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    Some stuff at LHS.

    Well I got a sweet tax return back and I'm heading down to the city this weekend to grab everything I need to get this buggy broken in!, Now since I got the cash, I'm getting the Spektrum 2.0 ( that should work, right? ), And I want to get new tires as well, Not to sure on what I'm looking for yet but I need 4 new ones that will fit the stock rims ( suggestions please? ) But something that I can find at my LHS.

    Here is a list I made up for what I needs! ( feel free to add something if it's missing! )

    1. 20% fuel
    2. OS A3 plugs (correct?)
    3. After run oil
    4. Air filter oil
    5. fuel filter
    6. fail safe
    7. throttle return spring
    8. batteries ( which hump pack do I need?)
    9. Any suggestions on oils/lubes I should grab as well?
    10. A VIDEO CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, not joking though

    Any help would be great!
    And thanks in advance! really appreciate it guys!


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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    what kind of rc do you got? as far as oils you will want after run oil and air filter oil.
    mxt 2-s mega e mt10 viper

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Tornado BB,

    Oh, Sorry, Oils/lube I was meaning, for the shocks etc.

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    the tires depend on what klind of terrain your gonna be running on. but you gotta get what you like as far as tires go. and shock oil i have no idea. i know nothing in that area lol ehroof could tell you best try pm him.
    mxt 2-s mega e mt10 viper

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Well nothing to ruff really, mostly backyard, street..

    Ya, I'm waiting for Eddie to reply! lol

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.


    ORIGINAL: zeen420

    Well I got a sweet tax return back and I'm heading down to the city this weekend to grab everything I need to get this buggy broken in!, Now since I got the cash, I'm getting the Spektrum 2.0 ( that should work, right? ), And I want to get new tires as well, Not to sure on what I'm looking for yet but I need 4 new ones that will fit the stock rims ( suggestions please? ) But something that I can find at my LHS.

    Here is a list I made up for what I needs! ( feel free to add something if it's missing! )

    1. 20% fuel
    2. OS A3 plugs (correct?)
    3. After run oil
    4. Air filter oil
    5. fuel filter
    6. fail safe
    7. throttle return spring
    8. batteries ( which hump pack do I need?)
    9. Any suggestions on oils/lubes I should grab as well?
    10. A VIDEO CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, not joking though

    Any help would be great!
    And thanks in advance! really appreciate it guys!

    1: 20% is god
    2. yes, os a3
    3. after run for sure
    4. air filter oil
    5. dubro is a good fuel filter
    6. failsafe
    7. throttle return spring is good!!!
    8. get at least a 1600mah hump pack
    9. bearing lube is a good thing to have
    10. camera would be good
    11. glow plug ingniter (dont know if you have one)
    12. glow plug wrench
    13. decent set of allen wrenches


    spektrum is a great radio system, dx2 is good for what you need, the dx 3 comes with an extra reciever and is 3 channel but if you dont plan on getting any more rc's then the dx2 is good.

    i put traxxas 2.2 dish rims and some hole shots on my buggy, here's a pic
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Great Thanks Eddie! I just got a camera today ,

    I did get a starter kit with it and I have plenty of tools around.

    The Dx3 is really tempting, see what happens there..

    LHS should have throttle return springs, correct?

    And the tires, I really like those and might just get them!, But I have a set of aluminum rims that are the same size etc., as the stock ones, So I was wondering if there was any selection of tires that size, So I'm able to get them at LHS

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    its hard to find an offroad tire that size, there's not much if any to choose from.
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    ORIGINAL: zeen420

    Well I got a sweet tax return back and I'm heading down to the city this weekend to grab everything I need to get this buggy broken in!, Now since I got the cash, I'm getting the Spektrum 2.0 ( that should work, right? ), And I want to get new tires as well, Not to sure on what I'm looking for yet but I need 4 new ones that will fit the stock rims ( suggestions please? ) But something that I can find at my LHS.

    Here is a list I made up for what I needs! ( feel free to add something if it's missing! )

    8. batteries ( which hump pack do I need?)


    Any help would be great!
    And thanks in advance! really appreciate it guys!

