Chassis Assembly
2587
3x10CS
4007
Replacement Engine
2675
3x10RST
F-2458A
R-4457A
F-1664
1664T
R-2656
2656T
3290
3x8WST
3765A
3147X
3147
1942
2742X
2675
3x10RST
2675
3x10RST
2548
4x12CM
3296
4452
Complete assembly
REV 080814
Specifications on this page are subject to change without notice.
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors.
2681
3x30RST
Front Assembly
2675
3x10RST
3288
3x15WST
4147
4147R Opt
5.0NL
3290
3x8WST
5116
5x11x4BB
3290
3x8WST
5116
5x11x4BB
3290
3x8WST
2055
5574R
3760A
3760
2675
3x10RST
3760A
3760
5116
5x11x4BB
4x12CM
2548
5574
4174 Opt.
1974 Opt.
5563
4780R Opt.
5116
5x11x4BB
5563
4780R Opt.
4147
4147R Opt
5.0NL
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Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors.
Rear Assembly
2649
3x15CST
2673
2.6x10RST
4579
3762A
3762
2753X
5116
5x11x4BB
3762A
3762
opt.
1747
1747R (opt.)
4.0NL
5116
5x11x4BB
5572R
5x11x4BB
5116
2753X
5572
4172 Opt.
1972 Opt.
5569
4790R Opt.
5569
4790R Opt.
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Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors.
Transmission Assembly
5116
For models originally equipped
without slipper clutch
5116
5116
5116
2682
3x8RST
2682
3x8RST
5116
2682
3x8RST
4578
2649
3x15CST
2682
3x8RST
4579
5280
2562
2.6x8RM
EZ-Start Controller
For Nitro Sport SE and earlier models
4581
REV 080814
Specifications on this page are subject to change without notice.
Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this drawing, however Traxxas cannot be held responsible for typographical or other errors.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
COVERS MODEL 4510
KC1149-R01 Rev 090806
WARNING!
Carefully read and follow all instructions in this and any accompanying
materials to prevent serious damage to your model. Failure to follow
these instructions will be considered abuse and/or neglect.
INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the Traxxas Nitro Sport. This manual
contains the instructions you will need to operate and maintain
your Nitro Sport. Look over the manual and examine the Nitro
Sport carefully before running it. If for some reason you think the
Nitro Sport is not what you wanted, then do not continue any
further. Your hobby dealer absolutely cannot accept a Nitro Sport
for return or exchange after it has been run.
Please read all of the operating instructions and precautions
before attempting to drive the Nitro Sport. Even if you are an
experienced R/C enthusiast, continue reading to learn about Nitro
Sport’s unique features. Pay special attention to the mechanical
and safety precautions outlined in the manual.
If you have any questions about your new model, feel free to call
Traxxas’ technical support line toll-free at 1-888-TRAXXAS
(1-888-872-9927) Outside the U.S. call 972-265-8000. Technical
support is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to
9:00pm Central Standard Time. Technical assistance is also
available through our website at Traxxas.com (e-mail us at
support@Traxxas.com). We hope that you will enjoy many hours
of fun with your new Nitro Sport.
FUEL
It’s imperative that you use the correct fuel in your Pro.15 engine for
maximum performance and engine life. Traxxas Top Fuel® Power Plus™
should be used to ensure correct engine lubrication, performance,
and ease of tuning.
• Top Fuel is the only fuel which is 100% certified for use in Traxxas engines.
• Traxxas Top Fuel is made with just the right balance of natural and
synthetic lubricants to allow excellent throttle response and the best
top-end performance, without sacrificing long-term durability.
You may use 10% or 20% nitro-content fuel. Try
to use the same percentage all the time, avoid
switching back and forth between fuels. We
recommend that if you break in your engine on
20% fuel that you stick with that percentage. If you
do move to a higher or lower percentage, make
sure you readjust your fuel mixture to compensate.
Can other brands of fuel be used besides Top
Fuel? There are other fuels that can provide
satisfactory performance; however, there could
be long-term costs in the form of decreased
engine performance, loss of tuning ease, and
shorter engine life. Only use fuels that contain both castor and
synthetic oil.
Everyone has an opinion or a claim to make about fuel. The
engineering team at Traxxas has spent years developing Traxxas
engines. No one knows more about the specific fuel requirements of
Traxxas engines, than Traxxas engineers. We strongly urge you not to
take chances with your engine investment and use the Traxxas fuel
made for Traxxas engines.
FUEL BOTTLE
Fuel is usually purchased by the gallon or quart,
so a smaller bottle with a dispensing tube is
required to fill the fuel tank. The fuel tank in
the Nitro Sport has a capacity of 75cc. The fuel
bottle should always be capped to prevent
the fuel from evaporating and becoming
contaminated with debris or moisture. The
alcohol and nitro contents of the fuel will
evaporate, thus upsetting the fuel balance and
spoiling the fuel. Do not use old or dirty fuel!
Included Fuel Bottle
(Part #5001)
PERSONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Every precaution outlined in this manual needs to be followed to help ensure
safe operation. Operate your model sensibly and with care and it will be
exciting, safe, and fun for you and your spectators. Failure to operate your
model in a safe and responsible manner could result in property damage and
serious injury. You alone must see to it that the instructions are followed and
the precautions are adhered to.
The Nitro Sport is not intended for use by children without the supervision of a
responsible adult. Traxxas shall not be liable for any loss or damages, whether
direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential, arising from the use,
misuse, or abuse of this product and any chemical or accessory required to
operate this product.
• Nitro Sport is very fast! Children under 16 years of age and inexperienced drivers
should not operate the Nitro Sport without the supervision of a responsible and
knowledgeable (experienced) adult.
• Model engine fuel is dangerous and highly poisonous. Always follow all
directions and precautions printed on the fuel container. Model engine fuel is
poisonous to humans and animals. Drinking the fuel can cause blindness and
death. Handle with care and respect.
• Model engine fuel, especially when in a fuel dispensing bottle, may look like a
cool drink to a child. Keep all fuel out of the reach of children at all times. Do
not place fuel containers on the ground where children can reach them while
you are driving.
• Model engine fuel is flammable. Never allow smoking, sparks, heat or flame in
the presence of fuel or fuel vapors.
• The engine, brakes, and exhaust system may become extremely hot during
use. Be careful not to touch the parts, especially when refueling or stopping
the engine.
• Prolonged exposure to the engine exhaust can be harmful. Avoid breathing the
engine exhaust. Always run your Nitro Sport outdoors, in a well-ventilated area.
Never run the engine indoors.
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• Because Nitro Sport is controlled by radio, it is subject to radio interference
from many sources beyond your control. Since radio interference can cause
momentary loss of control, always allow a safety margin in all directions around
your model to prevent collisions.
• The engine can be loud. If the noise makes you uncomfortable, wear ear
protection. Be considerate of your neighbors by not running your model early
in the morning or late in the evening.
• Most importantly, use good common sense at all times.
Batteries and Battery Charging
Your model uses rechargeable batteries that must be handled with care for
safety and long battery life. Make sure to read and follow all instructions and
precautions that were provided with the battery packs and your charger. It is your
responsibility to charge and care for the battery packs properly. In addition to
your battery and charger instructions, here are some more tips to keep in mind.
• Use the supplied charger to charge the included battery. See “Charging the
EZ-Start Battery” on page 5.
• Never leave batteries to charge unattended.
• Allow the battery pack to cool off before charging.
• Do not use battery packs that have been damaged in any way.
• Do not use battery packs that have damaged wiring, exposed wiring,
or a damaged connector.
• Children should have responsible adult supervision when charging and
handling batteries.
• Only use approved chargers for NiMH battery packs (such as
Part #2921 or the Traxxas TRX Power Charger, Part #3030X). Do not exceed the
maximum charge rate of 1 amp.
• Do not short-circuit the battery pack. This may cause burns and severe damage
to the battery pack
• Do not operate your Nitro Sport at night, or anytime your line of sight to the
model may be obstructed or impaired in any way.
•Do not burn or puncture the batteries. Toxic materials could be released.
If eye or skin contact occurs, flush with water.
• Never operate your Nitro Sport in crowds of people or busy pedestrian areas.
Nitro Sport is very fast and could cause injury to those unaware of its presence.
Keep small children at a safe distance away from the operating area.
• Store the battery pack in a dry location, away from heat sources and
direct sunlight.
•Nickel Metal Hydride batteries must be recycled or disposed of properly.
OTHER REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
To operate the Nitro Sport, you will need these additional items. All of
these items should be available from your hobby shop.
1. 12 “AA” size batteries for your transmitter (8) and receiver (4)
2.Small Phillips head and flat screwdrivers (for adjustments)
3.After-run oil (to protect the engine from corrosion)
Antenna
Throttle Neutral Adjust
Steering Wheel
Throttle Trim
Steering Trim
THE TQ RADIO SYSTEM
Throttle Trigger
The Nitro Sport Model 4510 is equipped with the 2-channel TQ radio
system. The following radio system terms will be used throughout
the rest of these operating instructions.
Power Switch
Channel - The 27 MHz frequency band is divided into 6 channels
so that up to six models can be operated simultaneously. Each
channel is referred to by its flag color and channel number, as
shown below.
27MHZ
26.995
27.045
27.095
27.145
27.195
27.255
FLAG COLOR
BROWN
RED
ORANGE
YELLOW
GREEN
BLUE
CH#
1
2
3
4
5
6
TRAXXAS PART#
2031
2032
2033
2034
2035
2036
Clearing your frequency - A routine, verbal check to make sure
nobody else in your area is operating on the same channel. Always
clear your frequency by calling out your channel number before
operating your model. Wait or move to another area if your
channel is already being used.
Crystal (X-tal) - The plug-in device that determines on which
channel the radio system will operate. For each channel, there are
two crystals, one for the receiver and one for the transmitter. Of
those two crystals, the one marked “RX” with the lower number
(.455 MHz lower) must be inserted into the receiver.
Battery
Compartment
Transmitter - The hand-held radio unit that sends throttle and
steering instructions to your Nitro Sport.
Trim - The fine-tuning adjustment of the neutral position of the
servos, made by turning the throttle and steering trim knobs on
the face of the transmitter.
RED
POSITIVE
BLACK
NEGATIVE
ON/OFF
SWITCH
ANTENNA
4-CELL
BATTERY HOLDER
PART# 3170
Frequency band - The radio frequency used by the transmitter to
send signals to your Nitro Sport. All Traxxas RTR models operate
on a 27 MHz frequency band.
mAh – Abbreviation for milliamp hour. Measure of the capacity of
the battery pack. The higher the number, the longer the battery
will last between recharges.
Neutral position - The standing position that the servos seek when
the transmitter controls are at the neutral setting.
NiCad - Abbreviation for nickel-cadmium. The original rechargeable
hobby pack, NiCad batteries have very high current handling, high
capacity, and can last up to 1000 charging cycles. Good charging
procedures are required to reduce the possibility of developing a
“memory” effect and shortened run times.
NiMH - Abbreviation for nickel-metal hydride. Rechargeable NiMH
batteries offer high current handling, and much greater resistance
to the “memory” effect. NiMH batteries generally allow higher
capacity than NiCad batteries. They can last up to 500 charge
cycles. A peak charger designed for NiMH batteries is required
for optimal performance.
