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Old 05-18-2007, 04:13 AM   #3571
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Matt!! You changed your picture!!Now who's gonna have a happy, smily,puzzled,outspoken without saying a word picture?hehe...
had to, people were thinking that's me when they meet me for the first time after talking to me on rctech
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:27 AM   #3572
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It will make you much faster and less prone to making mistakes. The reason I liked it was because you could not correct yourself if you got on a pipe. So no mistakes was a big pay off.

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Old 05-18-2007, 10:10 AM   #3573
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had to, people were thinking that's me when they meet me for the first time after talking to me on rctech
Not You? Awe man, i feel cheated!!hahaha....No soup for you.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:20 PM   #3574
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How do you tell if your clutch bell is done. Mine looks to be halfway covered with aluminum. Scotch brite, sand paper, and brake clean won't take it out. I have been running it this way for a while. Just wondering when to replace it. The teeth look really good. there is hardly any wear and tear on them.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #3575
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Keep running it. The bell won't wear any thinner with alu shoes. That can be removed. I chucked my bell into a drill with a M5 bolt and spun it against a medium stone on a dremel (spinning the other way). It left it with a perfect surface.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:53 PM   #3576
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thanks, that worked pretty good. Also I was going back together and I have excessive play front to back with the clutch bell. When I tighten the clutch bell screw it should take up the extra play. I have my shims in and good bearings. It looks to move about 1mm total travel. I don't remember this happening before. Any help on this one.
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ABSOLUTELY.

If you can hustle a gas truck around the track, 1/8th scale buggy is a piece of cake.

And if you can drive a mod 2 wheel around the track, gas truck is a piece of cake
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:15 PM   #3578
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A 1/10 gas truck is harder to drive than an electric mod truck. Even with the mod motor the electric has smoother, more tractable power making it easier to drive.
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:34 PM   #3579
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A 1/10 gas truck is harder to drive than an electric mod truck. Even with the mod motor the electric has smoother, more tractable power making it easier to drive.
Id have to agree in my position because my 1/10 Nitro engine has a lot of sack and seemed harder to drive than my electric and my 8ight. But can we get back to the thread
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Old 05-18-2007, 04:41 PM   #3580
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A 1/10 gas truck is harder to drive than an electric mod truck. Even with the mod motor the electric has smoother, more tractable power making it easier to drive.
Just got back into racing & am just loving the new electrics, useto race 1/10 nitro10 years ago,
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I tried the 2A rear camber link last weekend and really liked it. It settled the rear of the car down just a bit which is what I was looking for. This weekend I'm going to try the #3 front camber link
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A 1/10 gas truck is harder to drive than an electric mod truck. Even with the mod motor the electric has smoother, more tractable power making it easier to drive.
I believe he meant an electric 2wd buggy, not a truck.
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I believe he meant an electric 2wd buggy, not a truck.
You're right, I was referring to mod buggy, not truck.

For me at least, mod buggy indoor is much tougher than gas truck at an outdoor gas track... the gas truck feels so smooth and easy to drive, but then again that might be setup...
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Well looks like im running 2 classe's now..Got me a stadium truck. Im hoping it will improve my buggy skill's.
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Old 05-19-2007, 08:40 PM   #3585
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hey guys...i just finished the break in today (5 tanks)...using the Hitec 645MG...somebody from the track adjusted the fwd/and brake settings on my radio..so it will just have a very small movement on the servo when im hitting the gas and brake...i hope this servo will last or else my 8ight will be on Ebay..heheheh
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