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Old 11-04-2010, 11:19 AM
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should i get the aluminum shock towers? i tried finding some carbon fiber ones for my ofna but i didnt know if any would fit them other than ofna ones

second: its getting cold here in Texas, should i tune rich or lean for the cold weather
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:23 AM
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As it cools down you need to richen the mixture. Imo by the time you upgrade the shocks, shock towers, etc you would have been better off just getting a new rig entirely. You can buy race rollers here for about $250 all day long. Slightly used but still very servicable and competitive.
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:09 PM
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sorry for all the questions, still learning the ropes of nitro

should i get the aluminum shock towers? i tried finding some carbon fiber ones for my ofna but i didnt know if any would fit them other than ofna ones

second: its getting cold here in Texas, should i tune rich or lean for the cold weather
if ur new to this carbon fiber would not be a good choice stick to aluminum
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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just looking for something durable
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:22 PM
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im prob gonna sell it soon anyways and get a truggy, they seem little more reliable than buggys
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if there woven graphite shock towers than it a bad idea to run them in the cold it will break easy.
i know this from doing onroad racing a long time ago .

if its a compsite carbon that it shouldnt be bad .

but alumnuim is the way to go when racing in the cold.

now for a truggy being more durable than a buggy i would say yes that is true.
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well the reason i was asking about shock towers is cause the front one(stock) is bent from taking a few nose dives at the track. nothing that majorly effects the car, just little bent
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well the reason i was asking about shock towers is cause the front one(stock) is bent from taking a few nose dives at the track. nothing that majorly effects the car, just little bent
If you are still taking nose dives then i'd just grab the cheapest part you can find until you stop nosediving. Imo you need a new buggy, one that jumps more predictably. I'd recommend a losi. I had several other rc's before and each one had quirks with jumping, but once i went with a proper race buggy/truggy i could fly effortlessly and land on all 4's 100% of the time. The days of landing on my lid are over, and i couldn't be happier
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If you are still taking nose dives then i'd just grab the cheapest part you can find until you stop nosediving. Imo you need a new buggy, one that jumps more predictably. I'd recommend a losi. I had several other rc's before and each one had quirks with jumping, but once i went with a proper race buggy/truggy i could fly effortlessly and land on all 4's 100% of the time. The days of landing on my lid are over, and i couldn't be happier
oh no, it was my first time ever driving on a track, so i was learning how to jump n what not.
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