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Old 03-18-2010, 06:05 PM   #16
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OHHH good one>>>

Ya but it would have to include underwater adventures...
lmao...

i havent rebuilt my truck in a while..theres play everywhere...ive rans some real hard races since then..and i just got back last mounth from a 3day race same situation as silverstate.. and it never broke, well until i got head on hit by a ass driving backwards on the track..broke just a plastic ball end

i just orderd some new plastic today as a small rebuild just to get some of the play out..other than that im not messing with it
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:07 PM   #17
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Frankie, if your going to run all those heats and mains you need a new buggy and a truggy so you can have 2 bugs and 2 trugs and u need a crew chief and 4 more of those powerhouse modded speeds u run!!
Its in the works Racer 103.... + a special gold head powerhouse modded vspec....
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #18
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Its in the works Racer 103.... + a special gold head powerhouse modded vspec....
Some how I new that !!! boy now I got to tune 2 more bugs and trugs my work is never done !!! LOL where do I send the bill ?? LOL
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:38 PM   #19
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Some how I new that !!! boy now I got to tune 2 more bugs and trugs my work is never done !!! LOL where do I send the bill ?? LOL
Send it where I file everything else... in the garbage
JK you know we always take care of our master tech man.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:10 PM   #20
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i have work on them way less than anyone else i have ever talked to and no one ever believes that i have never had a DNF. they take way more abuse than everyone wants to think. IMO the more you work on them the more they will break or need parts. taking screws in and out of plastic just weakens it. i see people go threw their buggy or truggy every week before a race and 9 times out of 10 something falls off or breaks at some point during the weekend. all i do really is take the electronics off and plug up all the holes to the engine and clean it, spray it down with WD-40 let sit for a couple of mine and then spray off with air. works every time. there is a guy that constantly works on his and he hardly ever finishes and he usually doesnt finish a heat race. i change oils every 3 races and i have been running my used buggy for over a year now with only two things breaking one arm (the shock screw broke the arm) and one rear diff went out (my fault for forgetting to put the sims back in it). after a year of racing thats not bad.
9 times out of 10 you see the well maintained vehicle DNF? Obviously the tool behind the tool is the problem there. Zero DNFs for my spotlessly maintained heaps. I clean between every heat. I think it's essential for spotting potential problems before they turn into failures.

Buggy is 8 months old now, zero parts failures. I did bend a rear shock tower.



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Good maintenance habits will never cause you problems.
+1 a well maintained car is a happy car. I keep my stuff in top condition, and can't remember the last time I DNF'd a race. It pays to be thorough with maintenance!

As for track time, I say run as much as you can! It will only make you faster. If in doing so you wear cars out faster, just be ready to replace parts more often. The more you run the more parts will wear out/break. If you're cool with that, run as much as you can!
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+1 a well maintained car is a happy car. I keep my stuff in top condition, and can't remember the last time I DNF'd a race. It pays to be thorough with maintenance!

As for track time, I say run as much as you can! It will only make you faster. If in doing so you wear cars out faster, just be ready to replace parts more often. The more you run the more parts will wear out/break. If you're cool with that, run as much as you can!
thats why when i get my new 2.0's im prob keeping the old ones to go out and practice with
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This thread doesn't officially start until dreaux shows up.

And for what its worth, I like his topics. He always gets a rise out of the crowd.
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