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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 02-24-2013, 07:40 PM
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1evo RRR has 2 weeks off. I have to come back and deal with him again he's done.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:47 PM
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Nice Great news for this thread.

Great Job Carson, 4th in the A-main at DNC today !!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by sn47som1
All great information, I'm actually pretty familiar with most of the suspension set up and change process and different geometry and the like, but its just the anti squat I was a little in the dark about. So does having more of it increase ride height? If so, maybe i'll lower my rear ride height to compensate a little for the rear anti squat being so drastic? oh wait I think I answered my own question... anti squat is separate to the suspensions arms and mounts, the chassis would stay the same static height correct?
If you are as familiar with adjustments as you say then you will already know what i am about to post, but here goes anyways.

Several adjustment effect other settings. To really see what true effect an adjustment has, or for an adjustment to be effective, after you make your adjustment, you have to "throw the car on the glass". Any time I make a change, I recheck ride height, camber, and front toe. On some adjustments, the inadvertent changes could basically cancel out what ever adjustment you were trying to make. I see people doing this all the time, and they wonder why their car sucks. Is it really that hard to adjust a car the right way?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:24 PM
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That is true, but we all also need to know when to stop adjusting and re checking things to a point and just run the car almost perfect cuz well nothing is... I totally agree with adjusting 1 thing at a time and throwing it on the glass each time to test that change. Thats common sense to first test the change that was just made, then move on. Thats the right way. I do believe that testing should be to a minimum though.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:53 AM
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Yeah, it really comes down to knowing what an adjustment is going to do. If I have adjustment that I feel I need to make that requires a different part, I will get the part, and run the car pre and post change, just so I know how the car is going to respond to the new adjustment. If my car is working to my liking, then I leave it alone. I actually prefer it that way. I love when I can make one or two small changes, and have the car perfect. It is hard to do that with outdoor tracks with changing conditions. That is why it is important to know what an adjustment is going to do. Fast guys don't chase the conditions, they make the right adjustments for what the track is doing so their cars handle how they want.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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Hey guys, I love how this buggy looks, I'm thinking about getting this kit or the yellow. How easy is this one to work on, I love the JQ because of it's easy access to everything. Does anyone experience with both?

BTW, ill be giving the RTR to my cousin so I don't care about starting over in spare parts.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:13 PM
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Well Done Carson!!!!!!

The durango is the easiest car to work on that i have ever had, i no a guy with a jg and it doesnt look as easy as the durango, super easy to work on, especially the diffs!!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:23 PM
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Anyone on the steering arm mods? Does the loctite trick work? any special suggestions? I'm gonna have a hack at it tonite to see how it turns out?
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I did the bearing mod last week no slop at all. Get the 6x3x2.5 flanged bearing and dremel the Ackerman plate out and install bearing. Read back a few pages they have some links posted with better details took all of ten min to do.
Oh and avid sells the bearing for a buck each.
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Originally Posted by sn47som1
Anyone on the steering arm mods? Does the loctite trick work? any special suggestions? I'm gonna have a hack at it tonite to see how it turns out?
http://www.rctech.net/forum/11746914-post9046.html
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http://www.rctech.net/forum/11774779-post9063.html
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Thanks for posting the links. Can you do that from your phone? Haven't figured that one out yet..
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Great find on the second link there.. I don't fully understand the shim part tho lol
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I wonder what other brand arm fits on the ackerman that already has bearings Kyosho? LOL
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Originally Posted by rcaddict02
Thanks for posting the links. Can you do that from your phone? Haven't figured that one out yet..
nah, i do it on my laptop.

Here is a pic of my mod . Sorry buggy is super dirty. cased a jump At Motorama and there was a wet/soggy section where they store the hoses....doh...and I landed in it...as did others...haha.

Doesn't really show you the shims well, but they basically go on the top (under the nut) and bottom between bearing and screw head :

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Ok guys, can anyone tell me where I can get the sway bar labels like the ones that come on the mugens sway bars. I have the sway bar kit and would like to label them so I don't have to measure them everything I want to make a change. Or any suggestion on what y'all do?
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