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Old 05-09-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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does any one have any tipps on going nitro? please tell
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buy good, buy once! dont buy cheap because in the end youll spend 3 times more than just buying good once. also if your racing go to the track and watch other people and ASK QUESTIONS!! thats the only way to learn IMO.
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get rid of the wife and stock up on ramen noodles!
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get rid of the wife and stock up on ramen noodles!
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buy good, buy once! dont buy cheap because in the end youll spend 3 times more than just buying good once. also if your racing go to the track and watch other people and ASK QUESTIONS!! thats the only way to learn IMO.
cant agree more with this i bought everything as cheap as i could when i started and everything broke when i needed it to perform my race days would never go well as something would always brake but now i only buy quality and have a ball at race days. nothing better when your car performs well for the whole day
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having a big fat wallet sure helps...
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Old 05-10-2010, 05:40 AM   #7
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Get good tools.
Try your own set ups, just adjust and try.
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buy good, buy once! dont buy cheap because in the end youll spend 3 times more than just buying good once. also if your racing go to the track and watch other people and ASK QUESTIONS!! thats the only way to learn IMO.
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See my getting into nitro thread.

New purchase need advice coming back after 8 years.
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Keep it clean! Be very carefull with the air filter and make sure you use a good filter oil. Do periodic check of the air filter to make sure its not getting clogged or that dirt is getting threw if it does your done...Once you get a feel for how any perticular track and what it does to your filter you can adjust your routine but till then check it often and make sure you dont knock dirt from filter neck into the carb when removing....If you have the engine plugs or caps use them everytime you pull the fuel line from the carb ( plug the carb nipple) if you take the air filter off (put the cap over the carb ) if you remove your exhaust (put the cap over the exhaust port) All it takes is an opening for the dirt to get in and a little wind,some dust on your table and the end is an engine.
A clean Nitro is a happy Nitro...
I have seen engines so filthy dirty that the case fins were barely visible.. They were running like crap and HOT and I witnessed the owner pull the motor out and take the back plate off without cleaning a thing.. He handed me the engine to take a look and low and behold there was some fresh dirt chunks in there.. Dont handle a dirty engine with an open carb,fuel nipple,exhaust. Its just asking for a bad day at the track..
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thanks for te help but i'm not married and still under age but i got enough money because i'm selling my electric before i buy even the car so thanks for the advice! and ill make sure to keep it clean.
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thanks for te help but i'm not married and still under age but i got enough money because i'm selling my electric before i buy even the car so thanks for the advice! and ill make sure to keep it clean.
I just got into Nitro it cost me about 2K for buggy and 2K for truggy just for the kit's, parts, engines, pipes, servos, bodys and tires.

Just a heads up.
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a website i've used alot lately is www.rcplanet.com so thats a good site sofar.
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I just got into Nitro it cost me about 2K for buggy and 2K for truggy just for the kit's, parts, engines, pipes, servos, bodys and tires.

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he is right for a good setup its going to drain u hope u have a nice electric to fund it and like everyone said and i learned the hardway the first time u buy buy right
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Two things I can say, and both are from experience.

1. This is NOT a cheap hobby and trying to penny pinch will only make you time doing this more frustrating. Buy good quality components the first time and they SHOULD last.

2. Tools - get some good ones, cheap tool are just a pain.
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the first time u buy buy right
Thats what i did and it costs a fortune however worth every dime spent and im still spending.
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