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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 01-10-2011, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by rkhess
over filling leads to leaky diffs also
+1.. Exactly what I was gonna say.

Diffs will leak from any manufacturer if overfilled. As far as shims are concerned, many remove them from kits that come with them with no issue.
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:49 PM
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I cant wait to get one built to see it together. I just like to build kits.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:07 PM
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I put them together as follows:

1. red o-ring
2. black plastic spacer
3. red o-ring
4. black thin larger o-ring
5. thin black plastic washer
6. red alum shock cap

The thin black o-ring is to large to fit inside the shock and it makes no sense to put it on the outside of the thin black plastic washer. So it has to go in between the shock body and the thin black plastic washer.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:17 PM
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Doesn't the thin black o-ring go on the shock above where the treads for red cap goes. It's for sealing red cap
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:34 PM
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Correct.

It goes above the threads, not for sealing, but to keep the cap tight.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:35 PM
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So before I buy one I have 1 question ,Do the directions suck with kit as bad as the DEX410R kit did .hopefully not ,anyone have any pics of there car built .if so send me a few I would like to see one [email protected]
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:40 PM
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The directions were easy enough for this dumb ol' truck driver to follow.
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You can look on the durango website and see the directions for yourself. They arent as hard as people make them out to be. I looked at the whole book and it is pretty basic.
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:05 PM
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I built the kit without issues and I have been running Losi for so long I haven't built a kit in a whiiiiiiiiiiiile. I took it out and put it on the track, races it and finished the race no issues. Insturctions are good. I Espically like the 1:1 pics of the turnbuckles.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L
Cool paint

I spent the better part of the day testing my DNX today. (I did launch the E truggy a little too ) and I came up with a pretty good setup that makes the car easy to drive on a smooth tight blue groove track. The car was planted and liked to be driven hard. On power steering was great.
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Diff Oil 7-7-5
Shock Oil/ piston 32.5F/ 1.3 ** 27.5R/ 1.3
Springs Blue F ** Losi Green R
Shock position Middle on tower - Inner on arm F ** Middle on tower - Outer on tower R
Droop 104mm F ** 116mm R
Sway Bar 2.6 F ** 2.6 R
Ride Height 27F ** 28R
Camber Link middle inner on tower - middle on hub F ** Middle inner on tower - middle on hub R
Rear Hub Middle 0 degree
Rear 3-3 toe-antisquat
3 degrees Toe out
10* Caster
Camber -2 F ** -3 R
CB 13 Spur 48
All TD alum Shoes .9, .9, 1.0 (.9 springs are mugen)

Special thanks to The Mad Scientist for his set up help and custom splash guard. No more fuel on my $200 servo. The splash guard is simple and simply works perfectly

is this set up ffFfFfffFFffffFf main approved for the sportsman class????????
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Originally Posted by msconcepts
is this set up ffFfFfffFFffffFf main approved for the sportsman class????????
Yep and there's a guarantee w/ ice-cream. Hahahahaha
The ice-cream voucher has to be redeemed at an authorized JQ dist.
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank L
Yep and there's a guarantee w/ ice-cream. Hahahahaha
The ice-cream voucher has to be redeemed at an authorized JQ dist.
hahahahahahahaahahaha!!!!!! thats dialed right there!!!!!!!
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Awesome platform, can't wait to see some of them hit the track this season in person!
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Hey guys my cousin has a jq and a dnx408. He is selling the jq or trading it off for a 2nd dnx408 if anyone is looking to move to a jq or sell their dnx408. PM me and let me know. I don't want to clutter this thread.
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Old 01-11-2011, 03:20 PM
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Hey Guys,

I just finished building my DNX408 and it is only the second kit i have ever built. I do have a couple of years of experience wrenching though. It was not to bad as long as you pay attention to detail. I use to race motocross for over 15 years and now i am married and cant afford to get hurt. This hobby is the next best thing for me. I am working on coming up with a paint job for the body right now and will post photos as soon as i get done painting the body.

As for the buggy, I hope this thing drives as good as it looks. haha. I used the same setup as msconceptson the previous page, but went 10-10-5 in the diffs. I might need to lower the center a little but havent got to drive it yet due to the snow here in north Ga. Thank You TD for making a buggy that is awesome. I just wish it had a clear or white fuel tank as to see the fuel better. I hope you come out with a tank like this for us. If you are questioning whether or not to get this ride, DONT, it is very nice and goes together cleanly. Thank you Team Durango.

- Ryan Bevil
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