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What part of assembling a new kit do you always really HATE doing?....

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Old 01-17-2014, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by vabroom View Post
For me it's not the threading that irritates me, it's getting all the turnbuckles exactly the same length or prescribe length. Threading is easy a little lip balm or assembly grease and it' done.
Fair enough, and your right the length written in the manual is almost never even close to being right... Also it's mildly annoying when you have to cut the length of the ball cups.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:04 PM
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Setting shock rebound. I can build shocks fine but when it comes to setting rebound it's always a pain.

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Old 01-17-2014, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
Building a new kit is usually fun for me. The only time it isn't is when I come across a step that requires a special tool that I don't have. Like my first 1/8th onroad car (Picco Integra) that has about a dozen outside snap rings and requires a set of snap ring pliers. Caused my build to be placed on hold while I drove all over town looking for a set.
Wow... that takes me back.

I remember going from an Impact, which used e-clips, to the 1/10th Integra... and running into the exact same issue. Driving all over town to find the pliers to finish it
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:33 PM
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anti roll bar holders, because they have to be the same length for all of them, followed by the steering links the other turn buckles dont need to be the same length if you set camber
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:11 PM
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Chassis sealing for sure. I.do a pretty quick job on it with a block, some paper towel and the ca.
Turnbuckles suck and making square arm mounts. Most bew chassis don't have perpendicular edges to square up the blocks anymore.
I don't mind shocks and dif. Fidly but not difficult
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:17 PM
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Turnbuckles and Awesomatix front ECS
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:25 PM
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body paint and mounting. Only have 2-3 that look the way they are supposed to. I still hate soldering heavy gauge wire as well. Everything else feels like doing a jigsaw puzzle.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:30 PM
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Another vote for turnbuckles.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by theproffesor View Post
Why do worry about exact length of turnbuckles. As long as you have the same # of threads showing on each side its fine. Do the final adjustment once its on the car.
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I use some grease when I do 8th scale ones, and it helps

I hate chassis sealing and cutting/painting bodies.
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:43 PM
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turn buckles and anything involving tiny C clips
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:45 PM
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turnbuckles, follow by wiring
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Old 01-17-2014, 04:49 PM
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Telling the wife im going to the garage to build a new kit. Thats the hardest part was always going to turn into a UFC show down.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh-n-ya View Post
Chassis sealing! I'm ready to build. Now I get to watch glue dry. Followed by shock building.
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No matter how careful and cautious I am, I end up gluing the chassis to my fingers.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:05 AM
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Figuring out how high/low to mount the body. Trimming body posts. Wheel wells. Building and putting shrink wrap on ECS shafts.
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:23 AM
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It's a new kit, what's to hate?
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