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Old 01-28-2006, 10:15 PM
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I know this is the truck thread but i thought i would share this with you guys. well i went out into my parking lot to run my lighting vx and i ran about 6 tanks jump the curb into a nice grassy/dirt field area last jump i went pretty fast and my lighting bottom out and sent it flyin about 5 feet high and tumbling too only broke the steering arm good thing i already ordered a new set lol . im gonna convert my lighting to a buggy cool huh just thought id share
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:20 PM
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Its weird some of us can go over a curb but some go over a rock in the road and are wole truck breaks it's all a matter of opioion some like recat trucks some don't i like my truck it's in picies and not in working order but again some are luckyier than others i want to know how warm it is where you ran your truck
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:22 PM
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levid -- what is the weather like in Wa. this time of year?

We are in Alabama and have had ZERO parts breakages, except the body.
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:32 PM
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any where from 35 to 45
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:33 PM
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On the days we have been out running it has been at least 65-70. Maybe that does have something to do with it.
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Old 01-29-2006, 07:04 AM
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he means 35-45 degrees celcius, not farhenheit.
I have had no breakages at all yet going on a bit over 2 weeks of daily use, and the temp is usually between 20-40 deg. cel. My trucks holding up well, its been through a puddle, rolled quite a few times on tarmac going very fast and the only damage is a few scratches on the shell and a few on the chassis.
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:45 AM
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he means 35-45 degrees celcius, not farhenheit.
I have had no breakages at all yet going on a bit over 2 weeks of daily use, and the temp is usually between 20-40 deg. cel. My trucks holding up well, its been through a puddle, rolled quite a few times on tarmac going very fast and the only damage is a few scratches on the shell and a few on the chassis.

I did not take it that way. I would imagine he means Fahrenheit seeing as he is in Washington State and here in the US we still use Fahrenheit for temps.

I am glad to hear that you are having good luck with your truck as well!
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Old 01-29-2006, 12:10 PM
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YA SOME OF US AREN'T SO FORTUNELY GOOD ENOUGH TO LIVE WHERE THERE'S NICE WEATHER ALL DAY BUT DON'T MATTER IT'S STILL COLD IN WASHINGTON STATE EITHER WAY YOU LOOK AT IT
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Old 01-29-2006, 01:47 PM
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i've got the .18ths on sale if you guys are looking for any more or i can get parts too. Thanks.And thats the motor size sorry guys. 4x4
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Old 01-29-2006, 02:07 PM
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Here yah go.. email for any details and can get all parts.. For cheap thanks. http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/ite...807&electric=0
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Old 01-29-2006, 06:54 PM
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I did not take it that way. I would imagine he means Fahrenheit seeing as he is in Washington State and here in the US we still use Fahrenheit for temps.

I am glad to hear that you are having good luck with your truck as well!
oops sorry, i swa WA in his profile and thought western australia

edit: BTW does anyone know how much power the .18 engine in these make, or any other specs of the engine? eg rpm?
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Old 01-29-2006, 08:35 PM
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Hey everyone I am new to rc world and very new to posts. I have a himoto 1/10 truck with a .18 engine i have been reading the post and it has been very helpful my question is i have run about 5 tanks of gas threw my truck it runs pretty good until i go full throttle when i do that the engine dies. i have tried adjusting both needle and low speed adjustments. Right now i can run slow speed and mid throttle, but as soon as i go to full throttle it runs for just a second then dies. like I said before very new to this stuff so any help will be appreciated.
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:03 PM
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well i have been running my redcat the last few days and the warmest it got was 30 f and stuck it in the snow banks many times buried it completly 2-3 times only thing that broke and i dont know if it is a problem i could even blame on the car was going full blast down the street for around 50 yds turned a little to late caught the snowbank hit hard onto ice and broke a a arm and a shock cracked open read many places all have broken a arms i think i just caught it right all on the one tire and snap all done for the day need ally arms broke at the pin where it is its weakest
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:37 PM
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Hey guys!!!!
I got my tuned pipe!! It is the best mod yet!!!!!! One hell of a exhaust note and power gain on mid to high speed. The truck difenately loves the addition.

temp in Texas is about 65 F low, 83 F high right now (day time + during bashing time)

Scott---I'm always haven' fun with my truck even when I ( me being too cocky-- I can take that curb going 30+) break it and have to fix it, it's all in good fun.

I remember someone saying "this hobby is about mistakes and failures, you can't improve without breaking everything and making it better."

In my own words---- run it hard till it breaks and tear it down--fix it--run it hard again!!!
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Old 01-29-2006, 11:55 PM
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I should be able to post some pics in the next couple fo days of the mods I've done.

Chubbysdad----Run out and get the Tsias pipe----E1018K--(www.RCHub.com , is the internet sales site) It gives the truck one heck of a mean tuned exhaust note!!!!!!
The install was cumbersume being my first nitro rc, but it will work. The manifold matches up nicely, and the kit comes with new hardware to hold the pipe in place. At the tip of the pipe is a metal retension rod that bolts to the frame plate with a screw and nut, this rod in the new kit needs to be bent into a angle ( comes staight) to hold the pipe at the right level ( for ground clearence).
Other than that it was pretty straight forward, although there was no instructions with the kit ( I had to wing it--but it still only took about 30-45 min to install---thats me learning as I go!)

Oh-yeah wicked polished finish, it dressed up the truck nicely.

levid---trust me I miss the snow I used to live in Germany---it shure as heck doesn't snow here ( it's more like freezing rain for about 2 hours and then its all gone.
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Old 01-30-2006, 12:04 AM
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if your looking for wheels and tires and don't want to a mess with the glue--check this out http://www.maximizerproducts.com/Wheels.html

I thinking about investing in some of these wheels, reuseable and can change tire combos fairly quickly
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Old 01-30-2006, 09:43 PM
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here is the pics of the new pipe and trimed body (yellow) and untrimed body (blue)

on the stock body I found that duck tapeing the body mount holes and punching them out drasticly prolongs body life this is my 2nd stock body, they look cool, but don't last. The yellow and blue bodies are for the traaxas nitro rustler , all of the mounting holes did not match up so I had to make my own. I also have a body for the traaxas stampede, but have not trimed it to fit the volcano yet.
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Looks great Jcam. HOw is the sound? that much better. I didn't see that much of a difference with the traxxis pipe either with sound or performance.
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It sounds more high pitched--wind up of rpms-- it really makes you want to romp the on the gas. I looked at the Traaxas pipe and thought this one looked better, and RC Car Action mag said some good things about the Tsias sets so I took a swing at the $55.00 set(with all mounting hardwhare and manifold & manifold gasket),
plus I liked the chrome/ polished finish more than the blue on the Traaxas set.
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Old 01-30-2006, 10:28 PM
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It almost sounded like a Savage 25 with the star motor and aftermarket pipe I saw last week at my lhs--mine sounds a little weaker than the big block Savage but it is close!!!!
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hey jcam54 what kind of radio is that you are using for the volcano i saw it in one of the pics
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I got the 1/8 buggy and the 1/8 truck. The truck center diff is locked up front to rear with no adjustment. The buggy has a set screw that allows me to choose between locked up and slippin between front and rear. Can anyone tell me about this? Name for center diff locked up without adjustment? Name for center diff with adustment screw? Slipper vs. ?
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Also, can I use the pipe off my OS 21 on my Infinity 21 or 27?
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:43 AM
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Harper or Chub's dad, I'm lookin to you guys. Or EnTity.
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Old 01-31-2006, 02:46 AM
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Maybe he meant Kelvin!? Can you help me with center diff question below?
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