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Old 07-31-2006, 09:05 PM
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befor a got my new radio my old one way tweaken so i ran my truck threw a puddle that was just shallow enough to miss the air cleaner, thinking that it would finish off the old servos, they worked fine after that lol, i wouldent recomed doing that but it actualy didnt seem to affect them. iv got my whole new radio system now but thoes old servos still work
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Old 08-01-2006, 12:09 PM
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Just remember to keep the water out of your air filter/carb,water ruins engines the quickest.
So If you run it through a puddle stop and make sure your engine didn't suck in any unwanted fluids.

What I've done to take care of that is to open the servo and put a nice big glob of synthetic bearing grease in the servo gear area, just pack it completely full.
That way it will be able to keep the water out.
I haven't totally submerged them to test this out but as far as running in mud and wet conditions they work fine.

I have ran my truck through a deep mud puddle on accident and everything has survived but needed to clean the filter afterwords.

Hope this helps you out.......[sm=thumbup.gif]
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and a little shot of wd-40 never hurts.. you know what wd stands for???
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or if you want to protect them you can use a balloon or condoms and zip tie em off.. trust me works great.
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and a little shot of wd-40 never hurts.. you know what wd stands for???
Water Displacement!!!

What do I win?

And uh yeah, I've "Accidently" run my buggy through some big old puddles that just happened to get in the way. Not a problem.

Although there was this one time when I was at the beach and the ocean swallowed the thing up. Stupid waves... Servo's stopped working then. But after a little airdrying everything was up and running.
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Folks... is there a good link for the subject suspension ?? how to get the best of it .... best position... what should change depending on the track ... stuff like that ! something that can help me out with jumps and to prevent flip overs in curves..

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Here you go man

http://users.pandora.be/elvo/

That site is about as in depth as you'll ever need.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:40 PM
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Oh also found this:

http://www.monster****rum.com/articles/tips.html

Scroll to the bottom of the page. It's a little easier to read than that last page.
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thanks guys i'm going to do both grease and rubber. i don't like to drive in wet conditions but my bro and i only get to drive are trucks like 4 times a month so when we get to the track we don't care much about the conditions, we just ride out[8D] i'm sure all you guy's can relate
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whats the actual speed of volcano sv?
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i would say 35 mph. give me an buzz if you want a deal on any of the rtr machines
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I have had mine clocked at 41 mph.
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anyone know what it means when you push your truck along (like roll it with your hand on the ground) and it rolls freely for about 6 inches and then stops, the tires lock up, then you roll it backwards a couple of inches and then foward again and it rolls freely and then locks up again sometimes it rolls freely for 3 inches sometimes it will roll for 8 inches before locking up again is this the rear diff has this ever happend to anyone out there???[sm=confused.gif]
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Once there was a tiny litle rock stuck on one of the gears.... so the truck would move just a litle till the rock would jam the whole thing. Check the central diferential ...

I hope it helps you
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How does you spur gear look? Are the brakes dragging? When the wheels bind is it the fronts or rears? When it binds pick up the truck and rotate 1 front wheel. Is it free? Try the rear. Narrow the source of the binding to one spot and tear it apart! It could be a small piece of stone in the teeth of the spur gear.
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thanx guys i have been lucky with my truck so far, so far all i have done to it is change the glo plug and tune it. my bro on the other hand has gone through two steering arms and a pull start. and it was running fine last weekend when we raced our trucks at the track, and it's not the brakes because i tested them and there not what's stopping it. think i'm gonna just take the gears apart and look for a pebble like bananaboat said.could it be the tranny?
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well the obvious is the spur and pinions.. check those.. then you have possible clutch issues or diff issues..
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New T-MAXX shocks arived !!! :-) they look nice !!! now I need some help again... I was able to figure a way to fix the lower part on the arms... but I need some good idea to fix them on the towers. The screw is too short .... so they get crooked ! Did you have to make any mods to make them fit your truck ?? any good ideas ??? :-)

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yes bannanaboat the T-Maxx shocks will work just fine on the volcano,
On my volcano I have team losi xxxt shocks that work very well.
similar to these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/team-losi-xxx-t-...QQcmdZViewItem

You thinking about upgrading?
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are the screws the same size?
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the stock shocks use Ball Joint to fix the shock to the tower... this set of shocks came with screws so I can't fix them like the stock ones...
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Heres the post about the screw mod diti did for the t maxx shocks:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=4272002

If you need to get ahold of diti pm:
http://www.rcuniverse.com/community/...1&memid=243460

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Hey, Would anyone know a good street tire for the Volcano SV Pro, and possibly maybe a sweet rim that would fit on there also?


Also, What might be the advantages or disadvantages to changing the oil in the shocks (not even sure whats in there now). I guess my question really is how would i get a more stiff ride, The problem i have is that when its not on the pave I run on a gravel road with some larger rocks and when i get going at a little higher speed the truck is very unstable it bounces back and forth from Left to right and when i start to get to near throttle i usually lose contol and spin out. So what might i try to get it to run more in control so i can top it off in the country.!.!
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if you go with a thicker oil 40 or 50 weight and maybe even change out thespring to a stiffer one. Or just plain upgrade the shocks...
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Did you use the 8 black shock clips that came with your truck?
You can also position the shocks lower on the front and rear towers too.
(stock position is #1 in pic #2 for stiffer ride)
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the problem is not with cat. it's those instructions from china. thats the problem.. maybe an added sheet should be used to tell customers whats not clear.. Like i did over three months ago.
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