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Old 01-07-2009, 08:08 PM
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Well I already have a slash so I have the battery packs for the starter box and the tools. hows this shopping cart from amainhobbies.com???

1 thunder tiger st-1 4wd truggy 299.99$
1 thunder tiger 1/10, 1/8 starter box 66.99$
1 racers edge 1800mah glow starter and charger 15.49$
2 trinity monster horsepower 20% fuel (1quart) 25.98$
2 hobbico after run oils 4.98$
1 traxxaas fuel bottle (500cc) 6.79$
1 traxxas air filter oil 4.29$

Also can someone explain all the tuning and storage please!!


any other suggestions would be great!!

You dont need a starter box. It comes with a pull start but they can be finicky.

As far as the list. I would get a different fuel. byrons ready to run is good for a beginner tuner, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/21146. You dont need 2 things of after run oil, but that was a good choice of ARO. I have been running my nitros for over a year, and im only halfway done with my Hobbico ARO. So, just get 1.

Id stay away from anything Traxxas. Instead, for a fuel bottle, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/22158 and for air filter oil, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/12726. Not that it makes much of a different, but I always like to stay away from Traxxas products!

Also I would reccomend an temperature gun. here is a good, but cheap one, http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ducts_id/10102
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:17 PM
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cool, thanks chris rc. If I did get the starter box would it be able to work without modification and does it make starting much easier. I am no good with pull starts and really thing the starter box would be good?? Also any other comments anyone?
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also it says this is a stadium truck but can I race it with the truggies??
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:29 PM
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also it says this is a stadium truck but can I race it with the truggies??
Yea it is a truggy.
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cool, thanks chris rc. If I did get the starter box would it be able to work without modification and does it make starting much easier. I am no good with pull starts and really thing the starter box would be good?? Also any other comments anyone?
I dont know if it would work without modifications. The engine mounts might be a little high for the starter box to reach, as that was the case on my 8ight RTR. yes it makes starting easier though.
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Old 01-07-2009, 08:31 PM
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Chris Rc, would you recomend the st-1 or the gs racing xut competition truggy. Also does the starter box make a big difference??
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Chris Rc, would you recomend the st-1 or the gs racing xut competition truggy. Also does the starter box make a big difference??
Id go with the ST-1. If you can tune it right, a pull start will be easy to start. Just remember, with a pull start you need to have a fully charged glow igniter and you need to prheat the engine to about 150 degrees using a hair dryer. That will make starting easier.
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ok when I heat it with the blow dryer do I just but the heat on the header and also do I start it right after it gets to 150 degrees or do I let it cool. Also how do I tune it right to get it started and what do I do to break it in. Getting an st-1 for my birthday at the beginning of february!!!!!!!!!!!
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ok when I heat it with the blow dryer do I just but the heat on the header and also do I start it right after it gets to 150 degrees or do I let it cool. Also how do I tune it right to get it started and what do I do to break it in. Getting an st-1 for my birthday at the beginning of february!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some good tuning guides.

http://www.rchobbies.org/cars_eng-tuning.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSmMzpZM_As

And a good break in guide.

http://www.johnnycoolguy.com/JCGR/ma..._break-in.html

For the hair dryer, try to get it between 125 and 200. Then it will start the easiest. You dont need to let it cool. Nitro engines atart easier when they are warm/have been running already. You should tune every run or so to keep peak performance. Always check the temps during the run, that is why that temp gun is soo useful. You also need to prime it. All you do with that is loosen the glow plug 2 turns, then use your finger and cover it with the exhaust, then pull slowly till the fuel reacher the carb, then stop. Then you can tighten youw glow plug (it should be snug) and turn your car on and put the glow igniter on and start it!
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ok cool also when you say pull you mean the pull start and is the carbeurator under the air filter and if soo will I just see the fuel start to enter th carbeurator??
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anybody anymore truggy suggestions in the 400 dollar range??
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ok cool also when you say pull you mean the pull start and is the carbeurator under the air filter and if soo will I just see the fuel start to enter th carbeurator??
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwFqA6ebSgw

When priming you just pull the starter slowly and wait for fuel to get into the line. Watch that video first.
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ok any thoughts on the duratrax raze??
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ok any thoughts on the duratrax raze??
I wouldnt buy it. The TT ST-1 is the best bang for your buck now.
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