View Full Version : my jato 2.5
12-29-2006, 08:32 PM
I recently bought a bunch of parts for the front end because I was tired of the cheap plastic parts breaking. I'm curious if their is anything else I should get that is a common piece that breaks up front.
I just put on...
Aluminum A arms
Aluminum C hub castor blocks
Aluminum knuckle arm with titanium shafts
Aluminum steering assembly
RPM fron bumper
Am I missing anything vital up front that is common to break?
Also just got new anaconda tires/wheels for it, and they don't seem to be gripping nearly as good as everyone says. I can just sit their and burn them up. I purchased this truck used and was told it had some work dont to it but don't know what. Are their any other better street tires or do I just accelerate a little slower to prevent the back end from breaking loose?
12-29-2006, 08:45 PM
I personally never go with Aluminum arms since the stress usually gets transferred somewhere else, but the other hop-ups sound ok. How does the Al steering assembly work? I noticed there is a bit of slop in the stock plastic setup and was thinking of getting this as well.
As to the burnouts, try putting your battery box in the back for a little more weight over the drive tires.
12-29-2006, 09:45 PM
The aluminum steering is awesome. Very stiff and responsive now.
I actually have an internal battery in the car. The previous owner did that. So I have nothing for the back. All tho, I'm about to buy an exhaust for it that is a rear dual exhaust, so that will add style and much needed weight and hopefully that will help it out alot.
12-29-2006, 09:52 PM
you dont want to put a dual exhaust on it, theres alot of bad comments about it, get the Silver Resonator Pipe, it's about the best pipe for the jato ont he market right now, also for street tires you may want to get Road Rages, they are durable and are the best onroad tires IMO, the hop ups you mentioned in your first post seem to be ok, i would go with RPM arms all around tho.
12-29-2006, 10:22 PM
Well, moving the battery to the back can help a lot. I noticed better grip when I went with it. Although, I just filled that part with some steel washers since I'm running an electric Jato. :)
The rear battery compartment (http://www.buytraxxas.com/product_info.php?products_id=2386) can be had pretty cheaply, even at full retail.
12-29-2006, 10:55 PM
I am a metal fabricator so I can just make something for the back. no big deal.
What bad comments are their about the rear exhaust? How could it be bad for the car? I really like the look. I'm not trying to add any speed or anything like that, I just like the way it looks and it would make it look more "realistic" I guess you could say with the exhaust coming out the back.
12-29-2006, 11:50 PM
people who tried it said they had problems with back pressure and that it's easy to bent.
12-30-2006, 01:45 AM
bad back pressure, herd it wont hold a tune very well, and also that it is really easy to bend due to the thin metal.
12-30-2006, 10:49 AM
as for the bending, I don't do any jumping (yet) so that shouldnt be a problem. but as for the back pressure I see what your saying. Your talking about sometimes having to put you finger over the exhause to build up the pressure to get it started right? I don't race this thing competitively or anything. I just toy around in local parking lots really. So as long as it wont throw it out of tune too bad, I think it will be ok for what I need. Any thoughts?
12-30-2006, 01:13 PM
Your talking about sometimes having to put you finger over the exhause to build up the pressure to get it started right? ?
Not really, in less words, you will have a hard time trying to keep a tune on your engine.
12-30-2006, 01:50 PM
But it looks so cool!
I don't know, I'll ponder it and see what happens.
12-30-2006, 01:55 PM
The dual stinger pipes are no good. They will not hold a tune at all. You'll end up with it sitting on your shelf collecting dust wishing you spent the money on something else. I would recommend the dual chamber resonator. There is no need to get the single chamber resonator as it is pretty much the same as the stock pipe except it is silver instead of blue.
12-30-2006, 07:31 PM
so pretty much stick with the stock exhaust. that sucks.
12-30-2006, 08:16 PM
THS just came out with their pipe for the jato, dont know how good it is tho.
12-31-2006, 12:49 AM
Does anyone make a good rear exhaust? Preferrably duel? I like the look, plus it will help with my weight distribution. I don't jump it because I jumped it once and the front end dropped immediately, so I need more weight on the back and the exhaust could do just that for me.
12-31-2006, 12:50 AM
I have the THS pipe on my 2.5 jato and it's great
12-31-2006, 10:32 AM
The rear duel exhaust that I'm interested in is made by rdlogics. I thought they made a good product? Will it get that out of tune that it's not worth it? It's on ebay actually. For $59.99.
12-31-2006, 11:09 AM
iam ordering the ths racing pipe for my 3.3 tomarrow because theres some shipping questions i want to ask them beside the ths pipe comes with every thing (pipe chrome header and rubber seals and springs)
12-31-2006, 03:29 PM
THS has good reputation in the revo area. So this new pipe for the jato should be good!
12-31-2006, 08:52 PM
does anybody have a pic of this THS pipe everyone is speaking of?
01-01-2007, 02:05 PM
here it is:
01-01-2007, 02:30 PM
dont you have to have the header for that pipe too but i would go with the resonator
01-01-2007, 09:13 PM
looks cool. but im still thinking about the rear duel exhaust. how can they sell something (rdlogics) if its that ****** and will throw it out of tune so much?
01-01-2007, 09:14 PM
wow, thats not even a bad word and i got asteriks for it?
01-01-2007, 10:01 PM
myrevoisthebest: if you read, it says that it comes with it.
Juggalowelder: go with the rdlogics pipe and you will simply regret it, remember this post when you do!
01-01-2007, 10:22 PM
ohh my mistake im thinking about the tmaxx one sorry guys
01-03-2007, 06:44 PM
that's the duel exhaust. the more i look at it the more i want it. how exactly does this throw it out of tune? if its that bad, could i just take the stock exhaust, fabricate some piping and have the piping come out the back but with the stock muffler still in its place or would that effect the performance and throw it out of tune still ?
01-04-2007, 12:23 AM
trust me dont get it
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