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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 11-27-2010, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by David1976
Sorry Davis but where you bought your Durango??
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr B
GS racing does as well, and i'm not sure about Kyosho, sure looks like cast alloy. It's a legitimate question. Cast alloy gears works, thats not the thing. If you mess up with steel gears and get it just a tad to tight or to lose, it's strong enough to survive. The cast aluminum alloy parts aren't, which is a problem for the new guy, or possibly the casual driver who doesn't tear down the gears all that often.
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i believe the new gs gl x has hardened steel gears now looks like a nice buggy
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by mazzinga
Sorry Davis but where you bought your Durango??
that's awsome!! thank for sharing!!!!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by apex-racing
that's awsome!! thank for sharing!!!!!
wait, what? I'm confused..
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by welderllj
i believe the new gs gl x has hardened steel gears now looks like a nice buggy
Not a moment to late i'd say. Haven't seen it so i cant say. Sadly, as with most others that probably means they changed diff housing so you cant "upgrade" older rides.
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr B
You've had the gears in your hand. Cast, or machined, steel or alloy?
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Feel like steel to me.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by David1976
Feel like steel to me.
I'd be surprised if they'd be anything other than steel, considering the care and attention to detail they've put into the rest of the car. Based on your build-up pictures, the gearboxes look extremely stiff and well protected too.

By all means, keep the pictures coming; I need something to tie me over until mine arrives
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:42 PM
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I'd say i'm not going to take anything as a given. Steel is "the better" choice in my mind, on the other hand some detailed design choices have been made to make it as light as possible. Switching to alloy diff internals does save a (very) small amount of weight, and, if maintained & setup properly, it works just as well. It would make sense in a way then, to use a alloy.
Come to think of it, i use "alloy" in place for aluminum alloy, but in reality steel is a alloy, so i think i could be a bit more specific. If the gears are forged, cut and ground to shape, they are hard enough not to have the flaws of a softer alloy, and if they are casted, they are lighter, but softer. So i should probably rephrase my question to David1976. It should have read "are they casted, or machined to shape", but i think TD will respond b4 i get back out of bed, so i'll leave it as it is, and thank him for his current answer.

I'm going to bed, ya all need to take care. Cheers, from Sweden.
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:45 PM
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Great build thread David1976! Thank you!
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:13 AM
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From the David Pics it seams the the gear are cast but I can't distinguish the material it's made...
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ironpeddler
wait, what? I'm confused..
i meant for sharing the built pics sorry i quoted on the wrong post
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by infanterene
I have one of the original dex410's. I wish there would have been some kind update package for people who had drivetrain issues with the original car.
After talking to an TD dealer last night it seems that the new USA importers are really taking care of its customers.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:02 PM
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today I paid my DNX408, the cars is on the way
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so whats the weight of one?
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Originally Posted by welderllj
so whats the weight of one?
They were 3400-3500g at the Worlds, probably not production weight though.
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