Servo Reversing Switches
Steering (R), Throttle (L)
Power Indicator
RECEIVER
CHANNEL-1
CHANNEL-2
CHANNEL-2
THROTTLE
SERVO
BATTERY
WIRE COLORS
BLACK
RED
WHITE
CHANNEL-1
STEERING
SERVO
INSTALLING TRANSMITTER BATTERIES
Install 8 AA batteries into the bottom of the
transmitter as shown in the drawing.
Receiver - The radio unit inside your Nitro Sport that receives signals
from the transmitter and relays them to the servos.
Servos - Small motor units in your Nitro Sport that operate the
throttle and steering mechanisms.
Two-channel radio system - The TQ radio system, consisting of
the receiver, the transmitter, and the servos. The system uses
two channels: one to operate the throttle and one to operate
the steering.
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NOTE:
INSTALLING RECEIVER BATTERIES
Never turn the transmitter or receiver off while the engine is
running. The model could run out of control. (The on/off switch
only turns the receiver on and off. It does not turn off the engine.)
The receiver battery holder is located
underneath the battery cover. Remove
the battery cover by removing the
two body clips from the posts on both
sides of the battery holder.
Install 4 AA batteries into the battery
holder. Alkaline batteries should be
used. Place the
battery holder into
the battery cover
with the cushioning
foam. Secure the
battery cover to the
chassis using the two
body clips as shown.
3. Turn the truck on. The
switch is located on the
chassis. The servos should
jump and move to their idle
(neutral) positions.
4. With the front wheels
off the ground, operate
the steering control
on the transmitter
(channel 1). Check for
rapid operation of the
steering servo and that
the steering mechanism
is not loose or binding.
If the servo operates
slowly, check for weak
batteries. Turn the
“steering trim” control on the transmitter to adjust the servo so
that the front wheels are pointing straight ahead. Check to be
sure that the wheels do not turn more in one direction than in
the other.
ANTENNA SETUP
Locate the plastic tube and the
antenna tip (supplied in the bag
with your instructions). Insert the
black antenna wire, extending
from the receiver housing, into
one end of the tube and push it all
the way through. Spray the wire
with glass cleaner to make it easier
to insert. Insert the tube into the antenna mount on the side
of the chassis. Fold the remaining antenna wire over the top
of the antenna tube and secure it with the vinyl antenna tip.
CH.2
CH.1
0°
0°
Under no circumstances should you ever cut your antenna wire.
Its length is specially tuned to the frequency band, and cutting it
could severely shorten the radio’s range. On the transmitter, fully
extend the chrome telescopic antenna.
RADIO SYSTEM OPERATION
Your radio system was pre-adjusted before it left the factory, however,
the adjustment should be checked prior to running the truck.
5. Operate the throttle trigger on the transmitter to ensure that
the throttle servo is operating properly. When the servo is
°
°
in the-1
neutral
position, the carburetor should be in its -1
idle
position (you will adjust the engine idle speed later). When the
throttle trigger is pulled all of the way, the carburetor should
be in the fully-open position. When the throttle lever is pushed
forward, the brake should be locked and the throttle should
not close any further than when at idle.
1. Before you ever turn your radio system on, you must “clear” your
frequency. There are six different channels numbered 1 through 6.
Each of the six channels is represented by a color. Look at the crystal
in the back of the transmitter to determine which of the channels
your truck is operating. Clearing your frequency means checking to be
sure that no one else in the area is operating on the same channel.
2. Always turn the transmitter
on first and off last. This
will prevent the model from
receiving stray signals and
running out of control. Slide the
transmitter switch to the “on”
position. A steady red light should illuminate. A flashing red
light indicates weak batteries. Weak batteries will limit the range
of the radio signal between your transmitter and receiver. Loss of
the radio signal can cause you to lose control of the truck.
RANGE TEST THE RADIO
There are many things such as buildings, power lines, radio
transmitters, etc. which can adversely affect the performance of
your radio
To make sure you do not have a “runaway”
°-2system.
°
°
1°-2
model,1range
test the radio system. With the radio system
on and
working, hold the truck and have a friend carry the transmitter
away from you the distance you plan to run the truck. Have the
friend operate the controls on the transmitter to be sure that
everything is working at full range.
CH.1
CH.2
RADIO SYSTEM ADJUSTMENTS
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Throttle Neutral Adjust
The throttle neutral adjustment
is located on the transmitter
face and controls the forward
and reverse travel of the throttle
trigger. There are two settings,
50/50 which allows equal travel
50% SE
ER
50%
for both forward and brake, and
REV
FORWARD
70/30 which allows more travel
GER
for throttle and less for brake.
L TRIG
TOTA VEMENT
MO
Change the adjustment by
pressing the button and sliding it to the desired position. 70/30 is
the recommended setting while running the Nitro Sport.
Servo Reversing Switches
On the front of the transmitter there are two switches. One for
throttle and one for steering. Moving the switches reverses the
direction of the corresponding servos. For example, if you turn your
steering wheel right and the model moves left, then switch the
steering servo reversing
switch to correct the
servo direction. You
may need to adjust
the corresponding
trim control after
moving the servoreversing switch.
PREPARING TO RUN
Charging the EZ-Start battery
The included charger can be used to charge the included battery
pack. Do not leave the battery unattended while charging.
1. Plug the charger into the wall. The LED on the charger should
glow green.
2. Connect the included EZ-Start battery pack to the charger output cord.
The LED will glow red indicating the battery is charging.
3. The battery should charge for approximately 4 ½ hours. The LED will
turn green when the battery is fully charged.
®
3
2
1
Green
Green
Green
LED
LED
LED
Red
Red
Red
LED
LED
LED
Green
Green
Green
LED
LED
LED
off the power to the motor. Allow at least three minutes for the
starter motor to cool and the circuit to automatically reset before
continuing. Use the time to find and eliminate the condition that
caused the excessive load on the starter motor.
Use a Strong Starter Battery
A weak starter battery, or one that has not been fully charged,
may not deliver enough power to crank the engine over at the
appropriate rpm to keep the piston from sticking at top dead
center (TDC). A new engine will typically have a tight fit between
the piston and the top of the sleeve. This is a tapered fit, and a tight
piston sleeve fit on initial startup is desirable for those who want
the best-performing engine. Make sure you are using a good quality
battery pack that is fully charged (new batteries usually require
several charge cycles to reach peak voltage and full capacity). This is
especially important with a new engine that needs to be broken in.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Glow
Plug
Protection Mode
The EZ-Start uses Smart Start™ technology to monitor the
condition of the system and detect failures. The controller
monitors the load being placed on the EZ-Start motor. If the load
becomes excessive, the system shuts off power to the motor to
prevent costly damage to the motor and the controller. This may
occur, for example, if the engine floods with fuel during starting.
The starter spins at first but when excessive fuel in the combustion
chamber begins to lock up the engine, the starter motor slows
under the heavier load. This causes the protection circuit to shut
Glow
Plug
Motor
Glow
Plug
High-Speed Mixture Setting
The high-speed mixture screw
controls how much fuel enters
the engine during mid and highspeed operation. Turn the highspeed mixture screw clockwise,
by hand, until it stops (Do not
tighten or the needle may be
damaged). Now, turn the mixture
screw counterclockwise 2½
complete turns.
Motor
Glow
Plug
Motor
Glow
Plug
Glow
Plug
If the Motor LED fails to light and the
starter fails to operate, then the EZ-Start
is in protection mode.
Glow
Plug
Motor
Glow
Plug
If the Glow Plug LED fails to light, the glow
plug may be bad, or the glow plug wire
may be damaged or disconnected.
Motor
Motor
Motor
Each of the two status indicator LEDs on the
handheld control unit, the Motor LED and
the Glow Plug LED, should light green while
starting. If either LED fails to light while starting,
there is a fault indicated with that function:
Motor
Your EZ-Start controller plugs into a 4-prong receptacle on the battery
cover of your Nitro Sport. When the red button on the controller is
pressed, the EZ-Start motor begins to spin the engine and power
from the control unit heats the glow plug. Assuming all settings and
preparations are correct, the engine should start almost immediately.
NOTE:
Your carburetor has been factory preset for break-in. Do not
re-adjust your carburetor settings unless you suspect a problem.
The following steps are for reference only.
Setting the Idle Speed
The idle screw regulates the
throttle opening to control the
idle speed. The throttle opening
at idle should be set as shown in
the drawing. The opening should
be 1 to 1½ millimeters at the
widest point in the opening. The engine
may not idle well until it is warmed.
Glow
Plug
USING THE EZ-START
Filling the Fuel Tank
Use a small fuel bottle or bulb to put fuel into the tank. Only fill the
tank to the bottom of the fill neck. The Nitro Sport can be carefully
refueled while the engine is running.
Motor
Installing the EZ-Start® battery
1. Press the tab in the end of the battery
compartment door to open. (A)
A
2. Plug a fully charged 7.2-volt battery
B
pack into the connector inside. (B)
C
3. Twist the battery 2 or 3 times to twirl
the battery plug wires. This helps
hold the wire and battery in place
D
when the battery is installed in the
compartment. (C)
4. Install the battery into the
compartment and press the wires
securely into place.
5. Snap the battery compartment door back on and lock the end tab. (D)
Installing the Air Filter
Remove the protective cap from the carburetor air
intake. Install the rubber air filter base and prelubed foam element onto the carburetor intake.
The foam air filter element may be cleaned and
reused. Always be sure the filter element is oiled
properly before running the engine. For the best
filtration, use the type of oil made for foam air filters.
Traxxas air filter oil is recommended (part #5263). Lightweight
motor oil or after-run oil may also be substituted. When the
element gets dirty, clean it with dish soap and rinse. Next, saturate
it with oil and then squeeze out the excess oil. For extremely
dusty conditions, special two or three-stage, pre-lubed filters are
available from Traxxas (part #4062 and #4063).
Low-Speed Mixture Setting
This screw meters the fuel at low speeds. The low-speed mixture
screw is located in the end of the carburetor, inside the throttle
arm. This screw controls how much fuel enters the engine at idle
and low throttle. This adjustment will smooth the idle and improve
acceleration to mid-speed. Make this adjustment with the throttle
closed, after setting the idle. Gently turn this screw clockwise until
it stops against the needle seat. Be very careful, it’s difficult to know
when the needle has seated due to the thread holding material
on the needle’s thread. Overtightening of the screw may result
in damage to the needle seat. Now turn the low-speed mixture
5
screw counterclockwise 1¾ turns.
Shutting Off the Engine
Before starting the engine it is important to know how to shut it off.
The correct method is to pinch and hold the carburetor’s fuel line at
idle speed, until the engine dies.
Starting the Engine
Before you start your engine for the first time, make sure you have read
all instructions and precautions in this manual. Pay close attention to
the break-in instructions in the next section, and make sure you have
read and understood them before you run your engine.
Your engine must be at room temperature (70°F or 21° C) or above
the first time you start it. If it’s cooler than room temperature
outside, remove all fuel and keep your model indoors until you’re
ready to start it and then take it outside. We do not recommend
running the model in temperatures below 35 degrees.
1. Turn on the radio system.
2. Make sure the throttle trigger on the transmitter is in the idle
(neutral) position.
