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October 6, 2015

Team Tech Tips – 16mm Big Bore Shock Set-Up

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Set Up 16mm Big Bores Like  Pro

Team Durango Team Tech Tips Guru, Jason Ametrine, returns with the first in an exciting series of all-new tutorial videos.

This new series will feature more in-depth tuning and set-up advice, with a strong focus on our recently updated 1/8 scale range of vehicles.

Your Shock Absorber set-ups are made ultra-simple, with factory-built 16mm Big Bore units provided in all DEX8, DNX8, DEX8T and DESC10 race kits.

This interesting video guide will share the four most popular set-up configurations currently used in these precision manufactured Shock units, allowing you to quickly get things ‘dialed-in’ for the exact conditions you are faced with at the track.

Watch the latest Team Tech Tips video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5xfdVgpDEQ

Learn more about the world of Team Durango, including all the latest Team Driver tricks and tips: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango 

Join Jason for his other technical guides here now: https://www.youtube.com/WatchTeamDurango

Find your local Team Durango dealer easily: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

September 29, 2015

TD USA – Double Podium For Lopes

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Setting SC Pace – Lopes Masters DESC10 

Team Durango USA racer, Mike Lopes, has returned from the fifth round of ‘THE Series’ with a double podium finish, including a first overall and TQ in Short Course.

Racing the all-new DESC10 1/10 4WD Electric Short Course Truck, Mike was very happy to clock lap-after-lap of consistent qualifying, allowing him to extend this solid performance into his ‘A’ Main final, taking first place easily for Team Durango.

Mike also raced his DEX210v2 in the 2WD Buggy class, battling through the field during qualifying to land of P5 for the ‘A’ Main finals.

Some fast paced laps gave Mike a very competitive final run, putting him straight on the podium with a third place finish.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Mike for a great double.

Learn why Mike trusts the DESC10 here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Explore how the DEX210v2 can launch you to the podium at your local race track: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v2/

Meet Team Durango racers near you easily: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find your local TD dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

August 10, 2015

DESC10 Wins Finnish Summer Series in Style

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Top Five Team Durango Take It All

Finnish Team Durango racers have continued recent successes with their combined Short Course race results recently, securing a clean sweep of the top five ‘A’ Main finishing spots last weekend.

Racers enjoyed some fast track action, at the latest round of their domestic Short Course Summer Cup, finding race-winning pace using the all-new DESC10 and the much-loved DESC410v2 SC Trucks.

The results looked like this after an intense day of Truck battles on the technical outdoor dirt track:

1. Mikko Lampinen – DESC410

2. Jani Ravantti – DESC10

3. Sami Suokas – DESC10

4. Tommi Tervo – DESC10

5. Tony Liljenqvist – DESC410

After storming to this impressive all-Team Durango winning lineup, the guys also managed to take first, second and third overall in the series points trophy, making it a complete winners lock-out for all Team Durango racers.

The Summer Short Course Series overall results looked like this:

1. Jani Ravantti – DESC10

2. Mikko Lampinen – DESC410

3. Tony Liljenqvist – DESC410

We send our huge congratulations to the whole team, who have once again proven the consistent performance and durability of the all-new DESC10 and the widely popular DESC410.

Stay tuned here for more Finnish race news from our colleagues.

Learn why the DESC10 is a Short Course Truck that can change the way you race, straight from the kit box: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Find your local Team Durango Dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php 

Connect with Team Durango Finland and other global team members here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2015

Travis Amezcua – Ride Height Basics – Tutorial

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Hot new tips from the Team Durango super-racer, Travis Amezcua

In the latest instalment of our exciting Team Tech Tips tuning series, hosted by our Field Consultant for North America, Travis Amezcua, we take a closer look at vehicle ride height.

Travis shares some useful hints on how to gain a fast and easily adjusted tuning advantage when the track conditions are difficult. Using his DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy as an example, Travis shows you how to get the perfect ride height adjustments, time after time.

Over to Travis for his valuable insights:

This week I will cover the effects of ride height. Ride height is best explained as the height of the chassis in relation to the ground.

