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Old 06-13-2008, 07:17 PM
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when i ran it into the curb the tires were snow covered so i had no grip and the motor was a different time
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So, can everybody who have E-firestorm post some pics of theit trucks here, in this thread ?

Anyone know the actual release date ?
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:36 PM
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So, can everybody who have E-firestorm post some pics of theit trucks here, in this thread ?

Anyone know the actual release date ?

do you mean for the flux? right now it looks liek the end of June but my guess would be mid July.
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:09 PM
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Well, that was bad driving. From what I've heard the truck is very solid.
Every 20 runs you have to do maintence on the rear diff. It dont take that long though, just remove a few screws.

My brushless system came today, I have already soldered a dean connector on the esc.
The truck is ready to rip up some dirt.

The stock ball-studs are also very cheap and will break off easy, so I took the ones off my B4 team kit and rs4mt.
I have also installed matching black RPM ballcups to make the truck even stronger.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:12 AM
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Well, that was bad driving. From what I've heard the truck is very solid.
I have not drove it or got it dirty just yet. I'll wait and run it for the first time this weekend.
Every 20 runs you have to do maintence on the rear diff. It dont take that long though, just remove a few screws.

My brushless system came today, I have already soldered a dean connector on the esc.
The truck is ready to rip up some dirt.

The stock ball-studs are also very cheap and will break off easy, so I took the ones off my B4 team kit and rs4mt.
I have also installed matching black RPM ballcups to make the truck even stronger.
Just be glad you don't have to do work on the front and rear diff. That would really be a pain.

Get videos and let us know how it does!
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Old 06-17-2008, 10:09 AM
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So, can everybody who have E-firestorm post some pics of theit trucks here, in this thread ?

Anyone know the actual release date ?
Here's pics of mine.


I put my AE radio in it, because this esc doesnt like spectrum/Fasst.
Everytime I steer it would go in reverse, thought that was kinda odd.[&:]
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Getting excited just went to b-b-p and ordered the SW 4600 combo (on sale today!) cant wait to get this in my car.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:55 PM
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what is the best shock position setup for a big jumper. I'm always bottoming out even on a perfect landing. My efirestorm is in stock position.
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Old 06-17-2008, 02:56 PM
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would i be fine running a 3800 mah NiHM battery on a stock e firestorm
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:32 PM
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yes

You can get a bigger battery later.
MaxAmps Lipo 6000HV, Intellect 4600 combo on rcmart (30 battery cells with everything you'll need)!


Is everybody having some serious fun with their E-firestorm ?


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Old 06-17-2008, 11:34 PM
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I ran it all day long and didnt break anything. This truck is amazing, I let a guy at the track drive it and he wants one.
The stock tires worked on the hard packed clay track in reo indiana also, I had almost too much traction.
I switched to my Losi pink tapers and it drived so much better though.

I'll save the stock tires and black rims for loose dirt, which I think that's what these tires are designed for.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:39 AM
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I ran it all day long and didnt break anything. This truck is amazing, I let a guy at the track drive it and he wants one.
The stock tires worked on the hard packed clay track in reo indiana also, I had almost too much traction.
I switched to my Losi pink tapers and it drived so much better though.

I'll save the stock tires and black rims for loose dirt, which I think that's what these tires are designed for.
remember, a large lug pin tire (aka, what it comes with stock) works best for hard surfaces, and hey, they don't wear down as fast, ya, thats what i love, a car that is a good racer that doesn't break easily
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:18 AM
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hey guys. i havent been here in a while. i havent drivin my e-firestorm in about a week and a half because im at my dads and my stepdad has it to get it fixed. anywho, i cant wait till friday. we are leaving to go to the frio river, where there is one steep downhill road, and the rest is dirt, gravel, water, well every thing off road!!!!! yep, you guessed it, the e-firestorm is coming along!! its gonna be sooooo fun
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:24 PM
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Hey everyone new to the hobby and need help. I have a stock e-firestorm and am running tenergy 4200 nimh batteries, and it is going pretty fast. Can I change the gear ratio to get more speed out of this baby. Let me know please.
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:26 PM
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Absolutely. Just will get average speed though
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Old 06-18-2008, 08:13 PM
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does anybody know if the wheels from the losi dt will fit the e firestorm, because i really like the losi dt rims and i dont feel like going out to buy then and then they end up not fitting
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can anyone tell me where i could get some adjustable shocks for my e firestorm
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can anyone tell me where i could get some adjustable shocks for my e firestorm
the e-firestorm comes with threaded shocks stock, so to adjust the ride heigth you twist the shock collars and it is adjusted
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put the battery in and blast away. i know from experience.
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can anyone tell me where i could get some adjustable shocks for my e firestorm
the e-firestorm comes with threaded shocks stock, so to adjust the ride heigth you twist the shock collars and it is adjusted
The stock springs are not ment for racing, so you have to have associated silvers in the front and green springs in the rear.
The black springs are not that good and a tad too soft.
The 40wt trinity shock oil I used in the front and rear also so the shocks are dialed now.[>:]

You can however race with the stock tires,
because I tried them on loose dirt and they worked, and they also worked on hard packed clay indoor tracks also.
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I found the error. HPI messed up these kits and got the springs mixed up.

If you switch the front springs with the rear springs the the truck is dialed for the track.

I noticed the springs are different from each other.

So there's no sense on wasting money on springs when the stock ones are just fine, just switch 'em around.
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Could anybody post the dimensions of the e-firestorm's battery tray?

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Why is everyone waiting for the Flux?

If I am correct, the only difference is the brushless system. Even that, it's a 5700 SW that can only handle 2s. Not too impressive. You can easily buy a 4600/5700 SW right now and get the same truck, pretty much.

Is there anything else I'm missing?
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Exactly, I bought the RTR and put the stuff I wanted to put in it.
I have a budget LRP esc that is waterproof, and I spilled water on it a few days ago, and powered it up last night, it still works.
And the 9.5 brushless is enough power to make the jumps at my local track as well.
I love this truck!
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ORIGINAL: B44&501xRacerEX

I found the error. HPI messed up these kits and got the springs mixed up.

If you switch the front springs with the rear springs the the truck is dialed for the track.

I noticed the springs are different from each other.

So there's no sense on wasting money on springs when the stock ones are just fine, just switch 'em around.
Switch just the springs, or the whole shocks?
Also, what tires are you racing with?
What is probably the fastest brushed motor (That is also good for at the track) to put in the Storm?
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