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Old 06-16-2004, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Thunder Tiger Performance Improvements

First post here so Hi for starters

Anywayz...the problem. I have a Thunder Tiger 1/10th scale wide wheel base nitro car. I would like to spend a little on improving its performance in terms of acceleration, top speed, braking, suspension, handling, grip, cooling, basically all-round general improvements that are preferably cheap but with great results.

Here's the spec and some details of my car: -

+ Thunder Tiger Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI Racing Car
+ Thunder Tiger GP-15BX (P) Pullstart engine
- All the below are factory settings and parts listed on manual and so should be approxiametly the same still.
+ 2WD rear shaft driven
+ Length 500mm
+ Width 265mm
+ Height 160mm
+ Wheelbase 275mm
+ Track/Front 216mm
+ Track/Rear 220mm
+ Weight 1450g
+ Tyre/Front 32x76mm
+ Trye/Rear 40x85mm
+ Drive System/ Sealed gear box with differential gear and shaft drive
+ Differential/ Bevel gear
+ Gear ratio 9.28:1
+ Plastic Disc Brake
+ Rally small-spike tyres
+ Standard exhaust and manifold
+ Acoms IC AS-12 Servo's
+ 40 tooth main gear
+ 14 tooth clutch bell
+ Standard shocks
+ Standard chassis BD2088L/BD2131L/BD2153L/BD2133L/BD2028L
+ Standard fuel tank BR0033
+ Standard flywheel
+ Standard Drive Shaft BD2087
+ Acoms Techniplus AP-202 2 channel radio

Thats all i can think of for now. Basically all im asking is that if anyone could please take a peek at what i've got above and advise and direct me on what to do and buy and generally improve my car. Please dont hesitate to ask for more information if neccessary.

The general improvements i am after are increased handling, acceleration, top speed (i know this may be tricky as you increase one it will most likely decrease the other), better on-road and off-road (gravel, sand, low cut hard grass) grip and handling, better cooling of the car, better breaking and suspension etc. Anything that will improve it in some way PLease help a noob

I have had a knock around with a few catalogues, unfortunately im finding it hard to find out if certain products are compatable with my thunder tiger since i never see any hop-ups and option parts for it. I have spotted a fibre brake disc and nice .18 and a .21 engine's. However, thats it, im unsure if anything is compatable

Any help is much appreciated

Many Thanks

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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also, one thing i forgot to ask, does anyone know where i can get thunder tiger parts, accerories and hop ups etc? im having a hard time tracking down places that sell a decent list of parts and hop ups for old thunder tiger cars.
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