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Old 08-09-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy Strongest Starter Box

Who can tell me the strongest starter box. I'm tired of having mine just stall on the compression stroke for any new engine.

I'm breaking in an OS .12XZ and went to geared starters out of frustration on other toys. I want to lose the weight but what box to use.

Tried OFNA with 700 series motor direct drive and 12V 7A, and a Duratrax with 2-540 and a 12v 7A.

Whats stronger????????
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Old 08-09-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Get a decent heatgun to heat up the engine before starting
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:01 PM   #3
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Get a decent heatgun to heat up the engine before starting
Get a heat gun. Twenty bucks at home deposit. The interfeance of a new piston and sleeve will stall any box. If you do get it to turn over cold your yanking the shizit out of both ends of the rod and at the same time "smearing" the sides of the piston skirt.
The piston does not fit the sleeve. It's up to you to finish the piston sizing. !BE GENTLE!
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:34 PM   #4
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This is all true but also if you want a lighter starter box with more power you can use a lipo it doesn't even feel like you have a battery in the starter box
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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Get yourself a heat gun, and this the HARD starter

http://www.rc-toro.com/product_info....cc9062e1b98077

This is by far the best. Light, study, yet very powerful. I used to have mugen and team losi. Compared to HARD, they are junks...
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:51 AM   #6
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+1 on the hair dryer!
For a starter box though, nothing beats the Mugen starter box!
Good for 1/10th and 1/8th cars!
Ive tried the rest, and then got the best!
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:45 AM   #7
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from my experience:
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HARD

its powerful enough to crank your new motor. still not enough punch? wire it to your car battery
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you guys using blow air heatgun? or heat gun with a flame and keeping it away from the head but far enough to still heat up the engine without burning it?

i looking for a heat gun to take to the track to breakin my engine.. but all portable heatgun are the flame ones.
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I'm using this bad boy:

http://www.harborfreight.com/1500-wa...100-66001.html

If you get one be careful with it, that sucker gets hot!!!
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I use this heat gun:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?I=LXL498&P=8

Ofna Chrome top:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXCUC2&P=7

Lipo
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...Ah-Starter-Box
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loosen your glowplug a bit and use a heatgun on the block with the piston down.
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Harbor freight heat gun very cheap and two heat settings
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i need a heat gun i can take to the track to break in my engine... but my track doesnt have power unless its race day..

so im looking for a portable one... and the only portable one i can find is the ones that put out a flame.
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i need a heat gun i can take to the track to break in my engine... but my track doesnt have power unless its race day..

so im looking for a portable one... and the only portable one i can find is the ones that put out a flame.
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Go to a gas station or a trucker stop, you shoud find a 12 or 24v hairdryer.
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