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Old 10-25-2007, 06:36 PM
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WOOOOOOOOHOOO just order a Monsoon from clermont!!!!!! This is my first 1/8 i cant wait till it comes in! But i need to know some stuff about it. What kind of Fuel do i need, 20% or 30%?? Is the redcat 5 tank break in the best?? what is the best glow plug for SH .28?? I've heard that the pipe is practically touching the gas tank, will i need to adjust that? lol thats about it. Just want to get prepared before it comes in so i can start driving the minute it comes in. Also im asuming that it will come with the newer digital FM transmitter, that will be nice im sure. I'll hafta figure that one out for myself.

also is there any way to get the monsoon to wheely?? i know its really wide and low but idk if you could wheely with some adjustments or not
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WOOOOOOOOHOOO just order a Monsoon from clermont!!!!!! This is my first 1/8 i cant wait till it comes in! But i need to know some stuff about it. What kind of Fuel do i need, 20% or 30%?? Is the redcat 5 tank break in the best?? what is the best glow plug for SH .28?? I've heard that the pipe is practically touching the gas tank, will i need to adjust that? lol thats about it. Just want to get prepared before it comes in so i can start driving the minute it comes in. Also im asuming that it will come with the newer digital FM transmitter, that will be nice im sure. I'll hafta figure that one out for myself.

also is there any way to get the monsoon to wheely?? i know its really wide and low but idk if you could wheely with some adjustments or not

20% is best for fun running, os #8 plug is what i use and reccomend, do the 5 tank break in, thats what i do to all my rc's and they work fine. just bend the pipe holder so the pipe sits away from the tank, its easy to do. it should have the digital fm radio system. i think it might wheelie if you stiffen up the rear suspension springs.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:53 PM
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Ditto, also I would loctite the 2 bolts on each side that hold the front upper and lower a-arms to the hub. I had them keep coming out on me and also loctite the motor mount bolts that bolt to the chassis (came loose also and messed up my spur gear a little but still works. I have also seen a couple of monsoons with the wheel nuts loose out of the box and not loctited to check those too.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:00 PM
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ok i'll locktight the motorscrews and maybe put a drop of super glue on some of the screws that screw into plastic. Atleast thats what i did with my 1/10 cars. i kept stripping out the screws and stuff that screw into plastic because i tightened them too tight. little plastic swirls would pop out when i took a screw out lol. And eroof i read what you said about stiffining the springs on the avalanche to make it wheely. I'll try the same with the monsoon.
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:06 PM
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You do not really need to loctite the screws that screw in the plastic because the do not vibrate out hardly. Most all of the screws that go into plastic on this truck are like wood screws with very big threads so they do not come put. Just snug them down and make sure they are tight.
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Congrats!


Youl never get the Monsoon to wheelie, its a race truck, not a monster. Its sprung soft and sits low. Youll love it, its got hella torque! (yea, I just said hella)
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Old 10-25-2007, 07:25 PM
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never say never, nick at redcat said he was able to get it to wheelie, i believe with a stiff rear end it will wheelie, my avalanche does and its the same basic platform with bigger tires.
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We have not seen a video of the avalanche doing a wheelie yet.
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:14 PM
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i have faith!!! i can get it to wheely. If i can hit a little bump and wheely my tsunami down the driveway, i can surely get my monsoon to wheely!!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:17 PM
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We have not seen a video of the avalanche doing a wheelie yet.

you will soon my brother, you will soon [8D]

i have been busy with work and the weather has been on the wet side and will be for tomorrow and saturday too
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:25 AM
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I got the wheelie plan all down [:-]just been to busy to finish it.................you guys and your hit a bump wheelie crack me up..........ITS IN THE POWER[sm=punching.gif]

LOL...............good luck on the no rain Eddie...............I've had 3 regular break in and 1 premium break in and I only have one regular break in done. Oh well there goes my Monday and Tuesday off[X(]but at least no rain[8D]
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I'll try to get a good video of a wheelie to, just gotta tighten that back supsension up. Also don't forget to thread lock the engine mount screws, I think thats probably the most important one to do. Maybe ill try the wheelie later today if the rain drys up! It's here to! Hmm makes me wonder how effectivly a guy could rig his truck up for wet driving.

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Old 10-26-2007, 02:58 PM
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hey dont make fun of me for having to hit a hump to wheely!! all my tsunami has is a single speed setup and exuast header. plus the clutch bell is unfortunatly like a 16 toothe
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:46 PM
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put a lower tooth bell, like a 12 tooth and you will get better accelleration.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:24 PM
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my earth quake wheelie's to much for me i have to half turn the low speed counter clock to make it chill out lol.
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Old 10-26-2007, 06:27 PM
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word bro, i have seen it, whats up danny
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yeah the earthquakes are good wheelie machines. I will try to take a vid this weekend of my sons earthquake.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:56 PM
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hey dennis, hows the track coming out?
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did that clay come in yet? Can't wait to get out there on sunday and see it. Did some top secret suspension changes on my monsoon and mantis yesterday. lol. got to do something to try and beat you!
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no it didnt come yet... The track is changing fast. I was out until 1030 last night and then started at 7am today before going to the store. If the clay doesn't make it by this weekend we can still run no problem. My 2 big jumps are now 32' and 41'.
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Old 10-27-2007, 08:16 AM
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lol wow thats big[X(]
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:28 PM
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2 more questions!! How is the stock filter on the monsoon? worth getting a better one to let it breathe or is it fine. And i know the rims are chrome. Do they fade easily?? The rims on my tsunami faded really bad.
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the stock air filter is good, i like it and the chrome on most rc rims fades pretty quick, just be careful not to get any cleaning solutions or nitro fuel on them, thats usually a good way to dull or remove the chrome finish real quick.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:57 PM
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ok thanks
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You do not need the cap on the air filter, take that off. Hopefully your wheels will last longer than mine did. My foams went after about a month.
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