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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 04-17-2014, 11:58 AM
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Our Durango Nitro Parts are 50% off MAP prices. We have about $2000 worth of parts ready to send out to lucky racers. Please PM me if there is anything you are looking for.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:35 PM
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https://www.facebook.com/lutzrc/phot...type=1&theater

The pre-production car shot here lookin' awfully mugen-esque, can just make out the PBS hub
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:25 PM
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Any more pictures floating around??
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:25 PM
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Looks pretty cool IMO.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:27 AM
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Looking at Jorn's car posted above, it seems all-but-confirmed to me it will be PBS seeing those unique upper PBS arms.

Wonder if the truggy and eBuggy will eventually follow?
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Tons of pics here: http://www.rcnews.net/2014/04/18/tea...type-at-neo14/
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:14 AM
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BBS
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by vvsousa
BBS
BBS? You mean PBS?



On the buggy, it looks like just another buggy now. Might as well get a Mugen now.
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Old 04-18-2014, 01:17 PM
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yeah..
the factories must understand, if you don't make a car that has 1 or 2 extraordinary features, you are born dead nowadays..
but the car has to work also

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Old 04-18-2014, 02:22 PM
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There just isn't one thing Durango about it. Standard bulkheads, no quick change diffs. Standard tank, not center fill. Wide as hell, standard servo layout.

I moved to a Radiosistemi RR8 this year for nitro buggy (still running Durangos in my other classes), and love the RR8. I did have plans of moving back to the Durango for n-buggy with the new kit, but with something this generic, I'm not so sure.
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:22 PM
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Hello guys,
I just want to chime in that there is a lot more than meets the eye on this buggy. The diffs are actually easier access! They aren't in the clamshells anymore but they are removed without removing the arms or bulkheads or suspension hangers or even front bumper!

Also the throttle servo is attached to upper center diff. So when you remove the 4screws for the center diff the throttle servo goes with it so you never mess with the linkage or your brake feel!

Also sure it uses a pbs front end. In testing this is what we found to work best on the widest variety of conditions and surfaces. But it's not a copy. They're are geometry changes and many other features that just can't be appreciated from a few photos.

Hope you guys will look a little deeper and see the thought and design that went into this buggy. It will look much better in production as well as we still have many handmade parts.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:10 PM
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WHEN!!!!!! I like the durango brand... Tower always has deals and parts... WHEN WHEN WHEN!!!!
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Originally Posted by DRCRacer299
The diffs are actually easier access! They aren't in the clamshells anymore but they are removed without removing the arms or bulkheads or suspension hangers or even front bumper!
Every car i ever had was the same way. 2 screws holds the diff housing front / rear part, and 4 screws hold the diff housing parts to one and other. Those 6 screws gone, and you lift half the housing out, might have to rotate it a little to get it past the sway-bar but thats the most complicated move it takes. After that just pull the diff straight out. From the images, this one is just the same. Center diff... pull the linkage to the throttle body, and undo the 4 screws holding the centerplate. If you got extra chassi-stiffeners, it's 1 screw more for each. Again, not really any good pictures of it, but this looks the same. With the servo attached to the plate you might gain the tiny benefit of not having to pop the linkage of the throttle body, but... It still needs removing, cleaning, and (dry)lubrication.

Originally Posted by DRCRacer299
Also sure it uses a pbs front end. In testing this is what we found to work best on the widest variety of conditions and surfaces. But it's not a copy. They're are geometry changes and many other features that just can't be appreciated from a few photos.
Then... Get us better images. It cant really be that secret, if it's in a magazine...?

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Hope you guys will look a little deeper and see the thought and design that went into this buggy. It will look much better in production as well as we still have many handmade parts.
Honestly, this LOOKS like it's back to what everyone else is doing, and we all know to be proven and well tested. It's like saying "yeah guys. The last model was crap, lets go back to what everyone else does" without really offering any candy to sweeten the deal. I actually LIKE the old one, but this one looks like any other run of the mill 1:8 buggy.

While i never did get around to buying the old one, i always wanted to... This one... Don't think so based on the current info. It should be noted, i wanted one of the old ones the first time i saw pre-production images. I mean, stuff like this:


Seriously... Who doesn't want some of that. I could put that on a bookshelf, with no intent of ever using it.
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:27 PM
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I cant wait for the new car, if PBS front end works then so be it!, its not the same as every other car as lutz said there are lts of different geometry tweeks etc, and if you havent owned the old car you cant comment saying that its better! different mite be cool and all that but what happens if different doesnt work?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by av4625
and if you havent owned the old car you cant comment saying that its better!
If thats directed at me... Read my post again. I never said anything about better, or worse. I just said there is no longer anything that makes it different.

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different mite be cool and all that but what happens if different doesnt work?
If that was the issue, then we wouldn't have this thread. For the last couple of years Durango has proven their design over and over. This design might very well be just as good, and cheaper to make, or what ever the reason is to go back to the same design as everyone else is using. But it also means it no longer stands out, and as a result some buyers, like me, wont see it like something they want to own, over anything else. Lets put it like this. If i could have motivated it, i would have bought the DNX408 as my new buggy during the last few years. The only reason haven't is simply coz i already have 4 buggies, and none of them have been sold, or crashed that badly that it wasn't worth repairing. If i during the next year end up having a reason to buy a buggy, i'll try and find one, but the new one... no, from what we are presented with so far, they can keep it. Even if Lutz smashes all opposition he faces with the new buggy.

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