The DST looks like a
whole different vehicle
with its truggy body, but
it’s identical to the DBX
beneath the shell.
2.2 tires and wheels
One of the really nice features is that the DB vehicles
can use any rear tire designed for 1⁄10-scale stadium
trucks (on all four corners, of course), so there are
many choices for replacement once the stock ones
are worn out. The wheels are also fairly standard; a
12mm hex hub drives them. The tires come pre-glued
with foam inserts already installed, and the studded
tread can survive pavement running (but they’ll last
longer if you stick with off-road action).
The DBX comes with Kyosho’s small-block mill, bored out to a hefty . 18 ci.
With its large 7-fin blue-anodized cooling
head, the temps stayed low while providing plenty of smooth power. It’s also
equipped with a two-needle slide carb
with a 5mm opening for independent low-end and high-end adjustment. With the
fuel I was using, it liked to be set leaner
than recommended in the manual to prevent loading up with fuel, but temps
stayed reasonable and performance was
satisfying–punchy, with a fast, but steady
ramp-up in acceleration to its peak.
TOP SPEED 37.1mph
Distance (in feet) traveled in:
1 sec. ❯❯ 8. 5
2 sec. ❯❯ 36. 4
3 sec. ❯❯ 82.1
4 sec. ❯❯ 134.0
5 sec. ❯❯ 187. 8
0-132 ft. time ❯❯ 4.0 sec.
Time to top speed ❯❯ 5. 3 sec.
Speed at 132 ft. ❯❯ 36.2mph