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Old 02-25-2013, 10:32 PM
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Thanks for the pic- between that pic and the other pic posted above, I get it, but I dont feel like doing any dremeling and shimming at this point I have been tweaking the car for the past month already. I'm done I think lol (ya right, who am I foolin)
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by rcaddict02
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?
You could get a P-touch label printer, with the silver ribbon
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:53 PM
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Originally Posted by rcaddict02
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?
Some small diameter heat shrink and a fine tip Sharpie.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:01 PM
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Not a bad idea. I'm assuming write the size on the heat shrink first then slide onto bar?
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:38 AM
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Hey all, Now that spring is within sight, I've started to get the dingo cleaned up and ready for the season. I was only able to make it out to one race day last season with my v2 buggy, so I'm looking forward to getting some time on this thing. Only have a half gallon through it so far.

When I built the car I built in the 2mm mod on the rear suspension pivots, per durango's website, but the more I've read, the more I think this was not a good move for my driving style. I tend to drive the car into the corner, roll through, and accelerate out, rather than slide the car, so I'm hoping that removing the shims, and working with setup will net me additional roll in the rear to keep it all planted. I have to say that even though there isn't too much support for this buggy as compared to the bigger names, working on it is fantastic, it's super easy to wrench on.
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Originally Posted by stg099
Hey all, Now that spring is within sight, I've started to get the dingo cleaned up and ready for the season. I was only able to make it out to one race day last season with my v2 buggy, so I'm looking forward to getting some time on this thing. Only have a half gallon through it so far.

When I built the car I built in the 2mm mod on the rear suspension pivots, per durango's website, but the more I've read, the more I think this was not a good move for my driving style. I tend to drive the car into the corner, roll through, and accelerate out, rather than slide the car, so I'm hoping that removing the shims, and working with setup will net me additional roll in the rear to keep it all planted. I have to say that even though there isn't too much support for this buggy as compared to the bigger names, working on it is fantastic, it's super easy to wrench on.

Good deal John. Post back your results. Interesting in hearing how it handles for you without the Mod.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by tobamiester
Good deal John. Post back your results. Interesting in hearing how it handles for you without the Mod.
Will do for sure. Hopefully once the season starts up a bit, we can keep this thread alive with setup tips and findings.

The other big change I made from last season, based on some reading of this thread was to switch to B pistons with 2 holes melted shut. I felt likt eh car always wanted to bottom out previously, and would want to bounce or rotate when it did. The new pistons seem to provide much more pack, and on the bench, allow for much better damping.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Don't forget to get your Fioroni tubing and Fioroni pistons for this season! Those pistons are the ticket.
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My car and chassis and im also using mugen droop screws!





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What's up with the filed chassis, does it allow for more flex?

If you were able to test it before and after, what were your findings?
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What body is that looks great!
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Originally Posted by av4625
My car and chassis and im also using mugen droop screws![/IMG]
have some pics of the body off ? Any mods you did under the hood ? thanks for posting.
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Originally Posted by rcaddict02
What body is that looks great!
Bulldog 2012 for Losi, I'd guess
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:14 PM
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Yea Bulldog 2012 for the losi, i have k shocks on atm to try for sunday, but i really liked the 1.35*5 mugen pistons with the taper up in the durango shocks, the chassis allows for more flex, doesnt make a huge difference but leaves it a little easier to drive!

When racing on dirt i like the truggy rear tower, but at this time of year over here in northern ireland i race on astro and to bad u american guys cant race on it because the DNX408 is absolutly dialed on high grip astro!

I will take pics of the car with the shell off,
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I would LOVE to go to Ireland! Drink some Guinness and race some rc cars ( not in that order lol) but ya I have heard a few times the dingo is awesome on high bite circuits.
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