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Old 02-08-2004, 10:20 PM
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Everyone please post ur tips for any kind of car or truck!
Old 02-08-2004, 10:23 PM
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wanna keep ur spur gear longer? well all you have to do is when you alighn the engine make it so it only uses half of the gear. when that half strips out turn it around and ur all set.
Old 02-09-2004, 12:39 AM
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mayn thats the stupidest trickor tip i ever heard. if i did that i would be stripping my gears all day n night..a tip that i know is that after running your car take the tires off and lay the car on the tires side ways. it keeps them from gettin flat spots. or zip ties on top of the heat sink
Old 02-09-2004, 09:17 AM
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when your done your wireing and got the batter pack, put a plastic lunch bag around it. for the wires put electrical tape around those for better protection. also, take zip ties and make sure the fuel tubes arent all over the place.[8D]
Old 02-09-2004, 09:49 AM
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Don't hit concrete walls
Old 02-09-2004, 09:39 PM
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dont hit the spectators
Old 02-09-2004, 09:49 PM
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zipties?????? please explain??
Old 02-11-2004, 01:29 AM
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Never let my buddy doug drive it, he drove my mp7.5 with sirio .21 30 feet into the San Benard river.
Old 02-11-2004, 03:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: raceme

mayn thats the stupidest trickor tip i ever heard. if i did that i would be stripping my gears all day n night..a tip that i know is that after running your car take the tires off and lay the car on the tires side ways. it keeps them from gettin flat spots. or zip ties on top of the heat sink
Heh, I just lay the chasis on something so that the wheels are suspendid in air.
Old 02-11-2004, 08:50 PM
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fiirst thing to change is the stock clutch and put a hi pro clutch on it, i goty it free but it only cost a few bucks

dont let friends convince u to jump the road from the walmart parking lot because they say they have.

dont let friends drive unsupervised unless you want to replace crutial front end peices[:@]
Old 02-12-2004, 11:16 AM
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But a 50 cent box of jumbo paper clips(100), they are excellent temporary body clips.
Old 02-12-2004, 03:10 PM
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Don't let anyone drive it, even if they know how to drive them something will go wrong like your batteries will fall out! Haha whenver I drive my car its fine, but when I let someone else drive it something always goes wrong! Like the other day a wheel fell off right before I was going to let someone drive it....its a warning I tell you!

More seriously ill add: Monitor your temps during break in!
Old 02-12-2004, 03:46 PM
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lol yea ... After an hour of asking my m8 if i can have a go of his car i got it up to speed and something went wrong witht the signal ( we think it was water in the receiver coz it was pouring with rain :P) and it was going full speed towards a pond and all we could do was watch, buuuuutttt!!..... there was a small slope going up just before the pond and it completly cleared the pond and hit a fence on the other side.

He he ive never seen a cen fun factor rally jump like that before that before :-D
Old 02-12-2004, 03:47 PM
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*tip

Put double sidded sticky tape on your wheels and try out loads of different things like driving up walls
Old 02-12-2004, 04:36 PM
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put a short piece of fuel tubing over the base of ur shock rod to keep the car from bottoming out.
Old 02-21-2004, 02:50 PM
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I have found some cool tips and tricks at the following sites

http://howtodotricks.com

http://goodtricks.net/streetmagic.html
Old 02-21-2004, 04:24 PM
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dont reply to aceboy's add...he's looking for attention.
Old 02-22-2004, 08:30 PM
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I use a can of vegetables to keep my wheels of the ground when its siting.
Old 02-23-2004, 01:54 PM
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driving up walls, i seen that happen, my m8 tried to jump a little wall, he didnt make it but when the truck hit the wall it climbed it before the front sections of the car fell off leaveing the car to tumble back to the floor and crack the reciever open, so take my advice and dont try to jump anything unless u attach a firework to the top of ur car
Old 02-24-2004, 06:19 PM
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keep your vehicle clean and free from dirt. a clean car is a happy car. Change glowplugs after break-in always!.
Old 02-25-2004, 02:15 PM
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- change fuel tubing often. very cheap stuff. use fuel filter. Use body clips ove fuel tubing over both gast tank outlets. Will help avoid air leaks.
- keep engine temp in acceptable range. monitor contantly.
- wash air filter often, when re-oiling, drop filter element in plastic baggie and squirt filter oil into baggie and saturate lightly. Hands stay clean.
- Rebuild shocks often.
- When refilling shock fluid, spray out old fluid and debris with Spray cleaner.
- check your tire adhesion to the rims often. you'd be surprised at how often the tires aren't sticking closely to the tires.
- protect your electronics well - use a balloon, platics molded cover,etc.
- use after run oil.
- use fresh fuel.
- if you can afford the engine wear, you may experiment with 30% nitro. Beware that engine life suffers a lot.
- Check brakes often.
- make sure your battery pack cannot come loose. If you have the alkaline pack, use electrician's tape to secure the batteries from falling out.
-Bodies can make a difference in handling. Spoliers as well. I had a Viper body with no spoiler, switched to 300M with spoiler, and difference was very noticeable.
- As mentioned by someone else, keep car clean. Use air compressor if possible.
- Fastest engine does not equal fastest car. Handling and driver skill are equally important!
- When storing fuel, compress air out of gallon/quart and then seal the container to let out excess air that can contribute to moisture in fuel.
- Once in a while, take car apart and clean in the places not accessible with sprays, air compressor. You will be amazed at how much dirt comes out, even for on road cars.
- Rebuild your diff once a year.
- try different springs, every surface and track is different!
- Recharable AA batteries in your battery pack don't put out enough volts as alkaline. This may compromise your handling ability!
- if you mess with toe, camber, etc - get a tweak board.
- practice on a track is possible.


Good luck. Hope I'm not preaching to the choir.

Peace.
Old 02-25-2004, 07:17 PM
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i put two small zip ties in opposite ends of 1" of fuel tube. each end of the tube has a fat end of a zip tie so they won't come out. i hook these to my body clips. i like the fuel tube handles for the body clips cuz they make it easy to put clips on and off. also you can find the clips after a rollover.

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