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Old 01-31-2014, 12:17 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by goots View Post
fix on fail!

That statement is fail. That's like saying it might break or fail in the main or a good qualifying run.

After every race I re-bleed shocks, re-grease axles, and clean out bearings.
Race day I check tweak and maybe loose screws after every run.

I'd rather run my car knowing it can finish a run than it being unknown when it will break or fail.
+1 - regular maintenance is the key to finishing more of your qualifiers and mains, and performing at your best. I clean and relube my drivetrain bearings every 2 weeks, and hub/knuckle bearings every week. Axles get inspected for wear and lubricated every week, while shock oil and diff fluids get serviced every two weeks. All screws (regardless of function) get checked after each run...
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Old 01-31-2014, 02:04 PM   #17
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If you keep your car clean and don't drive like a hack, fix-at-fail works great if you have a quality car. I'd rather spend time checking for loose fasteners, keeping the car clean, and checking suspension settings, because thats the stuff that will take you out of a race. Don't take this the wrong way because I love working on my RC's just as much as I do driving them, but anyone cleaning bearings every 2 race days has way too much time on their hands, or they race on dirt!
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