You should always set your ride height when your car is race-ready. Electronics or Engine and Battery Cells installed.

First up, how to check the ride height you are currently running.

  • You will want to use a flat surface/set-up board.
  • There are many different ride height gauges out there you can use. Stick to using the same gauge as consistency is key when taking measurements.
  • When your car is race-ready, lift the car about 6-8 inches from the ground. Then drop the car onto the flat surface/setup board.
  • Take your ride height gauge and slide it under the chassis. This will tell you what the ride height of your car is at from the ground to the bottom of the chassis.

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Position your chosen ride height gauge in the center of your Chassis Plate, underneath the front Diff 

 Now to look at making adjustments and what you can expect to see from your tuning efforts:

  • Rotating your Shock Collars will increase your ride height in one direction, then decrease your ride height when rotated the opposite way.
  • Adjusting the ride height is a quick tuning option for your car. This simple adjustment can really change the way your car is handling on the track and can have you ‘dialled’ back into the changing race conditions quickly.
  • For most cars, you will want the front and rear ride height to be within a few mm from each other, or ‘equalized’, as we say at Team Durango.
  • Make sure that the adjustment is equal from side to side on the Shock Collars. You can easily check each ‘quarter’ of the ride height setting by putting your gauge in the four corners of the Chassis Plate.

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Now we know how easy it is to make the actual ride height adjustments, and also measure them, lets understand what we can expect to happen when we increase, or decrease our vehicle ride height:

  • Generally speaking a lower ride height will have less traction, and will be less prone to traction rolling.
  • A higher ride height will produce more traction but also want to traction roll easier.
  • With a higher ride height your car will also land the jumps and handle those bumpy tracks a lot better. Again this will depend on the surface that you’re running on.

Some settings to consider:

Front lower than Rear

  • Increases weight transfer to the front off power.
  • Increases steering.
  • It will also make the car want to jump more nose down.

Front higher than rear

  • More rear traction on power
  • Decreases steering.
  • Will make the car jump more nose up

Always keep in mind that no matter how often you tune a setting on your vehicle, you should keep a starting set-up noted on your Team Durango set-up sheet. This will allow you to easily return the car back to the settings you started out with, without forgetting valuable measurements and values.

You can also see our colleague, Jason Ametrine, creating custom ride height settings with his DEX210v2 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKTfEGZom4Q

Stay tuned for the next Travis Amezcua Team Tech Tips article very soon.

Explore the DEX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy here now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Join the global team easily here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find a local dealer: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Contact Travis directly here: travis@team-durango.com

 

June 24, 2015

DESC10 Victory In Finland – TD Podium Lock-Out

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The DESC10 Takes First & Second 

 Team Durango Finland have continued to build on their recent Short Course success for Team Durango, swooping a first place finish at the second round of the Finnish SC Summer Series last weekend.

Jani Ravantti was to lead the Finnish DESC10 charge, easily winning all qualification races, then flying to an overall ‘A’ Main victory to secure top podium spot for Team Durango.

Tommi Tervo was very excited to power to a second place finish, also enjoying the clean and consistent driving style of the all-new DESC10 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck.

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Tony Liljeqvist was to complete the Team Durango podium sweep, racing his trusted DESC410v2 to third overall, narrowly behind his team mates.

Mikko Lampinen was very happy to also take fifth overall, providing some solid support for the Finnish team with his DESC410v4.

Olli Palonen was happy to secure his career best in a fifth place finish running the DESC210 in the 2WD class.

Another great performance from our Finnish colleagues, proving the race-winning potential of the DESC10 when the Short Course action is hyper-competitive.

We send our sincere thanks to Team Durango/Team Hobbyfactory for a great performance.

Transform your Short Course racing now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Explore your local dealer network here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Join the global Team Durango family now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

June 18, 2015

Multiple Finnish Short Course Success

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Six Top Ten Places for Team Durango

Team Durango Finalnd racers are celebrating a very exciting conclusion to the recently staged first round of the SC Summer Series in Helsinki.

Racing a mixture of the all-new DESC10 and the classic TD performer, the DESC410v2, our Finnish colleagues took six of the top ten finishing spots.

