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October 12, 2015

2WD Gearbox Build Guide – Leo Lorenzen Tutorial


Build The Perfect 2WD Gearbox Assembly

Team Durango Australia team driver and long-time brand ambassador, Leo Lorenzen, has recently completed a very useful video tutorial.

Leo presents a guide to building the perfect 2WD Gearbox, helping Team Durango fans get the most form their DEX210, DEST210 and DESC210 race machines.

This guide shows the most popular build configuration for Rear Motor set-ups, used by our team drivers in most low grip situations, being super-responsive and providing great power transfer.

Check out the all-new video tutorial from Leo here now: 

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June 8, 2015

Team Driver Build Diary – DEX8T – Leo Lorenzen


What Does It Take To Build A Winning Truggy? Lorenzen Shows Us How 

Team Durango Australia racer, Leo Lorenzen, has been working hard to create a very detailed DEX8T Build Diary, sharing his team tips as he constructs the all-new 1/8 4WD Electric Truggy.

Leo is already well known for his beautifully presented build guides and tips articles, which he shares with the global Team Durango community through his awesome website.

His latest Build Diary can be enjoyed here:


Get close to the DEX8T kit build action as Leo guides you through the process 

The tutorials that Leo creates will always provide an excellent reference for you to view when you are working on a critical sub-assembly, with detailed photographs and step-by-step annotations to allow you to follow his advice in even greater detail.

You can enjoy a wide selection of articles from Leo, including Build Diary features, by visiting Leo either here, or on his dedicated Team Durango website here:

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December 2, 2014

Leo Lorenzen Supports Local Club Racers


Team Durango – Supporting Club Racers To Build Success

Team driver and general Team Durango aficionado, Leo Lorenzen, has recently spent some quality time supporting his local racing clubs, helping them get the best from their Team Durango products.

Leo is based in Tasmania and also ventures across to the Australian mainland to race at large-scale 1/10 and 1/8 events. Having recently also taken on the challenges of racing 1/10 Touring Car, with the DETC410, Leo is a true multi-class driver. This allows him to share a huge amount of kit build and set-up knowledge, a perfect opportunity  to give advice to owners of our products. This friendly input is helping them get faster on the track and more efficient in the pits.

Leo recently visited Goodwood Off-Road Club and also made a valuable appearance at Launceston Racing Club, to support the members during their busy events. Both clubs already have a strong Team Durango following.


All smiles at Goodwood Racing Club

Leo was keen to state that he enjoys spending time with local racers, also battling on the track with a wide spectrum of ability levels and age groups. Leo is always very happy to help new racers and also share more detailed Team Durango vehicle tips with experienced drivers.

Leo currently races the DEX210v2, DEX410v4, DEX408v2, DNX408, DEX408T, DESC410v2 and DETC410, so knows a thing or two about the products we create.


Leo Lorenzen – Supporting local racers for Team Durango

The valuable work Leo is doing in Tasmania is clearly bringing great benefits to his local racing scene, with a legion of enthusiastic Team Durango racers taking inspiration from his dedication and knowledge.

We send our thanks to Leo for his help and generous support. We also send our very best wishes to the racers of Goodwood and Launceston Racing Clubs. We are very excited to see you all enjoying Team Durango race machines so much.

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February 13, 2014

Global Team Drivers Share Hot Build Tips

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UK Team Durango driver Jason Ametrine has recently been very busy building and testing a selection of our latest premium quality competition kits. He has taken the time during his busy schedule of shock building and diff tuning to create a short but very cool video of his DEX408v2 on the work table.


You can enjoy Jason’s latest video diary here now: 

Jason is currently working on building his new 1/10 Team Durango off-road cars, and will be sharing some really exciting new images and films with us all very soon.

Team Durango Australia team racer Leo Lorenzen has also been busy documenting his recent vehicle builds. Leo has created a really awesome step-by-step DEX410v4 guide for you to study here:


Leo Lorenzen shows you how to get the best from our race-proven gear differential assemblies

Leo not only works through our standard kit build process, he also adds some very helpful Team Tech Tips along the way. Leo also runs a really helpful website called Durango Fansite. You can visit this valuable resource here:


Leo shows you how our precision anodised aluminium and premium quality carbon fibre parts create the perfect marriage of strength and lightweight Pro racing looks

Here at Team Durango we are always inspired to see how our racers, supporters, customers and global re-sellers use the products we create. With so much high-quality information shared on a regular basis by our network of team drivers, there has never been a better time to join the world-wide phenomenon.

