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Old 05-06-2008, 06:21 AM
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how do you change the oil in the shocks?
The tops unscrew, I'll find a link on my site that kinda explains [link=http://www.xtm-dealer.com/MMT%20Shocks.html]Changing shock oil[/link] scroll to the bottom of the page, that should help you a little [)]
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:12 PM
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oh, wow thats easier than i thought it would be. thanks man, what's the oil WT in the stock tornado bb shocks? what should i get if i just dont want it to touch the ground when im driving off road alot and then on road going off jumps and stuff?

thanks you thank you thanks you that was very helpful
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:17 PM
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Just use 40 or 50 weight for all round shock oil................doesn't leak as easy either [:-]
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Old 05-06-2008, 06:41 PM
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hi guys. im new here so i may need some help. im gettin a tornado bb in a few days and i'd like to know if-like from the rcu review-the air filter has problems and the aluminium shock towers do bend easily. this is my first nitro so i'm a newbe to this class. any help is appreciated!
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:36 PM
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isn't 40 the stock oil?
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:09 PM
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hi guys. im new here so i may need some help. im gettin a tornado bb in a few days and i'd like to know if-like from the rcu review-the air filter has problems and the aluminium shock towers do bend easily. this is my first nitro so i'm a newbe to this class. any help is appreciated!
The aluminum shock towers on the extreme forza/tornado do bend incredibly easy. they should be re-engineered by the manufacturer or made using a stronger aluminum. But it is an easy way for the retailer to make a quick $40 for selling the upgraded ones.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:40 AM
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If your shocks are filled properly and don't leak 40wt is plenty good..........your going to scrape even with 90wt but 40 keeps the travel loose enough for good all round handling [:-]
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:47 AM
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Thanks Donny. are upgraded one easy to get? or do u have to get them online?
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:48 AM
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what reciever packs fit the tornado? any? give me links. thanks
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:49 AM
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Just about any of the standard ground recievers will work, The one thing I will suggest is if you don't have the aluminum upper plate you should get one. The reason being that you need to get the battery away from the reciever. The cheaply made batteries that all come from China splatter electric impulses that interfear with the RF and can cause problems.............including run away even with a failsafe
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:31 PM
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where does the battery pack go then?

i've seem them in that little box cut out, but wont they get knocked out easier or get dirty really fast?
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:48 PM
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The cheaply made batteries that all come from China splatter electric impulses that interfear with the RF and can cause problems.............including run away even with a failsafe
What? that's the rottiest rot I ever heard. Batteries do not exhibit this kind of behavior. Even cheap ones. Poorly made servos on the other hand - they'll cause you problems.
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thanks guys. as i said-i'm still a noob. also, i've had bad experience with battery packs before, so could you name a good one for me. mine break all of the time in my electric rustler.[]
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:38 PM
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The air filter isn't the greatest. I will work o.k. but you have to keep up on cleaning it. Definitely worth $15 to get a better one. Don't forget about a fuel filter too. It will save your carburetor.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:50 AM
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i've seem them in that little box cut out, but wont they get knocked out easier or get dirty really fast?
It really no problem getting dirty as long as its away from your RX, You can also put in a 3 way plug that allows you to charge the hump pack without taking it out or unplugging it [:-]
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:55 AM
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yo, before i get the tornado, i just want to make sure i have everything i need. i haven't had any time to look this up, but is the tornado rotostart or pullstarted? SO confused!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:58 AM
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stock the tornado is pullstart. Roto is an option.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:33 PM
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thanks i'm relieved. i wasn't sure if i had gotten evrything that i had needed.
PS: It should get here tomorrow!
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:24 PM
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i've heard parts are really hard to get.[] do you guys know a good site i can get lower-than-retail prices on?
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[link=http://nitrodeals.com]nitrodeals.com[/link] has low priced things and they come to me by 2-3 days. i dont know wabout you though. they come quick and cheaper than most places
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thanks man, thats great. i'm dissappointed my tornado hasn't gotten here yet, i thought it would get here yesterday or something. i don't have much to do either, my rustler's motor is completely busted and i don't have any spare change.[]
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yeah my mom ordered me a tornado bb 2 fridays ago for my b-day which was on last friday. and it hasn't come yet. bumber
she ordered it from some other place, rufaster.com, my friend told me about nitrodeals.com the day after my mom ordered the bb
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yeah my mom ordered me a tornado bb 2 fridays ago for my b-day which was on last friday. and it hasn't come yet. bumber
she ordered it from some other place, rufaster.com, my friend told me about nitrodeals.com the day after my mom ordered the bb
When you get your truck let me know how it is I`ve been considering getting one. I have a monsoon, hurricane and tsunami already might as well keep going right.
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that stinks bob. i ordered mine off of ebay, but i wasn't sure if it was from illinios or Hong Kong! i'm hopin' for monday or tuesday.
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yeah my mom ordered me a tornado bb 2 fridays ago for my b-day which was on last friday. and it hasn't come yet. bumber
she ordered it from some other place, rufaster.com, my friend told me about nitrodeals.com the day after my mom ordered the bb
When you get your truck let me know how it is I`ve been considering getting one. I have a monsoon, hurricane and tsunami already might as well keep going right.
it might come tommorow, i dunno
i have a big paper to write 2morrow so i might not have time to break it in
i'll give u details later. dude
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