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RE: Does anyone race Nitro RC cars?

I like to stick with the smaller engine, the .15's power is more harnessable, and the truck remains slightly more nimble. That and I've dumped enough cash into hobbies over the years. I need to restains myself and know when to say enough is enough.

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Good point. When you finish building it, you drive it and think you need to upgrade it, and it takes a couple hundred bucks till your happy, I know the feeling. Are you running ProLine tires? A fairly unknown company makes "Jumbo Kong" tires, which are 8.5" in diameter. Those could rein in the extra power of the .21. A good .15 is also rare, its always the .12's and .21's that get all of the tuning attention, which is why they cost in excess of $300.
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I run ProLine Maxx Masher tires, they are close to stock tires, which is good, cause I liked the handling of the stock tires, but they are a bit grabbier in slower situations, which is something I felt the stockers lacked. I find them to be a good all around choice.



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Do you usually drive on dirt tracks or cement? I believe those tires are designed for cement/asphalt, as well as some dirt, bit of a combination. Does it flip or slide in tight turns? The reason mine are touring cars is for the handling, trucks sre too clumsy.
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I drive my truck off road alot, loose dirty, almost rally style driving. But with it lowered down to flat-neutral on the A-arms, with 50wt shock oil, the suspension is stiff and is about 1/2 as high as the stock T-Maxx ride hight, the S.S. wheels also help, when I put the power down sliding out of a turn they grab and pull the truck smoothly out of the turns. It'll still flip every now at then, but not to often, takes some getting used to. You can't really compare Touring and Trucks though, they are apples and oranges. I chose my T-Maxx cause I loved jumping with it. Go out to a construction site and just go to down jumping everything, there's something to be said about the allure of a 15ft high, 30ft long jump.

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RE: Does anyone race Nitro RC cars?

I like screwing around with R/C boats since we have a large pond behind our house. I haven't used my boat in awhile because pond got really low (deep rudder + low pond = no rudder). Any ideas on what would cause the boat to "stutter" sometimes? maybe its caviating too much or the electric motor is acting up.

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RE: Does anyone race Nitro RC cars?

wow, this has turned out to be a pretty active thread.

If you guys dig the T-Maxx, you have to check out the new REVO. It's like F1 meets Monster Truck. www.traxxas.com

As for fuel, on a .12, .15, and .18 stick with 20% on the .21's and up go with 30%. Stick with a reputable brand. My personal favorite is standard blend O'Donnell. But all the other major brands work fine. Truth is there are only about 3 or 4 fuel manufacturers, they just make blends for different companies. The only fuel I would avoid are the "home brews" that guys will sell at small hobby shops. Because they're made in such small batches you never know how one batch might vary from the next. Both from mixing and the fact that the ingredients are bought in small quantities, and might vary.

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Hey Paco, maybe your commutator or your brushes are worn, or maybe you have water getting into the motor. if you have an MSC, it might also be that. Oh, MikeV, is the REVO thing basically a Rally car?
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No, the Revo's a Monster Truck.

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I was wondering if anybody knew more about the Mini-T that just came out. It sounds like a good car for just driving around your yard and small jumps.
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