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    it has good trail on high speeds, @ TLC > will try your method of testing the temp with water droplet. thanks guys for your help.

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    yeah, havent tried the water droplet one myself. but i bought a temp gun on day one. i would also have to say either faulty gauge or not set up just perfectly like those require.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 08kgraves View Post
    yeah, havent tried the water droplet one myself. but i bought a temp gun on day one. i would also have to say either faulty gauge or not set up just perfectly like those require.
    LOL My buddies call it the redneck temp guage, or Hillybilly spit method.
    Its crude it it will get you by in a pinch.

    @maximus I'd look into a temp gun, They're a much more reliable tuning guide
    than a drop of spit or an onboard meter for that matter.
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    i bought the on-board one coz i don't have to carry it . i installed it as per the instructions provided with it.now i think i have to buy one hand held sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snook Man View Post
    Thats a nice start.

    You will need to move the front toe links to the bottom side of the axle carrier arm for improved steering.
    Does anyone have a picture of the configuration? I am not sure I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankdg View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of the configuration? I am not sure I understand.
    will post once i click it

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    to my understanding is that instead of screwing the end of your front toe link on top of the axle carriers arm, you screw it to the bottom.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tankdg View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of the configuration? I am not sure I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tankdg View Post
    Does anyone have a picture of the configuration? I am not sure I understand.
    Ignore the busted pivot ball...
    Notice how the turnbuckle rod end is attached to the bottom of the
    axle carrier arm. Like this..


    not this...
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    small question...
    does reducing the antenna effect the range. i am using traxxas 2.4 ghz. every time my truck flips over the antena gets bent so i want to keep it inside the body or reduce the size...

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    mine came brand new with a 2.4 setup and my antenna tube came stock without even exiting the body. just leave it a little below the body so if you land on your lid and it flexes the body wont compress the tube at all and damage the antenna tube.
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    Cutting the antenna will reduce your range.
    If you have a pickup truck style body, drill a small hole in the rear window.
    Run your antenna tube through the hole, then your tube is horizontal, not vertical
    and less likely to be damaged.
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    with my 2.4 system i still have full control so far i can barely see it. but yes TLC is right..... do not, i repeat do no cut the antenna itself. you can shorten the tube but not the antenna wire.
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    with 2.4ghz 2" is all you need lol.

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    yup mine came that length stock
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    sorry for saying shortening the antenna i meant shortening the tube. so if i shorten the tube it will not effect the range, that's cool.

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    the only time i have problem with mine was weak battery on remote, lol. lost its range and the truck keeps on rolling good thing the parking lot is wide long and empty.

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    well if you have the 2.4 system with throttle return spring it should bring it to a stop. never actually ran out of range on mine. i know on my older maxx with the added fail safe it actually applies the brakes if i start going out of range
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    i have a throttle return spring on my truck, actually never tested its range,how many meters is the effective range of this system.

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    couldnt tell you lol, but i can tell you that i have 20/20 vision and the range on mine is far enough that i can barely see it and it still works. which is way farther away then i would ever have it when in opperation lol
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    guys finally the moment came.i took time to get my Proline helios body painted(its kinda crappy paint job as this was the first time)




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    about time man, do you know how long ive been waiting to see that body on there? especially since i used to be a huge halo fan lol.

    i like the look with the wing but i think the wing needs to be black to match mutch better. but overall i like it.
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    i like the color of the wing coz of the bling...lol. it took lot of time for me to paint it,the olive drab was not available,and i was busy with lot of things...it just looks awesome
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    yeah that was just my opinion. if your happy with it then thats all that matters, dont let anyone try to tell you to do something you dont want to. but it never hurts to get ideas atleast. thats what this place is all about after all.
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    thank you all for your help.i got a pair of aluminum threaded shock bodies and i replaced the stock ones with the aluminium ones now the rear end is lil stiffer. and i hope it will help in jumps and while on two wheels....

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    hey guys i was doing some research on tuning and found that putting a fuel cooler on the fuel line will help in reducing the temp of the fuel entering the carb and will hold the tune better, and adding another on on the pressure line will be perfect.
    what do you guys think does it work well ?
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    Only thing I could see being an issue might be the possibility of an air leak where your fuel lines hook up.
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    If you are using an on board temp gauge, be careful I know a guy who had a revo and his gauge said 340+ so he replaced the engine even though all signs said the engine was fine(good smoke trail no high rpm cut out) and low and behold the gauge said the same thing on the new motor. Long story short the on board gauge was just faulty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximus9 View Post
    hey guys i was doing some research on tuning and found that putting a fuel cooler on the fuel line will help in reducing the temp of the fuel entering the carb and will hold the tune better, and adding another on on the pressure line will be perfect.
    what do you guys think does it work well ?

    Cooler fuel is denser than warmer fuel. Denser fuel has more fuel molecules per volume then warmer fuel (you can fit more cool fuel molecules than warmer fuel molecules in the same space). Cooling the fuel alone will only add more fuel to the air/fuel mix.
    More fuel with the same air temperature/ratio will richen the tune.
    The (gimmick) fuel coolers installed on a Nitromethane RC fuel system will do very little in the way of cooling the fuel anyway.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    yeah i agree with snook, theres not even enough time really to cool the fuel anyway. and the inline filters are just prone for an air leak. im going to take mine off soon anyway since i have a filter in my tank now.
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    thank you guys i was so much convinced i almost bought one for my truck then thought of asking you guys about it.
    i am facing another minor problem, the throttle link post becomes loose very often i even changed the screw but the problem reapers.
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    are you using locktite on it?
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    i remember reading not use locktite on the plastic parts.you recommend me to use it
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    Some people say not to but I use it anywhere plastic or metal and I have never had a problem. Especially good in the bilkheads where they bolt to chassis if u run stock bulks.
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    Normally it's not needed on plastic parts. If your's keeps coming loose, I'd go ahead and use it or get a new post.

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    ok i will do it today and check
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    I did not think threadlock would work at all on plastic parts. I have used super glue on screws in plastic before and it worked well.

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    Either superglue the screw into the post or get a new plastic post.
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

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    its up to you but i can tell you that it hasnt hurt anything when i put on plastic, and it did work. but thats what i would try
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    Usually a longer screw is all thats needed in the throttle bellcrank.
    No slipper/tall gearing/power = broken parts.

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    Thanks snook i just did that nd its holding good now
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