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Old 03-18-2008, 11:10 PM
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I loss my nitroginity today!!!!!!!

Picked up a used Torando BB a few weeks ago, and have been cleaning it up and replacing/tuning a few things. Put in the steel clutchbell and Traxxas clutch spring. Replace the old and nasty shock fluid with 10K wt diff fluid ( as suggested by a forum member......works great!) Replaced motor mount screws with hex heads and lock washers (+ blue Loctite). Lastly, new fuel line and an OS A3 glow.

Took a little while to start it up, but once it was on, it stayed on. I've never even seen an actual nitro vehicle run live, and I had very little idea what to expect. But man, it was awesome! This thing was like a rocket compared to my electric Duratrax! I had to get into the habit of applying those brakes constantly, instead of just releasing the trigger, to slow down. Also had to get used to not having reverse.

It was a blast and I am hooked on Nitro......not sure yet if that's a good thing.

Plus, I got my tax done today and I'm getting back about 8Gs......yoohoo!!! Daddy's getting a monster truck! First, I was pretty set on the Savage X, but then I found a site that is selling the Avalanches for $295. I was thinking og getting the Savage and through the years slowly trick it out with all the cool aftermarket aluminum components. So, now I'm kinda torn between the truck I really like and the great price of the Avalanche. What to do, what to do.....
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Old 03-18-2008, 11:15 PM
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Too funny same with me I was hooked the second I heard the nitro engine fire up. Congrats man.
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yahh heck...your gonna end up with both of them (and more) before its all said and done...lol.....some say the savage will out bash the avalanche..but also say the avalanche will out handle the savage hands down....soooo it all depends on what YOU want....lol
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yahh heck...your gonna end up with both of them (and more) before its all said and done...lol.....some say the savage will out bash the avalanche..but also say the avalanche will out handle the savage hands down....soooo it all depends on what YOU want....lol
I WANT IT ALL BABY!!! LOL
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my first was a hurricane..got it in jan.....now I have a 2 hurricanes and a lightning...already have atleast the next 6 im diff. going to buy picked out...lol...will most likely have #4 by the end of next month..
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Dude, you need an AA type program for your RC addiction..........NICE!!!
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as soon as Eddie attends one I will...and that aint gonna happen..lol
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forgot to mention..avalanche comes with a sh.28...did I hear 6 port p3 mod from clermont???[>:]..and still have a lil jingle in ur pocket for what the savage would run ya..lol
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I know my wife thinks I need therapy for my rc habit. She thinks it`s weird to sit there and watch an engine break in and wait for the tank to empty I thought it was normal lol. But what do I know I`m an rc junky .
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Lol...... Just tell her, "Go make me a Sandwhich Honey."
Then DUCK!!!
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Lol...... Just tell her, "Go make me a Sandwhich Honey."
Then DUCK!!!
Also, wear a cup[X(], and don't expect to get any for awhile LOL
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as soon as Eddie attends one I will...and that aint gonna happen..lol
LOL.. you got that right..... He will never go to a RC AA Program. Unless its to buy an RC... HAHAHAHAHA
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Lol...... Just tell her, "Go make me a Sandwhich Honey."
Then DUCK!!!
Also, wear a cup[X(], and don't expect to get any for awhile LOL
LOL!!! So true.....
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Hey congeats... i was the same way when i got my tornado bb... so... and put about a 30/70 mix of 10K dif fluid to 40 wtg Shock oil... the 10K by itself is too stif and it just bounces so use a blend and tweek it till you like so you get good shock but no bounce...
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Hey congeats... i was the same way when i got my tornado bb... so... and put about a 30/70 mix of 10K dif fluid to 40 wtg Shock oil... the 10K by itself is too stif and it just bounces so use a blend and tweek it till you like so you get good shock but no bounce...
Cool, I'll try that. Thanx
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welcome to the nitro rc family bro, great to have a new member.
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as soon as Eddie attends one I will...and that aint gonna happen..lol

Hi, my name is Eddie and i am an RC addict, i havent touched a remote in 4 days. []
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Jeeze ed all you have to do now is Run up to one of your Trans and toutch it with one finger and run away!!!


and Welcome to the RC world! (and Rc universe )
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dude, i am the same way ,my first nitro was the tsumami and boy did it get me addicted, i spend my nights at work on the computer (fire house) youtube,rcuniverse and anything esle i can find,i also have subscribed to so many r/c magazines it's not even funny,my friends/girlfriend all say i have a real problem
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yeah u aint got enuff rc's..lol....and u can never have to many...lol
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as soon as Eddie attends one I will...and that aint gonna happen..lol

Hi, my name is Eddie and i am an RC addict, i havent touched a remote in 4 days. []
Hey, Ehroof you may not have touched the controller in the lat 4 days, but it doesn't count as sobriety if in the last 4 days you've been tuning or repairing anything RC

I'm not a junkie (as of yet), but so far I really enjoy the RUSH
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Lol...... Just tell her, "Go make me a Sandwhich Honey."
Then DUCK!!!

Duck I don`t think so more like run like h3ll. She already wants to kill me lol. You guys have to admit though, hearing the engine in your new rc is addicting, I waited and watched my first 2 breakins like it was the stanley cup playoffs lol.
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Btw she wants to kill me because I told her I want a spectrum radio. She disagreed but I said I was ordering one anyway. Is there a forum for devorsed rc addicts.
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u can still hang with us...not just married guys on here..I for one am single..lol
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LOL i'm engaged and there seems to be a silent agreement about our little "hobbies/collections". I dont say anything about her shoe,hand bag,clothing,and housewares collection, and she doesn't say anything about my hobby.............. new prada..... new redcat..... new gucci.... new redcat...... EVIL CYCLE
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