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Old 02-24-2006, 08:05 AM   #451
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i just started racing mine. How in the world do you guys get the wheels to stay at the offset and not get pushed in?
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Cut thin strips of Lexan and put them inside the wheel before you slide it on. It will keep the wheel from sliding all the way in.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:45 PM   #453
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the entire length of the slot?
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the entire length of the slot?

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Old 02-24-2006, 12:58 PM   #455
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perfect, thanx much!
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:36 PM   #456
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I had a micro once and made a carbon fiber chassis for it. It worked very well so if anyone wants to try it just click here and print the pdf file to use as a template. The print out should be close to scale. I used 1.5 mm carbon fiber from Penguin R/C at the time.
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Old 02-27-2006, 08:02 AM   #457
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does anyone know who makes a 1/18 kooling car stand, or do i need make one???
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Old 04-21-2006, 07:57 PM   #458
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I just got back into R/C cars and bought the micro as my entry car.
But this car is SUPER SLOW!
So my Question is,
What is a decent priced motor that will make this lil car go faster? And will i have to upgrade anything else if i upgrade to that motor?
I was looking at the orion elite motor.
Thanks for your help
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Ps. car is pretty much stock except for the ALUMINUM motor mount and a ALUMINUM FRONT DIFF FRAME.

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Old 04-22-2006, 12:48 AM   #459
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Just get a big block. Graupner 300 is the generic one. All the other ones are rebadged/tuned graupners. You will also need a new motor plate for the big block. Get some steel pinions or you will melt the plastic ones. Aluminum knuckles are a good upgrade also. Steel front driveshafts are a must. You also need to get either a one way or ball diff for the front. Use a 6 cell pack too.

The order of upgrading should be;
batteries
Motor/pinion/front diff/driveshafts (you will melt things without all 4)
alum knuckles
Foam tires

You can also get a Motek or a Penguin chassis to get all that power down to the ground.
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Thanks for the help... but i have one more question.
First, for the gear pinion, what are the differences between the 8-13t ones? Which is the best to use?
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Good advice about the motor and battery...Just one thing though, if you do get a generic "Speed 300" motor, make sure it is the 6V (volt) version; if you get the higher voltage version, it won't be as fast.

As for the pinion size, very basically, the bigger the pinion the faster it will go..the smaller pinion will offer quicker acceleration. Of course, there is a limit to how high of a pinion you can use before you start burning up the motor. Pick up a couple of pinions (maybe a 10t and a 12t).
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I have a penguin chassis, they're great. it allows a nice saddle pack set-up for the batteries. For motor, the Graupner is good. There is also the reedy mini-max modified that is sweet. Mamba is too expensive if you want "Decent priced" motor.
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/speed300.htm

So i would assume you guys are talking about this one.

Is there a certain place you guys go online to buy all your stuff?
Thanks again for all your help!
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http://www.hobby-lobby.com/speed300.htm

So i would assume you guys are talking about this one.

Is there a certain place you guys go online to buy all your stuff?
Thanks again for all your help!
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www.rcraceday.com has everything you are looking for

The Venom Fireball is a 300 motor
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i like http://www.rcmart.com
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