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Old 12-10-2011, 10:38 AM   #1
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This thread is about what you do during the winter to get your nitro fix!

So I'm pretty new to the hobby, I'm about halfway done breaking in my rb s7 on my mbx6 and I'm already hooked on nitro. I cant wait to start racing next spring!! I want to go out and drive sooooooo bad but usually can't cuz of the weather

What do you guys do when you can't race to get your nitro fix!?

IM GETTING SCERVY!
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Do maintenance on my stuff. Shocks, diffs, cv joints, check for anything that's starting to wear, bend or crack. Also give it a good cleaning. Winter is also a great time to work on new body design ideas.

And best of all.....order a new kit to build!
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When its raining/snowing outside, electric offroad indoors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIEAABXpAIw
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When its raining/snowing outside, electric offroad indoors!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIEAABXpAIw
Nice! Sadly don't have that option here in Edmonton. The only offroad track is an outdoor club-run one. During the winter, the offroad guys get involved in indoor electric touring cars. I haven't taken the leap yet, though the HPI Sprint 2 Flux is tempting me to try it .
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1/10 indoor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFhfHGbsFSY
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To get my fix I...............race nitro! Year around racing in Texas is a VERY good thing!
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Indoor racing for me. But when I'm not doing that, I paint bodies and get all my off road stuff fully rebuilt and ready for the following season.
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drive 3 hours to the closest indoor nitro track.. when i am not doing that i am racing indoor carpet onroad 1/10th electric sedan about 40 mins from my house..... jeremy
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and I fly 1500 miles. got you beat there jeremy....
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Run at delta Rc in antioch, ca. In the nitro winter series... Check out the video... Some nice clean racing..... It's a great video... I'm the white pink and blue and black mugen... Racing Rain/ or snow if we ever got snow in NorCal... BRAPPPPPPPPP!
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What - winter isn't RC offroad season?
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What - winter isn't RC offroad season?
i can say ifeel you pain i just normally go and watch the indoor will talking to my buddy there and i will bring whatever car im working on will im there and rip it all apart i mean the whole thing motor and all i hten start to right my list of thing that need to be replaced or new one i would like to get. i rebuild my 3 car over the winter and replace all bushing and spring get new shock seal new engine bearing and coneecting rod ever winter and wheel bearing. now i had some guy say why not just buy a new kit will i like to work on my and i love cermic bearing and will a new kit does not come with those does it. will im tempted to but an good elctric to race indoor but my hobby shop race on friday and tuesday night will i work second shift so my rebuild seem to keep me busy. buy the time im done cleaning everything and rebuilding my car it just a month to go or so that im waiting on. since doing this i have never had anything major break doing the race season like rod or a pin clip coming out and wercking my piston which i also clean with a piunch of 0000 steel wool so it look like new again then i iu put humpty dumpty back togeter and set it up then start the next car and when im done i wait till spring like a kid waiting for x mass mornig and yes i drag my kid to the indoor with me while i work he got his shourt cousre to race all season.
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until this past year, i cleaned up and re-build everything, then impatiently waited for the other 4 months, 3 weeks, and 4 days till spring......but this year on top of doing all of the above, i'm trying some carpet oval (open mod 2.2 rubber tire class) at the local carpet track...so far hasn't been to bad...about 1.2 sec/lap slower than the 2s pan cars.....still aint nitro tho....
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I need to be rich so I can go to Australia in the winter to keep racing Nitro...
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This thread is about what you do during the winter to get your nitro fix!

So I'm pretty new to the hobby, I'm about halfway done breaking in my rb s7 on my mbx6 and I'm already hooked on nitro. I cant wait to start racing next spring!! I want to go out and drive sooooooo bad but usually can't cuz of the weather

What do you guys do when you can't race to get your nitro fix!?

IM GETTING SCERVY!
if you cant race nitro indoors. then get a 2wheeldrive shortcourse truck. it will ultimately help you drive better, and help you be smoother on the throttle
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