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Old 08-13-2008, 12:20 AM
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the stainless cup ides is good man and titanium dog bones might not be as great as one would think lol. The shaft yes for sure man but you want something even harder then that for the pins trust me titanium is strong but cant take the rubbing like say high carbon steel like needle bearings in a u joint. or shock rods will be good to. Redcats bones are just great but they break from the cups wearing out. Or better yet I have a wanna B big block in my mt2 with 3 gallons of killer hard driving I still have NO sign of wear on the bones or cups. Same thing in my tsunami but I have 7 gallons through that one. Another thing you can do is heat treat and temper the drive cups then get them blasted with something nice and fine like glass beads then take them to an electroplating shop and get them coated with nickle, a good tool grade thickness. Then they will last for a fair while
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:26 AM
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uhoo would this work for a bb conversion? I know that the hpi mounts are the same dimenssions as the redcat mounts so I think that it will work http://www.neweramodels.com/item.cgi...fr&part_id=710
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:31 AM
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i dunno buddy couldnt say , i think the sloted ajustable ones might work the best i thing ofna make sum , or just make custom alloy ones out of billet and drill ya own holes .
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:36 AM
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I have the ofna mounts on my mt2 But I think there to short man my flywheel sticks out of the chassis a little lol
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:39 AM
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hey , i might be getting a cheap hardly used savage. im looking for sum thing to bash around because as fun as my tsunami is its a lil fragile . i want sumthing i can just not MOD and just bash with ...
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Old 08-13-2008, 01:18 AM
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I was thinking of getting one too man or a revo not sure tho
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i would mind sumthing my gf can bash like a savage , sumthing she can crash and not smash it to much lol hahahahah
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Old 08-13-2008, 07:28 PM
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i changed my mind on the dog bones and titanium im going to use hasterloy its heavy but extremly strong and if any 1 is interested im making the top deck plate the plate that surounds the gas tank out of feather light alum im going to make 5 of them ill sell them half of what redcat wants
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hey eminentguitar did you say the hpi drive shafts fit straight in to the REAR of the tsunami , im not worried about the front cos im not running front ones . im heading down to my Lhs and i was thinking of getting sum stronger rear drive shafts. and do you mean the hpi mt2 dog bones or uni-joint drive shafts fit .
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i think he said u have to change everything to ues them i pmed him about it but im not for shure
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:15 PM
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i was thinking about anyways just going down the Lhs with the car and say What fits ? lol any brand just sumthing strong hahahaha
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ok i snapped the rear drive shaft tranny side. who do i order from ive read that redcat is slow on shipping and whats the part number i lost my book actually my kid ripped it up.
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hey retro , just wondering how you planning on maching up thos drive shafts anyways . im a machinest to and i was thinking about making sum to , i might give it a crack just out of mild or m200 first tho and if they work gett them coated
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well im lathe operator so id turn down some stainless alittle thicker leaving enough material to for the balls then drill the pin holes and have 1 of our welders braze the pins in to form the balls id use just a file and form it or throw it in our cnc lathe and let that form it ok your turn now answer my queastion i need rear drive shaft tranny side who do i order it from?
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id make them myself but my machines are busy busy busy
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i get my stuff from australia man so i dunno where in the usa . and the way i was gunna do it is turn up the saft bodies beefy in the middle and drop down at the end then leaving a lil on the ends drill and tap a m2.5 or whatever for a high tins grub screw to screw in and ova hang both sides , and use loctite on it . save's brazing and stuff , and then just bench grind a round ball on the ends of the shafts
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got to think about ballance tho to i don't know seems like a good thing to bring up to me lol
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yes and no , because the stock ones im running a so bent on the ends and still running good . il talk to my foreman in our lathe section and see what he thinks . cos i run a mill and cant get on our cnc lathe there way to busy
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hey eminentguitar did you say the hpi drive shafts fit straight in to the REAR of the tsunami , im not worried about the front cos im not running front ones . im heading down to my Lhs and i was thinking of getting sum stronger rear drive shafts. and do you mean the hpi mt2 dog bones or uni-joint drive shafts fit .
Yeah man they fit right in but you have to get the mt2 18ss drive cups for the transmission and the diff because the mt2 18ss shaft has a 7mm ball unlike the redcat shafts with a 6mm ball. Hpi doesnt make a u joint for the centre shafts only ones that I have seen were made by GPM and arent to bad but I migh have just gotten luckey because lots of people have had problems with GPM parts. I bought extras because I though that they might still wear out like the redcat ones but after all this time they still look like the day I put them on. I dont know what they used for matterial on the silver drive cups but its even hard to grind. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT MAN its so nice to have parts that dont wear out all the time. the only thing you have to make sure of is that you use lock tite on the grub screws.
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retro take some pictures of the deck when you have it completed. I might be interested.
As for parts you can go with rufaster.com or allaboutfunhobbies.com
I think there are a few other places that carry redcat/himoto parts but I cant think of the names off hand. You could also do a google search and see what comes up.
I ordered from rufaster recently with no problems.
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ok keith ill ake pics when its finnished probaly some time next week. as for my parts i just orderd front tranny shafts and rear tranny shafts from rufaster.com ill just use them for parts only 1 dolla for shipping. hope it doesnt takes weeks to get here i wanna play.
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my tsunami is all broked up again
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my tsunami is all broked up again
so what ya do to ya "glass " tsunami this time buddy lol
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any 1 have the monsoon?
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my tsunami is all broked up again
so what ya do to ya "glass " tsunami this time buddy lol
lol just had a nice high speed roll over lol cause of death was a broken shock end and jammed up (melted) spur gear thats what made her roll I was only doing about 20mph tho
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