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Old 08-17-2008, 12:12 PM   #91
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if your cvd pins keep falling out try putting some thread lock in the set screw and tighten it as hard as you can..
I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but try putting shrink wrap around where the holes are. I have to do this for my Losi LCD's, cause those things used to ALWAYS come apart.
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I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but try putting shrink wrap around where the holes are. I have to do this for my Losi LCD's, cause those things used to ALWAYS come apart.
Have you tried the GMK Supply "CVD Condoms"? Shrink wrap doesn't seem to last as well. I found some thick shrink wrap at NAPA, but a 10" long piece was around $10.

You can also try grinding a small flat spot where the set screw meets the pin.
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Have you tried the GMK Supply "CVD Condoms"? Shrink wrap doesn't seem to last as well. I found some thick shrink wrap at NAPA, but a 10" long piece was around $10.

You can also try grinding a small flat spot where the set screw meets the pin.
i have tried shrink wrap but it keeps falling off it doesnt seem to work well...
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i have tried shrink wrap but it keeps falling off it doesnt seem to work well...
The stuff at NAPA has an adhesive inside that gets activated when you heat it up. The shrink plastic is VERY THICK too.
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Don't know if this had been mentioned but, buy exactly what you think you will need and want. Do not cheap out. If you cannot afford it, wait a week. I know I have bought all sorts of items where I thought I would save a buck just to go buy the better one later.
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when you get a new pair of tires i found it that it helps to flame your tires.
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when you get a new pair of tires i found it that it helps to flame your tires.
Like heat them? It gives more grip. Like drag cars always burn rubber to get their tires hot.
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Like heat them? It gives more grip. Like drag cars always burn rubber to get their tires hot.
exactly what i mean..
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when you get a new pair of tires i found it that it helps to flame your tires.
Never heard of that before .
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Never heard of that before .
what you do is put your tires on an a hex wrench and you spray motor spray on it then spin the tire and light it...
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Think I`ll pass . doesn`t sound like a good idea .
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Think I`ll pass . doesn`t sound like a good idea .
Well what he forgot to add is you do it with losi especially BK bars tires not all tires. I could see how you might be confused.

I have flamed panther switchs. I wouldn't dare flame a holeshot or inside job sorta tire.

but losi pink and red compounds for sure.


Yo BrYan why you telling the tire secret on r/c tech.LOLz

Anyway you do like he said spin the tire on a wrench and spray alittle motorspray on and light it. Get the heat in and rub some death grip or zipfree in with a toothbrush especially when they are new.

Makes them like gooey gumballs and provide excellent traction on wet clay. We do this in the winter at our indoor track. You all should check our place out every now and again.
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What I use works just fine and tires are very sticky .
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above all the technical things the most super-not-so-secret is to drive a good line slowly until you can control the car and add throttle from there.
everyone says it, but slow is fast.
+1.

Everytime I change any setup on my car, the first few laps, I'm going real slow to get a handle of the line and how the car behaves on that line. There are too many people, during bashing, that are more concerned about how fast they go then how well it runs... I personally do not like working on my car, so going a tad bit slower for less repairs at the track is my secret to having fun!

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when you get a new pair of tires i found it that it helps to flame your tires.

I can totally think of ways where flaming up the tires can be fun off the track. Just need someone to pitch and a baseball bat!
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What I use works just fine and tires are very sticky .
Nobody cares what you use, It's a R/c "secret". Not off topic. I wouldn't leave a negative reference in this thread to something that werks....


Bryan, you and brandon should make a youtube video of how to flame a losi tire. Then show them how soft and grippy they get.
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