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Old 01-29-2007, 06:29 PM
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This is a folder for all posts that have to do with the Tsunami. Please only post questions, problems, or add on's that relate to the Tsunami's.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:25 PM
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Here is a picture of my tsunami:

1. upgrade the clutch bell to this set up: 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

2. upgrade the clutch spring to traxxas #4146x : http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...=++&search3=Go
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:42 PM
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Thanks for those links, I just got my replacement clutch bell this week but I'll order these next. These look pretty durable too. My clutch bell only lasted about half a gallon, is that normal or horrible? The teeth split off the bell so I ended up with the two gears and a short piece of pipe. I also have a smartech speedy tiger and that clutch bell has lasted a while, almost two gallons.

Question: On the tsunami, or any other buggys or trucks for that matter, do we need to have that piece inside the muffler with the holes on it? I took it off cause it felt like it was restricting flow and now the cars fly! I'd say at least 25% increase in speed. I am having to run a little rich on the low speed needle though to keep'er cool. I still have it if I should put it back. Thanks.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:45 PM
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you dont need it
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:46 PM
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I have a customer that blew the spur gears from the bad clutch bell I ordered replacement gears for him and sent them out.
He says they don't fit. here is the part # from redcats site 06032 any one else had this problem. This is turning into a real disaster for
me. He bought 3 trucks and all have had problems becacuse of the clutch bell. Now I have to buy replacement parts from tower
to fix the clutch bells and the parts I sent him from redcat don't fit. Help Please.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:11 PM
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the tsunami is a 2 speed and there are 2 spur gears, 6032 and 6033.
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Old 02-06-2007, 11:39 AM
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I'm confused I thought there was only one spur gear that drives the rear axel. The other gear you list I thought was an option to change the gear ratios to increase top end speed?
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Old 02-06-2007, 04:28 PM
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No bro, its a 2 speed transmission, so there are 2 gears on the clutch bell and 2 spur gears on the transmission.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:36 AM
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anyone know of a wheel that will work w/ this to replace the stock gray wheels?
I would like some dish wheels for the track and chrome for looks.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:10 PM
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i put stock rustler rims on mine, just have to do a little plastic removal in the back of the rim.
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Heres a Tsunami Truggy conversion. I ordered the front and rear shock towers for the tornado, as well as the wing mount and parts. Now the body sits down lower on frame and truck looks nice. I also went out and bought a pro-line crowd pleazer body today painted it up and the truck looks sweet. Here are some pics:

I bent a dogbone today so thats why its a 2wd setup in the pics, still ran great.

Yes, this is a Redcat Tsunami Truggy
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That thing looks sick jblaze i was going to buy a 1/8 sxt truggy from team vertex but i may just do what you done with the tsunami.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:14 PM
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Nice tsunami bro, looks real good!!!!!!
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I also adjusted the screw on the tranny to stay in 1st gear, truck flies even on just 1 gear. I had it at the track yesterday and it did about 10 cartwheels at about 30mph at the end of the straight away, flipped over a two foot wood wall and landed on all 4, unscaved. I've read some posts that redcat or himoto cars are cheep and break a lot and I was very carefull with the truck when I first got it. After about two months I've only spent about $6 on broken parts and jump and flip it all the time. These things last. Any Tsunami owners out there also have hurricanes or Torpedas, can they also take the beating?
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Old 02-21-2007, 06:47 PM
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My idle screw backed out an was lost... any idea on a replacement?
I talked to support and they can only sell a new carb.
Also, what the size on the fuel tubing> medium?
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:37 PM
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medium would be fine, i dont know about the idle screw, that could be a problem
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I ordered a volcano front bumper and added it to my tsunami. hopefully it will help it live a little better (maybe not quite so many bent shock rods). I also obviously painted my axles bright yellow!



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That's an awsome idea, I like it, looks good.
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:30 PM
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Don't look at my front bumper...........lol...............ehroof admit it you only use that Tsunami for pictures[:-] you have the cleanest cars in town M8 I like it
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cleanliness is next to godliness
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Amen
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:46 PM
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i have a small compressor i dont use from my shop and a gallon of denatured alcahol and simple green concentrate, i mix like 2/3 denatured and 1/3 simple green, spray it down and blow it off. squeeky clean!!!!
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Going to have to try thatI have both the products and use them but never mixed them Thanks
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let me know what you think, i think it works great
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Copied from my other post, good info

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Well, between our 4 tsunamis we have now, we have broken at least 3 or 4 of the rear drive shafts! They sheer right off on one end or the other right at the ball. I found that the "local" (30 min drive) Hobbietown USA carries a HPI 6x57mm dogbone part number A553 and they fit right in perfect. These hpi shafts look much heavier duty at the ball, and also feel like they weigh considerably more. They also cost $1.50 more a pair than the redcat ones from Clermont, but after comparison I think they will be worth the money.
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