD330815	75mm	yellow	80	4.48
TD330816	75mm	red	88	4.93
Gearing
From Ekt:
http://durangofansite.com/main.php?v...8&page=gearing

Skid Plates
Chris Attebery put together some nice stainless skid plates
http://www.ape-rc.com/#!/Durango-Par...=0&sort=normal


**Note:
The Arrma RTR series are very similar in design but are not the same car at all, the Durango is Race Spec, different in many ways.

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Originally Posted by cryofix View Post
Anyone else on the waiting list yet? I have mine pre-ordered now



Official Page http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

$549, estimated in stock early April. I assume Delivered to door around the 14-15 of the month.

Looks like this car will be a step up from the DEX408V2, the innovation of Team-Durango is amazing to me.

All 3 diffs can individually be pulled out in 30 seconds or less
Pre-assembled parts should help this car hit the track with less build mistakes.

**Note:
The Arrma RTR series are very similar in design but are not the same car at all, the Durango is Race Spec, different in many ways.
I'm going to hold off until I see if there are issues with that motor mount. I think with the pinion gear having to be so far out on the motor shaft that there will be issue with the shaft flexing and stripping spur gears. That and possible motor damage. The little piece of aluminum that the motor hangs off of is not very beefy looking either. Bending the mount may be an issue.
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I'm actually digging all of the new durango line up. Lots of adjustability and a few cool features.
As far as a pinion situation, time will tell. The tekno long shank would be a good choice I'd say if you are nervous.
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Durango offers a line of extended opinions.
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Tekno has long shank pinions too.

If you don't want to wait, you could just get a Mugen MBX7. This appears to be a close copy, though this has a narrow rear pivot, more similar to the MBX-6.
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
Tekno has long shank pinions too.

If you don't want to wait, you could just get a Mugen MBX7. This appears to be a close copy, though this has a narrow rear pivot, more similar to the MBX-6.
I had a MBX7 and HATED it. I hope this car handles more like the 6.
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I was bummed they ditched the stick pack layout. The 408 was why I switched to Durango. Serpent might be the next ride
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Are the shock towers attached to the diff casing? I believe the dex408 the towers were attached to separate aluminum bulkheads. In fact the older model seems to have a lot more nicer machined aluminum parts.
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Originally Posted by littlebuddha View Post
Are the shock towers attached to the diff casing? I believe the dex408 the towers were attached to separate aluminum bulkheads. In fact the older model seems to have a lot more nicer machined aluminum parts.
I agree. The previous Models had more machining on parts and everything was laser etched. The newer ones just look like a step towards simplicity. Not saying cheap, just not as precision and polished as the past dingos were. Curious to see how the front suspension and rear tower holds up.
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I agree. The previous Models had more machining on parts and everything was laser etched. The newer ones just look like a step towards simplicity. Not saying cheap, just not as precision and polished as the past dingos were. Curious to see how the front suspension and rear tower holds up.
Front and rear should be just fine, they look a little lower profile from the 408. On my 408 V2 I had to bend back towers twice in a season other than that, no issues. I look forward to some carbon fiber options and my gold anodized aluminum.
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I like the buggy other than the pinion being out so far to the spur gear that is asking for blown motor bearings or striped spur gears . Adjusting the gear mesh on the bottom its different for electric than typical but having to use two different hex sizes don't make sense to me.

Maybe the Tekno long shank pinions will help with the flex though around the motor mount area.
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Originally Posted by littlebuddha View Post
Are the shock towers attached to the diff casing? I believe the dex408 the towers were attached to separate aluminum bulkheads. In fact the older model seems to have a lot more nicer machined aluminum parts.
Yes, the towers are attached to the diff casings just like every other car on the market. The team drivers felt the old style aluminum bulkheads made the car too stiff and negatively affect the ability to set the car up for all track conditions. As long as they are using the correct grade aluminum for the towers, and good quality plastic diff cases, I don't see the car being any less durable.
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I'm going to hold off until I see if there are issues with that motor mount. I think with the pinion gear having to be so far out on the motor shaft that there will be issue with the shaft flexing and stripping spur gears. That and possible motor damage. The little piece of aluminum that the motor hangs off of is not very beefy looking either. Bending the mount may be an issue.
The rotational force of the motor spins counterclockwise right into the beef of the mount. The mount looks like it will hold up fine, but I would definitely use a long shank pinion.
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Originally Posted by cryofix View Post
The rotational force of the motor spins counterclockwise right into the beef of the mount. The mount looks like it will hold up fine, but I would definitely use a long shank pinion.
I'm more worried about bending the motor mount downward due to chassis slap and the motor hanging off a weak looking piece. Even Mugen had that issue on their first MBX6 eco mount, and it was a much more substantial piece than this thing has,
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I'm concerned that due to the engineering of this car, making it easier to work on, and the fact that simpler parts usually mean a better running car, i may actually win some races when i get this buggy.........

looking forward to trying it out this summer.....
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