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Old 02-18-2011, 05:56 AM
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Not that I crash my DNX408 very often, but, has anyone come up with a better solution to the front bumper? I have broken two with only minimal impacts. The plastic is terribly thin wher it connects to the chassis.
You can can adapt a Mugen one.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:06 AM
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I was in touch with DE RACING, they have something comming soon :-))
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by chirivita
You can can adapt a Mugen one.
I am running a Mugen de bumper. It had to be cut and drilled but so far so good.
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:34 AM
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The Robitronics Vision has some pretty revolutionary designs for an electric. If there was a better way of getting ahold of Robitronics in the state, I'd probably try it (it's got a thin center backbone with angled up carbon sides for one. It's pretty cool) I think that having a low slung body is going to become more popular in general. Look at buggies from the 80s, they had big blocky bodies. I think Durango was just first to market with something so form fitting... I'm expecting more.

I'm holding out for the DE Racing bumpers, but I do know that the MBX-6s will work to get you by for now. It's still not warm enough consistently to get much done with my buggy so it's still sitting. It's not rush time yet.
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I just ordered some Ghea pistons today. Look forward to trying them out.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by thejudge
teepforb, I have covered most of this in on my build page here
Hope it helps. Cant help with the So-Cal track setup tho!
Thx!

Any suggestion on pipes and manifolds? Running nova 4 plus.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by AMorgan
I just ordered some Ghea pistons today. Look forward to trying them out.
what are Ghea pistons??
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Originally Posted by teeforb
Thx!

Any suggestion on pipes and manifolds? Running nova 4 plus.
Not to sure about nova pipes but you do need a tight compact header like a Mugen style header or it will hit the body.
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Originally Posted by nitrozilla
what are Ghea pistons??
Here you go.

http://www.ghea.se/GHEARacing.php


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They're tapered pistons (supposed to help out on blown out tracks) that are machined delrin so consistency piston to piston should be really good. I didn't like how inconsistant the stock pistons were and I didn't like how expensive the GHEA pistons were, but had some spare cash this week and decided the piece of mind was worth the cash. I only live once... have the coolest toys.
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Originally Posted by packerbacker
7-7-3 is what I am putting in mine as well Matt. Cant wait for the day. You running this saturday??? Supposed to be 74 tom and 68 on saturday
Mine wont be here till wed next week. My truggy is ready to go but im going up to trader marcs all day sat.
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Originally Posted by AMorgan
They're tapered pistons (supposed to help out on blown out tracks) that are machined delrin so consistency piston to piston should be really good. I didn't like how inconsistant the stock pistons were and I didn't like how expensive the GHEA pistons were, but had some spare cash this week and decided the piece of mind was worth the cash. I only live once... have the coolest toys.
Where did you order them from?
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Originally Posted by AMorgan
They're tapered pistons (supposed to help out on blown out tracks) that are machined delrin so consistency piston to piston should be really good. I didn't like how inconsistant the stock pistons were and I didn't like how expensive the GHEA pistons were, but had some spare cash this week and decided the piece of mind was worth the cash. I only live once... have the coolest toys.
Which ones are you starting out with? 1.3,1.4? Or did you buy both?
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I bought both. I figure no reason to pay overseas shipping twice. I can't imagine this will be a "wear" item, so they'll last me the life of the buggy most likely.

Frank, I bought direct from Ghea. Paypal converts it into USD for you when you go to pay. Last time I carted it all up it was 55 bucks, today it was 50. Still steep for 8 pistons to be sure. But I figure the consistency and knowing the holes will be drilled accurately is going to save me 15 bucks on some piston drill bits and I don't have to work on my pistons to get them the right size, etc (I have one that still sticks a bit after I shaved it down) and I don't have to buy a couple trees to get accurate pistons, so they're only costing me 20-30 bucks by the time all is said and done. And lets be serious, there are no other hop ups for me to blow that cash on, so why not.
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Originally Posted by teeforb
Thx!

Any suggestion on pipes and manifolds? Running nova 4 plus.
Novarossi 9901ss pipe with either 41029 or 41030 manifold work really good on the +4 in the dnx.
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