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Old 11-13-2008, 05:21 PM
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Default How Do You Boil Parts?

I have been breaking front upper A-arms left and right on my RC8. I want to try and boil them and see if I break less. How exactly do you do this, and for how long? I can't find a tutorial or specific info anywhere.[&:]
Old 11-13-2008, 06:59 PM
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Default RE: How Do You Boil Parts?

with my old mlst diffs i would throw them in let them get to a boil , shut burner off and wait for them to cool before pulling them out
Old 11-13-2008, 07:58 PM
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Since I have never broke any plastic on my cheap OFNA buggies I really wouldn't know. How ever I hear people that own those more expensive buggies with cheap plastic, boil them for 2 minutes then remove them with tongs or pliers.
Old 11-13-2008, 08:14 PM
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boil the pvc pipe and walls on the track that keep jumpin in the way of your car, about 8 minutes on each side should do. just be sure to add a dab of salt to bring the boil up sooner. pvc gets soft when boiled tho so let it cool before you pull it out. actually i used to put the parts in a wire sift then dip them into the boil for about 5 minutes. they still broke the same, the car seems to be designed so the upper arms snap/break before anything else does, $4 part vs $15 in parts, kinda cool how they design that into a car. also the steering rod ends seem to do the same thing, very cheep fix during qualifying but costly in a main. good luck.
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Default RE: How Do You Boil Parts?

boil the pvc pipe and walls on the track that keep jumpin in the way of your car, about 8 minutes on each side should do. just be sure to add a dab of salt to bring the boil up sooner. pvc gets soft when boiled tho so let it cool before you pull it out.
That's funny. [sm=lol.gif][sm=lol.gif]
Yeah, I haven't had problems for a while, but I went to practice at my nearby indoor clay track, and they got a new layout. A very tight and technical one. lol. In two hours, I broke two front upper arms, a front shock shaft (on my new AE big bores, nonetheless.), a front bulk head, and I bent one or two arm mounts beyond repair. But boy was it fun.
I have a history for driving like a bat out of hell at the track. A little heavy on the gas, especially that night. I'm gonna have to slow down on sunday.
Old 11-14-2008, 09:12 AM
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Doesn't sound like speed is your problem, sounds like steering is the culprit.

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