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Old 02-10-2009, 10:58 AM
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try it first with the smartech header.this way you wont have to waste money on the headers if you don't have. to forget the hpi one.
you're gonna need the extra cash for the tran gears you're gonna tear up!LOL
2 inches is a lot...even for me.after you get the clearance double check your left and right turn clearances under speed.i didn't and that was a big mistake[]
maybe you can help with another of my bonehead mistakes?
do you remember the base settings for that carb
Old 02-10-2009, 11:10 AM
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holy cow you are fast!!!! i just put down the keyboard! LOL
you should be good to go
you might want to consider the pinion gear conversion down the road if you start tearing up stuff
what kind of temps you getting with the SMT.18?
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:10 AM
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I thought it was 2 or 2 1/2 turns out
Old 02-10-2009, 11:18 AM
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we've got so many fricking cars..i forget stuff after a few months.ask me about some of the mods we've done over the years..i know what we did...i just can't remember whose parts we used on which car[&o]
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:13 AM
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holy cow you are fast!!!! i just put down the keyboard! LOL
you should be good to go
you might want to consider the pinion gear conversion down the road if you start tearing up stuff
what kind of temps you getting with the SMT.18?
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haha I went home lastnight and cut my stock manifold and its not that great so good thing I ordered the new one. Also what pinion conversion are you talking about?.. My car got the SMT .15 in it not the .18.. I wanted the .18 I may buy one down the road or just get an OS. A few years ago I had this same car and I ended up snapping the connecting rod and chipping the piston and went with an OS engine but I couldnt get it tuned for hte life of me
Old 02-11-2009, 04:05 PM
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i thought you said you had the stock setup like the pictures?mine was pretty long and i took off close to an inch.what went wrong?can you explain some???pics???
the only downside to cutting the manifold would be the tune would be off. the short manifold might push the power curve upwards.
the stock pinion gear is a soft aluminum.the clutch shoes eventually eats into it till you either loose all clutch or the pinion falls apart.look at the pictures in my post and the pics of the rocket car you can see the hpi dark steel pinion with the red and purple gears.this is not a direct bolt-on.you'll have to do a little dremeling
there's not much meat on a .15 side manifold...i think i mentioned that.the smartech one looks more like this
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:02 PM
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I think it was tsais that has a rear exhaust that will fit....it was on my car with NOS and a supercharger. If the pic isnt on here ill put it up in a bit and find out which one i had...if i remember right it was Tsais<sp? and for a hpi car ..maybe the rs3 or 4.....be back on in a few hours with more info
Old 02-13-2009, 10:33 AM
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I was just wondering if I got some traxxas shocks would it raise my car at all?
Old 02-13-2009, 11:15 AM
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Can you send me the part numbers for the pinion conversion?
Old 02-13-2009, 02:41 PM
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the shocks will have no effect on ride height. the height is usually changed by turning in or out set screws in the lower arms. once the screws are backed out enough the arms rest on the chassis which is as high as it will go with bending the chassis itself. The tsais rear exhaust wont help....after looking the rear tire would hit the manifold...just be changing one problem for another.

I do have another idea for you though....they make aluminum wheel extensions that will fit these. i think they are 1"-1.5". Ill hunt down a link for you but i think that will be the easiest route to go.

the bell and gears i used were from hpi on the car in the first pic....heres the numbers
HPI Nitro 3 RS4 RTR Threaded Clutch Bell 2-Speed 86039
HPI Alum Pinion Gear 23T # 76983 for Nitro RS4 3 18SS
HPI Alum Pinion Gear 18T # 76978 for Nitro RS4 3 18SS

heres the wheel extensions too
AXIAL AX10 SCORPION CRAWLER 12MM HEX WHEEL EXTENSIONS

copied titles from ebay if you wanna see the parts...should just need to copy and paste....hope this helps
Old 02-16-2009, 09:22 AM
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ok well i put on some traxxas shocks and it raised my car to the height I want it to be at ... Now I bought the Associated exhaust manifold and guess what... It wotn work with the tires I got on it right now so ill just hold on to it for now it was only $10.00. Also im going to look at the gear conversion also
Old 02-16-2009, 09:24 AM
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Another question. How would the wheel extensions stay on my car?
Old 02-16-2009, 06:30 PM
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they replace the hex mount for the wheel. They slide over the outdrives and have a set screw that goes through them were the little metal pin held the original hex on. then instead of using a nut to hold on the wheel the end is threaded and you actually use a screw.

