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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Looks like its a great truck.
    Wheelies too, i saw in a few videos.
    does the 2 speed fit in it?[&:]

    im seriously gunna consider getting one of these.

    anymore info you guys can give?

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    no 2 speed for it, at least yet....

    replace steering servo, seal motor, tighten all screws, and wait for upgrades....

    I found the truck handles a considerable amount better with the hump pack moved to the front shock tower....

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    Here is a new set of wheels I glued, HPI SS Wheels, Blade in front, holeshot in rear

    There is a slight difference in the offset, hopefully it wont make a big difference


    and my glue job went to crap with the ss wheels, they have holes in the bead channels that I didn't think about, i had glue all over my hands from that.....but the type 5 wheels are awesome

    Oh and the tank lid lever is for my wife, she will have to pit me tomorrow....the things I do
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Truck looks good.
    anyone else have any other info?
    they would like to share.

    i saw it doing wheelies in a video,
    True? =)

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    thanks for the tip on the hump pack I am going to try that out today after I get off work

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    it will wheelie if you crank the slipper all the way down, and have a good tune
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Is it faster then the Mt2?
    or any better?
    i know they have there goods, and bads..

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    the mt2 is 4wd, much easier to control and operate, the firestorm is much faster seeing as it has a 18 instead of a 15 motor, and less weight
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    Is it faster then the Mt2?
    or any better?
    i know they have there goods, and bads..
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    I like the faster idea, haha, yeah it looks like a great truck,
    and it looks durable.
    for a really good price.

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    I have flown it thru the air, and have been very rough with it thus far, and all I broke was the front bulkhead once, I was sliding around on my road just after a rain so the road was slick....I spun around and the front arm hit the edge of my flower box, it only scraped the arm...and I was going pretty fast too...so yes they are very durable.

    I am designing a rear bumper to take place of the battery box, I'll post pics when thats done...
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Hows it on jumping?
    great, cant wait to see pictures of the bumper.

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    i am having trouble with my firestorm. i broke my starting spring. i got that replaced. on about the third pull, it started up. i had to adust my idle speed be cause it wanted to die. the it ran fine for a half a tank and then it died and now it wont start. any help?[]

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-


    ORIGINAL: quadracer_82

    i am having trouble with my firestorm. i broke my starting spring. i got that replaced. on about the third pull, it started up. i had to adust my idle speed be cause it wanted to die. the it ran fine for a half a tank and then it died and now it wont start. any help?[]
    Check the plug, if its ok then set all the needles back to factory, pull the air filter and check the idle screw gap, set it to 1mm or a little under 1/16....

    Did you check the temp once it died, did you make sure the tank lid was sealed (pushed down)...I am very happy with this motor so far, very easy to tune, holds a tune...
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    How is the new 3.0 engine? Is it reliable? Easy to tune? How does it compare to the ease of OS engines?

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-


    ORIGINAL: cnguyen831

    How is the new 3.0 engine? Is it reliable? Easy to tune? How does it compare to the ease of OS engines?
    I am very happy with this motor so far, very easy to tune, holds a tune...

    I have owned 2 O.S. 15 motors and I couldn't get them to hold a steady tune, constantly adjusting something, and we are talking steady 75 degree days...the os 18tm motor I used to have on my revo lasted about 9 gallons but it held a tune rather good....

    Honestly you shouldn't need to replace this motor any time soon, unless you want more POWER....I doubt I will be upgrading this motor before it goes on me, unless I get a hell of a deal, I'm happy.
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Dapro--What kinda Fuel are you running?

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    I have run trinity monster horsepower 30% from the start with this motor, I like it and byrons 30%....
    ORIGINAL: kyle9013

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Ok i know this is probably a common question but Firestorm owners, how do you like your truck?. Is it strong & durable?. Whats it like at the track? how does it handle?. Does it break every 5mins like my mt2 lol. If i had one i would mainly be bashing & racing it every sunday at a bash meeting we have (about 20 guys). I really want one and for the price i cant say no. I would just change the radio gear. Cheers. And people if you have pictures post them up i want to see your firestorms .

    btw i see someone mention a 2speed?. Is this true, would 2 speed be able to fit on the firestorm?.
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    djheptic
    I gatta tell ya, I really like the Firestorm. It handles really good for a RTR and this thing just gets it out of the corners. It's been really durable so far. To my knowledge there is no two speed avalible yet, but the powerband on this motor I don't really see a need for it on the track. Maybe for bashing.
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    yeah 2 speed is not needed on the track i agree. Thanks for the info rdt45. I am thinking of getting one but using my lrp z.18s pro and keep that until it needs a rebuild. Or i might just sell the hpi engine that comes with the truck
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    What type of engine's will fit in the firestorm?

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    RECOMMENDED UPGRADE

    get a set of proline blade tires for the front, man oh man are they responsive, I am in love with these tires...

    ok just had to share the joy...
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    Only had my my fire storm for 5 days, and raced it on Sunday. Man, it rips . Tie rod ends are a bit weak though anyone know of some alternatives?

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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    the new shell for the firestorm looks nice
    (well its a clear shell but i like the paint scheme lol)
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    I am a fan of the Green flame one myself.
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    RE: -=OFFICIAL HPI FIRESTORM THREAD=-

    They have a lime green and a blue body also. Looking foward to getting a couple of clear bodies to paint up. I really didn'y see any need to change the engine, this thing holds a tune great and really rips.
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