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

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:17 PM
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OK, like most people, I've built my fair share of new kits, hundreds probably. And like most people, there are some parts of each kit that I detest doing, absolutely dread.

For me, its linkages. Screwing f*cking ball cups onto threaded rods and winding them on/off until I get just the right length.

What is it that YOU really hate to do?..
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same... turnbuckles...
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:21 PM
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X 3, lol. That does suck.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:33 PM
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Yep, turnbuckles, closely followed by building the first shock (not so bad by the fourth) then followed by wiring.
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Dubro sells a tool that makes threading links/ball cups onto threaded rods a lot easier. Here is a link on their website http://shop.dubro.com/p/e-z-threader-qty-pkg-1
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Turnbuckles, followed closely by shocks.
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Turnbuckles and shocks because it's a bitch to get all the same length.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:58 PM
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Chassis sealing! I'm ready to build. Now I get to watch glue dry. Followed by shock building.
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Turnbuckles are easy, cordless drill and my electronics vice. *sound effects Zeeeeing* done!

Shocks may take a while but are generally straightforward. The part that I fret over and always need to revisit is any ball diff. I've come to the conclusion that some diffs are just bad and the only fix is taking them completely apart and starting over.

Also, glueing tires, but that's mostly off road these days.
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have to add cutting, painting, and mounting a new body shell...
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Weight balancing is the only thing I hate. Other than that I enjoy every part of the build.
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Turnbuckles, bodyshells and ball diffs in that order!
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Shocks, because they're messy. Followed by chasing down and removing binding and swaybar tweak. Turnbuckles don't bother me.

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Turnbuckles! Until I bought the Tamiya turnbuckle tool. It's great. Although the wider flat open ends from Xray don't fit in it.
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ball cups. T_T
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