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Old 05-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm getting back into racing nitro on-road and recently got an NT 1 EC and wanted to ask what are the must have tools that are important to buy? I used to race nitro a few years back, got out of it and went strictly electric. Now I'm back and want to know instead of getting a bunch of tools or nitro specific tools what do you find you need the most?

Also, I have an OS XZ motor with a max 2602 pipe and header combo. I'm planning on getting a RB T9 or the modded version of that, what is the best pipe and header combo for that motor or motors?

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Ok well I would call myself a pro at this stuff but here is what I would suggest for the must haves.

Solid metric wrench set (I have the Team Losi set)
Lazer Temp gun
Lipo receiver pack / regulator
Quality Fuel (like Byrons)
Gel cell in your starter box
Gloves (for pitting)
Good long flat screwdriver
Tent for your table

Other then these items you would want all your main tuning items that would be the same as what you have been using with your electric.

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Ok well I would call myself a pro at this stuff but here is what I would suggest for the must haves.

Solid metric wrench set (I have the Team Losi set)
Lazer Temp gun
Lipo receiver pack / regulator
Quality Fuel (like Byrons)
Gel cell in your starter box
Gloves (for pitting)
Good long flat screwdriver
Tent for your table

Other then these items you would want all your main tuning items that would be the same as what you have been using with your electric.

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Understanding wife/girlfriend, sun lotion and nice weather

Seriously...

LiFe on nimh pack, lipo is not a necessity

If you haven't been racing with foams before, you might consider a truer.. I just bought one from 3Racing, it seems pretty good
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thanks to all of you that replied What are the essential tools like the hudy tool that measures the gap of the clutch, holds the clutch in place while you tighten the pinion gears on and the tool that helps you put the pinion gears on? Tools like that are those essential?
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:40 AM   #7
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Never needed.. just throwing money out.. get tires instead

You can set the gap easily by eye-balling it and trying it out on track.
Manual gives you initial setup, too (at least Kyosho does)

There are certain types of pliers generally available in hardware stores that helps you adjusting the centax clutch nut.
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Get a centax clutch nut tool if you buy only one nitro specific tool. Assembling the clutch can b a biatch without one.
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Ok well I would call myself a pro at this stuff but here is what I would suggest for the must haves.

Solid metric wrench set (I have the Team Losi set)
Lazer Temp gun
Lipo receiver pack / regulator
Quality Fuel (like Byrons)
Gel cell in your starter box
Gloves (for pitting)
Good long flat screwdriver
Tent for your table

Other then these items you would want all your main tuning items that would be the same as what you have been using with your electric.

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how could you call yourself a pro while forgetting the damn glowplug ignitor.
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LOL Yes this is true, I was meaning to type I wouldn't call myself a pro LOL
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