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Old 09-20-2007, 04:29 AM
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Gotta link? I'm not sure which one you're talking about... but, pretty much any after market cooling head will be batter than stock. And.. $13 is a steal!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:57 AM
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Heck of a thread here, tryin to read thru it, im about 1/3 thru it. but i did just order a mgt from tower, should be here next week. sweet......
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:03 AM
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Right on, another MGT'er to keep this thread alive!

You'll like the truck, there are a few areas that need to be addressed (like any other), but it's a solid truck... post here with any questions, there's always someone here to help
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:37 AM
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cool thanks, im actually writin stuff down as i read it, already ordered red and copper springs, lookin for ft caps too.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:57 AM
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Cool, stiffer springs and FT caps are a good 1st upgrade (and my 1st upgrade also). Next [IMO] would be turnbuckles, or stock up on extra ends, they wear out and bend fairly easy (on bad landings of course)... I'd also recommend the forward only conversion. Reverse is cool, but the benefits of the FOC are hard to pass up- less rotating mass = less wear + you get better speed and take off (the FOC takes out over 8oz of rotating mass![X(]).. it's honestly probably one of the best upgrades you can do to a stock MGT.

Keep us posted and don't be afraid to ask for advice.... MGT'ers seem to be the friendliest RC owners out there.... IMO of course
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:16 AM
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right on, yeah the titanium turnbuckles is on the list. and the list keeps gettin bigger im not sure if tower carries all the stuff so i have been lookin for other sites to buy from. my lhs has only a few things, they are mostly airplanes. but i will post some pics when i get it, and im sure i will have a few questions.... thanks!!!!
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Old 09-22-2007, 03:56 AM
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Definitely post the Q's, that's what keeps us around

If you've read through the whole thread, then I guess you read my 1st forum post ever, huh? LOL.. I've come a ways since then, just check my sig below
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Old 09-22-2007, 08:40 AM
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On my MGT I have some upgades and first thing I got was a hump pack.
2) red springs all around
3)shock caps and bodies with 30 wt oil
4)turn buckles
5)LRP spec 3
6)cheyenna 40 series rims 23mm hex
7)big joes
8)new era roll bar
9)23mm hex kit
10)robinson racing clutch
11)futaba digital high torque sevo
The truck is a lot of fun and I have some money into it. Next is a good radio I like my JR on the lst2 so I might get one more.
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:28 PM
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Hello there. I'm a newbie with monsters and have a problem with my MGT I was bashing around, when suddenly the truck stopped moving. I can rev up the motor, but it just tries to move a little. Anyone could guess whats wrong? Clutch, slipper or something else? And how do I know if the slipper is dead or the clutch?
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:45 PM
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Default RE: Monster GT anyone have one?

To find the problem start at the engine and work your way to the wheels [sm=thumbup.gif]

As the engine is running examine the next link - the clutch. If that's ok then move onto the slipper clutch. From there it's into the transmssion - the small 2-speed gears likely being the source. After that it's the transmission cups & driveshafts (missing set screws), diffs, CVD's & finally hexes.

Give it a quick once over to look for any obvious problems, and then work your way through the truck as described above.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:10 PM
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If the clutch bell is turning and the nut on the slipper is turning, but the output from the trans is not turning, the 1-way for the 2-speed could be slipping. If you still have reverse, make sure the linkage is shifted either all the way in or all the way out.
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Old 09-22-2007, 02:48 PM
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Bria1> your'e right maybe. The clutch IS turning, the slipper IS turning, and the output from the trans is turning, but very weak... dunno how to describe it, my poor english the same happens in reverse. I think I need to break apart tranny
Question: slipper pegs, should they be flush with the holes in the slipper?
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Old 09-22-2007, 05:54 PM
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Hey NL4J, I noticed on the truck you baught, that it still has the stock spur gear. I recomend getting the Robinson Racing Steel Spur gear, http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXKLB1&P=ML
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:29 PM
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theres nothing wrong with the stock spur, its actually great, if u replace the slipper pegs with a rubber washer its just as good as anything, if u know how to set mesh, it will last.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:09 PM
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Damn, I just got my first neighbor complaint... It's past noon too! Agh.

It's soo frustrating, but I guess it is for them too.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:26 PM
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SWEET!!!! What did they say?!!?!!? [:@]
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Old 09-23-2007, 10:51 PM
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Did they call the law ? Mine have called twice ! Too bad I live in an unincorporated area and they cant do thing one about it !
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:05 AM
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Na, she was cool about it. I didn't know it, but the lady two houses down has had chemo for 2 weeks and has a brain tumor. OUCH

I gotta be considerate of that...
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:06 AM
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At least you are a good enough person to be considerate! You give the hobby a good name by being cool about it, props to you!
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:09 AM
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Yeah, I feel like I should help them some how. Like IDK, since I'm only 15, mow their lawn or something...

But I took the truck to a middle school and bashed the heck out of it off a 15ft+ tall hill. SWEET!

And nothing broke! The clutch got a lil hot, but it's good as new as I took the dremel too it. The axial is sweeeet!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:16 AM
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hey duckedup, i like the mgt snow bash pics in your gallery. pretty sweet, even though i hate snow
just waitin for my mgt to get here, ups tracking says monday. thats pretty quick from tower seein how i ordered it only thursday.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:10 PM
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Ya im getting my mgt this week

Got a new steering servo for it
and foc too

so i cant wait!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:28 PM
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cool put that foc in before you drive it. save that trannys owb.
danget guys lost another axil pin today[:@]. what the h*** am i doing wrong to loose them[]. I use lock tight, tighen up all the way. still cant figure it out.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:34 PM
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Is the set screw holding onto the pin with the flat part of the pin?
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:41 PM
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Hey what % oil do you guys run in your fuel? ive been using "Sidewinder backyard basher" which is 20% nitro, 16 percent oil, (dont know castor or synthetic) But now all my LHS carrys is the normal racing blend, (20%nitro, 12 % oil) Is this ok or do i need more oil?
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