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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    ORIGINAL: supamagician


    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?
    Just the springs.
    I would go with a team checkpoint series brushed. At least that brush technology is for longer life, and more power.
    A guy at the track runs a 12 turn team checkpoint motor in his T4.

    I went the brushless route right away though.

    The post above says I used the stock tires at the track it works on hard packed clay and Loose dirt as well.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    oh ok. well will you check out this video? http://www.metacafe.com/watch/124082..._at_the_track/
    what do you think im doing wrong? what do I need to improve on? do I need new tires?
    the reason I am asking these questions is because I was sliding around alot, and I want to be a good racer, but its hard when your sliding everywhere

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    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 them and then they end up not fitting

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: :-)

    Could anybody post the dimensions of the e-firestorm's battery tray?

    cheers
    If you are worried about number of cells, it'll take 7 C Sub C in stick or side by side configuration.
    No hump packs with default battery retainer.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    ORIGINAL: supamagician

    oh ok. well will you check out this video? http://www.metacafe.com/watch/124082..._at_the_track/
    what do you think im doing wrong? what do I need to improve on? do I need new tires?
    the reason I am asking these questions is because I was sliding around alot, and I want to be a good racer, but its hard when your sliding everywhere
    Consider 1) increasing wheel base of your setup, 2) have a stiffer differential.

    Practice smoother inputs, atleast when you are negotiating turns.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Who has the most efficient gear setup for a stock efirestorm. I did the calculator and it looks like I should keep the spur gear at 87teeth and change the pinion from 19t to 31 teeth. Would this work well?

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Well, 31 T pinion ... will it fit. I doubt.
    How did you arrive at a figure of 31.
    Per calculations, 19T is the optimum setup.
    Go up or down couple of teeth for speed or torque.
    Keep watching your motor and esc temps if you go above 19T.


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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I'm running a 9.5 lrp brushless motor with the stock pinon. No heat issues so far.
    I had a guy look at this truck is it 48 pitch or metric? So I can use 87 tooth T4 spur gears as a replacement?

    I'm pretty darn sure it's 48 pitch, just not 100% sure.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    its 48.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I must say the 9.5 brushless motor I chose was a good choice at my local track.
    And the stock tires really hooked up fine there also, but might not work everywhere.

    This chassis has alot of race potential for what it is.
    thread shocks, high quality parts, everything in between.
    Although some parts need to be replaced to have a stronger race truck.

    The stock ball-studs are not ment for racing and will break very easy, so it's best to replace them with AE or losi ball-studs.
    And cap the the ball-stud ends off with lock nuts, then use a drop of blue threadlocker.

    And since the ball-studs are upgraded get you some matching black RPM ball-cups also.

    Drain the old oil out of the shocks and re-fill them with 25,30,35-40wt shock oil depending on the track conditions.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    here is a video of mine i dont race i just mess around with it. it has a mamba max with the 5700 motor on it. i have run up to 11 cells but i just got a couple lipos to try out.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=0NpMQVjYqDg

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Nice vid although you might want to turn down the audio track a little ouch! Should have the sw 4600 soon and cant wait. What battery were you running for that? Currently I have nothing good for batteries but will be upgrading them somewhat soon but still staying with nimh. I hate waiting for things but my LHS did not have the SW or MM so I had to order online ughhh waiting sucks.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    Hum this E-firestorm looks very familiar? Are you Vroom from rcworld?
    Looks like this is a race ready one for the track. Cool!

    Belive me I got hit with the brushless bug and I was hooked for sure.
    I have not even tried the stock motor and esc and radio yet(still in the plastic), I have decided to put them in my blackfoot extreme basher instead.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    does anyone know if there is a steel spur gear made fore this truck or an associated truck???? i keep stripping mine.... i have it setup to drag race but it keeps stripping the gear on the launch

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I swapped mine over to a Kimborugh 87 tooth T4 spur gear, and B4/T4 slipper pads.
    Yeah my spur was starting to strip also so I had to swap it out.
    Might have something to do with the stock motor screws because they are way too short.
    I ended up replacing those also with some longer ones.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Do you use paper technique to adjust the gap between pinion and spur.
    It really works well.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    yup... i do use that technique(not saying im doing it right though) lol

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Kimborugh 87 tooth T4 spur gear is the one i stripped yesterday... i gotto look to make sure nothing is bent

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Hey e-firestorm fans. I am interested in upgrading my motor from the stock 15turn. I don't want to change out the esc, so what is the best 15turn that i could buy in a case like this?

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I had good luck my Method Sv2 by Orion. I really want to get one of these to replace my Rustler... How is the servo and ESC?
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    The servo is a little slow but I guess that is normal for stock. I haven't had problems with it yet but am finding that I want stronger and faster response. I know nothing about the ESC besides it can do 15 turn motors
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Thanks I was just making sure that the ESC was reliable and not a ticking time bomb. I would end up getting a Digital MG servo anyway.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I want to buy BALL STUDS and BALL CUPS upgrades for my new e-fs which one do I need from this site ?

    http://www.lunsfordracing.com/mm5/me...gory_Code=BALL

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Thanks look like a good choice. Anyone else?

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Lunsford makes great stuff I would get them.
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