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Old 01-04-2004, 06:55 AM   #1
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Default HPI Nitro MT - Hop ups and Upgrades?

Just got a used MT and looking for the best upgrade and hopups.

any suggestions?
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Old 01-05-2004, 07:54 AM   #2
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there are tons of things you can do...

i assume you have a .15FE with no modifications to anything else.

to start here are a few things you can do.

-air filiter
-MIP racing clutch (great upgrade over stock)
-new engine (if you have the .15FE this is a must)
-HPI stainless steel hinge pins
-lunsford titanium turnbuckles
-RPM ball ends
-some different rims and tires if you please (on road tires adds a completely new element
-if you like onroad then get the stiffest front and rear springs (purpe(rear) and blue(front))
-front and rear CVD's
-electrical tape for wheels (great for drifting w/o onroad tires and stiff springs)
-upgraded steering servo (strongly suggest)
-fuel filter (MUST HAVE)
-some upgraded fuel tubing


I have a NMT and I am looking into a new engine, since the .15FE just doesn't count as an engine.

I have all the upgrades above except the new engine and I have loved my NMT

keeping everything well lubed and clean is a must so since it is used I would reccomend cleaning everything up before you start.

if you have any questions feel free to email me or hit me up on the aim.
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unless you have an electric one in which case most of what I said is pointless, although some mods will still apply.
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hey thanks for the tips, actually the nmt i got has a dynamite .12s motor in it
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i'm willing to talk anytime so you can hit me up on AIM if you would like, email me if yahoo messenger works better.
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Here's a good list that was posted on the Unofficial HPI Forum:

STEP 1 : THE BASICS (cheap stuff !)
1- Boiling of front arms (use the new one if possible)
2- Front Stainless Steel Hinge Pin
3- Stronger shock spring (blue front and back)
4- Thicker silicone shock fluid (35 minimum)
5- Washer in the diff and pack them with thick grease (or seal them and use diff fluid)
6- Better air filter (Heavy duty Motor Saver)
7- Fuel filter (eventually bigger fuel lines)
8- Receiver protector

STEP 2 : THE HEAVY DUTY STUFF (expensive treat !)
1- MIP CVD all four corner (a must)
2- Set of stainless steel hinge pin with purple brace
3- Better head for the engine
4- MIP temp gauge
5- High speed high torque steering servo
6- 5 cells Battery pack
7- Don't forgot the throttle return spring or use a Fail Safe Unit

STEP 3 : THE OPTIONAL PARTS (If any money left !)
1- Set of titanium turnbuckle
2- Heavy duty main chassis
3- Graphite upper deck
4- Aluminum shock Towers
5- Aluminum rear hub 1.5 Deg.
6- Aluminum upright set
7- Sway bar set
8- Fiber disk brake
9- Universal center dogbones

STEP 4: THE ULTIMATE (For the speed-freak !)
1- Better engine (Nova-Picco-OS)
2- Better pipe (CVEC Paris Ring)
3- Racing clutch (MIP or HPI)
4- Lightweight flywheel
5- Heavy duty final gear
6- Heavy Duty diff output shaft
7- Slipper clutch
8- Two speed Kit
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