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    At the bare minimum, you should pull the carb and...

    At the bare minimum, you should pull the carb and inspect it for any blockage. Also, have you tried a glow charger instead of the blue wire?
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    I don't want any truck that would take 500 feet...

    I don't want any truck that would take 500 feet to hit top speed. That's almost two football fields.:)
  3. Thread: Bent XTM CVD

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    Spools are very hard on drive lines.

    Spools are very hard on drive lines.
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    Grab some long wire ties and go for it.

    Grab some long wire ties and go for it.
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    It's a warning for heavy duty use only.

    It's a warning for heavy duty use only.
  6. Do a Google search for "Strobe Slipper". Putting...

    Do a Google search for "Strobe Slipper". Putting in a forward only conversion also helps because it eliminates the pin type clutch in the transmission. Then adjustments at the clutch actually do...
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    Check the rest of the steering to make sure it...

    Check the rest of the steering to make sure it all moves freely. Replace the bushings in the bellcranks with bearings. Make sure the pillow balls aren't tight.
  8. Actually a higher nitro content fuel will usually...

    Actually a higher nitro content fuel will usually make the engine run cooler. This is because it will have better performance at a richer needle setting. If you didn't touch the settings and just...
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    Tighten both of the pillow balls on the end of...

    Tighten both of the pillow balls on the end of the A-arms. This will put the dogbone in farther.
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    If you can afford the $40 get a Hitec. You won't...

    If you can afford the $40 get a Hitec. You won't regret it. Get the high torque one, though. High torque servo
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    For the money, you can't beat it. It does have...

    For the money, you can't beat it. It does have some downsides, though. The pins that hold the cvd's together tend to snap alot. I ended up cutting up a #39 carbide drill bit to use as pins and...
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    I would never want to discourage anyone who is...

    I would never want to discourage anyone who is old enough to know what they're doing from buying a T-maxx. But, if it's your first R/C, go with the E-maxx. You can get inexpensive 3000 sport packs...
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    If your OS engine came with the engine mount...

    If your OS engine came with the engine mount spacers, installing them will get your clutch pinion closer to the spur.
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    The choice is up to you. The main differences...

    The choice is up to you. The main differences are S-Maxx is rear wheel drive and forward only, tires and body. It's probably better for doughnuts than the T-maxx. Don't count on an S-maxx stopping...
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    It's a good engine for the money. A friend of...

    It's a good engine for the money. A friend of mine had one and it ran fine.
  16. Thread: tansmission

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    There's a one way bearing inside the two-speed. ...

    There's a one way bearing inside the two-speed. Sometimes it goes bad. The easiest thing to do is go buy the two-speed upgrade for the Sport Maxx and install it. That way it's all new parts and...
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    1. Make sure the fuel inlet is tight. 2. Use...

    1. Make sure the fuel inlet is tight.

    2. Use 12 pegs. Almost all the way tight. Spur gears will not shred if the lash is set right, unless a rock or something gets in there. You should be...
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    Has your T-maxx ever burst into flames while you...

    Has your T-maxx ever burst into flames while you were driving it? If not, it's probably safe while you're not using it in the house.
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    I don't know of a kit. It's not really that hard...

    I don't know of a kit. It's not really that hard to do. Get a .21 conversion kit and mount the two engines on it. The throttle linkage may be a little tricky. Be prepared to spend lots of $ on...
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    I'm not too excited about it either, but a lot of...

    I'm not too excited about it either, but a lot of people are. Have you seen how many used T-maxxes are on Ebay right now?!
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    I'm sure they will sell as many as they can make...

    I'm sure they will sell as many as they can make until the hype dies down. I should say if the hype dies down.
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    H. Don't want one. Small blocks are for stadium...

    H. Don't want one. Small blocks are for stadium trucks and on-road cars. :)
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    Manufacturers may know what's best, but how many...

    Manufacturers may know what's best, but how many of them actualy put that in the instructions? I think most of them suggest what is the bare minimum to get an engine to a condition that it will run...
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    I always heat cycle: Idle the engine up to about...

    I always heat cycle: Idle the engine up to about 170, then let cool with the piston down. I do this 15 to 20 times. Then run the vehicle for 4 tanks at less than 1/2 throttle. Four more tanks at...
  25. The servo reversing switches are on the front of...

    The servo reversing switches are on the front of the remote. Switch the one for the steering.
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