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    Rustlerstein, You are correct. With the...

    Rustlerstein,

    You are correct. With the factory pulleys on the .15 you will have a lower final drive radio (Ie better off the line acceleration). Just imagine on your bicycle, the big gear in...
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    are you running your car on the street or on a...

    are you running your car on the street or on a prepared track?

    If you are driving on a dusty street, your not going to have traction no matter what you do.

    What you can do is make sure your...
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    Another reason why the 4 tec's brakes dont...

    Another reason why the 4 tec's brakes dont function properly is because they get covered by nitro fuel/grease/dirt.

    I remember my nitro 4 tec had great brakes and I always had a problem with...
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    wow good info. The 3.3 comes with the...

    wow good info.

    The 3.3 comes with the optional gear set. So there is no way to gear down a 3.3 for hole shots and max acceleration.
  5. Thread: Antidive

    by one_banger
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    Ok, just to tie it all together now. The...

    Ok, just to tie it all together now.

    The optional 0 degree mount will decrease off throttle push, but increase on throttle push. In other terms,{helps off-throttle turn-in} but {increase...
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    sorry forgot to clarify, that part is a 0 degree...

    sorry forgot to clarify, that part is a 0 degree version. not the 3 degree verson that comes with the rtr 4 tec. i want to know how and why it affects handling.
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    While we are still talking about the front end. ...

    While we are still talking about the front end.
    What exactly does this part do for the 4-tec?

    http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXJK05&P=SM
  8. Thread: Top Speeds

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    I think your refering to this video: ...

    I think your refering to this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIUb2pH1yP0

    The car in that video is not a 1/10 scale car like our 4 tecs, its actually larger. And in this video they did...
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    this is from the traxxas website: Why do I...

    this is from the traxxas website:

    Why do I keep stripping spur gears?

    Most likely, the motor pinion and spur gear gear mesh is set improperly. When you mate the pinion and spur together, there...
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    hmm, how is compression looking in the old motor?...

    hmm, how is compression looking in the old motor?


    try unscrewing all the screws to the carb and cleaning it out. sometimes there is gunk in the needles.
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    you need to take off the shaft ( the proper name...

    you need to take off the shaft ( the proper name is called the clutch bell housing) and tighten it down withsome plyers.

    Once they are tighten down good. The gear actually tighten under harde...
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    this is a good set up for a real life car, but...

    this is a good set up for a real life car, but for nitro its is impossible to drift with a rwd set up. you will end up spiining the tires the whole times.

    stick with all wheel drive and a good...
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    nitro fuision can go 80mph out of the box. It has...

    nitro fuision can go 80mph out of the box. It has a 3 speed tranny and a .21 engine.
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    wow .20 motor, i wonder what the pioneers of...

    wow .20 motor,

    i wonder what the pioneers of 4-tec modification will do next? I remember 4tec enthuisist pushing the limit and installed .21 motors in. What will they have to do next to "raise the...
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    from the traxxas website - "When you’re...

    from the traxxas website -

    "When you’re ready, you can use the plan to trade up to the TRX 3.3 Racing Engine and watch your speed and acceleration soar. The TRX 3.3 is 100% “drop-in” compatible...
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    its not a good thing, drifting a car around a...

    its not a good thing, drifting a car around a turn actually slows down your laptime. But drifting looks cool and quite fun if you know how to do it properly.
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    when to replace engine

    When do you professional racers know when to let go of a motor?

    When do you reach a point where the motor is not salvageable and is better to just buy a new motor?

    I'm still deciding whether to...
  18. Thread: rally

    by one_banger
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    alot of old members have converted there 4 tecs...

    alot of old members have converted there 4 tecs into rally cars. They tweaked the alumium chassis to allow more ground clearance and adjusted the shock positions to increase suspention travel. Even...
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    the reason for slowly opening the throttle is...

    the reason for slowly opening the throttle is because the nitro engine are pretty old technology. The tiny little carburator can not adjust the fuel correctly when you smash open the throttle....
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    are you slowly opening the throttle? or just...

    are you slowly opening the throttle? or just mashing it straight open?

    for the best acceleration you need to slowly ease open the throttle and keep the fuel mixture right.
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    i bought mine off ebay for 6 bucks.

    i bought mine off ebay for 6 bucks.
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    wow, i never thought about that before. I'll try...

    wow, i never thought about that before. I'll try your spring trick later today.

    I prefer, my old fuel tubing at the end of the brake rod though, because I have the carbon fiber brake disk, i'm not...
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    brakes and front diff

    I am experiencing a problem with my brakes. When the brakes are applied, the back end of the car tends to slide around causing my car to face the opposite direction.

    I plan on putting 300k diff...
  24. hey terry, how do they keep their engines from...

    hey terry,

    how do they keep their engines from bogging out when they do such quick acceleration?
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    I vote this thread as a sticky. Alot of good info...

    I vote this thread as a sticky. Alot of good info all put into a single thread.
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