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Old 08-31-2004, 01:49 AM   #721
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mafia, i hope this doesnt catch on. now instead of going to a race and seeing 30 guys at picnic tables with screw drivers, youll see all 30 guys standing there spinning their tires and counting lol
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Old 08-31-2004, 02:46 AM   #722
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You go to that picnic table and I guarintee you'll see me spinning my tires!
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Old 08-31-2004, 07:02 AM   #723
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Aaron - Looks like I won't be making it to the RTR this year...maybe next year...money is tight for a 17 yr old..heh

But looks like since the Tumbleweed is within driving distance..i'm headed to that. I'll get the chance to meet ya one of these days..

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Old 08-31-2004, 09:29 AM   #724
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ok if 23/78 is to much what will be good for a 19T motor for speed
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Old 08-31-2004, 01:25 PM   #725
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I wanted to know if use connectors instead of just direct soldering to you battery will you get the same performance? I was told direct soldering was better than connectors. I just don't like cutting my wires incause I end up selling it later. That and wanting to be able to use my batteries on all my vehicles. If there really a big difference between the two or only small. Another question is do you think a T3 would still be up to speed with the rest of the new trucks?

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Old 08-31-2004, 04:11 PM   #726
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Thanks for your reply Aaron--

Know where I can find a XXXNT setup for Hot Rod's?????
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yes www.teamlosi.com have good set-up
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Old 08-31-2004, 10:44 PM   #728
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mafia - Yes, seven seconds is pretty good. My trannies for my electric cars when I ran stock would spin FOREVER.

Tyler - Bummer! But I see your point. Put next year's Hot Rod Shootout on your calendar, and drag Mr. Skidmore out here with you!

nitrokid - I'd start with something around 16/78.

wicked-wayz - Dean's Ulta Plugs have the same amount of resistance as an equivalent length of wire; no voltmeter can measure the difference, so no driver would be able to. Keep your wire length as short as possible to keep resistance to a minimum. I direct solder all of my packs but only due to convience and personal preference.

Many times in club racing, driving skill is much more important than equipment. With that said, the T3 and other older vehicles wouldn't be competitive against the newest cars at the higher levels of competition.

nutfluff - I use the Drake setup on my NT at Hot Rod as well as every other track we go to. The only changes I may make when the track is blue-groove is the addition of a washer under the ballstud on the front bulkhead if my truck is too twitchy, and/or going to short arm (we are using the MF2 front ends on our gas trucks).
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mafia - Yes, seven seconds is pretty good. My trannies for my electric cars when I ran stock would spin FOREVER.
aaron, dont encourage him. lol actually im just avoiding the facts. my tranny spins like crap and im too lazy n broke to rebuild it lol
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:53 PM   #730
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It doesn't take money to make a tranny spin freely. A lot of big-time competitive touring car drivers spend hours making their cars roll as freely as possible.

One of the coolest tricks I've heard is to take your bearings apart and pack them with polish. Put the bearings back into your car and run it on a stand for a couple minutes to allow the bearings to polish themselves. Then take the bearings back out, clean the polish out of them really well, and use a thin bearing lube. CRAZY spin times...

Other tricks..like not tightening your tranny screws all the way (backing them off a turn or so), experimenting with different gear lubes (I like Hydra-Drive fluid, personally) and different bearing lubes (I like the Trinity stuff) will also free up your tranny. But none of this stuff will ever mean anything until you're at the highest level of competition.
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Old 08-31-2004, 11:57 PM   #731
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well, that tranny probably has close to 15 or 20 gallons of nitro through it since it was new. ive put about 3 gallons through the car with that tranny just since ive had it, and ive never done anything mantinence wise to the tranny. neither did the kid who had it before me. it makes some nasty rattles at high speed and im reasonably sure it needs all new bearings, and replacements for the high wear parts

oh, and the car has always been an abused basher. im cleaning it up now to race it for the first time in its life!
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Old 09-01-2004, 12:13 AM   #732
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Old 09-01-2004, 02:25 AM   #733
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Polishing the bearings .....I konw what I'm doing tomorrow!
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Old 09-01-2004, 07:14 AM   #734
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Aaron thankz for the help, I appreciate it.

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Old 09-01-2004, 08:20 AM   #735
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mafia - hahaha

wicked wayz - No problem dude, that's why I'm here.
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