View Full Version : 2nd gear wheelie
08-27-2006, 08:49 PM
well the site says 2nd gear wheelies are possible. So far I have been able to pull them off occasionaly but not bery often. I think the only reason its getting the front end up on 2nd gear is it hits a bump. My question is, how does one reliably execute a 2nd gear wheelie? I am running rich with 20% nitro and the slipper clutch is tight. Do I have to adjust the transmission?
Thanks guys, I am new to nitro and the power of this thing is intense!
08-27-2006, 08:56 PM
Lean it out a bit and tighten the rear suspension.
08-27-2006, 09:17 PM
thanks I will try that. One more question. How many turns from all the way tight should the slipper clutch be set at for general dirt and asphalt running. I had it set super tight, and then I heard it can be bad for the transimission so now I have it set so there are pretty decent sized gaps in between the coils of the slipper cutch spring. I havent tried it like this yet.
08-27-2006, 09:22 PM
If you run it tight you have more of a chance of stripping a spur gear. I run mine with 2-3 threads sticking out of the bolt.
08-27-2006, 11:00 PM
and just rember the tighter u put the slipper clutch bolt the more tourque you have so you need it pretty tight if you even want to it to catch... well thats at least on my 2.5
08-27-2006, 11:01 PM
I assume you have a 3.3? Mine is actually doing blow overs at the top of 2nd gear....not good. In fact, I'm trying very hard to keep from flying the front end on my jato at the second gear change and also at top speed (74+m.p.h.
) That truck is ******* INSANE! :rolleyes: My front springs are 1/4 down while my rears are full soft. I also run 30% traxxas fuel and a CVEC pipe.
The other thing to look at is your weight distribution. battaries in the back? wheelie city. Raise the front and lower the back and it'll make the truck fly till your ill.:p
08-27-2006, 11:29 PM
sometimes im going 3/4 full speed then i let go the thorotle and then hit it back and it goes wheels up
08-28-2006, 02:53 AM
Lean it out. It wont reliably pull 2nd gear wheelies on a rich setting. You have to realize that it can go over 65mph in second gear, and pretty much nothing else geared that high can usually wheelie, especially vehicle with a low CG.
Second, make it shift a little bit earlier. It will shift into a zone where the engine has the most torque, and it will have a greater chance to lift.
08-28-2006, 05:56 AM
do you have a 3.3 or a 2.5? my 3.3 will wheelie all the time, if its rich or lean. my old 2.5 would wheelie in 2nd gear if it was running a bit lean. you could try changing the gearing of it to favour acceleration instead of top speed.
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