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Old 01-02-2008, 08:52 PM
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Default Tornado with truggy tires????

I believe it is but just to confirm.... is it possible to use larger truck tires from the Tsunami on the Tornados??? Does anyone have experience with doing this, if so how well did it drive with the larger tires???

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Old 01-02-2008, 08:57 PM
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dont go to big on the tires or there will be no low end power. i put regular sized tires back on it.
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:15 PM
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Default RE: Tornado with truggy tires????

Thats what I was looking for. How does it handle with that setup compared to stock and do you run it on dirt or street?? I am looking to run my Tornado on the street, do you have any tips on suspension or tire setups??? I have also considered using smaller tires off the Lightning to lower the car and get more low end power but I am concerned about the width of those tires.
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Old 01-02-2008, 11:26 PM
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Default RE: Tornado with truggy tires????

it works pretty good and looks great, check out my profile.
i lowered mine by moving the shock mounts to the top holes. i only run it on the street and it handles alot better.
if i ever get around to it im gonna switch to the skinny tires like these

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXRLP0&P=7

because ive notice that top speed in second gear has suffered with the added weight or wind resistance.

i also have the os 18, it just want wind out second with the wide tires. i put the stockers on there and its screams.

but yea i do like the wide tires though.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:45 AM
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Default RE: Tornado with truggy tires????

here's a video of the tornado with the 2.2's and the single speed setup in it: http://s163.photobucket.com/albums/t...tornadoxp1.flv
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yea with the low geared CB it wooks great. but with the large CB it suffers on top, the stocker (mine still works) is also a little tall.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:43 PM
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Default RE: Tornado with truggy tires????

Here is what I,m doing with mine I went ahead and ordered me these tires and rims a set of four, the first picture of what it's going to look like rims and all, there going on my 1/10 4 wheel drive buggy. These rims are 12mm hex on the back side same as the ones on my buggy now.

The thinking that bigger is better remains true. These were the thoughts behind the new MOAB 2.2” tire for 1:10 scale trucks

· Aggressive / realistic tread design
· A whopping 5” x 2.25”
· Comes with foam inserts
· Designed to work on a variety of terrains
I got the tires off of ebay as well good price to
http://search.ebay.com/search/search...2FR&category0=

And the rims are 2.2 Mudrock beadlock chrome rims
2.2 Mudrock beadlock wheels comes in dual side beadlock setup to ensure it is absolutely the best wheel available.
Beadlock wheels lock directly onto the tire eliminating the need for gluing your tires and keeping the rims reusable.
You can get the rims on ebay at http://cgi.ebay.com:80/ws/eBayISAPI....m=110143852682 that is priced for a set of 2 so you would have to get 2 set's
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Them wheels are the same size as mine. Tornados run pretty well with them on.
Have you got any pictures of your Tornado?
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Default RE: Tornado with truggy tires????

ehroof i am new to nitro and my tornado bb clutch bell got hot enough to smoke i was wondering what was the probelm please help
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:32 PM
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check that your brakes are not dragging, do this by rolling the car around with it off and see if there is resistance and make sure nothing is binding on the drivetrain, like overly tight mesh on the clutch bell to spur gear. if your worried about it turning a blue color, thats normal. also dont drive around extreemly slow, this will make the clutch shoes slip inside the bell and the friction will make it run hot.
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