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Old 09-18-2003, 11:05 AM   #46
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I guess since we now have exhausted that idea;

how many hours do you spend prepping your car each week before your race day?
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I guess since we now have exhausted that idea;

how many hours do you spend prepping your car each week before your race day?
None, unfortunately.

All my stuff is at the track, and don't have room for it in the dorm, so all my prep time is when i get to the track early.
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None, unfortunately.

All my stuff is at the track, and don't have room for it in the dorm, so all my prep time is when i get to the track early.
I lost touch with racing in college and a few years after. It was a lot of work to get back into it after taking those years off.

Come to think of it, it has only been 4 years since I got back into it.
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I'd say the onroad car I put an average of 5 to 7 hours a week if I don't have any major repairs or new stuff to do. Off road is much less but still about 3 hours at least. Again with no major work to be done. But since I have no motors to rebuild for off road now that I'm running brushless it cut's down the bench time.
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1. The fun of driving a scale car. Its fun, challenging, etc.
2. I am a competitor. I can RACE my tiny cars against others, and I love to win (or at least strive to win). So RC brings out the competitive nature in me. This needs to be satisfied or it might come out in other, more expensive way
3. And I think what is most important of all, "Comradery". Nothing is more fun then when I get to go to the track on race day, with a good friend, maybe meet a couple other friends there (hey shermanator!). We get to hang out, hobby together, share tips and tricks, get some food, drive our cars and have a good time.

#3 is what I believe the sport to be all about. This can be achieved at any level of money spending.
Well spoken.

Time spent on preparing? Well, cant say for sure. But it's a combination of needs (what have to be done, to drive the car next day - not always funny - I hate gluing tires) and relaxing. Sometimes I work on the car an afternoon, simply because I relax while doing it.
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Well spoken.

Time spent on preparing? Well, cant say for sure. But it's a combination of needs (what have to be done, to drive the car next day - not always funny - I hate gluing tires) and relaxing. Sometimes I work on the car an afternoon, simply because I relax while doing it.
I agree, gluing tires suck! But I work on my car as a relaxation too. My wife really dosen't get it.
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my wife doesnt get either but like i tell here there are lots of other stuff i could be spending my money on, plus my kids like to help out and go to the track.

as far as spending i have spent alot i have no doubt in that, the thing i like the most is getting all geeky with this stuff. I enjoy all the upgrades, hopups and special tools. like dynos, motor lathes and etc.
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Old 09-18-2003, 12:54 PM   #53
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I used to drive a 91 Toyota MR2...
Nice, '91 and '92 are sweet, I want an '89-'90 CRX, very cheap and where I live, no one has one...

As for how much time spent on working on your car....I think working on my car is an addiction now. I can't go to bed at night without doing SOMETHING to my car
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usually i spend about 2 or 4 hours twice a week going over my sedan and my 12 scale sometimes more depending on the damage. lucky for us in the state of florida we run pre mounted takeoff 27's as a spec tire.
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how many hours do you spend prepping your car each week before your race day?
Just enough to be competitive
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Old 09-18-2003, 01:32 PM   #56
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The CRX's are a sweet car...but in the east coast, they are very overvalued...who wants to pay $3-4K for a CRX Si thats well over 23 years old? I do I do!!!

As for cars...it's a great way to wind down the night...working ont he car, sorting though gear, etc...
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My last hobby was skeet shooting. That cost a lot more than r/c does.

Gun: $2800
Reloading equip: $500
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Range Fees: $20 per round of 100 (and I always shot at least 200 birds a day)
Shot, primers, wads and powder: $35 - $50 per month

It was fun but after 3 years and no big tourney wins, I got bored. I tried action shooting but I'm too old and slow to score well in that. Bowling pins are too easy so I gave up shooting and decided to try r/c. Great crowd and less tension than shooting. For some reason, guys get all serious when everybody is standing around with guns.
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I agree, gluing tires suck! But I work on my car as a relaxation too. My wife really dosen't get it.
I'm not quite sure if my wife get it or not, when I relax with working on the car. But I think she understand it to some point; Anyway, often I take the car to the sofa and work on it, while she's focused on something else. Actually, this is quite nice. sometimes a good conversation starts, other times we just enjoy the company, without the need for talking.
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RC racing hasn't cost me nearly as much as my full size racing has... Blowing an 8-10k motor is not fun and the money was coming out of my pocket... Besides my RC's I'm also into motorcycles... I have 4 late model sportbikes... Over this past winter I dumped 4k into my YZF R1... Unless you knew what I was taling about, you'd never notice the parts... But I do have the crates full of old bent chassis's, blown nitro motors, blown esc's, work out motors and about a dozen or so radio's... I'm sure there's a couple of grand down the drain right there alone...
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I shot trap when I was a kid with my Dad so I didn't have to pay for anything but I know how expensive that can get. And even more time consuming. The bench time when you're doing that is the cruddy stuf like cleaning your gun and reloading. Can you think of anything more boring than reloading 20 boxes of shells? It's not fun like building a car.
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