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10-09-2007, 03:01 PM
Hey guys, i have had many many nitro trucks planes helis boats, you name it. Just to get that across im not new at this stuff. But for whatever reason, this little jato 3.3 of mine has been trimendus (sp?) fun for me and my friends. There are 5 of us, 3 jato 3.3, a 2.5 rusty, and an associated rc10gt with a 2.5 in it. All trucks are pretty closly matched. Its just a big oval with prety rough terrain. It mostly consists of sand (loose) and large pieces of gravel. I am using parma's paddle tires and dirthogs upfront with great success. As of now im am using
.26 force carb
rb innovations cooling head.
traxxas metal drive shafts.
So far i have not installed any of this, im bone stock. But just wanted to know of any tips, or tricks while installing these parts? thanks
10-09-2007, 03:46 PM
I dont have experience with installing the .26 carb, but you should look around here for some tips on that.
RPM arms and bumper are easy. Just take off the stock ones and put the new ones back on.
Cooling head, take off stock and put on the new one. Make sure you look at your TRX 3.3 manual though. You have to tighten those screws in a specific order.
Just take your time and do some research.
10-09-2007, 04:31 PM
Make sure you buy some diff oil for when you change your shafts out. The carb should drop right in. Take note how the carb sits and at what angle it's turned if any. also make sure the linkage ball thingy for the slide on the carb is the same direction as the original... Good luck!
10-09-2007, 04:37 PM
thanks, as far as the diff, i purchased 30k weight and some spare gaskets. I already drained the diff of the 10k weight just by putting it upside down on a paper towel. I didnt want to put anything corrosive or water in there.
10-09-2007, 04:38 PM
im siked, next is the aftermarket chassis. Is it really worth the 40 bucks and would there be any difference between the two as far as handling?
10-09-2007, 04:43 PM
I don't have it but i want it.... I only want it because, i think the stock blue looks bad after it starts getting all scratched. The upgrade will hide most of that because it's already silver. It is lighter tho. I'm gonna go for it plus you'll have a spare stocker for that BIG crash...............lol
10-09-2007, 06:02 PM
Over revO got a pretty great knowldge about .26 carb & it's tips, i wish that he'll see your thread and help you.
10-09-2007, 07:02 PM
ya, i'll look him up. Im siked to get this thing going.
10-10-2007, 12:19 PM
<------has knowledge of .26 also
i put the .26 carb in....VERY EZ....but engine needs to come out...then back out the pinch nut...not all the way...then tap it on the non nut side just a bit ,take old carb out...there is an orange o-ring in the bottom of the carb shaft....leave it in there and put new carb in....try to get it close to same position as old one....the put it all back together....EZ
on a side note...(ty mrbigg) you will have to bend the negative starter pole (if you have ez start)under the starter to avoid touching the carb linkage...other than that 10 min job
10-10-2007, 12:25 PM
ya, im giong to be using the sullivan tiger drive system, drop some weight, and clean up the chassis
10-11-2007, 10:02 PM
Im hopefully trying to get my jato racing before the season ends. The only mods are Traxxas racing chassis, pull start, and Dx3. Im pretty much going to see what happens at first....this thing moves so nice, but just gotta be careful to not punch it too hard....oh yea and its a 2.5r
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