rampage mt v3 upgrades

ridehard

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I am in a weird situation, so I traded a guy one of my traxxas summits for a pretty bad ass loaded hpi baja 5b. It has the 30.5 motor on it and the 990 carb and the better intake and the extender thing on it. Since I really have nothing in the baja its not something I really care to much about it. Would I benefit from putting these things in my good running rampage mt v3 or should I just keep the v3 stock and use the baja as it is. I really don't know what to do with either car.
 

smokinzoltar

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Alot of people say to change the motor in the v3, I would hold off on that and do small upgrades first. I started with a better air filter, tried a different carb but doesn't work on the stock engine. I just put in a new 8k clutch with stock engine, and seen a huge boost in power before I blew a bearing out on the "a" shaft.

I personally want a belt drive, and a zenoah from ddm. Getting there will take some time as those are expensive upgrades. The Baja engine is probably slightly better than the stock redcat...I would wait and get a better engine later.

This might help, go-to YouTube and search belt drive from steel City and watch his videos. He goes through his upgrades, and shows what everything does. After his upgrades, his truck is completely bad ass!
 

G-Man

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Does anyone know if this would be a good engine for my redcat rampage mt, people say not to get to much hp cause it breaks the gears and dog bones, I'm planning on getting the belt drive 1:1 ratio alao, any thoughts or anything i should know?
That will be a great choice. One thing you will have a ton of RPM from that engine. I have never seen it in person. But have seen it in action on youtube it rips. 5.5hp won't be too much if you go to helical cut crown and pinions and aluminum diff housings with rubber sealed bearings, The belt holds up really well to power. But the diffs are a must. I used to break the straight cut crown gears before using the Redcat helical. Shimming the endplay out of the diff cup in the aluminum housing is the ticket too. I made a video going through the diff rebuild and all parts used. It is a bit long sorry.
 

G-Man

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Alot of people say to change the motor in the v3, I would hold off on that and do small upgrades first. I started with a better air filter, tried a different carb but doesn't work on the stock engine. I just put in a new 8k clutch with stock engine, and seen a huge boost in power before I blew a bearing out on the "a" shaft.

I personally want a belt drive, and a zenoah from ddm. Getting there will take some time as those are expensive upgrades. The Baja engine is probably slightly better than the stock redcat...I would wait and get a better engine later.

This might help, go-to YouTube and search belt drive from steel City and watch his videos. He goes through his upgrades, and shows what everything does. After his upgrades, his truck is completely bad ass!
Appreciate you checking out my channel RC brother! Thanks for the kind words man. That MT is a really fun truck once all the kinks are out of it. Mine is ready for a tear down. First time it has really failed me in quite some time. Something came loose in the belt system or the clutch is smoked. Now the key. Finding the time lol.20190720_181442.jpg
 
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What pipe do you have on, I tried looking for one of those and can't find them, I know what you mean with the time lol, all I do is work myself, I just going to keep buying parts and do it all at one time,
 
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Hey i asked on here and nobody responded i first got my redcat not knowing anything about it yet and I hooked my Dynamite kill switch backwards into the receiver and right after that my throttle servo would act fine not running and then as soon as you start it it will go crazy I took the kill switch off for now and replace the throttle servo and it's fine now, but did i burn the kill switch up cause I bought new Servo receiver and transmitter, and don't want to try to plug it back up and take the chance on burning something else up, I bought these just to get it going again for now but I'm going to get better servos and stuff, just need help on what to get,lol
 

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Mxaddiction

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What pipe do you have on, I tried looking for one of those and can't find them, I know what you mean with the time lol, all I do is work myself, I just going to keep buying parts and do it all at one time,
Work.,....man, that’s the truth! All the people on here got me setup and going with my pipe, setup and Rampage Mt V3 break in over the summer. It was hot but boy was it fun!!!!! 47B47E69-5181-4EAA-82E4-53E582D26693.jpeg
 
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I order the belt drive, I sealed my Metal Gears over yesterday and it did not even want to pull outta it's tracks, so I'm afraid when I put the belt drive on if it would even move with the stock engine, is anyone running the belt drive with stock engine, I won't get belt drive till the end of December
 

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