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Old 12-09-2006, 01:21 PM
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I'm new to the redcat racing cars i have the tornado xp i want bigger wheels cause the factory only lasted like a month on the car i will try the stx setup looks pretty cool also am having problems with the finger clutch "big surprize huh" but also what size wheels will fit i saw some from hpi but im not sure if they will fit
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:46 PM
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I'd be reluctant to go with bigger wheels because these things are already geared too high, even in low gear. Bigger wheels would only make it less responsive off the line.

Question on the pull starter: when I pull the cord it only grabs for about one engine revolution, then the rest of the pull seems disengaged. Anyone else have this problem? What's the cause?
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:45 PM
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owb one way bearing might be going bad
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:54 PM
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your one way bearing is wore out you can either take your pull start off and clean it and see if it grabs then if it dont grab after you clean it than you need a new one way bearing
here is the one way bearing that fits
http://www.rchover.com/inc/sdetail/44762.
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:21 PM
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Well, I think I'm reaching a decision point on this car. Last weekend we took it out and had a blast climbing and jumping it over the big mound of snow in the middle of our court. Lots of flips and crashes and so on. But despite mostly landing in snow, a lot of things got tore up. I have so much to replace I'm not sure it's worth it any more.

- the rear shockproof mount bent in a whole bunch, busting off the wing mount (I see stronger ones are now available)
- a rear dog bone busted (possibly because of the bad angles introduced from the bent shockproof mount)
- I still need a 2-speed transfer case
- starter needs work
- I can't keep clutch springs in it. I've put three springs in it in the last couple weeks and each one lasts barely a couple minutes. I've tried two different name brand springs too. The LHS guy said the clutch shoes aren't in that bad of shape so I don't know why.

Maybe it's better to buy a used Traxxas or Mugen, something that'll stand up to moderate punishment better than this car.



edit: just went to Top Speed Toys website, and they don't carry spare parts anymore?
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:03 PM
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check clermontmotorsports.com or go to allaboutfunhobbies.com they bought topspeedtoys spare parts inventory
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:42 PM
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When you put your springs on are u making sure u don't put the clasp where the 2 shoes come together? That might be breaking your springs so easily. I have the traxxas 4146x and it has been workin fine. No breaks. I have even takin it off and put on another pair of clutch shoes.
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Old 12-15-2006, 10:47 PM
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Well, I think I'm reaching a decision point on this car. Last weekend we took it out and had a blast climbing and jumping it over the big mound of snow in the middle of our court. Lots of flips and crashes and so on. But despite mostly landing in snow, a lot of things got tore up. I have so much to replace I'm not sure it's worth it any more.

- the rear shockproof mount bent in a whole bunch, busting off the wing mount (I see stronger ones are now available)
- a rear dog bone busted (possibly because of the bad angles introduced from the bent shockproof mount)
- I still need a 2-speed transfer case
- starter needs work
- I can't keep clutch springs in it. I've put three springs in it in the last couple weeks and each one lasts barely a couple minutes. I've tried two different name brand springs too. The LHS guy said the clutch shoes aren't in that bad of shape so I don't know why.

Maybe it's better to buy a used Traxxas or Mugen, something that'll stand up to moderate punishment better than this car.




edit: just went to Top Speed Toys website, and they don't carry spare parts anymore?
make sure you use the traxxas 4146x spring and keep the loop on the shoe not where it opens. i have it in all 3 of my redcats and they have been fine. also make sure you twist the ends on the spring together in oposite directions. clermontmotorsports.com is very reasonable on parts and he is getting a large order in any day.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:30 AM
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I was careful to keep the spring hooks in the middle of the shoe. I can't recall which ones I bought but I'll write down that Traxxas number and see if I can get that exact one.

I checked out Clermont but they don't have many spares listed on their website. Plus they don't ship to Canada. Topspeedtoys was great, they were fast and great prices, it's too bad they quit the business. I would have thought that as more of these buggies got on the streets that there'd be more support, not less.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:51 AM
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U could also try this spring it is alot cheaper than the Traxxas. The MIP spring is the replacement spring for the Traxxas. Here is a link for u.[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXUR89&P=7]MIP spring[/link] I like the traxxas spring alot. The only thing is it is around 15 bucks and yu can't use the clutch that comes with it. I have not tried the MIP spring but a lot of people have.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:17 AM
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$15 for the traxxas spring i pay about $7 at my lhs.
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:43 PM
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Your right my bad, 7 bucks is about right I was thinkin of the hpi A885 racing clutch. Thanks for the correction.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:23 PM
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When i first started my car today i could start it and put it on the ground and drive it but if i let go of the gas it would die and i tried different tuning's and know it still does the same thing but it dies sooner. Does anybody know what is going on.

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Old 12-22-2006, 08:28 PM
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clutch spring or maybe you have to raise your idle
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:33 PM
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is it doing it when you give it gas to take off or why it is idling
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Old 12-22-2006, 10:55 PM
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I recently just placed an order for a Tornado BB and I am a little concerned on what to expect since this will be my first nitro buggy. Should I go ahead and plan on getting the HPI clutchbell and a spring. Is there anything else that I need to worry about going out on me in a very short amount of time. I am really hoping for this car to last since I will try to not pound on it too bad at first. I am not looking to really modify it to increase performance yet! I have been doing a little reading on here for a while and I most say that ya'll are some very helpful people.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:00 PM
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get the clutch bell and clutch spring for sure, that should take care of it to make reliable. check out the sticky with the cluch bells and clutch spring, you want the 2 speed clutch bell.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:02 PM
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With those three parts I would be set? How long do you think they stock ones will last? I would like to have a little fun with it before I need to start taking it apart.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:09 PM
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alot of people strip their gears on their first couple of tanks and some poeple last a while, i would suggest changing them before you start it.
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Old 12-22-2006, 11:18 PM
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Thanks for the help. Would I be better off ordering these parts online or going to down to my local shop and trying to pick them up there.
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if you can get them from your local shop you can save shipping.
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Old 12-23-2006, 10:23 AM
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It also seems that the stock clutch burns up springs. How long can I expect these stock pieces to last. Is it worth the money to replace the clutch after I go through my first spring.
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Old 12-23-2006, 12:45 PM
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i think it is just the clutch spring itself it aint the clutch that causes it to break the clutch spring is junk but i would replace the clutchbell and spring before even starting it
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:16 PM
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Sounds good. I will go check the shop on tuesday. I hope they are open by then.
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Hello I own a tornado XL and I am just in the process of trying to break it in... I am really new and I am the manual is not very clear on how to break it in.... I dont want to break it and I really need help to get this baby up and running.... I have tried to break it in - just used one tank and it really isnt working......Any help would be very , very ,very much appreciated......Thanks!!!
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