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Fuel Tubing length question

Old 11-06-2011, 05:28 PM
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t8jones
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Default Fuel Tubing length question

So this is probably a stupid question, but Im fairly new to RC cars. I got a good deal on a RC8 and I want to do a few mods etc. One quick question is that the fuel lines seem to be very long and go from the tank, wrap under and next to the tank through a channel that is built into the chassis and then go into the carb. Same for the carb. It just seems like there is a lot of wasted length between the tank and the carb. Is there any reason for this? Can I simply shorten and not route the tubing? Im not sure if that makes sense so I will post pics if nobody understands what Im asking.
Old 11-06-2011, 06:56 PM
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Default RE: Fuel Tubing length question

no, you need the length for when when you flip upside down. it is not a clunk style tank so the length is needed. also the pressure line (one from pipe) should be about 9-12 inches long or you will have pressure and tuning problems. however to long on both lines can cause issues but the way you describe is normal. if you have the manual, it will show about the same.

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Old 11-07-2011, 03:28 PM
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Default RE: Fuel Tubing length question

ahh, gotcha, I figured there was some logic. Thanks!!

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