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Old 04-24-2009, 10:24 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the best oil weight to use in my shocks? It's time to replace it. Thanks
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:11 PM
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i am new to the whole nitro car thing i know wabout real cars so its kinda crazy that i am tripping over a rc but i loved driving my friends so i went out and got a lightning.. i was wondering since my car was readt-to0use should i still try to mess wit the clutch bell and spur gear. and exactly how much play to give the gear mesh. and how important is it to loctite the grub screw cuz i couldnt get it out to save my life. thanks for any help
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Old 05-20-2009, 03:39 PM
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where u get the body from.. im kinda new to the nitro cars to so i might need a lil help on everything
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:52 AM
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Ya go over the car and make sure all the metal to metal screws are lock-tited, and just make sure there is a tiny amount of play. You want just a little so they dont rub, but not too loose. You get better as you do it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:05 AM
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thanks ill be sure to do that tomorrow. so they should touch but not scrubor anything like that.. and use the blue loctite even on the tranny and all the other screws
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:29 AM
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Ya, any screw touching metal use lock-tite. Well thats what i do, i just eyeball it till i ithink its good. But at first i would take a piece of paper and put it between the gears, then push them together (not too hard), and then tighten. That was usually good but it wasnt fool proof. I used that till i learned to eyeball it.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:17 PM
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thanks yall make it seem sooo simple but i guess it is if u just do it.  do u have pics of your car. i want a nice body for my like a camaro or old challenger or cuda some old american muscle no ford i hate ford.. but ill try what u said.. thanks
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:38 PM
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Well i actually dont have a lightning, but i got the truck version. I have a 72 chevy pickup body for it that i still need to paint. But i dont wanna mess it up since i gotta make it 2 tone, to look like my truck. Ya im a big chevy guy, but i do love other old muscle cars. I just went to this guys house today to get my air conditioner fixed and he has a older mustang with a 426 chevy motor in it, runnin 8.6. He put a chevy logo over the ford logo haha. That thing was sweet, even though its a ford.
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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I am thinking about getting the lightning but I also am thinking about getting the ofna CD3 because they are both in the same price range. Which do you guy s think is better.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:11 PM
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Personally i love the redcats, ill always own them as long as im into rc's, which will be forever haha. They are cheap and parts are super super cheap. And they are really durable too. Not to mention quick as hell.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:13 PM
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man man man.. where do i begin.. i blew my motor up in my lightning.. i was thinking bout using thewarrantyto upgrade to the vx 18 but i want to get that vx 21 from ebay.. i wonder how much faster would it make my car and if i should upgrade anything else at the same time
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:10 PM
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i dont think it would work to put a 21 size motor in it. the sh 18 motor form what ive heard is great. also with the 21 you would spend more time fixing than running
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Hey All - I could really use some help.  My lightning keeps pulling tot he left when on the throttle....not just light on the throttle....I am heavy on it.  The alignment is great, when i coast, it goes perfectly straight....but gassing, it seems like torque is pulling it to the left.  I talked to the guy at Redcat...as they are 5 mins from where I work, and he said that is because of the car's drive system, and it will do this...and that is why cars like the Traxxas 4tec are belt driven to avoid this problem...is this true....I will take any help, hints, mods, or ideas.

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Old 06-05-2009, 05:08 PM
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i put the vx.18 in my lightning and dang if it isn't a land rocket. i smoked off the tires in one session. so the .21 would just be stupid in the Lightning if you ask me. go for the vx.18 and get the tuned pipe with the round header (ie, the not stock ones). the car runs alot better with those on it
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:55 AM
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Hey guys, I just bought a Lightning out of the Buy & Sell here and am starting to wonder where I will be able to drive it. I was thinking the street and parking lots, but then I saw it has 4 mm of ground clearance. Do you guys have to sweep before runs?
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:50 AM
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I take mine out in the street in front of my house all the time and race cars(the big ones).  You don't need to sweep.  Take her out and have fun.
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Awesome, I am glad to hear that. Thanks!
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I take mine out in the street in front of my house all the time and race cars(the big ones). You don't need to sweep. Take her out and have fun.
Gotta be careful though... some of the drivers of those big ones like to try to catch and crush the little car but hey, that's how you turn an RTR into a kit!

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Ya just drive it wherever, worst case cenario you hit a rock and it goes over it haha

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Could anyone tell me what the difference between the VX and the STR is?
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:11 AM
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I got a Lightning STR out of the B&S here, got the first two tanks of the break in through, and checking everything before the next run I noticed that the mesh was off, barely catching actually. It doesn't look like the engine moved, but it must have. Is there a good way to set the mesh on these? I had a really hard time feeding paper in to it the first time because you can't actually see where they mesh.

Also, total on road newb question: Do you use pins above and below the body to set the height? That is what I did, but I don't know if that is right.
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Old 06-30-2009, 04:55 PM
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just to update in case anyone else has problems setting the mesh, it is really easy to get to if you remove the top plate.
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:35 PM
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yeah you set the body on pins..then pin it down...hence why 8 pins..lol...
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:43 PM
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I got mine from the B&S forum here, unused, but no box. It was missing some of the things that should have come with it, one of those things was body pins, so I had no idea how many it was supposed to come with. I did see a picture where someone had what looked to be like fuel line stretched over the posts, wasn't sure if that is what I should be doing. The pins already seem to be scratching the paint from under the body. Sorry if it was a dumb question.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:22 PM
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oh no...didnt mean it that way....u could use fuel line if it is scrathing the paint..or put the just put some tape over the bottom pin
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