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Old 12-10-2007, 11:40 AM
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Default Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Just got onto my Second Gallon. Had it for Two months.

Still looking good so far.

Lets see yours, or am I the only one.?

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Old 12-10-2007, 01:19 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

[&o] So I am the only one. Lol.
Old 12-10-2007, 02:03 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

You are the only one I know that has a Nitrage. Tamiya makes cool nitro stuff but it doesn't make it big here in the US. My biggest complaint with Tamiya nitros is lack of parts availability and price.

Interesting thing about the Nitrage is it does have a flat chassis, but then it has an actual transmission too. I wonder what class it would run in? MT or Truggy? It seems to transcend both genres.
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ORIGINAL: Dale Gribble

I wonder what class it would run in? MT or Truggy? It seems to transcend both genres.
Yeah, somehow it falls into the MT class, but over here we dont really care
so we race it in the Truggy class.

Very stable gotta say that.

But mines runing on parts from everywhere lol, because here we dont really have a local hobby shop, we just use whatever we can find, got hpi parts, kyosho...

But yeah here i might be the only one, at the track, I kid you not, atleast 12 other people have it.
Old 12-21-2007, 10:39 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Bump,

Heres the thread you were actually looking for Joel.
Old 01-20-2008, 11:43 PM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

I was reading thru the manual and was wondering what weight of diff oil i should use at the centre, front and back......

Any suggestions? Im going to use Tamiya's diff oil...and this will probably be mostly on road
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Probably 22 - 10 - 12

More power to the back, better for onroad slides...?
Old 01-21-2008, 04:52 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

The heaviest oil you want in the centre then next heaviest in the front, lightest in the back...if the oil in the centre is too light too much power will transfer to the front (way too much ballooning and a sort of FWD effect) , and the same principle goes for the front diff...too light and the inside tire will get transfered too much power...go at least 20-30 centre IMO...say 5 - 20 - 10 or 10 - 30 - 20 something like that...
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so the idea is the lighter the oil at one side, the more power is transferred to that side?
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

those are some sweet pics you got there
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Thanks.

Feel free to post pics, or discuss everything Nitrage here.

Ill get some new ones up in some time, just got back from the gym, if I continue typing anymore ill break the keyboard lol.
Old 01-21-2008, 08:28 AM
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i no how 2 post pics but it says they are too large so how can i put them on???
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Use a program like photo bucket...
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

I saw a like new Nitrage go for $200 on eBay this weekend. I was tempted, but I go back to the parts availability issue. Maybe I should have bought it anyways.
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

It holds up really well, go check out my other thread "I Finally Killed It" (All Pink And Fixed ) Changed the name.

Rammed it into a bench at full throttle.

Nothing really broke except a shock end.
Old 01-24-2008, 10:14 AM
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ORIGINAL: nauticar

so the idea is the lighter the oil at one side, the more power is transferred to that side?
The lighter the oil in the diff the easier power is transfered to the side of least resistance...
Old 01-24-2008, 10:16 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Well here are the pics from today.

Enjoy..











Old 01-24-2008, 10:19 AM
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Some more of after I was done, and then a pic of the bench that had broken it before.!

As you see, its held together with zip ties

I really hurt it lol.







Old 01-24-2008, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

Wow that top picture is kinda cool
is that city in the background? in the desert?
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Thanks, the first pic has the city in the background including the Burj Dubai.

I think I did good concidering I was holding the remote in one hand, and the camera in the other

Dubai, Slayer lol, the fastest growing city in the world, a place I call home
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really i didn't no it was the fastest growing city in the world
and in the 6th pic from the top what tires are on the front???
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Yup it is..

RC post pics of yours too, im the only one posting pics of this thing lol.
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

I really got it quite muddy today.





But they;re right about the JP Hardcoated exhaust, sooo easy to clean, and looks great.

All I had to do was wait for the mud to harden up, and break it loose with my finger.

Then gave it a nice heavy coat of WD 40, did the ARO procedure, and I was done

Have to clean out my air filter, got A LOT of WD 40 in there.
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Default RE: Tamiya Nitrage 5.2, The Offical Thread

@ RC

They're the normal ones

The look huge because they were balloning.

I think I may have messed up with the diff fluid a lot

And cooked the front diff while I was at it.

All my front tyres did was keep spinning & balloning

Also popped it off the ground a few times...



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Looks cool, just strange not to see trees, I live in the subtropics

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