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Old 03-01-2011, 05:57 PM
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Hey guys while the sway bar topic is rolling is it best to just buy the front and rear kits or get a select few of each for the dnx? Thanks
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:03 PM
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JZEmaxx,

I'm running the stock sway bars that came in the kit, put the calipers to them and they read 2.6, rounded up. Im running 7-7-5 in the diffs right now, 7 in the front will take some steering out which I wanted plus I out the 14deg casters on for alittle more traction coming out of the corner. I started off with 3 in the rear but 5 was alot better. And where your rear arms and hubs play a big role in getting rear end to settle down. Let me know how things work out.

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ML, what sway bars are you running on the car to look the rear end down. I'm running a 2.5mm in front and 2.3mm in the rear. Thinking about dropping the rear even more to get more rear grip. Also going to try 7k diff on the front to slow some of the rotation and get a little more front pull out of the apex. Also may drop down to 1K in the rear and see what it does. On the Serpent that locked it in too much, so it may effect this car the same.
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It's not a issue at all, give it time to break in and you'll love it!!!!

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thanks for the input guys. i am really hoping that the loose rear end issue is not as bad as it seems b/c i was dead set on the 408 being my next buggy so i have been watching this thread a lot and then i started to notice a wave of negative posts about how loose this car is.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE
Hey guys while the sway bar topic is rolling is it best to just buy the front and rear kits or get a select few of each for the dnx? Thanks
i got the sets
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ROSCOE
Hey guys while the sway bar topic is rolling is it best to just buy the front and rear kits or get a select few of each for the dnx? Thanks
For the price get the sets.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:29 PM
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Just got it together a couple of weeks ago and hope to be on the track this weekend!!! 70% of set-up....ie loose goose rear end is tires.


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That's what I was thinkin. Hoping to do alittle tweaking on my first outing with it at the end of the month. Currently set up 10-7-2 , 14 deg c hubs, stock pistons, 40 wt all around, stock sways, losi silvers on front and losi green rear. Might switch the front to 7k. Gonna be running a cool damp indoor for the first two races with it then the good times begin! Can't wait to run it.
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Has anyone set-up their 408 with the rear shocks behind the tower??
and if so was there any positive or negative effects on handling??
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Originally Posted by mlbright
It's not a issue at all, give it time to break in and you'll love it!!!!
With any buggy i have ever drove there are allways loose intill the diffs and the drivetrain breakin.
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Old 03-02-2011, 04:25 AM
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Originally Posted by SPEEDSKI
As far as your steering, I took and glued the bushings in and it tightened up the front end a bunch and works great. It would be nice to see a bearing upgrade in that area.
Did the same. You are right, it works.
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I ran mine for the first weekend and have to admit that I 'm impressed. I did find one thing that was my fault and could be causing the loose issue. When shimming your axles leave a little play in them. I shimmed mine by the book and after racing the first day my axles were gritty and very tight. I'm sure that the dirt was causing the issue and after re shimming for the rebuild, the car feels perfect again. Hope this helps.
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Your parts should be in today Bill.
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Originally Posted by LordAnubis
Hey folks, im a new owner of a 408. Well, haven't got it yet, but still. I was looking through parts for the car and was well surpirsed to how cheap they are. One thing i cna't seem to find is a full shock set. Ie 4 full shocks in a kit that you can jsut build. I cna find the shock orings, the bodies and shafts and such, all seperately, but not a full set?

Is this just out of stock or does TD just not produce the kit as a whole?

EDIT: Never mind, i found front and rear shock sets at AbsoluteHobbyz. Cheers anyway!

Here You Go.

TD230015 @ TD230016

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD230015

http://www.team-durango.com/part-inf...artNo=TD230016


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Originally Posted by ROSCOE
Hey guys while the sway bar topic is rolling is it best to just buy the front and rear kits or get a select few of each for the dnx? Thanks
I would prob jus get the kit that way you have them all because you need at least the blue and orange and then I would go one stiffer I'm not sure on the color. So for just a little more you have them all. The blue kit springs are all wrong and different than the blue option springs. Discard the blue kit springs so you don't get them mixed up.
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Originally Posted by Frank L
I would prob jus get the kit that way you have them all because you need at least the blue and orange and then I would go one stiffer I'm not sure on the color. So for just a little more you have them all. The blue kit springs are all wrong and different than the blue option springs. Discard the blue kit springs so you don't get them mixed up.
Hey Frank, are you saying that if I buy these

Blue front springs

and these

Blue rear springs

they will be different from the ones I got in my kit box? Or just the ones in the complete spring kit are different? Thanks!
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