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Old 05-23-2007, 12:01 AM   #1
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Has any one played with different tune pipes for off road stadiums??
Seems to be common with the 8 th scalers but is worth while with the Stadiums or is the stock pipe that good you can't improve on it .. Thanks..
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I havent played with pipes in my 10th scale ST....but it really is something that should be checked out I think, as fuel economy, speed and torque can be improved and suited to the track and engine more.... The problem is that I see with my AD2 is mounting anything beside the drake pipe. (Yes I know its an easy fix with wire and fuel tubing, but I REALLY dont like the XXX-NT sport method of securing the pipe.)

Besides, my little OS .12 CV-R suits me just fine with the Drake pipe. If I want less torque, I move up in CB teeth and/ or play with the slipper clutch.
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I am also running a losi AD2 with an OS CVR and stock AD2 pipe. It has excellent torque and a smooth top end, so I have no reason to change it.
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The best thing I have found is to use one pipe and several different length headers for 10th scale stadium trucks. My son runs an AD2 and I have 6 different length headrs we use to tune the powerband of the motor. A shorter header give more low end and a longer header moves the power band to the high end.
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Actually a longer header gives more low end, and a shorter header gives more top speed.
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Actually a longer header gives more low end, and a shorter header gives more top speed.
correct!!!!!when i was running my ae gt, i had 6 different headers (short to long) for tuning, and it worked very well....
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If one is using a 2 piece manifold and header joined by the a rubber/silicone coupler, you can "tune" header length by moving the pipe farther or closer to/from the header. I have a side exaust pipe and the AD2 pipe, so this makes more sense and is easier for me that swapping headers.
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I have only tried a few but what would you really need more power for anyway? That's one reason so many pipes are availible for 1/8 because you CAN use the power. In 1/10 we all have so much power that the right pipe is the one that drives the smoothest. The drake pipe is great, I run it and have no reason to change, the new AE "smoothie" pipe is awesome as well.
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I have run the Drake pipe, AE torque, AE RPM and AE smoothy all on the same vehicle. For snappiness, I like the Drake or AE RPM. For overall economy and smoothness, the AE Smoothy is the best. I felt so slow with it I hated it at first. After a few races, I realized it calmed down my Trinity Drake Platinum that it made me faster. The engine felt a little more linear also.
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anyone has any experience using a Paris turbo ribbed pipe or a RB X12 pipe on a 2wd gas truck? please share any info if there's any available, thanks.
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I cant wait to get my Smoothy. I heard they are so awesome. woo-hoo.
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Ohhh dang sorry, I was in a hurry when I posted that, Sorry
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anyone has any experience using a Paris turbo ribbed pipe or a RB X12 pipe on a 2wd gas truck? please share any info if there's any available, thanks.
I haven't seen anyone use one of those pipes in a long time. They used to work pretty well with the old o.s. CZ and CV's. On most new, more powerful engines, it seems they turn most engines into a light switch. Very snappy on the low end and somewhat restricted on top. A lot like the AE torque pipe, but more extreme.
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I haven't seen anyone use one of those pipes in a long time. They used to work pretty well with the old o.s. CZ and CV's. On most new, more powerful engines, it seems they turn most engines into a light switch. Very snappy on the low end and somewhat restricted on top. A lot like the AE torque pipe, but more extreme.

thanks for the info, i'll be getting a OS CVR very soon, looks like i'll give it a try then.
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Thanks guys. I knew about tuning the pipe with the manifold, Im happy with the Drake pipe.. Have ordred a new Dynamite off road pipe to see how it goes.

Thanks.. Mark.
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