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Old 03-16-2008, 05:58 PM
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I have found the flush settings work for me but when you tune it make like 1/16 turns. I have found if I lean it to much it just bogs cuz there is not enough fuel. I have mine leaned like a 1/8 of HSN and LSN, runs about 220 but my slipper cluth was slipping pretty bad need to tighten it up. Man I forgot how fun this thing is
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:37 PM
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Well I have a first for all you guys. Here is the pic, I want you to do the guess's on how it happened...

it really sucks
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:47 PM
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Did your motor mounts just rip off?
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:56 PM
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Well one side did
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:38 PM
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Jebus.

what'd you do?
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:44 PM
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Well I have a first for all you guys. Here is the pic, I want you to do the guess's on how it happened...

it really sucks
Now you have an excuse to get a shiny new O.S TZ.!
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:59 AM
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Well it was a huge bash that destroyed it. I was jumping with a 16' utillity trailer, using the ramps as the jump. It was going about 6' high and as far as 20 out. The last run I wan't going fast enough, turned on its end and motor took a straight shot on the railing of the trailer.

For the new motor I was just going to put in a OEM G3.0. There selling new on ebay for 80 bucks. It was a sturdy, reliable engine so I'm stickin with it.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:15 PM
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I just order 5 hpi r5 glow plugs from ebay for 4.99 each I figure with as fast as I'm burning thru them I may as well have a few extra on hand. I'm currently set the needles back to flush and then I'll start tuning over again and maybe I'll be able to save some plugs. yesterday I was running it around A bit and I broke one of the suspention arms (part#100312) does anyone know of this is available in aluminum. I'm thinking from now on whenever I break something I'll get the aluminum replacement part and after I while the whole car will be much stronger. It will add a little bit on weight but I'm not too concerned about that- I think I getting a OS tz engine!
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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So much for needing the OS engine. All I needed was the right tune. I just came in from doing a bit of tuning and man, this thing absoluty rips. I put everything back to factory flush and just went from there. HSN is about 1/2 to 3/4 turn from flush and the LSN is maybe 1/16 from flush. instant throttle response and nice cloud of smoke through the whole rpm band! If only I could get some traction! I can't wait for my new Moabs to get here!!

BTW has any one ever tried running with an open header? I don't know if it would damage the engine or not but while I was runnig around with it and it slid sideways into the garage and knocked the muffler off olf the header you want to talk about loud! any of you ever do this before?
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:12 PM
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Happened at the track to me.

The pipe actually adds some power/torque, so keep it on .
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:56 PM
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Yeah that happened to me over the park once...

jumped a mound and it popped off! very loud though
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Old 03-17-2008, 05:50 PM
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Yeah, it gets really loud when the manifold comes loose from the engine.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:54 PM
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my little brother has a hpi firestorm and hes beaten it pretty good but now im not sure whats going on with it has a bump start to start it run fine put it on the ground and dies ..... would he need new clutch pads ? or something im not getting whats going on and ive tried adjusting the slipper clutch on it and im not new to rc just haven't played aroun to much with 2wd nitro's im thinkin maybe the pads are done on it due too if i loosen the clutch all the way engine runs fine then if i tighten it a little bit it dies....
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:32 PM
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mine was doing the same thing last friday.

I just used a different glo igniter and it worked, got home, and my normal one worked again...

You idea of the slipper pads is something to look into as well.
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:21 PM
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what is the replacement glow plug for the firestorm? thanks
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:03 AM
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what is the replacement glow plug for the firestorm? thanks
many different one's will work. os #3 plug works well. the mccoy is a good plug to. i like the mccoy plug the best
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:10 AM
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mine was doing the same thing last friday.

I just used a different glo igniter and it worked, got home, and my normal one worked again...
naw that wouldn't cause it... thanks for sugestion though
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Old 03-18-2008, 03:56 AM
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I use an O.S. #8
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Old 03-18-2008, 06:54 AM
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eirk66,check the clutch spring,it could be broken.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:32 AM
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Half way finished modding my Firestorm. All alloy parts, and graphite deck. Just need to polish my bent exhaust and straighten it out (must have hit it on a rock or something)





More pics when I've finished!
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Love that car dude!

where did you get your alloy arms from ? They look the business!

Im going to paint my exhuast red next month...when i get paid

Then add a new shiny black shell on it.... Nice stealth look im feeling
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I just bought new suspention arms for mine yesterday.I asked the LHS about whether or not I could get them in aluminum. he said that they weren't available. where did you get yours and what did they cost? They look great!
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:56 AM
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Make sure you ditch the phillips head screws on those arms. Take them out and put nice cap head screws in. I have the same setup and stripped all the screws.
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Old 03-18-2008, 04:01 PM
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I doubt I'll ever touch the phillip head screws on them.

They are Hot Racing arms which I got from ebay, from a seller called Bizzare Hobbies or something. They cost me $23.79 for each pair (back and front) so $47 altogether.

Thing is with them that at the ends of the rear arms, they are not machined down where the rear axles pass. This means that you have to set your suspension at the back quite slack, otherwise, if the rear suspension is pre-loaded and raised up, the axles touch the arms, locking the rear wheels. I straight away assumed that I would need the Hot Racing Hubs and so bought them. (Seen as though I was ordering to the UK, I decided to buy everything else too, such as the Upper Deck Mount, Brake Lever, Engine Mount etc) The ally hubs were no different so I now have to either drop the rear suspension or machine them myself. Luckily I have put 35wt oil in the front shocks and 40wt in the rear so even though I have dropped the ride height at the back, the suspension feels hard enough to not bottom out. When you replace the arms, front and back camber will be way off, so you'll have to reset the camber. After looking at most pics of Firestorms where the inside of the rear tyres seem to wear first, I decided to make the rear tyres have 0 camber, so they are perfectly flat on the ground, hope to see if this gives more grip!

Another thing I was annoyed about was the 'Hot Racing Front Engine mount', which is not a engine mount at all, but the small cable guide block which fits under the engine, you can't see it and having this part alloy is absolutely pointless! I though I was going to be replacing the stock black engine mounts with silver ally ones but no! I highly recommend that you don't bother buying this part!

Apart from that I am really happy with it, just need to get some paint stripper and sort my exhaust out, then I'll be ready to take it out again!
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Here is a photo of the rear axle and how it has scuffed the arm, if you look at your plastic arms, you will notice that part is cut away for the axle to pass, surely hot racing noticed that?!



Here is the Upper deck mount:



And here is the Dubro Fuel filter I fitted:

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