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Old 12-10-2010, 11:28 AM
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I put an Xray brake pad on the outside of the outer pads to take up free play in the brake travel. These were 1.5mm thick and seem to do the job nicely...

Adjusting the brake bias is done by adjusting the length of the the linkage that attaches the front and rear brake cam levers.

When you talk about 'retainers' do you mean the plastic things that go over the outdrives? If so, are they are supposed to locate inside the diff/pinion 'shell'? I just popped mine over the outdrives once the shell was complete and they spin freely and just protect the bearings from some of the crud....I could be wrong and may have built mine wrong!

In terms of the drivetrain being tight, did you install all the axle/hex shims? If you do...it is very tight. I only used some of the shims and will re-shim after a race or two (if/when needed). Other than the shims between the spur gear and centre diff bearing and between the centre diff cup and other centre diff bearing, I don't have any shims in the diff and all seems nice and smooth (assuming I haven't cocked up the build regarding the 'retainers'/plastic outdrive covers!

If you are having problems meshing your engine...check the backplate isn't hitting the rear chassis brace. I had to shave my rear brace a bit to get my Nitrotec to fit/mesh better...

Has anyone had any experience with Vibra-tite (link)? Just wondered if it may be a better solution rather than keep re-applying threadlock...

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Originally Posted by Jaf1977
I put an Xray brake pad on the outside of the outer pads to take up free play in the brake travel. These were 1.5mm thick and seem to do the job nicely...

Adjusting the brake bias is done by adjusting the length of the the linkage that attaches to the front and rear brake cam levers.

When you talk about 'retainers' do you mean the plastic things that go over the outdrives? If so, are they are supposed to locate inside the diff/pinion 'shell'? I just popped mine over the outdrives once the shell was complete and they spin freely and just protect the bearings from some of the crud....I could be wrong and may have built mine wrong!

In terms of the drivetrain being tight, did you install all the axle/hex shims? If you do...it is very tight. I only used some of the shims and will re-shim after a race or two (if/when needed). Other than the shims between the spur gear and centre diff bearing and between the centre diff cup and other centre diff bearing, I don't have any shims in the diff and all seems nice and smooth (assuming I haven't cocked up the build regarding the 'retainers'/plastic outdrive covers!

If you are having problems meshing your engine...check the backplate isn't hitting the rear chassis brace. I had to shave my rear brace a bit to get my Nitrotec to fit/mesh better...

Has anyone had any experience with Vibra-tite (link)? Just wondered if it may be a better solution rather than keep re-applying threadlock...
No that was my mistake, I went and looked on the link from max bashing and the guys with there complete kits had theres on the outside aswell so I am assuming this is the proper way to have them.
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Originally Posted by Jaf1977

Adjusting the brake bias is done by adjusting the length of the the linkage that attaches to the front and rear brake cam levers.

When you talk about 'retainers' do you mean the plastic things that go over the outdrives? If so, are they are supposed to locate inside the diff/pinion 'shell'? I just popped mine over the outdrives once the shell was complete and they spin freely and just protect the bearings from some of the crud....



If you are having problems meshing your engine...check the backplate isn't hitting the rear chassis brace. I had to shave my rear brace a bit to get my Nitrotec to fit/mesh better...
Good stuff Jaf,

The plastic outdrive covers just slip on and off the outdrives not into the diff housing..

One of the rear bolts on the back of my motor weas hitting the rear brace.I also had the dremel a small piece of the rear plastic chassi brace for my plus 4 to mesh properly to the center diff.
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:29 PM
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I just ordered a 408 from A-main along with a Savox 1256TG servo for the throttle! (I have a NIB Hitec 7955TH for steering.) I'm usually not an early adopter but this car looks so good I just couldn't resist! I hope it's worth it...
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adjusting break bias is nearly imposible with out removing the transponder mount first. and when you do get a wrench on it both sides will just pop off the balls when you try to turn it .

i am sure we will come up with a better solution for this problem, maybe a thumb wheel if there is room, and running the threaded rod in and out of the ball cups several times to loosen them up a bit
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Or just pop it off, adjust and put it back on!
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Will you guys please post some pics of your new Durango DNX408's. I am interested in seeing some good pics of this Buggy. Thanks
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Old 12-10-2010, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Beagle32
Will you guys please post some pics of your new Durango DNX408's. I am interested in seeing some good pics of this Buggy. Thanks
Here you can find some pictures of mine I haven't build the brake and radio plate because I'm going to convert my 408 in brushless
http://www.rc-monster.it/public/foru...p=70882#p70882
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wheres the cheapest place to get the 408 from?
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Well my 408 should be here in about 30 mins.. Anyone having trouble with the build yet??
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Originally Posted by jspurgin
Well my 408 should be here in about 30 mins.. Anyone having trouble with the build yet??
Nothing really hard about building it, just take your time putting it together and follow the instructions and you will be good to go!
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Originally Posted by jspurgin
Well my 408 should be here in about 30 mins.. Anyone having trouble with the build yet??
Only a little trouble with servosave.
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Thanks guy's.. I may have to pull an all-nighter on this one.. lol
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Originally Posted by sirio76
Only a little trouble with servosave.
What trouble did you have with the servo saver?
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Tekin would like to welcome Team Durangos Ryan Lutz to the team:

http://teamtekin.blogspot.com/2010/1...ryan-lutz.html
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