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-=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

Old 08-17-2008, 07:30 AM
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The old Pan Stormy used to do pretty good at the races, but you would have to put the new ones on a big diet first before you try and race them [:-]
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:19 AM
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I want to buy that bulk head support but the shipping is 25 bucks and I can't justify paying that for a 16 dollar part.

When I get my mods all on I will post pictures, should be in a week.

Nate- thanks for the advice on the oil, I will try somethign heavier on my next rebuild. I am finding the back to be a bit light and the truck sags a bit too much as well - about 3/4 inch or more. Does anybody else have this problem?

How the the Nitrostar G3 engine compare to the old MT2 .15 engine? Has anyone had experience with both? I can't imagine the smaller engine that is a bit weaker working a 4wd, the truck must be pretty anemic.
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:22 AM
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They have a big block mount....tempting.

http://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi...=&part_id=8919
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Old 08-17-2008, 11:39 AM
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Got my firestorm up to 50mph today!!! I went flying at a private runway, so I took the storm with me, hung the tranny out the window while my mate drove, I dont recommend it but we had 2 miles of runway to do it in, couldn't believe this little thing could go so fast, How much faster will it go if I put decent fuel in it!!
So to celebrate i'm gonna post more pics.............. these were taken as soon as i got home, so this is as it was when it hit 50
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:43 PM
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hey all just got the whells and tiers mounted up heres some picks




ill post some more picks after i get the parts from new era. oh and does anyone know of a good direct fit servo?
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:59 PM
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nice looking storm! looks just like the one I used to have. Hitech 645 is a good replacement servo for steering.
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:10 PM
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does the hitec 645mg work with the stock radio and does anywhere but neweramodels sell the skid plate
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Old 08-17-2008, 04:45 PM
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hey can you guys tell me if this is the servo you guys are talking about?

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...45MG&search=Go
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:01 PM
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:07 PM
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will the hitec 645mg work with stock radio and does anywhere besides new era models sell the skid plate (shipping to hawaii from them is way to much)
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:24 PM
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Hey guys i was wondering if anyone knows where to get a 2 speed trans for the firestorm i was looking around cant find a match can someone help me out


and on that skid plate i think thats the only one it took forever to find that one but ask nate he may know something and why are people changing the servo why is that?mine works good i had a problem but it was the d/r now its good
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:39 PM
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there isn't a 2 speed for the firestorm but i want a 2 speed to, there are some instructions on page 31 but let me know if you find anything about that 2 speed firestorm would be awesome
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:56 PM
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im sorry the instructions to make a 2 speed firestorm are on page 30 good luck
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:20 PM
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Yes that is the servo I was talking about. you up grade to a higher torque servo to get better steering response and when you are driving off road having a stronger servo makes turning easier. I think it is one of the best upgrades you can do for your firestorm.
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:30 PM
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changing the servo is just swaping it out and putting the linkage back on the wires have connectors already so just about 6 srews or so?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:49 PM
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:08 AM
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is there anything like a firestorm but with a 2 speed besides a jato
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:16 AM
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does anybody know where to buy a tuned torque 10 dual exit pipe like the one on page 37 also does someone have detailed instructions on how to get a 2 speed trans in a firestorm (more detailed then the ones on page 30 maybe with pics)
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Old 08-18-2008, 10:26 AM
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A bit of a story. My truck was stuck against a curb yesterday, I ran over to get it free and pushed the antenna down to not poke other pedestrians eyes out. Freed the truck, hit the throttle and it took off full speed, just misses a cement municipal pole heads full speed towards a brick wall.

I wake up, pull the antenna out at the last second, hit the brake and the truck stopped 6 inches from the wall......

I heard people say that when you have a runaway you won't go without a safety device in the future. They are correct. Any recommendations, I saw some in the thread previously but thought I would bring it up again.

Just bought a Savage X 25 on ebay for a project to work on....but I will still keep my firestorm as the main truck. I just want something to drive on grass in the rougher stuff.
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:21 PM
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i hear people say they cant run in the grass and stuff i live in ocala near the woods and it runs all day in high grass and dirt jumps and all
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:36 PM
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Are you driving on lawn or is the grass sporatic? That makes a big difference. My truck bottoms out with 3-4 inch tall lawn and lifts the truck up. I pinned the throttle once when it was engangled in this and burned a spur gear. No more of that for me.
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:38 AM
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what do you guys think about differant tooth spur gears and what are some good street tires
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:01 AM
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I'm back again!After spending two days with my cousins and friends,playing football,basket ball,and guitar,I'm too sore to do anything!I ran my trusty Storm at the track and on the road.This thing is QUICK!I had a screw work it's way out of the hub carrier and lock the front left wheel.I simply screwed it back in and used lock-tite.

After staying behind the scenes for a while,I noticed a lot of guys upgrading their Storms.They're looking good guys!!!Sometimes I feel I should give my Storm to a better home.Someone who will race this thing.I personaly believe my Firestorm is race capable and would like to see it compete.But,alas,I can't take it to races without a drivers lincense.Plus I'm real busy right now and have very little time to run it.So if anyone is interested in buying a racing Storm in the future,be on the look out for a ad...[]It may not happen for a while yet...
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:18 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/hpi-E-FIRESTORM-...QQcmdZViewItem


I want it already, and my firestorm is not even here yet.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:52 PM
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That bumper is cool. I ordered one. I also got a roto starter kit ordered. Get this, I broke the pull start when applying after run oil - on the initial slow 6" pull. The big accomplishment was that I actually got it rewound and it works again, but I always looked at the pull starter as a temporary solution.

A lot of stuff is coming in next week, I will post photos when I get it all together. Its big brother, the savage SS will be here at the end of the week.

Keep the photos coming....
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