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    How to improve redcat shockwave

    Ok, so soon, (after I sell some rc stuff) Im gona get a couple redcat shockwaves. Is there anything I can do to make it more competitive for club racing? I will mostly bash but still, we have several offroad tracks around. Like any tuning tips or something mainly to get more punch

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    I own 2 shockwaves
    Here is some stuff I've done:
    Replaced stock clutch bell with HPI Racing Clutch Bell 13T or I use a 14T-all according to what I'm doing.The 13 gives tremendous torque
    Replaced stock header with-HPI Aluminum Exhaust Header Nitro 3
    Replaced front & rear wheels with-HPI Dish Wheel White 2.2"
    Front tires-Pro-Line Dirt Hawg III 2.2 Front Buggy
    Rear tires-Pro-Line Dirt Hawg I 2.2 Front/Rear Buggy
    Air filter-Motor Saver Air Filter 10mm 45 Degree
    Then I tinker with shock oil weight,springs-alignment-etc
    One has a 16 and the other a 18 motor on it
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    Ok, so soon, (after I sell some rc stuff) Im gona get a couple redcat shockwaves. Is there anything I can do to make it more competitive for club racing? I will mostly bash but still, we several offroad tracks around. Like any tuning tips or something mainly to get more punch

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Excellent tips. You could also upgrade the engine to a 5 port Infinity Katana .18 Engine. Oh by the way I've seen pics of his cars and there SWEET the way he has them set up and what he does with them. If anyone knows how to modify and up grade the shockwave it's codokas.
    Dealer for..Redcat, Traxxas, Associated, Cen, Racers Edge, RD Logic, Losi, HPI, E-flight, Himoto, Venom, Heli-Max, O.S...etc

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Thanks guys, keep em comin

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    MANNNN Thats sweeet Those are shockwaves?!?1?! I never would have guessed... Ok so WHat Im looking for is I would like it to stand up to and laugh at my local bmx track... Im not sure if it has the power to take jumps like that. Im not worried about suspention yet.. thats nothin, if it breaks Ill get aluminum

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    71 e is on a shockwave,as is the 45(not pictured) Monte is on a Tsunami-white #1 and #2 himoto road car(with buggy suspension under it
    I also own a AE 10GT-just got it-work in progress
    OK my son has a dirt oval track in his backyard-he owns 5 Traxxax's and my older grandson the same,my younger granson a Shockwave(Christmas present from grandma and grandpa<G> )-his friends own Traxxax and AE's.
    They just shake their heads when I end up beating them-I have to out drive,out handle them-but that's the fun of it LOL-they most all run 3.3's
    I have ABUSED my cats and my Himoto-and very little has ever broke-and I've smashed head on into things
    The BIGGEST thing you can do when you get yours is buy a smaller gear clutch bell-that will really impress you
    Break them in according to Redcat-always park the piston at the bottom and always use after run oil and filter oil
    And my friend-you're gonna have a lot of fun

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    MANNNN Thats sweeet Those are shockwaves?!?1?! I never would have guessed... Ok so WHat Im looking for is I would like it to stand up to and laugh at my local bmx track... Im not sure if it has the power to take jumps like that. Im not worried about suspention yet.. thats nothin, if it breaks Ill get aluminum

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Thanks a million man, I was really researching this car, because b4 I was second guessing redcat, but now Im seeing that they have pretty good c.s. and now my lhs carries their products. But yea, I read an rc universe review, and watched the vid, I thought the shockwave looked like it did the track better than the tornado bb. I`m really liking the look and price of ths car.

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    This one? This is what came up at my lhs website. [link]http://h1073211.hobbyshopnow.com/products/description.asp?prod=HPIA813[/link]

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Here is what I run:
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...5&I=LXLST5&P=K

    That one that you came up with,IMO,is not a direct replacement,you have to change the pilot shaft

    I like the racing ones because of the ventilation and you can give a look see at the clutch shoes
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    This one? This is what came up at my lhs website. [link]http://h1073211.hobbyshopnow.com/products/description.asp?prod=HPIA813[/link]

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Here ya go:

    http://h1073211.hobbyshopnow.com/ser...=ALL&tag=qsrch

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    This one? This is what came up at my lhs website. [link]http://h1073211.hobbyshopnow.com/products/description.asp?prod=HPIA813[/link]

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    Thanx man, so are the bearings the same size in both clutches? (stock and 13tooth) I like the vent idea too, looks like its easy to just shoot some cleaner in there too.

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    YEP!! Exact replacement

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    Thanx man, so are the bearings the same size in both clutches? (stock and 13tooth) I like the vent idea too, looks like its easy to just shoot some cleaner in there too.

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    uhhh im wondering if i can put the tornado bb front clip on my shockwave im not sure but it seems it might just bolt right up...maybe??
    i would like to mod this thing just aliitle and if anyone knows if i can put a vw bug body on this thing u know like where i can get one..please help thnx

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave


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    uhhh im wondering if i can put the tornado bb front clip on my shockwave im not sure but it seems it might just bolt right up...maybe??
    i would like to mod this thing just aliitle and if anyone knows if i can put a vw bug body on this thing u know like where i can get one..please help thnx
    Yes they are the same.
    You might want to purchase the upgrade kit.
    You will have to trim and punch but here is some baja bodies;

    http://www.rctoysnh.com/catalog/adva...2F10+baja+body
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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    oh dood thank you!! very kind of u to take the time for that info...awsome. freakin saweet!

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    how will the exhagst header make the shockwave faster...

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    how will the Air filter-Motor Saver Air Filter 10mm 45 Degree make the car faster.. can i just use the hsp air filter?

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    RE: How to improve redcat shockwave

    You will probably not notice the gain by just changing the header and air filter alone, but every little thing will add up to more power. The stock air filter is on the small side, thus restricting air intake. This is one thing where bigger is better. Running a bigger header can help our hurt depending on the engine. Engines need the back pressure from the exhaust to help run. Some exhausts are too restrictive allowing you to experiment with less restrictive headers and pipes. This can increase your power. Go too big and you'll actually lose power. It's really a matter of trial and error on your part to see what runs best.
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