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Durango DNX408 - Fast enough to win the World Title.

Old 12-31-2010, 05:28 AM
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light center diff fluids are what cause the front tires to ballon Frank. Think about the physics of it. Light fluid, front end light and elevated while on power. That lets the power go to the front wheels. It's a compromise thou. You go heavy in the center diff be prepaired for more rear wheel spin.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:04 AM
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Well I helped build my first Durango today for a buddy, everything during the build was pretty straight forward and easy. I think if you take all of the plastic parts of the trees and organize them according and spread them out on a table it will make your build go much faster. I only had 2 issues with parts, which were no biggie to me since I could get them to work and did not stop the build. No problems with motor fitting, buddy put a Werks B5 in with no interference from rear chassis brace. Layout and size of the chassis is pretty good, everything feels pretty balanced side to side and front to rear, im gonna find 4 scales and see how the weight is distributed out on the buggy. Maintaining and cleaning should be easier and faster with the design of the diffs and radio tray which I will really like since I run pretty much every weekend for 11 months out of the year. Once the drivetrainand diffs get broken in there should be very little rolling resistance which should help out with runtime. All in all I was pretty happy with the build and can't wait to do some testing before the Motorama Race!!!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:26 AM
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I think Jorn Neumann is a great pick up for Durango he put the SH LRP car to 9th place at the 2010 worlds

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Old 12-31-2010, 07:52 AM
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Nice looking onroad car...lol
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:57 AM
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Hello guys,

Have Option Parts List for This beatiful buggy?

Thanks
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:08 AM
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Originally Posted by clxforever
Hello guys,

Have Option Parts List for This beatiful buggy?

Thanks

Not yet.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:15 AM
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Option Parts

Standard Parts

Clothing/Promo gear

Pit Mat
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:28 AM
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I guess you could consider those "option parts", Spring's and sway's..... I think were all waiting to see the listing of parts from the back of the manual.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by pointforward

@Poinas -- thanks for the feedback. Even the servos don't touch the chassis, the metal radio plate does, which in turn touches the servos. Imagine the amount of smacking between the plate and the chassis! I would guess that especially susceptible would be the servos housed in aluminum heat dissipators as opposed to the plastic housed which would dissipate/absorb the force of impact better.
The point is that the metal radio plate does not touch the servos and you install the servos with rubber grommets to avoid the stress and vibrations. So to me there really is no issue. Of course different servos act differently but with SAV÷X I don't think there is any issue even in higher temps like in Worlds. However I do agree that you need to be sure you install them properly (as in any car).

Also regarding diff oils the car act better with heavier oils so I'd not go below 10-10-5. Next step for me is to test different springs and sway bars. But this is really a personal preference and how you feel the car is acting. So some might think the lighter oils might work but considering how much the kit turns going lower especially on rear will make the car less predictable. Most issues I had was going on throttle exiting the corners so keeping the oils thicker helped on this. All in all I think the car can give the most on more agressive style as you really can throw the DNX like truggy and it just keeps ticking.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Frank L
After watching the video that my buddy shot of my car and looking at the excessive wear on the front tires compared to the rear I'm going to drop the fluid down to 7-5-5 and the shock oil down to 32.5f 27.5r and see what happens. The front pulling so hard makes the rear slide around at least that's the way it was explained to me. I still think this car is far advanced over the rest of the market.
Frank maybe try 7-5-7 and see what happen this a diff set up that ryan use to run his tamiya buggy.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by kaptain crash
Thats some good honest posting there pointfoward, thanks much!
If it ain't honest, then it's just a bunch of BS...and I don't know enough to BS!

But really, it's the honest good and bad which helps guys like TD come up with new and better stuff...which we can give more honest good and bad about!
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Originally Posted by pointforward
If it ain't honest, then it's just a bunch of BS...and I don't know enough to BS!

But really, it's the honest good and bad which helps guys like TD come up with new and better stuff...which we can give more honest good and bad about!
thats the best post of the day!
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Originally Posted by Poinas2
The point is that the metal radio plate does not touch the servos and you install the servos with rubber grommets to avoid the stress and vibrations. So to me there really is no issue. Of course different servos act differently but with SAV÷X I don't think there is any issue even in higher temps like in Worlds. However I do agree that you need to be sure you install them properly (as in any car).

Also regarding diff oils the car act better with heavier oils so I'd not go below 10-10-5. Next step for me is to test different springs and sway bars. But this is really a personal preference and how you feel the car is acting. So some might think the lighter oils might work but considering how much the kit turns going lower especially on rear will make the car less predictable. Most issues I had was going on throttle exiting the corners so keeping the oils thicker helped on this. All in all I think the car can give the most on more agressive style as you really can throw the DNX like truggy and it just keeps ticking.
The grommets attach to the 340016 parts which in turn attach to the metal plate, so upon installation, you're correct to say that the metal plate does not touch the servo. BUT, i think that might not be the case once the car starts bouncing around. the fact that you've left a millimeter of space between the servo and the plate means that you've left a millimeter that the servo and plate can travel and come together.

Maybe its just me being paranoid about equipment failures during races because I've had nigh everything break in the short time i've been racing. It just doesn't hurt to put some dampening material between the servo and plate and between the plate and chassis. Just in case, right?

In my installation, I used some 3m outdoor mounting tape between chassis and plate and plate and servo.

I like predictable so I'll try your 10-10-5. Thanks for that tip.

Happy new year to all!
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The servo does touch, at least mine did. Last night I took my steering servo out and noticed it has been rubbing on the bottom. All the anodizing has worn off from the case.

I have since put servo tape under it and all should be well. I strongly suggest servo tape under the servos on this car. Its an easy fix.

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