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Old 10-27-2008, 01:19 PM
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I also find the stock rubber balloon more thus increasing the tire diameter little for that little blast down the straight lol…
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:41 PM
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ORIGINAL: wolffcub

I also find the stock rubber balloon more thus increasing the tire diameter little for that little blast down the straight lol…
yeah...but ballon isnt always a good thing



Thus why i now have the 3racing wheels lol
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:14 AM
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lol, someone's havin to much fun , ive read that if you smear the tires (rubber) with a little WD-40, it softens the rubber up and makes it more "grippy" ive heard people doing that on their belt drive cars, its worth a shot , i think i can tell why your rims cracked, the alum arms/caster blocks are soo stiff that when you hit, the rim took ALL the impact, had you been running, say the stock arms, that would have been more of a non issue.
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Installed the Vendetta ST wing [X(] this thing is AMAZING, no longer does the car go "wheee nosedive' it flies much more level, rear end seems more planted.... i mounted mine with the 18B mounts, (little CA helps hold it on) and then i just CA'd on the wing itself to the mounts, SO FAR the CA's holding, it has seen a few flips (bad jumping on my part) but other than that, im impressed, have yet to change the shock oils yet.... whatever. ok ok, enough talk about our track, tomorrow i will get some pics up, mind you, its still under construction [>:]
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:46 PM
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Does anyone know if you need a balancer for a123 batteries?
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:28 PM
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Looking to run a stronger wing on your 18r ?


With our cnc'ed Delrin rear shock tower now you can

Features are :

4mm thick machined out of Delrin
2 shock mounting positions

The ability to use this wing and mount :
http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...cat_name=RC18T

http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...cat_name=RC18B

(*note wing and mount sold separate)


Price for the shock tower 10.00 US

Available from www.thetoyz.com on Oct 31th.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:23 PM
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B*tchin! Now all you guys need to do is make some of the popular drift car bodies like the S-13-14-15, AE86 Corolla, etc!
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:16 AM
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SLICK!, DP ive got a wing drawing (for like a touring car, RC18R....) that i don't konw if your interested in. I can e-mail or PM you the file to check out, i haven't edited it in a while, but if your interested contact, its in autocad 08 format, did it as part of a CAD final , well, go the track (sorta) done, now i need to lay out the jumps, get the soil packed, and RACE
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Old 11-01-2008, 09:05 AM
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http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_2S1P_20C

Will that battery fit in a stock RC18MT?
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:05 PM
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looking at the size specs and measuring the stock batt it looks like it would. you can always adjust the height of the batt strap by turning the pin screws.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:13 PM
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ORIGINAL: Frozen72

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...00mAh_2S1P_20C

Will that battery fit in a stock RC18MT?
Specs taken from Towerhobbies:

Stock 7.2V 1100mah NiMH Battery

Length: 100mm
Width: 31.50mm
Height: 17.25mm


Specs taken from Hobbycity:

Zippy 2200mah 2S1P 20C Lipo Battery

Length: 100mm
Width: 34mm
Height: 17mm


Obviously it's 2.50mm wider then the stock battery. If anything, you would need to do very very minimal "shaving" of the chassis to get it fit basicaly as a stock battery.
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:22 PM
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oooooo right!!!! Once i sell my quad i will have 2 RC18T's with mamba 6800kv motor's/ESC combo's, full RPM arms, and maxamps 1550HV 2S 7.4V Battery Pack's, other misc parts like gear covers, MIP CDV's/diffs, Motor heat kinks, fans, And mini bow tieshmm... any one wanna buy a honda 250ex?
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:22 PM
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I wish I could.
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Old 11-01-2008, 07:52 PM
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me to. Well maybe i will only have one coming in... my lipo charger just blew up and they wont take it back[:@] now i can get an exotek chassis and what ever els i want
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Old 11-04-2008, 05:53 PM
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okay.

yall are gonna have to start puttin up with me for a while here.

