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Pit Tips: Fluffed Foam [September 2012]

Tire foam inserts have a tendency to come out of the package with a crease in them. I have found that putting them in the dryer for a few minutes gets rid of the creases, and gets them back to their original shape. It also makes trimming them easier, too. Rob Langone ›› Clarksville, TN

Aug 01, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Stuck Screw [September 2012]

When I have a socket-head screw that is stripped out, I take a rotary tool with a cutoff wheel and make a small slot on the head of the screw. Then, I can use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the screw. Manny Thompson ›› Escondido, CA

Aug 01, 2012 Comments
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Smoke Show – Team Associated SC10GT

words Kevin Hetmanski  Photos Hope Mccall The SC10 is one of Team Associated’s most popular vehicles. It offers up great performance,  lots of tuning options and great looks that are appealing to both racers and bashers. A lot of the DNA of the SC10 is borrowed from the company’s T4 2WD off-road electric truck. Naturally, [...]

Jul 16, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Cool It Down [August 2012]

              Cool It Down: I always keep a fan in my toolbox.  This helps me cool down my motor between runs quickly and it’s also nice to have on hand to keep myself cool during the heat of the summer. Chris Tompkins – La Quinta, CA For more Pit [...]

Jul 05, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TT01 Type E [August 2012]

              Tamiya TT01 Type E: How cool is this Crimson Fury replica built by Chris Holden? Chris loves Twisted Metal AND RC Car Action so much that as soon as he was finished building the car, he sent in this awesome shot of his creation.  Underneath that Tamiya Ferrari [...]

Jul 05, 2012 Comments
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Tamiya Bruiser – The Truck, the Myth, the Legend

Picture it; it was 1985. Ronald Regan was President, Back to the Future topped the movie charts, and gasoline cost a whopping $1.07 per gallon. Michael Jackson and company sang “We Are The World,” and Knight Rider was a cultural icon. Wait, were you even alive? If you weren’t, you may not remember 1985 as [...]

Jun 19, 2012 Comments
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Kit VS. Roller [What To Purchase]

When the topic of discussion pops up about buying a kit or a roller, typically, you’re dealing with an upper-end vehicle and the clientele has some pretty good knowledge about what they’re getting themselves into.  Granted, this really only applies to the 1/8-scale off-road market, but it’s still a valid topic.  Ultimately, it boils down [...]

Jun 12, 2012 Comments
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How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine

At 35,000 rpm, a two-stroke nitro engine sounds like a vicious little beast.  You know, the type of creature that might snap your finger off rather than cuddle in your lap.  Fortunately, looks (and sounds) aren’t everything; today’s nitro engine is nearly as user friendly as an electric motor.  Technology and quality control have taken [...]

May 31, 2012 Comments
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