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Old 02-26-2006, 08:24 AM
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they lok kol
Old 02-26-2006, 08:25 AM
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thanks hope they will have the traction tho onroad

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Old 02-26-2006, 08:26 AM
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even if they dont u cod still have some fun sliding and drifting lol
Old 02-26-2006, 08:32 AM
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yeah i,m sure i,m going to match them up on these rims in time,or maybe these
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Old 02-26-2006, 09:28 AM
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they lok real gd but im just of that site and they dnt seem to cheap lol
Old 02-26-2006, 09:29 AM
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no not cheep,but look sweet,and would last longer then stock ,easier to clean
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they lok real gd but im just of that site and they dnt seem to cheap lol
Old 02-26-2006, 08:07 PM
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hello people these shocks are a direct fit for the HPI MT2 ....................sellin on ebay.........duratrax evader adjusable shocks.......only for the UK...........cya



[link=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4-Duratrax-Evader-Adjustable-Shocks_W0QQitemZ6039424574QQcategoryZ34063QQssPage NameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]>>>DIRECT FIT for MT2 ....ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS LINK<<<[/link]
Old 02-26-2006, 08:13 PM
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I am beginning my titanium project, haven't really started making anything yet just taking measurements. I don't have the time to make my parts right now but when I start I am going to put the 3-speed on my MT2. I will post pics, measurements, etc at request, but it may be a few weeks before I can start.
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Hey B4 you go to Asia Tees, the front C hubs I can get cheaper here Japan...it was just hard fro me to get the other more rarer parts like the front/rear arms, diff box - front/rear, and some other goodies that were unavailable here because teh J-folk are Savage nuts and therfore only have massive hop-ups for those models...silly really.

BTW I am interested in adapting a Savage gearbox to my MT2, are any of you interested in this project...? I thought that with all of our combines knowledge and recources, we could fabricate a way of doing it. Just imagine it man...TTTHHHRRREEEEE speeds with a seriously kick butt gearbox. That Savage gearbox is great because its all enclosed and is almost BOMB proof.

What say you all to this...INTERESTED????


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hey i need some help i just broke my front C-hub and i want to order some new ones off asiatees and they have 8 degree or 10 degree hubs what one should i get???
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Alright...thats great! I was looking at Bradley super picts of the comparison of the MT2 against the 3speed (although 2speed written on the side[?], not too sure), and I am not too sure if the gearbox also contains the reverse module or not...? had a peak at one yesterday and it was smaller than that pict. Although no small feel as such to fabricate it in the truck. But i think it would be seriously interesting to have one in there as a project car.

Yeah, those titanium parts are serisouly hard ro make, you would have to have specialist tools and equipment...unless your work has them, then all it is, is time! Good luck with that and if you are able to make some, try doing duplicates as I would be interested for sure.



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I am beginning my titanium project, haven't really started making anything yet just taking measurements. I don't have the time to make my parts right now but when I start I am going to put the 3-speed on my MT2. I will post pics, measurements, etc at request, but it may be a few weeks before I can start.
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Hey B4 you go to Asia Tees, the front C hubs I can get cheaper here Japan...it was just hard fro me to get the other more rarer parts like the front/rear arms, diff box - front/rear, and some other goodies that were unavailable here because teh J-folk are Savage nuts and therfore only have massive hop-ups for those models...silly really.

BTW I am interested in adapting a Savage gearbox to my MT2, are any of you interested in this project...? I thought that with all of our combines knowledge and recources, we could fabricate a way of doing it. Just imagine it man...TTTHHHRRREEEEE speeds with a seriously kick butt gearbox. That Savage gearbox is great because its all enclosed and is almost BOMB proof.

What say you all to this...INTERESTED????


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hey i need some help i just broke my front C-hub and i want to order some new ones off asiatees and they have 8 degree or 10 degree hubs what one should i get???
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both the 2 speed and 3 speed are in the same housing. there is actually a 3 speed conversion for the stock 2 speed as well that is selling for 49 dollars on ebay. if i can find the link ill post it.

found it, here it is
http://cgi.ebay.com/BRAND-NEW-HPI-3-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Hey again thanks Bradley.

I was finally able to take the MT2 out for a spin today and made some final adjustments...buggars are never easy to tune no matter how many times you do it...even though the mechanics are simple. But did some really big air and scrounged around the forrest. Wow, love those mountain bike sinlge tracks with some jumps that lead into a wide area. But I had about 1hr play and half a tin of monster juice and I broke a turnbuckle ball that hinges onto the main shock tower and almost lost my battery, cvd joint and seriously bent one of my plastic fantastic wheels...GREAT day ended fast. But I got some serious air and ground speed...still wish I had another gear tucked in there.

I still noticed that the takes off is not really all that flash even when adjusting the clutch and the spring on the spur gear...?

Ill have to mess with it a bit after I spend the next 3hrs cleaning the little beast, all that mud..ALRIGHT! Will post some pits after
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Hi,

Im pretty new to this Nitro RC lark, although i have built a few electric rc in my time. I am considering getting myself the HPI MT2 or the MT2ss. Only problem is i have been told that there are some problems with the differentials stripping and burning out and that it is a constant thing.

The person that told me this also said i should go for the Savage 3.5. Whats the crack with these diffs? Is it a problem that they keep burning out or is this a load of cods whallop? Only reason is i dont fancy spending the money on one then having to replace the diffs every couple of runs.

