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Old 08-30-2001, 01:55 PM   #76
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Cool thanks for the info.....

Darkside,

Are you gonna run spec this weekend?

There should be alot of us!!! I think there were 6 or 8 last OP race....
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Old 08-30-2001, 08:06 PM   #77
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kansasracer: not this week. still have to get me a spec motor. Right now though my priority is getting a new high speed servo. I hope I can join you guys soon though.

hope you get that sway bar thing working.
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Old 08-30-2001, 08:53 PM   #78
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Hey guys, I saw a guy take a TC3 RTR straight from the box, onto the track. The only change he made was his Radio. It seamed to run fairly well considering it was a RTR.
I just wish they would have used a forward/brake ESC (so it would be legal for competition), and a stock motor (because new buyers will have to buy a stock motor to race....
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Old 08-31-2001, 02:24 AM   #79
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Yeah, I'll get the sway working. I just got to find the time with the new baby!!!!

See ya in Spec soon!!!
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Old 08-31-2001, 09:44 AM   #80
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Ling:

Yes, and no...hahahahah

I should have mine in a week or two...and, I'm sure it won't be a problem to let you try it!!!

Kansasracer: you can also use the kit-included washers that were once used in the shocks....the little white ones. As someone noted, you might need to trim a bit off of one of them for bulkhead clearance.
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I'll be taking signups soon...

$10 deposit, of course...
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lol. Its a nice car but 10 bucks just to drive it. lol
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What is everybody using to clean their bearings? I have the bearing blaster but i was wondering if there is something better out there.

I remember seeing an article in one of the RC magazines that was a dish and you hooked it up to batteries so it vibrated and cleaned the bearings better. Does anyone know of this one or a better way to clean them?

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You might be talking about the integy sparkle. It's a little vibrating tray for parts. Ultra sonic jewelry washers are about the same thing.
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What is everybody using to clean their bearings? I have the bearing blaster but i was wondering if there is something better out there.
I use a RPM bearing blaster with my favourite motor cleaner, then I'll put a little of trinity bearing oil (the best I've seen, instead, is branded by big T)

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I remember seeing an article in one of the RC magazines that was a dish and you hooked it up to batteries so it vibrated and cleaned the bearings better. Does anyone know of this one or a better way to clean them?
You are describing a jewelry cleaner. It cleans due to high frequency vibration. I don't used them. I saw one at the shop and the price is sky high (not talking of the cleaning fluid, who is a water based degreaser) I prefeer to use my Bearing blaster.
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Corse > That is my current method, but i wanted to see what everyone else is doing. It seems the bearing blaster does not get out all the dirt, and i was thinkin go soaking them for a while and see what happens.

Any other suggestions of what people are doing to clean your bearings?
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If the bearings are sealed, why bother cleaning them?
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even if they are sealed over time gunk does get in them.
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You're supposed to clean the bearings???

Just kidding. Actually, I take the seals out of my bearings, flush out all the grease, and add a few drops of bearing oil. Some people have said "you'll ruin your bearings" and "they'll only last a race or two". Well, I have had the same set in there since March, and I race pretty much every weekend. I have only had the bearings out twice. I flushed them out an re-oiled them and they have been good to go. I race on a permanent ashpalt track that is swept and blown off before racing. This may not work on dirty tracks or unswept carpet tracks.

But, it does make a noticible improvement in the way the car runs. I don't have any actual lap time numbers to give you, but it was noticibly faster. Same motor/gearing/batteries/esc as before I did it.
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