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Old 03-08-2006, 12:56 PM   #136
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When you have to go to the bathroom just to read the newest rc magazine.
when Xtreme R/C magazine outnumbers the Maxxum and Stuff magazines in the bathroom....
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:01 PM   #137
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....when traveling by plane to a big race, everything gets stuffed into the regular luggage except the transmitter and car which gets carried on like precious cargo.
...AND you purposely repack someone elses bags in the same overhead bin as your RC bag to make it look completely full without putting any pressure on your own bag.

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you watch out the window all day waiting for the postman/ups/fed ex to deliver your rc car parts!!!
...while reading the forums and periodically hitting the refresh button in more than one browser dedicated to the shipment tracking sites of the day and forgetting which one has which parts.

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When ready to go to sleep and remember that you need to make one more minor adjustment, and get up to do it.
...for another two hours and then figure 2 hours of sleep is just as good as 4, so you might as well freshen up several motors.

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your rc car is spotless but your 1:1 car has 6 years of dirt on it
Does six months qualify?

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have days off school or work to go to the model shop or model show
...for testing or window shopping only.

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... when u buy so much stuff it becomes a tax write-off, lol
...and its the only way to actually survive financially.

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You truly appreciate and enjoy the aroma of a freshly trued foam tire.
...and enjoy it even more the first time you skim the set to even them up after a run and you smell the visible paragon smoke.

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have look at other 1:1 and said that it looks like it might need more camber and have said in own car that I needed to change roll center to get better handling.
...and not too long afterwards at Pep Boys you explain the handling aspects of front toe-out to the alignment specialist, while trying to convince him to put both front tires at +0.15 when the OEM specification limits are +0.15 to -0.1 and both wheels currently read +0.08 and +0.12 (within specs). He did it and the Expedition has great turn in now!

...and of course the camber had to be MAX specs!!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:09 PM   #138
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my addiction is affecting the family now...

- when my wife and i are on the freeway and i pass a car... my wife jokingly says 'keep it clean, keep it clean' ---> like scotty ernst

- my kids refer to the high pitch whine of the mod motors as 'the aliens'... dad, can we watch the aliens?
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:24 PM   #139
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When you read all these posts and then realize you have done them all.... no wonder Im still single!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:07 PM   #140
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When you buy a nitro car to run at the new track... that is located 100 miles away from your house... and the asphalt isn't down yet.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:15 PM   #141
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when for what ever reason you look up to toso...
whats that suppose to Mean?
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:38 PM   #142
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When your wife gets a job at the LHS so you can afford more "GO Fast" parts for your R/C Car!

God I LOVE that woman!!!!!
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:42 PM   #143
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when you have the LHS on speed-dial on ur cell phone.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:30 PM   #144
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when you pay $30 to some one you dont even know so you can watch the NOVAK race live and hear scotty anounce the race! lol

when you stay home all weekend and watch the race on the net!
(you all know who you are )
hold it hold everything that was it... the Novak race I flew up friday night from Nashville just to watch! $200 plane ticket $150 car rental got a Stratus... think it was a 3.0 pavement. $100 for hotel as I slept in the chair in a room shared with 3 guys that were racing there. got back to work 10am monday I just watched, ok I might have been a PB for a couple racers. but only for the heats.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:33 PM   #145
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when you have the LHS on speed-dial on ur cell phone.
better yet I had the phone number of the hotel close to the track that was 200 mile away. the night manager knew we were always late check-ins
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:55 PM   #146
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I calculate gear ratios using the calculator feature on my mobile. I own an MSX.

I tried to dial the number 2.1875...
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:45 PM   #147
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Your addicted when........

You continually drive through parking lots checking the asphalt and stop at every pole and flower bed searching for a power outlet!

When you accidentally turn to sharp in the family car and rub or touch the curb and your wife smiles at you and calls you a Hacker!! Gotta love her!

Get very excited and tell your wife how you just sold $200 worth of your old RC junk to clean up the hobby room!!! Soon there after you happen to mention the LHS will have your new car in a couple of days. It helps a lil but she still never forgets anything!!!!

Your riding along with a company rep. making sales calls and one of your RC buddies calls you and you immediately switch over to the "Yo Hommie! Waz up?" person you are at the track. Strange looks insue......

Tell your girl friend that since you and your buddies got rained out of the regular outdoor race you have to break your date with her so you can load up and make it 75 miles away for the indoor race that night! True story and I think she is alive and well somewhere!

Have your own dedicated pot to boil and dye parts the exact color you need for success!!

Own 5 Dremels. 1 on left of table for cutting. 1 on the right for sanding. 1 spare in case of emergency. 1 in the Dremel drill press.( old unit with only off and wide open control) And finally 1 in the RC box for track duty!

You still buy Grasshopper hop-ups off of Ebay just incase you ever run it again! I know that Bolink lowering kit will get used one of these days!!!

If you keep every box from every vehicle you bought over the years even after you sell the car!!!

If you have a notebook with all of the instruction manuals from all of said vehicles 3-hole punched and preserved!

No matter how far the road trip is to a race the car has to ride in your lap so you can look at it the entire way. This is after you just spent 2 full weeks working on it as well.

Finally...........You really know your addicted when you drive ANY vehicle (1 to 1 here), and you worry that it needs more off power steering or that it seems to push a little coming off the corners!!! Try to explain this to your wife when she asks about the strange look on your face as you drive through town!!!

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:08 AM   #148
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91 NIB Tamiya body sets dating back to 1987 - More $$ than I want to think.
44 NIB Tamiya sedan and F1 kits dating back to '91 - Even more scary $$
14 fully restored Tamiya "shelf queens" dating back to 1986 - This IS my 401K
9 fully hopped up w/electronics Tamiya race cars - Down payment for house ?
Don't even ask me the $$ worth of spares for restorations and race cars - Kids 1st year for college fund ?

Understanding girlfriend - priceless...........

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Old 03-09-2006, 01:41 AM   #149
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....when you have read every post on this thread and can relate to every single post

Keep on
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Old 03-09-2006, 02:00 AM   #150
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Whengo to the local racetrack and there are not enough cars to run a class, so you loan out two extra cars, you just happen to have with you. Then you end up racing against your own cars.
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