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Old 05-22-2013, 04:15 PM
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Anyone have a pic for the new radio tray? Can't figure out where the wires go and the receiver antenna go now.
Here is another pic from TD for wiring.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:24 AM
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Is the v2 the latest version of this buggy? I was under the impression that with Lutz's prototype he has been running there was a new car coming out. Is that true or is the v2 still going to be the car to be going with in the next few months?
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by OnRDPassion
Is the v2 the latest version of this buggy? I was under the impression that with Lutz's prototype he has been running there was a new car coming out. Is that true or is the v2 still going to be the car to be going with in the next few months?
The DNX408V2 is still the current version of the car. Yes, Lutz is running the next generation car, but it is going to be a while before it will be available.
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Old 05-23-2013, 11:39 AM
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I ordered the new rear arms from Tower and they arrived yesterday. I'm really happy to see the 2 new shock mounting positions, so you can lean the shock over further, but I'm curious about the new "extended" holes for the hubs. Someone mentioned a few pages back that TD was working on new hubs that would use these holes and I was curious if anyone had more detail on that. Seems to me that releasing the new arms, and having to dremel off the outmost holes (which I had to do) is kind of silly. I could have just put the +2mm hubs on and had enough clearance with the arms intact, but I like my setup as-is, and didn't want to have to widen the car to make these arms work. Any word out there from TD on the "new" rear hubs?
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Old 05-23-2013, 04:09 PM
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Im going to be picking up one of these buggies tomorrow from work... It was a store demo so its over a year old. I know its missing some things like the servo hardware linkages, Radio tray, Entire clutch assembly.... Was wondering what version of the vehicle this is? The V1? Or possibly new enough to be the V2?

Ill try to get some Hi Res Photos maybe some of you can help me figure out what is missing? Its brand new just missing some stuff.


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Old 05-23-2013, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Haha101
Im going to be picking up one of these buggies tomorrow from work... It was a store demo so its over a year old. I know its missing some things like the servo hardware linkages, Radio tray, Entire clutch assembly.... Was wondering what version of the vehicle this is? The V1? Or possibly new enough to be the V2?

Ill try to get some Hi Res Photos maybe some of you can help me figure out what is missing? Its brand new just missing some stuff.


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If it has a clear fuel tank, it is most likely a v2. Check out TDs site for pics to compare http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx408v2/
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Originally Posted by stg099
I ordered the new rear arms from Tower and they arrived yesterday. I'm really happy to see the 2 new shock mounting positions, so you can lean the shock over further, but I'm curious about the new "extended" holes for the hubs. Someone mentioned a few pages back that TD was working on new hubs that would use these holes and I was curious if anyone had more detail on that. Seems to me that releasing the new arms, and having to dremel off the outmost holes (which I had to do) is kind of silly. I could have just put the +2mm hubs on and had enough clearance with the arms intact, but I like my setup as-is, and didn't want to have to widen the car to make these arms work. Any word out there from TD on the "new" rear hubs?
I couldn't guestimate release dates of the new hubs, but I'd have a guess they'll be on the new DEX408v2 so should be orderable for the DNX after then...
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:55 AM
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What is the news about the DEX408v2? havent even heard of it lol
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by stg099
I ordered the new rear arms from Tower and they arrived yesterday. I'm really happy to see the 2 new shock mounting positions, so you can lean the shock over further, but I'm curious about the new "extended" holes for the hubs. Someone mentioned a few pages back that TD was working on new hubs that would use these holes and I was curious if anyone had more detail on that. Seems to me that releasing the new arms, and having to dremel off the outmost holes (which I had to do) is kind of silly. I could have just put the +2mm hubs on and had enough clearance with the arms intact, but I like my setup as-is, and didn't want to have to widen the car to make these arms work. Any word out there from TD on the "new" rear hubs?
If you have the new arms, you have to run on the inside hole on the outer part of the arm until the new rear hubs come in. As for dremelling the outermost holes, if you use the stock durango or VP Pro rims, they won't rub. If you use J-Concept or AKA, it rubs. There are some people who have used a +2 offset on the rear hubs. Other solution would be to use +2 all the way around to keep the same handling.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Dino_D
If you have the new arms, you have to run on the inside hole on the outer part of the arm until the new rear hubs come in. As for dremelling the outermost holes, if you use the stock durango or VP Pro rims, they won't rub. If you use J-Concept or AKA, it rubs. There are some people who have used a +2 offset on the rear hubs. Other solution would be to use +2 all the way around to keep the same handling.
Thanks for the heads up. I tried the stock wheels first and they in fact were ok, but most of my tires are on AKA wheels, which rubbed. I just dremeled off the outer holes for now, if the new hubs represent a big improvement I'll just grab a fresh set of rear arms.

On another note, I'm really really happy with how the car is handling/performing now that I found a neutral setup that I like. The only issue I'm having consistently is killing shock bladders. It appears that the piston has too much "up" travel and is Guillotining the bladders at the upper egde of the shock body. Has anyone found a way around this other than putting spacers on the shaft to limit up travel?
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If anyone would want all the nitro parts from a v2 buggy send me a pm. I'm going to be converting a three run old buggy to electric and have no need for any of the nitro parts.
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Originally Posted by av4625
What is the news about the DEX408v2? havent even heard of it lol
It replaced the v1 about a year ago. They even did an upgrade kit to turn a v1 into a v2. It was an awesome time to get a DNX408. They were blowing out the v1 for way cheap, and then about a month after the v2 came out, the upgrade kit for the v1 came out for $50.
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew
It replaced the v1 about a year ago. They even did an upgrade kit to turn a v1 into a v2. It was an awesome time to get a DNX408. They were blowing out the v1 for way cheap, and then about a month after the v2 came out, the upgrade kit for the v1 came out for $50.
He's asking about the DEX408v2, not DNX408v2 . Here's a thread on it http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-dex408v2.html, not too many details are known, but people have been guessing at differences based on the released setup sheet.
According to Tower it will be available late June http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDFXU&P=ML
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by ifuonlyknew
It replaced the v1 about a year ago. They even did an upgrade kit to turn a v1 into a v2. It was an awesome time to get a DNX408. They were blowing out the v1 for way cheap, and then about a month after the v2 came out, the upgrade kit for the v1 came out for $50.
No as you will notice i wrote DEX408v2 not DNX408v2, im a durango driver and know all about the DNX lol but as far as i no there is no v2 for the DEX
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Originally Posted by ekt
He's asking about the DEX408v2, not DNX408v2 . Here's a thread on it http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...-dex408v2.html, not too many details are known, but people have been guessing at differences based on the released setup sheet.
According to Tower it will be available late June http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXDFXU&P=ML
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