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Old 06-06-2006, 09:55 PM
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street only race/drift car under construction!!

Xrcist2,
Are you going to get the hpi drift box for your car? What tires are you planning on using for drifting?
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Old 06-06-2006, 11:52 PM
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Xrcist2,
Are you going to get the hpi drift box for your car? What tires are you planning on using for drifting?
grp rally radials stiff swaybars stiff suspension minimum ride height on a dusty parking lot at night with a led light kit installed.that what im setting it up for.cant wait to hit a parking garage and hear the novarossi/top .21 sing with the new ofna 086 pipe.can you hear it?its calling your credit card vad!
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Old 06-07-2006, 08:45 AM
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I broke mine in on grass, ran it on gravel and dirt with stock tires.

I actually think racing on asphalt is harder on the car. It's an Inferno with shorter shocks, so instead of wondering about anecdotal evidence from a few people, just know that it is an Inferno buggy with shorter shocks.

I've nailed large stones at 30-40 MPH and they just go flying off.

Baseball infield or gravelly road is about the most fun I've had.

On asphalt/pavement, you FEEL better about the wear and tear, but anyone who knows about differentials/trannies will tell you that you are wearing these pieces down faster on-road than off-road. Slippage found off road is actually more forgiving on the diffs and tranny.

You can barrel through short grass, hammer through gravel and dirt, yet not be able to go over a curb entrance. That explains rally game. It just ain't a buggy, but it aint no touring car, that's for sure.

When breaking in the engine, I went down my driveway, but could not get into the street, unless I picked the car up. I turned to the lawn and drove it there for break in.

Once broken in, I ran around a baseball diamond of dirt/grass. Next was a gravel lot.

Rough = good.

Bumps (like a driveway entrance sized bump) = bad
Knowing that it's an Inferno buggy probably has elevated my expectations of its off-roading capabilities somewhat. But I suppose with the right ground clearance, it won't disappoint. Particularly because of its size. I can run a touring car (carefully, with just a bit of body scrape) up and down the edge of my driveway, so I'm sure the GT will manage just as well.

I don't plan on heavy off-roading. Mostly compromised surfaces similar to rally game. But I would like to get some cool shots of the car in level flight after a short 1-2 foot jump.
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Old 06-07-2006, 02:47 PM
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grp rally radials stiff swaybars stiff suspension minimum ride height on a dusty parking lot at night with a led light kit installed.that what im setting it up for.cant wait to hit a parking garage and hear the novarossi/top .21 sing with the new ofna 086 pipe.can you hear it?its calling your credit card vad!
rmv at reidrc.com is the shyt.
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Old 06-07-2006, 02:48 PM
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rmv at reidrc.com is the shyt.
turbo air filter and speed 3 clutch.wow.
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Old 06-07-2006, 03:13 PM
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[IMG]img0879[/IMG] Happy Fathers Day! Now the fun begins.

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Old 06-07-2006, 03:23 PM
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attempting to show a picture of fathers day preset to self...GT w/nissan body....more skills with nitro cars than computer
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Old 06-07-2006, 05:43 PM
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Why not just attach the file to the message rather than try to post a link to a hosted image? I wanna see!
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:40 PM
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Here are all my parts ready for project Picco.



xrcist2: You kwazy, too!

Edit: Did I mention Amainhobbies is my toy store as well?


Project pics will be posted. Let's see how this puppy puts down a total of over 3 fat horsepower!
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:45 PM
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I missed you at Wagner the other day Phil, I got there about 12:30. Ray told me this thing was HUGH.
Couldn't get around the track - way too tight.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:11 AM
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Here are all my parts ready for project Picco.



xrcist2: You kwazy, too!

Edit: Did I mention Amainhobbies is my toy store as well?


Project pics will be posted. Let's see how this puppy puts down a total of over 3 fat horsepower!
i was really checking out that engine you got the picco .28!!and the tiger drive as well.im very interested in this project.i like!!!!
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:13 AM
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i was really checking out that engine you got the picco .28!!and the tiger drive as well.im very interested in this project.i like!!!!
what kind of pipe did you get for it?
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:35 AM
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I didn't grab a pipe yet. Was gonna hit the LHS for a used one or hit ebay.

