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Old 08-26-2008, 08:43 AM
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good luck on that i cant find anyone from michigan. i dont see many people on these forums.
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Old 08-28-2008, 05:53 PM
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ok now after waiting a weak to get this piece of absolute JUNK back running again only to have that cheap plastic gear break down on me.i am positive that these things are junk everytime i fix one thing there goes another.bad thing is i only ran 2 quarts in this which is not squat. its either im a complete idiot(no way in hell) or this thing is a piece of junk.this is the last thing i do to this and then im on to a real brand name truck.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:12 PM
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ok now after waiting a weak to get this piece of absolute JUNK back running again only to have that cheap plastic gear break down on me.i am positive that these things are junk everytime i fix one thing there goes another.bad thing is i only ran 2 quarts in this which is not squat. its either im a complete idiot(no way in hell) or this thing is a piece of junk.this is the last thing i do to this and then im on to a real brand name truck.
well i don't know if your an idiot or not but these things aren't junk. You just need to know how to maintian them, and have experience driving. the spur gear broke because you didn't have it meshed correctly, or you meshed it correctly and didn't loctite the engin mount screws, or you hit a ramp and landed on the rear wheels with too much throttle.

edit: don't fool yourself your so called brand name rc's will have problems with them too, it's just part of the hobbie.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:16 PM
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man i have not even messed with it ,nor have i gotten a chance to even jump this whipper snapper.i cant get a chance 2 cause it breaks every time i start it. and i believe the quality of these are not up to par.

these are suppose to run out the box....lmao yea after you dump another 100 dollars into it
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:58 PM
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i posted in the exceed forum and cant get an answer from them,heres my question is there a way to make my infinity (volcano) wider? would extra wide truggy arms work? and if thery did fit would i just use extra heavy shocks and oil to make up for the 4 lost shocks? i ask this because the COG is very high and i always end up flippin it.....plus,it would look cool as hell .i alos saw a guy o here fit savage arms !?@! if so how did he do it,this thing would handle great with those monsters.thanks for any help.josh
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:41 PM
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winged, i bet you either have it meshed wrong, or you land on the throttle. something is wrong, its not the quality becasue tons of people on here have no problems. do you know how to mesh correctly?
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:11 AM
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but how do they all of a sudden become un meshed,i never touched it. and no i dont not know how to mesh,if you could explain that would be great. thanks
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:26 PM
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well are you lock tighting your engine mount screws?
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Old 08-29-2008, 02:38 PM
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i pulled one screw out and could tell there was locktite on it so i just redid that one only
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Well you need to make sure that they are all lock tighted, because the vibration can shake the screws loose. how are yu meshing it?
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:44 PM
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i dont even know what meshing is


and i marked the screws when i first got it and they havent moved as far as i can tell
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Old 08-29-2008, 10:13 PM
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ok this is what i do to mesh the gears. i mount the engine with no locktight and with the screws loose. i then put a thin piece of paper between the spur and cb. then move the engine to make the gears contact, push a decent amount, make it snug. then holding the engine right where it is tighten the screws under the chassis. Then pull the piece of paper out, it should be folded like an acordian but it shouldnt tear. then put the car on the ground and push it back and forth, or do it in the air, it should roll smoothly with no binding. then i put a screwdriver on the spur from the left side of the car and the move the clutchbell. there should be a little bit of play in the gears, a small amout, if i had ot guess maybe like just under a mm or so. if there is no play redo it and make it looser, if there is too much play redo it and make it tighter. then once the mesh is set right take one screw out at a time and locktight it, and put it in and do the same with the next 3. you get used to it the more you do it, but thats what i do and ive had my spur for months now and have gone through probably a gallon and half, and the spur is still in great shape

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Old 08-30-2008, 06:49 AM
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cool thanks,ill let ya know how it goes once i get my part in
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:44 PM
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thats why ur spur gear stripped because it wasn't meshed correctly, and ur right about these rtr they should be called "artr"(almost ready to run) because you do have to do some little things befor running
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artr...yep thats it.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:09 AM
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Ok.I am sure this is a simple one for you guys.I am new to this stuff so bear with me. How do you remove the fuel cell? I cracked mine. I was driving my truck in a parking lot and some little kid playing with his 10 dollar remote comntrol spongebob rc took control of my volcano and took it to full speed straight into a curb. ***... His frequency was 27..... on his remote controle...
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:46 AM
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there are lock nuts underneath and phillips screws on top. you might have to take some stuff off unless you have the right tools to squeez in there. i took my stock tank out(cause it dont hold much)and put in a 160 cc tank,now only if i could get it to run with out breaking
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there is two screws holding it in right front and back? What brand tank did you use to upgrade? I had no probs with my truck just a little tuneing out of the box. Ive ran about a half of a gallon before the broken fuel tank
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:25 AM
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yep. i used a savage xl fuel tank,just had to modify the upper plate a little.5 mins on a fuel tank just wasnt cutting it for me.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:28 AM
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Do you remember what you had to remove to get to the Lil nuts inorder to get the tank out
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:34 AM
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i didnt move anything cause i have these little neddle nose pliers that worked great.or i might have already cut the brace off im not sure.but i bet if you took off the muffler you prolly could get to it easy
ps i have a volcano s30 not sure what you have



or u need some thing to wedge the screw on the bottom and un screw at the top.like a little screw driver just so u could hold the lock nut tight
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:38 AM
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Cool thanks.. Have you done any other mods/upgrades. I have the Volcano sv
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im bout to order the direct drive trans and i put on a savage xl air filter(with some slight modifing). im actually new to this as well and ordered the savage xl parts not knowing and lucked out.thats about it for now


also im recomending a dremmel or black & decker rotary tool if you want to do some modifying
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Quick question. What wheels does everyone use on their Volcano? I'm going to be picking up an EPX Pro and it seems that the front wheels for the Traxxas Stampede/Rustler would be the best fit on all four corners. Am I wrong?
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Any 2.8 rims and tires will work, if your using the ones for the Traxxas Rustler/Stampede/jato then you want all 4 rears.
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