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Old 08-27-2007, 01:37 PM
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Hey thanks for the tips fellas. I got some 30W oil from the LHS and did my shocks. Taking them apart i found 1 slightly bent which i straightened and noticed that al 4 of the shocks were empty.. ya out of the box NO OIL in them.. was kinda discouraged. but after some trial and error, i ended filling them all, almost all way full with about 1 mm from the top. in my bumpy grassy yard it handles 100x better!
Im glad i could ask you pros as i am having much more fun with my shockwave now that it handles so well. THANKS!

PS im still using the largest shock spacers that it came with full filled shocks with 30w oil, and it handles better to me with the large spacers than it does without the spacers.
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:40 PM
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ok heres a noob question.. when u start the engine are u supposed to tune the idle so that the wheels dont spin when its on the ground or off the ground? i cant get em to stop when suspended on stand, but when on the ground i can tune it so it wont roll. also i have the steel clutchbell... could it be the spring already? i thought the steel clutchbell came with an improved spring that didnt need replaced after the first run. I mean out of the box it did the same thing. how could it have a broken spring and empty shocks out of the box?
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:45 PM
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on the ground, either no movement or very little, just make sure its enough not to stall. if it was the spring, it would stall as soon as it was on the ground and not moving or when you hit the brake.
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:42 PM
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ok then its good then... sweet! thanks

on yet another note... i was driving it today and the left rear wheel stripped where the plastic hex and the wheel nut met and the axle would just spin but not the wheel... story short i need a new wheel or set of wheels. can anyone recomend a set that are durable yet lightweight? looking for one that has metal hex so it wont strip this time. Dont know if these exist. Thanks
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:59 PM
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here are aluminum hex's : http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdeta...?partno=02134B

as far as rims, most 2.2 truck rims will work, check out some of the hpi rims, i use the traxxas rustler rear rims, you just need to take away a little plastic.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:04 PM
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thanks again ehroof... i like the alum hexs, but what i meant was where the hex meets the wheel.. it fits into the plastic hex of the wheel itself.. are there any wheels that are metal on the inside where the hex is? i just dont want to burn through em so easily next time..

and for the 2.2 truck rims, what kind of tires do u use?
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:32 PM
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i have a bad seal on my exhaust manifold and i just ordered all my parts, and dont want to order something else now, what else can i use or what can i cut out and use?

this is what i need, can i make one
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:36 PM
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Just run down to the LHS and ask for HPI gaskets A875 there only 2 or 3 bucks[&o]
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:38 PM
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alright cool.. my lhs seems to be high on prices tho.. but ill see what they run, i just dont want stuff leaking everywhere
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another weird thing i noticed, my box the buggy came in says tornado XP, but i got the .18 motor, none of my part colors match up to any car, their all opposite, i got the 2 speed, so what car do i really have, or do i just got the bb, or can u chose the colors of chasis, springs, etc.. you want when you order, i took this in on a trade, im thinking he got the xp, than upgraded everything else, but still my chasis and other parts arnt the same color as the xp models.. lol. i cant even determine what model i got, but im happy saying the bb i guess.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:08 PM
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The biggest difference is at the wheel hubs. The tornado bb has pivot ball suspension the other has link pin suspension. If your still unsure go to redcatracing.com and take a look. I think there's a review about them in the home page too. I thought I saw one anyway.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:44 PM
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i dont exactly know what your talking about, i got dogbones in the rear if that means something.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:52 PM
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the xp is a 2 speed with the .18, its the earlier version of the bb, i have the xp, it has a purple frame. the suspension is the biggest differene also the battery box, if the battery box is rectangular its a bb, if its meat cleaver shaped, its the xp
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the batt box seems rectangular to me, but i dont know what you mean by meat cleaver shaped.. the chasis was purple until i de-anodized it, heres some pics tho, before

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my lhs didnt even have any of them, the comp said they had 1, they looked for 20 mins couldnt find any, so i went to autozone and bought a gasket roll.. and cut my own, now i got as many as i want was 5.99 for the roll, can prolly get 1000 out of the roll, lol
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thats a tornado xp bro, 100%. i did the same thing with the gasket
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alright, i just wasnt sure, cuz the newer models it looks like parts from different model.. so this is an older model xp, which came with the larger motor? and hows your gasket holding up for you, pretty well, not that it matters, since ill have as many as i need now, lol
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and another thing, i was looking at the black hpi shock, their longer than the tornado ones, but they looked to be the size round, and cut down i think they would work just fine, might have to take another look, anyone know which ones im talking about?

they were like these, but black, i dont know the sizes of the stock tornado ones tho.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:06 PM
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i had to double the gasket material but its holding up fine, i am not too sure what shock your talking about
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the gasket material i got is double the thickness of the original one, i think one of this is enough, ill see once i get it going.. and the shocks are like the ones in the pic, the lenght besides blue their black
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i have an mt, those spring are bigger in girth, they wont work
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Just took my tornado out of the box and started it up. When it fired, it was at full throttle with all wheels spinning. What do I need to do?

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read the book on how to tune it, lol
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You have batteries in and reciever turned on first then the transmitter? before cranking it over?
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Just took my tornado out of the box and started it up. When it fired, it was at full throttle with all wheels spinning. What do I need to do?

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i had the same thing happen to me... One of ur batteries is dead or out of place...take them out and put them back in. Turn the reciever and the car on but NOT THE ENGINE. see if the steering and throttle works. If not check to see if the batteris are dead.
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