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Old 08-16-2007, 10:59 PM
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Just got my monsoon from clermont hobby and it has been way more then I expected it to be. The only issue I had was during break in when I could not get it to run more than 10 seconds at a time. Blistered my hands pullstarting it through two tank fulls and trying to see why it would not stay running when I found out the hole from the exhaust pipe that goes to the fuel line to pressurize the tank was never drilled out. I had no pressure to tank and had to keep priming it. Drilled out the hole myself and used a set screw on the end to only allow exhaust pressure to tank and it runs fine now. Redcat is supposed to be sending my lhs a new pipe for me no questions asked, Great service their. And one other small issue was when I changed the shock oil, one nut inside a shock had come loose but no big deal. Great truggy and a bargain.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:07 PM
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Ciao, i have a Searover by HSP (the taiwan factory that made the truggy for Smartech Redcats and Himoto ) it's the same of the Monsoon ,and i think that it's very strong.
The truggy run and jump ,jump and run and never crash;
moreover it has a nice price.
My vote is 8/10
If you want see a video panoramic of this truggy please go here:
[link=http://video.google.it/videoplay?docid=-5769426355565723077]Searover[/link]
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:39 PM
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Love that panoramic video!! have not heard that song on it in years! Where can I get the yellow wheels you have on that? Is there a site for that truck or know anyone who sells those wheels?
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Old 09-07-2007, 09:33 PM
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Anyone have the aluminum upgraded arms on the monsoon yet. I was wondering if they are actually heavier than the stock arms and how do they hold up when you crash. I have been told that when you put aluminum arms on some cars that when you crash the arms will break other parts on the car becuase the aluminum arms do not give or flex any. Are they worth buying?
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:00 AM
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no they are not worth buying lol.
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Old 09-08-2007, 06:02 AM
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they look like the proline wheels with 1/2 " offset but I believe they are the chinese copy of them lol.
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:51 PM
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Is there a Two Speed for a Monsoon? I am looking to get a Monsoon but I think it would be too slow.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:19 PM
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Itsnot slow, probally near 40mph. Im writing the official RCU review of the monsoon, it will have a gps top speed report. This is going to be a good review!
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:35 PM
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When will the review come out?
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:30 PM
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It is slow right now, but once the new clutchbells come out, that will change. The 10 tooth is geared way to low.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:52 PM
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Was just wondering becasue I saw this on EBAY http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-NITRO-GAS-VOL...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:59 PM
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Ok so whats the kit then? Is it just the 2 speed tranny?
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:13 AM
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its a secret and if we tell you will have to kill you..............LOL.......... but basically your rightlittle more than that[&o]
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:38 PM
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Was just wondering becasue I saw this on EBAY http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-NITRO-GAS-VOL...QQcmdZViewItem

I just bought my Monsoon off of them. Everything went smooth and I got a good price I thought...........contact them they are pretty good responding

Here is my Monsoon

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w29/jay574/SIDE.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w29/jay574/TOP.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w29/jay574/REAR.jpg


webdr..........can't wait to catch your review. I haven't had the chance to run mine yet. I have lots to do on it and other necessaties I need to round up first.
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:59 PM
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Anyone had any problems with the foam inside there stock tires. After about a month I noticed that 2 of my tires feel like half of the foam is missing inside. They are very soft in a couple of spots feeling like they are empty. I had this problem only once before on a ofna buggy I had but only one tire and when I took the tire off 3/4 of the foam was gone!, no particles or anything inside the tire. Ofna warranteed the tire for me but could not say what it was from. I called redcat about this and they said they could not warranty it but I would like to know if I am doing something wrong to cause this. I just spent 80 on proline wheels and crimefighter tires for my mantis and will probably by the same for my monsoon but do not want to mess those up either.
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Old 09-18-2007, 05:06 AM
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There is a lot less trouble with aftermarket foam for inside the tires. But I have found the high speed on the street with pin type or knobby tires, they get so hot they sometimes melt the foam. There are other inherent problems but just don't buy cheap foam[]
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Old 09-18-2007, 01:40 PM
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The bad thing is I do not think I can replace just the foam becuase I read before that someone tried removing the tires from the same set of wheels that I got which come in chrome on the monsoon and it actually distorted the rim and messed up the chrome on them.
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That's a problem and if it were mine to take care of I would very carefully strip the tires off without hurting the rim and glue some new ones on with good foams in them.[&o]
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Has anyone found a 13T clutch bell that will fit? Or managaed to make one fit?

I tired reversing the engine mounts which move the engine forward a little but still not enough to be effective.

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Has anyone found a 13T clutch bell that will fit? Or managaed to make one fit?

I tired reversing the engine mounts which move the engine forward a little but still not enough to be effective.

Please help!
The vtx truggy has a 11 tooth that is the same as the monsoon. I have not found another yet. I hear people saying they modded theirs but nobody ever has any pics and if you do what they try and tell you like what you just tried with the motor mounts (I tried that too) it does not work. I spoke to nick at redcat yesterday and he said they should have some available in a couple of days that they are going to send out. I have been waiting for one too.
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how much ground clearance (inches) does the monsoon have? I currently have a stampede and is good for where I drive it but, how much does the monsoon have? I would be driving on a rocky area.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:53 AM
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the monsoon is set up more for track riding. It sits really low.
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In that case whats the ground clearence of the earthquake or avalanche? whats the top speed?
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:02 AM
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I dont have any more earthquakes or avalanches in stock to measure the ground clearance sorry. Hopefully someone who has one will post that. When my shipment arrives I will post the info if nobody hasnt posted already.
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this may sound like an odd question but, how do i start a forum?
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