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Thunder tiger ST-1

Old 02-08-2010, 11:06 PM
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no offense but im pretty sure that infinite hobbies is the worst RC website i have tried to navigate.
Old 02-08-2010, 11:22 PM
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A-main has a LOT of parts... thats where I get mine. Some of the RC8 parts "cross match" like the diff cases.... which is nice [8D] Should have mine going by the end of the week and MAY just MAY have the engine broken in to race on the 3rd friday of the month [8D]
Old 02-08-2010, 11:27 PM
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Just out of intrest you tried amainhobbies? i've not been on there site for some time because everything i got shipped to the uk ended up with loads of customs charges! anyway just had alittle look on there site seems there's plenty of spares/hop-ups there just now but no kits.
Old 02-08-2010, 11:37 PM
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yeah i found amain...i just need to figure out exactly what parts i need and order them there...thanks for the help guys.
Old 02-09-2010, 12:07 AM
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anything new and improved as far as fuel and glowplugs go for the .28 in the St-1?
Old 02-09-2010, 12:10 AM
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IT runs fine on 20% or 30%... i used Os A5's.... pretty much any glow plug like that works fine [8D]
Old 02-09-2010, 12:21 AM
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yeah thats what i figured
Old 02-09-2010, 12:27 AM
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Its not a real "picky" engine... i had a few issues with mine but i attribute it to being my first engine, it died after 6-gallons but i sorta botched breakin.... [&:] IDK its not my favorite but if you know what your doing, its adequate
Old 02-09-2010, 11:30 AM
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this should help you track down part numbers.

http://www.tiger.com.tw/product/6233-F.html

you can also download the manual if you so need
Old 02-09-2010, 11:49 AM
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as a side note, calvino was right the engine's not picky at all. i raced mine till it died on a run away. i have to say i was rather mean to the engine throwing any old fuel and glow plug in there but it came back for more every time. the only thing i would say is change the stock pipe. Personal pref for the stock engine was thunder tigers own "hop-up" pipes. i used both the low end pipe and all out speed pipe i liked the low end pipe better for are muddy courses. it's a hardy engine as it kind of has to put up with new people coming into the truggy market! there are better engines out there of course but as a starter engine it does the job.
Old 02-09-2010, 12:20 PM
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if you know your part numbers infinite is the way to go
Old 02-09-2010, 04:32 PM
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I have to say I love my ST-1. Its built like a tank and it handles well. Finally this past summer we got an outdoor track built locally. Most guys have never heard of the ST-1 or Thunder Tiger for that matter but they all take notice when I have the truck on the track. Everyone that has seen it has liked it and the few guys I let drive it have been impressed. Its just a shame it doesnt have a bigger following.
Old 02-09-2010, 04:52 PM
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I had 3 st-1's and i've a lot of extra parts that I stocked up on so if you can't find parts anywhere else pm me on here and I'll see if I have that part.
Old 02-10-2010, 01:51 AM
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when you have 300 page forums you have a big following
Old 02-10-2010, 09:41 PM
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I was referring more parts and upgrade support, not the owners.
Old 02-11-2010, 10:06 AM
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get your part number and try infinite hobbies they have everything just know your part number
Old 02-12-2010, 06:40 PM
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ok here is a pic guys... from what you can see...what is missing? i know the servo saver and the bulkhead that the a arms mount to. any help would be apreciated. for some reason my comp wont download the manuals and i cant find an exploded parts view. also @xjqkz, it would be awesome if you had those spare parts lieing around. I have a pay pal account and would gladley take them off your hands. I also need new wheels and tires, fuel bottle, glow plugs, radio and reciever. i know its a long list but i used to send guys my old stuff when i was big into RC and im hoping we can all help out our own kind.

thanks guys.



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Old 02-16-2010, 02:13 AM
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Well I decided to tweak a few things on the car and I took it out to a gravel parking lot by our house, wow The mach's still tight as anything but geez this thing can sure still fly I lowered the rear diff oil, maybe a good bad idea or a good one, well see once I get more miles on the car, especially if im racing this Friday I have to say nothing's more fun than drifting around on the gravel with the back end sliding out just right, felt a little like Ryan Lutz I have to say that with a slight tweak of the toe and camber this car should be all set [8D]
Old 02-16-2010, 06:53 PM
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im having a hard time finding parts so now i just want to buy a decent roller and just throw my servos and engine in and use my old St-1 as a parts truck. so if anyone knows of one or is getting rid of their ST-1 then let me know and ill gladly take it off your hands.
Old 02-19-2010, 02:55 AM
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does anyone here really race their ST-1? if so can i get some helpful tips and tricks. I have never raced on an actual track and there is a new Track near me and want to get into racing.
Old 02-19-2010, 03:02 AM
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I have driven mine on a track Basic setup tips I could give are:
7,10,3 (for diff oils.. thats an aprox but its a good starting point [8D])
-1-1.5* camber works good (play with it a little to get it working best for you [8D])
Tires are *HUGE* You can have a properly set up car but with bad tires... forget it, your car's going to handle bad [:@]
Servos, the stock ones aren't the best, sure they get the job done but whatever, your pick depending on budget. HS-645 turns the tires real good on a charged RX pack
Racers Edge fiber disc brakes... totally beat those oil sponges that were on there before I scuff mine up from time to time but overall they work really good either way [8D]

Other than that there's not much else that isn't common knowledge. I know a few people on here used to/still do race. Its a good car in my $.02, sure im saying that not having driven an 8ight-T or whatnot but, ive laid some good laps down at the track which is always fun
Old 02-19-2010, 03:26 AM
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thanks for the info...im thinking of doing one of two things. either turing this into a racer. Or just buying a Used truggy that is already in racing order.
Old 02-19-2010, 12:11 PM
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I raced mine last year with not bad results over time i improved parts and set-up to get the best out of the st-1 basiclly it was set up for muddy tracks (short course and long course) cross country/wooded track and beach runs with dune climbing. the up-shot was that it handled well and stuck a good 2 fingers up to the higher end truggy market that were on the track, while not a world beater it was a jack of all trades something that couldnt be said for some of the others. I did try other brands but just didnt feel right or couldnt do all of the above without tearing them down for each event. This year i've been working on a losi muggy but am having to heavly mod it just to get even close to how i need it to be, but if the right ST-1 came up for sale i would'nt think twice about getting another!

here's some pic's before the old engine died after a run away

http://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_m...86280&sid=7926

after the run away i switched to a LRP Z28 and Dynamite pipe along with some other mods
Old 02-21-2010, 12:46 AM
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Well I checked out the local track and I am not in love with its size for 1/8 scale so... i may just race CORR there instead [8D] Heck its easier also . My Mach has been running good except for the fact that it likes to spit fuel out of the side of the head for no easy to find reason [&:] Aah ill find out why soon, I am just thinking its a bad gasket or something. Nothing like a good motor to throw that car around I am noticing my crimefighters are going bald so... time to check out some new tires [X(][:@]

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