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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 07-25-2011, 08:21 AM
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I ran the car with the shock mod and the kyosho springs on Saturday and it was the best car I have ever driven hands down. Previously I had only ran the car in normal shock configuration for like four tanks so I dont really know about the comparison yet. But they way it is set up now is friggin awesome. I am so glad I bought two of them now. I did change tons of stuff on the car but wow it fits my driving style. I am not the best and am like a hammer down full throttle guy. Between waterings when the track dried out if I gassed it too hard and the ass end came around you can just yank the wheel the other direction and not even let off and keep on rolling. The car just goes where you want it to when you want it to. I was in second in the main for the first 12 minutes had a lap on third bumped a lapper and stripped the stock servo horn. I never run plastic horns so I am not sure why I left one on this car
I did have one hell of a time trying to break in the new nova 21-4 btt though. I had to put an old motor in to race. I had ran literally 22 tanks through the motor and still could not turn it over by hand with the flywheel. I also had a werks pro light clutch on it (the durango one) and the fly wheel is even smaller than stock so it is a beotch to get moving on a starter box. It may work on a loose motor but no way would I suggest using one on a fresh mill. The stock flywheel and shoes with mugen 1.0 springs works much better.

This car is awesome in my opinion!
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Pin2Win
Losi punisher body. JC has a durango body but its different.
Okay I w thinking on getting the TD one, thanks.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Andyg1987
Hey FM, the way around that is to actually unscrew that coupler and feed the fuel line through like the losi tanks. you can kinda see it in his first picture.
OK, I see what you mean. Maybe this is an stupid question but how do you seal the tank with the fuel line through the opening of the tank? Thxs
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:27 AM
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Hey guys, picked up the carbon towers this weekend, still need to track down some of the newer hop ups. I was suspect of the new towers, but they're nice and thick and the weave looks good. Hopefully I can make it out to run them in the next week or two.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by FMLinero
OK, I see what you mean. Maybe this is an stupid question but how do you seal the tank with the fuel line through the opening of the tank? Thxs
As long as your fuel line is thick enough you won't have a problem, it should be a very snug fit when trying to feed it through the hole.
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:18 PM
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If you are curious about the d8 tank mod, I ran 8-10 tanks through yesterday with absolutely no issues what so ever.



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I have mystery bubbles showing up in my fuel lines, tons of em. I did submerge the Durango tank and could not get the thing to leak anywhere. So I have succumbed to the D8 tank and should have mine installed Thursday night. Its bout nigh time for a press release Team Durango.... Not to keen on cutting a huge chunk out of my custom airbrushed body, but it isn't the newest. I would much rather have a running buggy than one that is giving me a fit every weekend. This will be my 3rd tank....



Other than that I am loving this buggy.


Maybe they will have a "Welcome Working OEM Tank Package" kind of like what Sony did with the PS3. Maybe bring some free pony rides around the country/world and free nachos...
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Andyg1987
As long as your fuel line is thick enough you won't have a problem, it should be a very snug fit when trying to feed it through the hole.
Thank you
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by CORRRCR
If you are curious about the d8 tank mod, I ran 8-10 tanks through yesterday with absolutely no issues what so ever.



Thank you for the pictures
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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Default little bit of weight transfer










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Old 07-25-2011, 07:45 PM
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Good job man! How's your battery without box? Does it stay cooler?
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:54 PM
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If it doesnt run cooler at least it looks damn cool now hahahaha. Thank you man! yeah, all stays cooler back there, servo and battery.

It moves about 30g to the front and I removed about 35g (PLUS the 30 I moved to the front) from the rear of the car.

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:02 PM
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Is the rear end still planted? How's traction?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:07 PM
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I have not put too much track time on it. I've ran it only once since doing it and I'm a horrible driver so my input reading is pretty bad but (for all its worth!) the car feels with more steering on-power and obviously lighter in the rear so its more planted.

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Old 07-25-2011, 08:12 PM
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Let us know how it does and on what surface.
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