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    traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    hello i recently upgraded my nitro rustler to the dynamite mach 2. i have a redcat shockwave and redcat lightning had problems with the vx 16 on both partially my fault didnt do a proper break in but my question is there any way to fit my traxxas 2.5r into the shockwave the mounts fit exhaust fits but the clutch bell doesnt reach the gears. is there some kind of clutch nut adapter or extended clutchbell to reach the spur gear any help would be appreciated thanks in advance

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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    Don't do that, traxxas engines are underpowered I have a 2.5, and 3.3, there are better options out there. The traxxas engines are a RTR engine, They built them to be "idiot proof"  so they are harder to blow up, look into a better brand.
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    traxxas 2.5r and 3.3 are powerful engines for thier displacements, the 2.5(.15) and 3.3(.20) easily make a tmaxx wheelie, to install in your shockwave or lightning depends on what crank you have, they made them with 2 different cranks, one is threaded)(multishaft) and the other has the end with a screw ready to go(ips). They make an adapter for them to fit different applications, sounds like you have the threaded crank, you will need an adapter
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    Iwould like to learn more about adapters , can you help. Isee if I want to swap the SH28 into the Aftershock 3.5 Iwill need a 3 shoe clutch assembly 83003 (on backorder) but what about other engines ? Are Redcat parts interchangeable with other makes? Is there an industry standard? Isee different flywheels with different dimensions listed at SH but they are sketchy on details.
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    You need the 2.5 or 3.3 with a multi shaft. It won't work other wise.
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    most .21 and .28 use a 3 shoe clutch system, most any brand setup will work, hpi savage, etc.....
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave


    ORIGINAL: AllAboutFunHobbies

    You need the 2.5 or 3.3 with a multi shaft. It won't work other wise.

    Wade, it should work, he would just need to get a different flywheel, flywheel nut, shoes and spring. I am not sure if the bearings would be the same.
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    thanks for all the input guys. do you know what adapter would work ? also upon closer inspection the shafts are the same lengths it just there is some kind of spacer on the redcat engine that makes the fly wheel extend a few mm's but it doesnt fit on the traxxas shaft, i was thinking about drilling it out to fit the shaft and then put the fly wheel on cause every thing else fits bearings clutch and clutch bell , or do you think the ofna 10099 shim kit would work ? i'm just trying to save money by not having to buy a new engine and let the 2.5 just sit around collecting dust it only got about 2 quarts in it. thanks again in advance

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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave

    Hate to argue with you, but traxxas engines arent that powerful compared to other engines in the same class. Wheeling can be done by changing gearing,  Traxxas engines also have that "bog" when you take off, I'm not knocking traxxas, i have a tmaxx with a 3.3 and I love it, But dynamite, ofna, os, and many other engines rip Trx engines a new one when installed in a tmaxx ( i used to work at a hobby store and everyone had tmaxx's and mine with the 3.3 was the slowest)
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave


    ORIGINAL: masterhacker1989

    Hate to argue with you, but traxxas engines arent that powerful compared to other engines in the same class. Wheeling can be done by changing gearing,* Traxxas engines also have that ''bog'' when you take off, I'm not knocking traxxas, i have a tmaxx with a 3.3 and I love it, But dynamite, ofna, os, and many other engines rip Trx engines a new one when installed in a tmaxx ( i used to work at a hobby store and everyone had tmaxx's and mine with the 3.3 was the slowest)
    No arguing bro, for the price a 2.5 or 3.3 is probably the best bang for the buck, if you want to pay $300 you can get an os .21tm, its a fit, has a small block case with a big block displacement, just like the 3.3... you can get an os .18 tz thats a power house and should fit but you looking at close to $200 for it. I have a few 3.3's in a few different traxxas products and havent ran into a bog when i take off.

    You can also put a big block into it but it will take some work, you will have to drill the chassis out for the big block mounts. He was asking if it will fit in his shockwave or lightning and it will with no modification.
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    RE: traxxas engine in redcat shockwave


    ORIGINAL: rey745

    thanks for all the input guys. do you know what adapter would work ? also upon closer inspection the shafts are the same lengths it just there is some kind of spacer on the redcat engine that makes the fly wheel extend a few mm's but it doesnt fit on the traxxas shaft, i was thinking about drilling it out to fit the shaft and then put the fly wheel on cause every thing else fits bearings clutch and clutch bell , or do you think the ofna 10099 shim kit would work ?* i'm just trying to save money by not having to buy a new engine and let the 2.5 just sit around collecting dust it only got about 2 quarts in it. thanks again in advance

    You need a spacer without the notches on it, same like on the sh.18 engine. The vx uses a spacer with a notch since it doesnt use a flywheel collet.
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