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Old 01-02-2011, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaf1977
I added this amount of dirt/mud and it did slide out easy still....







Well mine was not quite that Bad, but it was still not easy to Slide out.

Jesus Christ Dude, How can you do that to a New Car?

You must of had Heaps of Fun doing it tho.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:07 AM
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Nice pix, u sure had some mud/dirt in there, Thats why,when i find my "ride" for the season, i pick up a few kits lol. !!! Is there any team durango guys on here that can address any problems as they arrise? or are we a feeding frenzy? Also for setup's. we need to start talking more setup's here, mine is in the mail:^ id like to have a good starting point to build from here? This is where the sponsered drivers earnt there keep here, for me anyways. I havent seen any Team representation here to address issiues! Lets get these cars Dialed guys???? .,.,.,Motorama less than 2 month..btw the 1/10 truggy electric scene is popping, any one here any news of a possible td presence in that department?
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:27 AM
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Im sure this has been asked but honestly, I didnt want to have to read through all the pages to find the answers. What are the major problems, fixes and must do's for the 408? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:32 AM
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Ok. I've Just finished my Strip down/Clean and re-build after 2 Days of Running.

The Manuals steps for building are out of wack.

From bare Chassis add the Radio tray first. Side Guards Second, Center Diff, Front End , then Rear.

So Much Easier.

There are a few things that you need to be carefull with

Rear Chassis Brace? I drilled a hole in the Chassis Brace spare hole, so I could put a Self Tapping Screw there. I didnt re-use those other 2 holes with the so-called self-locking Nuts.
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Why are there some that want to remove the rear chassis brace once it's installed? Should really have to touch it anymore once its installed. The easiest way to remove the radio box is to remove the side guard first. When putting the buggy together for the first time the manual has it backwards. I put the radio tray in first then the side guards. The buggy should be really easy to work with for the weekly cleanups.

I did notice during the build that the brake linkage does wanna come off when trying to adjust, the plastic is to tight on the tie rod and the plastic ball cups pop off.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by rc ace
for shure!! it will be going going going gone!!cant wait to race it
you going to makr crcrc?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rokitman
Im sure this has been asked but honestly, I didnt want to have to read through all the pages to find the answers. What are the major problems, fixes and must do's for the 408? Thanks in advance!
Then since were speaking honestly here, It seems as though you have no real desire to do research on a potential buy.

Pretty silly post. Why wouldn't you read the entire thread if your gonna spend your hard earned money?
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by rokitman
Im sure this has been asked but honestly, I didnt want to have to read through all the pages to find the answers. What are the major problems, fixes and must do's for the 408? Thanks in advance!
So far...no major problems, grind the back brace a little for some motors, losi green shock springs in the back. Seems to need a softer front bumper, bigger radio box, splash plate for around the tank...for protecting the servo and brakes from getting wet.
Think someone should start a new thread .....The build and tune of the Durango DNX408
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Originally Posted by apex-racing
you going to makr crcrc?
yeah i'm shooting for it,tillsonburg seems farwaway so going to that would help!
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The drivetrain is very tight out of the box. It seems to take a bit to break in. I only have a little over 1/4 gallon on my dnx and it's still tight. But it's much looser than when I built it. So far I don't see any areas that would cause issues. I would like to see an alum servo saver top piece but everything else is pretty solid.
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:47 AM
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My drive train does not seem that tight - maybe I'm coming from a car that has a heavier drivetrain or something....

Did you use all the shims etc the manual said to? If so, your axles/hex's may be shimmed too tight...
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:52 AM
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No I shimmed as needed. Some axles got 1 shim some got 3 depends on how it fit. Shims are ment to be used as necessary. I started driving a Mugen 6t recently too and it took 2 race days to free up the drivetrain. I think that's normal break in.
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Has anyone had trouble with the center diff leaking??
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Originally Posted by jspurgin
Has anyone had trouble with the center diff leaking??
Yea my center diff did too. The Losi diff seals seem to take care of it or just tighten it up a little more. The diff case fits tightly inside the ring gear so I think it gets hung up. I changed the fluid and used a Losi gasket and no more leak.
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If anyone is looking I am selling a new DNX408 for a friend of mine..

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...go-dnx408.html
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