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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 08-05-2012, 12:56 PM
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I ran my new DNX408 for the first time yesterday and was pretty happy with the results. I have ordered some harder springs (ran Black/White) which should make it even better.

One thing that I did notice is that the engine will not run very long when the car is upside down.... Coming from running a Losi 8ight, this was a bit of a disappointment, but I did some DYI on a V1 tank this morning.... With the use of some thick wall fuel tubing and a Losi 8ight clunk, I now have a clunk tank in my DNX408 and the engine will run just fine when the car is upside down....

You would think with all the engineering they did on this car, that they would put some time and effort into a clunk tank.....
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Originally Posted by ehartman_49348
I ran my new DNX408 for the first time yesterday and was pretty happy with the results. I have ordered some harder springs (ran Black/White) which should make it even better.

One thing that I did notice is that the engine will not run very long when the car is upside down.... Coming from running a Losi 8ight, this was a bit of a disappointment, but I did some DYI on a V1 tank this morning.... With the use of some thick wall fuel tubing and a Losi 8ight clunk, I now have a clunk tank in my DNX408 and the engine will run just fine when the car is upside down....

You would think with all the engineering they did on this car, that they would put some time and effort into a clunk tank.....
Nice work. They did a clunk tank in the DNX408T.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by McD44
So what shocks and towers are on that car above? They look like Kyosho shocks but what's up with the towers?
they are new durango shocks hupo said on fb
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by av4625
they are new durango shocks hupo said on fb
Yay, I love never being satisfied with what I have and always wanting new things.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:40 PM
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yep it looks llike both servos are in the rf of the chassis
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Originally Posted by madhammer
yep it looks llike both servos are in the rf of the chassis
how do u no that?
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Originally Posted by av4625
how do u no that?
You can see them through the body on the previous page.
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Originally Posted by av4625
how do u no that?
Seems like it from what i see through the body, just like the car Carson and Ryan had at the nats.



There are some differences though, shock towers are the most obvious. Hupo's car also has Durango camber links and the rear bulkheads are missing(maybe a new shorter version, can't tell with the body on). Front ones are different from stock too.
Front suspension mount seems to be custom made instead of the Kyosho one used before.

And that's pretty much all i can take from Hupo's pictures. I hope we'll get some more pics starting tomorrow at the Euros
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Originally Posted by chirivita
Seems like it from what i see through the body, just like the car Carson and Ryan had at the nats.



There are some differences though, shock towers are the most obvious. Hupo's car also has Durango camber links and the rear bulkheads are missing(maybe a new shorter version, can't tell with the body on). Front ones are different from stock too.
Front suspension mount seems to be custom made instead of the Kyosho one used before.

And that's pretty much all i can take from Hupo's pictures. I hope we'll get some more pics starting tomorrow at the Euros
Yeah, and in the test stages at nats, they really did not look all too great. Ryan looked better when he switched back to the other cars.
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Hey,

Can anyone tell me what the benefits are of running rear shocks behind tower?

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Originally Posted by HBRC-LBD
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Can anyone tell me what the benefits are of running rear shocks behind tower?

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+1 and is there a detailed how-to on the correct way to do it?
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I haven't tried the shock mod myself but here is a picture from Lutzinator.com on how to do it, http://lutzinator.com/wp-content/upl...ard-Shocks.jpg. You can either bend a front sway bar or buy http://www.rcsupermarket.com/index.a...dotto=3597-431 if you are able too.
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Originally Posted by jmackani
Yeah, and in the test stages at nats, they really did not look all too great. Ryan looked better when he switched back to the other cars.


Would you think that it could make a difference if you have 1.5years with one car and then like a week with completely new one ?
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Originally Posted by HBRC-LBD
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Can anyone tell me what the benefits are of running rear shocks behind tower?

Cheers
I believe people have tried it with mixed results. I think it depends on your track & handling/driving style. Its a tuning option. moves a little weight to the rear of the car.
For me, I liked the change. Seemed to make the rear end a little more planted. Still running it this way w/ the bent sway bar.
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Originally Posted by chirivita
There are some differences though, shock towers are the most obvious. Hupo's car also has Durango camber links and the rear bulkheads are missing(maybe a new shorter version, can't tell with the body on). Front ones are different from stock too.
Front suspension mount seems to be custom made instead of the Kyosho one used before.

And that's pretty much all i can take from Hupo's pictures. I hope we'll get some more pics starting tomorrow at the Euros
It's great to see they are addressing the issues that the original design had. There's still couple of months to test and improve the car and considering how well the team does with the current one it will be interesting to see what they can do @ worlds.
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