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    My Nitro 4-Tec Pro Restoration Project!

    New on my list was My 16 yr old Nitro 4-Tec Pro Restoration Project! Over the years ive swapped numerous parts from a cheap nitro 4-tec roller that i bought, like diffs which were rusted and some carbon fiber which was misplaced but recently found when i moved, the car has been a Frankenstein for a few years but now going back to its original Glory!!!! Bought new: pro diffs, chassis, fuel tank, fuel lines, motor mount, tune pipe, traxxas 2.5/3.3 upgrade kit, hexcrews armor plated screw set, Jun Option 350Z Body, wheels/tires! I got rid of the trinity/picco .12 motor and replaced it with the TRX 2.5 from my T-Maxx (recently upgraded T-Maxx to 3.3). Gave it a complete Parts Bath... Im so happy the way it came it its so beautiful lol anyways thx for viewing enjoy...











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    Before the Restoration



    Original Chassis real beat up


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    vid coming soon...
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    Nice build. Looking forward to the vids.
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    Nice man. Too many doors on the Alpha tho. jk.
    How did you like the picco .12 in a 4 tec?
    I am thinking to stick my ported Trx .15 in mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Jato View Post
    Nice build. Looking forward to the vids.
    Thanks man I appreciate it, im going to make the vid this week...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blown68ssrs View Post
    Nice man. Too many doors on the Alpha tho. jk.
    How did you like the picco .12 in a 4 tec?
    I am thinking to stick my ported Trx .15 in mine.
    The picco was good plenty of top end but not much at the bottom, I can't wait to try out the trx 2.5 this week
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    Short stroke and small displacement winds like an electric.
    What pipe were you running with the picco? I just ordered an AE 7730 torque pipe for the modded Pro .15.
    I am going backwards. From 3.3 to 2.5, now is .15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blown68ssrs View Post
    Short stroke and small displacement winds like an electric.
    What pipe were you running with the picco? I just ordered an AE 7730 torque pipe for the modded Pro .15.
    I am going backwards. From 3.3 to 2.5, now is .15.
    not sure on what pipe i was running dont remember but its in the pic if u recognize it, that sounds like a good setup but why did u go back to the pro .15?
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    It feels more like a momentum car with the Pro .15.
    For drifting the 2.5R with the Losi carb works great.
    I am not into top speed. 3.3 is just out of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blown68ssrs View Post
    It feels more like a momentum car with the Pro .15.
    For drifting the 2.5R with the Losi carb works great.
    I am not into top speed. 3.3 is just out of control.
    gotcha ya... yeah ive heard from others that the 3.3 is ridiculous, way to torquey, i wouldnt mind it though lol i want power to the point of shredding tires lol im most likely gona upgrade to a 3.3 after i beat the snot out of this 2.5
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    You can burn off a set of new tires within two tanks with a stock 3.3. I have soaked the tires in bleach and hoping for a smokey burnt out with no anchor. They would lay rubber but no smoke. Oh well.
    I found this foam rolling down the parking lot and thought for sure it came off the rear. As it turned out, it came off the front with the tire came unglued for less than half an inch.

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    lol thats a lot of power, if u can get it to smoke tires and actually get smoke that would be epic i wana upgrade already and i havent even started my 2.5 yet lol
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    a bump for this beauty...
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    Have you run it yet? If you have, what's ur opinion on 2.5 vs .15. My AE torque pipe for the .15 showed up but it didn't have a nipple on it. Might have to make something to make it work.

