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    If you are seriously thinking about 4 wheel...

    If you are seriously thinking about 4 wheel steer, consider adding a gyro to your steering setup.
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    Looks good. But you need to change how you have...

    Looks good. But you need to change how you have your fuel and pressure lines are setup. There should be a pressure line from the exhaust to the first fuel tank. The feed line from the first tank...
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    I have a tmaxx, revo, savage, mgt, and mad force....

    I have a tmaxx, revo, savage, mgt, and mad force. By far, I prefer the mad force.
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    I too have occasionally splurged on my builds....

    I too have occasionally splurged on my builds. With over 100 cars (only the vintage ones are approximately stock), a dozen planes, half dozen helix, and 10 large scale gas boats...hmmm... I guess...
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    I raced tamiya minis for a few years. They are a...

    I raced tamiya minis for a few years. They are a ton of fun and with enough tweaking, they can be made to handle quite well on the track. They also are very durable and well suited for a budget / fun...
  6. Yes. As the collector stated, it was a legitimate...

    Yes. As the collector stated, it was a legitimate request.
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    I had a traxxas monster buggy that I bought new...

    I had a traxxas monster buggy that I bought new in the late 90s. I was less than impressed with how delicate the front suspension looked. I actually sold it before I ever fired it up.
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    That is an old kyosho optima buggy. Yes, the red...

    That is an old kyosho optima buggy. Yes, the red components are aftermarket. The aftermarket chassis is from hot trick.
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    The piston could just be stuck at top dead center.

    The piston could just be stuck at top dead center.
  10. I've found the best results on my high rpm .21...

    I've found the best results on my high rpm .21 race engines (OS, RB, Rossi, Paris Picco, etc) mating them with the RB 9886 pipe.
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    Personally, I haven't found a kit I didn't enjoy...

    Personally, I haven't found a kit I didn't enjoy building.
  12. Thread: Hpi .25

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    The 3 hpi 25s I have all did the same (as was the...

    The 3 hpi 25s I have all did the same (as was the case with several of my nitro engines. I wouldn't worry about it.
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    All you need to do is use an in-line resistor to...

    All you need to do is use an in-line resistor to drop the voltage going to the motor. However, it will get hot. Another option is to adjust the throttle EPA down to 50% or so, effectively limiting...
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    I have 2 carpet knives and 4 corally 1/12 scales...

    I have 2 carpet knives and 4 corally 1/12 scales in my collection (also have a couple old kyosho fantom 4wd in the rc garage). As for a chassis, it is purely personal preference as all the top kits...
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    As someone who has race 1/12 carpet for years, I...

    As someone who has race 1/12 carpet for years, I say have at it. I've known quite a few people that started in the hobby with 1/12 spec class racing.
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    Take a look at the ofna 1/8 electric buggies....

    Take a look at the ofna 1/8 electric buggies. They can be bought new as RTR for under $350
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    It is a very collectible kyosho truck. It's value...

    It is a very collectible kyosho truck. It's value really depends on the condition of the truck, body, and tires.

    As as for what it is.... It a "kyosho Chevrolet pickup 4x4"
  18. Thread: Pan Cars

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    I had one just like it, but I installed a...

    I had one just like it, but I installed a Mcallister solid front axle on it. Great car
  19. Thread: Pan Cars

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    Not to split hairs, but the legends and sportsman...

    Not to split hairs, but the legends and sportsman are not pan cars. They are a twin vertical plate chassis design.

    Good luck with the acquisition.

    Suburban - hope you get yours up and running...
  20. Thread: Pan Cars

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    Most people tend to take pan cars seriously and...

    Most people tend to take pan cars seriously and recommend them for prepared tracks for one reason: that is where they are at their best. You need strong concentration and fast reflexes to attack the...
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    I am not trying to dissuade you from giving it a...

    I am not trying to dissuade you from giving it a go. I just want to make sure you know what is required to experience the incredible abilities of a pan car under the correct conditions. If you have...
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    1953875This is an example of kyosho's 1/12 pan...

    1953875This is an example of kyosho's 1/12 pan chassis.
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    Pan cars (1/12 are my favorite) have insane...

    Pan cars (1/12 are my favorite) have insane acceleration and cornering speeds. They are extremely agile and will carve corners and chicanes like no other. The moment you provide an input, it...
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    As a starting point for general running, set your...

    As a starting point for general running, set your camber to 2 degrees. Set the front toe to zero to start. If you are over steering, add front toe-in. if you are under steering, add front toe-out
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    Smooth tennis court would work if you swept it...

    Smooth tennis court would work if you swept it clean (or clean it with a leaf blower), but you will not see the true capabilities of a pan car until you run on a prepared track
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