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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    I trolled craigslist for a couple weeks and got a newSpektrum DX3 complete package for $120. Tons of RC stuff shows up on CL.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Airtronics/Sanwa is the same company.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Ok, I just got these wheels, and I can't get them to fit? HPI Says they are option parts for the E-Firestorm, so what am I missing? LOL I'm sure I'm being a dunce!

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    does it say what mm the hubs are?
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    They are 12mm hex, but the look like they are more shallow than the wheels on the flux as standard, but if HPI say they are option parts, they mus fit somehow surely? LOL

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    just remember you have to use the rear wheels for the front too.they should fit.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    just shows how some of us are addicted to RC's. I was up till 2am last night throwing my new brushless system in for the e-firestorm. I was making some test runs up and down the street all in -10C weather LOL! Some would ask why i just didn't buy the Firestorm Flux.....my answer is that i like my cars/trucks to have some personal mods. For some reason i can't stand to run things bone stock. So i've got my LRP speedo coupled with a LRP Vector X11 Stock Spec 9.5 turns. The one BIG problem i ran into was that i couldn't get an ideal gearing to fit. The biggest pinion i could fit was a 24t for a gear ratio of 9.4:1 . The manual for my motor suggests 8.0:1 for 2wd/4wd off road and 9.0:1 for trucks. Hopefully HPI will make some different size spur gears for the e-firestorm. One suggestion for the gearing would be to go for a lower turn motor but my speedo can only handle over 8.5t brushless. What do u guys think?

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: Willystylz

    just shows how some of us are addicted to RC's. I was up till 2am last night throwing my new brushless system in for the e-firestorm. I was making some test runs up and down the street all in -10C weather LOL! Some would ask why i just didn't buy the Firestorm Flux.....my answer is that i like my cars/trucks to have some personal mods. For some reason i can't stand to run things bone stock. So i've got my LRP speedo coupled with a LRP Vector X11 Stock Spec 9.5 turns. The one BIG problem i ran into was that i couldn't get an ideal gearing to fit. The biggest pinion i could fit was a 24t for a gear ratio of 9.4:1 . The manual for my motor suggests 8.0:1 for 2wd/4wd off road and 9.0:1 for trucks. Hopefully HPI will make some different size spur gears for the e-firestorm. One suggestion for the gearing would be to go for a lower turn motor but my speedo can only handle over 8.5t brushless. What do u guys think?
    I think you will find that 24t pinion is too big and will run way too hot in the summer if you go offroad at all.......I run 19t on my 8.5 havoc and it pulls pretty good.
    Tamiya cc01, AE RC18R, HPI Savage Flux XS, HPI E-Firestorm Flux.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Ok, they're on, seems they actually are not the best slip on fit like the stock wheels, so just needed a smidge of brute force and ignorance. All fitted now

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    ORIGINAL: CAClark

    Ok, they're on, seems they actually are not the best slip on fit like the stock wheels, so just needed a smidge of brute force and ignorance. All fitted now

    Cheers all!
    Pics please....
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Here are pics of the new ones fitted.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974


    ORIGINAL: Willystylz

    just shows how some of us are addicted to RC's. I was up till 2am last night throwing my new brushless system in for the e-firestorm. I was making some test runs up and down the street all in -10C weather LOL! Some would ask why i just didn't buy the Firestorm Flux.....my answer is that i like my cars/trucks to have some personal mods. For some reason i can't stand to run things bone stock. So i've got my LRP speedo coupled with a LRP Vector X11 Stock Spec 9.5 turns. The one BIG problem i ran into was that i couldn't get an ideal gearing to fit. The biggest pinion i could fit was a 24t for a gear ratio of 9.4:1 . The manual for my motor suggests 8.0:1 for 2wd/4wd off road and 9.0:1 for trucks. Hopefully HPI will make some different size spur gears for the e-firestorm. One suggestion for the gearing would be to go for a lower turn motor but my speedo can only handle over 8.5t brushless. What do u guys think?
    I think you will find that 24t pinion is too big and will run way too hot in the summer if you go offroad at all.......I run 19t on my 8.5 havoc and it pulls pretty good.
    even though in the lrp manual it says i'm undergeared? A 19t pinion would really make me undergeared for the motor i have it appears..........unless the gearing is much different for this truck (size of tires??)

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    After much experimentation, I have done the final install and config on my FS.

    I was using the 2S Zippy battery, but when I got my EZRun I discovered it was way undergeared. As an experiment, I put the fan on the BEC and tried one of my 450 heli lipos. I'm getting top speeds in excess of 40 mph now and everything stays cool. So the new zippy 4000 battery is going up for sale and I'm getting more 3S lipos. It's nice to have everything running on one kind of battery.

    When I moved the ESC fan over to the internal BEC, the BEC was overloaded. The Spektrum RX started rebooting at 40 mph. I got an external BEC and the internal BEC only runs the ESC fan now. Everything works fine this way.