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    no bro i havent had the chance started a new project at work got me working on the weekends too smh but im definitely running it this weekend coming up
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    Quote Originally Posted by blown68ssrs View Post
    Have you run it yet? If you have, what's ur opinion on 2.5 vs .15. My AE torque pipe for the .15 showed up but it didn't have a nipple on it. Might have to make something to make it work.
    hey man i ran it this past weekend and it was absolutely amazing im so happy with it no complaints... towards the end i started doing some light houses and shredded all 4 tires down to the wheels threw them out after they were useless afterwards lol amazing power i can imagine a 3.3 in there it would be crazy!!!
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    Very cool. Burnt them to the rims. Way to go.
    Light houses?? I am guessing donuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blown68ssrs View Post
    Very cool. Burnt them to the rims. Way to go.
    Light houses?? I am guessing donuts?
    LOL yeah burnt them down to the wheels threw them out after... Absolutely love the power!!! Light houses are donuts done with all wheel drive cars, bc the car spins in place instead of sliding, i guess they call them light house bc if a WRX sti turns its headlights on at night and does some donuts it looks like a light house light spinning around lol... im gona make a vid soon and post it... thx bro!
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    a bump for everyone who hasnt seen this work of art!!!
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    Thanks for the bump... its a really nice work of art! As for the 3.3 motor.. Run it in the 4tec and your work of art will not be for too long. stick to the 2.5R or the 15.... The 3.3 has a nasty habit of taking flight at the worst times and that's with the heavier aluminum chassis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GmoneyGrip View Post
    a bump for everyone who hasnt seen this work of art!!!
    were still waiting for a video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cenracer1 View Post
    Thanks for the bump... its a really nice work of art! As for the 3.3 motor.. Run it in the 4tec and your work of art will not be for too long. stick to the 2.5R or the 15.... The 3.3 has a nasty habit of taking flight at the worst times and that's with the heavier aluminum chassis.
    thank you i appreciate it!!! for now im very happy with the 2.5 but if i do get tired of it i will be upgrading to the 3.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxaustin View Post
    were still waiting for a video!
    i know my bad man, ive been meaning to i just haven't gotten around to it and by the time i wanted to winter snow took over but im gona make a vid in 2-3 weeks and post it sorry for the wait
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    All good lol I want to see how those tires work in action
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxaustin View Post
    All good lol I want to see how those tires work in action
    lol no doubt.. the tires and wheels are HSP Racing whole set cost me $10 on ebay LOL theyre pretty good though
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    High grip or good drift set?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxaustin View Post
    High grip or good drift set?
    really good grip for the price
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    posting a vid soon, sorry for the wait for those who wanted to see it in action
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    if only the budget for my Pro was higher..... where did you get that lower chassis? The only ones I've found are the ones for sale at traxxas for like $45 and on ebay for $45 or higher. Would like to get one cheaper. Looking forward to your video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E46M3 View Post
    if only the budget for my Pro was higher..... where did you get that lower chassis? The only ones I've found are the ones for sale at traxxas for like $45 and on ebay for $45 or higher. Would like to get one cheaper. Looking forward to your video.
    WHAT!!! $45 SMH thats insane!!! I got mine from eBay for $8.49 + $4 shipping and it even included the Motor Mount and and mount screws... $45 truly is insane, the trick is to look for the chassis or in general for parts that are removed from a new vehicle and sold separately by hobby shops like (Dollar Hobbyz, Liquid RC, Power Hobbies, etc)... So what theyre not in original packaging, theyre still new! Ive looked everywhere and thta is your best bet for saving money
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    Quote Originally Posted by GmoneyGrip View Post
    WHAT!!! $45 SMH thats insane!!! I got mine from eBay for $8.49 + $4 shipping and it even included the Motor Mount and and mount screws... $45 truly is insane, the trick is to look for the chassis or in general for parts that are removed from a new vehicle and sold separately by hobby shops like (Dollar Hobbyz, Liquid RC, Power Hobbies, etc)... So what theyre not in original packaging, theyre still new! Ive looked everywhere and thta is your best bet for saving money
    I had been watching one for a low prIce but it sold out. Now everywhere I've checked so far is sold out too since I guess they stopped selling the 4tec or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by E46M3 View Post
    I had been watching one for a low prIce but it sold out. Now everywhere I've checked so far is sold out too since I guess they stopped selling the 4tec or something
    they stopped selling the nitro 4tec 3.3???
    wow bro u were right the cheapest i found it is $40 shipped SMH http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-4822...oAAOSwZ8ZXCEDN
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    Quote Originally Posted by E46M3 View Post
    I had been watching one for a low prIce but it sold out. Now everywhere I've checked so far is sold out too since I guess they stopped selling the 4tec or something
    thats crazy a year ago i paid $8.49 LOL Truth! i took a quick pic of it just so you dont think im messing with lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GmoneyGrip View Post
    they stopped selling the nitro 4tec 3.3???
    wow bro u were right the cheapest i found it is $40 shipped SMH http://www.ebay.com/itm/Traxxas-4822...oAAOSwZ8ZXCEDN
    It's not for sale in the traxxas store and is either out of stock or discontinued at every retailer, so are all the parts at places like dollarhobbyz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E46M3 View Post
    It's not for sale in the traxxas store and is either out of stock or discontinued at every retailer, so are all the parts at places like dollarhobbyz.
    didnt even realize it smh im gona miss it lol, hopefully they come out with a next gen replacement very soon
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