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Old 01-25-2007, 12:51 PM
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nice deal! i'd try one at that price. rcfireman, was it used or new?
Old 01-26-2007, 11:32 AM
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New in box, and I'm having a blast with it. Time to get a new body, smashed the original yesterday.
Old 01-26-2007, 08:43 PM
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update on previous problem must have it tuned right finally or the motors must bu loosening up, it shifts just fine now. about 2.25-2.5 turns on the needle valve[sm=punching.gif]
Old 05-01-2007, 11:50 AM
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Hi all, i have brought one of these as a kit, have built it all up, but now when i start it it runs backwards, anyone have any ideas what i might have done wrong, please be nice as it's the first time i have tried building anything.
Old 05-01-2007, 08:12 PM
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LOL maby your engine in spining back wards doubt it though
Old 05-01-2007, 08:57 PM
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Check the orientation of your diffs.....ie flip them.
Old 05-01-2007, 09:19 PM
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waiting on mine in the mail...this version has the factory.18cxp,will let you know how it runs....
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Old 05-02-2007, 04:14 AM
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thanks for that 2DMaxLST!! i had fitted them upside down, i wont make that mistake again thanks.
Old 05-03-2007, 01:09 PM
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can anyone list known "upgrade" parts that are swappable with the MW,from traxxas or others,I'm really new to MT and have yet to resource parts and stuff,some have mentioned in this thread that RPM carries some things, what would be more specific that i can look at for future referance.....thanks
Old 05-04-2007, 02:39 AM
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the t-maxx parts will fit, i got told buy a friend that has fixed my magic wheel that all the running gear (e.g. gear box, and the 2 center shafts going to it will fit, the break should fit, all the uper parts e.g. the main plate and the top arms that go to the wheels will fit also the lower arms will fit(but dont put the alloy ones on the bottom if crash they can bend the chassi so stick to plastic ones on the bottom) if you take it to a model shop only take the parts that have broken dont take the hole truck, ask if they have any parts simler to that, and see wot they come up with but most of what i have listed will fit as i have put most of them on mine
Old 05-11-2007, 08:12 PM
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smartech is great. i love mine
Old 09-22-2007, 01:06 PM
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[sm=75_75.gif][sm=eek.gif]my smartech magic wheel Hasent even been run in yet starts then cuts of after about a minute wheats the problem ive triend changing the idle needle and the main needle
Old 09-23-2007, 10:00 AM
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post on the official smartech buggy thread. they will be able to help you.
Old 09-23-2007, 11:11 AM
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its ok fixed it now the heat sink wasnt on properly
Old 10-03-2007, 11:33 PM
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hi i think i have the same truck on the side of the motor is has SMT and the carb just wont tune i put a different one of and it runs fine i dont know if it is a 2 speed when the old carb was on it sound like i wanted to shift but it just fall on its face have you tride to tune your carb
Old 10-03-2007, 11:40 PM
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once you're sure your engine is tuned and broken in,then look to the trans for the the second gear adj,screwing in (clockwise) speeds up the shift,and c-clockwise delays the shift...its a fine balance so be sure your not runnin tooo lean....
Old 10-07-2007, 02:28 PM
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does anyone know were you can get parts for the rc my clutch over heated and it got stuck i cant tune the stock carb it just wants to fall on its face can anyone help me before i brake is truck it.
Old 10-08-2007, 09:13 AM
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excellhobbies.com is a good part supplier, or dinball.com is also good. your truck is identicle to the traxxas t-maxx though, so those parts fit too.
Old 10-08-2007, 09:40 PM
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excellhobbies.com is a good part supplier, or dinball.com is also good. your truck is identicle to the traxxas t-maxx though, so those parts fit too.
Not ALL the part fit... The are very similar, but not identical. It IS possible to covert a Smartech into a T-maxx 2.5 or 3.3.
Old 10-09-2007, 04:08 AM
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ORIGINAL: TrailBlazer250

excellhobbies.com is a good part supplier, or dinball.com is also good. your truck is identicle to the traxxas t-maxx though, so those parts fit too.
I cant stand dinball, I ordered some parts from them, the last thing I ordered was a Servo, took a month to get to me. They say "Dinball for sure" I saw stay away.

As for using origital Traxxas parts, yes, I say do so and spare yourself the problems and 3week wait for parts that are inferior anyways (and pobably loaded with toxins, afterall, they are made in China from most likely a shady sub-contractor who cuts way too many cornes in production costs).

The original Traxxas parts may not fit exactly, sominor mords with a dremel to sand down here and there might be in order.
Old 10-09-2007, 04:18 AM
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excellhobbies.com is a good part supplier, or dinball.com is also good. your truck is identicle to the traxxas t-maxx though, so those parts fit too.
Not ALL the part fit... The are very similar, but not identical. It IS possible to covert a Smartech into a T-maxx 2.5 or 3.3.

Yes, the engine mounts should be identical as far as the bolt pattern is concerned, so any small block, TRX engine or any other small block, should be a direct bolt on. Even if Smartech made the Magic Wheel to have a proprietory bolt pattern, you could buy an oroginal Traxxas T-Maxx engine mount and chuck the trash Magic Wheel engine mount to bolt on any standard small block to the Traxxas engine mount.
Old 10-09-2007, 06:22 AM
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the biggest improvement to that car would be all traxxas stuff. make yourself a 3.3 maxx. that would be sweet.
Old 10-09-2007, 07:22 AM
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ORIGINAL: SAVAGEJIM


ORIGINAL: Redrawker


ORIGINAL: TrailBlazer250

excellhobbies.com is a good part supplier, or dinball.com is also good. your truck is identicle to the traxxas t-maxx though, so those parts fit too.
Not ALL the part fit... The are very similar, but not identical. It IS possible to covert a Smartech into a T-maxx 2.5 or 3.3.

Yes, the engine mounts should be identical as far as the bolt pattern is concerned, so any small block, TRX engine or any other small block, should be a direct bolt on. Even if Smartech made the Magic Wheel to have a proprietory bolt pattern, you could buy an oroginal Traxxas T-Maxx engine mount and chuck the trash Magic Wheel engine mount to bolt on any standard small block to the Traxxas engine mount.
I"m not 100% sure about what you're saying... I didn't try to put another engine in it, I just got an Aftermarket T-maxx Chassis for it, put an O.S. .18TM in it and changed some other parts to Traxxas there you go: a nice, well rounded truck.

When I compared it to my name brand original T-maxx 2.5 (this is before I converted it over...) the transmission seemed to sit further forward. It's not hard to put an small-block in it.

Here is a few I found while searching. You guys should try it...
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_57...tm.htm#5795870
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_25...tm.htm#2552577
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_38...tm.htm#3867814

Read all the way through this one, the guy put an OS. 18 in his SMW.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_38...tm.htm#3854531
Old 10-20-2007, 04:56 AM
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i have a mgic wheel and allways had a problem tuning[X(] it after i investigated i found that there was a crack in the needle holder[] and was letting too much fuel in or air into the fuel line[&o] cant seem to get a needle holder in uk that fits so do you know of any complete carbs that fit it

thanx
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Looking forward to mine coming in the mail...a little nervous about doing the breakin but I trust the fuelman post after reading every single post!

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