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Old 02-12-2006, 04:16 PM
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Hi,I think its great what you have done to your nitro vee.I am on my second nitro vee,its all stock,except Ichanged to a 2055 rudder servo.i have always wanted to fix the cool system.What kind of fitting did you use to bring the water out the side?How do I get 30 plus mph.Can i get a bigger motor?What does the prop shaft kit do for you?I love this boat,but i havent tryed any other.I thrash the crap out of it,but it never lets me down and it looks great.
Old 02-12-2006, 04:19 PM
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i think i will let vertical take this one....
Old 02-12-2006, 04:34 PM
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Ok, lets start with the prop kit, it was 14 bucks, probablly the best 14 bucks spent on the boat, great performance from it, i got it from www.offshoreelectrics.com, they also offer ones with metal props, but the CF's are nice and cheap and also stronger than the stock. as for the cooling, its a prather fitting, I simply drilled a hole where I wanted it, and stuck it through , now including the clear plastic there three layers, the outer hull, inner hull, and that clear guard, the hole in the inner two layers is bigger for the tubing to fit through, It has a nut with it, but the hull is two thick to use the nut, I epoxiecd mine in carfully, then stuck the tube on for the inside, took about 10 minutes to complete and works great...I think the fitting is like 3 bucks, tower probably has them...30 plus is a hard traget, I am only running 25-30mph now with all the mods outlined in this forum, the make a trx 2.5 marine engine now, and also an O.S. .18 will fit in, but then youl lose your e-zstart( i know what a tragedy, the slipping starter goes away, though i still run the e-zstart) look through this thread I have outlined many little things to get the pro .15 a little bit more power, its a heavy boat plain and simple(but i run rough water sometimes, which weight is good), I'd say work on it how it is, and see if you can get satisfactory performance from it, also check into moving the turn fin like mine, I didnt run it with it in stock local but heard they have had many handling flaws and mine seems to handle fine like this,also you can shave wieght with a rechargable rx pack, I use a duratrax pack intended for am rc10gt its five 2/3a cells and works perfectly, I secured it to the clear guard with velcro...hope that helps to get you started and hope to here more from you...
Old 02-12-2006, 04:42 PM
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oh, and I have e-mailed traxxas, with pics too...Ill let you guys know what they say...
Old 02-12-2006, 04:55 PM
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sweet. i will do the same and see what responces we get back[8D]
Old 02-12-2006, 04:57 PM
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yeah I cant wait to see what they have to say...hope the arnt ticked bout me tearing into there boat...lol...
Old 02-12-2006, 05:17 PM
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oh well if they are once we get them its not up too them what happens to em....lol lets just sit and wait now to see what they say about the mods we have done....[8D] email is now sent off. at the end i put "any comments on this"? lmao
Old 02-12-2006, 05:25 PM
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Thank You very much.
Old 02-12-2006, 05:31 PM
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yup, anytime man, like i said i hope to hear more from you here...
Old 02-12-2006, 05:48 PM
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another thing to add here is take a close look at the floor under the plastic insert, if its greyish in colour you had better get in under it and clean the fuel from under there. i had to make a whole new floor for mine. [8D]
Old 02-12-2006, 05:50 PM
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yeah, ABS and nitro dont mix, I'm still not motivated enough to pull everything out yet, like i said though mine is good enough to run safely...
Old 02-12-2006, 06:51 PM
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I just ordered a Prop shaft kit,a prather fitting&some glow plugs from offshoreelectrics.Again THANK YOU.I will write in here next sunday.
Old 02-12-2006, 08:40 PM
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alright, sounds good, offshore got my stuff here fairly quick...cant wait to hear what results you get from it...
Old 02-12-2006, 10:55 PM
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Default RE: The unofficial Home of all that is Nitro Vee...

NITRO_VEEDRIVER,
Your boat is looking good.
I’m not in a business of building trailers, but I will build a custom trailer for you.
About $150.00, working taillights are extra.

Thank You
Don
Old 02-13-2006, 06:00 PM
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no word from traxxas yet...hopefully they will actually reply to it...
Old 02-13-2006, 06:05 PM
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no reply here yet either....
Old 02-13-2006, 06:17 PM
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OUTSTANDING....there customer support that is....lol....every other company gets back to me like the next day when i email them, we'll see i guess...
Old 02-13-2006, 07:26 PM
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well I guess it is outstanding they said awesome, and also that theyd get it into surfers rides over on traxxas site...nice...
Old 02-13-2006, 07:37 PM
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Default RE: The unofficial Home of all that is Nitro Vee...

well i got almost the same as you for reply never sent photos tho, however here is the email i got back from them.





Hello,

It sounds like you are experimenting and having fun. We don't have a list of upgrades for that boat so you are on the right track if you want to improve performance. I suggest checking out our marine forums as well! http://monster.traxxas.com/index.php

Best regards,
Stephen Lindholm,
TRAXXAS Customer Service
Old 02-13-2006, 08:13 PM
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yeah, hopefully they will eventually fix some of those flaws, maybe i should post a link to our forum in their forum, that way they will know the info is here....thats be cool....
Old 02-13-2006, 10:00 PM
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go nuts man....the more they see of this problem maybe they will get the hint glad we got the feedback from them ....
Old 02-18-2006, 02:37 PM
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Default RE: The unofficial Home of all that is Nitro Vee...

justo thought id put something in here since no one is doign anything right now, the water around here unfroze but i refuse to go run the boat when its that cold out, hopefully it warms up for a day or two so i can run then gets cold again so i can snowboard....jimbat10 said hed post here again tomorrow, hope he has some word on how his upgrades helped...
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i hope all goes well on your run , as for me i am stuck untill snow goes away ....i am really getting ansy to get out there and run this one.....
Old 02-20-2006, 09:07 PM
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still to cold here, cant wait to see it out on the water in its new colors...
Old 02-22-2006, 03:09 AM
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well since noone has posted here in a while, figured i would. i hope the other nitro vee drivers would jump in here and give us some tips and tricks but apparently we are the only ones that run them. hmmm if any others have the nitro vees and are not satisfied with them why not offer them to us people that are? hmmmmm i dare the other nitro vee drivers to mod their boats to our specs and see what ya think of them then......[8D] just a friendly dare here people..... not to get any hatred started .... lets hear your opinions after the mods eh......[8D]

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