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Old 05-22-2009, 04:53 PM
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My brother did the same thing mid battery and lowered it. It still does it though. he also had to put a mg servo for steering because he has stripped 3 gear sets on the stock one. I checked it doesn't bind. Weird?
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Old 05-22-2009, 05:52 PM
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Well i just ordered a new diff and clutch. I put the TRX back on today and started tuning. The weather outside was perfect and I had such a good tune. The low end power was so snappy and it just took off. I was getting wheelies and good response. I had the radar gun out and was getting 45mph but it wouldnt shift into 2nd so damn thats all I could get outta it but not bad for 1st gear. Now I know 4 sure its not my tuning holding it back from shifting into 2nd gear. Its just my tranny is just about 2 go. I also did something crazy 2 while driving around. I have the jaco foams in the rear and I was just tearing up a little and all of a sudden the car just stopped and I could rev the hell outta it but it didnt go anywhere. I thought I blew my tranny. After getting it back inside I realized I some how stripped the inside of the wheel so one side was just spinnig freely. Im not sure if youn know what im talking about but you know the small black hexogon shaped thing that the wheel goes over 2 spin the wheel? Well that thing kinda stripped but I can still use it. The inside of the wheel however stripped so that was why the car wouldnt drive
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:28 PM
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Ajk do you happen to have a little play with the Jaco wheels. I know I did and I actually used a shock piston on both sides as a spacer to make sure the rear tires stayed on tight. I will try to post a pic of it. If you check out the Show Off Your ST thread the very 1st post is my Jato and you may be able to see what im talking about.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:26 AM
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No  I put some washers on 2 make everything tight so it wasnt bad. Im not sure why it happened.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:50 PM
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Man you guys gotta check out this video I found. Poor kid



http://www.break.com/index/little-ki...ng-rc-car.html







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Old 05-24-2009, 08:08 AM
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its a wonder he did not get hurt real bad.
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Old 05-24-2009, 09:37 AM
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Oh man that was crazy. Thats why I dont like when little kids start comming around while messing with my cars. I have had kids jump out in front of the Jato after I tell them its not a toy and they can get hurt. But some kids just dont listen.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:34 AM
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well my brakes failed today but i know why ,the brake adapter melted, the steel rotar got 2 hot, ordered the 12 mm hard steel adapter , i never thouhgt it would melt.
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Old 05-25-2009, 06:21 PM
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hey guys what do you think about odonnells 20 % nitro
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:16 PM
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I have never used it but I heard great things about it and was actually looking 2 get some 30% but my hobby shop doesnt sell it. Its a pain ordering online so............ Im bout 2 move and I hope the nearest hobby shop by my new apartment will have more options then my current one.
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well my brakes failed today but i know why ,the brake adapter melted, the steel rotar got 2 hot, ordered the 12 mm hard steel adapter , i never thouhgt it would melt.
Get the adapter from Hobbyetc.com. It will never melt again lol. Had that happen to mines also once.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:40 PM
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I was wondering what a good steering servo is for off road bashing. I already stripped my stock one and am on another used one. I have Proline 30 series wheels with badlands on them. Here are some pics
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hey guys what do you think about odonnells 20 % nitro
I have never used it either but I have heard good things as well. I have actually had the best luck with Bluethunder 30% and now Maxy's 30%.
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well i use odonnell i make a special mix half 20% and half 30% that makes a 25% and it really rips odonells and byrons are the only fuels i use
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thanks or the replies going with odonnels 20%
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Old 05-26-2009, 10:10 PM
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I was wondering if their is a good upgrade for the top link of the front suspension, I broke both rods tonight and they seem pretty cheap.
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I was wondering if their is a good upgrade for the top link of the front suspension, I broke both rods tonight and they seem pretty cheap.
You should try Lunford. They make some very strong turnbuckles and links. As far as your servo question. I use affordable Futaba S3003 servos. They are cheap and they work great. Also AE servos are very good as well.
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Old 05-27-2009, 08:03 AM
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Oops. Its Lunsford. Sorry left out the s.
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How do those servos hold up. they are really cheap. I only drive off road and bash with my jato.
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They are cheap but they hold up great! I used them in my RC10GT then when the Traxxas stearing servo broke I took the servos out of my GT and put them in my Jato. They are about 6yrs old lol and still going strong. I my Jato on and off road as well.
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anyone supercharge the jato 3.3 yet and if so.....what was the result and recommendations. thanks guys
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:34 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4yTADlRuF0
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Check out these 2 videos. They should help aanswer your question about supercharging. It goes into good detail.
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if the glow wire doesn't work on my trx 3.3 EZStart then could i just use an ordinary glow starter?

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Yeah thats what I do cuz my wire didnt work any more and I went crazy trying 2 get it started and finally just got a glow starter and it started right up. Thats what I use all the time now and still use the ez-start 2 crank the motor. Works fine.
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