3. Connect the EZ-Start controller.
4. Press the starter button in short two-second bursts and watch
for fuel moving through the fuel line up to the carburetor. Watch
closely! The fuel moves very fast. If the fuel doesn’t move through
the line within 5 seconds, prime
the engine by briefly (one or two
seconds) covering the exhaust
outlet with your finger until the fuel
is just visible in the carburetor fuel
line. Watch carefully! If the engine is
primed too long, it will flood with
fuel and stop turning.
5. Once fuel reaches the carburetor,
the engine should quickly
start and idle.
6. Disconnect the EZ-Start controller
from the model.
7. Proceed with the engine break-in.
8. Do not rev your engine with no load (wheels off the ground).
BREAKING-IN THE ENGINE
(VERY IMPORTANT!)
Once your engine is running, it must be broken-in. The key to
breaking-in your engine is patience. The break-in time will take
about 1 to 1½ hours. During the break-in period, your engine
may appear to malfunction with symptoms such as stalling,
inconsistent performance, and fouled glow plugs. Don’t give up
on it! These are just “break-in pains” that every new engine has
to go through. They will disappear once you get through the
break-in period. Just keep it running, and throttle on and off as
smoothly as you can. Sudden bursts or releases of the throttle can
stall your engine. Resist the temptation to tune the engine
for performance and/or run for extended times at wide open
throttle. Soon, after about the fourth tank of fuel, your patience
will pay off with solid, consistent performance.
During Break-in...
•Special break-in fuels are not required.
•Drive the model on a smooth hard surface.
•If possible, avoid running on very hot, humid days.
•Run with the body off for extra engine cooling.
•Turn the mixture screw (needle) clockwise (in) to lean the mixture
and counterclockwise (out) to richen the mixture.
•Do not allow the fuel tank to run completely empty, possibly
leading to a burned plug. An extremely low fuel level causes the
fuel mixture to be too lean.
•Keep extra glow plugs handy. The break-in process, because of the
engine running rich, can cause deposits to form on the glow plug,
leading to failure.
The First Tank of Fuel
Drive the Nitro Sport on a flat paved surface in an oval
configuration. This will cause you to naturally vary your speed over
the entire rpm range. During this break-in time ease in and out
of the throttle slowly to avoid stalling the engine. The goal is to
simply keep it running. The fuel mixture setting may require slight
adjustment to correct for different altitudes and temperature. To tell
if the engine is running rich (high volume of fuel flowing through
the engine) look for the following conditions:
1. The engine should accelerate sluggishly.
2. There should be a thick trail of blue smoke coming from
the exhaust.
3. If you do not observe the conditions above, then turn the highspeed needle out 15° (counterclockwise) and retest.
4. Do not rev the engine with the wheels off the ground. High,
no-load rpms can damage the engine, usually resulting in a
broken connecting rod. At the end of the first tank of fuel,
stop the engine and allow it to cool for 5-10 minutes before
proceeding.
Tanks Two Through Four:
Shut off the engine and
2 / turns out
allow it to cool for 5-10
minutes, then refuel. Turn
the high-speed needle in
15° (clockwise). Turn on the
radio system and restart
the engine. Continue driving
on your oval course, varying
your throttle, until the second
tank of fuel is used up. Repeat
this process for tanks 3 and 4.
2 turns out
Important: Do not lean
the high-speed mixture less than 2 turns out from closed (see
illustration). Also, be sure to allow the engine to cool between
each run.
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2
DRIVING PRECAUTIONS
• The radio system is not waterproof. Avoid driving through puddles,
wet grass, or mud. Water could damage the electronics.
• Do not continue to operate the Nitro Sport with low batteries.
After the battery power drops below a certain point, the model
will continue with the last command it had from the transmitter.
Indications of low battery power include slow operation and
sluggish servos. On the transmitter, a flashing red light indicates
low transmitter batteries.
• Do not drive the Nitro Sport at night, on public streets, or in large
crowds of people.
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• If the truck becomes stuck, do not continue to run the engine.
Remove the obstruction before continuing to drive.
• Do not attempt to push or tow objects with the Nitro Sport.
• The model is controlled by radio. It is subject to radio
interference from many sources beyond your control. Since radio
interference can cause momentary loss of control, allow a safety
margin around the truck in order to prevent collisions.
• Use common sense whenever you are driving your model.
Intentionally driving in an abusive and rough manner will only
result in poor performance and broken parts.
Tuning Your Engine for Best Performance
The engine’s performance depends on the fuel mixture. Turn
the mixture needles clockwise to lean the fuel mixture and
counterclockwise to richen it. Leaning the fuel mixture will increase
engine power up to the engine’s mechanical limits. Never run the
engine too lean (not enough fuel flow). Leaning the engine beyond
the safe allowable limits will result in poor performance and engine
damage. Indications of an overly lean mixture include:
• Cutting out or sudden loss of power during acceleration.
• Overheating (temperature beyond 300° at the glow plug).
• Little or no blue smoke coming from the exhaust.
If any of these conditions are present, stop immediately and richen the
high-speed mixture 1/4 turn. The engine will probably be slightly rich
at that setting and you can then retune for performance. Always tune
for performance by starting rich and moving toward the ideal setting.
Never try to tune from the lean side. There should always be a light
stream of blue smoke coming from the exhaust.
Before you begin tuning, the engine should be warmed up to its
normal operating temperature and running slightly rich. All final tuning
adjustments must be made to the engine at its normal operating
temperature. You can tell the engine is running rich by noting any of
the following:
• Sluggish acceleration with blue smoke coming from the exhaust.
• There is unburned fuel spraying from the exhaust tip.
• Leaning the high-speed fuel mixture increases performance.
High-Speed Fuel Mixture Adjustment
With the engine warm and running at a rich setting, gradually lean
the high-speed fuel mixture in 1/16 turn increments. Make several
high-speed passes with the Nitro Sport after each adjustment to clear
out the engine and note any change in performance. Continue this
procedure until one of the following conditions exists:
1.There is no longer any performance improvement
2.The engine begins to cut out at high-speed
3.There is a sudden loss of power during acceleration
4.The engine begins to overheat. Symptoms of overheating include:
• Steam or smoke coming from the engine (not exhaust)
• Hesitation or stalling during acceleration
• Popping or clattering sound when decelerating (detonation)
• Fluctuating idle speed
• Temperature measurement above 300° at the glow plug
If any one of the above conditions occurs, the fuel mixture is already
past the maximum safe lean setting. Richen the fuel mixture to the
optimum setting by richening the high-speed needle at least 1/8
turn counterclockwise and retest. This setting will extend engine
component life.
Low-Speed Fuel Mixture Adjustment
The low-speed mixture is always set after the high-speed needle is
correctly adjusted. The low-speed mixture will be set using the pinch test.
1.Once the engine is warm, do several high-speed runs to confirm that
the high-speed needle is set correctly.
2.Bring the vehicle in and pinch closed the fuel line going into the
carburetor. The engine should run for 2-3 seconds, speed up, and
then die.
3.It is very important to make several high-speed runs with the Nitro
Sport between adjustments to clear out any excess fuel. Perform the
pinch test immediately after. If the engine is allowed to idle for a long
period of time, it could “load up” with fuel and give you an inaccurate
measurement from your pinch test.
4.If the engine runs longer than 3 seconds, then lean the low-speed
needle 1/16 turn, make several more high-speed runs, and retest.
5.If the engine dies immediately without speeding up, then richen the
low-speed needle 1/8 turn, make several more high-speed runs,
and retest.
6.If the engine dies when you try to accelerate abruptly, then the lowspeed needle is probably set too lean. Richen the low-speed needle
1/8 turn, make several more high-speed runs, and retest.
7.When the low-speed needle is set correctly, the engine’s throttle
response should be very quick.
Idle Speed Adjustment
Once the high and low-speed mixtures have been set, reduce the
idle speed to the minimum reliable idle speed. Remember, this
adjustment should be made while the engine is running at normal
operating temperature.
1.Turn the throttle trim on the transmitter so that the brakes are
applied. This ensures that the throttle barrel is resting against the idle
adjustment screw.
2.If necessary, remove the air filter to gain access to the idle
adjustment screw.
3.Turn the screw clockwise to reduce the idle speed, or
counterclockwise to increase it. The idle speed should be
set as low as possible while still maintaining reliable running
characteristics.
4.Reset the throttle trim on the transmitter.
Fine-Tuning the Carburetor
After fine-tuning your engine at the end of the break-in procedure, no
major adjustments to the fuel mixture are usually necessary. Make note
of the temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure at the time you
finished fine tuning your carburetor. Current weather conditions can
be found online from national websites, local TV news websites, and
television. This information will be considered your baseline setting.
You may need to adjust your carburetor needles to compensate for
changes in temperature and barometric pressure (air density) from
day to day. Generally, you’ll need to richen the fuel mixture when the
weather is colder than your baseline temperature and the air density
is higher. Lean the fuel mixture when weather is warmer than your
baseline temperature and the air density is lower. The chart below
provides general guidelines on how weather conditions affect air
density when they move higher or lower than your baseline setting.
If the...
Humidity
Pressure
(barometer)
Temperature
Altitude
Nitro %
is..
Lower
Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
Higher
then the air density is...
Slightly more dense
Slightly less dense
Less dense
More dense
More dense
Less dense
More dense
Less dense
the overall mixture should be...
Slightly richer
Slightly leaner
Leaner
Richer
Richer
Leaner
Richer
Leaner
Richer
Leaner
Tuning the Engine by Temperature
The following procedures require an optional
infrared temperature probe or on-board
temperature gauge (such as the Traxxas
on-board digital temperature gauge (part
Part #4091
#4091). The engine can be used as an
effective tuning aid when you understand the
relationship between engine temperature and ambient temperature.
The engine operating temperature, when tuned for maximum
performance, will vary according to atmospheric conditions. The
atmospheric condition that has the most influence on engine
temperature is air temperature. Expect the engine temperature to vary
almost in direct proportion to atmospheric temperature. Assuming you
tuned the engine for the same maximum performance each day, the
engine will run about twenty degrees hotter when it’s ninety degrees
outside than it would in seventy-degree weather. For this reason, we
cannot give you a definitive temperature range that indicates the best
possible engine tuning.
The temperature gauge can aid you in tuning by giving you a relative
indication of how your adjustments are affecting the engine and by
preventing you from exceeding maximum engine temperature. For
example, as you lean the fuel mixture, the engine performance will
increase along with the temperature. If you continue to lean the fuel
mixture and the temperature increases but the engine performance does
not change, then you have exceeded the maximum safe lean setting.
If tuning for maximum performance results in engine temperature
exceeding 300°F, try to increase airflow to the engine by cutting out the
rear of the body, windshield, and front valance. If the engine temperature
still cannot be kept in check, richen the high-speed needle slightly.
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ADJUSTMENTS
Toe-in
° alignment specs play an important role
Geometry-1
and
-1°in your
truck’s handling, so take the time to set them correctly. Set the
steering trim on your transmitter to neutral. Now, adjust your
tie rods so that both wheels are pointing straight ahead and
are parallel to each other (0 degrees toe-in). This will ensure the
same amount of steering in both directions. If you run out of
adjustment, then the steering servo will have to be re-centered
(see “centering your servos” on page 9). For increased stability
add 1-2 degrees of toe-in to each front wheel. Use the
turnbuckles to adjust the alignment.