Or does it completely depend on how you run it? I have always been a fan of the MT2 and the Savage my mates have savages but i want to be different. So any help is much appreciated

Cheers [8D]
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Well I have had mine for about 3 months now. But I suggest you get the 18ss as it comes with all hardened gears as compared to the T-star 15. If you are careless with it and you dont really know how to maintain it then llike anything it will strip. but so far I have had no problems at all. But then again I do not own a MT2 standard, and I have replaced all the plastic with aluminium to help bomb proof it along with the front rear gearbox sets.

If you are serious I think it would be best to go for the MT2 18ss..but thats me...? Perhaps the others are different...?

But then again the Savage has more speed, gears, strength, parts, ability...and price - associated with every facet of the car.

But its a bit big for me and I wanted SMTH smaller and more agile I guess...LOL MT2 18 ss>

All comes back to preference...and the gears are, well its depends on many factors but again mine are great, and I ve just beaten the crap out of it and its fine, with some TLC.
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the manufacturer dont shimm the gears properly so you have to bye more of there parts lol,just shimm them before you run and if there not heavy duty upgrade before you run


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Hi,

Im pretty new to this Nitro RC lark, although i have built a few electric rc in my time. I am considering getting myself the HPI MT2 or the MT2ss. Only problem is i have been told that there are some problems with the differentials stripping and burning out and that it is a constant thing.

The person that told me this also said i should go for the Savage 3.5. Whats the crack with these diffs? Is it a problem that they keep burning out or is this a load of cods whallop? Only reason is i dont fancy spending the money on one then having to replace the diffs every couple of runs.

Or does it completely depend on how you run it? I have always been a fan of the MT2 and the Savage my mates have savages but i want to be different. So any help is much appreciated

Cheers [8D]
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i dont know if i got the luck of the draw or what, but i got an MT2 , not 18SS, and i have never stripped the gears in it. ive got more than 4 gallons through the following engines nitro star t15, os 18 cvrx, os 18 tz, kyosho .21gs, and currently a kyosho .21 rg buggy sport. I have never had to replace anything but knuckles and arms from hitting things to hard, and i still have the standard gears, not the hardened ones.
Now i have an 18SS too, that i put the 18 tz in for a little while, and it went through 3 sets of hardened gears, and i couldnt get enough shims in it to tighten them up and take out the slack. i eventually just put a whole new diff in it, but i havent ran it since.

To put it lightly, it doesnt matter what you get, because they can have problems or be the greatest truck you have ever bought.

I also have a savage, heres the lowdown.
LOTS OF FUN(if you got money)
VERY TOUGH AND UPGRADEABLE(if you got money)
Bad A** performance(especially if you upgrade)
Limitless potential

I got about 2000 into my savage and its nearly indestructable. about the only thing i ever replace on it is my body, spends alot of time upside down due to the LRP .28R Spec 2. (great power for the price, wheelie bar doesnt work, gotta design one that is a little farther out the back)

MT2 IS STILL MY FAVORITE TRUCK THOUGH.
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My work does have the capabilities to work titanium, it is our specialty. Actually we are one of the most capable titanium shops in the world (no seriously). [link=http://www.litespeed.com]Litespeed[/link], there is a link to what we do. If a can get the extra material I will make duplicates but since ti is so expensive it is highly controlled and hard to come by extra. That is one reason that I have not started making parts yet.

Alright...thats great! I was looking at Bradley super picts of the comparison of the MT2 against the 3speed (although 2speed written on the side[?], not too sure), and I am not too sure if the gearbox also contains the reverse module or not...? had a peak at one yesterday and it was smaller than that pict. Although no small feel as such to fabricate it in the truck. But i think it would be seriously interesting to have one in there as a project car.

Yeah, those titanium parts are serisouly hard ro make, you would have to have specialist tools and equipment...unless your work has them, then all it is, is time! Good luck with that and if you are able to make some, try doing duplicates as I would be interested for sure.
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I'm new at nitro cars and I just bought a mt2, and I was wondering what type of nitro I should use in it. Also if anyone has any advice for me that would be greatly appreciated.
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wel i heard hpi reccomends u use 16% - 25% nitro but for break in i just used 10%
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does any1 no any cheap hopups do prob get me more speed????????
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Do you know where I can get the shims for the diff? My truck should be arriving by the end of the week and I would like to have the shims before I get the truck? Also whats the process of installing them. Any details would be great.
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hey do you think a savage .28 engine can be put in the mt2 i got one off ebay brand new $124.
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I got the O.S. .21 RG Buggy sport to fit, with a little modification, im sure it wouldnt be too hard to get that engine in there using the same mount and everything that i did. i could email the pics to you later. they are on my laptop and i got to get it back from my buddies house tomorrow.
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adz06:

Better Air Cleaner.

An engine is nothing more than a fancy air pump - More air in - better power.

An air cleaner is the first upgrade I would get.
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Actually it is suggested that you use the same percentage fuel for break-in that will be used after break in. For that matter, just use the exact same fuel, not any kind of break-in fuel.
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i have those pics bradley thanks so you think it could be done what other mods would i have to do like upgrade s and such
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I got the O.S. .21 RG Buggy sport to fit, with a little modification, im sure it wouldnt be too hard to get that engine in there using the same mount and everything that i did. i could email the pics to you later. they are on my laptop and i got to get it back from my buddies house tomorrow.

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