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Old 07-07-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Kind of my intro thread. My name is Brad, I'm 37, in Nor Cali, and have been out of RC cars for close to 15 years. I regained an interest a couple weeks ago, so started shopping and settled on the O'Donnell Z01-T. I used to run electric 1/10th scale off road trucks back in the day, still have my old AE RC10T, and have never run nitro, so I am gonna have a lot of questions, LOL My Z01-T showed up today and I need to pick up some diff oils and shock oil. What are some good recommended brands to use? Also, when gluing tires do you guys glue around the whole bead or just small areas? I remember we usually only applied about 3 or 4 drops around each bead, but with the nitro power, that concerns me. I still need a radio system, batteries, chargers, starter box, blah blah blah. Basically just have the truggy and an OS 28 XZ with a T-2060SC pipe. Any suggestions on the oils and glueing for now would be helpful! Thanks.
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I'd rethink that OS .28 it's retarded powerful and a gas guzzler to boot. With all that power you'll find it harder to control. If you're stuck on OS I'd suggest a Vspec or one of those new Ninja motors, I hear lots of good things about them.
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ive used the ofna brand diff oil and that motor you got is gona be crazy that motor is so powerful its crazy but glad to hear that you came back to racing
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Kind of my intro thread. My name is Brad, I'm 37, in Nor Cali, and have been out of RC cars for close to 15 years. I regained an interest a couple weeks ago, so started shopping and settled on the O'Donnell Z01-T. I used to run electric 1/10th scale off road trucks back in the day, still have my old AE RC10T, and have never run nitro, so I am gonna have a lot of questions, LOL My Z01-T showed up today and I need to pick up some diff oils and shock oil. What are some good recommended brands to use? Also, when gluing tires do you guys glue around the whole bead or just small areas? I remember we usually only applied about 3 or 4 drops around each bead, but with the nitro power, that concerns me. I still need a radio system, batteries, chargers, starter box, blah blah blah. Basically just have the truggy and an OS 28 XZ with a T-2060SC pipe. Any suggestions on the oils and glueing for now would be helpful! Thanks.
Man you are in for a ride I was in the excact same boat. Except i had a rc10 graphite bout 17 years ago. about 6 months ago i bought a mugen mbx6. The best advice is to go to the rc10t thread (if they have one) I glue my tires fully all the way around. just use ae shock and diff oil. I know their shock oil is cheap. And i don't know about 10 scale shocks and diffs for nitro but i would say 350 is a good weight to start. And 5000 diff fluid across the board
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shit just realized a .28 in a 10 scale


thats like straping a .32 (at least) to my 8 scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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shit just realized a .28 in a 10 scale


thats like straping a .32 (at least) to my 8 scale!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Z01-T is 1/8th scale, LOL Also it came with some setup sheets saying what weight oil, but doesnt come with oil or any recommendations. And yeah, I am jumping into the deep end head first!
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I'd rethink that OS .28 it's retarded powerful and a gas guzzler to boot. With all that power you'll find it harder to control. If you're stuck on OS I'd suggest a Vspec or one of those new Ninja motors, I hear lots of good things about them.
I have the 28 sitting here already, so I'm stuck with it for now.
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Devilbrad theres a O Donnell thread down the list a bit, you find all the info you need, and some, welcome to Team O D
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i would get a novarossi .21 bf with a dynamite 86 pipe with is a high speed pipe its a 3 port so its in the torque side ,its got some power and if u want more speed just go up a tooth on the clutch bell. and its $150
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with diff oil if your on a budget get associated diff oil i had best results with 2000 in the rear on my eight i tried 1000 in the rear good when the dirt is dry and loose not good when the dirt has moisture on it, with 3000 in the rear it gives you more stabity but does push quite a bit
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Thanks guys. I've read the OD Truggy thread, no mention of oils. Just started reading the buggy thread (I dont think I will get all 144 pages done tonight, ha ha!) and will go from there.
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Don't worry too much about the .28 you'll just have to use better throttle control. I have a .28 in 1 of my truggies & it's o.k. Tuned right i go 6 mins between pit stops. Set the truggy up right & you will be good to go. I use associated shock oil & gs racing diff. oil because that's what my LHS carries. It seems to work fine. I have been quite interested in the z01 t , let us know how it is. Good luck.
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Gluing- Glue the whole bead. These 1/8th truck have unbelievable power, so you gotta try and keep 'em on the wheels.
Oils- First of all check out what is recommended in your manual. If there isn't any recommendations there check O'donnell's website for setups. If you still can't find anything start with 7000 up front 10000 in the centre and 5000 in the rear. Shocks are not universal at all, but I'd guess that something in the 35-55wt range is going to be appropriate. Team Associated oils are easy to find, cheap and good quality.
Make sure to do lots of searches on the rest of the stuff your looking for as there are tons of good threads on here regarding everything else you are still looking for.
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Gluing- Glue the whole bead. These 1/8th truck have unbelievable power, so you gotta try and keep 'em on the wheels.
Oils- First of all check out what is recommended in your manual. If there isn't any recommendations there check O'donnell's website for setups. If you still can't find anything start with 7000 up front 10000 in the centre and 5000 in the rear. Shocks are not universal at all, but I'd guess that something in the 35-55wt range is going to be appropriate. Team Associated oils are easy to find, cheap and good quality.
Make sure to do lots of searches on the rest of the stuff your looking for as there are tons of good threads on here regarding everything else you are still looking for.
Yes like wheelnut said, 7 in front, 10 in middle, and either 3 or 5 thousand in rear. Your manual should have all the setup info.
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Cool, thanks. The kit has 3 setup sheets. Basic, high bite, and loose. Calls for 10/20/5, 10/20/7, and 10/15/3 front, center, and rear. Shock oils are 40/35, 37.5/32.5, and 37.5/32.5 with different rate springs. As I am new to this, I will start with the basic setup and go from there, just looking to see what to stay away from, LOL. I'm still waiting for my authorization email from the official O'Donnell forums.
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