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    Unhappy Jato verses 4-tec

    Hi people, I have a question any ideas or comments will be considered. My friend has a nitro 4-tec and, I have a jato 3.3 I love my car and have loads of fun with it. My question is my friend out runs me . What can i do to keep up or out run him. As of now i have stock gears and my tuning is fine{ Rides good wheelies} also drilled out stock pipe to 13.64 . I am running 33 percent fuel. Or am i just going to haft to follow him around all day

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    how much faster is he than you?? You could gt him in the dirt lol
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    ab mod ur 3.3 with a stage 2 and run revo gears... u'll blow him, he'll get u at take off but u'll pull hard on him... i had the same problem with my neighbor... for a while
    been there bought that

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    Thanks for the answers , My friend is just a little faster. We are bout the same on a dead stop then, verooooooooooom he flyies buy. Not to worried about the bottom end i wood just like to return the favor. LOL.

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    if he is only a little faster then revo gears will be plenty to beat him
    here are the parts:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHFR5&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPWF4&P=8
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    Thank you any other ideas will be considered

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    4-tec is a tad lighter than jato. thats why he is so much faster than u. not too much u could do to keep up with him.
    I love this Hobby....

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    u could buy my jato..... it'll show ur buddy up....
    been there bought that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronsmoove
    4-tec is a tad lighter than jato. thats why he is so much faster than u. not too much u could do to keep up with him.
    there ia alot of stuff you could do and it would be able to keep up with him
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    Why people run more than 20% fuel on cars is still unknown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.ArmoMAXX
    Why people run more than 20% fuel on cars is still unknown.
    becuase i like it
    been there bought that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.ArmoMAXX
    Why people run more than 20% fuel on cars is still unknown.
    The performance gain is definitely nice, that's for sure.
    "Happiness depends upon ourselves." -Aristotle

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbes
    ab mod ur 3.3 with a stage 2 and run revo gears... u'll blow him, he'll get u at take off but u'll pull hard on him... i had the same problem with my neighbor... for a while

    what is stage 2

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    pm me and i'll set u up
    its a 105 bucks includes shipping and if u look at my videos... stage 2 pulls wheelies at 52 mph
    been there bought that

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    why spend $105 to mod a $110 engine

    do it urself get the dremel out
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    +1 with trx man. i am going to try to mod my engine too. .. lol eventually!

    when either my 3.3 or TM's pistons and sleeves need some replacement, then i shall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX-Traxxas-Man
    why spend $105 to mod a $110 engine

    do it urself get the dremel out
    cause its cheap and its done by someone who has results....
    next option an os? 250 bucks un modified
    been there bought that

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    Lean your lsn some, if that doesnt work get revo gears or a smaller/larger spur gear. The 4 tec is only 5-7 MPH faster than the jato

    You can always cut his fuel lines or

    loosen his slipper clutch, or take his wheel nuts offf,

    switch his 4tec with some walmart car that looks exactly like the 4tec

    Unglue his tires

    Stick a carrot in his exhaust like bugs bunny does

    Throw off his tunnings

    Race him offroad

    Take his starter away

    change his gas with water with blue food coloring

    Hit his car at 50mph straight on


    I can go on forever
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustler 007
    Lean your lsn some, if that doesnt work get revo gears or a smaller/larger spur gear. The 4 tec is only 5-7 MPH faster than the jato

    You can always cut his fuel lines or

    loosen his slipper clutch, or take his wheel nuts offf,

    switch his 4tec with some walmart car that looks exactly like the 4tec

    Unglue his tires

    Stick a carrot in his exhaust like bugs bunny does

    Throw off his tunnings

    Race him offroad

    Take his starter away

    change his gas with water with blue food coloring

    Hit his car at 50mph straight on


    I can go on forever

    and i make a mental note to never run competivly against u lol
    been there bought that

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    get an rb innovations supercharger. with all the mods you make youll fly past him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer007
    get an rb innovations supercharger. with all the mods you make youll fly past him.
    but u'll only do it a few times before the engine fails due to over lean conditions
    been there bought that

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    Hit him, you have weight on your side.
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    This thread got ugly in a hurry, I love it!!!!!!!!!

