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Old 03-07-2016, 07:48 PM
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I thought they kept the diffs the same too...

Anyway, On the 2mm mod yes I re-adjusted ride height. I noticed right away the car was jumping different but worked around it...just wondering if maybe I should take it out and start back from stock to re-tune the car. Most of the rubber parts on my car are decayed from sitting for 2+ years so those are going to need swapping out. I remember the 408's shock boots ripped way to easily so many people were using boots from other cars.
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:32 PM
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Does anyone know if there is any other air filters that will fit under the stock body other than the stock air filter?
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Old 05-21-2016, 03:29 PM
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I just bought a DNX408 buggy as part of a rtr package. I wanted the truggy box, Savox servos, gell cells, Lutz Alpha, etc but I've become intrigued with the buggy as well. QUESTION: What are the differences between V1 and V2? My buggy has a lay down steering servo, shocks in front of the carbon towers(aftermarket?), throttle servo very close to the engine, rx pack lays down on rear chassis area, anything else I can list please ask. Thank you for any information.
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Old 05-21-2016, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BrettL
I just bought a DNX408 buggy as part of a rtr package. I wanted the truggy box, Savox servos, gell cells, Lutz Alpha, etc but I've become intrigued with the buggy as well. QUESTION: What are the differences between V1 and V2? My buggy has a lay down steering servo, shocks in front of the carbon towers(aftermarket?), throttle servo very close to the engine, rx pack lays down on rear chassis area, anything else I can list please ask. Thank you for any information.
The main differences between the v1 and v2 are a different fuel tank and radio box, you can find more info here http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx408v2/
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:34 AM
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My friends are going back to Nitro Buggy 1/8 racing, and I have a DEX408 v2 sitting here picking up dust with a million parts. I was wondering how much it would take to convert this to Nitro. Will it be feaseable considering the spare parts i have? If someone can help me with the list of parts (with part numbers) i need to convert this to a DNX408, i would really appreciate it.
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Old 06-10-2016, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by voodoo
My friends are going back to Nitro Buggy 1/8 racing, and I have a DEX408 v2 sitting here picking up dust with a million parts. I was wondering how much it would take to convert this to Nitro. Will it be feaseable considering the spare parts i have? If someone can help me with the list of parts (with part numbers) i need to convert this to a DNX408, i would really appreciate it.
It will cost you lot... New chasis, receiver box, radio plate, brake set, middle driveshaft, fuel tank, spur gear and some other parts. Just sell your DEX408 and buy a new nitro kit. Someone will buy it if it is in good condition.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Iggy 102
I have lot of extra springs which ones you need?
Well I just picked up some silvers...I just don't have enough to tune with. I was using a setup from back when Lutz was still driving the car but it is really stiff and our track is really bumpy and gets worse when the ruts come out. I noticed one of the fast guy's Kyosho is running springs that are roughly 40% lighter than mine so I am going to try a softer setup. It looks like the white springs have the greatest range of adjustment but no one carries the full sets. Also I'm not sure I want to stay with them because one of my front springs has already collapsed more than the other after just a couple days out at the track. A friend of mine has the same car so we are mainly looking for a line of springs we can both get that will fit the car.
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:48 PM
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Does anyone recall what the hole sizes are on the stock pistons?
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:41 AM
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This isn't a sales forum. You want to make deals or swap parts, do it through PM's.

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Old 06-29-2016, 08:42 PM
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Did any company ever make after market wing mounts for the car? That's the one part that still frustrates me as they get bent up so easily.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:55 AM
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Anyone know if the savox 0251 servo will fit for steering? It's abit taller of a servo so just wondering if there's room. Looks like the drive shaft might get in way.
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:02 AM
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It will probably leave a very small gap for the driveshaft but still fit. You can measure yourself, consider leaving some place for the driveshaft.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by PlanB
It will probably leave a very small gap for the driveshaft but still fit. You can measure yourself, consider leaving some place for the driveshaft.
Well I picked up a 0251, installed it and it left maybe 2mm or room to spare. What are some parts to stock up on that break easy? Also is the stock flywheel good to use or?
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Old 01-05-2017, 10:21 PM
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Keep the stock flywheel if you want to make things easier. Stock flywheel is 36mm and it is hard to find a cheap alternative. Some people doing some dremel job to make possible to use 34mm.

Plastics are almost impossible to break. I'm a noob driver and crashed million times but nothing happened. I have a huge stock of plastics but couldn't use any of them. I would say weakest parts are driveshafts, one wrong jump with throttle landing and you will have a bended front driveshaft. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find front driveshafts.
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by PlanB
Stock flywheel is 36mm and it is hard to find a cheap alternative. Some people doing some dremel job to make possible to use 34mm.
Unless you use a Hudy Star starter box, in which case you can get away with running a 34mm flywheel without having to hack up or dremel the chassis
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