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Old 05-17-2009, 06:13 PM
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Hey thats Awsome Jeep....What storm where you running the sidewinder or the Novak?
Thanks man I was running with the Sidewinder. The Novak one is the wifes when were bashing and parts truck on raceday.

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Sidewinder 5700
Orion 2s 3300 Lipo 20c
35 weight fluid in AE shocks
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Proline Bow Ties in the rear and The Edge up front both on HPI Dish rims
Diff filled with caliper lube
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:07 PM
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I'm sorry if I'm hijaking/barging in, but how well do e-firestorms handle really soft dirt and fine gravel with good sized (1-2in) rocks? I live in central oregon (bend, specifically), and anyone elso who does probably understands my question. Also, how well do joints and such hold up to dirty wear? The volcanic ash that permeates my area is hell to any rubbing surfaces. Thank you much
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Old 05-17-2009, 09:51 PM
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Had my first official race day with the E-Firestorm managed to finish second in the A Main. A XXXT beat me and that was it. I was the only Firestorm there and many people were impressed with such a low budget truck and how it handled compared to the more expensive tried and tru ST trucks. Chalk another one up for HPI for engineering a basher truck that is competitive.
Nice job on the race. Are you going to be doing more racing? Keep up the good work.

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Old 05-18-2009, 07:06 AM
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I'm sorry if I'm hijaking/barging in, but how well do e-firestorms handle really soft dirt and fine gravel with good sized (1-2in) rocks? I live in central oregon (bend, specifically), and anyone elso who does probably understands my question. Also, how well do joints and such hold up to dirty wear? The volcanic ash that permeates my area is hell to any rubbing surfaces. Thank you much
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I think the storm would handle ok on that surface....A 4x4 might be better,Like a e-savage.As for the ash you should be ok...just try not to lube any of the exposed moving parts as it will atract the ash and make a paste that will eat the parts away....
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:32 AM
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sorry redfisher1974 but I wasn't able to reply earlier.  



I would like to post some photos but I can't use reply option, only fast reply works for me. Maby later when this will be fixed I'll post them. 



I'ts good to know that FS can beat up racing cars

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Old 05-18-2009, 09:23 AM
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it's all good....
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:45 AM
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Well... It works now but only on english version of browser, nevermind here are photos.
Today I'm ordering those lipos:allegro.pl/item630382760_yeah_racing_akumulator_li_pol_7_4v_5 000mah_nowy.htmlhope they will be good!
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:28 AM
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Yeah those packs are good for 125amps...plenty of power for your storm...the yellow springs look nice.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:42 AM
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yep, they look cool, when pack will arrive I'll tell you how they are handling.
For now I was running FS on 3s lipo for about 5min because of motor heat, just to see how it goes... it's crazy fast, hope it wouldn't slow down too much with 7,4V.
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:17 AM
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You know the esc in the storm is not rated to run 3s...lucky you didn't smoke it.....the 2s will hit 44mph
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:37 AM
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Well I know that, I was easy on throttle so not to burn it, also when motor got warm (ok quite hot but touchable ) I've finished. But now I'll wait for 2s, no more risk
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:47 AM
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does any brand make hop-up parts for the e-firestorm flux?... like how RPM makes all those parts for the rustler... Thanks



Also im thinking about getting a flux, but which is better the rustler vxl or flux? which would be fast (same battery), and which one is more durable? Thanks, and please dont be bias

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Old 05-18-2009, 11:51 AM
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i know this is a little unrelated but i had to share !!
I managed to get a hold of a second hand "but basicly brand new" nitro firestorm for 40pounds ..... Absolutely perfect condition, not even scratched on the underside of the chassis.
so i stripped it down and saved all parts i could  and sold the engine, fuel tank chassis and gear box for 60 pounds !!!!!
just the wheels and tires would have cost me 40pounds, im one happy ebayer
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:59 AM
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i myself have a Rustler VXLand a Firestorm Flux, and i love both the only problem i have found with these cars

Rustler,
the front caster blocks, and stub axle carriers are very week but you can swap them out for the firestorm set and they work a dream.
has waaaaaay too much power on a 3s lipo hahaha... can sometimes be a bad thing when racing.
i broke 6 sets of caster blocks and stub axle carriers before realising i could swap them out with the flux ones.
the heat melted the motor connections of the esc.

Flux
motor cover and front skid plate ware out way too fast.
the diff axles also ware out kind quick.

i have hadthe flux for a few months and as hard as i try i havnt broken anything more than a body shell.

but even though i love both cars i find myself always using the flux.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:00 PM
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well about that 125A from my pack, how much this motiv (saidwinder) can take? Iask because documentation says "more than you need"or sth. like that
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:01 PM
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it can handle 350A bursts... so i dont see it being a problem
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:28 PM
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thanks, I think that this would suffice I've asked because I was curious, not uncertain.
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does any brand make hop-up parts for the e-firestorm flux?... like how RPM makes all those parts for the rustler... Thanks



Also im thinking about getting a flux, but which is better the rustler vxl or flux? which would be fast (same battery), and which one is more durable? Thanks, and please dont be bias

With the same battery the flux will be way faster then the VXL...but the vxl can run 3s the flux cant....And they dont have a lot of hop-ups for the flux....but i would get the flux....it does not need hop ups...
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Thanks! The handling ability was expected; I was just making sure. The sand part is very serious though. That's what killed the rustler I had. I couldn't even reliably set the gear mesh, it was so bad. Anyway, I'm currently saving up for an e-firestorm, then after that, a traxxas e-revo. Lookin' forward to driving one...
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I wonder if you could make a good gasket for the spur cover to keep out the ash.....
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:12 AM
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Had my first official race day with the E-Firestorm managed to finish second in the A Main. A XXXT beat me and that was it. I was the only Firestorm there and many people were impressed with such a low budget truck and how it handled compared to the more expensive tried and tru ST trucks. Chalk another one up for HPI for engineering a basher truck that is competitive.
Nice job on the race. Are you going to be doing more racing? Keep up the good work.

Definately going to keep racing



I primarily wanted to run in the ST class but have also purchased a SC10 so i'm not just sitting around all day between rounds.

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Old 05-19-2009, 02:04 PM
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Ooops... I made a mistake when I posted on this topic. I delete my message... Sorry...
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No harm done....

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am i right in thinking that adding toe in should stop the back end from drifting about ?
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I wonder if you could make a good gasket for the spur cover to keep out the ash.....
The problem wasn't in the actual gears, it was in everything. If it was a rubbing surface, it was gone. But that might be a good idea... Thanks, I'll think about that one.
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