This domination of the ‘A’ Main results included a first place win for Tony Liljeqvist, a third place podium for Max Söderlund, a fourth place for Jani Ravantti , and a fifth place finish for Mikko Lampinen.

Sami Suokas was to finish in seventh and this awesome team performance was concluded with Tommi Tervo in ninth. Team Durango Finland had arrived.

The TD racers gave virtually no room for the competition to establish any hold on the technical and fast-paced Lavanko track, showing the consistent qualities of the Team Durango Short Course range.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to the team for a solid performance.

Learn why Team Durango racers are enjoying success with the all-new DESC10 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Find your local TD dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with our racers all over the globe easily: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

June 16, 2015

Multiple Canadian Success – Pascal Morin

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Pascal Morin – Multi-Class Wins

Team Durango Canada racer, Pascal Morin, has returned from a recent club race meeting in Chazel, Quebec, with multiple race wins and TQ finishes.

The results of Pascal’s awesome performance looked like this:

4WD Buggy – 1ST place finish and overall TQ – Pascal Morin – DEX410v4

2WD Buggy – 2ND place finish and overall TQ – Pascal Morin – DEX210v2

1/8 E Buggy – 1ST place finish – Pascal Morin – Pascal Morin – DEX8

2WD Stadium Truck – 1ST place finish – Pascal Morin – DEST210R

Pascal was really happy to secure solid results in four classes during just one race meeting, testimony to his skill when quickly switching racing styles.

Pascal was quick to comment on the consistent performance of the newly launched DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy, stating he was “… very pleased with how well it handled”

This was also the first time Pascal had driven his newly built DEX210v2, taking it straight to a TQ finish. Great work Pascal.

We send our thanks and congratulations to Pascal for a really great set of race results.

Connect with Pascal and his race team colleagues over at Team Durango Canada here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Explore the range of products that Pascal uses to win: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Find a Team Durango dealer in your region now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

June 15, 2015

DESC10 – Short Course National Podium

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Luke Eyre – DESC10 Takes Second Overall

UK Team Durango racer, Luke Eyre, has returned from the first round of the UK Short Course National Series with a great result for the DESC10.

Luke was happy to secure a second place finish in the hotly contested 4WD Short Course class, with his DESC10 making its first National appearance in the UK. This first outing for the dedicated SC racing fraternity was held at NDOR in the East Midlands.

Luke has been a regular attendee of the UK National series during the last few years and he is already enjoying the consistent lap times and super-fast tuning options provided by the DESC10 1/10 4WD Short Course Truck.

We send our sincere thanks and congratulations to Luke for his first podium of the 2015 season.

Learn what makes the DESC10 the perfect choice when you are aiming to win: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/desc10/

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Luke and other Team Durango racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

May 26, 2015

Team Tech Tips – How To Create A Car Stand Using Kit Boxes

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Learn How To Quickly Make Your Own Car Stand

Here at Team Durango we are always working hard to bring you the very best Team Tech Tips.

Our latest edition of this exciting video series shares a really cool guide on how to create your own Team Durango car stand, using your DEX8, DNX8, DESC10 or DEX8T kit box.

Watch the latest installment with Jason Ametrine here now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPKwOwwVNqw

Stay close to all the Team Tech Tips action here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchTeamDurango

Connect with Jason and other Team Durango racers now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Do you have your own Team Tech Tip? Send us the information here: halloffame@team-durango.com

 

 

May 14, 2015

Team Tech Tips – All-New Video – Reduce Mid-Corner Understeer

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Learn how to tune your DNX8 for the win

The latest episode of our popular Team Tech Tips video series is now live.

Join Travis Amezcua and Mark Williams as they discuss the best way to reduce mid-corner understeer on the Team Durango DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy.

Watch the new episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=247fQlCzkr8  

Stay tuned for more exclusive Travis Amezcua and Jason Ametrine Team Tech Tips videos, as Team Durango make you faster in the pits, then faster on the track.

Explore the race-winning features of the DNX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Find your local Team Durango dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Connect with Travis, Jason and other Team Durango racers here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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