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Old 04-22-2008, 11:36 PM   #271
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:57 PM   #272
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+2...any real racer likes to keep there machine in TIP TOP condition....A dirty truck is definatly not a happy truck
yep i hear ya, i strip my car down when ever its not bein used and clean it, crc is excellent on plastic parts
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:44 AM   #274
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It's called cleaning them after a race day.
I dont race, I just bash around, In the dirt, sand, gravel, grass, cement, anything. How often do you clean them? How long does it take?


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+2...any real racer likes to keep there machine in TIP TOP condition....A dirty truck is definatly not a happy truck
Im not a racer. I dont even take "rcing" seriously, I just bought it one to have fun, I didnt even know there were organized events for rc cars!

My buggy is dirty, its also happy

I just hate how I have to order parts and wait for 2 weeks just for a 2$ part!!!!
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well yes parts can be an issue sometimes and i hear ya, i have had the smae problem down in adelaide with one of my rc's, i strip my truck and road car down everytime i use it, and for the monster truck it usually takes me between an hour to 2hrs, depending on whether i want to re lube the diffs or not, i just like to keep my cars clean, i realise that the trucks are off-road cars and believe me i give the a hard time, i just like to see them on the shelf in my room nice and shiny every time after use
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well yes parts can be an issue sometimes and i hear ya, i have had the smae problem down in adelaide with one of my rc's, i strip my truck and road car down everytime i use it, and for the monster truck it usually takes me between an hour to 2hrs, depending on whether i want to re lube the diffs or not, i just like to keep my cars clean, i realise that the trucks are off-road cars and believe me i give the a hard time, i just like to see them on the shelf in my room nice and shiny every time after use
Damn, thats crazy. I suppose I could make mine look as nice, I just dont have the time to take every tiny part off, Im guessing you guys can strip down your cars pretty fast, do you use drills for the screws? I put mine in to tight all the time that i end up stripping the threading or the head of the screw if i screw around with it 10 times

I dont even know how to take apart my diff, or how to put it back together, let alone take it apart every weekend and clean and relube it, damn, I envy you guys :P
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you will get the hang of it, it took me watching a mate fix my car a few times b4 i knew what the diff looked like, only then was i confident enough to do it myself, just start by taking the main parts off, once you have that done, clean them, then see what you have left, take the fuel tank out, clean that, reciever box is usually next, and so on, u will eventually get to know what sort of screw goes where
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you will get the hang of it, it took me watching a mate fix my car a few times b4 i knew what the diff looked like, only then was i confident enough to do it myself, just start by taking the main parts off, once you have that done, clean them, then see what you have left, take the fuel tank out, clean that, reciever box is usually next, and so on, u will eventually get to know what sort of screw goes where
hope that shed some light.
Yeah I know most screws, I guarantee id get a few wrong. I have about 15 bags of diff screws from Tonys screws, theyre so handy to have around.

I dont have anyone to teach me, just my instruction book and you guys!
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I dont have anyone to teach me, just my instruction book and you guys!
ok so there is 2 great starting points, just so we know what r/c are you working on?
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ok so there is 2 great starting points, just so we know what r/c are you working on?
MBX5.

My biggest (only?) problem ATM is my tires... I pretty much have to buy a dremel and learn how to glue em properly. I also got tire bands in the yesterday, They were recommended by someone on this site.
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there are alot of guys on here that will be able to help, any questions you may have, most of the guys that run mugens have the mbx5R, a better buggy than urs, as far as a racer is concerned, but none the less the same platform to work on, GENREAPER has a very nimble mbx5r, id say he would be one to PM, there are others but if u want to learn the rest, id say ans GEN,
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there are alot of guys on here that will be able to help, any questions you may have, most of the guys that run mugens have the mbx5R, a better buggy than urs, as far as a racer is concerned, but none the less the same platform to work on, GENREAPER has a very nimble mbx5r, id say he would be one to PM, there are others but if u want to learn the rest, id say ans GEN,
Allright, Ill keep that in mind. I have been asking TONS of questions, some of them very basic/dumb, but ive NEVER seen any of this and we all have to learn somewhere!

What exactly is the difference between the mbx5 and mbx5r?

Thanks for all the help Dave. Im going to sleep now, Ill talk to you tomorrow.
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Yeah that is pretty damn funny, I had to save that pic.
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cut a long story short a mbx5r lighter, stronger, better suspension geometry, just a better all-round buggy for a PRO, and dont worry about the stupid questions, i have asked plenty
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Damn, thats crazy. I suppose I could make mine look as nice, I just dont have the time to take every tiny part off, Im guessing you guys can strip down your cars pretty fast, do you use drills for the screws? I put mine in to tight all the time that i end up stripping the threading or the head of the screw if i screw around with it 10 times

I dont even know how to take apart my diff, or how to put it back together, let alone take it apart every weekend and clean and relube it, damn, I envy you guys :P
Keep in mind, we don't just strip and clean our cars so they will look nice. Its also a time to check for broken parts or parts that are about to fail.

The easy way that I do it is to pull the engine, pull the radio tray and fuel tank, then I soak the car in simple green for a few minutes then blast it with hot water. After that I spray all the joints and bearings with wd.
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