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Old 02-02-2008, 11:08 PM
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Default Biggest engine I can put in a warhead?

I just got a warhead evo. Its a great truck but I need way more power.I wnt to be ble to wheelie on command. So 2 qusetions.

What is the Biggest or most powerfull setup I can fit in my warhead with out a ton of mods? (since I am rather new to trucks)

Also are turbo chargers worth the money?
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Even with a big engine in it the truck is very balanced and hard to wheelie. I just put a axial 32 in my warhead with a sports werks HT pipe. The weather sucks so I can't give it a good run yet. Other people have put the forward only shaft in and that will remove some mass from the transmisson. Go to the anyone own a warhead? link and go to the end where we have been talking about the engines.
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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
yeah the rbinovations supercharger was a waist of 165 for me.
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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
Yes I do want the biggest or most powerful engine I can get.I will get a better tranny also. Just because you have a big motor dosent mean you have to use all of it. Its just nice to have on hand. I am sure I have my engine tuned as good as it gets it has some power but not enough and its a supertiger. I have had at least 5 supertiger on some of my planes and only like the Gaint st 4500.They are mostly junk.I Thats why they are the cheepest engine any where. Having a more reputel engine like a oc or axil is more benefical. Gearing on the other hand is diffrent. What gearing should be changed for more power? Is it just putting on a smaller gear with less teeth?
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Lrp 28 or picco 28 will be enough to wheely your warhead. But since you can use a bump box you can somthing a little more fancy like nova or Rb.
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I would for sure got bumpstart only, ie factory team edition turbo head Picco 28, LRP Truggy edition, Nija 28, RB928 etc.
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That a course if money isn't an issue.
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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
Snowblind is right, the drivetrain on the warhead will not take a real powerful engine for long. The tranny will give lots of trouble, maybe if you put the foc shaft it will last a little longer. And also the cvd axles wear really fast, even if you install harden pins for the dogbone side, the cvd side will wear and become sloppy.

I never had any trouble with the diffs but, some others have. I would stick with a engine thats not to torquey and the drivetrain will last longer!
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What is the Biggest or most powerfull setup I can fit in my warhead with out a ton of mods?

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Yes I do want the biggest or most powerful engine I can get.I will get a better tranny also.
That's a pretty significant mod isn't it?

If you still want the most powerful engine availible go for one of the engines 2DMax suggested, or a petrol conversion. Either of these should be more than enough and will have you following your truck around picking up parts of the drivetrain.

You can't gear for more power, just acceleration or top speed.

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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
Snowblind is right, the drivetrain on the warhead will not take a real powerful engine for long. The tranny will give lots of trouble, maybe if you put the foc shaft it will last a little longer. And also the cvd axles wear really fast, even if you install harden pins for the dogbone side, the cvd side will wear and become sloppy.

I never had any trouble with the diffs but, some others have. I would stick with a engine thats not to torquey and the drivetrain will last longer!
The cv drive shafts are no problem for me. I just replace the pins. I have 200 replacement pins and you can order the cv joint replacement kit from duratrax. I have ordered the foc shaft for my warhead. My axial engine is new and it is cold out so I haven't given it a lot of runs yet. You will need a good engine and a good tuned pipe. Have a look at mine.
Axial 32 with a HT pipe.
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Get the tallest spur and smallest clutch bell you can. You'll lose a lot of top end, but you'll pull off the line a lot harder.
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no budget really. Work hard play hard!
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You don't want the biggest or most powerful engine in your Warhead because it'll simply shred the transmission. You'll spend more time replacing sheared driveshafts and working on the diffs than actually driving the thing.

As you say you're new to trucks are you certain you're getting the most out of the engine you're using at the moment? Gearing, fuel and most importantly tuning could provide the extra power you're after at a fraction of the price of a new mill. If you experiment with these things you'll learn more about the engines themselves and if you decide to upgrade later then you'll have the experience to get the most out of your investment

And no, turbo chargers are a complete and utter waste of money. Seriously.
Snowblind is right, the drivetrain on the warhead will not take a real powerful engine for long. The tranny will give lots of trouble, maybe if you put the foc shaft it will last a little longer. And also the cvd axles wear really fast, even if you install harden pins for the dogbone side, the cvd side will wear and become sloppy.

I never had any trouble with the diffs but, some others have. I would stick with a engine thats not to torquey and the drivetrain will last longer!
The cv drive shafts are no problem for me. I just replace the pins. I have 200 replacement pins and you can order the cv joint replacement kit from duratrax. I have ordered the foc shaft for my warhead. My axial engine is new and it is cold out so I haven't given it a lot of runs yet. You will need a good engine and a good tuned pipe. Have a look at mine.
Axial 32 with a HT pipe.
I've been there and done that, I used to own a WH and tried different upgrades. Put a couple of gallons on the truck and the check for wear and tear, you'll see what I'm talking about!
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well plans have changed. Going to put a os 30 in it and buy a monster gt to bash. Let the friends and family drive the warhead or use it as a spare.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CT-7ygFhT4 this said it all to me.
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well plans have changed. Going to put a os 30 in it and buy a monster gt to bash. Let the friends and family drive the warhead or use it as a spare.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CT-7ygFhT4 this said it all to me.
Monster GT 4.6. RPM arms in the front
Well if your interested you can get this.
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Ha,Lol,Rofl,the Savy wheelies on command stock.You should put a Nitro Star K4.6 in it.Be killer untill it rips your trans to shreads.
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Ok Madmand, how did that help him....[:-]
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Ok Madmand, how did that help him....[:-]
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