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Old 06-18-2009, 05:01 AM   #16
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3600 mAh battery packs?

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:07 AM   #17
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[QUOTE=HomeKrew;5951849]Very Cool!
I do plan on racing at some point, but not right away. I want to take some time to practice and learn how to basically tear the thing apart and put it back together. I want to learn it inside and out.

So it looks like I still have a lot of things to buy, but I think I have all the tools required from my RC Heli and I already have: Digital Calipers, AfterRun Oil, Temp Gun, Glow Plug Wrench, Hex Wrenches, Loc Tite, and Grease .

I created 3 lists below... Things I 'Must Have' on hand that are used every day or that need to be upgraded right away. Things that are 'Good To Have' on hand if something breaks or is needed but certainly not an everyday thing. And lastly 'Nice to Have' things for upgrades and those things that improve performance or just give it more BLING.

Let me know what you think of the lists and if I am still missing something or if something is in the wrong list.

Must Have:
Tires - - - - - alot different tires for different tracks
2 Servo Upgrades
Aluminum Servo Horns a must
Aluminum Servo Saver - - - a must
Shock Caps - - - - - alum
Rod Ends - - - - - lots
Ride Height Gauge - - I would move this to GOOD TO HAVE
Glow Plugs
Differential Oil
Shock Oil
Clutch Shoes and Springs - - I would build 3 complete and different sets
Air Filter Oil - - - alot of my local PROS say dont reuse - buy new one ? ? ?
Camber Gauge
Set Up Sheet
Wheel Bearings-------- best bet - BOCA sell bearing sets for like $30 x2
Clutch Bearings comes with ALL the bearings incld clutch
Differential Bearings Amain sells PROTECK clutch bearings 10 for $10
Air Filters alot of my local PROS say dont reuse - buy new one ? ? ?
Body Clips
Fuel Bottle

Good To Have:
Aluminum Front Spindles
Adjustable Hinge Pin Braces
Smart Differentials - - - - - - naaaaa
AMB Transponder - - - - must have
Control Arms
Outer Hinge Pins not on the 2.0 one set maybe if you lose one
Front Crank Bearing ----- if you need these just get a new ENGINE
Sleeve Puller Kit -------
F/R Braces y you plan one driving under a truck
Gas Tank - - -- x2
Fuel Tubing
Screw Kit

Nice To Have (or Wish I Had):
Gloves
Simple Green
Engine Sealant
Pro Kit Upgrades - these will come as parts wear down
Custom Painted Body - - or WRAPS
Engine Upgrade
Performance Upgrades - - - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
MORE BLING!!!!! - NO
Oh... Ticket to Hawaii and Winning Lotto Numbers

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:46 AM   #18
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Gloves, simple green, and engine sealant need to be on the must have list.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:08 AM   #19
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Engine Sealant - good to have - I have never used it in 20+ years of racing
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:53 AM   #20
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I seal all of my engines before I ever start them up - back plate and carb, just extra insurance and then I know its not leaking there. I just have to monitor the front bearing, it makes life easier.
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I think your must have list is spot on. Yes a set up sheet it's free just print it out. each time you go out check your settings and mark how your buggy performed. Only make one adjustment at a time. Until you find the right setting for you. Which has nothing to do with how some else sets there's up. Engine sealant a must seal that engine with Luck 7. you only need to put it around the back plate, carb neck, pinch bolt and fuel nipple. You don't have to tear it apart to seal it.

Forget practicing in your back yard. Take it to the track you will learn waaaaaaaaaay more at the track in waaaaaayyy less time. Take it from someone who wasted allot of time so called practicing. The track and a parking lot or grassy back yard are so far apart it aint funny.
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All I've added to my 2.0 rtr is some answer clutch shoes and city blocks.Also got extra arms/spindles/shafts/hex's etc. and air filters


Also gonna want to upgrade the servos
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Oh and
TAKE YOUR TIME BREAKING THE ENGINE IN
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Yeah, the (2)7.2v 3600mAh battery packs are for the Starter Box that comes in the RTR package, it is actually pretty nice and the pain job matches the car... at least for now.

Adjustments I will make to list:
I will adjust the list to show Aluminum Shock Ends.
Ride Height Gauge to be moved to the Good To Have list.
Note Added to Tires - Different tires needed for different track conditions.
Clutch Shoes and Springs - Have 3 complete and different sets. WHY???
AMB Transponder moved to Must Have with note if plan on racing.
F/R Braces - Removed from list.
Gas Tank - Note to have 2 spares.
Gloves - moved to Must Have.
Simple Green - moved to Must Have.
Engine Sealant moved to Good To Have but as a Personal Preference.
Will add a note at the begining to Take Your Time Breaking in the Engine and I will add a link to "The Break in Bible" thread.

Let me know if there is anything more I need to add and/or adjust. When I am done with the list I will post a complete one... do you guys think it might be a good thing to maybe post this somewhere on the website for everyone to reference? It's good info especially for Newbies.
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What about the brakes on these things... I would expect them to be a high wear item that would need more frequent replacement???
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Bump?? Any Help???
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What about the brakes on these things... I would expect them to be a high wear item that would need more frequent replacement???
On my 1.0 RTR the brake disk's were fine until I replaced them with the Losi heavy Duty brake pads, but haven't run them yet. Check the brakes every 10 runs or so and clean them.
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