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Old 01-29-2007, 05:40 PM
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This is a folder for all posts that have to do with the Tornado. Please only post questions, problems, or add on's that relate to the Tornado's.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:48 PM
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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
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:58 PM
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will these work [link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCFR3&P=M[/link]

instead of these or are these better
[link]http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXVK12&P=7[/link]
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:08 PM
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they are both the same, just you get 2 sets of springs with the 886, firm and regular, this is for different stall rates (higher rpm engagement of the clutches)
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:17 PM
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I just ordered a tornado bb 2 speed what about the tranny on them what are some good mods and the a arm's Any one fine one tougher?
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:41 PM
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you always wanna change the clutch spring to the traxxas one. and the clutch bell needs to be changed to the hpi one. if you dont change them, your gears will strip. change them before you run your car for the first time, it will save you alot of trouble. the links are up above. hope this helps you.
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So ehroof, you tried the lower gearing clutchbell, and it worked. Sound like good news or me.
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Old 01-30-2007, 07:32 AM
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its much lower gearing than the 3 part clutch bell but theres not near as much top end.
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Old 01-30-2007, 11:07 AM
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ehroof, I saw that it went from like 17t to 13t. My question is, should I keep my 2.8 in tires or go down to a smaller 2.2 in with the shorter gearing???

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Old 01-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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i would get both, the 17/22 is good for top end (and the smaller tires), the 13/18 is good for low end torque and the bigger tires. i put 2.2 rims with smaller tires back on as you can see in the pictures above (green one).
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I bought an aluminum upper plate for the tornado bb but I cannot figure out where the battery holder and battery pack go. Also there is a bar that came with the kit that i cannot figure out where to place it.
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my little vx.18 is shot.

i have hardly any resestance on the pull starter.

what can i do, is there a rebuild kit or somthing?
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:07 PM
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make sure your head bolts are tight and the glow plug is tight too. you can get a piston and sleeve from someone, i think top speed toys used to sell the engine parts for it, you can check his site, if not do a google of infinity .18 engine parts or piston and sleeve
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There is a rebuild kit, that we have, or I'm sure Clermont has a rebuild kit.
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what other bodies will fit on the buggy

i know someone said the toyota baja truck body will

will ne thing else
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Hey awsome, thanks. I am going to order them before i get my car so I cam be ready.
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how old is your engine dclintonh? how many gallons?[]
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:41 AM
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SO I have been searching and trying to find all the parts from the same supplier to save on shipping and found one that has a clutcl bell and a 15t gear and 21t gear and mip springs can you just put what ever gears you want in? will the mesh with the seconderies? I think maybe the step down from 17 to 15 and from 22 to 21 might not be as bad. what do you guys think?
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my engine is only 3/4 of a gallon old!!

its not shot its just weaker than it was, or should be.

i think my air filter let alot of redclay dust in, i used oil but that dust still gets though that filter.

i also think my factory setting was way to lean.

im just gonna buy the os engine that ehroof talks so highly of.

just for everyones info the rebuild kit is 50 bucks from a.a.f.h.

thanks btw but im just gonna run this thing dead.
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SO I have been searching and trying to find all the parts from the same supplier to save on shipping and found one that has a clutcl bell and a 15t gear and 21t gear and mip springs can you just put what ever gears you want in? will the mesh with the seconderies? I think maybe the step down from 17 to 15 and from 22 to 21 might not be as bad. what do you guys think?
there has to be a 5 tooth difference between the gears like 17/22 or 13/18 you cant have 15/21 since the gears wont line up.
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ORIGINAL: dclintonh

my engine is only 3/4 of a gallon old!!

its not shot its just weaker than it was, or should be.

i think my air filter let alot of redclay dust in, i used oil but that dust still gets though that filter.

i also think my factory setting was way to lean.

im just gonna buy the os engine that ehroof talks so highly of.

just for everyones info the rebuild kit is 50 bucks from a.a.f.h.

thanks btw but im just gonna run this thing dead.

i feel the same way, its not worth spending $50 to repair an $80 engine, i would rather buy the os .18 cvrx and its a direct bolt on.

nothing against aafh, most rebuild kits are around that price range.
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hi
this is ed from austin my frend i have tornedo xp and once a month i am changing my trans. gear do can u give me more information about your changes please tanx my frend
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change the clutch bell, get the 2 speed i posted on top, it will stop you gear problem. welcome to the forum
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i have 2 speed but i and i have 47/42 gear on xp do i need to change trans. too or just gear and clutch
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just change the clutch bell with the 2 speed hpi 3 piece clutch bell setup on top
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