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  1. #1
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    New Here.... My Jato

    The build of my Traxxas Jato Nitro R/C truck.
    When I got out of the R/C's several years ago the Traxxas Jato was just hitting the market. I would go to Hobby Town and just all over it. haha But they were out of my price range at the time and plus the wife would have killed me. I had so much money in my current R/C's at the time.
    A deal came up recently that I couldn't pass up on a decent used one so I grabbed it up. :wahoo
    Here it is the day I got it. I was like a kid with this thing. Haha It already had the OS 18TM motor on it.


    It didn't take long before I broke it.


    So I looked up parts to fix it then the obsession of these dang things came back. Haha it first started with parts just to replace those that needed replaced. Then when I get board I find myself looking at hop up parts for it. I will update this thread as I get new parts and changes to it. You all will have first hand accounts of my sickness. I just can't leave anything alone. :graon.

    here are some cool pics that I took of it when I very first got it a few weeks ago....





    A couple of the first parts I bought was a replacement Air filter. It needed one but instead of stock I got a Nice Blue aluminum filter case where the top unscrews to replace or clean the foam filter. Look really good and very functional.


    I replaced the rear shock tower as well. as you can see in the pic above before the wheelie bar it flipped over backwards sliding on it's tops a few times grinding down the body mounts.


    I also got a replacement battery box and a wheelie bar so it would quit flipping over when I got on the throttle hard.
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  2. #2
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    Today I got a couple goodies in for the Jato..
    A racing tuned blue aluminum resonator and header....




    And a killer brand new Body!! I only put a few of the decals on the body to keep a clean look. I couldn't fit 223 on the number plate so I just put 23 on there







    Today I found a Carbon fiber Overlay for the bottom of the chassis. (I am a sucker for carbon ) Also got a brake kit on it's way. The brakes are worn out and I found a steel, drilled rotor with carbon brake shoes.
    Also got some better shock springs on there way.



    Traxxas Jato with an OS MAX 18TM (3.0) motor - YouTube

  3. #3
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    It looks nice. You can definitely break the bank with all the upgrades available.

  4. #4
    RC Racer
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    Looks super clean!! What camera do you use, those pics are awesome.
    ERBE/JATO 3.3

  5. #5
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    Thanks guys. My camera is a Cannon D40 with a Canon AF 75-300mm lens And a few of the shots had a Polarizer filter. And no Photoshop work. just raw shots. Another hobby. haha

  6. #6
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    I can tell you take pride in your hobby! Nice truck.
    I'm crazy, no really I am.

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