Sorry guyís about the late post but my computer keeps crashing.
Rc_Alan basically what Joel said was:
1. Polish the Hinge Pins and Pivot Balls. Use a dremel and some polishing compound and buff those babyís out.
2. Make sure suspension arm is free from binds. To test your assembly for binding, remove the shocks and see if the suspension arms fall under their own weight. If they donít, youíve got some freeing up to do. And then he tells you how to free up binds ie..hinge pins..
3. Smoother belts. This was one I never heard. Soak all your drive belts in WD-40 24 to 48 hours before a race. Free spinning drive train is the key to speed.
4. Drive cup wear prevention. Basically what he says is to put some grease in the pins of the CVDís or Uniís
5. This is good one especially on the G4. Change the Chasis Phillips head screws to a 4-40 Hex head screws.
6. Save weight with aluminum hardware. I.e. Aluminum screws on servoís, aluminum hop ups etcÖ
7. Low CG Servo Mounting. Basically mount the servo as low as possible by putting it under the radio tray-NOT on the top. Donít let it hit the chasis because this could lead to servo failure.
8. Lower the engine. Use Low CG motor mounts.
9. Sand the edges of graphite parts and put CA glue over the edge. Iíve heard of this tip from other proís.
10. This is going to hard to describe. I use zip ties on my other Nitro cars but this is pretty cool. Maybe I can take pic (I donít have scanner) with my camera to show you guys this. But basically use two long Zip ties and go from the gas tank through the engine ending at the back underneath the rear body post mount.
11. Use an electric car motor pinion gear for your brake adjustments.
12. Less fuel line, have the same volume. This tip was interesting Iím old school have tons fuel tubing for fuel pressure. But Joel saying use a volume increasing canister or a big fuel filter and gut it.
13. Set your endpoints on your radio properly. Can damage your servoís with servo bind.
14. Servo Linkage setup. Keep your linkage perpendicular to the servo arm as much as possible.
15. Fuel proof your on/off switch. Use a switch cover.
that's all folks.......