1°-2°
Toe
0°
1°-2°
0°
Camber
The camber angle of both the front and rear wheels can be
adjusted with the camber rods (upper turnbuckles). Use a square
or right-angle triangle to set the camber accurately. Adjust the
front wheels to 0 degrees of camber (wheel perpendicular to
the ground). In the rear, adjust the wheels to 1 to 2 degrees of
negative camber. These adjustments should be set with the truck
positioned at its normal ride height.
-1°
-1°
Gear Ratios
A unique Nitro Sport feature is the ability to change the gear
ratios. The final drive ratio of the gearbox is 2.81 to 1. Use the
following formula to calculate the overall ratio:
Number of Spur Gear Teeth
x 2.81 = Final Drive Ratio
Number of Clutch Bell Gear Teeth
Nitro Sport comes with a 70-tooth spur gear and a 20-tooth
pinion (clutch bell) gear. This combination will provide the best
overall acceleration and top speed. If you want more acceleration
and less top speed, then use a smaller clutch bell gear (fewer
teeth). For more top speed, use a larger clutch bell gear.
Pinion
22
22
22
20
20
18
18
16
16
Spur Gear
66
70
72
70
72
70
72
70
72
Final Drive
8.43:1
8.94:1
9.19:1
9.83:1
10.11:1
10.92:1
11.24:1
12.27:1
12.64:1
TOP SPEED
ACCELERATION
Adjusting the Slipper Clutch
The Nitro Sport features an adjustable slipper clutch on the spur
gear to protect the drivetrain from sudden shock loads (such as
landing off of jumps with the engine at full throttle). Under normal
conditions the sipper clutch should not slip. Before adjusting the
slipper clutch, turn the model off. Do not adjust the slipper clutch
while the engine is running.
Use the supplied wrench to tighten the slipper nut (clockwise) until
it stops and then back the nut out 1/4 of a turn. If you notice any
decrease in performance after making changes to the slipper clutch
adjustment, then it may be too loose. The slipper must not be
allowed to slip during normal acceleration or the slipper could
be damaged.
Changing the Clutch Bell and Spur Gears
Camber
Shocks
°-2° on Nitro Sport have
The four 1shocks
the most influence on its handling.
Whenever you rebuild your shocks,
or make any changes to the pistons,
springs or oil, always do it carefully
and in pairs (front or rear). Piston
selection depends on the range of oil
viscosities that you have available. For
example, using a two-hole piston with
a lightweight oil will, at one point, give
you the same damping as a three-hole
piston with heavier oil. We recommend
using the two-hole pistons with a
range of oil viscosities from 10W to
50W (available from your hobby shop).
The thinner viscosity oils (30W or less)
flow more smoothly and are more
consistent, while thicker oils provide
more damping. Use only 100% pure
silicone shock oil to prolong seal life.
1°-2°
PRE-LOAD
SPACERS
The ride height for Nitro Sport can be adjusted by adding or
removing the clip-on spring pre-load spacers. Instead of adding
spacers to increase stiffness, use stiffer springs. Adjust the ride
height so that the suspension arms are slightly above being parallel
to the ground. Observe how the Nitro Sport handles in turns. If it
is picking up the inside rear wheel in hard turns, then stiffen the
front suspension. If it is picking up the inside front wheel in hard
turns, then stiffen the rear suspension. Proper set-up will add
stability and help prevent roll-overs.
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Remove the rubber exhaust pipe and
the tuned pipe. Remove the electric
starter drive. Loosen the four 3x8mm
cap-head screws which hold the
slotted adjusting plates to the engine
mount.
Remove the 4mm nylon locknut and
the spring from the slipper clutch. Try
to remove the slipper clutch as one
assembly by holding the pressure
plates together with your thumb and
index finger.
Remove the large E-clip on the clutch
shaft and the clutch bell gear. Remove
the ball bearings and install them in
the new clutch bell gear. Reinstall
the clutch bell gear and E-clip. Note:
Smaller clutch bell gears use smaller
ball bearings. Refer to your parts list
for the correct bearings. Reinstall the
spur gear on the top shaft and secure
it with the 4mm locknut.
Slide a strip of thin note paper
between the spur gear and the clutch
bell gear. Push the clutch bell gear
against the spur gear and tighten
the 3x8mm adjusting plate screws.
Remove the paper and the gear mesh
should be correctly adjusted.
Centering your Servos
Whenever your radio system has been removed for service or
cleaning, the servos must be re-centered prior to installing the
radio system in the model. If the radio system is installed in the
truck, disconnect the servo horns from the servos.
Connect the steering servo to channel 1 on your receiver and the
throttle servo to channel 2. The white wire on each servo cable is
positioned towards the crystal. Connect the red and black cable
from the battery holder to the “batt” terminal on the receiver. The
red wire is positive and the black wire is negative.
Place fresh AA batteries in the transmitter and turn the power
switch on. Slide the throttle and steering trim adjustments to the
center position. Now install fresh AA batteries into the battery
holder and turn the power switch to the “on” position. The servos
will automatically jump to their center positions. Turn off the
battery holder switch followed by the transmitter. The servos are
now ready to be installed. Be careful not to move the servo shaft
when reinstalling the servo horns.
AFTER-RUN PROCEDURE
You must perform after-run maintenance on your engine whenever
the model will be stored for longer than a few hours. Taking the
time to prepare your engine for storage will reward you with longer
engine life, easier starting, and better performance.
2. Completely empty the fuel tank. Use your fuel-dispensing bottle
to suck out the old fuel. Do not mix the old fuel with your fresh
fuel supply. If you leave fuel in the tank, transporting or handling
your model may cause fuel to run into the engine.
3. With the fuel tank empty and the throttle at the idle position, try
to start the engine. The engine will most likely start and run for
a few seconds as it uses up any fuel remaining in the engine and
fuel lines.
4. Once the engine stops, clean the outside of the engine with
compressed air or spray motor cleaner. Once the engine is
clean and dry, remove the glow plug power wire, glow plug,
and air filter.
5. Open the throttle fully and spray a one-second burst of WD‑40
into the carburetor and into the glow plug hole (Caution! Wear
safety glasses to prevent spray from getting into your eyes). If you
are using after-run oil, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
6. Place a rag or paper towel over the engine to catch any WD‑40 or
after-run oil that may come out the carburetor or glow plug hole.
7. Connect the EZ-Start® controller to the model and spin the engine
for 10 seconds.
8. Remove the rag or paper towel and repeat steps 5–7 two
more times.
9. Clean and re-oil the air filter so it will be ready for use next time.
10. Replace the glow plug, reconnect the glow plug power wire, and
reinstall the air filter.
When a nitro engine is shut off, some excess unburned fuel remains
in the engine. The methanol in model engine fuel is hydroscopic,
which means it easily attracts and absorbs moisture. This moisture
can cause rust and corrosion on the steel engine parts (crankshaft,
bearings, wrist pin and starter shaft) if the fuel is not removed
from the engine. There are after-run oil products available from
your hobby dealer or you can use WD-40™, a common household
lubricant. To ensure your engine is protected from internal corrosion,
use the following procedure:
1. Shut off the engine by pinching the fuel line closed. This allows
most of the excess fuel to be consumed by the engine. Be sure
the throttle is in the idle position. You may have to pinch the fuel
line closed for several seconds before the engine stops.
MAINTENANCE
Nitro Sport requires timely maintenance in order to stay in top
running condition. Neglecting the maintenance could allow dirt,
deposits, and moisture to build up inside the engine leading to
internal engine failure. The following procedures should be taken
very seriously.
After each hour of running:
• Clean and re-oil the air filter. The instructions for this procedure are
on page 23. We cannot stress enough the value of cleaning your
air filter at the scheduled intervals. The cleanliness and condition
of your air filter directly influences the running life span of your
engine. Do not skip air filter maintenance!
• Clean the outside of the engine of accumulated dirt, oil, and grime.
Accumulated grime will decrease the engine’s ability to cool itself.
• Tighten the wheel nuts (especially on the left side).
After each running session:
• Perform after-run maintenance on the engine. This clears the
engine of destructive moisture and other corrosive deposits. This
is extremely important for the life of the engine.
• Inspect the gears for wear, broken teeth, or debris lodged between
the teeth
• Inspect the vehicle for obvious damage or wear. Look for:
1. Loose or missing screws
2. Cracked, bent, or damaged parts
3. Cut or loose wiring
4. Cut or kinked fuel lines
5. Signs of fuel leakage
Other periodic maintenance:
• Connecting rod: The connecting rod should be replaced when
the piston and sleeve are replaced. Also replace the piston wrist
pin and G-clip whenever the connecting rod is replaced. As with
other internal engine components, connecting rod life depends
on engine’s usage and the quality and frequency of the engine
maintenance. Inspect the connecting rod after three gallons of fuel
have been used.
• Slipper clutch pads (friction material): The slipper clutch pegs
will wear over time and require replacement. The life of the pegs
depends on how the slipper clutch was adjusted and how the
Nitro Sport was used. If the slipper will not tighten or you are
seeing signs of wear on the face of the gear, then the pegs should
be replaced.
• Piston/sleeve: The life of the piston and sleeve will vary greatly
with how the engine was used and maintained. The piston and
sleeve should be replaced when they no longer seal effectively
(loss of compression). Symptoms include the engine being difficult
to start when warm, stalling when warm, and stalling when
throttle is suddenly closed to idle. Replace the wrist pin and G-clip
whenever the piston and sleeve are replaced.
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ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING
The troubleshooting guide on the following page has been
provided to help you in diagnosing and repairing common engine
problems. Most difficulties with engines can be traced back to
problems with adjustment, fuel quality, dirt blockage, or common
parts that wear with everyday use.
Flooded Engine
The engine can become flooded if it is primed too many times
during the course of a routine start up. When the engine is
flooded, the EZ-Start® cannot turn the engine and it will appear to
be locked. Use the following procedure to clear a flooded engine.
1. Remove the blue glow plug wire
2. Remove the glow plug with a 5/16 or 8mm nut driver
3. Plug in the EZ-Start and turn the truck upside down
4. Push the EZ-Start button for several seconds to clear the excess
fuel from the combustion chamber
5. Turn the truck over and re-install the glow plug with gasket
6. Reconnect the blue glow plug wire
7. Remove one of the motor wires from the EZ-Start motor
8. Push the EZ-Start button for several seconds. This lights the
glow plug and burns off any remaining fuel
9. Reconnect the EZ-Start motor
10.Do not prime the engine. Partially open the throttle and press
the EZ-Start button. The engine should start immediately.
Glow Plugs
The glow plug in your engine is a consumable item which
must be replaced periodically to maintain peak performance
and starting ease. To test for a leaking glow plug, place a few drops
of fuel around the base of the glow plug when the engine is cool.
With the engine running, look for bubbles around the glow plug. If
the gasket is leaking, tighten the plug or replace the gasket.
