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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 12-15-2010, 06:39 AM
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I was wondering about the weight because it seems like after a car hit the market, two months later they come out with light-weight parts that cost an arm and a leg.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by DJG24
Of course I'm kidding, but I do have a question. How are you suppose to set brake bias with the transponder in the way? We were looking at one at the hobby shop last night and we couldn't figure it out.
If there is one thing on the car we'd like to improve its access to the brake bias, some of the team drivers trim the PT holder or just double tape the PT to the side guard.

Anyway I bet we fix that detail quicker than other brands can give easier diff access, centralised weight, low CofG, 7075 bulkheads, 5mm chassis etc etc to their cars

One thing worth nothing - the DNX408's brake system is so well engineered plus the fact you do not need to mess with the linkages to get the centre diff out, means that you are less likely to need to mess with brake bias on a 408 than many others cars.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:18 AM
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I've been gawking at Durango cars ever since I heard of the brand but I'm left in a situation.

I'm a newbie. I don't even own anything larger than a 1/16th scale. In my area it's winter and we don't have any indoor tracks in the area so I'll be waiting until april to get into 1/8th scale. I want to build my first buggy but I feel that when the DEX408 or DESC410 comes out I might bite off more than I can chew.

Do you think I should just jump head first? I love quality products and this seems right at the top. I know this thread is about the DNX408 but lets be honest, each kit will be similar in difficulty.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:23 AM
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i need a 408 in my life.
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:08 AM
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Very nice looking car. Unique fuel tank design also.

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:04 AM
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i also agree. very pretty

maybe you guys can answer a question i have?
i heard somewhere that you need to undo 11 or 12 screws to access the diffs!

surely that can't be right in this day & age where people are designing cars that are quick & easy to work on
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Originally Posted by Orion_2kTC
I've been gawking at Durango cars ever since I heard of the brand but I'm left in a situation.

I'm a newbie. I don't even own anything larger than a 1/16th scale. In my area it's winter and we don't have any indoor tracks in the area so I'll be waiting until april to get into 1/8th scale. I want to build my first buggy but I feel that when the DEX408 or DESC410 comes out I might bite off more than I can chew.

Do you think I should just jump head first? I love quality products and this seems right at the top. I know this thread is about the DNX408 but lets be honest, each kit will be similar in difficulty.
This all really depends. Do you have someone that can help you with the nitro tuning? Team Durango kits are top quality with detailed instructions and shouldn't be any harder to build/rebuild than your 1/16 scale cars. I think you would find the 1/10 SC or 1/8 buggy much easier to drive consistently. The SC class is big everywhere. I really don't think you could go wrong with the DESC410. Nitro is a blast but requires a lot more maintenance and tuning so you will need someone to help.

I hope this helps.
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:33 AM
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If you have a 408 you need the Durango edition Sure-Start Pre-heater These four are for the Sure-Start team drivers Ryan lutz, Kevin Brunsden, Hupo Hönigl and not forgetting Gerd himself



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Does this kit come with any extra shock springs?
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Does this kit come with any extra shock springs?
No just the standard blue springs.
No extra anti roll bars either btw.
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Originally Posted by lambchops
If you have a 408 you need the Durango edition Sure-Start Pre-heater These four are for the Sure-Start team drivers Ryan lutz, Kevin Brunsden, Hupo Hönigl and not forgetting Gerd himself



Who makes the pit caddy? That's a nice one!!
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Never mind, found it on your site! Should have looked first....
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Originally Posted by AndyF
No just the standard blue springs.
No extra anti roll bars either btw.
What swaybars does the kit come with?
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Originally Posted by JoeyTheRocket
Never mind, found it on your site! Should have looked first....

Thanks Joey, yeah new product will be out very soon
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Originally Posted by supercross
maybe you guys can answer a question i have?
i heard somewhere that you need to undo 11 or 12 screws to access the diffs!

surely that can't be right in this day & age where people are designing cars that are quick & easy to work on
6-8 should get them out the car (in the shell complete with pinion, centre driveshaft and bearings), then 3 more to seperate the 2 halves of the shell. The way they have designed it, you don't end up with your hingepins, wishbones and suspension bushings falling out all over the place which is nice...plus is pretty quick to take the diff shell out so you can hose the rest of it down when it gets mucky!
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