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May 1, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Droop Tuning Guide

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 Learn How To Get The Most From Droop Settings

As the first part of an exciting new series of Team Durango tuning articles, Travis Amezcua shares a nice guide on how the Droop travel on the newly launched vehicle range can help you access custom set-up configurations.

We hand over to Travis for an exciting look on the facts that surround adjusting your Droop Screw settings.

This week I will cover the effects of Droop Travel. Down stops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward.

Travel, or Droop, is a very sensitive adjustment configuration you can make on your vehicle. It also a very quickly accessed by turning small Screws positioned in your lower Suspension Arms. This can be adjusted easily in pit lane using a 2mm Hex driver. The effects may change with the type of track and/or the level of grip you encounter.

Turning your Droop Screws clockwise decreases droop, counter clockwise increases the amount of droop.

I find the best was to measure the amount of droop you are running is with a pair of digital Calipers. I measure the distance from the center of the top Shock Mount Screw to the center of the bottom Shock Screw. Making sure each side of the vehicle is equal length.

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Measuring the amount of Droop you are currently running is a good starting point

More Droop Travel:

This makes the car more responsive but less stable. Typically better on bumpy tracks or on tracks with slower corners. This allows the chassis to transfer more weight back under acceleration or transfer the weight forward under braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have increased Droop Travel

Less Droop Travel:

This makes the car more stable and is typically better on smooth tracks. This stops the chassis from transferring to much weight back under acceleration or transferring too much to the front during braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have decreased Droop Travel

Effects of front Travel:

More front Travel

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Note how far the Suspension Arms travel beyond the Chassis line

1. It will increases rear traction on corner exit allowing more weight transfer

2. Land better on big jumps

3. Better on bumpy tracks

Less front Travel:

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Note the position of the Suspension Arms in relation to the vehicle Chassis line

1. Increase on power steering when accelerating

2. More responsive when changing direction

3. Better on smooth tracks

Having such fast access to this easy tuning option will allow you to make super-fine adjustments in seconds. Roll into the pit lane and have your car back on the track quickly. This will encourage you to continue tuning the car during the action of each race meeting, meaning you can gain an even greater advantage against the competition.

Team Durango make it easy for you to become faster at tuning, then faster when you hit the race track. The perfect winning combination.

Stay tuned for more exclusive set-up tips from Travis Amezcua during the coming weeks.

Explore the car used in this Team Tech Tips feature, the DNX8, now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

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

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

September 22, 2014

DETC410 – Team Tips & Advanced Build Guides

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Get Closer To The Touring Car Technology

We are very excited to announce a new series of technical articles that will share in-depth set-up and build tips from the Team Durango Touring Car race team.

With the DETC410 already finding great success in the hands of club racers and Touring Car experts alike, we thought it was the perfect time to share some exciting tricks and tips to help you all get even more from your kit.

You will be treated to detailed pointers from Team Durango star racers Elliott Harper, Travis Amezcua, Ben Cosgrove and newly appointed UK team driver, Andy Murray.

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This new series kicks off later this week, with Andy Murray taking us through an interesting DETC410 build tips guide, helping you get your kit looking and driving just like a Pro.

Stay tuned here for more information very soon.

Learn how the DETC410 will transform your racing now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/detc410/

Enjoy the global Team Durango race community here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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

September 10, 2014

Team Tech Tips – DEX210v2 – Type B Gearbox Camber Position Adjustments

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Tune your car for maximum performance

UK Team Durango driver, Jason Ametrine, returns with another useful Team Tech Tips video.

In this new episode, Jason guides you through how the DEX210v2 Gearbox allows for quick adjustments to your inner rear Camber Link positions, for fast and easy track specific tuning.

The DEX210v2 won the 2014 EFRA European 2WD Off-Road Championships, in the hands of Pro racer Jörn Neumann. Now you can access the exact adjustability options used by Jörn to beat the fastest racers in Europe.

Watch the video tutorial now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AUmwLBxBP4&list=UUcb3G6YgDwcyJpE3qW2W2Jg

Learn how you can harness the wide range of DEX210v2 race-winning tuning options here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v2/

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

Discover Pro racer set-up sheets and more tricks that will make you faster now: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

August 11, 2014

DETC410 – In-Depth Review & Build Tips

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The DETC410 4WD Electric Touring Car continues to win new Team Durango fans all over the world. Our friends over at www.area52.cc have recently published a detailed review, including some very useful build tips, for the first Team Durango Touring Car kit.

The reviewers are keen to point out the the DETC410 is designed to provide improved lap times for seasoned TC racers and newcomers alike, with the kit box build configuration being super-versatile, no matter what conditions you are faced with.

Read the full kit build review here now: http://www.area52.cc/reviews/5164-team-durango-detc410.html

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Explore how the DETC410 can transform your racing, straight from the kit box: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/detc410/

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

Follow Elliott Harper and Michal Orlowski as they win with the DETC410 here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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