If the “Glow Plug” LED fails to light, the glow plug may be bad
or broken. However, glow plug performance can deteriorate
significantly before the element actually burns in two. The only
sure way to test for a faulty glow plug is to replace it with a new
one to see if the problem goes away. You can view the glow
plug element by removing it and touching it against the engine
head while pressing the EZ-Start button. The glow plug will not
light unless it is grounded against the engine. Glow plugs can be
damaged by particles in the combustion chamber or by running
the fuel mixture excessively lean.
Traxxas makes three glow plugs. The standard hot plug
(part#3230) is the stock replacement plug for Pro.15 engines. The
optional heavy-duty (part#3231) and super-duty (part#3232) plugs
will last longer in most cases, however, it is a medium temperature
plug so performance may be reduced slightly. Do not use plugs
with idle bars!
Carburetor
Dirt is the main enemy to your carburetor. If you notice a sudden
change in the fuel mixture (lean) and performance of your model,
you may have dirt lodged in the carburetor. To dislodge a dirt
particle in your carburetor try screwing the high-speed needle all
the way in and then back out to its original settings. If the engine
doesn’t return to normal operation, then try backing the mixture
screw out and priming the engine to force fuel through the
carburetor. Return the mixture screw back to its original setting.
The engine will be flooded at this point, so follow the directions
for relieving a flooded engine. If this fails, then the carburetor will
need to be removed and cleaned with denatured alcohol. Do
not blow on carburetor passages or fuel lines with your mouth.
Fuel and solvents are extremely poisonous. To prevent this from
occurring again, insert a fuel filter in the line between the tank and
the carburetor.
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Piston stuck at “top dead center” (TDC)
“Top dead center” is the position where the piston is at the very
top of the tapered sleeve. Occasionally an engine can get “stuck”
at this position. This is most likely to happen on new engines
during break-in, but can also happen at other times. If the engine
is stuck at TDC, use the following procedure to release the piston
from the sleeve:
1. Remove the glow plug using an 8mm (5/16”) nut driver and
verify that the piston is at the top of its stroke.
2. Use a flat blade screwdriver to rotate the flywheel. Place the
blade of the driver into one of the grooves of the flywheel
and push down, turning the flywheel counterclockwise when
viewed from the front. The flywheel should turn, unsticking the
piston from the sleeve.
3. Put two or three drops of light machine oil into the glow plug
hole to lubricate the piston and sleeve. Do not use too much
oil— It will hydro-lock the engine. Verify the starter will spin the
engine with the glow plug out.
4. Rotate the flywheel so the piston is at bottom dead center and
replace the glow plug with gasket. Reconnect the blue glow
plug wire.
5. You should now be able to start the engine with the EZ-Start.
ENGINE TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Engine will not start
1
3
7
25
8
16
13
14
26 25
27
32
21
26
19 35
36
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38
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EZ-Start motor will not turn
8
10
17
EZ-Start® turns but engine does not
11
12
37
Engine starts and then stalls
16
21
24
Engine sluggish, poor performance
3
6
16
Engine Overheats
34562123
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3334
31
Engine chokes/hesitates at speed
1
2
16
21 23 25
27
20
28
Engine stalls under hard acceleration
1
2
16
21
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25
26
Engine stalls around turns
1
2
27
Engine stalls during normal driving 1
2
3
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21
20
32
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Out of fuel����������������������������������������������������������������������
Fuel level is low�����������������������������������������������������������
Improper or contaminated fuel�����������������������������
Excessive nitro in the fuel����������������������������������������
Incorrect oil content in the fuel�����������������������������
Poor quality fuel����������������������������������������������������������
Engine not primed�����������������������������������������������������
EZ-Start battery not charged����������������������������������
EZ-Start ground wire (yellow) faulty��������������������
EZ-Start motor wire loose����������������������������������������
One-way starter bearing slipping�������������������������
EZ-Start gears damaged�������������������������������������������
Glow plug wire loose from glow plug����������������
Glow plug wire damaged����������������������������������������
Leaking glow plug gasket����������������������������������������
Glow plug fouled or weak���������������������������������������
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Engine flooded������������������������������������������������������������
Engine overheated�����������������������������������������������������
Exhaust blocked����������������������������������������������������������
Air cleaner plugged����������������������������������������������������
Carburetor incorrectly adjusted����������������������������
High-speed fuel mixture is too rich���������������������
High-speed fuel mixture is too lean��������������������
Idle speed set too low�����������������������������������������������
Fuel flow blocked��������������������������������������������������������
26 Air bubble in the fuel line����������������������������������������
27 Insufficient fuel tank pressure��������������������������������
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Engine overheated�����������������������������������������������������
Engine over geared for application���������������������
Engine clutch slipping����������������������������������������������
Drive system is bound�����������������������������������������������
Engine excessively worn������������������������������������������
Cooling air to the head is blocked�����������������������
Excessive load on the engine���������������������������������
Broken clutch shoe spring���������������������������������������
Loose flywheel�������������������������������������������������������������
EZ-Start motor pinion stripped�����������������������������
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Fill fuel tank
Refill fuel tank
Replace fuel
Use fuel with a lower nitro content (page 2)
Switch to a recommended brand of fuel (page 2)
Switch to a recommended brand of fuel (page 2)
Prime engine (page 6)
Use a freshly-charged battery (page 5)
Clean, tighten, or replace ground wire (page 12)
Check motor connections on the EZ-Start motor
Remove EZ-Start/ Clean or replace bearing (page 12)
Listen for excessive gear noise/ Replace gears/motor
Crimp the connector on the glow plug wire
Replace or repair glow plug wire
Check glow plug gasket/ tighten glow plug
Check for two solid green lights when the EZ-Start button is
pressed/ No glow plug light indicates a faulty plug/ Replace with
Traxxas 3232 or 3232X glow plugs (page 10)
Clear the engine of excess fuel (page 10)
Allow engine to cool - find cause for overheating
Clear any obstructions
Clean and replace air cleaner element (page 5)
Readjust carburetor to factory break-in settings (page 5)
Lean the high-speed mixture (page 7)
Richen the high-speed mixture (page 7)
Increase idle speed (page 7)
Check that all fuel lines are clear with no pin-hole leaks.
Check for dirt blockage in the carburetor fuel inlet and
high-speed needle seat/ Install inline fuel filter
Prime the engine to force the air through/ Check for pinhole
leaks in the fuel line
Replace the pressure hose (between pipe and fuel tank)/ Clear
blockage in the tuned pipe hose fitting/ Check flow to and from
tank/ Check fuel tank cap seal
Allow engine to cool/ Find cause for overheating
Use a lower gear ratio (page 8)
Replace clutch shoes (see engine repair section, page 13)
Locate the bound item and repair
Repair or replace engine (page 12)
Cut ventilation holes in the body (windshield)
Check for bound drivetrain
Replace clutch shoe spring (page 13)
Replace flywheel nut (page 13)
Replace EZ-Start motor
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12
STEP 12:
The piston and sleeve are a matched set. When the
piston and sleeve are disassembled, they must be
reassembled in the same orientation. Use a hobby
knife to scratch a mark to indicate the location of the
piston in relation to the pinning of the sleeve.
STEP 11:
Remove the backplate and the
starter shaft. Replace the backplate
gasket with a new one during
assembly.
STEP 5:
Use a 2.5mm hex driver to remove the three
remaining 3x10mm cap-head machine screws from
the engine mount.
STEP 6:
Pull the engine from the chassis. Turn the engine
so that the throttle linkage to the carburetor will
come out.
STEP 10:
Use a 2.5mm allen wrench to remove the four 3x12mm
cap-head screws that fasten the cylinder head. Rock
the cylinder head gently from side to side to release it
from the sleeve. Note the thin aluminum head gaskets.
We recommend that you replace these gaskets with
new ones upon reassembly.
STEP 9: Changing the piston and sleeve assembly
Use a 5/16 inch nut driver to remove the glow plug and
copper gasket.
STEP 8:
Removing the carburetor is not necessary to rebuild
the engine, unless you intend to replace the internal
bearings of the engine. Remove the carburetor by
loosening the 3mm locknut and pulling the carburetor
straight up.
STEP 7:
Remove the 3x23mm cap-head machine
screws that fasten the header to the
engine. Carefully remove the header to
avoid damaging the gasket.
To separate the engine from the engine
mount, remove the four 3x8mm cap-head
machine screws.
STEP 4:
Use a 2.5mm hex driver to remove the yellow ground
wire from the engine mount. Move the EZ-Start wiring
harness out of the way.
STEP 3:
Remove the EZ-Start gearbox by removing the three
3x8mm round-head machine screws.
STEP 2:
Unplug the blue wire from the glow plug. Remove the
fuel line from the carburetor inlet and from the exhaust
header pressure fitting. Disconnect the red and black
wires from the EZ-Start® motor.
STEP 1:
Remove the 4mm locknut from the front
pipe hanger. Pull the pipe from the rear
exhaust header.
Rebuilding the Engine
13
STEP 18:
Remove the clutch bell gear and the clutch shoes.
Note that there are two 5x8mm Teflon® washers, one
on each side of the clutch bell gear. Check the clutch
shoes for excessive wear
or cracking around the pin
holes. If the clutch shoes
are worn to the point that
the clutch spring contacts
the clutch bell, then the
shoes must be replaced.
STEP 17: Removing the clutch and flywheel
It is not necessary to remove the clutch assembly
unless you are servicing the clutch, crankshaft, or
engine bearings. Use the tip of a small screwdriver
to remove the E-clip which holds the clutch bell gear.
STEP 16:
To remove the connecting rod from the piston, use
a sharp-pointed tool to remove the small metal
G-clip in the side of the piston. Do not re-use the old
G-clip. When installing a new connecting rod, use the
supplied new G-clip.
STEP 15:
Remove the connecting rod and piston through the top
of the crankcase.
STEP 14:
Rotate the crankshaft to bottom dead center. Lightly
grab the connecting rod with a pair of needlenose
pliers and gently pull it off of the crankshaft journal.
STEP 13:
Pull the sleeve straight up and out of the crankcase. If
the sleeve will not move, rotate the crankshaft until the
sleeve pushes up.
STEP 24:
Use the 1200 grit sandpaper and the liquid metal
polish on the wrist pin also. Rinse thoroughly with
denatured alcohol and lube with after-run oil.
STEP 23:
Before installing a new connecting rod, you can
increase connecting rod life by polishing the crankshaft
journal. Use 1200 grit sandpaper to remove the
surface scratches followed by liquid metal polish to
buff the crankshaft journal to a bright, smooth shine.
Rinse thoroughly with denatured alcohol. Lube with
after-run oil.
STEP 22:
The bearings are press-fit into the crankcase. To
remove them, the crankcase must be heated with a
heat gun or torch. The crankcase will expand with
heat and release the bearings. To avoid the possibility
of burns or other damage, do not attempt remove the
bearings. Clean the bearings by flushing them with
denatured alcohol and then place one or two drops of
after-run oil on the races.
STEP 21:
Remove the crankshaft by pulling it straight out of the
crankcase.
STEP 20:
The flywheel and the split-beveled cone should pull
smoothly off of the crankshaft.
STEP 19:
Grip the flywheel with a
pair of pliers (locking pliers
work best). Remove the
clutch adapter nut with a
10mm deep socket. Hold
the engine just above your
workbench and tap the
flywheel from behind with a
non-marring hammer (plastic or wood). Several easy
blows may be necessary to release the flywheel and
split beveled cone.
