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Old 02-21-2009, 12:43 PM
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I lost my wheel hex and the pin that holds it in place on the wheel axle. I thought when i ordered the wheel hex it would come with the pin but i guess not. does anybody know the part # for the pin or do i have to order the whole axle? thanx
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:16 PM
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I looked in the manual but there is no part number next to the pin. But I dont know what assembly you would have to buy to get that pin. I'll take a look on redcat's/exceed's website to see if I can't find it. I'll post later, have to run out with the wife. Wal-Mart fun fun
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:26 PM
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ORIGINAL: keelys_daddy

I lost my wheel hex and the pin that holds it in place on the wheel axle. I thought when i ordered the wheel hex it would come with the pin but i guess not. does anybody know the part # for the pin or do i have to order the whole axle? thanx

Those things can be a real pain, if you can't find them at redcat, HPI pins off the RS4 will work just the same. A little tip for you is to put some silicone glue on the pin before you insert it. This way it won't fall out when you remove you wheel but well come off easly when pulled or pushed on.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:24 PM
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Thanks guyz! I talked to a guy at Jemsnc and he has them.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:42 PM
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hey you can make ur own
just a small stiff screw just cut it to lenght (and cut the head off) and BAM! you have a free pin thing magingy and why is it always the smallest parts that stop the car from running why!!!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2009, 08:52 PM
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I in all my years have never seen such a thing. The starter shaft broke in three diff. places. This came out of the 3.3 in the shockwave. Thank the lord I had a spare 2.5 to throw in it till I get it cleaned up and fixed.
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Old 02-25-2009, 12:51 AM
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You know why... its a traxxas haha

^^that was a joke, but if you didnt get it and your a grumpy old man (not gonna say names, well name), then disregarde it.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:28 AM
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Dont bash Traxxas, we have three of them in this house and they all hold up very well. Only broken parts are due to us doing stupid
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:54 PM
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You know why... its a traxxas haha
It seems to me that your a rookie and have no clue so I'll take that comment with a grain of salt. As for the shaft its an O.S. that is not even a year old.
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Dont bash Traxxas, we have three of them in this house and they all hold up very well. Only broken parts are due to us doing stupid
***** to them.
Haha i was just messin, you know like when something happens to a non-gm car, its always because its not a gm lol, but only because im a chevy (gm) guy. So basically its saying that i like redcaty more. Sure traxxas is a good brand, i dont like them personally, but it doesnt matter, cause thats my opinion haha.
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You know why... its a traxxas haha
It seems to me that your a rookie and have no clue so I'll take that comment with a grain of salt. As for the shaft its an O.S. that is not even a year old.

You know what, just for you hue, ill change it
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:33 AM
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Hahaha Derek, your funny. I hope you dont think I was mad about that post? Hahaha I could careless. I know everyone has there opinions.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:18 PM
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Haha no way, it was just that hue got all butt hurt for no reason. But ya its all good.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:42 PM
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Aight cool just wanted to make sure it had nothing to do with me. LOL
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:52 PM
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Ya i was gonna let you know that it wasnt you, but i figured you would figure haha. So you broke your shock towers eh?
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:38 PM
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hello all im new to the forum i just got a new tornado on this last friday 02/27/2009 i love it however i was letting in run on idle on a block of wood for the break in and it all of a sudden took off like a bullet and slamed into a parked car LOL no damage to the parked car but my tornado did suffer a bit i broke the servo saver steering arm so now im down which sux any way i have 2 questions here is there an after market front bumper brush guard that wraps around the front of the front tires to prevent the front end smashing vital parts? if not there should be does any one know where i might find one that will work on my car? also any one in here have spare parts for the tornado for sale? let me know any way love this site and thanx for all your help
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:44 PM
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You need a failsafe before you run again. Thats a MUST HAVE piece. Spare parts are cheap enough to buy online instead of asking people in here. Better luck next time dude. As for a wider front bumper, I think you'll have to make your own. I haven't seen or heard of one for these buggys.
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LOL yah i got a fail safe but didnt install it till i was gonna be finished the break in process just so there was no interference so yah lol i have one of those to and the bumper Hmm i figured i would have to make my own but i was hoping maybe there was anoher car that might have a bumper that i could use even if i have to modify it a bit any way thanx for the response
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Ahhhh Randall Jennings hahahaha. Inside joke lol. But anyways i had a bumper on an old volcano that just used the four screws under the car that hold the diff case on. and it was really cool, till my gf was driving it and then drove it too far and supposedly couldnt control it, well it ran all the way across the park, through the street, and hit the curb on the other side at full speed. All that broke was that bumper. Snapped clean and i just took the screws out and removed what was left. Worked great.
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What about a RPM bumper for a Traxxas Rustler or Stampede? I know they're wide as hell and can br screwed on from underneath.
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thanx for the info i will look into it
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What about a RPM bumper for a Traxxas Rustler or Stampede? I know they're wide as hell and can br screwed on from underneath.
yes the stampede will fit i have two on mine
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do u kno if i can get a 3.3 engine in my
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:19 PM
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do u kno if i can get a 3.3 engine in my
redcat shockwave
sure you can!!! you just need the multi shaft version not the s.g. shaft
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engine fix since my tornado dosent have a spring to bring the throtle back to neutural (spelling) rig up a small spring to connect to the throtel linkage to run to the back where the wing is easy fix and you wont need to buy a failsafe (waste of money) there is even a video on youtube for it but i have been in contact with Cameron Redcat the owner and thats what he does even on his $2500 truck i put the failsafe in and all it did was make my tornado take off like a bullet also a failsafe wont do crap if you cant shut your motor off without pinching the gas line and the motor is full out so you do the math would you rather a car still be out of control with your motor full throtel or have a $5 spring to snap it back to neutral ??? lol i know my choice i will have some pics up soon
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