I’m building a Durango DNX8!

I’m building a Durango DNX8!


The outdoor off-road season is here and I am currently building a new Durango DNX8 to get some track time with. This is the latest and greatest nitro 1/8-scae buggy from Durango and I can’t wait to dig into the build. Let’s take a look at what I have going on for the local off-road track.

DNX8 2

The DNX8 comes in an attractive well organized box and all the bags are well labeled and go along with the different steps in the manual. The manual is also well organized and should be pretty easy to follow.

DNX8 3 (Small)

While looking over the bags I saw that Durango does some of the building for you. Yippee! I’m used to seeing turnbuckles or shocks prebuilt but not all this. The less I have to build the better. Thanks Durango!

DNX8 4 (Small)

Power for my buggy is going to come from O.S. Speed Ty Tessmann Edition engine and pipe. It’s the same combo Ty used to win a 1/8-scale off-road world championship. It’s sure to get me to the front of the pack on any race weekend.

DNX8 5 (Small)

To control the DNX8 I am using a Futaba 4PX radio, BLS471SV and BLS371SV servos and a Duratrax LiPo receiver pack. I used this same combination in my Ty Tessmann Edition HB truggy and really liked the performance that it provided. This buggy is a little lighter than that truggy so it should be even more responsive. Grip is going to be provided by the JConcepts tires that are currently on the way.

IMG_4221 (Small)

This will be my first build with my new set of O.S. Speed tools. They feature black anodized handles, strong shafts, red anodized end caps and won’t roll off your workbench. The tips on the hexes are precision ground and fit the screws really well.


I’m staring my build pretty soon and I should have an update for you next week. Stay tuned!



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Updated: July 20, 2015 — 3:09 PM

1 Comment

  1. be curious to see how it goes, I have the DEX8 and the DESC10 and I thought the build went overall very good, however their are some minor issues being commonly reported on the forums, mainly the steering post issue (screw feels too long but its not, chassis drilled issue) and some steps in the manual don’t have corresponding bags for them. Also, woudl have been nice to mention lubing the pivot balls for someone new to that kind of setup.

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