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STEP 33:
Turn the gear over and install the other ball bearing.
STEP 27:
Place another drop of oil on the connecting rod bushing.
Rotate the crankshaft several times to distribute the oil.
STEP 30:
Reinstall the starter shaft. Align the notch in the starter
shaft with the crankshaft journal pin (arrow).
STEP 29:
Install new head gaskets on the head. Use one
thick and one thin gasket. Reinstall the head using
the 3x12mm cap-head machine screws. Tighten the
screws in small increments, in a criss-cross pattern,
until all the screws are tight.
STEP 28:
Insert the sleeve into the top of the crankcase. Rotate
the sleeve so that the notch in the sleeve will line
up with the pin in the crankcase. Holding the engine
upside down will make it easier for the sleeve to go
over the piston.
STEP 32:
Install the appropriate size ball bearing into one side of
the clutch bell gear. The Nitro Sport comes stock with
an 18-tooth clutch bell gear which requires 5x11mm
ball bearings.
STEP 26:
Reinstall the crankshaft into the engine and make
sure that it spins freely. Insert the connecting rod and
piston assembly through the top of the crankcase. The
G-clip should face the carburetor. Put a drop of castor
or after-run oil in the bottom end of the connecting
rod. Use your fingers to gently push the end of the
connecting rod over the crankshaft journal.
STEP 36:
Reinstall the carburetor with a new o-ring, header,
a NEW glow plug, and engine mount. Use a new
header gasket when re-installing the header on
the engine. Reinstall the engine in the truck in the
reverse order of removal. Don’t forget to reconnect
the yellow grounding wire to the engine mount. The
rebuilt engine must now be broken in.
STEP 35:
Install the clutch shoes
exactly as shown in the
drawing (leading edge
engagement). Next, install
a 5x8mm Teflon® washer
followed by the clutch
bell gear (with bearings
installed). Install the
remaining 5x8mm Teflon®
washer followed by the
E-clip (see step 14).
STEP 34:
Install the split-beveled cone onto the crankshaft.
Next, install the flywheel. Install the clutch adapter
nut with a 10mm deep
socket. Grip the flywheel
with pliers while tightening
the adapter nut.
STEP 31:
Reinstall the backplate and a new backplate gasket
with the 3x8mm cap-head machine screws. Tighten
the screws in small increments, in a criss-cross pattern
until all the screws are tight.
STEP 25:
To assemble the connecting rod and piston, place
a drop of castor oil in the top end of the connecting
rod. Insert the wrist pin through the piston and the
top of the connecting rod. Secure the wrist pin with
the G-clip. Make sure the G-clip fits securely into
the groove machined in the piston. Be careful not to
scratch the sides of the piston.
Nitro Sport 2008 Parts List
Parts shown in bold are optional accessories. Part categories and individual part listings are arranged alphabetically. Prices are shown in US Dollars.
Air Filters
Driveline Components
4060
4061
Air filter (complete with rubber base & foam insert) ........................... $6.00
Air filter (foam insert only) .................................................................. $2.50
4607
4609
4611
2728
5115
5116
5114
1675
1985
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (8) ........................................................ $24.00
Ball bearings (5x10x4mm) (2) ......................................................... $8.00
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (2) ......................................................... $6.00
Ball bearings (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ........................................................ $8.00
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x10x4mm) (2) ........................... $3.50
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x11x4mm) (2) ............................ $3.50
Ball bearings, blue rubber sealed (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ........................... $4.00
Oilite bushings (5x11x4mm) (14) ....................................................... $5.00
Teflon washers, 5x8x0.5mm (20) (use with ball bearings) ................. $2.00
Bearings & Bushings
Body & Accessories
1926
1726
3170
1834
1914X
Antenna caps, vinyl (2)/ antenna spool.......................................... $2.00
Antenna, tube (1)/ vinyl antenna cap (1)/ wire retainer (1) ................. $1.00
Battery holder, 4-cell/ on-off switch .................................................... $5.00
Body clips (12) (standard size)........................................................... $2.00
Body mount, front & rear (black)/ body posts, 38mm (2),
25mm (2), 6.5mm (2)/ hardware ........................................................ $5.00
1815 Body washers (8) ............................................................................... $2.00
4511 Body, Nitro Sport (Clear, requires painting) ..................................$20.00
4514 Body, Nitro Sport 2008, ProGraphix (Replacement for the painted
body. Graphics are painted, requires paint & final color
application)/window, lights, grill decal sheet/ wing & aluminum
hardware ............................................................................................ $34.99
4512 Body, Nitro Sport, ProGraphix (replacement for the painted
body) Graphics are painted, requires paint & final color
application. ....................................................................................... $34.99
4513X Decal sheet, Nitro sport ................................................................... $9.00
2514 Decal sheet, racing sponsors ......................................................... $3.00
4513R Decal sheets, Nitro Sport ...................................................................$11.00
9950 Official Team Traxxas racing decal set (flag logo/ 6-color) ......... $4.50
Brake Components
4184
4185
4483
Brake brackets (inner & outer) ........................................................... $2.00
Brake disc/ shaft-to-disc adapter........................................................ $3.00
Brake lever ......................................................................................... $2.50
Chassis & Attachments
3170
2735
4132
4532
4530
4531
4533
4460
4434
Battery holder, 4-cell/ on-off switch .................................................... $5.00
Bumper (front) .................................................................................... $3.00
Bumper (rear)/ battery box/ body clips (2), EZ-Start mount,
3x10CST (2) ....................................................................................... $7.00
Chassis deck, upper composite ......................................................... $7.50
Chassis plate, T6 aluminum ............................................................... $10.00
Chassis, lower main ........................................................................... $10.00
Cover, receiver ................................................................................... $3.50
Engine mount, 2 piece, aluminum (w/ screws) (N. Rustler/Sport)......$12.00
Gearbox brace/ clutch guard .............................................................. $3.00
Clutch & Related Parts
4144
4609
4611
2728
4116
4118
4120
4122
4146
3281
1633
4142
Adapter nut, clutch (not for use with IPS crankshafts) ....................... $5.25
Ball bearings (5x10x4mm) (2) ......................................................... $8.00
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (2) ......................................................... $6.00
Ball bearings (5x8x2.5mm) (2) ........................................................ $8.00
Clutch bell, (16-tooth)/5x8x0.5mm fiber washer (2)/ 5mm Eclip (requires #2728 - ball bearings, 5x8x2.5mm (2) ..................... $12.00
Clutch bell, (18-tooth)/ 5x8x0.5mm fiber washer (2)/ 5mm Eclip (requires #4609 - ball bearings, 5x10x4mm (2)) ..................... $12.00
Clutch bell, (20-tooth)/ 5x8x0.5mm fiber washer (2)/ 5mm Eclip (requires #4611-ball bearings, 5x11x4mm (2) ............................. $12.00
Clutch bell, (22-tooth)/ 5x8x0.5mm fiber washer (2)/ 5mm Eclip (requires #4611-ball bearings, 5x11x4mm (2)) ....................... $12.00
Clutch shoes (2)/ spring (N. Rustler/N.Sport/N.Stampede) ................ $7.25
Cone, split beveled ............................................................................. $3.00
E-clips/ C-rings ................................................................................... $2.00
Flywheel ............................................................................................ $7.50
Differential Components
4181
2382
1647
Differential gear (45-tooth)/ side cover plate & screws ...................... $3.50
Planet gears (4)/ planet shafts (4)/ sun gears (2)/sun gear
alignment shaft (1) all hardened steel ................................................ $6.00
Silicone grease................................................................................... $2.00
1952X Carriers, stub axle (blue-anodized 6061-T6
aluminum)(rear)(2) ........................................................................... $28.00
1952 Carriers, stub axle (rear) (2)............................................................... $3.00
4628 Differential output yokes (2)/ 3x5mm countersunk screws (2)/
3mm set (set) screws (4) ................................................................... $4.00
4628X Differential output yokes, hardened steel (w/ U-joints) (2) .......... $19.50
1953 Half shaft pro-pack (internal-splined (6)/ externalsplined (6) (plastic shafts only) ...................................................... $10.00
1951 Half shafts, long truck (external-splined (2) & internal-splined (2)/
metal U-joints (4)................................................................................ $6.00
2754 Stub axle pins (4) ............................................................................... $1.00
2753X Stub axles, rear (2) ............................................................................ $5.00
Engine Components
5237
Cooling head, PowerTune (machined aluminum, blueanodized) (TRX 2.5 and 2.5R)/ head protector (plastic)................ $40.00
3232 Glow plug, super-duty (long medium)/ gasket .............................. $7.00
3232X Glow plug, super-duty (long-medium)/gasket .................................... $7.00
4011 One-way starter bearing .................................................................... $15.00
4070 Pull starter, recoil............................................................................. $18.00
4091 Temp gauge, blue (On-board engine tuning aid, digital LCD
readout, new style with max. temp. memory) ............................... $27.75
4400 TRX Pro.15 to TRX 2.5/2.5R upgrade kit for Nitro Rustler,
Nitro Sport (incl. SE), and Nitro Stampede .................................... $25.00
Exhaust
4485
3155
4941
3156
4550
4487
4553
4451
4085
2556
4452
Aluminum tuned pipe & header (complete w/mounting
hardware) (strong power across mid and upper RPM
range) (blue-anodized) .................................................................... $60.00
Cable ties, medium (black) (6) ........................................................... $2.25
Coupler, exhaust (silicone) ............................................................. $1.75
Exhaust header gasket (1)/ gaskets, pressure fitting (2) (for side
exhaust engines only) ........................................................................ $1.75
Exhaust header w/ gasket & screws .................................................. $15.00
Exhaust header, Perfect-Fit for N. 4-Tec, N.
Rustler/Sport (blue-anodized, aluminum)/header gasket (for
side exhaust engines only) ............................................................. $24.00
Exhaust pipe hanger, metal (N. Sport) (side exhaust engines
only) ................................................................................................... $2.00
Exhaust pipe, rubber (N. Rustler/Sport/4-Tec) (side exhaust
engines only)...................................................................................... $4.50
Hanger wire, universal (6-inches, cut and bend to suit) .............. $1.25
Header screws, 3x23mm cap hex screws (6) .................................... $2.50
Tuned pipe, assembled...................................................................... $15.00
EZ Start & Related Parts
4577
Attachment bracket, plug/ foam tape/tie wrap/ 3x10mm wst
screw (old style, replace with 4132) ................................................... $1.50
4580 Box, control (For Nitro Sport SE and earlier models)......................... $12.50
4579 Connector, wiring harness (EZ-Start and EZ-Start 2) ........................ $5.00
5280 Control box (complete) (EZ-Start 2) ................................................... $15.00
5281 Control box battery cover w/ belt clip (EZ-Start 2) ............................. $4.00
4570 EZ-Start System, complete ................................................................ $40.00
4576 Gear set/ gear shafts ......................................................................... $6.00
4575 Gearbox (EZ-Start) (w/ screws) ........................................................ $6.00
4581 Lead wire, glow plug (blue) (EZ-Start and EZ-Start 2) ....................... $1.75
4581X Lead wire, glow plug (blue) (EZ-Start and EZ-Start 2)/ molex
pin extractor (use where glow plug wire does not have bullet
connector) ........................................................................................ $1.75
4578 Motor (EZ-Start) ................................................................................. $12.00
4011 One-way starter bearing .................................................................... $15.00
4070 Pull starter, recoil............................................................................. $18.00
2562 Screws, 2.6x8mm roundhead machine (6) ........................................ $1.50
Front Suspension & Steering
2530
2634R
2632R
1942
Bulkhead (front) (black)...................................................................... $6.00
Caster blocks, (25-degree) (l&r)...................................................... $4.50
Caster blocks, (30-degree) (l&r)......................................................... $4.50
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/ ball
screws (2) .......................................................................................... $7.00
2742 Rod ends, long (6)/ hollow ball connectors (6)................................... $4.00
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) .................................................. $4.00
1844 Servo saver ........................................................................................ $4.00
2070 Servo, digital high-torque (ball bearing) ........................................ $40.00
2075 Servo, digital high-torque (ball bearing), waterproof ................... $46.00
2055 Servo, high-torque ........................................................................... $28.00
2056 Servo, high-torque, waterproof (blue case)................................... $34.00
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4439
2536
2640
2532
Shock tower (front) .............................................................................
