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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 03-14-2011, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by maxflo777


I personally think a company does not need to do a thing. I see other companies not doing it and no body is crying,

Losi with diff cases
Xray with drivetrain issues
Hotbodies...
Mugen..
Kyosho..
JQ..

and so on, who cares man, fix it and move on

If they do it, well, cool, but to say that my car broke - i.e. I broke my car - (by the way, in the absolutely brutal environment that we put them to operate) and the company needs to give me free parts to fix it like if it where a warranty its totally incredible.

I remember (not so?) long ago if a car had a troubling part people just got an aftermarket upgrade or something and that was it, (and there where good aftermarket companies for that same reason, many became full blown companies like HPI/Hotbodies) to the track with your favorite ride!, these days if a car looses a screw is a piece of crap and I should of bought a different one.

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good stuff there.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:55 PM
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i droped camber link on tower to bottom hole in rear and i hole down from stock on front.
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:58 PM
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I like both of my Durango cars. The Nitro and E converted car. All I have broken is a rear camber link plastic piece. I havent had to boil anything. I havent had to borrow parts from other cars. My servos are still kicking and about the only mod I did was to split the radio box lid for easier access. I think this car is as solid as any other car. I dont see this car suffering the issues other 1st run cars have in the past and TD seems to be on the ball to update their parts. Just one racers opinion.
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we were testing a rebuilt track on some 5' high jumps and after landing,very well may i add, slid into a t-post and sheared my front arm to shock mount.should i post a pic and bitch that my buggy broke? it kept on running.
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Hey Dango Fans have you heard the news!?

Very proud to say that our friend the "Lutzinator" put on a clinic this weekend and the Psycho Nitro Blast! With TQ and a 1st place finish.. Lutz brought it home!! And I have to say being in the pits helping him and his mechanic Dennis has been nothing but a pleasure..! I'm very happy for my friend Ryan! And believe this is the first of many victories to come for Durango on U.S. soil!!! Congrats Ryan!!

Check out his latest blog entry on his web site: www.Lutzinator.com
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Originally Posted by carlosm
Hey Dango Fans have you heard the news!?

Very proud to say that our friend the "Lutzinator" put on a clinic this weekend and the Psycho Nitro Blast! With TQ and a 1st place finish.. Lutz brought it home!! And I have to say being in the pits helping him and his mechanic Dennis has been nothing but a pleasure..! I'm very happy for my friend Ryan! And believe this is the first of many victories to come for Durango on U.S. soil!!! Congrats Ryan!!

Check out his latest blog entry on his web site: www.Lutzinator.com

Come on Carlos it's dingo.
You and Eric did pretty good there too. Great job. Are you rolling a dingo now too?
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Originally Posted by Kolunatic
i droped camber link on tower to bottom hole in rear and i hole down from stock on front.
Did this settle the rear of the car down for you more than before?

That new layout at RCHQ is MUCH improved over the old layout.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:20 PM
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank L
Come on Carlos it's dingo.
You and Eric did pretty good there too. Great job. Are you rolling a dingo now too?
Hey Frank

We were in Georgia so you gotta say it with a southern drawl "Daaaaaango"

Thanks man it was a blast! I think I'll converting to Dango soon!
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:40 PM
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hey guys,
I just got home from Psycho Nitro and the track was super beat up after just two days of practicing and quals. I ran my durango and it was super loose.
At first I had:
Front oil: losi 40 wt, Rear: 35 wt- 50% rebound
stock frt springs A pistons in front, B Pistons in rear
front diff.: 10000
Center diff: 10000
Rear Diff: 5000
3/3 in rear
27/27 ride height
rear hub spacers, one on each side of hub
Inner lowest hole on rear tower, outer hole on hub closest to hub
stock front sway bar, one smaller than stock in rear

After one practice I changed to:
Ft oil: 37.5, Rear 32.5 - FULL Rebound
Blue front springs in spring kit, softer than the stock
Green Losi springs in rear, or grey in TD rear spring kit
***Put the B Pistons in the front shocks, and the a pistons in the rear w\ the oils mentioned above***
Ft diff: 5000
Center Diff: 7000
Rear diff: 3000
3/3 in rear
smallest sway bars
28/30 ride height
105mm droop in FT
115mm in rear
Rear hub spacers both 2.0mm in front of hub
Both of these setups use the 0% rear hubs
Also shortened the camber links in rear:
Hole on tower in rear goes inside, very bottom hole. Inner hole closest to tower on the hub

After these changes the car was so much better. The rear was so much better. The harder i drove the car the better it was.

I just wanted to share a rough track setup with you guys incase you need something to start of with. Hope this helps someone. - Ryan Bevil

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:50 PM
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Thank you everyone for the kind words! It was a great event for me. Finally able to prove what I knew was coming.

My set-up is posted on my website.

Time to catch up on some sleep!

-Lutzinator
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:04 PM
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great job ryan i did not think it would take you long to get that durango in the winners circle here in the us


great job

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Originally Posted by Beagle32
After one practice I changed to:
Ft oil: 37.5, Rear 32.5 - FULL Rebound
Blue front springs in spring kit, softer than the stock
Green Losi springs in rear, or grey in TD rear spring kit
Ft diff: 5000
Center Diff: 7000
Rear diff: 3000
3/3 in rear
smallest sway bars
28/30 ride height
105mm droop in FT
115mm in rear
Rear hub spacers both 2.0mm in front of hub
Both of these setups use the 0% rear hubs
Also shortened the camber links in rear:
Hole on tower in rear goes inside, very bottom hole. Inner hole closest to tower on the hub
I'll try this weekend, in fact my friends currently have a similar configuration
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:50 AM
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i had the dayy off today so i went and made a new servo tray to try and increase the gap between the throttle servo and the plate. we raced on a hot day the other week and i suffered from servo lag only on the throttle towards the end of the race.

i have used 2.5mm carbon fibre. under the servos and where the battery sits i have milled it down to 1.5mm
if you look at the attached pictures the throttle sevro now has about 3mm between the plate and the servo using the 1mm shims under the mounting blocks that come with the car. it also leaves room on top of the servos under the receiver box. i had origionaly tried to just shime the servo up higher but it takes away the gap above the servo restricting air flow over the top side.
the steering servo has about 1.5mm of space without any shims under the mounting blocks
i still have plenty of clearance between the driveshafts and battery but it is harder to get the tray in and out over the stock plate.
i also cut a heat sink into the side of the engine mount to try and cool the chassis a little more

Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.-tix-tray.jpg

Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.-tix-heat-sink-mount.jpg

Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.-tix-tray-complete.jpg

Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.-tix-tray-steering.jpg

Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.-tix-tray-throttle.jpg


i also lightened the f/c/r spur gears aswell
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Originally Posted by hookem34
Did this settle the rear of the car down for you more than before?

That new layout at RCHQ is MUCH improved over the old layout.
Yes, but track was totally dried out and loose, old layout. Haven't seen new layout. I was at boerne track helping out. 2truggy wide pit lane with permanent covered pits with electricity and an air station. It's going to be cool.
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