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Old 07-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #61
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Do the same thing but roll them around on the tire truing table. Free tires.
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:23 AM   #62
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Use the brushes in your motor (without a comm tru) until the spring doesn't hold them in any more
+1 Thats gotta work, as the brushes will weigh less. Once you are down to the wire you've done very well.... UNTIL you loose comm connection on the last lap of that A main....

Alloy spring seats on the suspension are a must have too, .3 or more if they are gold and .2 if they are red for the rarity factor alone. Otherwise its only .1 for blue

Running 1/12th foams down to the wheel so the spur gear self destructs when you literally "tear" down the main straight is probably going to win you the race, as all the cars behind you go under the carpet
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:14 AM   #63
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Use an oversized spur gear that pokes through the bottom chassis about 5mm. Then set a ride height of 5mm.

Not only does the bigger spur gear look cool and obviously be worth .1 a lap, but you get a bonus .3 a lap for having a 5th wheel. As the teeth break off your spur gear you get an additional .1 a lap for the weight savings

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Use left-handed tools only ~~ everyone knows it takes less time to get from the left-handed batters box than the right-handed one.
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Use left-handed tools only ~~ everyone knows it takes less time to get from the left-handed batters box than the right-handed one.
Wouldn't that only work for oval guys? Most road courses run clockwise, so you need right handed tools.
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Wouldn't that only work for oval guys? Most road courses run clockwise, so you need right handed tools.
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I have separate tools for oval and road course. Just have to be careful not to mix them up or bad things would happen.

Oval guys need to find the old Bolink LTO oil (Left Turn Only). It was specially designed for oval racing. I guess the oil would only stick to the side of the bearing that was loaded. hahaha
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a liberal coating of Crisco on the throttle finger make for much smoother acceleration and response... you can also use it for sunscreen in a pinch on those especially hot days, always good to keep a tin in the pitbox
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a liberal coating of Crisco on the throttle finger make for much smoother acceleration and response... you can also use it for sunscreen in a pinch on those especially hot days, always good to keep a tin in the pitbox
Let's see... Crisco as sunscreen, Coppertone as traction compound for foams on asphalt. Got it.
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Let's see... Crisco as sunscreen, Coppertone as traction compound for foams on asphalt. Got it.
...and don't forget to give everything a little dash of Gold Bond Medicated Powder, your shorts, armpits, and under your cap (if you get tense during the race, the powder keeps your hat from sticking too tightly on the skull and constricting the brain) ~~ and the car too, makes it move nice and slippery through the air
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When seating the brushes, run the motor backwards. Prevents black arcs on the comm which is faster..
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I'm not sure what would help your rc car - but I know that this guy's probably "good for a second" in any real race car he drives.

Dale Epp - (rapidly becoming a Kyle Busch fan)
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Go to your local Radio Shack store
Buy the anti-slip stuff for the video's and the cassete deck's belts
Put that on your rubber tires like you do with traction compound,
5 minutes before the race or qualifying.

HANG ON TO YOUR STEERING!!!

This trick was given to me by another racer and it was worth 1 turn for me!

Make sure you put the stuff in an old Traction compound can!

Clean your tires with brake cleaner, put on the stuff and GO FOR IT!
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Light weight in car peltier device
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hehe, sorry for those who might appear in this pic :P

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