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Old 01-20-2008, 03:11 PM
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either your local hobby shop, if your going online, i get all my stuff from clermontmotorsports.com or redcatracing.com
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OS cvrx Blue 11j is that the motor for the tsunami
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:55 PM
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almost any 1/10 car but that will be a direct replacement for the tsunami or the smartech
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Hey eddie, I got those scres for the little turning thing and got all that back together and the avalanche is ready to go as soon as i get those bearings. I was just checking everything and when i turn the car on and the remote on the front wheels are kinda turned to the left. on that remote i go to the trim and try to change it but i am not really sure how? could you explain a little over this or will it be to hard. lol that remote does alot of confusing things to me.
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hey is it just me or when the batteries in the car go bad does the engine run terribly? my batteries died when i was starting my tornado and the enigne ran extremely poorly when it started
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what do you know about the orion .28 wasp......is it good motor ???is it easy to tune and fix
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found one on craigs list for $30.....said he could never get it tunned
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Hey eddie, I got those scres for the little turning thing and got all that back together and the avalanche is ready to go as soon as i get those bearings. I was just checking everything and when i turn the car on and the remote on the front wheels are kinda turned to the left. on that remote i go to the trim and try to change it but i am not really sure how? could you explain a little over this or will it be to hard. lol that remote does alot of confusing things to me.

i will or you can give me a call and i will go over it on the phone with you, its easier with it in my hands, lol
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lol ok that sounds good man. i got to work tomorrow and all so if its kool with you i will call you sometime tomorrow about 6 or 7 in the evening my time. it is 12.15 now my time so i dont know what time it is your time. hope thats ok thanks lol i got it all back together and looking good just need that one part. and i found how to start it with the body on like you said thanks man
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Kind of new to this hobby, so please have patience with me. My Tornado BB pro pull string does not coil back, I was wanting to kind of upgrade the engine and other accessories. Question is, should I just stick with the factory eng. and buy a new pull start lever or go ahead and upgrade the stock eng? If I do upgrade the eng. do I need to switch out the trans and etc..? Basically I need some recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.
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lol ok that sounds good man. i got to work tomorrow and all so if its kool with you i will call you sometime tomorrow about 6 or 7 in the evening my time. it is 12.15 now my time so i dont know what time it is your time. hope thats ok thanks lol i got it all back together and looking good just need that one part. and i found how to start it with the body on like you said thanks man
good bro, its an hour later here, i am going to bed now so tomorrow should be good, if i dont pick up, just leave me a voice mail and i will call you back.
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Kind of new to this hobby, so please have patience with me. My Tornado BB pro pull string does not coil back, I was wanting to kind of upgrade the engine and other accessories. Question is, should I just stick with the factory eng. and buy a new pull start lever or go ahead and upgrade the stock eng? If I do upgrade the eng. do I need to switch out the trans and etc..? Basically I need some recommendations, they would be greatly appreciated.

you can upgrade to an os cvrx .18, its a killer engine and a direct bolt on, just have to swap the clutch setup and motor mounts from the old engine, the trans stays the same: http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...lue-11j/Detail

you can trade your engine in to redcat and get the sh.18, more powerful than your stock engine, also a direct fit like the os engine but if you use the engine replacement program, you get it 1/2 off, so it will be less than $50, i have it in my volcano and i am very happy with it: http://www.redcatracing.com/itemdeta...tno=sh18engine
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just ran my tornado bb for the first time after break in and i have a few questions:
1) anyone know the engine mount skrews size (the ones underneath the car)? will any skrew work(i'm geting seriously close to striping 2 of them)
2)after just a minor crash the dogbones fell out of place, no prob just put them back on but there was a oil or something on the lower a arm that crashed what do you think it is?
3)how do you know which gear your car is in? i think it stays in second..any ideas on how to fix it
thx a lot!!!
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just ran my tornado bb for the first time after break in and i have a few questions:
1) anyone know the engine mount skrews size (the ones underneath the car)? will any skrew work(i'm geting seriously close to striping 2 of them)
2)after just a minor crash the dogbones fell out of place, no prob just put them back on but there was a oil or something on the lower a arm that crashed what do you think it is?
3)how do you know which gear your car is in? i think it stays in second..any ideas on how to fix it
thx a lot!!!

1. not off hand, sorry

2. put a small sliver of fuel tubing in the drive cups that hold the dogbone, make sure there is a little play still, this will stop the dogbone from falling out again. Check and see if your shock is leaking, that could be the oil on the a arm.

3. If the rpms are low on take off and you have no real low end power your probably stuck in 2nd gear. There is a grub screw on the 2 speed shifter on the trans, 1 of them is to keep the shifter on the trans shaft, the other adjusts shifting time, clockwise makes it shift at higher rpm's and counterclockwise makes it shift at lower rpm's.
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will this work instead of locktite?

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Color: Blue

Gap Fill: .005" .1mm

Torque Break/Prevail(in lbs) M10 Nuts & Bolts: 100-200/30-60 17/5 Nm

Temperature Range: -65°F to 300°F (-54°C to 150°C)

Fixture Time: 10-15 Minutes

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it looks perfect
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where can i get some 89.5mm dogbones
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just be carful on the offset of the rim cause i have the same car and i put buggy tires on it and they rubbed a little and it blew out my rear diff
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where can i get some 89.5mm dogbones

what part number?
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I ordered the wrong dog bones...these seem to be too short
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today i was looking at my car a i noticed that the rear wheels were toed in alot and the front wheels were toed out a bit. so i made the rear wheels straight and toed the front one's in a bit b/c i heard it made the car handle better. now i cant controll the car at all. i turn when i go fast and the thing did 15 cartwheels down the road. should the rear wheels be toed in??? one thing for sure, i am very impressed of how much abuse this thing takes without braking.
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hi,
just picked up a tornado pro.
i changed the clutchbell and put the hpi one on and the hpi gears. (there both purple)
and i changed the clutch spring.

but i tried to put the purle and gold gears on but they wouldnt mesh wll with the stock spur gears.
even with both purle gears on, its still not a perfect fit???

what should or do i have to change the tranny gears???

anything else i should look after on this car before i bring it out for a tough bashing session :0)

thanks a lot.
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89.5mm dogbone part# 08029
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http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...ft-83mm/Detail
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yeah thats how mine is and i can turn at full speed and just slide. i think the rear is toed in just to keep the back from wondering around. and idk y the front is toed out because the traxxas trucks are suppose to be 0 degrees in the front and a few degrees in on the back.
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