do you have the manual?
Hey T3 guy
Team Associated manuals are some of the best in the business. I would recommend that you take a good read through it before you tackle something new. If you don't have copy, you can go to their website and download a copy from them direct.
Even after racing one for 4 years, I always have a copy close by in case I get brain fade or need a part number. It is a very useful asset that should never be thrown out.
A tip for remembering how things go together is to put related parts together in piles as you take it a part. Or even putting some partly back on the truck until you're ready for reassembly.
For example: when I rebuild my shocks, I usually put the bushing and nuts back on at the top end of the shock, and place the lower screws close by. Make little rules, piling things in order like left to right, then when it comes time to reassemble the truck, work right to left...or something similar.
Hope this helps you not to be afraid of you fast truck.
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