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Old 01-12-2007, 01:25 PM
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Horizon has it in stock.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:50 PM
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is this engine a 3.0cc

and how fast is it
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:10 PM
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Just received my firestorm last friday, Swapped out the radio gear for spektrum. I had to take the top plate off to move the steering servo horn over a few splines and noticed plastic bushings in the steering bellcranks. I replaced these with 3mmx6mmx2.5mm metal sheilded bearings ($12). I had a chance to run a few tanks today, and must admit this is the frist RTR that cranked up on the 2nd pull of the starter! My jaw dropped seeing how easy this was......I knew this truck would be good after that happened.
At first I thought the stock springs were too soft, but after cutting a few tight corners with some speed, she did not even think of rolling over, and thats on grass! I am very impressed with its turning and handling abilities. I have yet to jump it, but will do so next time.
The engine is very fast, is pretty quiet, and has no dead spots. it will easily light up the rear tires and seems like is has vertually unlimited top end. I'm pleased with the layout, that resembles the GT2 by almost 95%, sure there are a few small changes, but the suspension arms shock towers look like associated. I guess if you want to make a winner you need to copy the best.
Overall Im very happy with the truck, I was considering a GT2 even after this arrived, but now no way! This will do nicely! I love how you can tune the gear diff with oils like the big 1/8ths, and being able to buy HPI rims that will fit front or rear of the truck, I cant tell you how many times I went to the LHS to buy new tires/rims for my T4 and they were either out of front rims, or rears rims.
I'd put his RTR against any RTR on the market right now.........A+ HPI!
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:33 PM
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[&o] with your post, im split between firestorm and rs4 mt2......
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Old 01-13-2007, 07:39 PM
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if your gonna race get the firestorm. just bashing the mt2 is pretty much indestructable
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Old 01-13-2007, 09:34 PM
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i am equally impressed with the eazy starting but usually do the starter box thing and was wondering if anyone knows of a nps backplate for this engine? i just got new alignment pins for my box and will be setting it up in a few days.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:46 PM
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anybody got pics yet?
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Old 01-13-2007, 11:23 PM
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sorry R_man_5k i havnt got any yet cant seem to get to the track with a camera and someone to use it at the same time.
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Old 01-14-2007, 01:28 PM
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I am going to post a video of mine... it's on the fourth tank and it is about tuned [8D] i love this thing! I will do the video when the rain stops!!! And it's suppossed to start sleeting! IN TEXAS ha[X(]
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Old 01-14-2007, 06:02 PM
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standup you must be getting some of the crappy weather we're gettin in se kansas. ours has turned to sleet, ice, snow, and now freezing rain. oops sorry off topic anyway hope you get that vid for others to see cuz i think they will be impressed.
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:52 AM
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I need one of these to whoop on the XXX-NT's and GT2's at my track. Hopefully in May.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:25 AM
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yeah except we haven't got freezing rain just yet [X(] but has anyone seen this video >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO7IP_p9ilY <<??? Is that just a custom body? Do you think any mods? [sm=stupid.gif]
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Old 01-16-2007, 01:38 AM
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Here is another great place to buy the firestorm, they have free shipping and since i live in illinois they was no sales tax. delivered to my door for $234.95
http://www.ultimatehobbies.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=HPI10510!1007&csurl=%2Fistar%2Easp%3Fa%3D29%26search%3Dfirestorm *%26view%3Dfirestorm%26submit%2Ex%3D8%26submit%2Ey %3D8%26
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Old 01-16-2007, 07:58 PM
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well today was a read snow day... in texas [X(] but i wanted to drive the firestorm so i drove a little in the foreign substance... oh yeah with some really vulgar/obscene music that does not correlate with the video at all haha... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R3YJLs8cTk
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:14 PM
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Nice song.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:56 PM
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haha thanks hahaha i don't know why i put that in theree[sm=confused.gif]
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Old 01-16-2007, 09:46 PM
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so my post with a link of the video of my firestorm in the snow today got deleted by RCKEN....the song has a slang for the term "mammary glands"....haha hmmmmm ah well....
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Old 01-16-2007, 11:01 PM
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haha and my buddy ken keeeeps deleting my posts............sweeeeet =)
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:35 AM
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hey standup do you think that could be a rush body with the front trimmed.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:50 AM
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I was looking at getting the MT2 RTR but i called HPI and they told me not to get it to get the Firestorm. I was shocked when they talked bad aobut their own product, so i think i may go with the firestorm. If the company that makes it tells you not to buy it, you shouldnt buy it.
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Old 01-17-2007, 12:51 AM
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yeah that's what it looks like.... here is my firestorm in the snow messing around..... in texas[X(] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O69p4MfGCw
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:48 AM
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im thinking snow tires or very small tire chains lol.if the weather does not improve fun vide
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:28 PM
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haha yeah it's all melting today =/ does anyone have pics of theirs??
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:38 PM
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does anyone have a firestorm in the world besides me!? ha
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Old 01-17-2007, 05:16 PM
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i might get one if it comes in a kit version
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