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Old 10-28-2001, 09:58 AM   #16
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hey i have a tip 4 you guys...

to check if your shocks and chassis is balanced, place your car on the edge of a table...then with a screwdriver, try to lift one end of the car with it. Place the screwdriver dead center of the car and see if the two sides (left and right) of the car lifts at the same time...
Yeah, using a setup board works best. First settle the suspension, then place your srewdriver/allen wrench dead center. Use the edge of the setup board as a lever, and gently lift hte chassis up. Next, slowly lower is back down. If both tires touch at the same side, your tweak is fine. But if one touches before the other, you have to make some adjustments. Say the right rear tire touched down first, you can either take away some preload from the left front shock, or add some preload to the right front shock, or a little bit of both. When you get both tires to touch at the same time, move on to the other end of the car.

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Old 10-28-2001, 10:11 AM   #17
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Yokomo - Or get a "Third hand" ... Its a little stand with 2 alligator clips, i am tempted to get one, but i always find some way to get the job done...
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I think i saw a pic of this "third hand" stand, in rc car action website, it seems as a good idea! Do you by any chance know where to get one? or just a hobby shop? as per usual.
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Yeah, HobbyShops should have them, or be able to get them. We accually stock them quite often. We have even had a cool one with 2 aligator clips, and a magnifying glass. They are made by the same guys who bring us the great X-Acto blades to slice our fingers with.
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Hello, don't know if this is a "good" tip or not, but I have not found any adverse side effects. I took all my ball-cups off and put shock o-rings over the balls, then replaced them. Seems to cure up any slop, especially in the steering.
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Hello, don't know if this is a "good" tip or not, but I have not found any adverse side effects. I took all my ball-cups off and put shock o-rings over the balls, then replaced them. Seems to cure up any slop, especially in the steering.

And this can probably make " taking off the ball cups " alot easier seeming that youo won't need to twist it 180* to take it off.
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Hello, don't know if this is a "good" tip or not, but I have not found any adverse side effects. I took all my ball-cups off and put shock o-rings over the balls, then replaced them. Seems to cure up any slop, especially in the steering.
Just make sure it doesnt bind. I did this on my Nitro RS4, and it accually created a binding problem on some of the steering ballcups...
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You can find a third hand at your local Radio Shack. Mine has two alligator clips and a magnifier.
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You can find a third hand at your local Radio Shack. Mine has two alligator clips and a magnifier.
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How much did it cost you approx. ?

thanks for the help!
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Mine cost about $10-$12.
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how do you remove the anodizing from aluminum parts?
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Everyone says EZOff works if you soak it overnight, but i havent tried it personally...
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is ezoff a brand of solvent or something? i think its not available from where im from. is it similar to laquer thinner?
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how do you anodize parts
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TOURING CAR TIPS

Keep your tires in a zip lock bag. They'll stay fresh. I use the new "Ziplock" freezerbags.

Balance your wheels(w/the tires mounted and glued), you'll see the differance when you run them.

Thats it for now, maybe more later.
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is ezoff a brand of solvent or something? i think its not available from where im from. is it similar to laquer thinner?
Marvi - I think he meant EasyOff oven cleaner. It works. Well.
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