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Old 05-18-2008, 11:54 AM
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The stock on the tornado bb is aluminium though... is there another version of the al. shocks?
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:50 AM
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WILL ANY PARTS INTERCHANGE ON THE ONROAD CARS WITH A TC3 OR TC4.I WOULD LOVE TO BUY 4-5 OF THESE CARS BUT I DON'T WANT TO RACE AND BREAK SOMETHING AND HAVE TO ORDER IT AND CAN'T FINISH RACING THAT DAY
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:51 PM
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hey, i just got another problem. this is the first day i ran the tornado bb through the dirt, and something is binding up. it isn't the center drivetrain, it is single wheels locking up on their own. anybody have any ideas? i think dirt may have gotten into the gearbox-but as i said before, i don't really want to take that apart.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:54 PM
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how to you get more take off on a redcat truggy 1/10 scale
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:41 PM
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peewee, is it running poorly or are you just looking for upgrades???
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Old 05-22-2008, 10:46 PM
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running poor on bottom end good on top end
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:23 AM
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set your lsn to flush with the collar and then lean it out from there
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:00 AM
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i have a volcano sv ,should my lsn always be flush with collar or is that just to start with before fine tuning?
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:58 PM
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thats just a starting point. here is this to help also http://www.*********.org/cars_eng-tuning.htm
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:36 PM
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thanks for the info
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:31 PM
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:11 PM
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i need i wan to put some upgrdes on it but i dont know what
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:25 PM
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What truck do you have?
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Old 06-12-2008, 06:19 PM
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i got a redcat volcano sv
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:03 PM
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Look at the top of this page there is a complete kit or get it from redcat http://www.vancouverhobbies.com/newsandreviews.htm
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Old 06-12-2008, 07:15 PM
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thanks now i know
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:42 AM
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does any body know how many turns from close on the gears set screw .to make my tornad S-30 change gears .every time she is about to change i run out of area.and whats better for off road leave it the ways it is or set the gears to change
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:14 AM
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My volcano seems to be stuck in neutral??? I start it and the engine just revs when I pull the trigger??? It revs but goes nowhere??? what could it be?????
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:56 PM
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First is your spur gear stripped? the gear your clutch bell meshes with, is that intact. if so then you have a grub screw loose on the tranny or diffs. the little grub screws come loose that hold the drive cup on. and the drive cup holds the dog bone. take the tranny out and make sure the grub screws are all tightened on the flat part of the shaft. you get what im saying?
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:29 PM
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I will check the grub screws, The spur gear is fine. Thanks and I will let you know what I find!!! Thanks again
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Old 01-10-2009, 10:47 AM
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I just picked up a Redcat Racing Landslide. I am having some issues with the truck. This is my first nitro car so I don't know all the particulars yet. The carb setting were all so far off I couldn't get the engine to fire at all. After some internet searching I found the online manual for my SH18 engine. I made the adjustments and it started up and idled for about 10-15 mins during break in. I think I had it a little rich. Anyway the big issue is that there was definite fuel seepage around the grow plug in the head of the engine. The glow plug was screwed down all the way w/ washer. I don't think that should happen with a new engine. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Do I need to replace the head? Also my Landslide came out of the box with a pretty serious toed out stance in the front. Is this factory spec?
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:18 PM
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Would someone be able to refer me to a web site that sells turbo chargers for my new Nitro 4-Tec 3.3? Also, are they bad for you’re your motor?

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Old 01-22-2009, 01:01 AM
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Turbo and superchargers dont work on 2 strokes. Basically all its doing is forcing air into the cylinder, which means you can add more fuel, and the more air and fuel you put through a motor the more power. But on a 2 stroke the intake and exhaust are open at the same time, so when you shoot more air/fuel into the cylinder, it just blows out the exhaust, resulting is the same amount of air/fuel as without a turbo/supercharger. So i would suggest not getting one, but rather getting a bigger motor. Or if you really wanted a turbo, get a four stroke motor and put one on. But it would be best to just get a bigger better motor for more power.
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Old 01-24-2009, 02:29 PM
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Hey guys...my son is very new to hobby. He unpacked his Volcano truck the other night, and promptly started tweaking things. End result is that both wheels on right side no longer turn freely (and we've yet to even fire it up). We tried adjusting motor mount but that did not fix problem. Any ideas?
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:05 PM
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more than likely he just overtigtend the wheels try taking the wheels of then putting them back one, the tire nuts should just be snug against the wheels, don't tighten them as much as you possibly can

edit: make sure you have a good mesh between the clutchbell(gear on end of motor) and the spur gear( gear on trans connected to clutchbell) check out the redcat site for break in and tuning procedures
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