    I'm going to the beach and run this thing up and down the sandbars for a while. I've got three lipos and two chargers for this car now. Nonstop LOL

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: Willystylz


    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974


    ORIGINAL: Willystylz

    just shows how some of us are addicted to RC's. I was up till 2am last night throwing my new brushless system in for the e-firestorm. I was making some test runs up and down the street all in -10C weather LOL! Some would ask why i just didn't buy the Firestorm Flux.....my answer is that i like my cars/trucks to have some personal mods. For some reason i can't stand to run things bone stock. So i've got my LRP speedo coupled with a LRP Vector X11 Stock Spec 9.5 turns. The one BIG problem i ran into was that i couldn't get an ideal gearing to fit. The biggest pinion i could fit was a 24t for a gear ratio of 9.4:1 . The manual for my motor suggests 8.0:1 for 2wd/4wd off road and 9.0:1 for trucks. Hopefully HPI will make some different size spur gears for the e-firestorm. One suggestion for the gearing would be to go for a lower turn motor but my speedo can only handle over 8.5t brushless. What do u guys think?
    I think you will find that 24t pinion is too big and will run way too hot in the summer if you go offroad at all.......I run 19t on my 8.5 havoc and it pulls pretty good.
    even though in the lrp manual it says i'm undergeared? A 19t pinion would really make me undergeared for the motor i have it appears..........unless the gearing is much different for this truck (size of tires??)
    Most brushless systems suggest you run one or two teeth smaller then the stock pinion......I and alot of people stay with the stock pinion and are ok...That being said the correct way to gear your setup is by temp.....Get a temp sensor and check the motor temp after a full pack and it should be no hotter then 160 to 170F,Keep in mind it will run hotter offroad then onroad etc....So if its runs 170f onroad you know it will overheat offroad...You can get a temp sensor for 25 bucks off of ebay.....But you should have no problems with the temps in -10 weather...
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    ORIGINAL: CAClark

    Here are pics of the new ones fitted.

    Cheers!
    Looks good.....keep the bowtie tires for offroad use...
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    ORIGINAL: eaterofdog

    After much experimentation, I have done the final install and config on my FS.

    I was using the 2S Zippy battery, but when I got my EZRun I discovered it was way undergeared. As an experiment, I put the fan on the BEC and tried one of my 450 heli lipos. I'm getting top speeds in excess of 40 mph now and everything stays cool. So the new zippy 4000 battery is going up for sale and I'm getting more 3S lipos. It's nice to have everything running on one kind of battery.

    When I moved the ESC fan over to the internal BEC, the BEC was overloaded. The Spektrum RX started rebooting at 40 mph. I got an external BEC and the internal BEC only runs the ESC fan now. Everything works fine this way.

    I'm going to the beach and run this thing up and down the sandbars for a while. I've got three lipos and two chargers for this car now. Nonstop LOL

    What pinion are you running now?.....guess you can gear up a bit being its only 3900kv....
    .. what do you want for the zippy lipo?
    Tamiya cc01, AE RC18R, HPI Savage Flux XS, HPI E-Firestorm Flux.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    It's the stock pinion. That's why I went to the 3S lipo, to bump up the RPMs. I haven't gotten an speed reading yet, but I know it goes faster than 40. If it is still undergeared, I am going to a taller tire. I really want to install some badlands tires anyway.

    I'll let you know when I sell the zip.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Yeah, they are in the cupboard, but I need to get some bacl wheels now too, as my clear shell arrived today too.... gonna back and white it like the guy posted in this thread (need some masking tape or something first though!

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    the wheels look gangster clark! Glad you got them on... I finally got the storm last night! charged up both packs and ran her.... i was quite nervous after reading the posts that say its deathly slow stock but it was a lot better then i expected. im sure that when my sidewinder and other parts come next week ill have a bigger smile. i was definately impressed with this truck, on a side[:@] note..the turning radius sucks, this is limited by the inability to tune the stock radio, swapped my jr stuff over to it and she goes lock to lock now just wanted to share.... have a great weekend all
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    ORIGINAL: robertbell6

    the wheels look gangster clark! Glad you got them on... I finally got the storm last night! charged up both packs and ran her.... i was quite nervous after reading the posts that say its deathly slow stock but it was a lot better then i expected. im sure that when my sidewinder and other parts come next week ill have a bigger smile. i was definately impressed with this truck, on a side[:@] note..the turning radius sucks, this is limited by the inability to tune the stock radio, swapped my jr stuff over to it and she goes lock to lock now just wanted to share.... have a great weekend all
    I know mine takes two lanes to turn around if i dont lock her up and spin around..
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: redfisher1974

    Most brushless systems suggest you run one or two teeth smaller then the stock pinion......I and alot of people stay with the stock pinion and are ok...That being said the correct way to gear your setup is by temp.....Get a temp sensor and check the motor temp after a full pack and it should be no hotter then 160 to 170F,Keep in mind it will run hotter offroad then onroad etc....So if its runs 170f onroad you know it will overheat offroad...You can get a temp sensor for 25 bucks off of ebay.....But you should have no problems with the temps in -10 weather...
    I got lucky and chose a brushless system where I could keep using the stock pinion. I'm sure if I ever decide to go to a hotter motor then I'll have to change my gearing.
    But for now im sticking with the 9.5 LRP system.
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    hrmmm i've dropped down from a 24t pinion to a 22t and now i'm at a 20t. The thing is doing wheelies from a standstill but obviously lacks the top speed of the 24t pinion. We need some warmth up here so i can see how hot she gets on a normal summer day.

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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread

    Thought i may as well post a pic of my E-Firestorm setup And yes that's a lowly Tamiya connector...
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    ORIGINAL: Willystylz

    Thought i may as well post a pic of my E-Firestorm setup And yes that's a lowly Tamiya connector...
    looks good yeah change to deans.....Going out to run mine right now...roads are dry...
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    RE: Official E-FIRESTORM thread


    ORIGINAL: Willystylz
    And yes that's a lowly Tamiya connector...
    LOL looks kind of steampunk with a brushless esc with an 80s connector.

    You can get like 10 sets of knockoff deans for $10.
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