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Old 12-26-2006, 09:44 PM
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i wanted to buy a new engine for my Volcano SV and i've been looking at the HPI Nitro Star .18ss and the O.S. .18TZ turbo i really dont like the VX-18 that comes with the SV if anyone has a better engine idea then those put it down also any good manifolds and tuned pipe ideas would be great info as well
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Old 12-26-2006, 09:46 PM
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os .18 cv-rx is an easier replacement, you can use the stock manifold and muffler.
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yeah i know i could use the stock stuff on the motor just wanted to upgrade to something better oh and i did look at that motor i just liked the turbo thing about the 18tz sounded good its been a while since i been in this hobby need to update myself thanx for the info though
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just get an hpi pipe for a nitro star .15 and a good tuned pipe
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sounds good to me thanx
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Old 12-27-2006, 06:19 PM
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i wanted to buy a new engine for my Volcano SV and i've been looking at the HPI Nitro Star .18ss and the O.S. .18TZ turbo i really dont like the VX-18 that comes with the SV if anyone has a better engine idea then those put it down also any good manifolds and tuned pipe ideas would be great info as well

Topspeedtoys sells sts engines, they are awsome engines. Finally got ahold of a couple myself, they are pretty sweet.
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Old 12-28-2006, 02:40 AM
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that sounds good too i'll check that out
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i have a tornado bb and i wanted to look into getting a new engine (not anytime soon though) i want a really fast engine, but not too expensive. tower had some nice engines and i was wondering if these engines would work???

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...T=1&I=TRAG5407


would the 3.3 fit? and what would i need, like for exhaust and the header and all. i have an aluminum tuned pipe on my car now and i have a traxxas header.

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJXT5&P=7
how about this one, its suppost to be fast...right?? what do i need for this.

it said something about rear exhaust. i never really understood that. whats the differenci between a side and rear exhuast. if you guys have any other motors that you think will work, please post them. thanks
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:48 PM
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what about this one, is this any good and is it faster than the stock one in the .18 i have now(stock)

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEUP4&P=7
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easiest engine to put in, tons of power. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXGGP8&P=ML the others you posted would need more work, different exhaust manifolds etc.
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what about the 3rd link i sent, this one

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEUP4&P=7

would that work or do you just recommend the one you posted? and whats the difference between rear and side ehaust? isnt the bb side exhaust and a car with a pipe stickin out the rear a rear exhaust??
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megatech is not known for their high performance. rear exhaust is better but i dont know if you can use it in a redcat without serious modification, the one i posted i have in a few of my cars and its real powerful.
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here is the same motor ehroof posted but it is cheaper from this website and plus free shipping

http://www.rcsuperstore.com/product_p/osmg11860.htm
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cool, thanks guys. how long would it take to install this engine?? what do i need to put it in the tornado?? and what kind of pipe?? could i use the traxxas header that i have along with the tuned pipe i have?? heres the pipe and header....

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXSP45&P=7

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXBMH0&P=7

thanks for all the help!
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also, what kind of air filter, glow plug and fuel should i use?? is the traxxas 20% okay?
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i wanted to buy a new engine for my Volcano SV and i've been looking at the HPI Nitro Star .18ss and the O.S. .18TZ turbo i really dont like the VX-18 that comes with the SV if anyone has a better engine idea then those put it down also any good manifolds and tuned pipe ideas would be great info as well

Topspeedtoys sells sts engines, they are awsome engines. Finally got ahold of a couple myself, they are pretty sweet.
Which of the sts engines would you use to replace the VX 18 or infinity 18??
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here is the same motor ehroof posted but it is cheaper from this website and plus free shipping

http://www.rcsuperstore.com/product_p/osmg11860.htm
Thats the OS 18 CV-RX(S), the S means short shaft and i'm not sure if that'll fit on your Redcat if your using a 2spd clutch bell
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it has been done before also i would use a os plug a medium or hot plug and traxxas fuel will work and the stock air filter will work just be sure to put air filter oil on it after cleaning it
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cool, thanks. so its pretty easy to install?
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yea about 15min to put the new motor in you just gotta take out 5 screws 4 on the motor and 1 screw and nut that holds on the muffler just make sure you get the gear mesh perfect when you put it back in it is easier if you take the top plate off because you can see the gears better.

also post some pics of it i forgot what my volcano looked like new lol it stays dirty but im fixing to clean her up good
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thanks guys. and i dont have a volcano, its a tornado bb, or were you talkin to someone else? thanks for the help!
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i know you got a bb i was saying post pics of your bb because i dont remember what my volcano looked like new lol i want to see yours
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oh. okay, im not really good at those kind of things, but ill try soon. thanks for the help!
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im probably gonna get that os 18 engine you guys showed me but i just wanted to know if its possible to put the 3.3 in a tornado. it looks like it would fit right in, and wouldn't the 2 speed on my car know just fit right in?? heres the link..

http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXMHR3&P=ML

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