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-=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

Old 08-15-2008, 08:10 PM
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Sweet!
I have been running my truck almost each weekend,give or to a few.It not giving me any bit of trouble![8D]I'll be running it a lot next week,cuz my cousin is coming in with his Storm.
We got a great ST guys!
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:59 AM
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Hello Everybody,
I'm new to this thread, I've got the firestorm with the lurid green hpi shell on it, moabs on rear and dirt hawgs on front, 21 tooth clutch bell, hpi ally polished tuned pipe, racing clutch and i've match ported the exhuast header to the engine, all these tips found on this thread! Thankyou all for your advice!!!! Needless to say it goes like a dingbat (and I'm only using 16% nitro fuel!)
I siezed the engine after one and a half gallons, a lean too far..........muppet! unfortunately the con rod came out in sympathy with the piston and also snapped. Cost to fix was too close to cost of a new engine, so after a little research I used a different engine, I couldn't stretch to the OS's that some people are using, but I did find a Force 18 that looked like it would do the job and at £50 retail it was worth a go, (with the discount i get from my local shop it came out at £45) this made it half the price of the original and £15 less than the cost of repairing mine! So whats it like? It came with a slide carb so i refitted the original carb, and bolted it straight in, no mess, no mods. Why so easy? I compared the engines visually, apart from the slide carb and the sticker on the side, they are IDENTICAL!!!! down to every fin! What a bargain! I ran this one in using the heat cycle method thats recommended here and not how the manual says (which is how I did the original) It is really very good, I can pop wheelies now, I could never do that with the original, could be down to the different break in procedure. But for the money............
So thats the story so far, will post if this engine breaks anytime soon, but its done 3/4 gallon and still pulling like a train.
Here is a pic when the moabs were on all round

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Old 08-16-2008, 03:43 AM
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hi i'am about to buy a firestorm and i wanted to know if there are any 2 or 3 speed transmissions for the stock engine, any .46 size engines, and what mods do you recommend i get
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:18 AM
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hi i'am about to buy a firestorm and i wanted to know if there are any 2 or 3 speed transmissions for the stock engine, any .46 size engines, and what mods do you recommend i get
no there is no 2 or 3 speed options. and a .46 engine is not worth putting in the firestorm. The G3.0 is already a great engine. A .46 engine will only cause more damage than fun. It will have too much power for the size of the firestorm.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:19 AM
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LOL
So how much do you think this thing is worth!?!

Well, in my country (sweden) it costs atleast 30 bucks more.. :P And the fuel costs 52 bucks/gallon...
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:32 AM
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well i got all my parts in yesterday and heres the new skidplate i got
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:53 AM
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I recently got that from newera too

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:21 PM
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well i blew out my exhaust gasket out, the screw must have rattled loose from when i wrecked it but i got it turned off before it had time to do damage, im gonna run to my lhs to pick a new one up hopefully next week
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:18 PM
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where did you order that i broke my bulkhead like 3 times this may ?help
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:52 PM
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:55 PM
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sweet only 16 bucks that will save a pain in the ass or 2 thanks for finding this how i can get mine all metal and no plastic it will better almost everthing i take it out i break something i guess i suck lol
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:37 PM
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what mods do you recommend for a stock firestorm
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:40 PM
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CHeck out this new skid plate for def and change the a arms to metal and get a failsafe you will like the failsafe if you ever had a runaway i do i have a fused ankle and cant run at all it took off far b ut back to the stock so yea check those and look around at what they have for metal upgardes are really it
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:43 PM
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hey nate did you leave the old ****le head under the new skid plate of does it replace the old one or do i have to buy a new bulk and the skid and put both on i hate waiting for parts i have been waiting for my ****le head for a week now man i hate this part of the hobbie im going to buy one of everything lol
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:09 PM
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could you post a link to the skid plate i couldn`t find it on newera thanks
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:15 PM
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sweet pics nate im actually ordering that skid plate and the alum. arms tomarro. just picked up some new rims and tires check em out.



moabs and six shooter beadlocks
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:29 PM
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Old 08-16-2008, 05:10 PM
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nitro rob- i got the shock sets and they'r holding up to the abuse quite well,you might want to use a different shock oil than whats recccomended depending if you race or bash.

just wish i woulda ordered that newera bulkhead brace sooner lol

nitro nate- if you want to keep that firestorm sticker from peeling off your chassis use finger nail hardener,clean the area good then brush it on over the sticker making sure to go past the stickers edge, it should say on the bottle how long to let it dry. ask your gal or mom if they have any or look in the nail polish section of a store
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:53 PM
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this sux huh thanks to nate i can order somthing i been waiting for
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:45 PM
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hey nate did you leave the old ****le head under the new skid plate of does it replace the old one or do i have to buy a new bulk and the skid and put both on i hate waiting for parts i have been waiting for my ****le head for a week now man i hate this part of the hobbie im going to buy one of everything lol
The bulk-head piece from NewEra only reinforces the original bulk-head.Order the stock bulk-head and the bulk-head reiforcement plate from NewEra.

Awsome wheel and tire combo cgad18.Those beadlocks can be a pain to work with while keeping the tire bead from slipping out while your screwing in the screws.Glad to see some up to date Storms!

Thanks for the tip mercerbeef,but that sticker has been stickin' since I bought it.
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:51 PM
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Anybody thinking of racing your Storms??I'd like to see how this thing does.
In the first couple pages of this thread,a guy acually won a main with his stock Storm!Lets show some of them GT2 guys competion!
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:59 PM
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:11 PM
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neweramodels doesn't have a skid plate for firestorm is it for a different model or something because i cant find it also how do you guys feel about rb inovations rc car superchargers
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:09 PM
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OK NEW ERA DOES I STILL HAVE MY RECEIPT IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IT YOU JUST HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION
http://www.neweramodels.com/cgi-bin/...9&shortlist=0#
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:45 PM
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thanks dude i didn't see it before
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