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Old 01-19-2011, 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by buggy_driver
Thanks frank. When you adjust the brake bias does your rod pop off of the ball ends? Everytime I try on mine it pops off
Mine too at first. Quick solution is to make several screw/unscrew operation on each end before mounting the link on the car. Then it will be easier to adjust the bias and the rod won't pop off.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:02 PM
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Thanks for the tips. I will try it out tomorrow at the track, I think the brake bias is on of the big things that were off.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by charlymbx5
Mine too at first. Quick solution is to make several screw/unscrew operation on each end before mounting the link on the car. Then it will be easier to adjust the bias and the rod won't pop off.
Easiest way atm is to just pop one end off and just unscrew or screw depending on if you want more or less front brake.

Ideally the transponder could do with moving, i think Frank has moved his up though i have no idea how's it's mounted whether that be velcro or similar maybe his mad scientist has come up with a special mount.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by AndyF
Easiest way atm is to just pop one end off and just unscrew or screw depending on if you want more or less front brake.

Ideally the transponder could do with moving, i think Frank has moved his up though i have no idea how's it's mounted whether that be velcro or similar maybe his mad scientist has come up with a special mount.
I tried double sided tape and the nitro fuel went right through it. So I drove a couple screws into the plastic mud guard and used the little 3x5 screws with a washer and it stays put.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:47 PM
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The Durango's brake bias setting is tricky. I think infanterene has it right in using the radio end point adjustment (EPA) to set the rear brake force then adjust the bias link to set the front/rear bias. Keep in mind that the bias adjustment is very sensitive because you're simultaneously changing both brake settings. This is very unlike my Losi where I csn remove front brakes while leaving my rear brake setting untouched. With the Durango you're changing both at the same time.
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:54 PM
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My two cents with regard to the Durango's fuel tank is that I think this car was designed to be a pure racing machine from the ground up. The tank's lid and openning are designed solely to be used with a fuel gun, for which you would need no slash guard.

I guess it's up to each individual as to whether that's an oversight or not. Personally, I would have designed it with a splash guard anyway - just to be safe. Luckily I think we'll see some good aftermarket ones shortly and this'll be a non-problem.
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:43 PM
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The DNX408 looks like a dream buggy. And I'm really liking the DEX408 alot since I'm an Electric only driver. My main interest is Truggys, and with that being said, Jason, do you guys have any plans on making a DEX408T?
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:10 PM
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Personally can't wait to see the DNX408T!
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Signal151
The Durango's brake bias setting is tricky. I think infanterene has it right in using the radio end point adjustment (EPA) to set the rear brake force then adjust the bias link to set the front/rear bias. Keep in mind that the bias adjustment is very sensitive because you're simultaneously changing both brake settings. This is very unlike my Losi where I csn remove front brakes while leaving my rear brake setting untouched. With the Durango you're changing both at the same time.
Actually changing the linkage length only affects the front brake. The rear is set by EPA and the length of the silicone tube. It is definitely on the touchy side, the AMB mount position is a PIA, but once the brakes are set you really don't need to mess with them until they wear down.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:11 PM
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Nice ride Amezcua! can you post your setup??
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FrankL what air filter are u using??
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Originally Posted by cartodinamo
FrankL what air filter are u using??
I used the Durango rubber neck and a Losi filter. The body pushes it down a little but it dosent hurt anything. After I run-through the stock of Losi filters I have collected I'll start using the TD filter
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Nice Amezuca. Is the carbon part paint or a graphic sticker? Looks good.

What set up are you running?
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[QUOTE=Frank L;8512483]I'm using 104f and 116r for droop settings. Try that

How much preload are you running on your shocks for the setting of your ride height (running the same as you with losi green spring to the rear)?

As for shock oil trying 600 front and rear.
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