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Old 01-11-2008, 10:45 PM
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Hi all, I'm thinking of buying a Tamiya TNX 5.2r monster truck. I was wondering if anyone knows of any faults that the truck may have and what they are. Also is there anything I have to do to the car before I start up the engine for the first time and begin breaking in the engine?

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:11 PM
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I'd recommend getting a 5-cell nimh battery pack to use in place of the 4 AA holder. Look it over to make sure everything is assembled properly and break it in properly (I prefer heat cycling) before letting it rip. Make sure the air filter is oiled too. The engine's head sticks up pretty high on the truck. I've seen people make another roll bar in the back of the engine to help protect the head. Have fun and post some pics or vids (if possible) once you get it.
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Old 01-12-2008, 01:27 AM
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Could someone explain to me what 'Heat Cycling' is?

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Old 01-12-2008, 02:45 AM
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Loctite the GRUB SCREWS! And break in the engine properly. As for heat cycling, I think he means to warm up the engine before firing it up, like by using a hair dryer. Read the manual thoroughly and run it rich. Blue smoke = good. Check out my posts for my TNX 5.2R. It's a blast.
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I would say get it, right now im converting my 3.0 to 5.2r specs still waiting for parts stuck in the mail when finished can't wait to smoke my friends lst2.
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Could someone explain to me what 'Heat Cycling' is?

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This should explain it some - http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=397
Like Thai said it's not a bad idea to warm it up with a hair dryer or heat gun before starting it to help loosen it up a little also. Especially if it is cold outside.
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Good luck with it man and let us know how it all goes....pics and a vid would be nice too.

Does anyone have any advice on the older version of the TNX? I have a possible deal to get a new one from my Hobbytown that has no radio and has been in the box and never sold.

Says he will sell it to me for $299.00....

I have seen vids of the old one but never in person. Is this a good deal?
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Do you know what version it is. The TNX 3.0 sold for $349 with the radio, so $299 without the radio sounds right. The earlier versions of the Tnx are awsome and worth the money, they are fast trucks. If it's the the TNX pro edition than you will really score because ther pro edtition came with the Proline power stroke shocks( now discontinued and go for $100 on Ebay). $299 I would say go for it.
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Just got my tnx 5.2r today! woooooooooooooooooooooooohooooooo. il post some pics asap!
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my beast tnx 5.2r next to my crap measly unrealiable kyosho st us sports truggy.
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Looks good post some vids when you get some.
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Trust me, trim those body posts! They WILL break, most likely taking something else with it.
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thanks for the headsup thai. on another note....this car is ****ing fast
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