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Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous

Every racer’s toolbox is brimming with the basic tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers.  These are al necessary for rebuilds and repairs, but there are tools beyond the basic necessities that can make life easier on race day.  Here’s a collection of tools that will save some time and improve your racing routine.  This [...]

May 15, 2012 Comments
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Foose Lets Loose

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara

May 14, 2012 Comments
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Extra Protection [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Extra Protection: Many owners of nitro-powered monster trucks spend a lot of time running through the mud and water.  Even though the receiver box is sealed, moisture can still find its way in and possibly damage your receiver.  Place a small silica packets inside your receiver box to wick away any moisture. Guy Smith

May 10, 2012 Comments
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LiPo – Powered Starter Box [Top 25 Pit Tips]

LiPo-Powered Starter Box: If you’re looking for a little extra engine-cranking power, replace the NiMH batteries in your starter box with high-capacity LiPo batteries.  You’ll need to invest in a LiPo charger to charge the batteries, but it is well worth the cost because the batteries provide more voltage, and they do not discharge when [...]

May 10, 2012 Comments
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Cool Glue [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Cool Glue: To keep my tire glue fresh, I store it in the freezer after I open it.  The cold dry air will keep it from drying out in the bottle. David Cutter – Delray Beach, FL

May 10, 2012 Comments
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Never Lose Parts [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Never Lose Parts: Many of today’s RC vehicles come with a bunch of small spare parts and tuning option parts that are easy to lose or confuse with parts from other vehicles you may have in your collection.  Place the parts in a resealable freezer bag and label them with a permanent marker. Joe Hanson

May 10, 2012 Comments
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Drip Stopper [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Drip Stopper: After I run my nitro car, I put an earplug in the exhaust to keep unburned fuel from leaking out. Ben Morgan – Woking, England

May 10, 2012 Comments
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Stop Losing E-Clips [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Stop Losing E-Clips: Place a dab of Shoe Goo on your car or truck’s E-clips, particularly the outboard clips.  The glue will prevent the E-clips from popping off the hingepins. Marin Via Campos – Covina, CA

May 10, 2012 Comments
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