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Old 07-31-2007, 10:37 AM
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Thanks. Had help from a fourm buddy on building it. It works very well. I like having the gas tank pushed further back. I will get some newer photos uploaded soon hopefully. But since everyone always ask about that top plate I put those up on flickr...
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:03 PM
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does anyone have the link to the jato that was converted to electric?
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:17 PM
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:18 PM
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would you say the rpm wide bumper is worth buying. Dose it really help protect the turn buckles?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:06 PM
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i was wonderin the same thing i think im going to order it with the a-arms............

can anybody tell me the size of the hex hubs on the rear so i can get some aluminum ones
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:00 PM
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Ive got it. I bought it cause the stock one doesent stick out that far, and i put bigger tires on it. its only flaw is the lack of holes for the sway bar anchor. But i just used a couple tastefully placed zip ties. It feels a TON more rigid. Yes, its worth the ten bucks.


On another note, an exhaust note. Im getting ready to by a tune or tuned pipe for my 3.3. I was thinking either vantage, the traxxas 2 chamber, CVEC or THS. Im looking for more top end than torque. What do you all think? Oh and does anyone know where i can get a red header/exhaust coupler?
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:30 PM
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The RPM front bumper is great. It can take a lot of abuse. It also has a front skid plade designed in to it. I have found it gives a good bit more protection vs the stock.

I think the Hex is a 12mm. But I could be wrong. Why do you want aluminum? I have never had an issue with the plastic units. But I also run aluminum rims from www.rc-parts.com about 97% of the time...

On the pipe... I run the Traxxas Dual Chamber Resonator with my RB V.12 it really brings the motors to life in the mid to high rpms. I have also tested it with the 2.5 and 3.3 it worked just as good with them. My favorite pipe was one from Novarossi. But that pipe is now out of production... I use it on my basher...
the vantage pipes are killer looking, but I have never tried one.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:52 PM
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can you buy metal trans gears for a jato? i just burned up 2nd gear and thought i mite as well upgrade now
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:48 PM
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Yeah they look pretty sweet. There is a video online of a vantage pipe being smashed into another one. Vantage won. Lol.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:23 PM
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I Have a stock Jato 3.3 and have run about a gallon through it so far. I have replaced lots of parts due toa crash or two but I was wondering, What are the "must have" upgrade parts. I think I like the plastic A-arms and factory turnbuckles..... But are there any Must Haves that you guys have learned over time?
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:30 PM
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I would say a arms, bumpers, turnbuckles, upper chassis brace and axles. Stay away from aluminum. It will just transfer the weak link to more major parts. RPM a arms are great because they wont break, they flex and will not stress other parts.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:48 PM
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really the only things that have broke on my jato after a couple gallons is 3 front trunbuckles, 3 a-arms (2f, 1R {extras came with the truck so now i will order the rpm for when they break again}], HSN broke got a new carb on ebay for 22 shipped, grinded down rear shock tower post once, stripped the gears in the servo steering (2055), stripped the screw holes that hold the back plate on on the engine block (20 something on ebay), 1 spur gear, stripped out 2 hex nuts for rear wheels and i think 3 pairs of rear road hoags.

Thats all i can think of. Which i don not think is that bad. O and i replaced the drive shafts becuase the blue tape came off and not it is off again (again got it cheap on ebay). So it will stay like that.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:41 PM
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The RPM front bumper is great. It can take a lot of abuse. It also has a front skid plade designed in to it. I have found it gives a good bit more protection vs the stock.

I think the Hex is a 12mm. But I could be wrong. Why do you want aluminum? I have never had an issue with the plastic units. But I also run aluminum rims from www.rc-parts.com about 97% of the time...

On the pipe... I run the Traxxas Dual Chamber Resonator with my RB V.12 it really brings the motors to life in the mid to high rpms. I have also tested it with the 2.5 and 3.3 it worked just as good with them. My favorite pipe was one from Novarossi. But that pipe is now out of production... I use it on my basher...
the vantage pipes are killer looking, but I have never tried one.
i stripped the plastic ones and dont want to have to worry about stripping aluminum ones
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:52 PM
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Back in the day when I had just gotten a traxxas rustler I thought the same thing... Then a few sets of rims later I went back to plastic. From my experience the aluminum hex will just eat your rims. You may be running the nut too tight ... or too loose...
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:56 PM
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i already stripped the stock rims with the plastic hex hub

has anybody tried boring out the header a little bit?
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:53 PM
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i bought my jato used and it came with a hump pack and not battery box in the back. How much of a diff is it using the center battery box compared to the rear, wheelie wise?
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:56 PM
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you will get more wheelies, because of more weight in the back
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:02 PM
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thanks for your obvious statment but was hopping for a jato owner could tell me if most of the wheelies stopped when you moved it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:14 PM
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i popped wheelies like crazy...then moved the pack and havent got the front tires more than half an inch off the ground


quick question...i tore up a gear in my tranny and had to wipe off all the gears, including the grease on them.what kind of grease do i need to put back on those gears?
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:22 PM
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i dont think you need much grease and one of these should work http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...traxxas+grease
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:02 PM
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fucget that traxxas grease. too expensive you can get a whole tub of white lithium bearing grease at auto parts store for same price. and you only need like a little dab on each gear, itll spread around quick
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:07 PM
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oh, yaeh, if you drill your stinger out, youll pick up a little more top speed.
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I keep my batteries in the rear and I do not have a wheelie problem. It is all in your set up. I keep them in the rear because that is what I am use to... I like the extra weight back there to help the transitions in the turns... I would move it to the middle if I was setting up a "street truck" or an oval racer.
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well i just bought the 2nd of the 3 rpm parts. All i need now is the front rpm arms. I let my mom drive my truck in a parking lot and she checked the curb (pics included) LOL. Thats what made me buy the rear arms.

Also do you think it is time to replace my chassis?

Also i think my exaust seal is leaking thats why there will be a lot of oily stuff in the pics...
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i think its time you clean you ez start/one way bearing...lots and lots of oil down ther. and if the chassis aint bent, dont replace it
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