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Old 02-15-2008, 11:22 PM
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thats a great manifold, have it for all my redcats
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:10 AM
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anybody else having trouble with the shocks (stock and aluminum) springing back when compressed instead of collapsing and dampening only.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:15 AM
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When I filled my shocks with oil it did that to me to, what I did to resolve it was take some of the oil out, not much just a little.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:33 AM
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yeah, I wasn't happy with letting ait into the shock to solve the problem. It really ruined the dampening. I racked my brain and finally figured it out.

The problem is this; the half rubber sphere at the top of the shock is there so that when the shock is compressed the sphere can collapse to allow for the volume that the shock shaft consumes when it enters the shock body. That sphere is tot allowed to collapse because the area behind it is sealed. what I did was make a small hole in the shock mount (plastic part at the top) so that as the sphere collapsed the air inside it had a route to escape. also, I made sure that when I screwed the shock body closed, the shock was fully compressed so that the volume of the shock shaft was accounted for in the shock body.

Hope this makes sense.

Now the shocks work great and really dampen the ride! ( filled them with trinity 50 shock oil)
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:40 AM
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I made my own shock oil mixture, I used 10W-40 motor oil mixed with Muti-purpose Lithium flex grease, you would be surprised how well the 2 mixes together, plus I can make the oil as thick or thin as needed.
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:13 AM
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thats a great manifold, have it for all my redcats
Have you tried porting that header? I noticed a slight increase in power after porting mine.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:11 AM
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i didnt even look at it, lol, i will have to check it out
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:09 PM
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ORIGINAL: ehroof

Here are some pics of my tornado xp's:

1. upgrade your 2 speed clutch bell to: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR2&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXDHM0&P=K + http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXCLR9&P=K
you may need to widdle away a little of the upper plate post so the gears clear it

2. if you want more low end touque use this clutch bell: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...4&I=LXM730&P=K you will loose top end speed with this but have much low end take off

3. upgrade your single speed clutch bell to: http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s.../Detail?no=200 or this place: http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXLST9&P=7

4. upgrade to this clutch spring traxxas 4146x : http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go
Will the single clutch bell listed in #2 work without any additional parts? The reason i ask is because there does not appear to be a lip inside the bell for the bearings to sit when it is put onto the engine shaft.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:52 PM
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Will this rim and tire work on my tornado? The width is perfect im not sure about the diameter: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=001
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:53 PM
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Lol, I want to buy these tires today...[sm=sad_smile.gif]
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:21 PM
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they look like 12mm but ima nut case so dont listen to me. e-mail the guy and see if he knows
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:25 PM
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I now they are 12mm because they are 1/10 scale. I already bought them.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:46 AM
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Does anybody have a manual for the tornado xp. I lost mine and i need it to fix it. Or does anybody have a downloadable diagram of the car. Like telling where every thing goes.
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Old 02-18-2008, 11:50 AM
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http://www.redcatracing.com/manuals.asp
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Old 02-19-2008, 01:13 PM
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hi everyone!!
Just got the Tornado BB on ebay and i have a couple of questions

-why my car stops running after a time of use, do i have to lean the low speed needle???
-can i use 30 wt for the shocks???
- how do i know if my car is shifting to second gear

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ummmm how am i supposed to get that one part that is turns the wheel out of the thing that connects to the c-hub, sorry im not the part master yet.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:22 PM
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? [sm=spinnyeyes.gif] maybe a picture?
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Old 02-19-2008, 06:03 PM
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i went to start my bb today and it wouldnt start after pulling it forever and ever. so i went to hold the throttle open to let some fresh air in and the throttle servo was dead. im glad it didnt start
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:25 PM
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? [sm=spinnyeyes.gif] maybe a picture?
the thing that goes in to the front hub carrier, the thing that goes in it, how do i get it out?

http://redcatracing.com/pics_gallery/02014.jpg




oh yes im super mad because that new black pipe manifold isnt long enough for the pipe. when i put my pipe on the pipe holder it wouldnt reach to the manifold.....whats going on?
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:51 PM
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you may have to bend the pipe holder to make the pipe go back further, there is a screw that holds it from the top and bottom, then it pulls right out.
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:41 PM
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uh i looked and there isnt anything that is holding it from the top...do you mean literally bend it? or loosen it up and then twist it around some?

do know what i was talking about with the c-hub carrier?
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:52 PM
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maybe you can take a picture of your car and point to what your talking about, it would make it alot easier.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:29 PM
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yeah i fixed the c-hub problem...just dont worry about it......a little force and some model glue fixed everything

this is about the manifold: did you say to bend the pipe holder literally or loosen it up from the screw and push it back some? i dont have any tools to reach to the nut thats holing the holder dwon.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:31 PM
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i just had to bend the holder back a little so the coupler holds it, no big deal
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:34 PM
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...............................................do you mean BEND it, like use force to bend it?
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