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Old 12-24-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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This thread is pretty cool, I think I'm going to make dreaux's post into my after run checklist... I've been doing a lot of those things but not methodically.
number 1 priority should always be your motor and drivetrain. That will effect performance the most and will cost the most to replace.

always check your gear mesh on your front and rear diff. There should always be a "tick" of play. Make sure your pinion/driveshaft is tight against the bearings. The clutch/spur is especially important. You can totally strip the teeth on your spur and bell. Not to mention overheat your engine. If your clutch springs are not good anymore, your shoes will slip.

Wheel bearings need a close eye as well. Slop can develop there, but more importantly, they can seize up. I had one the other day do that, but i caught it in time. If you don't your engine will start to run hot as well.

As long as my drivetrain is 100% i have nothing to worry about. Everything else is secondary. Even still all the other stuff is very important

and believe me, i should know. Over the past year, i have gone through a shitload of spares learning much of this. After a while it becomes second nature.
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number 1 priority should always be your motor and drivetrain. That will effect performance the most and will cost the most to replace.

always check your gear mesh on your front and rear diff. There should always be a "tick" of play. Make sure your pinion/driveshaft is tight against the bearings. The clutch/spur is especially important. You can totally strip the teeth on your spur and bell. Not to mention overheat your engine. If your clutch springs are not good anymore, your shoes will slip.

Wheel bearings need a close eye as well. Slop can develop there, but more importantly, they can seize up. I had one the other day do that, but i caught it in time. If you don't your engine will start to run hot as well.

As long as my drivetrain is 100% i have nothing to worry about. Everything else is secondary. Even still all the other stuff is very important

and believe me, i should know. Over the past year, i have gone through a shitload of spares learning much of this. After a while it becomes second nature.
You forgot to mention to check the muffler bearings.
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You forgot to mention to check the muffler bearings.

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You forgot to mention to check the muffler bearings.
Dam I have never checked mine either Wonder where they would be
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What do you mean you never run your buggy in the sand? Isn't that what off roading is all about? Or are you talking about beach sand vs "dirt".
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You forgot to mention to check the muffler bearings.
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Yeah, check you manifold bearings err gaskets


make sure your pipe is tight on the pipe hanger
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