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Old 11-01-2008, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Sorry for another noob question, but...

Is there any certain reason that the fuel lines on any nitro should be way longer than the distance between the tank and the carb? I have a ridiculous amount of extra fuel line on my car and after I changed the pipe today I realized that if it doesn't need to be there, I could use the extra space. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, I just don't want to mess anything up because I'm still new to this.
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You can shorten the line up if you want. You may notice a little shorter run time though.
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extra fuel line is not really necessary. it helps on runtime but not that much. i personally don't use alot of extra line.
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Is the change in runtime extremely noticeable, like right now it runs for like 8-9 minutes with a .28 running around 240 degrees so it's leaned as much as I feel is safe; would it go down like a minute or less than that?
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It shouldn't really be very much, 30 seconds or so.
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It shouldn't really be very much, 30 seconds or so.
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Alright well there's like an inch or less between the carb and the tank, how much fuel line should I leave?
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I wouldn't run any less than about 5 or 6 inches.
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What do you need the extra space for? NOS bottles???? I am just curious to how FUEL LINE is in your way.
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What do you need the extra space for? NOS bottles???? I am just curious to how FUEL LINE is in your way.
And I thought I was a noob. lol, JK but the chassis is EXTREMELY crowded and I figure anything I can do to make it less crowded/cluttered will help even a little.

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Just out of curiousity, has ANYONE EVER seen an Ofna RTR better looking than mine lol?
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Actually, you should go back to a longer line and possibly a high volume inline filter. The reason isn't run time on your wheels, it's run time on you roof. If you flip onto your lid with less than a full tank then your engine can/will flame out if it takes too long to get to it. Having a big ol' filter stores a little bit of fuel for the engine to run on while it's upside down.
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Yeah I've been meaning to grab a filter at the LHS but I spent all my money on the pipe and a hard-to-find Ofna body for my buggy today. I hope I'll get brought to a hobby shop for my birthday in 6 days though...
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Welcome to the hobby. You will have many trips to the hobby shop. Some happy, some uh.. not so much.

If you're not yet into racing, visit your local track. Most guys like helping new racers out and your learning curve for tuning your engine will benefit greatly.
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I've been in the hobby for around 6 years, it's nothing new to me in itself, it's just nitros I'm not fully used to.
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