The clutch bell replacement is so it will last longer more then anything. The stock bell i got with mine was cast aluminum which doesnt last long at all.
Old 02-19-2009, 09:44 AM
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Ok well with the new tires I got on the car the associated manifold wont fit it will hit the tire. BUT I was thinking... What if I was to get some T-maxx wheels and some wheel extensions? Would this be able to work because I think the T-maxx wheels are 14mm? Plus I bought some snow chains that fit the T-maxx wheels. I dunno just some opinions
Old 02-19-2009, 03:03 PM
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HAHA will I gave up for now... Instead of throwin moneyinto my car/truck im going after work to buy the Traxxas T-Maxx from the hobby store
Old 02-19-2009, 04:56 PM
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some thoughts on your car/truck conversion-
what size engine are you gonna use? I wouldn't use the stock engine with the extra torque needed for bigger diameter wheels..gearing can help this but i don't think you will be happy stock
for the space issues with the bigger wheels-i can try out the extensions on a car i have here...save you money and you will know for sure.......another idea would be to size up the car vs. buggy arms...buggies usually have a wider stance which would eliminate the need for extensions but probably cost more to do...the traxxas tmaxx wheels are much bigger and the issue will only get worse all the way around

you sure you want a tmaxx? i have the new tmaxx 3.3 and and older revo 3.3...not saying both are not fun stock but eventually I always end up looking for more...the tmaxx has a couple different routes you can go with it but the revo has a lot more options.....you can go from stock to a sts .30 to brushless without any problems finding parts....just a thought

give me a couple days to try the extensions out...ill post a couple pics when done
Old 02-19-2009, 11:58 PM
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somebody help please
I have a smartech magic wheel and practically everything has been upgraded that needs upgrading but now that I went out in look of CVD center drive shafts or any type of upgradet center drive shafts i could not find anything that would fit. has anybody gotten around this is there anthing that I could do to make the tmaxx aftermarket ones fit or are there any other cvds from another car that might fit??


upgrades so far
os: 18 engine
robinson racing: spur gear 72t
integy: 3 shoe clutch, flywheel, clutch bell, wheelie bar, titanium brake, servo mount
gpm: skid plates, steering
american racing: bulk heads
1.5 inch wheel extenders
hd power: analog metal gear servo 140oz @ 6v
lifep04 a123 1100mah batteries 2s1p 6.6v
traxxas: tmaxx pistol radio and receiver
Old 02-20-2009, 12:48 AM
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thats the tmaxx 1.5 clone isnt it? if so try the 1.5"s shafts. I got one for a buddy for like $100 off ebay...looks identical to the original tmaxx..i wouldnt see a problem
Old 02-20-2009, 10:02 AM
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well i already tried the original tmaxx drive shaft hopups and they were too short.

seems like the center cvds are the only things that are not interchangeable....
Old 02-20-2009, 12:09 PM
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anybody anymore ideas

Old 02-21-2009, 04:55 AM
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get a tmaxx chassis? or a tmaxx Gearbox. that may sort the problem of them not fitting.
Old 02-21-2009, 03:40 PM
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just a question.....why replace the center shafts? I don't see what the advantage would be.... only problem Ive ever had with a center shaft is they fall out of the 1/10 cars..never broke one or anything...might be a headache worth skipping
Old 02-21-2009, 03:45 PM
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ORIGINAL: Hibityhupla!

just a question.....why replace the center shafts? I don't see what the advantage would be.... only problem Ive ever had with a center shaft is they fall out of the 1/10 cars..never broke one or anything...might be a headache worth skipping
thats true, ive never broke a centre, ive broke about 2 rear side ones though.

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Old 02-21-2009, 07:54 PM
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replacing the chassis does sound good

thx

i have broken the center shafts several times now they seem very week or is an os 18 too much for a magic wheel.
Old 02-22-2009, 04:51 AM
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i dont know, i never went that powerfull haha, i just got a cheapo SH.18 and went on with it. so i wouldent know

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