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Old 07-21-2007, 11:47 PM
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Anyone know of any red springs you can buy for the jato? I know integy sells the intire shock assembly, but im just looking for red springs. Thanks.
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Old 07-22-2007, 12:08 PM
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get red spraypaint! when I used to bash at skate parks, I used revo springs(they are red). they're stiff, but they prevent bellyflop.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:18 PM
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i have some ill sell you, in fact i think ill sell my jato, anyone looking for hopups for there jato, or a jato with hop ups and tons of spare parts, LOOK at my gallary or pm me for more,. got this savage truck and this is what ive been looking for in an rc, thanks
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:31 PM
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ive seen steel brake discs on ebay. are they any good or do they eat up pads?
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:55 PM
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brakes. take off the spring, replace with a 1" or so peice of fuel tubing, then cut a papermate pen a little shorter, 1/16 or 'bouts. put the fuel line in the pen piece, put back on car. if you tighten too much, it wont work at all, the adjustment is somewhere in the middle. then put a "pin keeper" behind the horn on the brake side so that when you give gas, it pushes the brakes so they dont drag.

thanks for the info bro, works much better, you guys need to do this with your jato, you will be very happy!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:16 PM
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what about steel brakes?any good?

[link=http://cgi.ebay.com/Traxxas-Jato-Steel-Brake-Disk-Disc_W0QQitemZ170134463195QQihZ007QQcategoryZ44028 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.com/Traxxas-Jato-Steel-Brake-Disk-Disc_W0QQitemZ170134463195QQihZ007QQcategoryZ44028 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/link]
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:23 PM
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Does anyone have any pics of their jato with a different body? I am looking for a change. my basher body has just about had it! I'd love a 69 camaro or something funky!!! Please post pics!!!!! Thanks! S.D.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:47 PM
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190mm saleen s7 body


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Old 07-25-2007, 08:49 PM
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I put a esavage bug body on my Jato. it was pretty easy exept I had to cut alot a holes in the back for the engine and it still overheats occasionally when doing speed runs. yes, I know how to tune.

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Old 07-25-2007, 09:13 PM
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yea, I dint know those were losi wheels when I bought them, so my traxxas bearings wont fit in the front. lhs tried to find bearings that fit, no luck. love the saleen body.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:57 PM
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can someone give me a good starting price for my jato and all this stuff,the engine in the car has about two gallons through it and its a 2.5R, the other one maybe 5. thanks
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:43 PM
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You can get some good money on ebay for that stuff either as a whole or as parts. A rolling chassis goes for about 150, the motor would go for about 70, and the rest of the things as a parts lot. Or everything for about 225-250.
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Old 07-28-2007, 09:02 PM
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yea, let me know if you put any of it on E-bay. I need off road tires and some new rear street tires! LOL, but who doesnt?!?!?!
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:44 AM
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This brake mod works great but one warning do not over use your brakes to the point they over heat. I was screwing around in a parking lot doing high speed passes and braking and the two screws that hold the brakes to the transmission case heated up and melted out. I had to buy a new tranny case after that. Now I'm a little more carefull.


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Old 07-29-2007, 06:04 AM
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Thanks! I will keep that in mind.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:49 PM
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ive never had that happen. do you have a pin keeper on the brake rod so that your brakes dont drag when you give gas?
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:23 AM
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i have a few questions.........if i wanted harder launches,, what kind of oil do i put in the diff and where exactly is the place to put it?
and also, what size are the hex hubs becuase i want to get some aluminum ones
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Old 07-30-2007, 01:46 PM
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you need to run diff lube in the differental. I personaly run 50K from OFNA for general use and bashing. In my race jato I run 5K to 7K depending on the track. You can down load exploded views of the Jato off of the traxxas website. You will take apart the whole rear end to get to the diff and then take it apart to put in the fluid.
That should get you on the right path. If you need more info just let us know...
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The diff is actually really easy to remove. I did not reliaze this at first and took the entire tranny apart to get to it. But i can save you that lesson.

Just unscrew the back 2 screws on the bottom and i then like 2-4 screws (not sure) from the back and the rear bumper and back part of the tranny case should slide out. Exposing the diff.
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how often should it be lubed
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I asked for everyone to post pics of their Jatos and one person posted 2 sets of pics..... Are you guys not proud of your Jatos? Come on, This is the baddest R/C ever made Show those Pics!!!! I think I am going to try to find the Chevy Silverado Truck Body, I saw one on a different site and it looked good on the Jato... Well, Please post some pics. Thanks! S.D.[8D]
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how often should it be lubed
I check the lube in my basher about every other month. Just for cleaning and to top off if ever needed. About every three months I completely clean out the diff and put in new lube.
In my racer... we it does not get ran as much (two small kids have really cut in to my race time... ) so that one is just when it feels like it needs it...
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I asked for everyone to post pics of their Jatos and one person posted 2 sets of pics..... Are you guys not proud of your Jatos? Come on, This is the baddest R/C ever made Show those Pics!!!! I think I am going to try to find the Chevy Silverado Truck Body, I saw one on a different site and it looked good on the Jato... Well, Please post some pics. Thanks! S.D.[8D]
I dont think that many people have jatos on this forum. Most of them use the traxxas forum. Also you asked for jato with a diff body which most people use the stock one. Here is a good place to see jatos http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=295981
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I asked for everyone to post pics of their Jatos and one person posted 2 sets of pics..... Are you guys not proud of your Jatos? Come on, This is the baddest R/C ever made Show those Pics!!!! I think I am going to try to find the Chevy Silverado Truck Body, I saw one on a different site and it looked good on the Jato... Well, Please post some pics. Thanks! S.D.[8D]
I know I use to have a ton of pics in here, but I have changed servers since then. Here are some photos of my jatos... these are the only ones I have taken the time to load up on flickr

Basher has the 3.3 racer has a RB V.12


custom CF top plate on the racer


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thats a nice jato and a very intresting top plate.
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