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Old 10-22-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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It just seems somewhat more cost effective than replacing half your vehicle with parts.
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I buy a new chassis and diff every season , and basically replace all the plastics twice during the race season...If you add everything up, it's probably like buying a new vehicle but not at once......
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Depends on how many spares I have.... But its safe to say, every other year.... I try to get a new engine or 2 every year. The chassis is fine, especially with the amount of parts I have.
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I try to get all new stuff after every season. Depends on how much i run. I usually replace plastics half way thru the season. New motor and servos every year.
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We run all year in Louisiana. I've been racing my 8ight t 2.0 since April. I have enough parts to do a rebuild that i've been buying throughout the year. Looking back it just seems smarter and easier to just get a new roller every year.
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New kits every year
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I would just change the chassis and the plastics. I still have a lot spares left over at the end of a season, so that i dont have to buy a whole kit. Spend the extra money on servos.
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proper break down and cleaning after every race will tell you exactly what needs to be looked at and when you can expect to need replacements. using your judgment and evaluating your own chassis is the best way to keep everything in tip top shape, there is no golden rule to parts ware.
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I think it all depends on the brand you use. I know you said race-roller which leans toward the Losi. I have found that the Losi and Hot Bodies both wear really quick. One is cheap to rebuild and the other isn't. With the price of the D8, just buy new.
The Mugen and Hyper 9 in my experience are excellent on the wear but can be costly. Parts is all that's needed.
The O'donnell SG is excellent on wear and parts are cheap.
Like was mentioned in the thread, buying a little at a time can ease the pain on keeping it ready to go.

Good luck on your decision.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:01 PM   #10
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Replacing new parts really depends upon the location of where one runs.

I generally replace parts when they are really warn or simply break. I go through my cars all the time for inspection. During races, I generally don't have failures of parts.

I retired my Mugen MBX4 (Been running since 1999 when I retired my Mugen Super Athelete) last year and brought out my shelf queen (MBX-5) which I am running now. I have a MBX6 but, only bought it because I needed to build a car. I really like putting kits together.

I had a Dragon Chassis on my MBX5 but, that POS didn't last at all. 1 race and the chassis bent. Material seemed weak. I would not buy another one. Replaced with the stock chassis and all is well.

I have had to replace more parts on electric cars than nitro.

I will say this, I don't push my cars too hard which is why I think they last as long as they do.

Nitro Engines?? Well, lets just say, I still have engines from the Mid 1990s and they still have full compression. I am still running a Rossi Black Magic, Rossi LSK, RB Concepts Worlds S7 and others. If you don't push the engines to the top end and keep them there (Hold he throttle pegged wide open for long periods of time) and if you warm them up slowly, they will I think last longer than normal.
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I do regular maintenance changes through the season and at end of season i rip everything apart and come up with a price of parts versues buying new. have 2 years on d8 and its finaly time to buy a new one as the chassis has seen enough. I also try not to use parts laying around for the end of the year maintenance I usually buy new so i have parts incase something happens.
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What do you guys do with all your old stuff? Chassis, servos, motors, I'll take it all! Donate to me!
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I always buy new rollers every year...I like having new iron.
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... i thought thats what shims were for... little wobble never hurt anybody.
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I buy new every year, well new to me I buy the used rollers from racers like you guys hehehe. Most rollers I have bought only really needed new bearings and a few small parts here and there. I am no drake and never will be so I really don't need fresh stuff every year.
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