Steering blocks & wheel spindles (l&r) ..........................................
Suspension pins, 44mm (2) w/ E-clips ...............................................
Tie bar, fiberglass...............................................................................
$4.00
$7.50
$2.50
$4.00
Fuel Tank & Line
3147
4448
4449
Fuel line (1 foot) ................................................................................. $1.75
Fuel tank (75cc)/ rubber vibration cushions (2) ..................................$12.00
Fuel tank rebuild kit (contains cap, foam seal, screw, spring, and
screw pin. Replaces old style with primer bulb.) ................................ $4.00
3149A Heat shield tubing, fiberglass (2) (black) ............................................ $1.50
Fuel, Cleaners & Supplies
5001
3230
3232
3232X
5001R
5060
5010
5070
5020
5080
5030
Bottle, fuel filler (500cc)................................................................... $8.00
Glow plug, standard (long-hot)/ gasket .............................................. $7.00
Glow plug, super-duty (long medium)/ gasket.................................... $7.00
Glow plug, super-duty (long-medium)/gasket .................................... $7.00
Rebuild kit, fuel filler bottle (includes bottle lid (1) and
dispensing tube caps, rubber (2) (fits 8mm or 5/16"
dispensing tube)) ............................................................................. $2.50
Top Fuel, 10% nitro (gallon) ............................................................ $31.00
Top Fuel, 10% nitro (quart) .............................................................. $11.75
Top Fuel, 20% nitro (gallon) ............................................................ $41.50
Top Fuel, 20% nitro (quart) .............................................................. $14.75
Top Fuel, 33% nitro (gallon) ............................................................ $51.50
Top Fuel, 33% nitro (quart) .............................................................. $18.00
Hardware
3642
3175
1834
1633
5477
3980
2556
5476X
5475
3647
1747
4147
1747R
1942
Attachment screws, shock (3x12mm shoulder screws) (6) ................
Balloons, rubber (2) .........................................................................
Body clips (12) (standard size)...........................................................
E-clips/ C-rings ...................................................................................
Flat wrench, 5mm (blue-anodized aluminum) ...............................
Glow plug wrench (universal wrench) ...........................................
Header screws, 3x23mm cap hex screws (6) ....................................
Hex wrenches; 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 2.5 ball .........................
Multi-tool (plastic) ............................................................................
Nuts, 4mm flanged nylon locking (steel, serrated) (8) .......................
Nuts, 4mm nylon locking (10).............................................................
Nuts, 5mm nylon locking (8)...............................................................
Nuts, aluminum, flanged, serrated (4mm) (blue-anodized) (4) ....
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) ..................................................................................
2742 Rod ends, long (6)/ hollow ball connectors (6) ...................................
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) ..................................................
2562 Screws, 2.6x8mm roundhead machine (6) ........................................
2754 Stub axle pins (4) ...............................................................................
1985 Teflon washers, 5x8x0.5mm (20) (use with ball bearings) .................
$3.00
$1.50
$2.00
$2.00
$4.00
$2.00
$2.50
$6.00
$2.50
$3.25
$2.00
$2.00
$7.50
$7.00
$4.00
$4.00
$1.50
$1.00
$2.00
Manuals
4599
Owners Manual, Nitro Sport ............................................................... $5.00
Radio System, Batteries & Chargers
1726
3039
Antenna, tube (1)/ vinyl antenna cap (1)/ wire retainer (1) ................. $1.00
Battery holder, 4-cell (no on/off switch) (for Jato and others that
use a male Futaba style connector) ................................................... $4.00
3037 Battery, RX Power Pack (5-cell hump style, NiMH, 1200mAh) ....$30.00
2919 Battery, Series 1 Power Cell 1500mAh (NiMH, 6-C flat, 7.2V,
Sub-C) ................................................................................................ $15.25
2921 Charger, A/C, 350 mA (6 cell, NiMH) (includes adapters for
Traxxas connector and Futaba plug) ................................................. $15.00
2030 Crystal holders, transmitter & receiver/ decal sheet........................... $2.00
3031 Power adapter, AC (for TRX Power Charger) (switching type,
auto power input selection 100-240VAC 50-60 HZ)....................... $19.00
3032 Power adapter, DC (12V car adapter for TRX Power Charger) .... $7.50
2019 Receiver, 2-channel 27Mhz, without BEC (for use with electronic
speed control) .................................................................................... $28.00
2218X Receiver, micro TQ 2.4 GHz with Traxxas Link (5-channel) ......... $45.00
2052 Servo case (for 2055 servo) ............................................................... $3.00
2053 Servo gears (for 2055 and 2056 servos)............................................ $4.00
2070 Servo, digital high-torque (ball bearing) ........................................$40.00
2075 Servo, digital high-torque (ball bearing), waterproof ................... $46.00
2055 Servo, high-torque.............................................................................. $28.00
2056 Servo, high-torque, waterproof (blue case) ...................................$34.00
2209 TQ 2.4 GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link, 2$125.00
Channel (2-ch. transmitter & 5-ch. micro receiver) ......................
2208 TQ 2.4 GHz High Output radio system with Traxxas Link, 4$150.00
channel (4-ch. transmitter & 5-ch. micro receiver) .......................
2222 Transmitter, TQ (2-channel) (Transmitter only)..................................$60.00
2238 Transmitter, TQ 2.4GHz High Output with Traxxas Link, 2channel high-output (transmitter only) .......................................... $90.00
2240 Transmitter, TQ 2.4GHz High Output with Traxxas Link, 4channel high output (transmitter only) ................................................
$115.00
3030X TRX Power Charger, 1A, peak detecting/ AC adapter (for
charging NiCad or NiMH 5-cell receiver packs and 6cell (7.2V) EZ-Start packs) (includes plug adapter for 7.2V
packs)................................................................................................ $40.00
3034 Wiring harness for RX Power Pack, Traxxas nitro
vehicles (includes on/off switch and charge jack) ....................... $5.00
Ready-To-Race Model
4510
Nitro Sport: 1/10-Scale Nitro-Powered 2WD Stadium Truck .............$450.00
Rear Suspension
4192 Bulkhead (rear) .................................................................................. $3.00
1952X Carriers, stub axle (blue-anodized 6061-T6
aluminum)(rear)(2) ........................................................................... $28.00
1952 Carriers, stub axle (rear) (2)............................................................... $3.00
2798X Mounts, suspension arm (blue-anodized 6061-T6
aluminum)(rear)(+/- 1-degree)(L&R) ............................................... $20.00
2798 Mounts, suspension arm (rear) (+/- 1-degree) (l&r) .......................... $2.00
2797 Mounts, suspension arm (rear) (0-degree) (l&r)............................ $2.00
4138 Shock tower (rear) ............................................................................. $4.50
2753X Stub axles, rear (2) ............................................................................ $5.00
2555 Suspension arms, (rear) (2) .............................................................. $10.00
1934 Wedges, anti-squat (1.5 & 3.0 degree) (2 each) ................................ $3.00
Shocks (Aluminum)
1965
Piston head set, (2 sets of 3 types)/ shock collars (2)/ spring
retainers (2) ...................................................................................... $2.50
1942 Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) .................................................................................. $7.00
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) .................................................. $4.00
2760 Shock caps, aluminum (2)............................................................... $7.00
1664T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride
coated (long) (2) ............................................................................... $10.00
2765T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride coated (Xlong) (2) ............................................................................................. $10.00
1664 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (long) (2) ...................................... $3.00
2765 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (X-long) (2) ............................. $3.00
4760 Shocks, long (hard-anodized & Teflon-coated T6 aluminum)
w/o springs (front) (2) ...................................................................... $25.00
4761 Shocks, X-long (hard-anodized & Teflon-coated T6
aluminum) w/o springs (rear) (2) .................................................... $25.00
1666 Silicone shock oil (30 wt) ................................................................... $2.00
Shocks (Pro-level Aluminum)
2664
2666
2660
Big Bore shock cylinder (long) (1) ................................................. $8.00
Big Bore shock cylinder (XX-long) (1) ........................................... $8.00
Big Bore shocks (long) (hard-anodized & Teflon-coated T6
aluminum) (assembled with TiN shafts) w/o
springs (front) (2) ............................................................................. $30.00
2662 Big Bore shocks (XX-long) (hard-anodized & Teflon-coated
T6 aluminum) (assembled with TiN shafts) w/o
springs (rear) (2) .............................................................................. $30.00
1942 Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) .................................................................................. $7.00
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) .................................................. $4.00
2667 Shock caps, aluminum (2)/ (Big Bore Shocks) ............................. $7.00
2362 Shock rebuild kit (for 2 shocks) ..................................................... $2.50
1664T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride
coated (long) (2) ............................................................................... $10.00
2656T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride coated (xxlong) (2) ............................................................................................. $10.00
1664 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (long) (2) ...................................... $3.00
2656 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (xx-long) (2) ................................. $3.00
1765 Silicone diaphragms (4) ..................................................................... $2.00
1666 Silicone shock oil (30 wt) ................................................................... $2.00
2668 Spring retainers, upper & lower (2)/ spring pre-load spacers:
1mm (4)/ 1.5mm (2)/ 2mm (2)/ 4mm (2)/ 8mm (2) (Big Bore
Shocks) ............................................................................................. $5.50
Shocks (Ultra Shocks)
3642
3765A
3766A
1942
Attachment screws, shock (3x12mm shoulder screws) (6)................ $3.00
Body, Ultra Shock(s) (long) (grey) (2) ................................................ $3.00
Body, Ultra Shock(s) (XXL) (grey) (2) ................................................ $3.00
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) .................................................................................. $7.00
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) .................................................. $4.00
3767 Shock caps (2)/ shock bottoms (2) .................................................... $3.00
2667 Shock caps, aluminum (2)/ (Big Bore Shocks) ............................. $7.00
3767A Shock caps, aluminum (blue-anodized) (4) (fits all Ultra
Shocks) ............................................................................................. $14.00
3767X Shock caps, aluminum (red-anodized) (4) (fits all Ultra
Shocks) ............................................................................................. $14.00
2362 Shock rebuild kit (for 2 shocks) ..................................................... $2.50
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1664T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride
coated (long) (2) ............................................................................... $10.00
2656T Shock shafts, hardened steel, titanium nitride coated (xxlong) (2) ............................................................................................. $10.00
1664 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (long) (2) ...................................... $3.00
2656 Shock shafts, steel, chrome finish (xx-long) (2) ................................. $3.00
1765 Silicone diaphragms (4) ..................................................................... $2.00
1666 Silicone shock oil (30 wt).................................................................... $2.00
3769 Spring pre-load spacers: 1mm (4)/ 2mm (2)/ 4mm (2)/ 8mm (2) ....... $4.00
3768 Spring retainers, upper & lower (2)/ piston head set (2-hole (2)/ 3hole (2)) .............................................................................................. $3.00
2458 Springs, front (black) (2).................................................................. $2.00
2458A Springs, front (white) (2)..................................................................... $4.00
4457 Springs, rear (black) (2) ................................................................... $2.00
4457A Springs, rear (white) (2) ..................................................................... $4.00
4957 Springs, red (for Ultra Shocks only) (2.5 rate) (f/r) (2) .................. $2.50
3760 Ultra Shocks (black) (long) (complete w/ spring pre-load
spacers & springs) (front) (2) .......................................................... $18.00
3762 Ultra Shocks (black) (xx-long) (complete w/ spring pre-load
spacers & springs) (rear) (2) ........................................................... $18.00
3760A Ultra Shocks (grey) (long) (complete w/ spring pre-load spacers &
springs) (2) ......................................................................................... $18.00
3762A Ultra Shocks (grey) (xx-long) (complete w/ spring pre-load
spacers & springs) (rear) (2) .............................................................. $18.00
Tires & Wheels
4607
4611
1974
1972
3647
1747
4147X
4147
1747R
1675
1647
2754
1985
3669A
3669
4171
5574R
Slipper Clutch Components
4685
4625
4622
4615
1994
4493
Friction pegs, slipper (12)................................................................... $4.50
Pressure plate, slipper (1) .................................................................. $5.00
Pressure rings, slipper (notched) (2) .................................................. $2.50
Slipper clutch set (complete) .............................................................. $17.50
Slipper tension spring/ spur gear bushing & locknut .......................... $2.50
Top drive gear (16-tooth)/ slipper shaft .............................................. $4.50
4593
Adapter, spur gear (for models originally equipped without slipper
clutch)................................................................................................. $3.00
Slipper clutch set (complete) .............................................................. $17.50
Spur gear (70-Tooth) (32-Pitch) w/bushing ........................................ $3.00
Spur gear (72-Tooth) (32-pitch) w/bushing .................................... $3.00
5572R
3777A
3776A
Spur Gears & Pinion Gears
4615
4470
4472
5577R
5576R
Steering Components
5575
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/ ball
screws (2)........................................................................................... $7.00
2742 Rod ends, long (6)/ hollow ball connectors (6) ................................... $4.00
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) .................................................. $4.00
1844 Servo saver ....................................................................................... $4.00
2055 Servo, high-torque.............................................................................. $28.00
2336 Turnbuckles, 78mm (2) .................................................................... $2.00
5573
1942
Suspension Linkage
3642
1633
1942
Attachment screws, shock (3x12mm shoulder screws) (6) ................
