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Old 11-07-2007, 06:23 PM
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replacing parts just makes the whole hobby crappy

the new oull start i got broke after i started it up maybe 2 times. redcat needs to make better parts
Get a roto-start set. It's well worth the money and it will save your hand too.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:29 PM
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yeah i thought of that but after i finished typing my dad fixed the coil. i dont know how, but he did.

oh yeah, im also a newbie and i cant figure out why when i rev my engine up on my tornado xl it dies. i've tries alot of things but it wont work
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:44 PM
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Without seeing the cars it's kinda like the blind leading the blind but the usual problems are fuel mixture, idle speed and glow plugs. Always start by checking the plug. I've had a couple of cheapo's that work good for a few runs and then they only light up about 1/3 of the coil and work like crap. If plug is good go to fuel mixture. The stock settings are carb open 1-1.5mm and fuel needle 2.5 turns from closed.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:54 AM
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Ehroof-- Do you know if they make a clear body for the avalanche?? I can't find one anywhere.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:19 AM
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I have the tornado bb. ive been doing this for at least six months. I has the .18 vertex engine and its stock. How do you tell the difference between a bigblock and a small block. and I am using a traxxas long glow plug. it has at least a gallon and quarter through it. it is still going. is that normal. I know im using the wrong glow plug but i just relized that. is it bad. i know all it does is give it more compression and i have been running it like this ever since i broke it in.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:29 AM
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I think I found my problem. I flipped my car over and found a HUGE ball of strings underneath it and leading into my tranny. Did I do any damage to my car by reving it after the tranny was stuck?
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:31 PM
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just cooked a few hours life off the clutch shoes....it'll be fine.
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:38 PM
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Ehroof-- Do you know if they make a clear body for the avalanche?? I can't find one anywhere.

no bro, sorry, i dont think they have one, any 1/8 truck body, like for the hpi savage would fit it.
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:07 PM
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I forgot, but what are the clutch shoes that will fit my tornado?
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Old 11-08-2007, 03:29 PM
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Here's a link to the clutch set at Clermont.

http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...-Spring/Detail

Great Clutch set, I'm basing away with it right now! Car is on the stand cooling off between runs.

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Old 11-08-2007, 04:10 PM
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Thanks, I just got back from bashing on my driveway. I was actually looking for a set from hpi or other big brands (avaliable at my lhs)

I need some advice, my plastic bumper is fairly beat up. The aluminum is bent up and it looks pretty ugly. Other than that, the ball joint cup on my shocks are pretty beat up. They pop off from time to time and look like it's going to break. and the bottom part is bendy. Other than getting new shocks, how can I maintain them? If new shocks, what are good ones to buy and what are the dimensions? Thanks for all the help guys.
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Old 11-08-2007, 06:46 PM
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the clutch shoes and spring for an hpi firestorm will work.

shocks: http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...-shocks/Detail they look like aluminum, just make sure before you would get them.

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thanks for the link, my issue with clermont hobbies is that they do not ship to canada, so there's almost no point for me to look at their items
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I have the tornado bb. ive been doing this for at least six months. I has the .18 vertex engine and its stock. How do you tell the difference between a bigblock and a small block. and I am using a traxxas long glow plug. it has at least a gallon and quarter through it. it is still going. is that normal. I know im using the wrong glow plug but i just relized that. is it bad. i know all it does is give it more compression and i have been running it like this ever since i broke it in. Anwser please'
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:38 AM
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thanks for the link, my issue with clermont hobbies is that they do not ship to canada, so there's almost no point for me to look at their items
We ship to Canada no problem and we even split the cost fo the shipping in some cases.

[link=http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/45]http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/45[/link]
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:58 PM
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I have the tornado bb. ive been doing this for at least six months. I has the .18 vertex engine and its stock. How do you tell the difference between a bigblock and a small block. and I am using a traxxas long glow plug. it has at least a gallon and quarter through it. it is still going. is that normal. I know im using the wrong glow plug but i just relized that. is it bad. i know all it does is give it more compression and i have been running it like this ever since i broke it in. Anwser please'

big block is .21 and larger, small block is .18 and smaller, that plug is fine but i would suggest getting an os a3 when that one goes bad
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:31 PM
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Thanks. o and usually how long is a glow plug suppose to last.
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So why is the engine in my CT5 http://cenracing.com/cars/ct5/ct5.html named as a BB?
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:55 PM
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Thanks. o and usually how long is a glow plug suppose to last.

its hard to say, it really depends on how its tuned, lean, rich, running hot, etc. i would say about a gallon per plug.
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So why is the engine in my CT5 http://cenracing.com/cars/ct5/ct5.html named as a BB?

i guess they dont know what a big block is, the 2.5 (or .15) is far from a big block, I wonder why they call it a big block.
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scroll down it syas the engine is a 2.5 Big Block NX15 must just be a name

but after reading the review they said it was a .15 kinda crazy I dont know
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So why is the engine in my CT5 http://cenracing.com/cars/ct5/ct5.html named as a BB?
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:12 PM
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It's called advertising. Most of what the companies advertise is crap. Do you really believe the speeds of 60mph for redcat and smartech? I came across a smartech on ebay that said .18 big block. Yeah right! You just have to use some common sense. They all lie in one way, shape or form. The trick is to make it look better than the other guys so they can get your money. I'm curious if these companies have ever had false advertising charges or not. It would definitely stop it and we could see what what the cars are really capable of. It's not just cars though, even looking for engines is hard because they lie about the specs.
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I don't believe the top speeds of chinese cars because they are mostly in KPH not MPH even though it says MPH.
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i dont believe the top speeds of any rc car manufacturer
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:29 PM
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Unfortyunatlly I did when I first started. The first car I bought was a smartech winner pro which said 60mph top speed. after getting a radar gun I saw that one fly out the window. The top speed I got stock was 30mph. After changing the engine to the 3.3 and swapping out gears for more speed I'm at 55mph which still sucks. Don't get me wrong it's a lot better then 30 I'm just disapointed I'll never see it do the speed that was advertised. The only way I can see these cars actually making it to the top speeds they say is to take them to the top of a building and throw them off with a friend standing at the bottom with the radar gun. lol
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