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Old 03-05-2008, 09:59 PM
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hey guys, i'm new to gas trucks and just bought this revo 3.3 which also included all the xtra parts shown in the pics.

i paid 400.00 shipped for it, would you say i got a good deal? it has had a little under 1 gallon of fuel ran thru it and he had bought it new this past summer.

any tips you can give me? what type of fuel should i get for it?
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Old 03-05-2008, 10:28 PM
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looks pretty good to me. it has the potential to be made into a racer. the fuel would really be up to you. ask the guy what he ran and try to stick with the same stuff. you could go with odannel, traxxas, blue thunder, use 20% or 15% the less percent the more oil it has to protect the motor and make it last longer.
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Looks good. I would run the Byrons G2 30% because it runs a lot cooler than the others. I was running the Blue Thunder 20% and switched to Byrons 30% and without readjusting the carb, it dropped the temp on my motor by 20 degrees. Also if you are going to race go ahead and get the 17mm wheel hubs. It gives you more tire and wheel options.
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i used 23 mm adapters--just beefier
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I think it was an ok buy being as you would pay $550 for the stock truck new and wouldn't have any extra parts. I have seen better deals, and worse as well. You got a solid truck that isn't beat up. I'd say that makesa it worth it.
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ya, i was hoping i got the better end of the deal, but it seems like it was just a fair price, and i'm ok w/ that too i guess.
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Originally Posted by dieseldog20
looks pretty good to me. it has the potential to be made into a racer. the fuel would really be up to you. ask the guy what he ran and try to stick with the same stuff. you could go with odannel, traxxas, blue thunder, use 20% or 15% the less percent the more oil it has to protect the motor and make it last longer.

I thought oil percentage was always 16 - 18% and it was the nitro and methanol content that varied.
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the higher the percentage the more nitro less percentage more oil
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i would run 20% if its a basher or 15% for a racer. But, if you can find out what fuel the previous owner i would definatly use it. Ive always heard that you should use the same % fuel for the engine through the entire life of the engine.
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Judging from all the parts in the pics here; I would say it looks like you got a good deal on it. As for the fuel, like some of the peep here have already mentioned; that for the most part is up to your judgement. But I too would sitck with the same % of nitro as well. Also another good point one of the others made that I would definately agree with and that is this; I would definately go with a fuel that has 15-20% nitro in it as that will definately provide for a bit more lubrication due to a bit higher oil content in it(well to a certain extent it will). Either way, good luck with whatever you choose to go with and get out there and BURN NITRO BABY!!!

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thanks for the input guys
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For everything in those pics? Looks like you made out like a bandit bro. Gratz on a good find and enjoy your new rig.
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Originally Posted by Wolverini
For everything in those pics? Looks like you made out like a bandit bro. Gratz on a good find and enjoy your new rig.
thanks wolverini... the tires/ wheels that i actually bought from you are for a second revo that i got that has the os tm18 in it... as you can tell, i'm havin fun!
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Long live Revo.
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that's not a bad deal..
and as long as you're having fun!
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