Originally Posted by syconate
What are the main uprades i should do before i attempt to race this truck and what is likely to break?
What equipment will i need ie spares, tools etc to take to the track for a race day.
Any info much appreciated.
The XXXT RTR is really a very good truck and doesn't really need any upgrades.The most important things to get are a motor that is appropriate for the class that is being run at your track,and a set of the tires that work at your track.Get the tires first.Later on you may want to put a better servo in it.The Lunsford turnbuckles are bling-bling but really don't make any difference,esp for the money.The RTR II truck comes with bigger dia.steel ones that are stronger.The RPM ballcups aren't really any better than the Losi ones,they're just different-either is fine.If you do get them make sure and get the right ones-the "normal" ones won't work with the stock RTR II turnbuckles-you need the ones for the oversize tie-rods for T-Maxx's and such(threads are larger diameter).
Why spend $35 on tie rods,and $40 on threaded shock bodies or something when you can buy perfectly good used MF1's for $100 that have all that and more? Spend smart.
Spares to take with you-
set of arms
couple hingepins & clips
some screws and wheel nuts
Essential toolbox items-
very small flathead screwdriver
needle nose pliers
a little scrap if fine sandpaper
old tooth brush
light oil(3-in-1,WD40,Marvel Mystery Oil,ect)
small brush for cleaning tires
a small rag and a big one,or a towel
something to set the car on-a block of wood,coffee can,ect.
a good set of drivers is really nice but allen wrenches will get the job done
the first tool I would spend any real money on is a cheap temp gun(they're about $30 here) It will pay for itself with the first motor you DON'T burn up.
Remember the best upgrade you can have are PRACTICE and LEARNING.They are cheap,and fit every car. And don't forget to have fun!