We recently stopped by the Hobbico offices where we handed off the latest Basher Approved Award for the Team Durango DEX408v2 Buggy. Scott Cramer did the honors of accepting the award for the Durango folks while we were in town.
The DEX408v2 has been hard to pry from Cubby’s hands. When he called it one of the best jumping vehicles he has ever driven, he wasn’t kidding! The Durango kit has been his go to buggy for a while now, and we decided any vehicle that can have that sort of effect on Cubby as well as the rest of us here, must be special!
Curious what it takes to get a Basher Approved Award? You can read all about them Right Here and also see who else has won the prestigious award.
Want to know more about the Durango DEX408v2? You can read our review at This Link.
Congrats to Team Durango, keep up the great work!
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THE Team Durango DEX210v2 Buggy Review
If you are an “old timer” then you probably spent years driving/racing/bashing a 2wd tenth scale buggy. Now days the class has had a resurgence in popularity, making it arguably bigger than it has ever been. The “new crop” of 2wd buggies are loaded with tech from front to rear, and one of the companies staying on the leading edge of 2wd buggy technology has been Team Durango. We’ve been bashing the living daylights out of their new DEX210v2 to find out if it’s just a race machine, or if you can actually have fun with it at the local bash spot. What did we find out? Click the “Read More” button to find out…
Team Durango, the relatively young company known for their high end race machines, recently announced their latest weapon for the 2wd buggy class, the DEX210v2. We recently got one in our hands, as we cracked it open we took pictures to show you what it looks like inside the box. The 210v2 is a kit, so inside you’ll find multiple bags filled with parts, a nice looking aluminum chassis, wheels, and a clear body/wing. All the part bags are clearly labeled, and after thumbing through the manual, it looks clearly written with sharp images to make the build easier.
We are almost done building the 210v2, look for our full review in about 2 weeks. We won’t be racing the buggy, instead we’ll be giving it the full basher treatment to see if it can be used outside a track just for fun. We will be building it in a mid-motor configuration to keep from destroying any motors on those big rear end landings, and in the last picture below you can see the Duratrax tires and TrakPower shorty LiPo that we selected to run in the buggy. Click Right Here to get full information on the 210v2 over on the official Durango website.
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Durango DEX210v2 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DEX210v2 Unboxing Gallery 2
THE Team Durango DETC410 Touring Car Review
Team Durango has been known for years as a premium producer of off-road machines, luckily for us the UPS man dropped off their very first on-road machine, the DETC410 Touring Car, for some good old fashioned bashing action. As the first of its kind from Durango, the DETC410 sits on an all new, and very high-end, platform. Can you bash with it? Is it really that trick? Does it bring something to the plate that no one else offers? Hit the “Read More” and find out…
Team Durango, once a tiny, relatively unknown race oriented company, has become mainstream since being distributed by Great Planes. Part of going mainstream in rc is developing a wider product base. While Durango was well known for their uber off-roaders, they never offered anything for the on-road crowd.
Several months ago Durango started teasing a new high-end touring car. That car, the DETC410, has finally hit the market. The DETC410 fits the mold of most Durango products- the latest in engineering, and manufactured from high-end materials.
View below our unboxing pictures for the DETC410. Inside the box you’ll find a series of well organized plastic bags, several of which filled with trick looking aluminum and carbon fiber parts. What you won’t find inside the box are wheels, tires, or a body. Like most top-of-the-line products, Durango has excluded them so you can use the exact units that best suit your needs. We’ve included pictures of the Muchmore wheels/tires and PROTOform Mazda body that will be outfitting our test machine.
Our full review of the DETC is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can click This Link to check out more information over on the official Durango website.
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Durango DETC410 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DETC410 Unboxing Gallery 2
I have a “team Durango” DESC210 and I want to run my 12mm wheels on it (it comes with 15mm hex) and have been looking EVERYWHERE for a conversion.
Have you heard of any or have any suggestions for me?
I only found one so far and it was in a blog that named a company that is not on the internet (M+M RC products)
“Sent from a Pirate ship somewhere in the Caribbean”.”
Cubby- Hey now Fred, thanks for somehow getting me an email from that Pirate ship in the Caribbean, LOL.
