Team Durango DNX408 Teaser

Jan 08, 2010 No Comments by
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Team Durango has provided these pre-production shots of their new DNX408 vehicle. We’ll post more info when it becomes available.

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Super narrow thick chassis

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Super narrow thick chassis

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Diff cases & nose

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Shock Caps

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PTFE coated shock bodies

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Bulkhead

Center diff holder

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Center diff holder

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Bearing holder

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CVD boot

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Lightweight as standard

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Wheel nuts

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Lightweight as standard

Some of the STANDARD features of the DNX408 only from Team Durango

  • 5mm thick hard anodised chassis & one of the narrowest, if not the narrowest on the market
  • Hard anodised alloy bulkheads front & rear (colour shown is pre-production; production will be hard anodised)
  • Gearbox cases front & rear are moulded & separate from the load bearing bulkheads; this gives minimal flex, best bearing alignment, best dirt shielding & easy removal of whole diff & CVD, just like the DEX410
  • 15mm bore alloy shocks, PTFE coated ultra smooth & threaded. Alloy caps, alloy cartridge bottom & polished shock shafts; shocks are everything, so these are quality throughout
  • 5mm hard anodised shock towers front & rear, as standard
  • Forward mounted engine (20mm further forward than some leading race buggies) this gives ideal weight distribution & room for everything to be mounted as low as possible. The RX pack goes under the rear CVD, which is another Team Durango first
  • One piece CNC machined engine mount with gold anodised memory plate is standard in the kit & is designed for maximum engine performance & easy maintenance with a marked-up chassis for easier engine alignment
  • Rear of the car has maximum ground clearance for smoothest landings so you can get the power down faster
  • Radio tray is mounted into the chassis to get centre of gravity as low as possible, but still only 5 screws to slide it out for easy maintenance
  • Lowest possible centre of gravity the servos and RX battery are laid down & mounted into the chassis. Engine & tank are also mounted as low as possible
  • Top quality, hard anodised suspension holders as standard front & rear with full range of precision moulded inserts for geometry changes
  • Angled down stop screws ensure maximum solidity & consistency, without adding weight
  • Lightened transmission parts are used throughout as standard
  • In board & out board CVD joints front & rear protected with rubber CVD boots
  • Centre mounted fuel tank inlet for easy access in any pit lane, with dirt guard as standard
  • Super low body to ensure maximum flow over the adjustable rear wing, while the rear wing sits low to again minimise CofG, while oversized end plates (ROAR legal) ensure stability & protect the engine head in crashes
  • We have built & tested all the leading cars & our plastics fit, finish & durability is second to none & better than many
  • Body, air filter, cultch, once piece CNC engine mount & wheels all included in the kit

The public buying price (street price) for this revolutionary & top quality car is US$699 or 457Euros or 417UK pounds (this price excluded local sales taxes).

Considering the spec of the car out-of-the-box; alloy suspension holders, alloy bulkheads, 5mm shock towers & 5mm chassis all hard anodised, plus black/gold alloy CNC engine mount, lightened transmission; this is a very fair price, something we have worked very hard on.

The DNX408 CHASSIS is a work of art, 5mm of the finest aircraft alloy hard anodised & machined away to minimise weight, but also to give the DNX408 class-leading centre of gravity, with almost all the hardware sunk down into it. Minimal rear overhand means the smoothest of landings over a wider range of jumps

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5mm but super narrow, plus counter bored screws, so higher rated 2.5mm hexs can be used for more torque (some cap head screws used for test build)

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More ground clearance than any other car (some cap head screws used for test build)

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Max ground clearance for smoothest landings (some cap head screws used for test build)

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Almost all items are embedded in to the chassis – engine, tank, servos, radio tray, diffs etc

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Marked up chassis for easier engine alignment (memory engine mount is standard in the kit – more info later, but it’s basically a one piece mount with a meshing memory plate)

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Front end kickup (some cap head screws used for test build)

Close ups of DNX408 BRAKE SYSTEM pioneered by Team Durango in its test mules. Super solid for the best action, feel, consistency & durability.

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View from front right side of the car – alloy bulkheads as standard (molded splash guard not shown)

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Super solid construction for most effective brake action (molded splash guard not shown)

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Precision turnbuckle linkage to adjust F-R brake bias (molded splash guard not shown)

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(molded splash guard not shown)

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(molded splash guard not shown)

Details of the STEERING, angled-up at the same angle as the kickup to remove bump steer, while the ackerman link moves under the CVD.

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Steering angled inline with the kick up, to prevent bump steer (for production the bulkheads will be hard anodized – chassis flex system is an option for the front of the car, standard on the rear)

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Molded chassis brace, ackerman link under the CVD (for production the bulkheads will be hard anodized – chassis flex system is an option for the front of the car, standard on the rear)

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Steering overview (for production the bulkheads will be hard anodized – chassis flex system is an option for the front of the car)

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