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Old 11-30-2004, 06:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs up hpi nitro mt or mt2

ok since the latest craze seems to be rc model threads, how's about a nitro mt or mt2 one?? feedback? mods? anything??

I'll start: new mt2 with hotter plug (high altitude) and motor saver filter already beats my buddy's tmaxx in accel and top speed! i love it! except i don't have a class to race in at my local r/c track i've got a feeling one's in the works, though.
i'll get some pics up of it asap.

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Old 12-02-2004, 07:21 PM   #2
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HPI RS4 N MT:

MODS:

AL arms
Dual disk brakes (custom)
steering servo
air filter
SS hinge pins
Ti turnbuckles
racing clutch
On road tires(when I feel like it)
stiffest springs front and back
tmaxx shocks in the back
Al steering rack

I know I am forgetting stuff, but that is most of it.
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:54 AM   #3
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Default Question about breaking in HPI Nitro MT2....

......the manual was kindda unclear. It didn't say for me to adjust the hi speed needle. It 1st said for me to let it idle, wheels off the ground, for about 2 tanks. On the next 3-4 tanks stay on the low to mid throttle. It NEVER said for me to adjust the hi speed needle, which is kindda weird I guess, because I thought you where supposed to close it, then open it like 2-3 full turns to make the engine run rich during the 1st few tanks.

It only said to play with the hi speed needle on the next next section when you have to tune.
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the carb should be pre set for the break in from the factory. low to mid throttle means, well you know what it means. they are not talking about adjusting any carb settings during break in. after you break in, close the carb, then richen it up 2-3 turns like you said, or until the correct temp(220-250) is reached.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:15 AM   #5
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the carb should be pre set for the break in from the factory. low to mid throttle means, well you know what it means. they are not talking about adjusting any carb settings during break in. after you break in, close the carb, then richen it up 2-3 turns like you said, or until the correct temp(220-250) is reached.
Alright man, thanks, that cleared it up!!!!
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Old 01-20-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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Exclamation Question about Nitro MT engine

I have an HPI Nitro MT, the old version. I was looking to getting a more powerful engine for it. Preferably I would like to get a rear exhaust engine, because naturally they have more power. since the manifold is for a side exhaust, I would need a new manifold aswell. But can I use the same pipe? And what engine do you recommend? I was looking at an OS .18.
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I belive you could use the same pipe with a different manifold. Honestly, I believe that motor is just a wee bit too much for a nitro MT. That motor makes 2.3hp, it could move a 1/8 scale around with authority. Take a look at the OS 18 CV-R, it is a GREAT motor, it makes PLENTY of power for your truck, and it's very inexspensive.
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Old 01-20-2005, 05:45 PM   #8
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ya, i agree. well, atleast i should get the tubular header, instead of staying with my original rectangular, inefficeint one. oh, but will a rotostart sytem fit on the OS? if not, i can just use my bump starter once my hands get raw.
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Old 01-20-2005, 06:13 PM   #9
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I know there are some electric startes that fit the CV-R, I just can't remember which ones. Actually, I believe the tiger drive fits the OS side exhaust 18's. http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXGFK2&P=7
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looks like it does. but do you have to get that "starter wand"?
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Hmm, I guess so. Just another way to get 10 more bucks out of you huh?
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Old 01-20-2005, 07:28 PM   #12
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or could i just cut an allen wrench and put that in my cordless?
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