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Old 10-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Is it ok to drive Nitro Truck in snow?

Would I need snow chains?
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:30 PM   #2
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well, i think this is a serious question so i will answer. no, paddle tires will help though. make sure to completely disassemble and dry post drive.
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No, get a flat foamy airplane to get you through winter.

I usually take to screaming at people on the corner to get through Rc withdrawal.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
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your question is...... if its ok, and the answer is....

SURE IT IS !!!!

but don't use your ride that you are gonna race. If its just a basher, go ahead and have fun.

The problems are.....

Very hard on the motor, and you will have to wrap the head to get good performance temps

Water is hard on the metal/bearings.

Keep your electronics sealed


Think of it this way..... A race car is extremely expensive and sensitive to damage. You won't see any NASCAR rides cruising the streets, they belong on the track. Sure a Corvette is a nice ride, but on the track with REAL race cars, it can't hang.

So if you want to drive in the snow, its up to you.

Do you run a NASCAR or do you have a Corvette ?


And as far as your question on chains. I have made some that work just a full size chains. I am an electrician. I use this small chain called "jack" chain that is used to hang light fixtures. I linked it all together and had a blast. Wouldn't do it again though. Took too long to make and less than a gallon to destroy.
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We run the snowbanks with an electric MT and a crawler......too cold and wet for nitro.
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We run the snowbanks with an electric MT and a crawler......too cold and wet for nitro.
Hardly get any snow here but when it is here its great fun to get the truck out.

It is far to cold for nitro so i get my electric car out aswell just turn it on and go no numbing on your fingers when starting it up.
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I mainly beat on my T-maxx in the winter and that engine stills runs fine after like 4 gallons. I haven't had a Runaway or anything. One trick I do use to seal of little hole is put some vaseline around all the seals of the electronics box and around the base of the servo horn to repel the water a bit. Its worked for me for years. As far as the engine just make sure it heats up some. I usually put a rag folded over once and wrapped half way around just the front side of it. Keeps it up to usually a little over 200.
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Vaseline i like that idea.
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Vaseline i like that idea.
Yea I get my chops busted alot for having it in my toolbox, but hey I never get a runaway on a wet and muddy day!
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Ah the Good Ol Days.

PS Paddle's up front SUCK....your steering will go Lock to Lock but the tires just push...you have to be ON the throttle to turn the darn thing so i normally ran paddles out back and the spikes up front.





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they make skis for most trucks or there are nitro snowmobiles, I had one and it was ok. Also keep it away from salt!
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[QUOTE]Ah the Good Ol Days.[QUOTE]

Great pictures!

Wish i had more snow

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Yea I get my chops busted alot for having it in my toolbox, but hey I never get a runaway on a wet and muddy day!
Runaway i have had to of them with no snow just becuz i run the batteries way to low and learn't my lesson for not having a fail safe.
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DUDE, no
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DUDE, no


No what ?
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Corvette is a nice ride, but on the track with REAL race cars, it can't hang.
Better bone up on the C6 platform.....you know little of what you speak.
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