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Old 12-03-2007, 07:55 AM   #1
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO PUT TOGETHER THE B44?????????????
IT WILL BE MY FIRST TIME PUTTING TOGETHER A CAR BUT I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE CAR AND OTHER OFFROAD CARS
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:02 AM   #2
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Take your time though, in the end you will be glad you did.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:19 AM   #4
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Read the instructions all the way through..in detail.

Then read the instructions again.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:38 AM   #5
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I'm not sure if the B44 comes with L shaped wrenches if it did just put them aside and go get some good tools. It will save you much frustration and speed up the build process.
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:05 AM   #6
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO PUT TOGETHER THE B44?????????????
IT WILL BE MY FIRST TIME PUTTING TOGETHER A CAR BUT I KNOW ALL ABOUT THE CAR AND OTHER OFFROAD CARS
I am sure you are excited about your first car, but I think you are focusing on the wrong thing here. It will take as long as it takes. Like another poster said, read through the instructions thoroughly. If this is your first race-quality car, I would set aside 16-24 hours. That should be enough time to take your time and get it done right. There is no need to rush.

Some tips:

1. Trim flashing from plastic parts
2. Make sure you shim where needed
3. Make sure you loc-tite where needed
4. Don't over tighten screws. Just make sure they are all the way in and snug.
5. If you have never glued tires, you might be better off asking someone at the track to help you the first time. Make sure they have plenty of drying time before you drive the car.
6. Don't rush your build. Take your time and enjoy it. There will be plenty of time to drive the car later. This will reduce your chances of getting something wrong and causing more damage.
7. Again, read and understand the instructions before you even start.

Good luck!
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:05 AM   #7
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Maybe a day or so, it's 4wd but not very complicated.
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:20 AM   #8
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About six to eight hours
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Old 12-03-2007, 12:31 PM   #9
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Spend an hour and read the B44 is real thread here and look for tips and pitfalls. That will help save time a bunch. The two biggies are:

1) steering knuckles and c-hubs have an L and R on them, get them correct or it will bind.
2) front hinge pin holder fits both ways but will bind if on backwards.
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Old 12-03-2007, 03:42 PM   #10
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Time is your ally, dont rush. Follow the directions slowly and carefully. Only open the bags when your instructed to do so.

I build all of my cars on an old clean towel, this way if I drop any parts they will not fall or roll off of my work table. This may help you as well.

I would build each step and take a break. Example - build the diff's, take a breather, build the shocks eat some lunch, assemble a few parts, see whats on the t.v.

What I am getting at is take your time. If you jump in head first and do everything in one shot, you will get fustrated and it will not be enjoyable.

Last of all TAKE YOUR TIME ON THE SHOCKS. They are easy but if you dont pay attention they wont work correctly. Put all of the pieces on the included tool in the order of the directions, put extra oil on the seals as per the directions, just use extra. Place the tool on the table and the shock body over the tool and lightly but firmly press down untill you hear and feel the "pop". Thats when there seated correctly. Remember when putting the shocks together the oil is your friend, use it. If not you will tear the seals and they will leak.

Do not over tighten any thing, remember your putting metal screws into plastic.

It is ok to trim the front tire foams to get them to fit properly.

Take pride in your work and your build.

Thats about it on my end.

Dont forget to have a good time.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:05 PM   #11
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towel is a great tip that can same lots of time, also id recommend using a set of good wrenches, i like the losi set personally, but anything will be better than what comes with the kit. don't feel like you need to do it all in one sitting, take breaks, you will lessen your chances of making mistakes. tires for me were to hardest part for my first car, i still suck at gluing them but get some good tire glue, slowing drying is easier, don't bother with regular superglue it just becomes a giant pain.
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