Register

If this is your first visit, please click the Sign Up now button to begin the process of creating your account so you can begin posting on our forums! The Sign Up process will only take up about a minute of two of your time.

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Nitro Newbie


  1. #1
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    Nitro Newbie

    Hi. I'm new to RC, just got a Duratrax Evader EXT about 6 weeks ago. Having a blast with it and figured I give Nitro a try when I saw an ad for one for $100. I got a used Tornado BB and just received it in the mail today. I won't get a chance to try it out until the weekend though[&o] A couple of questions for you Redcat experts.....ok, its actually gonna be a bunch, since I'm a total newbie
    First question: The shocks seems awfully soft compared to my stadium truck. The tornado bottomed out when I tossed it down on all 4s at only about a foot's height. Is it supposed to be this soft on buggies? If not, how can I stiffen it? What's a good replacement if I want to just replace them all?

  2. #2
    Macanan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New Tazewell, TN
    Posts
    1,348
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    Theres metal shock upgrades and upgrades for the shock proof plate, it all depends on how much you want to spend on it, all four shocks will run you about $40.00, which I have a set of four for $25.00 there used but in good shape, the reason im selling them because I converted my buggy into a Tsunami, here are a few sites where you can get upgrades and parts.

    http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/...php/cPath/2_20 .... here free shipping on any order over $10.00

    http://www.clermontmotorsports.com/s...rts/Categories

    http://www.redcatracing.com/parts_se...&partscat=6000

    Here is a picture of the shocks I have for sale for the buggy.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Cz80109.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	84.0 KB 
ID:	883723  
    OFFICIAL HIMOTO RACING SUPPORT - THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN
    http://himotoracing.com :: http://himotoracingusa.com

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Lima, OH
    Posts
    78
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    you can dissassemble them and put in thicker shock oil maybe someone on here will know what is stock

  4. #4
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    Hmm. Only 2 replies? Nobody else wants to chime in on this?

    Thanks for taking the time to reply Macanan and Shackwrrr. BTW, Macanan thanks for the offer but I'm going to see if I can first resolve this with Shackwrrr's advice. I'll try another forum to see if I can get the answer I need.

  5. #5
    Cam_132's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Maple Ridge, BC, CANADA
    Posts
    1,504
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    I have that problam too on my bb it is becouse it is a buggy and it is rilly low to the ground and i have 10,000 Wtg dif fluif in my shocks and i still have that problam... and that S*** is thick. the shock springs are rilly soft to try puting about 1" section of fuel toobing on your shock shafts and that helps a lot. the toobing makes it look like the springs are harder... so put Rilly thick oil in them (and dont use moter oil... use silicone shock fluid)or silicone dif fluid becouse it is the same stuff as the shock fluid. and it comes thicker...) i use dif fluid becouse they come thicker than the thickest shock oil... and you can upgrade to the Alu. shocks i had to becouse one of my shocks was shot (striped and leeded fluid)
    Who ever said \"It never Changes it just gets better\" Is a lire!

  6. #6
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie


    ORIGINAL: retard1322

    I have that problam too on my bb it is becouse it is a buggy and it is rilly low to the ground and i have 10,000 Wtg dif fluif in my shocks and i still have that problam... and that S*** is thick. the shock springs are rilly soft to try puting about 1" section of fuel toobing on your shock shafts and that helps a lot. the toobing makes it look like the springs are harder... so put Rilly thick oil in them (and dont use moter oil... use silicone shock fluid)or silicone dif fluid becouse it is the same stuff as the shock fluid. and it comes thicker...) i use dif fluid becouse they come thicker than the thickest shock oil... and you can upgrade to the Alu. shocks i had to becouse one of my shocks was shot (striped and leeded fluid)
    Hey, thanks dude!
    Are the Redcat aluminum upgrade shocks much stiffer? Did you still have to use the 10K wt fluid in those also?

  7. #7
    Macanan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    New Tazewell, TN
    Posts
    1,348
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    The stiffness of the shocks will be based on what oil you put in, and with the aluminum shocks if you look at my picture of them you will see that there is an adjuster that you can screw down to make the springs stiffer. I make my own oil useing 10W-40 motor oil and multi-purpose lithium flex grease and they mix very well together to get what weight you need for what your doing.
    OFFICIAL HIMOTO RACING SUPPORT - THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN
    http://himotoracing.com :: http://himotoracingusa.com

  8. #8
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    I'll try using the heavy diff fluid, and if that doesn't do it for me I'll talk to you about those aluminum shocks, Macanan. Thanks!

  9. #9
    Redharris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Panorama, CA
    Posts
    2,133
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    Here is a link to the Tornado thread. You will find the Tornado Experts all in there.
    Plus you will find all the hop ups n Mods listed there too. Have fun. I drove a Tornado a couple times, it is a BLAST!
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5342050/tm.htm
    OFFICIAL HIMOTO RACING SUPPORT - THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN
    http://himotoracing.com :: http://himotoracingusa.com
    THE REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN

  10. #10
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie


    ORIGINAL: Redharris

    Here is a link to the Tornado thread. You will find the Tornado Experts all in there.
    Plus you will find all the hop ups n Mods listed there too. Have fun. I drove a Tornado a couple times, it is a BLAST!
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_5342050/tm.htm
    Yeah, I starting reading that 92 page thread. I think I got to about 20 pages thus far. I was hoping a new thread would get me the answer I need a little quicker. Just being a lazy*****

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    lewis, KS
    Posts
    3,141
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    well just so u know...the problems with the clutchbell is takin care of
    keep the shiney side up, the hammer down and the marshalls bored.....himoto rxb-1...himotoracingusa

  12. #12
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie


    ORIGINAL: firebird78

    well just so u know...the problems with the clutchbell is takin care of
    Well, maybe not for me b/c I bought this used, and I think the previous owner bought it like a year ago. I'll probably play it safe and change it to the HPI/Traxxas setup. Thanks for letting me know though.

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    717
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie

    put a magnent up against it, if it doesnt stick it is aluminum. HPI has clutchbells, but some of them you need to get bearings and bushings to make them work, they are posted on the tornado page. Just get a stock clutchbell from a redcat site.
    Exceed Razor, RedCat Tsumani and wanna be Volcano

  14. #14
    xraycer71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    pelham, NH
    Posts
    136
    Gallery
    My Gallery
    Models
    My Models
    Ratings
    My Feedback

    RE: Nitro Newbie


    ORIGINAL: webbl19

    put a magnent up against it, if it doesnt stick it is aluminum. HPI has clutchbells, but some of them you need to get bearings and bushings to make them work, they are posted on the tornado page. Just get a stock clutchbell from a redcat site.
    Another great tip. Thank you.


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:16 AM.

SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.