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Old 03-12-2015, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Korey Harbke View Post
Looks like Jimmy's car. I wire mine up exactly how he does. Heck... I even have all of the same electronics!
Jimmy Madison? Doesn't he drive a Yok now?
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by AZ Militia View Post
That is clean looking setup! How do you like the ORCA speedo? Is it the V3? I was thinking about replacing my Hacker with it.
Sorry not my car. Just the best example of a VBC with a transponder attached to a RX I could find!
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by kewdawg View Post
Guys, my steering assembly moves freely, full lock, left and right, but binds up to almost no movement with the TJDs (Two-Piece Joint Drives) installed. I removed them and noticed, that, if you move the axle left and right to simulate steering, the inner axle moves in the opposite direction. I believe this is causing the binding when installed in the car. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a fix???
I do not know this car at all, but I have seen this happen before. Not knowing how your double joint looks like, I can just point out that the pins must be aligned. So the small pins should point to the same direction and not cross wise, if you know what I mean. Otherwise they bind up...
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:12 PM
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that servo saver on the d07 can someone get me a part number for it.. I know it's a Durango

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Xray 4 spring servo saver is good too
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Govert View Post
I do not know this car at all, but I have seen this happen before. Not knowing how your double joint looks like, I can just point out that the pins must be aligned. So the small pins should point to the same direction and not cross wise, if you know what I mean. Otherwise they bind up...
Cool. Thanks for the info. 😊
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by frank b View Post
that servo saver on the d07 can someone get me a part number for it.. I know it's a Durango

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http://www.rcplanet.com/mobile/Product.aspx?id=119353
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Originally Posted by frank b View Post
that servo saver on the d07 can someone get me a part number for it.. I know it's a Durango

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It might be this:
http://www.amain.com/team-durango-hd...-saver/p297945

They work really well and are ~1/3 the cost of the Xray.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by kewdawg View Post
Guys, my steering assembly moves freely, full lock, left and right, but binds up to almost no movement with the TJDs (Two-Piece Joint Drives) installed. I removed them and noticed, that, if you move the axle left and right to simulate steering, the inner axle moves in the opposite direction. I believe this is causing the binding when installed in the car. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is there a fix???
Do you have the 5x8x3 bearings on the inner side of the steering block? Also you may want to put a .1 or .15 shim between the outer bearing and the axle pin. Also Mark sure your c hubs aren't on backwards. This would cause the dcj's to hit when turning.
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Originally Posted by theproffesor View Post
Do you have the 5x8x3 bearings on the inner side of the steering block? Also you may want to put a .1 or .15 shim between the outer bearing and the axle pin. Also Mark sure your c hubs aren't on backwards. This would cause the dcj's to hit when turning.
bearings and c-hubs were good.
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Does any other brand belt fit this car?
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Has anyone else started running the active rear toe ?
We ran it this past weekend and it really makes a difference.
Rear of the car feels more predictable .
Anyone got any comments or tips
One thing I did notice is that the grub screw in the aluminium c hub does not
hold the hinge pin in very well
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Question on droop setting. I used to race 1/12th and never really need to use droop gauges before, so Im not sure where to measure it on the D07.

Im guessing you measure the droop from the lowest part of the suspension on for both front and rear correct? So on the front, you measure from the outer most point of the arm and in the rear, you measure from the lowest point of the hub?

Please correct me if Im wrong
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Question on droop setting. I used to race 1/12th and never really need to use droop gauges before, so Im not sure where to measure it on the D07.

Im guessing you measure the droop from the lowest part of the suspension on for both front and rear correct? So on the front, you measure from the outer most point of the arm and in the rear, you measure from the lowest point of the hub?

Please correct me if Im wrong
people measure droop one of three ways:

* center of the pin on the rear hub
* bottom of the rear arm right under the pin
* measured buy pulling up on the chassis w ride height gauge (measured the diff between ride height and the point where the wheels leave the surface).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYVcEPO3FME
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Originally Posted by disaster999 View Post
Question on droop setting. I used to race 1/12th and never really need to use droop gauges before, so Im not sure where to measure it on the D07.

Im guessing you measure the droop from the lowest part of the suspension on for both front and rear correct? So on the front, you measure from the outer most point of the arm and in the rear, you measure from the lowest point of the hub?

Please correct me if Im wrong
I use a ride height gauge, with the gauge at right angles to the chassis measuring under the arms.

For the rear droop, the lowest part of the loop.
For the front droop, the rear part of the front arm where you can see the end of the pivot pin used for the c-hub and arm.
(Note The centre of the front arm is lower then the rear/front end of the arm as the c-hub can hang below the arm interfering with the height gauge.)

Hope this makes sense.

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