    Get some 2500 mah rechargable AA's from wally world, i got those and they work great if you already have a battery charger like you would have from a camera. Plus their only $8 for 4!!!!

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    4 rechargable batteries only put out 4.8 volts, you really need 6 volts when it comes to cars
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Alright, Well I guess I might be buying a couple things off the net, But thats ok, Weather still sucks here anyways. How much you pay for those rims/tires ehroof? If you don't mind me asking.

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    i got them from tower, they werent that much for the rims, i will try to find the link for you.
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.


    ORIGINAL: ehroof

    i got them from tower, they werent that much for the rims, i will try to find the link for you.
    Sweet, Thanks!,

    I think I found the rims..
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJJ86&P=SM ??

    Can't really find tires tho, that and I really have no cluw what I'm looking for, lol

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    tires: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFHL9&P=7 and those are the rims, make sure you get 4 of the rears
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.


    ORIGINAL: zeen420

    Well I got a sweet tax return back and I'm heading down to the city this weekend to grab everything I need to get this buggy broken in!, Now since I got the cash, I'm getting the Spektrum 2.0 ( that should work, right? ), And I want to get new tires as well, Not to sure on what I'm looking for yet but I need 4 new ones that will fit the stock rims ( suggestions please? ) But something that I can find at my LHS.

    Here is a list I made up for what I needs! ( feel free to add something if it's missing! )

    1. 20% fuel
    2. OS A3 plugs (correct?)
    3. After run oil
    4. Air filter oil
    5. fuel filter
    6. fail safe
    7. throttle return spring
    8. batteries ( which hump pack do I need?)
    9. Any suggestions on oils/lubes I should grab as well?
    10. A VIDEO CAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL, not joking though

    Any help would be great!
    And thanks in advance! really appreciate it guys!

    Ok for fuel get Nitrotane i found i got more power out of it... it puts out less smoke and smells not to bad... (Hpi power fuel smells so bad it makes you want to puke... no joke)

    Get 2 or 3 McCoy MC-59 glow plugs i found (in my Tornado bb) that i got a tad more power becouse a tad higher comperssion...

    do you live in canada or the US... beocuse in canada hear you can pick up a 40 pack of AA for 14$ at Superstore and they are good alcilines... if in the US go to Riteade or Target and get a pack of 40 AA's (get the no name ones)(Target beand or Riteade brand)

    Get a can of WD-40 becouse it will keep your berings good. (and if you cant get out a screw)

    Get a Hpi rotostart becouse it is so much easier! get #87121 (# for the back plate) and get the wand with it... becouse you can use your cordeless drill but it is too big and get a 1500 or 2000Mah 7.2 stick with it and charget (go to Radioshack they have a deal on that you can get 2 2000Mah sticks for 20 or 30$)
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    ooh and for rims get HPI Wheeleking rims becouse they are 12mm hex and come in black crome and notmal crome! and will work with and 2.2" tire!
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    USE BEARING OIL NOT WD 40


    Q & A: WD40 for Bearing Lubrication?
    "I am being asked by others in my company to start using WD40 as a bearing lubricant. I know that this is not best practice, but I need to explain to them why. Any advice?"

    To understand how WD40 might work as a lubricant, we need to first understand its chemical composition. To do this, I went to WD40's Web site. While the marketing pitch lists the ingredients as "secret", the MSDS indicates the following: 60 to 70 percent petroleum distillates 15 to 25 percent base oil and 2 to 3 percent carbon dioxide So it would appear that WD40 is simply a combination of petroleum products, mixed with a propellant (CO2).

    To understand the efficacy of WD40 as a lubricant for the application you stated, we need to compare how the formulation of WD40 differs from common lubricants designed for use with rolling element bearings. Because you don't mention the exact type of bearing or application, it's hard to be specific; however, a few general comments can be made which pertain to selecting lubricants for rolling elements bearings:

    1) The lubricant must have good oxidation resistance to resist sludge and varnish buildup at operating temperatures. While most lubricants are formulated with antioxidant additives to provide this protection, in addition to any natural protection afforded by the use of synthetic base stocks, it appears from the MSDS sheet that WD40 does not contain such additives and would likely degrade and form sludge fairly rapidly if used at even moderate operating temperatures.

