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Old 07-16-2008, 01:29 PM
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i think I'll get those tires and these wheels http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXMSZ4
will these wheels even work?
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:31 PM
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Those wheels look nice, and they're dyable, but I have no idea what type of wheels an associated uses. RPM doesn't label what size hex it uses, just says it's for a 3/16 axle.
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I'm excited about the race this weekend. We had about 6 trucks on the track a couple weeks ago.

Supermagician when are you gonna start racing your E-firestorm. If you havent already that is.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:55 PM
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Ill start racing whenever I can, but not before I get my airtronics radio and some proline bowties for the rears on some new rims. itll be hard because no one at my track run electrics, so I'll see what I can race.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:27 PM
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well that motor that I ordered for my storm was backordered and tower doesnt know when they will be in, so the hobby shop canceled the order, and I am about to order this one https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/c...cs&pn=ORN22034
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Here's a link to a little movie of my bone stock EFirestorm. There's a lot of vids of hopped-up brushless eF's, someone may want to see one stock before they buy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taaQvjSXZUY

This thing is tough too. I was chasing around my nieces in their Power Wheels Jeep and was constantly banging into their wheels, twice got the nose wedged under their wheels. And of course, once, it got completely run over squarely by their back wheel. The body got crunched (that popped right out), and the ESC popped loose (that popped right back in). Wife's family was shocked since they'd never seen a hobby-grade vehicle before...

I'm enjoying it mightily!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:49 PM
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i always get my parts from stormer. pretty cheap
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:11 AM
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I didnt even try the stock electronics and went brushless right away.
Still dont know what to put those in yet...If I even will use em'...ha
Although I've never popped wheelies with it either like you were doing..lol
I'll be sure to race it again at my local track this weekend, and watch the slash race again.
Might even take the camera along.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:06 AM
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ORIGINAL: B44&501xRacerEX

I didnt even try the stock electronics and went brushless right away.
Still dont know what to put those in yet...If I even will use em'...ha
Although I've never popped wheelies with it either like you were doing..lol
I'll be sure to race it again at my local track this weekend, and watch the slash race again.
Might even take the camera along.
I stuck the stock electronics into a Tamiya Pumpkin [insert evil laugh here], yes, a 15 turn Pumpkin!
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:11 PM
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the rpm rims will fit but you may have to order just rears, bring your truck to your lhs and see if the rims fit, if your lhs is cool they'll let you try them on. also i was running a checkpoint 12x2 brushed in mine before i went brushless and it kept up with the brushless guys, if you got the cash to get one it'll keep up, just remember to oil the bearings before break in, and after
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:37 PM
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I punished my E Firestorm today, and I finally broke something! It was just the spur, I'm amazed that was all I busted so far.

Some quick vids of the punishment:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Av54nnD0g8g
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:23 AM
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hey i heard you can use T4 spur gears and slippers...

does anyone have the part numbers for them? and is it a direct fit?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:25 AM
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I have broke my output diff shaft anyone have found a fix for this ? my e-fs is only 2 weeks old I buyed it brand new...




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maybe BAD ESC SETTING ( too much power ) ?

maybe SLIPPER NUT too MUCH TIGHT ( I used it to get wheelies on demands into tarmac/grass from my lipo 2s 7.4v )


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there is my ESC setting :


brake amount : 50%
reverse throttle : 60%
punch control : 50%
drag Brake : disabled
start power : low
motor timing : lowest
arming time : 1.5 seconds
throttle dead band : average (0.1000 ms (*)

throttle curve = default
brake curve = default


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PS : I run it on Mamba Max 5700 / Mamba Max ESC
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:27 AM
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Forget all settings.
Just start lubricating the diff shafts and rear axle on both ends of dog bones.
You are running them dry.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:59 AM
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ok ... so I need to buy this HPIZ164 right ?
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Old 07-21-2008, 02:38 PM
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Would do.
I use a syringe to apply grease.
Since there will be dirt mixed with grease after a run or so, I first give it a squirt of WD40 to loosen the grease and then reapply grease using pressure of syringe. This replaces the old dirty lubricant with fresh lubricant.
I save opening up the rear part for lubrication even now and then
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:58 PM
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I added my stock e-firestorm race on youtube, but i dont know how to set up a link, sorry. it's almost bone stock ,i think i changed the shock oil at this point, it was shot by a friend in march or april.
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ORIGINAL: mercerbeef

I added my stock e-firestorm race on youtube, but i dont know how to set up a link, sorry
copy then paste link in a reply, the add these tags to the sides: [url]insertlinkaddresshere[ /url] just make sure there's no space in the last tag, i leave the space so it'll show up here.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:11 PM
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kool thanks i'll try it
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=8gBWZjwQzyE
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:15 PM
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Did you take the vid in widescreen? Looks like youtube scrunched it. The guys at my local track asked me and my pal to run novice, we'd be the only people running HPI, how on earth did you get that many HPI owners together at once?
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:26 PM
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lol i'm the only one there running hpi the st's are all ae and losi, and yeah my cameras a widescreen
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That was a great race. Looked like you lapped a few people.
Did you get 1st place with it? Was you running it stock from the box?
You did change your springs I could tell you had yellow ones on the rear as well.
I think I saw 1 rustler in the video. The rest were AE and Losi trucks.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:49 PM
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Mine is starting to wear some as well, but it didnt wear that bad. You need some grease on the end of that dogbone.
Do not run those dry they will wear out even faster. I might have to replace mine also after a few more races.
I'll probably end up taking the ones out from my RS4mt.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:51 PM
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I thought I saw a Rustler. . .
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:54 PM
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i forgot to mention the springs lol, i think i ran outa shock oil so i used losi springs in the rear they kept falling off the perchs so i had to use losi perchs, i think i finnished 2nd or 3rd, it was the c-main , i think there were about 10 trucks
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