My name is Bob, and im a total newb.

i have an Associated RC18MT that im pickin up on friday at the LHS...

holy smokes i have a lot to learn.

i want to upgrade as much as i can body and chassie wise to aliminum and graphite and stuff.

i want a brushless motor and a lipo battery.
(and to know how to du/upgrade all the suff neccessary to make that upgrade)

anybody wanna help Bob?
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:01 PM
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Start off with RPM Arms, Shock Towers, and Bumper. Then you will need to get some MIP CVD's, Steel Diff Gears, DP Gear Cover, DP Draglink, TheToyz Alloy Steering Bellcrank.

Get it all from www.thetoyz.com
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:03 PM
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ahhhh thank you!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:20 PM
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am i correct to assume that all the parts listed for the rc18t will work/ fit on the rc18mt?

sorry. newb
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:23 PM
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Yes you are right. I just scored a RC18T with a Futaba ESC, Losi Insane motor, DP Gear Cover, Dirt Hawgs on RPM Rims, Alloy Steering, and the stock motor.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:34 PM
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I bought an RC18B, lightly used and I have a few questions.

1) I use it mainly on the street as the tires are too low to allow grass use (We do not have any dirt around here to use as a track), so what tires will get it off the ground and keep its great handling?

2) What motor can I get that will give me better speed than the stock 370 motor? Price is important at this time, so please, no brushless suggestions. What about [link=http://www.maxxtraxxusa.com/Team_Orion_Baja.cfm]THIS[/link] one?

3) Are there any good stores in the Montreal area that carry parts for this buggy? Canadian Online stores would be OK too.

Many Thanks for the help,

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:35 PM
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okay what does DP, RPM arms, and MIP CVD's mean?
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RPM is a conpany that make parts that are a plastic/nylon blend. They are VERY strong and if you break them they will replace it for free. MIP is a company that makes various driveline parts for many cars. CVD or Constant Velocity Shafts are much stronger then dog-bones and reduce slop in the drive train. DP stands for Driven Productions you can only get their parts from Ebay or www.thetoyz.com
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:49 PM
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DP = driven productions
RPM = company with darn near indestructable stuff (if you break their part while driving, they give you a new one for FREE!)
MIP = company that makes "cvd's" instead of having the dogbone and stub axle as 2 pieces, they are linked making friction.... less to worry about

As for the 18B on grass, get the kyosho tires for the mini inferno (and the DP hex adapters) that will raise your truck, also move the rear shocks to the "in" settings on the back arms and tower, and on the front get another pair of rear arms, it may not look so much like a buggy, but boy does it jack this puppy up (just be carefull, the higher you are, the more prone you are to a rollover)
Tower hobbies is your best friend, you may want to scan the "yellow pages" also, i don't know if you have to pay extra fees on tower (US based) but it should be good. As for graphite and aluminum, graphite is nice, but its ALOT more brittle, aluminum, STEER CLEAR PLEEEEASE. It is alot stiffer than plastic, so it bends and can't be bent back, hope this helps, a bit. the Reedy SP19T, any 380 brushed motor will work
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ORIGINAL: w98seeng

I bought an RC18B, lightly used and I have a few questions.

1) I use it mainly on the street as the tires are too low to allow grass use (We do not have any dirt around here to use as a track), so what tires will get it off the ground and keep its great handling?

2) What motor can I get that will give me better speed than the stock 370 motor? Price is important at this time, so please, no brushless suggestions. What about [link=http://www.maxxtraxxusa.com/Team_Orion_Baja.cfm]THIS[/link] one?

3) Are there any good stores in the Montreal area that carry parts for this buggy? Canadian Online stores would be OK too.

Many Thanks for the help,

Ian
1 - Some RC18MT tires would be good since they are slightly larger. You could also get some 12mm adapters and run 1/10 TC wheels/tires.
2 - The Orion Baja is a great choice.
3 - www.thetoyz.com is a great place to get parts for the RC18 series. They carry many parts that can't be bought anywhere else.
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Many Thanks Frozen72, is the Orion Gaja good with bigger tires? I read something on the RC10 site that one of their upgrade motors don't work well with larger tires. Will it be the same with this motor?

The RC18 would look great with wheels and tires from a 1/10th. What will suck large wheels do for speed, increase it or lower it. I don't want to pay for a faster motor then find that I negate this by putting on larger wheels and tires.

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You will just have to gear a tooth or two and the larger tires won't be a problem. With the 1/10 tires and the Orion Baja there will be a big increase in speed.
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