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Old 09-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #61
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If you're replacing all of that, every race day then you're causing more wear working on the car than you are running it (screw holes). If you keep the car clean, not one of those parts (except for maybe the large-diameter wheel bearings) wears out in less than a season.
Not really... When parts need replaced they get replaced. I myself cant cause more wear and tear then the tracks I run on.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #62
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+1, tires are the most expensive part of racing. I'm trying to figure out what to do with the piles of 50% used tires. Trying to get smarter at least re-using foams when I can.

Was nice to meet you at Cape Fear Shawn, come out to the Carolina's again. Wish I could make that RCPro race in Houston, good luck in that one.
Brad it was a pleasure.... Fair warning though. I will be back. Mikes in Porter is a World Class Facility... Thats is one of my favorite places to run...
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:28 PM   #63
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Agreed just no need to replace all that. Mugen stuff lasts a very long time, which is why a lot of long time r/c racers race Mugens. I just rebuilt my buggy, replacing anything that showed signs of wear.
Only needed to replace the front lowers from rock chips, the rest were absolutely perfect, and have a TON of racing on them. Diffs were all fine with lord knows how many gallons on them, the steering shafts plastics were worn next to ackerman and had slop so they were replaced, but that was about it.
I do agree that the Mugens last a long time. Plastics are cheap though thats why I choose to replace then. Bulkheads, diff housings, front steering blocks, rear uprights get replaced when they show sign of wear. I tear the kit down after every race weekend to clean and inspect anyways.... Outdrives will get rotated a few times throughout and then finally replaced along with hinge pins, etc.
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