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    Yup, I know the guy that makes them so I've...

    Yup, I know the guy that makes them so I've gotten to try them out. Pretty slick.
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    Ever seen these? www.shiftrc.com

    Ever seen these?

    www.shiftrc.com
  3. Thread: Rear wheels

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    Yeah it helps with straight line stability. ...

    Yeah it helps with straight line stability. Traxxas sells a rear tie link kit with a few different offsets so you can pick, and New Era makes a different squat block to cut toe even further. Helps...
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    Yeah, nitros are little 2 strokes and like a dirt...

    Yeah, nitros are little 2 strokes and like a dirt bike, you have to let them warm up a little and then blow them out before they really start singing.
  5. Jato parts (some universal Traxxas ones too).

    I've got a Jato/Traxxas parts lot up for sale (all parts are Traxxas parts). It includes:

    -2 new 3.3 crankshafts
    -1 new pullstarter
    -1 new rt. side Jato mud guard
    -1 new set of Jato knuckles...
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    Nope. I'm actually currently running a THS1030...

    Nope. I'm actually currently running a THS1030 pipe (not a direct fit but not too hard to get on) but the one I was referring to is the bolt on Jato pipe that THS makes. I think the pipe you are...
  7. Yup, that's them. You also need to get some...

    Yup, that's them. You also need to get some bearings because they are 1mm bigger than the Jato ones.

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJG52&P=M
  8. Thread: Header

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    It shouldn't have a dent when stock, can you post...

    It shouldn't have a dent when stock, can you post a pic? If it's running OK now I wouldn't worrky about it, or use the chance to upgrade to an aftermarket exhaust. The THS Jato pipe is awesome on...
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    I'm confused. Is the engine in or out of the car?...

    I'm confused. Is the engine in or out of the car? You turn the flywheel nut with a wrench and the flywheel doesn't turn?
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    To get the nut off you need to hold the flywheel...

    To get the nut off you need to hold the flywheel with a pair of channel lock pliers (put a rag around it to protect it) and take the nut off with a wrench.
    New engines can be hard to turn over when...
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    You need to tune your engine. Start out by...

    You need to tune your engine. Start out by turning the high speed needle to 4 turns out from closed and setting the low speed needle to flush with the cab slide (the inner part of the slide, not the...
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    I believe that the DG kit comes with carbon fiber...

    I believe that the DG kit comes with carbon fiber brake pads and wave rotors, and the DS kit is the standard kit with regular rotors and fiberglass brake pads.
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    Wow, this is the fourth post like this I have...

    Wow, this is the fourth post like this I have seen between a couple of forums...

    Check your fuel and pressure lines (blow through them) and check your fuel tank cap o-ring. If you put your finger...
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    Make sure you Loctite the little set screw that...

    Make sure you Loctite the little set screw that goes in the end of the adapter! That thing will go flying out if not, almost guaranteed.
    Just get everything mounted up and make sure you screw both...
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    You could probably do it but you'd end with a...

    You could probably do it but you'd end with a terrible surface radio setup due to the 2-axis nature of the right stick. You can buy Traxxas 2.4 radios w/receiver real cheap either on her or Ebay and...
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    Anytime! I was never even much of an on-road...

    Anytime! I was never even much of an on-road guy, and a while after I got my Jato I started running it more and more on the street and pretty soon it got converted to a full blown on-road car. I...
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    Most likely a clogged carb but also make sure...

    Most likely a clogged carb but also make sure taht all your fuel lines (both the feed and pressure lines) are good and taht the tank o-ring is not swollen up.
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    A few suggestions: -Hot-Racing hardened gears...

    A few suggestions:

    -Hot-Racing hardened gears
    -Hot-Racing dual brake disc setup
    -Slayer 1.8/2.0 springs
    -70WT shock oil
    -GTR shocks
    -100k diff oil
    -Traxxas CVD driveshafts
    -Revo 20/40...
  19. Thread: Failsafe

    by JohnBalz
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    Yup, you not only do not need a failsafe with the...

    Yup, you not only do not need a failsafe with the 2.4 radio it will not work with the 2.4 ghz systems.
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    That 5.9 engine is such a turd I am sure the 3.3...

    That 5.9 engine is such a turd I am sure the 3.3 would still be A LOT faster on the top end. The 5.9 would blow the tires off on the bottom end spinning a Jato out of control then fall on its face. ...
  21. You can sand it down and it will help for a bit,...

    You can sand it down and it will help for a bit, but the stock brakes are so weak that you will glaze them agian real quick.
  22. Do you have a picture? In general I do not like...

    Do you have a picture? In general I do not like to bash one manufacturer, as I think most of them have some good and some bad stuff, but I have been around this stuff for quite a while and I can...
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    What exactly is the problem? Can't really tell...

    What exactly is the problem? Can't really tell from your post...
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    Funny you should bring this up. I've had a few...

    Funny you should bring this up. I've had a few Jatos and I am ready to do a big block kit. There are ways of putting a bog block into the stock chassis but it involves cutting up the block, mounts...
  25. I've got the aluminum brace on my Jato and the...

    I've got the aluminum brace on my Jato and the fit and finish is really good. When I had that brace on one of my off-road Jatos and Lunsford turnbuckles I would literally break at least one rod end...
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