The crew over at Team Durango have announced new molded shock towers for the DESC410 line-up of short course trucks. These new tower have a few benefits over the stock aluminum units-
* 35% weight savings over aluminum
* New shock mounting positions
* New camber mounting positions
* Front tower optimized for 29mm travel shocks
* Part #330407
The molded towers come as a set with a street price of $14 and expect a late November release date. For more information hit up the official Durango Website.
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The latest step to total world domination for Team Durango is their new DESC410R V2 4wd short course truck. The new V2 SCT comes with multiple updates to make it more durable and even more planted around the track. Some of the updates and specs include-
* New stronger A-arms
* New rear bulkhead
* New composite shock towers
* New body from the DESC210R with air vents
* New adjustable rear bumper
* Lightest truck in its class
* Comes with center slipper clutch and center differential
* Big bore fat shocks
* Alloy chassis
* Four wheel shaft drive
* Metal planetary gear diffs
* Length: 21.7″ (550mm)
* Width: 11.2″ (285mm)
* Wheelbase: 13.0 – 13.2″ (329 – 336mm)
* Internal Gear Ratio: 2.47:1
* Weight: 95.2oz (2700g)
* Part #TD102013
The DESC410R V2 has a street price of $379 and they are available right now. Hit up the official Durango Website for more information.
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Team Durango DESC410R V2 SCT Gallery
Team Durango has announced some new molded inserts and cross shafts to shave weight and rotating mass from the diffs of your DNX408 or DNX408T. These have been extensively tested and are said to be just as durable at the stock steel parts, while allowing for faster acceleration and deceleration. Hit up the official Team Durango Website for more information.
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New from Team Durango is their DIMEC20 +8mm chassis chassis and +8mm DEX210 Cab Forward Body. The new chassis is not only longer to be more stable in the rough, but also made out of a stiffer material the works better in higher temperatures. Part number for the chassis is #TD320220, has a street price of $35, and they are available right now.
Part number for the longer cab forward body is #TD402012, has as street price of $20, and are also available right now. Hit up the official Team Durango Website for more information.
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Good news for all you Durango DESC410R drivers, RPM announced today they are now making ultra durable front and rear a-arms for your truck. Some of the features are-
* Lighter than stock (by 1.5 grams each)
* Beefed up hinge pin areas
* Less slop than stock
* Front suspension arm bushings moved from outside to inside for smoother movement
* Black in color
* Front part #73892
* Rear part #73772
Street price on the RPM Durango a-arms is $15 a pair with an expected release date of November 8th. Hit up the official RPM Website for more information on all their uber-basher products.
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When you get a high end car like a new Durango I don’t think you can resist throwing on some trick looking hop-up parts. Exotek Racing has recently announced some trick looking Carbon Fiber Front Shock Towers for the Durango DEX210 buggy and the DESC210 short course truck. Some of the features include-
* Made from heavy duty 4mm carbon fiber
* Machined alloy camber link mounts
* Stiffer and stronger then the stock
* Utilizes high grade genuine USA made carbon fiber
* Available in gold color this November
* Features the stock geometry
Street price for the DEX210 buggy front tower is $42 while the unit for the DESC210 truck will set you back $45. Hit up the official Exotek Website for more information.
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Exotek Durango Shock Tower Gallery
The Team Durango DEX210 has gotten tremendous worldwide support from the aftermarket companies. A good example of this is Tresrey, the Team Durango distributor in Japan. Tresrey has just announced an uber new 7075 aluminum chassis and 4mm shock towers for the DEX210. Their chassis is 18 grams lighter than the stock unit and is 1mm thicker for durability and to increase rear traction. The carbon fiber shock towers feature revised geometry and red anodized mounting hardware.
The new Tresrey upgrade parts are expected to hit the market in mid-October, and you can visit their official Website for more information.
Durango is getting huge here in the states, have you read our Durango DEX210 RTR review? Check it out HERE.
Tresrey Durango DEX210 Gallery
THE Durango DESC210 1/10th Scale RTR 2wd Short Course Truck Review
We just reviewed the Durango DEX210 buggy and lets face it, 2wd 10th scale buggies just aren’t big enough or high enough off the ground to be effective bash machines. Today however we’ll be taking a look at its big brother, the DESC210 RTR short course truck that has more ground clearance and is just bigger all the way around. Is the DESC210 a capable bash machine worthy of being in your rc garage? Lets find out…
It looks like Team Durango is going all out to support their new RTR vehicles. They are working on a new Team Tech Tips webpage that will give setup tips, and general maintenance suggestions as well as videos! THIS LINK has a few videos that are already up! They are pretty interesting, and there is no voice over. So it’s all about teaching by example.
We have posted a useful slipper tuning video after the break for you to check out.. so keep reading.
THE Durango DEX210 1/10th Scale RTR 2wd Buggy Review
Since Durango was acquired by Hobbico it has really been blowing up. The Durango brand name was once an obscure brand used by elite racers in Europe, but now days you can find Durango’s anywhere and everywhere, including your local bash spot. There are plenty of basher that are looking to try something new, or they simply are willing to spend a few more bucks to buy the best of the best, and right now Durango has to be considered one of the highest end names out there.
Durango recently introduced many of their elite race platforms in RTR form. These RTR’s are said to be the first vehicles ever produced that are truly race ready. Today we’ll be finding out how the Durango DEX210 stacks up, both on the track and for bash use. Let’s take a closer look shall we?
One of the best reasons to own a Durango 210 series vehicle is the vast amount of hop-up parts available for them. Exotek Racing is one of the aftermarket companies that have been strong supporters of the Durango line and they have just announced another round of option parts.
First up is a new carbon fiber rear shock tower for the DESC210 short course truck that is 4mm thick and has a price of $40.
Next is a gold anodized front bulkhead that fits all three of the 210 series vehicles. This is made from a heavy duty T6 aluminum alloy and has a price point of $20.
Lastly, Exotek have announced some uber-trick gold anodized servo mounts. These lightweight mounts have a price of $12.
You can find more information on these parts HERE on Exotek’s official website.
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Exotek Racing Durango 210 Option Gallery
The Durango DEX210 is one popular buggy and the aftermarket companies know it. Today the folks over at Revolution Design Racing Products (RDRP) have announced some uber hop-up parts for the DEX210. Shown above is their new aluminum front shock tower, while shown in the gallery below is their rear shock tower, aluminum steering plate, and brass rear suspension mount. The 7075-T6 aluminum towers and steering plate are sure to make quite a bling statement, and the 30 gram brass suspension mount will help keep the rear of your buggy planted in the corners. HERE is the link to RDRP’s official website for more information, and you can get these items from the guys over at A-Main Hobbies.
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RDRP Durango Option Part Gallery
We have our FIFTH of 12 Winners in the Dozen Mystery Vehicle Contest!! The official winner is Ray Johnson!! (notch83@). And guess what, he has won a brand new Team Durango DESC210 RTR! We literally just got ours, and barely got it dirty, now we have given one away! How cool is that?! This contest just keeps being awesome! We have sent the winner a request for info.. so watch your email Ray!
If you didn’t win today, don’t worry! We have 7 more awesome vehicles to give away! Signups start early Tuesday morning, so come back and enter!
Thanks to Team Durango for our fifth giveaway vehicle! Check out our rtr DESC210 unboxing photos we just posted a few days ago!