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    Sorry, missed this post earlier. The sky is the...

    Sorry, missed this post earlier. The sky is the limit with servos but the SF-1 isn't really that bad, I would focus on a better steering servo. The hitec 625, 645 or 5625 are good options and Savox...
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    Congratulations, enjoy the truck. The OS .18...

    Congratulations, enjoy the truck. The OS .18 engines are great upgrades, I don't know what other options are out there anymore. Consider the crankshaft choice and if it will mount well. Looking...
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    The XXX-NT is a race bred truck but its a bit...

    The XXX-NT is a race bred truck but its a bit dated compared to the storm (which is 8 years old now too actually but still younger). The handling of the XXX-NT is likely better, and the storm is a...
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    I don't think they put it there, they just wedged...

    I don't think they put it there, they just wedged another company's engine in it and that is where it landed. Got your parts ordered yet?
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    Ouch, don't know whats going on there other than...

    Ouch, don't know whats going on there other than its a fluke. Do you do a lot of full throttle for prolonged time? How careful are you tuning?
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    Mercerbeef - forgot to repost to our previous...

    Mercerbeef - forgot to repost to our previous email. I go here mostly in the winter: http://www.barnyardrc.com/
    I am about a two hour drive from RC Clubhouse in Michigan as well and there are...
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    What kind of gearing were you planing on...

    What kind of gearing were you planing on runnning? Depending on your motor you will run into heat problems soon if you shoot too high. What is the biggest pinion you can get away with is important...
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    I did a not of unnecessary stuff while I was...

    I did a not of unnecessary stuff while I was figuring out that most of it didn't matter. A lot of bling didn't really do anywhere but it was a lot of fun and the truck got heavy. If I pick up...
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    I used to have one. A shame Newera isn't around...

    I used to have one. A shame Newera isn't around anymore. I am pretty sure there isn't a cage out there for the storm. I've been thinking of picking a roller up if one was available at the right...
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    Nice to see you again, Mercer. I have an RS4 3...

    Nice to see you again, Mercer. I have an RS4 3 evo as well. My storm is unfortunately long gone and I have defected to another brand but I do race ST regularly (I could have had it running better...
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    I wouldn't go aluminum - its heavy and doesn't do...

    I wouldn't go aluminum - its heavy and doesn't do much for the car, you are better off getting upgraded RPM plastic all around which includes the arms and hubs. You will be way happier with the...
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    I have not mounted one in a firestorm, look back...

    I have not mounted one in a firestorm, look back to the first 100 pages to nitro nates tips to mount the motor. I think he did more than he had to and you can just use shims or washers to set the...
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    That looks like it. A great tuning engine. You...

    That looks like it. A great tuning engine. You need the one with the standard shaft, not the short shaft. It is noticeably easier to tune and has more power but its not over the top. The best...
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    The stock engine is good and runs well. The os...

    The stock engine is good and runs well. The os .18 CV-R is a good engine that will have slightly more power and tune like a dream. I run it in an RS4 and wish I had it in my firstorm when I had it...
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    Oh wow, snapped in half. What engine are you...

    Oh wow, snapped in half. What engine are you going to use?
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    .32 Big boy, you have to upgrade your shocks - my...

    .32 Big boy, you have to upgrade your shocks - my recommendation are those from a Kyosho RT6 or Losi 22t 2.0. Best big bore shocks you can get.
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    The cage and engine mounts and few other things...

    The cage and engine mounts and few other things were from Newera Models. I don't know if they are in business or making firestorm parts anymore. The blitz roll cage won't work on a firestorm...
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    Looks good, enjoy the sand. Say goodbye to those...

    Looks good, enjoy the sand. Say goodbye to those tires with a brushless system on any other surface!

    Just ignore Giga, he posts that every once in a while and tries to bait us into...
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    If it fits its fine, I wouldn't analyze bearing...

    If it fits its fine, I wouldn't analyze bearing too much.
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    There should be a dual rate knob that you turn...

    There should be a dual rate knob that you turn that will reduce the steering throw and make it more manageable at high speeds.
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    For bashing and play I say have all the power you...

    For bashing and play I say have all the power you can and the castle motor is great for that. For racing nothing beats a sensored motor with just the right number of turns for what you are doing,...
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    The four pole nature of the motor is what is...

    The four pole nature of the motor is what is killing you. For racing the 13.5 will be soft and controllable and the 8.5 is about the limit you can put in one if you want to drive straight on a...
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    Looks good. I have been experimenting with...

    Looks good. I have been experimenting with hobbywing ESCs lately and they have worked well.
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    No problem. Its been a while since I've had a...

    No problem. Its been a while since I've had a nitro firestorm but I keep an eye on the thread. The best thing to do for any nitro engine is pre-heat it. I use a competition heat. Heats the head...
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    Try switching the channels and seeing if the...

    Try switching the channels and seeing if the problem switches with the channels. Recieve and ESC location isn't a huge problem but you never know. At this point after trying to switch the channels,...
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