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Old 05-19-2006, 01:34 PM
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How menny of ya have one ? how do you like it ? im suprised that there are so little posts on the LIGHTNING VX
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:28 PM
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i have one, great little on road car, almost to much speed for it to handle, this model seem to the most reliable of the line up, just yesterday i broke my first part on it, c hub carriers, i hit a curb head on almost full speed
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:28 PM
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Yeah and also the onroad cars just don't take as much punishment as some of the buggys and trucks do. That's probalby part of the reason why they do hold up well.
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I put the vx .18 and could not control the little thing without the shell.

The wing makes a big difference.

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I got one just ordered some new parts for it topspeedtoys dude is right about the body it makes a big difference
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Old 05-28-2006, 07:03 PM
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i picked one up last week. lots of power!!
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Old 05-29-2006, 02:57 PM
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i very rarely brake anthing on my on road cars, only the bodies take some abuse. Ohhh, tires go bald fast too!!!
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:17 PM
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well after runing about 20 tanks im starting to see gear ware, also im hearing a loud pinging noise that sounds like its comeing frim the clutch or maybe even binding on the low end gear when i try to pust the car back i feel some slight binding on the gears but moveing fowerd i feel none i allredy orderd replacement parts for this and also a 1speed mod just incase its a 2 speed problem im just wondering if anyone has had the spame problem on thereredcat cars ?
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Old 05-30-2006, 02:25 PM
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20 tanks would be about norm for any car to start showing if not stripping spur gears. My Volcano stripped gears after about 20 tanks of fuel.
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But trucks as he said wear faster, 20 tanks!! Pretty good. Mine went after like 4 on my volcano.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:09 PM
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thats why i said (20 tanks would be about norm for any car to start showing) note the word car!! . spur gears wear on any car, truck etc, its always a good idea to have extras just in case. The pinging is probably the clutch bell loosening up, bad bearing, sounds like a ting ting ting type of noise. The redcats seem to have that sound after some use.
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:40 PM
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ah..car...right. My bad.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:49 PM
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i have a lightning vx its pretty quick i killed the 44 th throttle gear though and im waiting on the new 1 the tires wear thin fast on them and make sure theyre glued on good 1 my right rear wasnt and it flew off the rim. i bought a couple extra gears and some m4 grub screws because they fell out of the rear universal joint so check all your screws also the crystals for the servo were two different so if the cars not responsive thats why
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Old 06-06-2006, 09:11 AM
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well im about 50 tanks and i fixed all the problems new trainy cluch bell pinging stoped, now the diffy(front) hsd gone out lol Tires and glueing sucks, but im manageing i use 10% nitro fuel i find that the car runs very well on it, you can run 20% but i find that it studders and accelaration is not as good(fully tuned) i am upgrade to futaba controler servos and recever alum uper chassy and a traxxus 2.5 and alum wheels, i will ive you all a update with some puctures when i am starting work on it ! chow

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Why bother with a Traxxas 2.5 when you can be the first to try to swap our .27 into a Lightning

BTW-run 20%, but you ALWAYS have to re-tune your engine when you switch fuels. If you get it tuned right you'll soil yourself at how fast it is if you think it's quick NOW on 10%
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:22 PM
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i dont go with ur eng caz i cant add a nice sexy supercharger and it has the ez start system, im lazy i hate pulling that sob
i can prolly retro, but as it is i got 2th place in the TFB raceing finls lol funny thing is after that race i was doing a prac lap or 2 and thats when my front diff blew, and i mean blew it broke the right wheel drive shaft
but it was worth it every bit of it and where is that eng on the website ?
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Old 06-06-2006, 02:51 PM
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Actually you can get an electric starter for any of our engines

you can find our .27 at www.redcatracing.com, and go to Redcat Rides, and go to Hurricane XP, and scroll through the parts.

the thing is though...it will NOT be a bolt-in affair, there would be a lot of work going into it. the other side of it is, though, that you'd have a car nobody else had
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:59 PM
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you could get a traxxas 3.3 for $50 less that the redcat .27 or the os .18 for over $100 less than that .27 engine.
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Old 06-06-2006, 04:26 PM
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Very true...But, as anybody that has talked to me in any other forum knows, I detest the 2.5, LOL.

the .18CVR is a great engine.
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the 2.5 is a piece but i hear the 3.3 is a beast. the os .18 is great and i think bolts right up.
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Old 06-06-2006, 05:03 PM
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the .18CVR, as long as you get the long shaft version, is a direct bolt-in, but you will need a new air cleaner, and you WILL want to upgrade the exhaust system to let the big beast breathe
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Old 06-12-2006, 11:36 PM
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Yea I just got a Lightning VX... I love it to death... my 1st Rc Nitro... It fast and very nice handeling... I put holes in all 4 tires in one day... because its so quick it is hard to handle... but once you get the hang of it... its a dream... and a very well built call for a good price... still need to get my 4wd workin... but I'm workin on it... and workin on gettin some good vid clips of it...


Lightning VX .16 - - - If It Breaks... Always Use Ducktape - - -
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:13 PM
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eric personaly i think youv lost your mind puting a .27 in the lightning that ill stop all the per formance claim nonsence
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Old 06-13-2006, 05:22 PM
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You know...I wasn't REALLY thinking about it until just now[sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 06-14-2006, 05:00 PM
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if you are realy going to do it eric do some fancy machine work and make another on road car based on the lightning vx include some lightning parts on it to make it easy and simple
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