E-clips/ C-rings .................................................................................
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) ..................................................................................
2742 Rod ends, long (6)/ hollow ball connectors (6) ...................................
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) ..................................................
1739 Screw pin set......................................................................................
1844 Servo saver ........................................................................................
1939 Suspension pin set, hard chrome (w/ E-clips) ..............................
2739 Suspension pin set, stainless steel (w/ E-clips)............................
2636 Suspension pins, 26mm (kingpins) (2) w/ E-clips (4) .........................
2640 Suspension pins, 44mm (2) w/ E-clips ...............................................
2639 Suspension pins, 48mm (2) w/ E-clips ...............................................
1937 Turnbuckles (54mm) (2)/ 3x6x4mm aluminum spacers (rear
camber links) ......................................................................................
2334 Turnbuckles, 50mm (2) ......................................................................
2336 Turnbuckles, 78mm (2) ......................................................................
$3.00
$2.00
$7.00
$4.00
$4.00
$4.50
$4.00
$6.00
$9.00
$2.50
$2.50
$2.50
$2.00
$2.00
$2.00
Team Traxxas Items
5840
Camera, video (Go Pro R/C Hero with mounts and waterproof
$340.00
housing) ............................................................................................
2514 Decal sheet, racing sponsors ......................................................... $3.00
6160X DVD, Maxx Power! Full Throttle Action (sleeve) ........................... $12.99
9950 Official Team Traxxas racing decal set (flag logo/ 6-color) ......... $4.50
9909 Traxxas racing banner, red & black (3x7 feet)............................... $15.00
Throttle & Brake Linkage
3182
3180
4182
3184
4483
Collars, screw (2)/ set screws, 3mm (2) .............................................
Rod guides (2)/ 3mm nylon locknuts (2) ............................................
Servo horn, throttle-brake/ shift (1) ....................................................
Springs: throttle/brake/shift (3) ...........................................................
Throttle & brake rods/ brake lever ......................................................
$2.50
$2.25
$2.50
$1.25
$2.50
5569
5578
1970
3670
4791
4780
4790
4790R
5563
1870
3671
4174
4172
1654
5577A
5576A
5577
5576
5574
5572
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (8) ........................................................... $24.00
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (2) ............................................................ $6.00
Lite-wheels, dished (2) (front) (for 2.2" tires) ................................ $5.00
Lite-wheels, dished (2) (rear) (for 2.2" tires) .................................. $5.00
Nuts, 4mm flanged nylon locking (steel, serrated) (8) ................ $3.25
Nuts, 4mm nylon locking (10) ............................................................ $2.00
Nuts, 5mm flanged nylon locking (aluminum, blueanodized) (4) ..................................................................................... $6.00
Nuts, 5mm nylon locking (8) .............................................................. $2.00
Nuts, aluminum, flanged, serrated (4mm) (blue-anodized) (4) .... $7.50
Oilite bushings (5x11x4mm) (14) ....................................................... $5.00
Silicone grease .................................................................................. $2.00
Stub axle pins (4) ............................................................................... $1.00
Teflon washers, 5x8x0.5mm (20) (use with ball bearings)................. $2.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (2.8") (All-Star black
chrome wheels, Talon tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear/ electric
front) (2) ............................................................................................ $31.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (2.8") (All-Star chrome
wheels, Talon tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear/ electric
front) (2) ............................................................................................ $30.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (2.8") (All-Star chrome
wheels, Talon tires, foam inserts) (Nitro Stampede front) (2)...... $30.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (2.8") (Twin-Spoke wheels,
Alias ribbed tires, foam inserts) (nitro front) (2).................................. $30.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (2.8") (Twin-Spoke wheels,
Alias tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear) (2) ............................................. $30.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (All-Star black chrome
wheels, Anaconda tires, foam inserts) (nitro front) (1 left, 1
right) .................................................................................................. $33.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (All-Star black chrome
wheels, Anaconda tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear/ electric
front) (1 left, 1 right) ......................................................................... $33.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (All-Star chrome wheels,
Anaconda tires, foam inserts) (nitro front) (1 left, 1 right) ........... $32.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (All-Star chrome wheels,
Anaconda tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear/ electric front) (1
left, 1 right) ....................................................................................... $32.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (Twin-Spoke wheels,
Victory tires, foam inserts) (nitro front) (2).................................... $28.00
Tires & wheels, assembled, glued (Twin-Spoke wheels,
Victory tires, foam inserts) (nitro rear) (2) ..................................... $28.00
Tires, Alias 2.8" (2)/ foam inserts (2) ................................................. $20.00
Tires, Anaconda 2.8" (2)/ foam inserts (2) ..................................... $20.00
Tires, low-profile spiked 2.2" (2) ..................................................... $14.00
Tires, nitro and electric Stampede terra (2) ................................... $16.00
Tires, Pro-Trax mini-spiked 2.2" (rear) (2) ..................................... $14.00
Tires, Pro-Trax ribbed 2.2" (front) (2) ............................................. $14.00
Tires, Pro-Trax spiked 2.2" (rear) (2) .............................................. $14.00
Tires, Pro-Trax spiked 2.2" (soft-compound)(rear) (2)/ foam
inserts (2) .......................................................................................... $17.50
Tires, ribbed 2.8" (2)/ foam inserts (2) ............................................... $20.00
Tires, Sledgehammer terra-spiked (2)............................................ $16.00
Tires, Talon 2.8" (2)/ foam inserts (2) ............................................. $20.00
TRX Pro-Star chrome wheels (2) (front) (for 2.2" tires) ................ $7.00
TRX Pro-Star chrome wheels (2) (rear) (for 2.2" tires) ................. $7.00
Wheel hubs, hex (2)/ stub axle pins (2) ............................................. $2.00
Wheels, All-Star 2.8" (black chrome) (nitro front) (2) ................... $9.00
Wheels, All-Star 2.8" (black chrome) (nitro rear/ electric
front) (2) ............................................................................................ $9.00
Wheels, All-Star 2.8" (chrome) (nitro front) (2) ............................. $8.00
Wheels, All-Star 2.8" (chrome) (nitro rear/ electric front) (2) ....... $8.00
Wheels, Twin-Spoke 2.8" (chrome) (nitro front) (2) ........................... $8.00
Wheels, Twin-Spoke 2.8" (chrome) (nitro rear/ electric front) (2) ...... $8.00
Transmission Components
4607
4420
4184
4185
4192
4181
4434
4491
4196
2382
1647
4615
4483
4493
Ball bearings (5x11x4mm) (8) ........................................................... $24.00
Ball differential, Pro-style (with bearings) ..................................... $60.00
Brake brackets (inner & outer) ........................................................... $2.00
Brake disc/ shaft-to-disc adapter ....................................................... $3.00
Bulkhead (rear) .................................................................................. $3.00
Differential gear (45-tooth)/ side cover plate & screws ...................... $3.50
Gearbox brace/ clutch guard.............................................................. $3.00
Gearbox halves (l&r) .......................................................................... $5.00
Idler gear (20-tooth)/ idler gear shaft ................................................. $3.50
Planet gears (4)/ planet shafts (4)/ sun gears (2)/sun gear
alignment shaft (1) all hardened steel ................................................ $6.00
Silicone grease .................................................................................. $2.00
Slipper clutch set (complete) .......................................................... $17.50
Throttle & brake rods/ brake lever...................................................... $2.50
Top drive gear (16-tooth)/ slipper shaft .............................................. $4.50
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Turnbuckles & Threaded rods
1942
Rod ends (16 long & 4 short)/ hollow ball connectors (18)/
ball screws (2) ..................................................................................
2742 Rod ends, long (6)/ hollow ball connectors (6) ...................................
2742X Rod ends, short (6)/ hollow balls (6) ..................................................
1937 Turnbuckles (54mm) (2)/ 3x6x4mm aluminum spacers (rear
camber links) ......................................................................................
2334 Turnbuckles, 50mm (2) ......................................................................
2336 Turnbuckles, 78mm (2) ......................................................................
$7.00
$4.00
$4.00
$2.00
$2.00
$2.00
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