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Old 09-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
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Is it a must to cut the windows out on a nitro car body?
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Yes. Otherwise you would have a some serious heat build up. Very bad for nitro engines.
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oops, i meant the side windows i have a 2" hole in the front and back windows
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Just more ventilation. If your engine temps are good, I would'nt bother.
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and it makes it easier to pick up the car during pitstops.
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I usually cut out one window on the side of the motor / closest to the motor. That generally helps the cooling while not sacrificing body rigidity. Otherwise you will get a hotter motor and this means youll need to richen the mixture to help cool the motor more = less power.

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I found taking the side windows had about a 10 degree f cooling benefit after taking temps before and after using a temp gun.
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Besides, the front end is going to wear out long before you have trouble with the roof.

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