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Old 03-22-2013, 06:57 PM
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I have a 5625 in mine.  Its got moderate torgue with good speed.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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Oh ya know, just messin with the storm, picked up an 8eight-T 1.0 with a z28 in, so my time has been devoted to that toward the end of last year. This year, I'm working on the storm, getting it back to completely stock config except for the venom system powering it. Other than that, not a whole lot. How bout you guys?
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:31 PM
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I don't know what has happened to Red. He was super involved a few years back but it seems like each year there is less and less of him. I know for me, after I blew up my charger and batteries in my brother's basement that my wife basically said that I can't replace until I get a lot of work around the house. This is why I have been out for a while.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:08 AM
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Well, It's going to be a little bit before I'm able to do any work to the Storm. Some things have come up with my real vehicles that have to be addressed, so everything RC is put on hold as far as purchasing things goes. I'll still be tinkering with it, but for now no new stuff.

I'm also decided that I'm going to go the way many have with the Rustler. I want a speed truck. The Storm is probably not the best platform to be doing this, but I love this little thing, so I'm going to try. I have a list of mods to do, but the goal is 80-ish mph now. Also, going to use the mentioned XO-1's tires. They are HUGE and slicks. If they can hold up to 100+ in the XO-1, then they will hold up on my Storm. Only problem...they are also UBER expensive. $50 a set. But, they're what I need. I don't want to keep ballooning tires so much they end up exploding like one of my Anaconda's did. So that means 17mm hub adapters and all that. Lower the shocks some more with longer tubing on the shaft, just to shortstroke them. And probably a front lip of some type.

Going to angle the body forward so air presses down on the car too. Don't wanna have something that doesn't even look like the Storm when I'm done, so I have some planning to do.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:54 PM
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Crosshair, if you want speed then go to foam tires, JACO makes them.  That should solve your high speed  problems.  I think the storm is a great speed platform, that is what mine evolved into.  Going the speeds you want is pretty easy if you put in 8th scale electronics.  

The thread dropped off a lot since a few years ago which I guess is expected since the truck has been out for a while now.  I am still in touch with Willy Stylz, he is very active in my region.
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:29 AM
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:56 AM
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Had my Rc's out yesterday...hard to get traction on the cold pavement but fun none the less. Whats new in the firestorm world?
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:09 AM
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Hey wannabe, what are you RCing with these days?

Whatever happened to redfisher74?
Took some time off from RC's Then almost died in a head on car crash a few months ago... home now with lots of time to get back into it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:51 AM
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Hey wannabe, what are you RCing with these days?

Whatever happened to redfisher74?
Took some time off from RC's Then almost died in a head on car crash a few months ago... home now with lots of time to get back into it.
Glad to hear you're doing well again and getting back into it

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:08 AM
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Hey wannabe, what are you RCing with these days?

Whatever happened to redfisher74?
Took some time off from RC's Then almost died in a head on car crash a few months ago... home now with lots of time to get back into it.
Glad to hear you're doing well again and getting back into it

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Thanks my friend, Good to be back!
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:19 PM
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Just had the storm out for its first run this year, I have 2.8 pro-line street fighters on her and they turn into pizza cutters when full out...lol
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:31 PM
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Red!  Good to see you.  Sorry to hear about your accident but I'm glad you're okay and back. 

Not much is new in firestorm world.  I haven't driven mine too much and its become an on-road only machine now.  I have 8th scale electronics in it and it flies but it needs some work to handle the power properly which I am figuring out.

I just got my storm together after cracking the differential case and going through a set of outdrives.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:02 AM
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Red! Good to see you. Sorry to hear about your accident but I'm glad you're okay and back.

Not much is new in firestorm world. I haven't driven mine too much and its become an on-road only machine now. I have 8th scale electronics in it and it flies but it needs some work to handle the power properly which I am figuring out.

I just got my storm together after cracking the differential case and going through a set of outdrives.
Thanks buddy, Yeah I was air lifted to Hamilton spent 15 days there, Broken back, Broken hand, spleen damage, Lung damage and lost a foot of my large intestine leaving me with a ileostomy.
I have one more operation to hook my intestines back up then I just need to get healed up..

Anywho thats enough about me..lol

RCU seems real slow now...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:00 AM
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Yikes rob thats intense, gald to hear you're just about past it all... and yeah RCU has been slow, i accidentally checked out over the summer got caught up in the world of bikes and didn't notice subscriptions stopped rolling in, something got screwed up with my account so i got that, but i haven't pulled trigger since last fall

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:30 AM
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Yikes rob thats intense, gald to hear you're just about past it all... and yeah RCU has been slow, i accidentally checked out over the summer got caught up in the world of bikes and didn't notice subscriptions stopped rolling in, something got screwed up with my account so i got that, but i haven't pulled trigger since last fall

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:36 AM
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I know i know, I have to get some work done on them, and between school work, and biking they haven't been a huge priority, i should be able to find some time this summer, depending on where i end up...

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Old 03-28-2013, 02:14 PM
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I have a RX/TX(Airtronics MX-3S 3 channel FM) and 3 NIMH batteries ( 1-6 cell, 2-7 cell) 1400mah 2/3A size. That I don't need If anyone whats them They will go for real cheap...
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:08 PM
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I'm still beating the crap outta my storm.  3 tie-rods have bent, stock body is all but done, rear spolier departed this world a week or so ago.  Fitted some of the bling bits and have a play with the road rage II's but I'm not that keen on them, they balloon as bad as the stocks but lose speed due to being a smaller diameter as well.

Got a new battery but need to get a Dean's connector fitted to it before it can be tested out.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:37 PM
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When I bought my motor, I splurged for a Reedy Wolfpack 3s lipo. $82.89. Couldn't be happier.

I'm sure there are cheaper ones out there just as good, but I've run Associated products for a long time now and still stand by them; though they are more expensive, The saying holds true: You get what you pay for.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:42 AM
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I'm still beating the crap outta my storm. 3 tie-rods have bent, stock body is all but done, rear spolier departed this world a week or so ago. Fitted some of the bling bits and have a play with the road rage II's but I'm not that keen on them, they balloon as bad as the stocks but lose speed due to being a smaller diameter as well.

Got a new battery but need to get a Dean's connector fitted to it before it can be tested out.
Mine has taken a good beating over the years aswell
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:44 AM
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When I bought my motor, I splurged for a Reedy Wolfpack 3s lipo. $82.89. Couldn't be happier.

I'm sure there are cheaper ones out there just as good, but I've run Associated products for a long time now and still stand by them; though they are more expensive, The saying holds true: You get what you pay for.
As long as your happy thats cool, myself I buy cheapy china lipos and they work well.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:51 PM
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I use thunder power, venom and SMC.  http://www.smc-racing.net

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:54 AM
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I use thunder power, venom and SMC. http://www.smc-racing.net

You know I have been thinking about replacing all my Zippy packs with some higher quality packs.. But it's hard to go from $20 a pack to over a $100 for a good one.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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There are good $60-80 dollar options.   You will feel better when you feel the performance difference throughout the pack.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:56 PM
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Some video from a race last weekend nearby.
I am driving the yellow and white truck in the second heat.

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