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May 5, 2015

DNX8 Podium – Fonseca At Oestre Trophy Race

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Fonseca Takes Second Place – The DNX8 Finds Fast Pace

The DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy has been piloted to a second place podium finish at the Oestre Trophy Race by Carlos Fonseca.

The Portuguese Nitro rankings are always a closely fought stage for any racer, Carlos was ready for battle with his DNX8 on the Ribeira de Pedrulhos track in Torres Vedras.

Qualifying rounds saw Carlos race the DNX8 to a 1ST, 2ND and 3RD, placing him second on the grid for the finals.

Carlos was very happy to hold this position and claim the second spot honours for Team Durango.

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Carlos’s DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy – Very consistent performance for the Portuguese race ace

Quick to point out how stable and responsive the DNX8 was during variable weather and grip conditions, Carlos was very happy with how his new Team Durango race machine performed.

Congratulations go to Carlos and his pit crew for an excellent outing in Portugal.

Learn how the DNX8 can become your partner in success 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 Carlos, Travis, Nuno, Jason and the rest of the team now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

 

 

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

April 10, 2015

DNX8 – Team Tech Tips – Rear Toe-in Tuning

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Travis Amezcua – DNX8 Fast Rear Toe-in Tuning

In the second part of our new series of Team Tech Tip videos, Travis Amezcua and Mark Williams show you how the DNX8 can be easily adjusted, giving you access to custom set-up options in minutes.

The Team Durango Suspension Hanger Insert system provides a wide range of hassle-free composite Inserts, allowing the DNX8 to be adjusted to specific track conditions quickly.

Learn how this tuning option will make you faster in the pits, then even faster on the track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8sZsVPIcOk

Stay tuned for the next episode of this all-new series. Travis will continue to explore how the DNX8 1/8 Nitro Buggy can transform your winning potential, straight from the kit box.

Learn more about the Team Durango Suspension Hanger Insert system here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byhPMafXq6o

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

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

Get your hands on the DNX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Enjoy more very detailed Team Tech Tips from TDUK racer Jason Ametrine now: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchTeamDurango

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

July 21, 2014

Euro Winning DEX210v2 & DEX410v4 Set-Ups Live

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Neumann & Orlowski Euro Set-Up Sheets Live

In the wake of our recent EFRA European Championship success, that provided Team Durango with a double first place victory, we are really excited to share with you the race-winning set-up sheets for the DEX210v2 and DEX410v4. All information is now live at our In The Pits section of the Team Durango website.

You can now learn more details about the set-up configurations that were used by Jörn Neumann to win both 2WD and 4WD classes at the prestigious event in Telleborg, Sweden.

We are also very pleased to present the set-up sheets from our youngest off-road Pro racer, Michal Orlowski, which helped him to his first ever EFRA Euro ‘A’ Main final finish with the DEX410v4.

You can get Pro team driver set-ups, including the brand new Euro winning exclusives, here now: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

Explore how the 2014 EFRA European Championship winning DEX210v2 can put you straight on the podium here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v2/

Learn about the race-winning qualities of the DEX410v4, 2014 European Champion, now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex410v4/

Stay close to all the Pro driver news by hitting the ‘like’ button here now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

June 10, 2014

Team Tech Tips – DEX210v2 Ride Height

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DEX210v2 Ride Height Adjustment

Team Durango UK team driver Jason Ametrine returns this week for another instalment of his popular Team Tech Tips series. Jason has created a dedicated DEX210v2 ride height tuning guide, that will allow you to learn exactly how the team set and adjust their 2WD vehicles, ready for racing action.

The DEX210v2 responds extremely well to fine adjustments in ride height, allowing you to create the exact handling characteristics that are required for any specific track surface.

Jason shows you how to find the setting that will not only transform the handling of your car in seconds, but will also give you a fast and easy method of tuning when the race action demands a quick reaction.

Enjoy the new Team Tech video here now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKTfEGZom4Q

Explore how the DEX210v2 is the perfect partner in your rise to racing success: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210v2/

Join the Facebook group now for more exclusive team driver news. Hit the ‘Like’ button here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

June 9, 2014

DETC410 – Travis Amezcua Set-Up Released

Filed under: Hall Of Fame,News,Team Driver — Tags: , , , , , — Stuart @ 12:56 pm

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Tune Your DETC410 Like Amezcua 

Team Durango racing Pro Travis Amezcua may be more known in recent time for his off-road 1/10 scale racing prowess, but he is no slouch when it comes to Touring Car racing. Travis has been away from smoother track driving since 2006 but found he was ready to re-visit his old haunts recently, just as Team Durango released the much anticipated DETC410 Touring Car kit.

Travis has always been known for his tenacious racing style and professional philosophy, so what better way for him to push his own ability levels even further than to go head-first into prestigious on-road meetings such as The Reedy Race and the globally recognised Snowbirds Tournament?

We are very excited that Travis has settled into his old rhythm quickly with the DETC410. He recently sent us an exclusive set-up sheet that helped him secure a top five ‘A’ main finish at the Reedy Race of Champions in the USA.

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Now you can study the way our Pro team use the huge amounts of tunability designed into each Team Durango car, creating a tactical advantage on the most challenging of tracks.

Enjoy Travis’ latest set-up sheet by searching for his name under the DETC410 drop-down here: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

Explore the race-winning features of the DETC410 here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/detc410/

 

June 4, 2014

Race Like A Pro – Team Durango Set-Up Sheets

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 The global Team Durango racing community are always eager to collaborate when it comes to getting the most from the products we create. From California to Berlin and Tokyo to Tasmania, dedicated Pro team drivers and enthusiastic Team Durango fans spend countless hours tuning and testing our cars to achieve some great results.

Each driver may configure their car in hundreds of different ways, depending on track surface, weather conditions, or style of racing class. This creates a huge amount of valuable data that can be used by us all to emulate the success of racing champions across the world.

You can benefit from these race-winning statistics by accessing our specially created In The Pits website tool. This area will allow you to download and print driver or track specific vehicle set-up sheets. You can then tune and adjust your Team Durango vehicle to find the optimum set-up for your local track, and beyond. As used by the fastest racers in the world.

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Our In The Pits section also allows you to download blank set-up sheets. Giving you the opportunity to share your race-winning tips and tricks by then uploading your completed sheets and sharing them with the world via our website.

This all adds up to an awesome resource of information, extended sharing of new and exciting set-ups, and a growing Team Durango community who work together to support each other as we race towards success.

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Get closer to the Team Durango set-up sheet action now. To access over 900 set-up sheets, click here now: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

Follow the Pro team racing results as they happen here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

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