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Old 01-25-2008, 03:51 PM
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is it just me or are most of the redcat cars used as bashers? nobody at my lhs or anywhere else i've been at has ever heard of redcat or himoto. i guess its because nobody races them at the track. does any one race them?
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:55 PM
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new company, only been around a couple of years, they are getting bigger and bigger all the time.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:23 PM
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ahhhhh i didnt know redcat was that new...cool. i guess
oh yeah guess who just broke a c-hub and their mufler. thats right it was me. it sucks. i ran it into my grandparents ford explorers wheel. atleast it looked cool when it happened! lol. my grandparents drived way is a big curve so you can just drive into the driveway and drive right out of the other end. heres what happened:
i was drifting around the drive way cuz there was ice all over the first part of the driveway.it swerved around and did a donut going at full throttle, then the front right wheel grazed the back ford tire, then it hit the front tire and then the mufler broke into milions of peices. im not sure when the c-hub broke but it all happened in slow motion to me so it was funny.

does redcat sell silver peipes for the tornado. i'll be needing one. and im tired of the black.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:31 PM
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yeah, chrome tuned pipe.

also clermont has the rpm tuned pipe from associated, i like those pipes, work nice.
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:37 PM
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hello can anyone tell me why mi small gear in the transmission stripped?
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:40 PM
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Old 01-25-2008, 06:54 PM
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ok tank you
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:21 PM
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Would aluminum shock towers be bad? Because in the tornado review it says that one of the cons is aluminum shock towers.
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Old 01-25-2008, 10:51 PM
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they bend but can be bent back, they do have upgraded ones. i have had mine bend but you just bend them back, real easy, in my opinion its better than plastic breaking.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:05 PM
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so i was out bashing at my local bashing point, and i'm very impresed. the tornado could smoke the smartech winner pro (both stock) and a few of the on road cars in a drag strip.
anyway when i was taking it apart for maintanence i found out that my right front weel won't come off!!!
it will still run normally, but i'm stil worried[] any suggestions??
by the way 15 tanks thru the engine and no sigh of wear on the clutch or the spur gears but i do hear a faint wine when i accelerate from dead stop. is that normal?
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:22 PM
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you just need to pull it off, lol. i have seen and heard of guys using a small gear puller on the rims to pull them off.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:41 PM
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does anyone know if the hpi t-.15 motor will fit in the tornado bb? i want to race and and stock engine isnt gonna cut it. but i noticed on the t-.15 crankshaft right about were it goes into the engine it has like a like thing that looks like it will lock the cone for the cushin or something
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:52 PM
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its a direct fit but i dont know if it has more power than the vx.18, i had one in my rs4 and i wasnt really impressed. trade your engine in on the sh.18, thats a nice engine and will cost you > $50 with the engine replacement program from redcat.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:52 PM
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Hey eddie,

Today is finally sunny and i am off, lol I am going to go out with my avalanche in a min and try it out again. I am driving with the body on now lol. and got locktite on all the screws hope things run smoother lol. well message back when you have time man, oh did you see the pics?
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:03 PM
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no, what pics bro? i forgot probably, anyways, have a blast.
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:16 PM
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I put them on the forum thing like a question. just scroll up a little and i think its on this page see them?
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Old 01-26-2008, 02:59 PM
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when i ride my car and give it full trottle it doesn't have any power just like it dont have enough fuel what could it be is it becaus its too cold or whar?
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:12 PM
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and sometimes it stalls
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Old 01-26-2008, 04:40 PM
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can anyone help?
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:32 PM
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either you have your engine to lean or to rich. lean it out and if it is worse richen it. does it bog any?


hey redcat's engine replacement program lasts for how long? can you really beat it with a hammer and they'll still give you another one with a discount?

does redcatracing.com sell king pins?

ummmm does RTM mean the same thing as factory team kit?
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something is wrong wit my buggy!! first off it wont roll forward freely so i took out the engine still wont roll forward took out the gear box and apparently dirt jamed the first gear so i cleaned it and it worked......after i put it back together and started it i have no brakes nor it wont move forward(like the gears are stripped but they r not) so i am guessing sumting is up wit the gear box but i dunno what?....
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and also the engine is in its original position (i'm sure of dat)
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:51 PM
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yeah about the t .15. it revs higher tho and i cant get my buggy to shift coming up my road and the shift adj. screw is pretty far backed off and i dont want to loosen it anymore cause i dont want it to fall out. does the other motor from redcat rev higher? how much better is it than the vx? how much is it with the return?
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hey here are the videos. I am giving you the link to one and just look at all my videos, put 3 on there.

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sorry eddie here is the vidoe lol.

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