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Old 03-02-2004, 08:35 PM   #211
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you mentioned that your x5 likes to be a little tall on the rear end (to get it to sway into the corner and have that rear end planted)and just about level in the front. what shock oils are you using front and rear?

have tried using 3k-5k-1k on the diffs of my x5 but i remember having seen suggestions of going 5k-7k-2k on it. what will the latter combination do compared to the first?
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:26 PM   #212
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I'm still messing with stuff to be honest.. 5-7-2 is good for small sway bars.. stock sway bars seems to like 7-10-2.. but, I don't run stock sways.. I plan to try that setup with stock sways soon.. I can let you know if if you remind me.. I'm running currently 40F and 35 R for oil.. I change that depending on the track though.. but generaly that is what I use.. I also plan to try the single 1.9 pistons on some tracks..
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just so you know.. turbo plugs are now legal to drive offroad... there's nothing wrong with them.. some are actually more smooth than the regular plugs.. you get a little more power.. little fuel mileage.. tuning is a little more touchy though.. but, I'm running a conical (turbo) plug this year in my 1/8.. so, you can use it.. but, that C5 is hard to control already with its wicked powerband that kicks in outa nowhere
ok thanks for the info will try your suggestion this coming friday. i might be joining an invitational race this friday evening and will try that turbo glowplug
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anybody knows wherer I can buy the 1.9 pistons?
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:11 PM   #215
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appreciate the feedback on the diffs once you've tried it. there are so few x5's running here in my area that i rarely get the chance to bump into one and ask about their set-ups. that's probably my only gripe about it.

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you going back for vacation anytime soon? be sure to bring your rig. no need to worry nowadays about the rainy season and all since one of the newest off road tracks here is covered.
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Old 03-03-2004, 10:44 PM   #216
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www.nitrohouse.com has the 1.9's ... I would call instead of using the internet store.. it kinda sucks
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Old 03-04-2004, 01:46 PM   #217
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appreciate the feedback on the diffs once you've tried it. there are so few x5's running here in my area that i rarely get the chance to bump into one and ask about their set-ups. that's probably my only gripe about it.

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you going back for vacation anytime soon? be sure to bring your rig. no need to worry nowadays about the rainy season and all since one of the newest off road tracks here is covered.
Can you post some pics of the track? where is it? and how wide are the lanes?
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I think I'm going to be getting a GS storm RTR buggy. Is this a good buggy to get into 1/8 scale with. I race 1/10 gas trucks and sedans, so this will be my first 1/8th scale, but not my first nitro. I was planning to ditch the radio and possibly taking the PS off, since I already have a bump box. Is this kit upgradeable to the Pro version? Thanks for info...
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you should also check into the swift or hyper 7 pbs both are available rtr

i got a chance to look at a swift rtr and it looked really nice

i had a gs storm rtr when they first came out and wasnt too impressed (but i heard the quality had improved)
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teng should have some pix of the trax. that's where the current races for the 1/8 off-road nationals is running

if you visit teng's site which shows the results of the 1st race, there was only 1 mbx5 among a horde of kanai's and hobao's. maybe you should drop by and show us a thing or two :
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Scrad all of the parts from the storm rtr kit will interchange with the pro version. When you get the car the diffs have grease in them. Flush them out and put in real diff oil. Its a good kit for the money it has the best radio gear compaired to all the other rtr kits out there. But I would hold of until this comes out. http://www.gsracing.com/gsracing/page.asp?pg=news&id=32 Its the second generation Storm alot of things have been reworked. Or at least try to get a better price on the current rtr kit. ..Neil
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scrad, i race a storm pro and have friends who race both storm RTR's and the Hyper PBS', both are excellent cars with heaps of upgrades and aftermarket support available, either way you go you'll be happy.

Oh and the stock Gs BO-1 engine would be ideal to convert to bump-start (i run a ported BO-1 as my practice engine and when tuned well keeps up with the italian based engines)
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if you visit teng's site which shows the results of the 1st race, there was only 1 mbx5 among a horde of kanai's and hobao's. maybe you should drop by and show us a thing or two :
I wish..... I hope by the time I go there that track is still gonna be there.....keep the hobby alive there guys.

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scrad, i race a storm pro and have friends who race both storm RTR's and the Hyper PBS', both are excellent cars with heaps of upgrades and aftermarket support available, either way you go you'll be happy.

Oh and the stock Gs BO-1 engine would be ideal to convert to bump-start (i run a ported BO-1 as my practice engine and when tuned well keeps up with the italian based engines)
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