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Old 09-07-2015, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default regular maintenance for touring cars

What's your regular maintenance like for your touring cars (TC, VTA, USGT, etc)? When you come back from weekly racing and prepare for next week's, what do you go over?

What do you do on a less frequent basis (every month, every season, etc)?
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:18 AM   #2
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I only club race, so after every race the car is checked for loose and broken parts and generally kept in a reasonable order.

every 6 months I'll strip the car down and replace the bearings, check the hubs periodically for wear too as they move around a lot

It's one of those things that you can go as deep as your pockets allow but time has taught me we're racing toy cars for bowling trophies so ploughing loads of cash into the hobby really isn't for me
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There's still plenty to be done for free, I could easily spend a full evening on each car... Like checking ride height, droop, camber, toe, shock rebound, etc...
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Unless the car takes a rather hard knock I'm usually fairly happy with the handling on the car in general, as it's an xray they are rather bullet proof
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how often are you rebuilding gear diffs before they start leaking?
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Old 09-07-2015, 09:33 AM   #6
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After every race day I'll reset tweak and check over for any lose screws or broken parts. I'll do diffs/shocks/bearings every couple months if needed or before any big race I attend.
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I like to rebuild my DCJs about every 15-20 packs of batteries.

Completely take them down, clean with brake cleaner and apply black grease (Associated, Hudy or Tamiya).

Makes the car "clean" and "responsive" in and out of turns.
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I do absolutely nothing if my tc4 ran fine the last race, without any big crashes... I only visually check shocks/parts one day before I head back to the track.... IF IT IS NOT BROKE, DON'T TOUCH IT !!!!!
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