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Old 10-06-2009, 03:13 PM   #16
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Nother vote here for the GMK bands you will loose them before they break. Since using these return bands no run aways and no blown engines. A few weeks ago I saw a run away blow an engine. They could not get it shut down in time.4 months ago I had a run away with a brand new os speed engine. When I put the engine back in after checking the clutch bearings I hastily forgot to but the band back on and well I lost the throttle servo and my truck went full speed into a fence. Luckily the turn marshal got it shut down in time before my new mill blew but I check and re check for that silly cheap little band now.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:27 PM   #17
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I would always run something. I prefer the Xtreme or Dynamite ones that are bent to go around the boot.

One race this summer I had a freak accident were the rear drive shaft fell off and it went out the flywheel hole and hung there. The next jump the drive shaft was jammed back up into the car and knocked the throttle arm off. Since the spring was mounted directly to the ball the car just coasted to a stop. No fail safe would have prevented a runaway there. The only savior to this is the brakes would have still worked. It would have been a fight between the brakes and clutch though, and maybe a little smoke.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:13 PM   #18
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This is what I use. I learned my lesson by some how having the radio battery getting ejected.....

http://www.teamcracing.net/index_pro...9&imgid=401096
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http://www.dynamiterc.com/Products/D...ProdID=DYN6640

These are the ones I have been using.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:54 AM   #20
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DO NOT USE SPRINGS. They WILL cut into the carb boot.
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