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Old 12-23-2011, 11:51 AM
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Iwas looking for some info on swapping out my two speed for a single speed tranny for my tornado s30. has anyone done this, what in all has to be converted?
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:39 AM
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just swap it for a 05126 or a 02126 and a single speed clutch bell.
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thanks ehroof, i magically found the little "searchposts" box up there so i have been reading up on the swap. Anyhow one guy was talking about a clutch bell upgrade when doing the swap, but the links are dead
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you will need a single speed clutch bell, 13 to 15 tooth, hpi bells will work.
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just swap it for a 05126 or a 02126 and a single speed clutch bell.
ehroof, I'm having the same problem, I read your earlier posts in the Tornado thread but the problem I'm having is I want to replace the two speed with a single speed like in the Shockwave. The problem is I want to lower the gearing like the Volcano so I can run bigger tires on the Tornado.

I can't seem to find a larger spur from Redcat that will fit the Shockwave tranny. Also HPI doesn't have any threaded two speed pinnions any smaller than 15T. I know I could put the Volcano tranny in the Tornado and just put a single speed clutch on, but I was trying to avoid the Volcano tranny due to it's numerous gears, this only adds torque loss and self destruction to the equation. I also investigated just trying to find a larger spur for the first gear of the Tornado tranny since right now I just run it in first anyway, but have not been able to find that either. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Ipicked up the volcano single gear upgrade transmission and 13t bell kit from allaboutfunhobbies.com



http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/...roducts_id/149

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Default RE: single speed swap on a tornado

It's pretty easy. I swapped my single speed in my Shockwave for a two speed..... switching it back to a single. I find that the two speed didn't have enough torgue for my liking. It had speed out on a hard surface like a large parking lot, but not enough torque to get dirty in the grass and gravel.
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Ipicked up the volcano single gear upgrade transmission and 13t bell kit from allaboutfunhobbies.com



http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/...roducts_id/149

I'm wondering what tooth spur is in that tranny. Do you think they just gave you the 44T Shockwave tranny with a 13T clutch bell? I think with buggy tires that would work fine but I'm trying to run bigger tires so I need the lower gearing from the Volcano, but I want the setup you posted. Ideally a 49T-52T spur with a 13T clutch bell would be perfect!
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i dont know what the spur is, but when i get it i will let ya know
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its a 13 tooth clutch bell, 05126 or 02126 trans.
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