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Old 01-16-2011, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Norbert50p
with the body being so tight on this buggy and with my engine/pipe combo i already burned a hole in it, despite using several layers of heat tape. Do you guys know if the bend is tighter on the Mugen manifolds and if it would fit? they are being advertised as compact and on the picture it looks like it might work. I'm also concerned that if the bend is too tight then the pipe will hit the tank.
This is what i have:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Road-Manifold
This is what i'm thinking about buying:
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Manifold-Mugen

Thanks for any insight...
i run novarossi mugen manifolds they fit just nice
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Norbert50p
I used a stronger spring from a pen, instead of the black spring supplied with the linkage. In addition it's probably a good idea to put some sort of rubber band or throttle return spring on your carb.
Thanks again it works perfect with the pen spring.....
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by offroad dude
Thanks again it works perfect with the pen spring.....
A RC8 springs works also.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by offroad dude
Thanks again it works perfect with the pen spring.....
i'm glad it worked for you, and thanks guys for the mugen manifold confirmation. I'm coming from a truggy so i'm trying to learn all the little buggy tricks.
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Old 01-16-2011, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Norbert50p
i'm glad it worked for you, and thanks guys for the mugen manifold confirmation. I'm coming from a truggy so i'm trying to learn all the little buggy tricks.
Norbert I put some heat shield tape over the fuel line and tank just in case it gets too close. I had that happen on a Losi before and it melted the tank. This car is so nicely compact that things get close. I can tell you that in 2 race days no issues so far with the pipe and tank or body but I do run speed engines and 2060 pipes and headers.
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:06 PM
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I got one for sale if anyone interested. in the FS thread
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Originally Posted by JP116
Hey Ryan what are running for Shock setup..Springs, pistons and oils..Thanks
At the last race I ran 525ft and 500rr with the 1.3 pistons and Green front spring and Grey rear spring. (It was a little heavy on oil but I forgot to bring my lighter oils. I would have gone to 450-425)
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Originally Posted by DRCRacer299
At the last race I ran 525ft and 500rr with the 1.3 pistons and Green front spring and Grey rear spring. (It was a little heavy on oil but I forgot to bring my lighter oils. I would have gone to 450-425)
What brand oils are you running?
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Originally Posted by SPEEDSKI
What brand oils are you running?
I believe he use PT RC Racing oils

http://www.ptrcracing.com/Home_Page.html
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Originally Posted by SPEEDSKI
What brand oils are you running?
Originally Posted by FMLinero
I believe he use PT RC Racing oils

http://www.ptrcracing.com/Home_Page.html
FMLinero is correct.

Also check out my new website, www.Lutzinator.com , shows what equipment I am running. I still have more to add. I hope to add quite a few tips for the Durango when I get ideas for them. Feel free to let me know ideas you'd like to see on my site!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:42 PM
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Nice site ryan keep the set ups and tips and youtube vids coming
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Went on my first run with my TD Buggy and the rear center drive shaft broke. I then took a measurement of the broken peace to find out how thin it was. Pretty crazy





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Old 01-17-2011, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by infanterene
That's probably a little less than a losi would weigh with the same combo. The 408 is not a heavy buggy
It's over 100g lighter than my LOSI 8ight 2.0 (and that had aftermarket carbon shock towers) so yes, it is lighter!

I think people get crazy about weight but I personally dont think it is the defining factor in what makes you quick...
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:24 AM
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Originally Posted by offroad dude
Can some please help me with ny throttle linkage setup? Here is the problem. I can't seem to get my carb to close all the way when I let off the gas. It will close it I hit the brakes, I tried everything I can think of to fix this problem but with no reveal the same thing keeps happening. I even went set by set as stated on TD website

http://www.team-durango.com/blog/?p=2100

If anybody have any info on how to resolve this problem please let me know.

Thanks In Advance
I use a small elastic band around the carb, or two if they aren't strong enough. It is also a good fail safe in case of receiver failure and alot of people do the same thing in the UK.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Bernarossi
Went on my first run with my TD Buggy and the rear center drive shaft broke. I then took a measurement of the broken peace to find out how thin it was. Pretty crazy





Looks exactly like my Front Center Drive Shaft, that let go friday.
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