Pipes are a good item to by used. No moving parts and nothing to really wear out.

My other thought process was a dual exhaust. I was scoping some Tsais Hurricane duals for the Savage line of trucks and the Ofna Hyper One Seven dual set up looks like it could work on an Inferno.

Now, would these offer the last 5% of performance that a Novarossi pipe would? No. But I hardly think trivial differences matter when one isn't an elite racer.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:31 PM
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I didn't grab a pipe yet. Was gonna hit the LHS for a used one or hit ebay.

Pipes are a good item to by used. No moving parts and nothing to really wear out.

My other thought process was a dual exhaust. I was scoping some Tsais Hurricane duals for the Savage line of trucks and the Ofna Hyper One Seven dual set up looks like it could work on an Inferno.

Now, would these offer the last 5% of performance that a Novarossi pipe would? No. But I hardly think trivial differences matter when one isn't an elite racer.
at speedtechnitro.com they have alot of nice pipes.stuff other people dont have.
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:36 PM
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at speedtechnitro.com they have alot of nice pipes.stuff other people dont have.
skyline pipe!!!a very hot pipe on the california 1/8 buggy race scene!cheap too!
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Old 06-09-2006, 03:37 PM
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skyline pipe!!!a very hot pipe on the california 1/8 buggy race scene!cheap too!
check em out theyve got everything a main doesnt.
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Old 06-09-2006, 04:09 PM
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Why do I see myself driving a new 777-STR truggy? Why? Because I am sick. Thanks for the link - my credit card company wanted me to tell you that.

(No, I am not buying anything else, just window shopping).
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Old 06-09-2006, 06:31 PM
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:06 PM
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Why do I see myself driving a new 777-STR truggy? Why? Because I am sick. Thanks for the link - my credit card company wanted me to tell you that.

(No, I am not buying anything else, just window shopping).
you see yourself driving the new kyosho truggy because we all do!we all want one the only thing is were still broke from the inferno gt.we justified buying it cause it was only $379.00 rtr.but soon that wasnt enough and the total cost shot to over a thousand and now with a sick look in our eye we eyeball the new truggy and wonder?what if?youve become a nitro smoker!read the bottle man!iIs harder than crack!It says cannot be made non poisonous ,can kill!seek help man!
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Old 06-09-2006, 07:08 PM
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you see yourself driving the new kyosho truggy because we all do!we all want one the only thing is were still broke from the inferno gt.we justified buying it cause it was only $379.00 rtr.but soon that wasnt enough and the total cost shot to over a thousand and now with a sick look in our eye we eyeball the new truggy and wonder?what if?youve become a nitro smoker!read the bottle man!iIs harder than crack!It says cannot be made non poisonous ,can kill!seek help man!
look what happen to this guy!!!!he was standing to close when i was tuning the novarossi!!!!hes fried!!!
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:09 PM
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Clutch is gone again....I need a direct replacement for this stock garbage. Any body know what would work?

Notice the wear on the two pins extending from the flywheel? I guess I need the whole new assembly now too!

And....how do you get the pinions off the clutchbell or are they all one peice? or are they reverse threaded?
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:12 PM
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:38 PM
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Supra, I am not sure enough to answer.

Update on my build:

Tiger Drive hooked right up to the Picco, like a custom made piece. Perfect fit. Hex shaft is aligned to face the exhaust side. Shaft will slide under header pipe.

Picco P3.28 needs some shims between motor mount and engine (no big deal) and I might need to trim some of the bottom flanged edges off the TIier Drive. No big deal here either. Also, the motor mounts need some trimming because they just graze the backplate of the motor. Again, no big deal. Minor stuff.

Kyosho engine mounts are really aggressive. They get the engine as low as possible.
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:33 PM
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KyoshoAmerica updated website with Kyosho Shopatron!

www.kyoshoamerica.com

http://www.shopatron.com/index/410.0
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:21 AM
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FYI, I know someone was asking about clear bodies and I happened to trip on some clear Inferno GT bodies today, so they're available. Just FYI.
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