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Old 06-24-2007, 10:11 PM   #1
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OK i recently bought a 1/10 nitro 4wd buggy on ebay. Just a cheap one for now till i get enough money to get a nicer one. Well what I was wondering is if I could put 1/8 scale tries on my buggy being that i cant find any 1/10 buggy tires on ebay? I have seen some onroad tires that looked nice but idk if the wheels would fit on my car, they were losi rims.
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Do you know what the make and model the buggy is? Take the wheels off and find out what size the nut is that the wheel bolts too.
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Well I have not received the item yet, but I could send u the link to the page since I cannot post any ebay links on here. I just would like to stock up on tires, and if possible get some more onroad tires because thats what ill be driving it on the most.
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Ok, well from looking at the ebay ad, I can't tell, when you get it, check the size of the nut that the wheel sits on, not the nut that goes on the outside of the wheel, you'll see what I mean. Then you just need to get wheels that use the same size nut.
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You mean like the hub, Ok i will try to check when i get it whats the best way to size it?
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Pretty much. If you look at the pic, see the blue coloured nut on the steering upright, that's the nut im talking about. This isnt your car, I just found a random pic to show you what I mean.



As for measuring it, just measure from one flat side to the opposite flat side.
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Ohh I see what you mean. So would like a metric socket work or is that a diffrent thing? Sorry for asking about this stuff but I am kind of new to the Nitro Cars and Better quality RC cars in general. I did have a Radioshack Vexxor electric car, but the antenna snapped off and i tried to put a new one back on but it will only go about 5 feet from me so I bought this car as a step up.
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1/8th scale use a 17mm socket. Your car from the look of the ad will use a smaller socket. 1/10th on-road tourers use a 12mm. My bet is that it's somewhere around the 12mm but I cant tell you for sure until you measure it. Don't apologise, we all gotta learn it sometime.
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OK i can't wait till it comes been waiting 4 days, but it seems like a year. I hope I break it in right so it lasts me awhile. If it does not come with break in instructions is this a pretty good breakin procedure.http://rcvehicles.about.com/od/nitro.../f/breakin.htm
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Fairly close. I'd run more than 5 tanks though, somewhere closer to 8 before you really start to drive it. Although the last few tanks (6 - 8) you can start to up the speed a bit. The biggest thing is to make sure that you let the car cool down completely between tanks and make sure the piston is at or close to bottom dead centre when you let it cool.

Easiest way to do this is take the exhaust off and move the flywheel until the piston is as low as it can get. Then mark this on the bottom of the flywheel with a texta.

The biggest thing about your first car is to take it easy during break-in. You get all excited and just wanna go for it but you really need to relax to make sure you enjoy the car for as long as possible.

Also remember to check your radio, brakes and steering all work and are switched on PRIOR to starting it. Also make sure your air filter is oiled.
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Yah I have that feeling that i want to drive it right away but I know if I take it easy this 8 tanks of break in it could last me many more tanks so its worth it. Also is there any substitute for the air filter oil because the nearest hobbyshop is nearly 75 miles away that has anything to do with rc cars.
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Do you have any motorcycle shops near you? Especially ones that deal with dirt bikes? Air filter oil really needs to be sticky. You could try some online hobby shops and get it mailed to you or look around at hardware stores or the motorcycle stores etc.
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OK sounds good, i have air filter oil for cars but thats a whole diffrent thing i think. Its a spray aresol can. Kinda upset my shaft in my hummer went out today and tried fixing it but no luck. Still has the 2wd not 4 anymore tho. That thing was a beast. When I oil it do i let it sit forahile or what?
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Oil it up, put it in a sealed plastic bag, like a sandwich bag etc. Work the oil in evenly, making sure everything is covered. Then get some paper towel and gently squeeze the filter to remove the excess and away you go.
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OK i will look around for some oil and do that when it comes.
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