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    Lol that aint rite. But if he cuts in front of me, I might hit him. Isnt rubbin racing? Thank you on all the ideas. My Revo gears are on the way.

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    Maybe you could tighten your slipper a little. That might get you a little more speed if your is at stock ssettings. But dont tighten it alot cause you can strip spur gears easyer.
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    Hope you beat him. Oh and RUBBINS RACIN!
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    Quote Originally Posted by forbes
    but u'll only do it a few times before the engine fails due to over lean conditions
    thats why you get it tuned by a person who knows what there doing

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    ive neverfound anybody that had anything good to say about a supercharger till now....but what about nitrous injection?


    o wait 1 guy did say "it was fast as heck (edited for content) while it lasted....which was a tank and a half i beleive

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    Quote Originally Posted by racer007
    thats why you get it tuned by a person who knows what there doing
    i forgot ... at that age i knew everything too......
    been there bought that

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    Man...I think I could beat my 4-Tec with my Jato just by the fact that the Tec likes to become air born for no reason at all around 50.

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    but u'll only do it a few times before the engine fails due to over lean conditions
    i rmemeber seeing a thread made by someone who used one of them and it worked well... in a revo 3.3
    he only got it cuz he found on ebay for like $20 or something

    if your an experience tuner ur not going to overlean it....
    -rb inovations super charger
    -rb concepts TM 323/523 carb
    -upgraded pipe maybe a BB pipe i think that guy with the charger had bb pipe
    -1/8th air filter
    -right gearing
    -modded if you want
    -proper tuned
    = owned
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    what amount of revo gear/spur teeth do you guys reccommend for the jato 3.3 . I plan on getting some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave851
    if he is only a little faster then revo gears will be plenty to beat him
    here are the parts:

    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXHFR5&P=ML
    http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXPWF4&P=8

    there ya go

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX-Traxxas-Man
    i rmemeber seeing a thread made by someone who used one of them and it worked well... in a revo 3.3
    he only got it cuz he found on ebay for like $20 or something

    if your an experience tuner ur not going to overlean it....
    -rb inovations super charger
    -rb concepts TM 323/523 carb
    -upgraded pipe maybe a BB pipe i think that guy with the charger had bb pipe
    -1/8th air filter
    -right gearing
    -modded if you want
    -proper tuned
    = owned
    i had one..... paid 40 bucks for it... it was gr8.. till it blew....
    been there bought that

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    the gu at hobbytown told me he "heard" they were discontinuing the 4-tec and maybe bringing it back as a velineon model

    just hear say i thought i would share....he said it was because they were unsafe...could be another bull(pooher) though...thers alot of them out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by forbes
    but u'll only do it a few times before the engine fails due to over lean conditions

    been 4 gals thru mine so far of hardcore bashing, most of wich with no air filter (they fall off) on a stock 3.3 just tune it. stop bashing the supercharger till you know what your talking about
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.3steve
    been 4 gals thru mine so far of hardcore bashing, most of wich with no air filter (they fall off) on a stock 3.3 just tune it. stop bashing the supercharger till you know what your talking about
    as i posted above... i had one, i said it did work, but was to tempermental, it was use when i bought it, so it may have contributed to the problem... i have a bad taste in mouth from it and i don't like em... i aint bashing, just voicing my opinion....
    and ur very right the a/c is a pain to keep on and i tried several,
    been there bought that

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    Problem Solved!! Engine $200 + AB Mods $113=Seeing your friend with the 4-Tec cry and call you daddy, well PRICELESS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by revonitro
    Problem Solved!! Engine $200 + AB Mods $113=Seeing your friend with the 4-Tec cry and call you daddy, well PRICELESS!!

    [IMG][/IMG]

    totaly ownage..... Wanna trade for my 3.3? I will be your best friend....
    Spur gear stripping king..... :D

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    Get a os, you will win! I got my os 18tm and it is running around 225 and it is running better then the 2 3.3s i have had in there.
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