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Old 06-20-2007, 01:44 PM
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The clutch bell was the problem and redcat has changed the clutch bells to a new steel upgraded one and the spring so the truck should be fine now, if not, it will cost $15 to get a new clutch bell. I was the one who originally started this whole gear stripping issue but belive me, upgrade the clutch bell if redcat hasnt already and you will be fine, just check the screws on the engine and mount to make sure they are tight before you run, thats normal for any rtr nitro.
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:13 PM
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Ok guys, I just talked to the Big Kahoona at Redcat Racing,

1. ALL single speeds come with a steel cluch bell installed.

2. ALL 2 speed redcats come with a 2 speed steel clutch bell included, not installed at no extra charge.
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:46 PM
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Redcat is selling them on the site. Partno 02023S. Just got mine.. I'll load them up and let you know. I hope they're strong.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:52 PM
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I wasnt going to get the Volcano but now I am. With the clutch bell upgrade I feel better about it now..Thanks everyone..
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:10 PM
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yo!! i have had my tornado xl (single speed) for about a year now and i havent had any trouble with the spur gear.
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:02 AM
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brand new car ran for 3 minutes breaking it in and mine are already striped... i am so pissed right now
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Old 06-21-2007, 11:06 AM
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MY GEARS GONE TOO. 1ST TIME SINCE I BOUGHT THE CAR (BOUT 4 MONTHS AGO) BUT IM GONA BE WELL F'D OFF IF IT GOES AGAIN WHEN I BUY THE REPLACEMENT NEXT WEEK.

Beta keep my fingers crossed by the sounds of things cos everyone ive spoken to about gears they all say the same thing. sounds like polystyrene gears would work better
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So when I get my Tornado BB tomorrow it will have the steel clutch bell included with the order?
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Old 06-21-2007, 10:52 PM
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It should, if it's one of the new bunch.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:17 AM
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im here still have JUNK OEM CLUTCH WAITING FOR TIME AND MONEY FOR REAL PARTS HPI HPI HPI GET A CLUE REDCAT **** WILL NEVER BE STEEL TANKS FOR THE DOWN TIME AND PAIN IN BUTT GREEN1
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:21 AM
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DOES THIS MEAN REDCAT IS ACTUALLY GOIN TO FIX THIS IN MANUFACTURING?
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:25 AM
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DID YOU GET HELP? OR SEND IT BACK UNOPEND IN COND.YOU RECIEVED AND WE CAN EXCHANGE B.S.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:34 AM
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GET HPI BELL AND GEARS THREADED BELL YOUR CHOICE OF RATIO WITHIN A TOOTH OR 2 TROUBLES OVER
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:38 AM
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I SAW A POST WITH PICS ON ASSEMBLY AND WASHER PLACEMENT ANYONE KNOW WHERE IT IS I WILL COPY &PASTE NEXT TIME I SEE IT BEEN DOWN SO LONG MITE NOT REMEMBER BUT ITS BEATIN TIME GOTTA GET GOOD STUFF AND GO GREN1
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:07 AM
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mine are **** redcat spend a dime and make a good car or truck green 1
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:04 PM
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Green, please dont come on here and bash redcat. Your posts will be edited. This forum is for help, not for bashing with unhappy vehicles.
Thanks, hope you understand and welcome to the forum.
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I just stripped my 3rd set of tranny spur gears I have made a sheild that covers the bottom of the car where the tranny is but it shouldnt need to be done it is a off road buggy tornado bb second one and third tank of gas for the first set of gears. I was wondering if anyone has any metal spur gear replacement or Will I need to change my brand of rc?
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Old 01-09-2008, 08:10 PM
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Its not the rc, you may have the mesh to far out, meaning the motor isnt close enough to the tranny.
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Its not the rc, you may have the mesh to far out, meaning the motor isnt close enough to the tranny.
no I have set it with the paper trick and still no luck. But seriously the first second I was off road a small rock seized my first tranny so I first used duct tape and it worked way better so then I made a new cover for the tranny but this time it still striped out everything was set up propely and the clutch is the redcar upgraded steal bell I have had so much greife with these cars it seems I work on them for about 10 hours for about a tank af fuel.
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try an hpi bell or maybe the shaft that holds the spur gears on is bent.
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:40 PM
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That makes me nervous about my new Tornado BB coming in.[][]


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I just stripped my 3rd set of tranny spur gears I have made a sheild that covers the bottom of the car where the tranny is but it shouldnt need to be done it is a off road buggy tornado bb second one and third tank of gas for the first set of gears. I was wondering if anyone has any metal spur gear replacement or Will I need to change my brand of rc?
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Old 01-09-2008, 10:43 PM
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i have 4 nitro tornado's, 2 older xp's and 2 bb's and i have never had a problem with my bb's and once i upgraded my clutch bells on my xp's there hasnt been a problem since.
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He probably does not have them spaced right or another bad part or something then.
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He probably does not have them spaced right or another bad part or something then.
Like using paper to space them like every one else? They were set perfact I think it was the heat in the clutch bell cause the gears to melt I am using a redcat steal clutch bell and you can see it has been getting hot.
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Yea, not user error, but overheating or parts.
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