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Old 04-29-2008, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default make a rc8 fuel tank stronger?

Anyone though of any good ways to improve the durability of the rc8 fuel tanks? I was thinking of wrapping it in duct tape...any thoughts?
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:41 PM   #2
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I used shoe goo underneath where the filter bumps out, and also around the seams on the side.
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I run a hot soldering iron over ANY seams on a tank before it even gets installed in the car.
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can you ream out the mounting holes a bit to give it a little for "float" on the mounting screws? This would help if possible
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They need to change the tank plastic material. Its too brittle. I wonder if the Mugen tank fits? I'll check one tonight as I have an old bad RC8 tank I threw in the trash bin last night. I'll go over it later on.
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i always run a shock o ring underneath the tank where it meets the post.. that always seems to give it the float you speak of.
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maybe do a fiberglass wrap around it?

I've seen boat guys lay a fiberglass/epoxy mix around the insides of their boat hulls.

just an idea. might be brittle.
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There is a new white tank on the way. It will solve all of the tank breaking problems we've seen.

I will let everyone know on the RC8 thread when they're in.
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They need to change the tank plastic material. Its too brittle. I wonder if the Mugen tank fits? I'll check one tonight as I have an old bad RC8 tank I threw in the trash bin last night. I'll go over it later on.
Mugen tank is tough, I have one in both my buggies and its awesome... I wish it was more than 125cc though.
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They only allow us to run 125 cc's in racing, thats why that is all there is.
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They only allow us to run 125 cc's in racing, thats why that is all there is.
Yeah I knew that, is there anything bigger than 125ccs?

"They" should just make the universal gas tank size for racing at 200 ccs
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