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Old 10-09-2006, 03:15 PM
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Winter is coming up fast just wondering what are the steps to storing your car for the winter? Thanks Greg
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:28 PM
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I'd recommend one of these:

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Old 10-09-2006, 03:32 PM
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Lmao there Florida boy you lived in Ohio it sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So do the buckeyes just kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-09-2006, 03:55 PM
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by the way that is one ugly azz blanket
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nice popper send me that blanket i can use it for my pimp suit
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:54 PM
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lol

You gotta love the leopard print with the pink fade in. Nothing screams pimp like that.
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Snow banks make good jumps.
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is there a good snow tire or will regular tires that came with car do fine?
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i gonna get some skis for my revo
but paddles work good in snow although i dont know if they have them for buggys

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haha those look pretty bad ass. Too bad you go from 4x4 to 2x4 with them.

You all should try putting spikes or thumbtacks in the tires and see what happens. Probably get some great traction in the ice. And like blue said paddle tires would be great for fluffy snow.
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Too bad you go from 4x4 to 2x4 with them.
ya that sucks but it should be fun i hope
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Ok so you can run these in the snow , huh. That I did not know , sweet more time to break 'Sugar Honey Ice Tea'. I will come up with something to put on the tires. Oh and you can have that blanket Blue. LOL
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Old 10-09-2006, 08:04 PM
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Ok I just had a thought I don't know if this would work but here we go. What if you turned your tires inside out and screwed flat head wood screw in the tires. Like the smallest ones you could find. Do you think that might work for snow tires.

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I'm getting ready for a new york winter,and trying my xp in the snow
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ORIGINAL: Andyde4

I'm getting ready for a new york winter,and trying my xp in the snow
I'm starting to prepare for harsh barren weather that is pretty common here in florida during the winter.
Time to get my sweater out.

I'll be wearing one of these just for the hell of it too:



hope I don't lose a finger to the frost bite..... brrrr
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you think youve got it bad in florda? try colorado...1 mile up. one day its 80, the next 40.
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For waterproofing your servo's, use a product called plasti-dip. Dunk the servo, get a good coat on it, let it hang and dry. You can even pick your own color for some bling.
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Yeah, California man. Harsh winters.
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I heard it was already snowing in some places up north.... brrr......

It was a nice 80 yesterday. Looks to get down into the 50's tonight though. Time whip out the heavy winter jacket.
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Old 10-13-2006, 12:02 PM
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its snowed the past 2 days. its currently 35. Tomorrow, its supposed to be in the 60's.
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:31 PM
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It snowed pretty hard here yesturday. The ground is still way to warm for anything to stick though. Temp here is in the high 40's but with wind chill high 30's. 20 to 30 mhr winds
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yeah its snowing at mammoth mountain. But i live in so cal so its like 76 everyday...not much rain. I was being sarcastic :P
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No snow here in MA yet, but roostin' through all the leaves is cool.

This has been a very funny thread, especially with Popper's pimp blanket and coon-skin cap, but the original question was how to winterize your vehicle before storing it.

If I'm not mistaken, which I probably am as I've only been driving for a week and a half and reading for about a month, you should run/drain ALL fuel from tank/lines/carb and put some after-run type oil in the carb and the top of the cylinder, giving it a few nice gentle pulls and work the throttle on the transmitter to work the carb. I would also recommend putting it up on a 4X4 block so the shocks (springs) can hang extended (like when you see people park their R/Vs for an extended period), or even remove your springs. I put mine on a 4X4 whenever I'm done for the day anyway.

I personally don't want to risk getting any of my electrics wet, so I probably won't run too much in the snow, but the cold won't stop me! I know there are ways to waterproof your receiver and servos (thanks for the great tip with the plasti-dip Kemo), but moisture can usually find it's way anywhere you don't want it. LoL Who am I fooling?! Of course I'll do it a few times, but I will take out my new Futaba receiver/servos and put in the stock equipment fot the winter. Good idea, eh?
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Thanks for the reply abjones
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