I have never converted a Durango 2wd SCT over to the smaller, but much more common, 12mm hexes, so I can not give you first hand info on the best way to do it. I have heard that you might be able to do it with Losi 22 hardware, but I have no idea if that will actually work or not. If you have a kick ass local hobby shop, you should be able to take your truck down and test fit a bunch of different parts to see what works and maintains the proper width. I for one am still amazed that none of the bigger aftermarket companies have made adapters for the Durango 10th scalers (hint hint Pro-Line, Exotek, etc).
Hit the “Read More” button to read the second question for this week (it’s about a Helion Dominus 10SC)…
Team Durango has released full information and pictures on their new DEX210v2 buggy kit. The DEX210v2 is a 10th scale 2wd that can be run in either rear motor or mid motor configuration. Some of the updates included with the version 2 are-
* Straight front a-arms
* New rear arms
* 8mm longer hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Higher downforce V2 body
* Updated driveshafts
* New tranny case and ball stud mounts
* Aluminum rear arm mount
* New rear tower
* 2mm hex bullstuds
The part number is #TD102028 and it has a street price of $279. DEX210v2s should start hitting hobby shops in mid March and you can get more information at This Link over on the official Team Durango website.
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Durango DEX210v2 Gallery
THE Team Durango DEX410v4 Buggy Review
10th scale 4wd buggies have a well earned reputation for being nuclear missiles. All around the globe you’ll find them tearing up tracks, and flat out hauling at local bash spots. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Team Durango DEX410v4. The version 4 is the latest and greatest from Durango, with multiple upgrades over previous verions. Is it fast? Can you bash with it? Will it run circles around your buddies at the local bash spot? Click the “Read More” to find out…
The Durango DEX210 buggy has been successful around the globe. Now its predecessor has been announced, the DEX210v2. The version 2 comes with a slew of upgrades to make it better than ever.
* Hard anodized 8 mm longer chassis
* Straight front arms for more ground clearance and better aero
* Interchangeable rear arms
* New rear chassis brace
* Redesigned side pods
* New front shock tower
* Low-profile rear shock tower
* Clear version 2 cab-forward body
* More shock piston choices
* Updated DIMEC X ball cups
* -2 mm rear roll-center suspension hanger
* Includes Team Durango Type “B” upgrades
* Length- 13.2″, 14.5″
* Width- 9.6″
* Wheelbase- 10.6-11.2″
* Weight- 3.64 lb
The part number for the 210v2 is #TDRC0011, you can expect a street price of $279, and they should start hitting hobby shops in Mid March. Hit up This Link to visit the official Durango website.
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Durango DEX210v2 Buggy
Team Durango has been teasing their new DETC410 high-end touring car for months. Now they’ve released a video that shows one of their team drivers, Elliott Harper, building the first production unit. The video is sped up to show the entire build, in the end it looks like a pretty trick piece of machinery.
The Durango DETC410 has a part number of #TD102023, they should have a street price of just under $400, and we are told they should start showing up at your LHS in late February.
For more Durango news on BigSquidRC check out This Link.
Check out the video of the Durango DEX408v2 Buggy we just posted. This footage was shot during some of our extreme testing procedures during the review process. You can check out the review at This Link if you haven’t already.
Make sure to watch it in HD for bashing goodness!
We are in the middle of building our review Team Durango DEX410v4 but we thought we would post some unboxing pictures to tide you over until the full review. This is the latest version of Durango’s 4wd 10th scale buggy and it should be an animal on the track, as well as being an extremely fast bash machine.
Of note during the unboxing-
* The packaging is top notch
* All the parts bags are very well organized
* The manual is well written with excellent diagrams
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can Click Here to find more information on the official Durango website, or you can hit up This Link for more Durango news right here on BigSquidRC.
Durango DEX410v4 Unboxing Gallery 1
Durango DEX410v4 Unboxing Gallery 2
THE Durango DEX408v2 Buggy Review
Yes, Team Durango is world renowned for their uber racing machines, but can their high-end DEX408v2 electric buggy also make a good bash machine? Is it fast enough to own the local bash spot? How does it jump? Can it takes huge hits like a only a good bash machine can? Hit the “Read More” button to find out what we thought of the DEX408v2… Now with video!