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Old 03-20-2012, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by spacejazz
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This is my first RC anything since 1994! (far out)...

I had a Thunder Tiger starter box but it's terrible. Can't align flywheel to the starter wheel and the post adjustments don't work particularly well anyway.

I've read that the OFNA truggy box is a good box that doesn't require any modding to the box or the chassis. I can't find one locally (Aus) but have found one that looks suspiciously the same, though the adjustment posts are different they have the same type of movement. Also it appears the rubber wheel can be adjusted too.

Think this will work?

w w w .ultrahobbies.com.au/store/product.php?productid=18508&cat=497&page=1[/url]

For reference they appear to have a rebadged OFNA, but not in stock

w w w.ultrahobbies.com.au/store/product.php?productid=19008&cat=497&page=1[/url]

Thank you for any help
Both of them will work just fine. I have the mentioned Ofna truggy start box.
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:17 AM
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Originally Posted by spacejazz
Hey folks

This is my first RC anything since 1994! (far out)...

I had a Thunder Tiger starter box but it's terrible. Can't align flywheel to the starter wheel and the post adjustments don't work particularly well anyway.

I've read that the OFNA truggy box is a good box that doesn't require any modding to the box or the chassis. I can't find one locally (Aus) but have found one that looks suspiciously the same, though the adjustment posts are different they have the same type of movement. Also it appears the rubber wheel can be adjusted too.

Think this will work?

w w w .ultrahobbies.com.au/store/product.php?productid=18508&cat=497&page=1[/url]

For reference they appear to have a rebadged OFNA, but not in stock

w w w.ultrahobbies.com.au/store/product.php?productid=19008&cat=497&page=1[/url]

Thank you for any help
That first one is just like the Dynamite one I got and it works very well:

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...al-Starter-Box

I see it at HobbyPartz.com as well but I'm not so sure about their customer service and it is out of stock a lot:

http://www.hobbypartz.com/72p-b7060-...tarterbox.html
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Iggy 102
Can anybody tell me if venting shock caps with foams is worth doing? If so where do I find the foams?
I have been using the vented ones for several months and I do like them more than the stock ones, rebound and overall shock setup stay more consistent.
I'm using xray foams but you can also use the losi ones or just a small piece of tyre foam insert.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BrakeTurnAccelerate
You will need to get a couple shims to put between the bearing and the steering post arm. I am using a 6x3x2.5 bearing and have 0.8mm of shim underneath.
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That mod IS useless. I did that and was convinced the locktite had failed, but when I took it apart the bushings were locked securely. There was still a LOT of slop in the steering.



Thanks!
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6x3x2.5 or 6x3x3. The locktite mod is worthless. Sorry lol.

Any one have pics of this mod??
Is it possible to use the throttle-brake linkage flanged bearings on this???
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wernimont
Hello everyone!

Its Carson Wernimont from Team Durango. I just made a RCTech account to help out anyone who needs help or advice with there Durango products. If you have any questions or need help with anything pm me or send me an e-mail at [email protected]

Regards,
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Hello Carson, you're welcome!
Can you talk about your nitro challenge shock setup and your findings with the kyosho shocks-springs???
You make a very good race, congrats!
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:12 AM
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Check this out:

http://www.team-durango.com/blog/201...s-for-the-408/

Originally Posted by Iggy 102
Can anybody tell me if venting shock caps with foams is worth doing? If so where do I find the foams?
Originally Posted by cartodinamo
I have been using the vented ones for several months and I do like them more than the stock ones, rebound and overall shock setup stay more consistent.
I'm using xray foams but you can also use the losi ones or just a small piece of tyre foam insert.
I agree with cartodinamo. In my case i made the inserts from a tyre foam.

Originally Posted by Wernimont
Hello everyone!

Its Carson Wernimont from Team Durango. I just made a RCTech account to help out anyone who needs help or advice with there Durango products. If you have any questions or need help with anything pm me or send me an e-mail at [email protected]

Regards,
Carson
Welcome Carson, it's great to have you here.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Wernimont
Hello everyone!

Its Carson Wernimont from Team Durango. I just made a RCTech account to help out anyone who needs help or advice with there Durango products. If you have any questions or need help with anything pm me or send me an e-mail at [email protected]

Regards,
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Thats Awesome Carson I raced with you before at ARC With Tennison Willis, Great to see you having such great results with the durrango.
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Can you guys recommend an affordable motor to use with this kit? Looking to get into racing
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Originally Posted by ScruB.x3
Can you guys recommend an affordable motor to use with this kit? Looking to get into racing
How much are you looking to spend? Sub $200 on an engine, these are all good choices.

http://www.nitrohouse.com/Engines-En...duct_info.html

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ost-Port-Turbo

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ipe-Turbo-Plug (Comes with pipe for $199 or w/o for $139)

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ine-Turbo-Plug
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Thanks for the help sub $200 is what I'm looking for to get started with. Are these engines capable of being competitive if I want to get into racing?
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Originally Posted by ScruB.x3
Thanks for the help sub $200 is what I'm looking for to get started with. Are these engines capable of being competitive if I want to get into racing?
Yes. All of them have the necessities to be competitive.
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anybody want to post pics of the top of your ofna truggy box ? I have had trouble i cant really find a good place to set rear pegs on box
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searched for "pegs" in this forum and found this...


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Originally Posted by evolution03
anybody want to post pics of the top of your ofna truggy box ? I have had trouble i cant really find a good place to set rear pegs on box
Choose a posistion for them under the sigeguards and take a body reamer and make a hole for the pegs.
Works like a charm and looks the car down great.
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What I did with mine, is drill a hole in top of my starter box where the manifold support hole is. Put a screw up from underneath the starter box lid, and you will be able to get perfect alignment. Need to thank someone on here for mentioning this method, works a treat on my GO starter box. Should do the same on any box would think.

Thanks again whoever it was that mentioned this
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