Follow Jason and Leo’s guidance and you will be building your Team Durango vehicle kit like a seasoned Pro.

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April 17, 2013

Leo Lorenzen – Team Durango Super Fan Speaks Out


We recently came into contact with a young man who caused us to take a rather sharp breath when we saw his amazing collection of Team Durango vehicles. Upon deeper investigation we became further aware of Leo Lorenzen and his total dedication to everything Team Durango. Leo has been involved with RC off-road racing for some years and has recently been working hard to develop his track skills at club level in Australia.

Leo is the very proud owner of a truly epic collection of Team Durango rides. Each car has been hand built by Leo, and he has invested in a ‘fleet style’ paint livery to make his collection look really professional. Leo has taken his love for our brand to an even higher level by creating and running his very own Team Durango fan website! He works tirelessly to promote the products and high profile race results that we create.


Heavy weight Team Durango fleet - Leo has already built a very impressive collection

Now you may agree that upon discovering Leo Lorenzen and his passion for what we do, it seems obvious that we share his dedication with the world of Team Durango racers and fans? We are so impressed with how Leo represents Team Durango that we are proud to announce that he will be working closer with our team over the upcoming 2013 racing season. This will include Leo sharing his range of RC skills with you all through a collection of very exciting guest blog articles.

It is with the greatest pleasure that we introduce to you all the words of a man who is clearly ‘Serious About Racing’, join us in welcoming Mr Leo Lorenzen to Team Durango’s world-wide network of contributors.

Leo Lorenzen – How It All Began…..

I first got involved in RC racing close to 3 years ago. The DNX408 was my first race orientated vehicle, and the cause of me becoming a fan of Team Durango’s vehicles. Since starting racing my fleet of vehicles has slowly increased to cover nearly all of Team Durango’s offered platforms.

The DNX408’s sleek body shape, modular design and solid looking construction appealed to me when picking my first race vehicle, and it is not a choice I have regretted. The build of the vehicle was simple with Team Durango’s detailed full colour manual. Many parts are shown in 1:1 scale making it easy to identify the correct item, allowing a beginner to complete the assembly without any issues. Team Durango offers many additional guides to assist with different parts of the build on their website:


Leo Lorenzen - DNX408

Being a beginner racer, my DNX408 experienced many crashes and tumbles during the learning process. It held up well to the punishment. The solid construction meant few repairs were needed and its modular design allowed for quick servicing. As my driving improved I was able invest in some of the many option parts offered for the DNX408, the v2 radio box for easier battery swaps, aluminium axles for faster acceleration, aluminium throttle linkages for weight savings and many other pieces that have been released as Team Durango continuously work to improve their vehicles.


Our 2013 Cactus Classic class-winning DEST210R in Leo Lorenzen flavour

The DNX408’s design allows for quick and easy swaps of many parts. The easily accessible front and rear diff cases allow for quick removal, making experimenting or tuning with diff oils simple. The low center of gravity radio tray has been designed for easy removal of electronics. A few screws and you can remove/replace the entire unit, a handy feature when it comes time for cleaning. The DNX408’s 15mm big bore shocks can be set-up to suit any track, with many option springs offered. Team Durango’s other 8th scale vehicles, the DEX408 and DNX408T share many of the same features as the DNX408.


Leo is totally focused on promoting Team Durango

Similar to the Team Durango’s 8th scale range, the ‘210’ series of vehicles, the DEX210, DEST210 and DESC210, share many of the same features and parts. All three vehicles have a huge amount of tuning options straight out of the box. Front caster and rear toe are adjustable with an insert system which is clearly explained on Team Durango’s website .

They all support both rear and mid motor configurations, allowing the user to change the vehicles to suit any surface. Team Durango have offered a large range of springs for suspension tuning, these springs also being used by Team Durango’s 4wd 10th scale range.

Team Durango produces high quality race vehicles suitable to those wanting to be ‘Serious About Racing’ – Leo Lorenzen – Team Durango Australia

Stay tuned here for more exciting articles from Leo as he shares with us his adventures and race experiences.

Leo Lorenzen is ‘Serious About Racing’

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