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Old 04-10-2007, 08:15 PM
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here are a couple pics of my first usable anodized part its an associated rc10gt pipe that i ano'd purple
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:20 PM
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Uhm, the URL is all messed up, lol. I told it wasn't too hard, but it stinks, lol. Looks sweet.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:29 PM
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try this again [img][/img]
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:34 PM
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very nice, nice job bro, looks great. i will have to try it out and see, thans for the link.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:44 PM
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its really easy once you get the acid bath mixture right and keep the amperage at a high enough level at a constant rate. also tweeked the sealing process a little and found a way to keep the color from leaching out near as much(went from losing like 80% of the dye to only loosing maybe 20-30%) and did it without the use of professional color guarding sealants!! i love this s**t!!!! doin my clutch bell this weekend. what do you guys think...should i do it the same purple or maybe blue or green to go with the shocks/rims?
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:11 PM
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make it a rainbow of aluminum colors, lol. I told ya, man, easy cheesy, lol.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:38 PM
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Hi I have had my tornado xp for a month now and there is a problem, my engine shut off every time I go full throttle or speed up to fast maybe because at full throttle the carburator is open all the way, is it supposed to be like that? Can some one please send me a picture how far the carb should be open at full throttle. By the way my starter recoil cord broke ripped I have tryed a wide variety of different types of materials for the cord but they all rip after a days worth of pulling doese anyone now what kind of cord would work? Any help would be apreciated Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2007, 03:12 AM
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sounds like you miht be runnin a bit rich on the high end needle. if you floor it does it bog then die? if so its runnin rich on the high end(screw the high end needle in 1/8 turn ). if it takes off fast but dies quick the its probably runnin a bit lean(back the high end needle out 1/8 turn). took me a while to work this out but it can be done with a little patience. but i'd still listen to ehroof and allaboutfun hobbies they know their stuff way better than me. what do you think guys?
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I GOT A NEW TORNADO BB IN THE MAIL TODAY....IM TRYING TO BREAK IT IN.
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HEY WHATS UP, HOW IS THE REDCAT BB....I GOT A NEW ONE.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:13 PM
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Cool, man, hope you have fun with it. Is there a question in there somewhere, lol.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:21 PM
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Hi I have had my tornado xp for a month now and there is a problem, my engine shut off every time I go full throttle or speed up to fast maybe because at full throttle the carburator is open all the way, is it supposed to be like that? Can some one please send me a picture how far the carb should be open at full throttle. By the way my starter recoil cord broke ripped I have tryed a wide variety of different types of materials for the cord but they all rip after a days worth of pulling doese anyone now what kind of cord would work? Any help would be apreciated Thanks!


sounds like the high needle it too lean, turn it 1/8 counterclockwise and see if that helps.
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Old 04-13-2007, 05:40 PM
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Hey ehroof i am purchasing the clutch bell that will give my XP lower gearing. It is goinng to decrease the RPM'S i would imagine. Will I have to do anything to make it shift due to the loss of RPM'S[sm=omg_smile.gif]?
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:48 PM
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you should be ok, will still shift at the same rpm's, it will just get there quicker
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hey everyone i am new on here but while i was waiting on my sons tornado xl i checked yall out and you have helped me out alot we have the single speed trans and we havent no problems we just tighted every thing up and i loc tight the motor bolts and we have run seven tanks of gas through it and it hasnt broke any thing now i have several other cars and trucks so i have been into r c racing for years but for the price you cant beat it if you dont just go out there and raise hell with it but when you break one in just run real rich for a few tanks and you will be good to go but just take it easy on these cars and trucks and they should last a good while thanks alot jerome and my son preston ..........................
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Old 04-15-2007, 06:44 PM
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Hey ehroof i bought a clear body for my xp from clermont and i am planning on giving it a sweet paint job. Any Tips or Suggestions
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Old 04-15-2007, 07:07 PM
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wash and dry it good. you need special paint and you paint it from the inside. Pactra is one company that has the rc body paint. i would say just take your time, i mask the window with either the decals that come with it or masking tape, i like to be able to see in the windows, lol. its pretty hard to mess it up since runs and drips wont matter cause your painting the inside. when your done you peel off the protective coating thats on the outside of the body and put your stickers on. if you plan on doing flames or some other type of look, you need to paint what you see first and the total color of the body last, i hope that made sense to you, lol.

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Thanks a lot. Were could i get some awesome stencils?
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try tower hobbies, your lhs or an arts and crafts store
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i just got some hpi scorch rims and dirt bonze tires theyre 2.2 in diameter and i want to know if they will screw up the tranny
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what is wrong with this?
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:05 PM
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broken clutch bell, you need a new one, if you have a 2 speed get the hpi 3 piece setup and change the clutch spring while you at it. traxxas 4146x
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It's a cracked clutch bell, you need a new clutch bell check out your post about the engine being cracked.
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see picture or thread called crack in engine
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Go back to your thread you started. I answered your question there.
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