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Old 03-28-2005, 04:20 PM   #16
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Not really a maintenance thing...but whenever I head up to the track (1 hour drive). I ALWAYS put my car in the passenger seat facing forward.

I can't help it, my car is like my little pal, he's just gotta ride up front with me.

Of course if it's a bad raceday, it's a trunk ride home!
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:34 PM   #17
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Not really a maintenance thing...but whenever I head up to the track (1 hour drive). I ALWAYS put my car in the passenger seat facing forward.

I can't help it, my car is like my little pal, he's just gotta ride up front with me.

Of course if it's a bad raceday, it's a trunk ride home!
You're tellin me!....I keep everything in the back (jeep w/ rear seats folded down) but I've had to jam on my brakes a hand-full of time in the past and watched everything slide foward and go slamming into the back of my seat....I then spend the next 20 minutes of freeway drive time reaching back to feel around and see if everything is cool!
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Old 03-28-2005, 04:43 PM   #18
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Not really a maintenance thing...but whenever I head up to the track (1 hour drive). I ALWAYS put my car in the passenger seat facing forward.

I can't help it, my car is like my little pal, he's just gotta ride up front with me.

Of course if it's a bad raceday, it's a trunk ride home!
I used to do that too, until i hit the breaks one time and it smashed into my dashboard. now it faces the window
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:06 PM   #19
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If I'm driving to the track alone my car sits in the front seat facing the door, with a body on it. If someone's in the car with me we usually have the car so full of gear it goes wherever it'll fit though.

But I'm the other way about having tires on the car during transport, I can't have any tires on the car. They have to be in a sealed zip lock bag. It drives me nuts to have tires not in a bag.

Also, the day after a race, I have to tear the car down most of the way and clean it. I don't care what I'm supposed to be doing Monday night, I'll stay up late, but I can't have my car sit there UN attended to.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:09 PM   #20
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I always record my race finishes on the inside of the roof of the body. And I write down the best laps and race times while using that same body.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:14 PM   #21
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I've kind of got that one covered. I'm a little hesitant to mention it (because I'm sure I'm going to be called many names ) but I have the setup sheets from every race for the last three years on my hard drive and race results and notes for every race with hyperlinks to the setup sheet for that day. Every single one from the last three years. You can say it, I know, I'm a geek.
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Old 03-28-2005, 07:58 PM   #22
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I'm with Jon on this one,Tires in a bag.I also date the tires and mark how many runs on them on the inside of the rims.One of the tracks i race at has a controll tire (Takeoff 27's)I used to keep a chart on the outside temps and tire temps but after about 6 mo. i had it figured out..
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I mark the number of runs on my tires but I have yet to serialize them. I do have my batteries serialized and a spreadsheet I use when I cycle all my cells every 6-8 weeks to rank them based on the cycle numbers. That way each pack has an ID and I know what ones are my best and what ones are for practice. Makes it easier.
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inever have my good tires on my car unless im at the track. nothing, or sum crap cheap tires if it looks bad.
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freaks! i used to like pulling the car down entirely and cleaning it, so that each race it was as new...don't do it as often now though
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Thanks guys, I feel more sane already
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I dont really..or that's wont say just how deep the "problems" really go.. I played Hockey for 15 years..goalie,so i have some rituals when it comes to racing.. One of the things that really drives me bonkers is leaving the flashing on the parts..thats just the sign of a car builder not paying attention to the details,If i'm buying a used car thats one of the things i look for..if you wont trim the flashing why would i assume that you shimed the tranny the right way,built the shocks..etc..yea i know.. ..
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Not really a maintenance thing...but whenever I head up to the track (1 hour drive). I ALWAYS put my car in the passenger seat facing forward.

I can't help it, my car is like my little pal, he's just gotta ride up front with me.

Of course if it's a bad raceday, it's a trunk ride home!
Ha hah hah yeah i'm a passenger to the track so i always hold on to my car, and my transmitter always sits beside me .....
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I've kind of got that one covered. I'm a little hesitant to mention it (because I'm sure I'm going to be called many names ) but I have the setup sheets from every race for the last three years on my hard drive and race results and notes for every race with hyperlinks to the setup sheet for that day. Every single one from the last three years. You can say it, I know, I'm a geek.
thats my kind of racer.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:40 AM   #30
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CAR BATH

I give my car a hot bath in my bath tub.

1-take out all ball bearing and parts that are made of metal.

2- take out the shocks

3- take out the motor, ESC, Servo, and the reciever.

4- clean the car with soap and apply a high pressure water.

5- clean small spaces with painting brush.

6- spray the car with high pressure air.

7-fix the parts again.

===> Your car will love you for that
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