    2) You will hear it said that "viscosity is the single most important property when selecting a lubricant". This is particularly true for rolling element bearing lubrication. Viscosity selection is based on a number of factors, including bearing type (ball, cylindrical roller, etc.), speed, bearing size, load and operating temperature. It is usually selected by calculating the bearing speed factor dN and the projected operating temperature. dN can be calculated as follows: dN = N(d+D)/2 where N = speed (in rpm) d = bore diameter (in mm) D = bearing OD (in mm). Standard charts are then available to select the viscosity given the dN factor and the temperature. While I do not know categorically what the viscosity of the petroleum distillates or base oil is in WD40, I know from experience (like everyone else, I've used WD40!) that it does not have a particularly high viscosity. So unless this application is particularly high-speed, operating at low to moderate temperatures, it is unlikely that WD40 contains an oil of sufficiently high viscosity to provide adequate lubrication for the rolling element/bearing raceway interface.

    One other factor to consider: Depending on bearing design, the roll/cage interface will also likely operate under hydrodynamic conditions. Under these conditions, the typical rule of thumb is for a minimum viscosity of 4 cSt, at operating temperature, to support the load. Again, it is unlikely that WD40 would meet these requirements as a lubricant.

    3) Depending on operating environment, the bearing will be prone to corrosion, particularly rusting. Nearly all lubricants contain specific additives, called rust inhibitors to counteract this. Again, the MSDS sheet offers no evidence of such additives in WD40.

    4) Depending on bearing design and application, the use of anti-wear additives may be required, particularly where heavy or shock loads are present or where the application dictates possible thrust loading between the end of the rolling element and the raceway flanges. Based on the MSDS sheet, WD40 does not appear to contain such additives, which may result in fatigue and/or adhesive wear. Rereading this response, it is apparent that I'm not particularly enamored with WD40 as a lubricant. My intent was not to be completely negative. WD40 is manufactured and marketed as a household lubricant for those "small jobs" or as a rust remover - heck I have a can in the garage as we speak! For these applications, it does a fine job.

    However, WD40 is not sold, nor should it be used as a replacement for the appropriately selected lubricant for rolling element applications in the plant - unless of course we're talking the fan in your computer! I hope this helps!
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    And take a look at this...
    http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_40...tm.htm#4068240
    this will tell you what is compatible for the Tornado's
    and this will help anyone with a Tornado... it definitly helped me!
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    ok then i will not use WD-40 any more...
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Awesome, Thanks for all the help guys!, soon as the weather gets better here, I'll have some vids!

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    KATCHING!! Expencive list... it seems small but it adds up!

    OOh and a nother thing get the alu. shocks they are mutch better!
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    ORIGINAL: retard1322

    KATCHING!! Expencive list... it seems small but it adds up!

    OOh and a nother thing get the alu. shocks they are mutch better!
    Oh ya, racks up big time! I'm looking at around 300$ for what I all want.
    I have the alum shocks on mine to,
    Another problem is, I dislocated my shoulder, And I have my buggy in pieces so it will take me a bit to get it back together lol

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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    Outch... and remember get nitrotane by Team losi! 20% Race (16% lube) normal stuff is 12%... it is better for the engines

    and i see you are in canada! Go to Supersotre and grab a pack of 40 AA noname brand... i use them and i cant tell the difrence between the noname and the good brands. for 14$ you cant go wrong! they are in a yellow package and the batteries are red top with yellow bottem!

    hope you have fun!
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    seriously...like Eddie sayd..get atleast a 1600mah hump pack....u can use disposables in the radio but why when u can get decent rechargables for cheap ( you will save money in the long run)...throttle return spring can be found at an automotive store..wd40 is decent to clean the buggy but use a good lubricant to lube bearings and such..heat gun iffin ya dont have one..
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    RE: Some stuff at LHS.

    why u like nitrotane so much. is it realy that good, lol. i have tryed a bunch of different fuels and i think sidewinder and bryons is the best. lol i didint even mind the power fuel that you hate. it dose smell a little tho[:'(]


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